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Patchwork - Burano, Venice

A classic view of Burano, an island of the Venetian lagoon at about 1h of Vaporetto from downtown Venice. Burano is just a fantastic playground for photographers, with its canals and the crazy colours of the houses. I took this picture about 30 minutes before sunset. I used a strong neutral density filter to get an exposure time of 60", in order to get rid of the people passing by the "fondamenta" (sidewalks). Your C&C are as always higly appreciated, thanks for your time. Details: Eos 50D, Tokina ATX-Pro 12-24 f4, B+W 110 ND (1000x), tripod. 60" f11


Murat Yassa , February 03, 2010; 04:16 P.M.

it looks great and well done, congratulations! very charming colours it has and very good example for travel photography. but somehow i cant stop thinking that you could have found a better angle for cooler perspective. its great anyways! congratulations again

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Andrew Campbell , February 03, 2010; 10:56 P.M.

Gorgeous image. Just love it--the composition and colors.

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Alon Eshel , February 04, 2010; 03:30 A.M.

This is lovely ................. So colorful

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Eugenio Pastor Benjumeda , February 04, 2010; 05:59 A.M.

You have captured a great image with the long exposure, Paolo. I payed attention to the boats and they seem to be nearly as quite as the walls; a really calm water. I was there a long time ago and I know that beautiful place. The colours are great and the quiet feeling you have reached is lovely. Best regards.

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Robert Spaderna , February 04, 2010; 09:18 A.M.


un bellisimo photo. auguri saluti da robert

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Jay Levin , February 04, 2010; 06:15 P.M.

As far as I'm concerned, the composition is perfect, and the colors, of course, are superb. However, given the great depth of this shot, I don't think f/11 gives you enough depth of field. For example, the first boat seems to have some blur in it. I would have preferred say f/16 to get a tack-sharp image from front to back. Clever use of your neutral density filter. A very lovely image.

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Charles Becker , December 28, 2011; 06:59 P.M.

a colourful and unique interpretation of a much photographed scene; congratulations!  regards, cb  :-)

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Robert Cooper , December 06, 2012; 04:30 P.M.

You've nailed it. Congrats!

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