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It does rain in Venice

It does rain in Venice
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Copyright: Dai Gunter (Dai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-12-15
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 DC Sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-29 6:20
Viewed: 1747
Points: 18
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On our last day in Venice it rained..! The weather had been cool and a little damp for most of our 5 days in the city. We had one day of sunshine and a couple where the sun threatened to come out to play. All said and done though, the city was still a delight.
Here, at San Marco, I found myself looking over to Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore as I had done so many times during my trip. The rain had just stopped and the cloud began to lighten a little. I wanted to capture the weather and the reflection from the wet embankment stone in the foreground as well as the fantastic backdrop of the Isola and gondolas.
I took the image in RAW and made an HDR composite from 3 conversions of the image. After desaturation, dodging & burning, the darkened image was sepia toned to give the sense of wet overcast atmosphere that summed up the morning so far.
Although the image is a little dark, it does give me the feel of the morning and how the rain had damped everything down. The two highlighted areas in the sky reflected in the lighter areas of the foreground.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-29 6:27]

Hi Dai,
Another nice classical view of Venice with that artistic touch of sepia toning. A very wonderful icon of Venice with the gondolas and the unique architecture of the City.
A very dramatic sky to enhance this panoramic presentation.
My best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Francis Xavier

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  • angel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 13] (402)
  • [2011-12-29 7:09]

that's beautiful! so romantic and chic. venezia is unique....
perfect picture, really!
regards, Angelo

Hello Dai
What an amazing mood is shown here! you captured this site with wonderful DOF and details while the light is dramatic and intelligently chosen for B&W which gives more attractive look to your composition.
Kind Regards

Hello Dai, the sepia treatment has worked a treat for your Venetian picture.
The texture of the fg paving with the puddles brings added interest to the picture, then we look beyond towards the gondolas, and then to the buildings on the horizon.
A composition using the rule of thirds very effectively.
Good DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2011-12-29 11:42]

Bonjour Gunther,

Superbe netteté et traitement de l'image pour un résultat extra.
Le choix du format est parfait, en plus.



Hi Dai..this is a great shot of Venice. Different, artistic and beautifully done. Excellent.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-01-02 22:09]

Hi Dai,
Amazing mood. Wonderful DOF, details & dramatic light. Great B&W color. Well done.

Hello Dai.
Very powerful B/W shot. the light, compo and detail are perfect.TFS

Hi Dai,
Wonderful rain...wonderful picture !
The choice of this sepia tone is simply perfect.
Bravo a real masterpiece.!!

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