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Grand Canal, Venice

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 December 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A photo taken at dawn looking down the Grand Canal in Venice from the Accademia bridge.

Because of the 4 minute exposure time that I used for this photo, the navigation lights of boats making their way along the canal have left those streaks of light that you can see.

NIKON D800 240 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

love love love

2 Dec 2013 5:13am

@BlindPoet: Thanks very much Graham!

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Is beautiful! B&W in long exposure.

2 Dec 2013 5:29am

@Dexter Chee: Thanks Dexter!

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France


2 Dec 2013 5:44am

@Ludovic Roudet: Thanks Ludovic!

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Odd view ! usually these lights are cars ! Fantastic picture.

2 Dec 2013 8:06am

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique!

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique ce noir et blanc!!! amitiés

2 Dec 2013 8:15am

@jean pierre: Thanks Jean Pierre!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Que c'est beau!
Je vous souhaite une agréable journée.

2 Dec 2013 8:34am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

4mn: just the time to take a cappuccino !

2 Dec 2013 9:00am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard - yes, I had a few nice early morning coffees in Venice after the best of the dawn light was over :-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Has to be one of the most unusual pictures of Venice ever shown!

2 Dec 2013 9:54am

@Curly: Thanks Curly!

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Quelle belle idée la pose longue ici ! Magnifique ! Bonne journée Ian

2 Dec 2013 10:22am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Haaaaaaa superbe cette photo en pause longue!!!! j'adore++++

2 Dec 2013 11:13am

@Martine Libouton: Thanks Martine!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic work! the light streaks add an interesting and surreal element to the otherwise still and motionless scenery!

2 Dec 2013 12:39pm

@DarkElf: Thanks Maciek!

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I just edited my pics of venice yesterday. Sadly nothing this good. Love the lights on the canal. Amazing how the city looks at this time of the day.

2 Dec 2013 1:26pm

@Ainsley: Thanks Ainsley. We had quite a few mornings where it was misty at dawn did you get any of that kind of light when you were there?

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very classic scene captured beautifully! The light trails add a good sense of movement.

2 Dec 2013 1:52pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Fantastic long exposure !

2 Dec 2013 4:06pm

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Super long exposure and we can feel it's taken during the daylight!

2 Dec 2013 4:45pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

very very artistic composition!

2 Dec 2013 7:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Stunning image! This is fantastic!

2 Dec 2013 9:54pm

oldshutterhand from Germany

Classical and minimalistic. Bravo.

2 Dec 2013 9:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stunning!! so well done!

2 Dec 2013 10:06pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Another B&W work of art. Nice work, Ian!

3 Dec 2013 2:28am

jaeae from Tampere, Finland

Superb work, very fine image.. !

3 Dec 2013 6:24am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

A work of art!

3 Dec 2013 8:35am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

It's a wonder of slow speed, Mr Bramham.

3 Dec 2013 10:03am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces lignes à l'eau

3 Dec 2013 2:48pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


5 Dec 2013 4:22pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Magical, the city floating on glass... great exposure effect.

5 Dec 2013 10:17pm

tom from Germany

Fantastic long exposure.

9 Dec 2013 9:57pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This one is special...even for your fine talent. Well done.

5 Jan 2014 6:19am

240 seconds
ISO 100
52 mm (35mm equiv.)