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Sep 27, 2015 - Italy, Venice    No Comments

Venise at sunrise

A view of Venise at sunrise.
Unfortunately I messed up my setings and shoot this series at 1200 Iso.
So this comes out a little bit grainybut I still like it :)

Venise at sunrise

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Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute

After finding this spot during the day, and getting some pictures at sunset (HERE), I came back early in the morning to capture the sunrise over the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice.

I set up my tripod, found a great composition and wait for the sun to rise.
As it was moving over the horizon, coloring the poles of the pier with a golden light, I was lucky enough to catch its reflection in one of the iron prow-head of a gondola.

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Feb 9, 2014 - Europe, Italy, Sunset, Waterscape    No Comments

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

This is a sunset over Vernazza, one the five cities that compose the National Parc of Cinque Terre in Italy.
I came here in the morning to spot where I will be able to get a nice picture of the sunset, sadly, most of the hiking trails were closed due to floods that happened few days before.
Still, I was able to climb on top of the cliff that surround the village and walk few hundred meters to find this great spot.
Later on, and according to my plan, I came back for the sunset. I had to rush up here, scared to be late for the show.
Luckily I made it on time!

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Inside San Giorgio Cathedral

This is a picture I took in the San Giorgio Cathedral in Ferrara, northern Italy.
Saint George is the patron saint of the city of Ferrara which was qualified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site for its beauty and its cultural importance.
I wandered around with my tripod and all my gear, taking time to capture the nave but I was quickly told by a guard that the use of tripod wasn’t allowed inside…
I went for the exit and kneeled down in front of the altar, discreetly taking one or two pictures of the devout folks praying.

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Jan 5, 2014 - Europe, Italy    1 Comment

Venice blue hour

Another shot of the blue hour on Venice. This is the basilica San Maria de salute seen from across the grand canal!
Technically, it was a tought one, I had to combine different pictures. One long exposure for the sky and the details of the basilica, and another high ISO/high shutter speed to get the gondola still. I am pretty happy with the result!

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San Giorgio Maggiore

This is one of the many amazing views that Venice has to offer.
It was my first time in Venice, first time in Italy, and I have to admit that I loved it. The cities are amazing, filled with historical monuments, the food is great and not that expensive, and the Italian language is a delight to hear!
Anyway, I spend few days in the Queen of the Adriatic and I took some pretty good pictures, here is the first one.
This is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore seen from the gondola pontoon of the San Marco square.

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Dec 8, 2013 - Europe, Italy    No Comments

Manarola Blues

Here is a picture of the amazing  Cinque Terre National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is composed of five villages on the West Coast of Italy. Each village is build on the cliff and overlook the sea.

You can go from a village to the next by train or walk the coastal path to get incredible point of view.

This village is called Manarola and is the most photogenic of all five. You can find dozens of photographers fully geared for every sunset.

As Romans used to say, Audaces fortuna juvat : Fortune favors the brave. So I woke up at 5 am to take some pictures at sunrise. Here is the result :

 

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