Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Out of the Jurisdiction: Venice I


Everyone who goes to Venice takes this shot.  

I like the mid-day shot.  It communicates the sizzling sun on a summer day in Venice.

  But,  I love the evening shot, showing the golden hour on the other side of the canal 
and the arrival of twilight on my side.

27 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You caught the perfect light of the perfect scene.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Te light is great, you are right !

Doronette NF said...

WOW simply perfect !

Lowell said...

Beautiful. I took this shot, too. In the Italian section of Epcot!

Michelle said...

Great light!

Sharon said...

Both of these are wonderful! I have such fond memories of my visit there last year and you photos bring them rushing back.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful captures, Jack! I, too, love the last one in particular with the soft light! Lovely!!

Malyss said...

Hummm, twilight in Venice! (sigh)The golden hour is my favorite!
I see a new(?) big statue that I did not know..

LOLfromPasa said...

I hope one day I can stand right there where you are. Wonderful photographs!

cieldequimper said...

Perfection twice.

Nita Davis said...

Gorgeous!

RedPat said...

Love the colours in the 2nd one. Welcome home, Jack!

Mo said...

You are clearly having a wonderful holiday

William Kendall said...

The evening shot is beautiful!

Jack said...

@Malyss: The big sculpture you see across the canal is a controversial purple inflated balloon sculpture by an English artist. It depicts a nude androgynous and yet pregnant figure with a few other deformities. Here is a link to an article about it, with a variety of other photos: http://veneziablog.blogspot.com/2013/05/marc-quinns-alison-lapper-pregnant-on.html.

Bob Crowe said...

Sure. I did, too. But I like the evening shot much better - so much atmosphere and romance.

Randy said...

Lucky you!

gregory urbano said...

what a difference the light makes!

Kate said...

The glow of the light in the evening shot is terrific. I could feel the blinding light and humidity of the daytime photo.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The golden hour wins every time.

VP said...

I hope that balloonish horror will be deflated soon. I saw the original in London and, in its original size, it wasn't so bad. Here is really too big and completely out of place.

jennyfreckles said...

A beautiful scene at any hour, but rather ruined by that hideous statue.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing sun light, your pictures are beautiful!
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

I love both, but the second photo is magical!!!
They look a bit familiar ;-)

Kay said...

Stunning shots, especially the second one (looks like the gondolas are done for the day). Too bad about the purple, uh, sculpture. I prefer its midday color.

Virginia said...

Be still my heart!
V

Shirley said...

I love how the colour is so vibrant in the lower shot. You captured what tourists think of when they envision Venice.