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Through the Canals of Venice

Through the Canals of Venice
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-16
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Cities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-08 1:27
Viewed: 2414
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Through a modest canal in Venice, Italy with magnificent architecture and, of course, reflection of same in the green waters of the lagoon.

Venice is world-famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old centre, the canals serve the function of roads, and every form of transport is on water or on foot.

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Wow, this is simply awesome, Francis, my friend!
The colors, the sharpness, the POV and DOF, everything is simply perfect with superb clarity. The water works as a great mirror, and the diffused reflections in it. The superb architecture and the artwork.

well done.

best regards,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-08 1:36]

Hi Francis...
Beautiful postcard from Venice...
Beautiful aold architecture and scene...
Beautiful colors, composition, light...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-08 1:37]


superbe vue, ce reflet sur le plan d'eau vert est merveilleux, avec le rendu de la facade, ce canal qui file au loin, le gondolier qui passe, fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Francis,

superb composition and a stunning framing,
very well clean n crisp shot of such a piece of historical architecture with the combination of these boats perfectly present its theme,
very nice DOF thorough the narrow path way and very well chosen POV,amazing looking green water and good reflection,a truly historical presentation,

My Best Wishes,
Mushtaq Hussain

Ciao Francis Xavier! Excellent gondola. Wonderful canal. Nice light and colours. Perfect exposure. Original shot. Well done!

Hi Francis,
Nice capture of daily life activity in Vanice.
Nice composition of the boats, narrow paththe old building and the blue sky.
Well done.

hi francis
good shot of venice,nice pov good colours and detail in the brickwork,

Magnificent shot from Venice!
Fantastic, typical for that place architecture.
Excellent POV, perfect sharpness, great DOF and beautiful colors.
Nicely framed.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-08 5:16]

Hello Francis, a fine image of 'classic' Venezia! Well composed and a beautiful atmosphere about it. Well done!


Hello Frans,
Well seen composition, eye catching light and sharp details
Selahattin E

Hi Francis...
He did well, that's not the usual Grand Canal camera. This small detail shows more than many other grand photo. Very nice details, mirror, and again I say, well done.
Best regards Sandor

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-08 8:10]

Hi Francis,
No other POV would match this one. It takes you
right to the end and at the same time tempts you
to turn right. Sharp image with all the beautifull
details. The green colour of the water is amazing.
The presence of gondolas completes the image. Well done.
Take care.

Hi Francis,
A beautiful shot from Venice...
Depth and clarity are excellent.
Presantation is perfect.Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Francis Xavier,

Excellent presented canals of Venice.
Great POV, clarity, light and colors tones, sharpness, reflection in the water...
All have come together to make this an excellent photo.

Best regards,

Hi Francis
excellent classic image of Venice canal scene, including the gondolas, the gondolier, the old architecture and green canal water. all make a splendid picture.
beautiful bright colors and nice frame.

Hi Francis,
Great composition from Venise,
lovely presentation and perpective .
great architecture and details
beautiful colors tone and light.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-08 11:43]

Hi Francis,
Liema stampi sbieħ ta 'Venezja. Splendid kuluri u d-dettalji. Liema memorji Għandi minn Venezja!
A kwieta filgħaxija,

Hi Francis,
very interesting architecture.great lighting and perspective my friend.TFS.


Olá Francis

Bonito cenário e composição. Bonitos reflexos.
Ótima luz, cores e detalhes arquitetônicos.
Gosto do contraste do azul do céu com o verde
da água.

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  • hains Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 95] (4859)
  • [2009-12-08 15:08]

Hi! Francis

Very good light who giving a perfect sharp picture. I like the opaque water and fluidity. The echo the mandolina and a happy signer.

Regards Mario

Excellent composition that shows a typical street scene from Venice Good colours and defintion Nice work
warm regards

Hi Francis!
very nice vertical composition with lovely light!
great colors, neat presentation of Venice
best regards

Hi Francis,

I'd really like to visit these places, but for now, I'll settle for letting you show them to me. Venice is an amazing city, and you've captured an artistic icon it. Wonderful note!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-08 23:01]

dear Francis Xavier,
in my feeling, original scene is hard to take photo,
light condition, colors, composition of houses and canals,,,
but you made up this picture very sophisticated, I admire your work,
the most beautiful point is, maybe the surface of green water, it is like polished Jade,
thank you for your excellent picture,

Boas Francis
Wonderful composition, with excellent colours, sharpness and details.
an excellent photo of Venice.
My regards

Francis Xavier
J'adore ces petits canaux un peu désertés par les touristes. très belle composition aux superbes couleurs. Le HDR donne du punch à l'image mais crée un halo entre ciel et maisons qui me gène un peu.

Hello Fransis,

Magnifique image!!!
L'architecture est lumineuse, les couleurs sont extraordinaires,
et les eaux vert émeraude, tel un miroir,
r'envoies une composition merveilleuse de ce joli endroit qu'est Venise.
Mes compliments.
Belle journée.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-09 12:13]

Hello Francis Xavier.
Nice shot Venice presented here. Good detalis and interesting scene on it.
Well managed strong light.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

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