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The Colors of Venice

The Colors 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: 2007-06-20
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-05 4:21
Viewed: 1424
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date to 13th to the 18th century and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos: this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions such as the Historical Regatta are perpetuated every year along the Canal.
Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge. There are currently two more bridges, the Ponte degli Scalzi and the Ponte dell'Accademia. A fourth, controversial bridge (Ponte della Costituzione) designed by Santiago Calatrava was recently erected, connecting the train station to the vehicle-open area of Piazzale Roma. As was usual in the past, people can still take a ferry ride across the canal at several points by standing up on the deck of a simple gondola called traghetto.
Most of the palaces emerge from water without pavement. Consequently, one can only tour past the fronts of the buildings on the grand canal by boat.

PP work: HDR

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-07-05 4:23]

Hello Francis

Amazing repetition of the gondolas with striking warm vs cold color contrasts between the red & cyan splashes of color. A good high pov with good reflections in the canal and a nice postcard from Venice. Tfs!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-07-05 6:18]

Hello Francis :)

The beautiful, replete colours of this Venetian boulevard and enlightened.
The joy gushes from every corner, so many here beautiful details.
The splendid perspective of the channel, and on him colourful gondolas.
The full picture of the expression and very showy.

With best wishes.

Bom dia Francis,
Few manage as well the techniques of HDR and this scene of Venice had to be in this technique.
Very good diagonal POV and a great narrow DOF.
Amazing post.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-07-05 7:32]

Hi Francis,
Nice high POV to depict the daily life here. Nice HDR treatment. Good lighting and a beautiful scene. TFS Julie

Wow! Now that's Italian! Nicely captured with good pov and dof sharp details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-05 10:09]

Hi Francis!
What a colorful Venice! Superb DOF, Francis e lighting too. I like the composition: the line of the gondolas forms a diagonal and makes great perspective.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! vanda

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-05 11:10]

This is the light of Mediterranean sun, beautiful architecture of Venice, gondolas make up a typical mood

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-05 11:30]


Fantastique ces facades avec toutes ces belle couleurs, ce rendu dans la tonalité et les bâteaux avec ces pieux de bois merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié

Hi FRancis, I like Venice as much as Malta - you pick the right scenes and areas.
This is soo full of colors and details - it takes some time to take it all in.
An amazing composition of daily life in the Mediterranien.
Kindest regards Monika

Hi Francis,
Beautiful POV. from Venise and of the banks of the Grand Canal,
Nice details and great architecture and amazing details of the place,
Nice perpective and great PPwork in HDR..
Nicely done.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-05 18:21]

Love the details you managed to preserve in this daily life scene from Venice, Francis!

Great sharpness and well clarity with amazing mood and exposure management.
The colors are natural and very eye-catching.
Love the POV and sharp focus...
Well done! TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-07-05 19:24]

hi Francis,
a very nice POV of Venice. Very colourful and interesting, I would have liked to see more open space on the left. The photo kind of feel very busy and congested.

Hi Francis...nice shot. Excellent tones and focus. Great composition.


Ciao Francis, great painting fronm Venice, lovely composition with excellent perspective, great clarity, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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