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San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 October 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I've just come back from a 6 day photography trip to Venice. This shot is a long-exposure night photo with the lights and waves from a passing waterbus creating the foreground with the beautiful Palladian Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background.

NIKON D800 30 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a gorgeous black and white, as usual, but I'm surprised that those waves show so well after a 30 second exposure. The deep black sky is really impressing too.

25 Oct 2013 11:42am

@Curly: Thanks Curly! The way that those waves reflected the light surprised me too (in a nice way) - surprises like this are one the things I love about long exposure photography.

Veronique from Tarbes, France

You are brilliant ! a BW Master.

25 Oct 2013 2:04pm

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique!

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great shot Ian !

25 Oct 2013 3:07pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb result with a beautiful movement of water in foreground !

25 Oct 2013 5:26pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent, my friend.

25 Oct 2013 6:00pm

claudie from le havre, France

Excellent noir et blanc !!!

25 Oct 2013 9:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Oct 2013 9:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just gorgeous! Fantastic image!

25 Oct 2013 11:39pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful exposure!

26 Oct 2013 2:12pm

tom from Germany

I like the light and your B&W conversion.

27 Oct 2013 9:32pm

awil from france, France

toujours un régal ici!

28 Oct 2013 11:52am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Superb lines and light on the water and of course this superb background !

7 Nov 2013 10:57am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une photo de nuit magnifique avec le mouvement de l'eau en avant plan!!!5*****

8 Nov 2013 1:35pm

oldshutterhand from Germany

Strong expression with the rippled water.

18 Nov 2013 7:54pm

HF from Germany

Great photo, I love this b/w.

9 Dec 2013 4:13pm

30 seconds
ISO 100
48 mm (35mm equiv.)