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Venice Cruise Ship

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 15 November 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photographed well before dawn, this is a long exposure photo of a huge cruise ship making its way along the lagoon in Venice. In the foreground is a row of gondolas moored near St Mark's Square.

It was announced last week in the Italian media that cruise ships like this one that exceed 96,000 tonnes would be banned from passing so close to St Marks Square.

NIKON D800 4 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 32 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great effect on the moving boat ... Colour version look lovely.

15 Nov 2013 5:26am

@Dexter Chee: Thanks Dexter!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

You transformed the ugly presence of that floating building in a great visual effect.
Well done !

15 Nov 2013 7:33am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful effect !
Have a nice day.

15 Nov 2013 7:49am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I was amazed at the size of the cruise ships just rolling in to Venice. Looks like you only had one opportunity to get this right and you nailed it. Really great image.

15 Nov 2013 8:31am

@Ainsley: Hi Ainsley - yes, those huge cruise ships are a surreal sight aren't they!

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I hope this will get a spotlight. This is so beautiful.

15 Nov 2013 10:05am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks Basile!

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Good camera settings to blur the cruise ship at back and the gondolas movement.

15 Nov 2013 11:21am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great work Ian !

15 Nov 2013 11:44am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful! The movement and colour is fascinating!

15 Nov 2013 1:55pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaa Un chef d'oeuvre et 1 spotlight pour moi! Je te mets 5*****Je l'adore celle-ci!!

15 Nov 2013 1:58pm



15 Nov 2013 2:56pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

trop top, spotlight pour moi

15 Nov 2013 2:58pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Great work! There's some surreal mood in this.

15 Nov 2013 2:58pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superb your pictures, I like a lot.

15 Nov 2013 3:23pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

so beautiful effect of light in a long exposure ! love the blur, the colors, a great one Ian !

15 Nov 2013 4:38pm

Coul&Tradi . from France

Very nice with the cruise ship that runs behind

15 Nov 2013 5:32pm

Eruaistaniel from Rivendell, United States

What a wonderful opportunity to have captured this since they won't be so close to the square anymore. I saw a few of them, absolutely massive, when I was there this summer. The long exposure was the right choice, it's sparkling :)

15 Nov 2013 7:00pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image. Great color and treatment. 5*

15 Nov 2013 7:05pm

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Trés joli cliché, j'adore cet effet !

15 Nov 2013 7:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! The colors are just spectacular. I love the sense of motion.

15 Nov 2013 9:26pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Absolutely splendid.

15 Nov 2013 10:21pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

A wonderful piece of art!!!

15 Nov 2013 11:04pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Wonderful! Love this one, Ian.

16 Nov 2013 4:42am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ces mouvements de couleurs

16 Nov 2013 9:26am

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !

16 Nov 2013 11:15am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a piece of art.

16 Nov 2013 11:58am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

just fabulous shot! BRAVO!!!

16 Nov 2013 1:50pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Ready for the spotlight ? :-)

16 Nov 2013 5:38pm

@Basile Pesso: Do you know something that I don't Basile? :-)

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The facts unfortunately show that no...

16 Nov 2013 7:19pm

@Basile Pesso: :-)

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

so creative

18 Nov 2013 11:40am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

quite a striking effect of all the motion captured in this frame!

22 Nov 2013 6:16am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A wonderful composition !! So superb !!

24 Nov 2013 5:47pm

APP from Nevers, France

Divin ! Trés belle capture, Bravo !

26 Nov 2013 10:48pm

tom from Germany

Fantastic effect creating an abstract feeling.

9 Dec 2013 10:01pm

oldshutterhand from Germany

Marvellous light and a brillant idea. Congrats.

10 Dec 2013 1:07pm

janina from Australia

The banning is a great idea; hate to think what the ship's wake does.
Your image is certainly different from the usual, but I could view it as a rather strange sky if it were cropped severely. Love the gondolas -- an image in itself.

31 Dec 2013 4:24am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Super choice !

1 Jan 2014 3:22pm

Amir from Anzali, Iran

very nice and creative!

25 Jan 2014 7:45am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Hammer effect!

10 Nov 2018 10:54am

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4 seconds
ISO 100
32 mm (35mm equiv.)