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2018-09-30   PIAZZA SAN MARCO IN THE NIGHT

By | 2018-09-28T19:03:38+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Venice|

This photo happened in January, my favorite time in Venice. Fewer tourists, moderate cold weather, great for walking around and shooting. Even the Piazza San Marco gets less crowded sooner, and it’s more comfortable taking the pictures you want, without waiting time for getting unwanted people out of the scenery.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

2018-08-14   SNAPSHOT OF A CANAL IN VENICE

By | 2018-08-13T19:06:00+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Venice|

Avoiding dead shot sceneries was one of my intentions when shooting this photo. I tried to get different angles and perspectives on remote locations. This canal was near the Riva Ca di Dio, which is one of the roads directly at sea. So many photo opportunities in Venice.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-08-05   WALKING MAN IN NIGHTLY VENICE

By | 2018-08-02T19:30:43+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Venice|

Often Venice provides photo motifs at each street and corner. The Italian architecture combined with the lightning and the mood of the city, a dream comes true for every photographer. From my hometown Vienna it’s about a five and a half hours drive with the car, mostly on freeways. So once a year I try to visit that beautiful city and to be ready to add some pictures to my photo collection.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2018, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 800

2018-05-30   VENICE VIEW FROM PIAZZA SAN MARCO TO THE SEA

By | 2018-05-29T20:47:00+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Venice|

I took an hour off from our family evening-walking tour in Venice. Since my wife Karin, my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law are not interested in photography, they find it boring standing beneath a tripod and waiting for compositions. They also don’t find the excitement I get with night-time shots and picture effects like here, where the ship is completely abstracted from the foreground and find itself with light-strips on the photo.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 5s
  • Focal length: 110mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-05-01   PIAZZA SAN MARCO IN THE NIGHT

By | 2018-05-01T16:37:09+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Venice|

I read the news today, Venice is overcrowded, they made turnstiles to keep the flood of tourists in check. I can recommend going there on 2nd January. The weather is a bit colder but ok, and tourists are manageable. The only disadvantage for a photographer, the sky is mostly grey. For my photo-session I was out at about 11 pm, most cafes close at that time. It gave a unique feel and look of Piazza San Marco.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/2.5s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 250

2018-04-15   VENICE NIGHTS

By | 2018-04-14T12:26:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Venice|

The advantages of exploring Venice in the nights; fewer tourists, not so hot, high lights and the unique atmosphere. Some alleyways remind you of scenes as you were in a medieval movie. From corner to corner you can see if a wine bar is still open, where you get Italian prosciutto and red wine from the Tuscany. An experience I can recommend.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 6400

2018-02-13   VENICE FROM CANALE GRANDE

By | 2018-02-12T21:12:56+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Venice|

Standing on the reeling of a water bus gives you great views when driving on the Canale Grande and looking at the buildings of Venice. I had my Sony A7S with me to capture the high-iso scenes with my best effort to keep the photos relatively clean, without too much noise or blurriness.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Noiseless CK

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 5000

2017-12-24   CHRISTMAS IMPRESSIONS FROM EUROPE

By | 2017-12-24T11:14:02+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Malta, Venice, Vienna|

Different styles of Christmas impressions in European cities. What they all have in common is the beautiful lighting of the night. The first photo in Venice was handheld. I did this from a water taxi, where I waited for calm water, and at the same time, I was holding my breath to reduce camera shake. 🙂  For the second I used my tripod on the staircase to the Museum of Natural history. And the third happened after going out of a Christmas party in Malta. Here I shot also handheld and fast before the street was filled with people again.

VENICE  

 

VIENNA  

 

RABAT IN MALTA

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-10-28  THE LIGHTS OF VENICE

By | 2017-10-26T17:30:57+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Venice|

Tourists, hobby and pro photographers fight for the best place to shoot photos from the bridges. Placing a tripod is often impossible because it would be knocked over with your camera, not a good idea. I decided to do handheld shots, where I set my elbows on the handrail, stopped breathing and concentrated on shooting the photos without shaking.  🙂

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-05-21  MASKS IN VENICE

By | 2017-05-16T20:40:33+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Venice|

Besides the unique architecture, the canals, the water buses, for what things does Venice stand for: the gondolas, the Murano glass and the masks of the Carnival. I entered a costume shop, and it was overwhelming, thousands of masks in all sizes, colors, and characteristics. Some look a little bit scary, some anonymous, some cover the half face, and others got surrounded by feathers. I have never been there at the Carnival, but once I should be. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A58
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

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