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2017-10-28  THE LIGHTS OF VENICE

By |2017-10-26T17:30:57+00:00October 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+00:00May 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

2017-04-29  VENICE CANAL

By |2017-04-25T20:04:29+00:00April 29th, 2017|Venice|

It was about two miles west of the Piazza San Marco where I spied that canal embedded between those red and yellow houses. I was standing on an arched bridge and was concentrating on holding the camera steady. I like the outcome, looks a bit painterly, not typical for Venice, but typical for Italy. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

I was standing on the balcony of the Basilica San Marco where I could film the St Mark’s Clocktower with the two men, hammering the clock.

 

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 29.8mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-10  BREAKFAST ROOM IN VENICE

By |2017-04-10T18:59:35+00:00April 10th, 2017|Venice|

This breakfast room was so stylish that I wanted to take a photo in the evening when nobody was in there anymore, and I had time to place my tripod. The rays of these handblown lamps gave an interesting effect of light combined with the interior, the mirrors, and the greenish walls.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Shutter speed: 3.2s
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-03-26  THE OLD ANITQUES SHOPS

By |2017-03-25T08:56:20+00:00March 26th, 2017|Venice|

This photo looks like it was found in in old antique shop, between parchment books and drawings. In reality, Silver Efex Pro 2 did the work, which image content would fit better, than Venice?

Post processed with: Silver Efex Pro 2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-03-14 COLORFUL LIGHTNING IN THE NIGHT

By |2017-03-14T19:59:18+00:00March 14th, 2017|Venice|

This harmony of lights, water and buildings is unique in Venice. I took this photo from a driving water bus in the evening. Even the noise of higher ISO 12.800 of my Sony A7S looks not so bad because the conditions of the buildings look in the real world a bit like the noise of the photo. 🙂

Post processed with: Dfine2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 40mm
  • ISO: 12800

2017-02-28 VENICE FROM THE WATER BUS

By |2017-02-28T20:08:54+00:00February 28th, 2017|Venice|

Although the cruise with the water bus lasted about 45 minutes, I spent the whole time on the deck outdoors. It was very cold and windy, I had my wool gloves on from which I capped the fingertips that I could hold my camera better. It was the Sony A7S, “King of low light”, which I needed for that shots, because to place a tripod was not possible on the water bus. 🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 12800

2017-02-21 GUINNESS BAR IN VENICE

By |2017-02-19T20:01:51+00:00February 21st, 2017|Venice|

I was a bit surprised to see that beer bar in Venice, they offered Irish Guinness, Belgian Leffe, Dutch Heineken… all draft  🙂  And the best thing, it was near our hotel, so before going back to the room, we turned into this bar for card games and some rounds of beer.

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 400

2017-02-11 LIGHTED STREET IN VENICE

By |2017-02-10T21:34:56+00:00February 11th, 2017|Venice|

In Venice you are really lucky if you get a shot with no people on the street, especially if you do long-term exposures. This motive I tried three times… until it was on the SD-card  🙂  The scene reminds me a bit of a video game like “The Thieve” where you had to creep through such alleyways and hide behind each wall that you won’t be found by a warden.

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 5s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-01-21 LOVELY STREET IN ITALY

By |2017-01-21T17:00:27+00:00January 21st, 2017|Venice|

Italian streets are unique, these styles, architecture and colors…  you will only find there. And the culture has been coined for thousands of years, back to the Roman Empire. This scene of Venice was a bit off the tourist zones, still very lovely to watch and go around  🙂

  • Camera: LEICA X VARIO (Typ 107)
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 18.2mm
  • ISO: 100

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