I love Venice! The atmosphere there is so different, each canal has its own story. And the environment was so picturesque, I struggled to capture it in a photo.
Here are some shots I took on the Rialto bridge. They were taken at dusk, but of course I wasn’t lugging a tripod around with me, so it had to be steady hands but I decided to go bigger aperture instead of higher ISO, which the details a little soft. I would’ve loved to have done a long exposure to get the water to look all silky. Even though I’ve chosen a wide aspect ratio to give the sense of space, in the end, I still don’t think I captured the grandness of the canal here.
We also took an expensive gondola ride. I guess it’s something you have to do.. once.. or maybe more if you can afford it! The best part about it was navigating through the small back canals. Our gondola man was young, and attempted to do a bit of singing, but it felt like he did it because he thought we thought he should have been singing. We did spot only a couple of gondola dudes who actually sang like operatic tenors – I wonder how much they charge!!
I wasn’t quite sure how steady it was going to be, but I brought my camera anyway. I didn’t want to spend too long fiddling with the camera settings on our expensive and short ride, but popped a few shots off to try to capture the feeling. Here’s one of my favourites.