Photographer's Note

I have recently returned from a short business trip to Italy, and was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time in Venice. Although I have been there previously, this time I went "armed" with a better camera (Canon 30D) and better photographic knowledge (thanks to what I've learnt from many TE members during the last 12 months).
Obviously Venice needs no introduction, but what I will say is that you can easily be over-whelmed by the emmense beauty of the place, that you forget all you know about photography....hopefully my images will reflect something that I've have managed to apply.
The first thing I remembered was that if you wake up early and get out there, you stand a better chance of capturing an image with better mood, better light and much better colours.
I had not taken the was a business trip after all.... so I had to use the nearest rail,wall or bridge as my support whenever the lighting was low.
I looked at some of my images from my last visit to Venice, and I can say that I believe I have done a little better this time round.....see what you think.
With this image I did lighten the foreground gondolas using the Highlights/Shadows option in Photoshop to provide more detail in that area.
By the way, I gave a lot of time to trying to ensure that I had the horizon straight....not easy with the old,leaning lamp post and the angled paving in the foreground....think I got it as close to being correct as I could.
PS. I will post a number of other shots over the next number of days (or weeks!)

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  • Copyright: Grant Parnell (grantlp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 0 N: 468] (2113)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/18.0, 1/40 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-14 7:42
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