per le strade: of shadows and light

The best thing about Venezia in August? The play of harsh, pitch black shadows and blinding sunlight. You think Im kidding? Im not. Not even a little. Ever since I got my hands on my now beloved Fuji camera Ive come to love chiaroscuro, because once you get darkness and light in a right balance, the end result can be so beautiful. Mind you, Venezia is made for this type of photography all year round. And once you’re ready to press the shutter button all you need is patience to get the right gondolier to glide into your frame. Tourists clad in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops just wont do this time.

5 Replies to “per le strade: of shadows and light”

  1. mvaden1948 says:

    And that other boat would get in your way…..or is he on the back of a water taxi?
    Love it no matter what.
    Yes, tourists in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops don’t do it for me either. That’s why most of my shots don’t have people in them if I can help it.

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    • biankonera says:

      Ah yes, that boat, darn it… The fact is it was moored there, so I just had to take that shot the way it was as there was no time to go back this time around. But hey, I always return to my favorite spots, so maybe next time I will get that perfect shot. 🙂

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  2. mvaden1948 says:

    Like you need a reason to go back!

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  3. Gorgeous, and true

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