Rio Terranova, on the island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is of course famous for its brightly coloured houses, and I had to show them. Hard to avoid them, actually. But it was the Leaning Tower of the Chiesa di San Martino that caught my eye here. The campanile of the church of San Martino has become the symbol of the island of Burano. The structure underwent the first failure while under construction in the early part of the 18th century, and the lean progressed slowly until the Second World War, a time when rapid increases were recorded. The City of Venice authorised an operation carried out by the firm of static consolidation Fondedile of Naples, under the guidance of engineer Fernando Lizzi, which ended in 1970.
The structure is apparently now stable, though it continues to defy gravity.
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Silvio1953 (146565) 2014-08-31 11:52
Ciao Will, great perspective on fantastic Burano with tilted bell tower, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very welll done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (29781) 2014-08-31 12:01
Indeed, another leaning tower in Italy.
A beautiful and attractive street - and canal scene.
I especially like the beautiful light on the houses at the right side, nice in combination with the part in the shadow at the left.
Best regards, Paul
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-31 12:28
The angle of the shot is nice using the canal and boats to create a diagonal through the shot. The canal leads the eye to the leaning tower perfectly. The lighting is nice bringing out the beautiful colors of the buildings.
cornejo (43859) 2014-08-31 12:31
Hi Will, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of this famous Super colorful city, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (60653) 2014-08-31 13:02
Fine iconic image from that superb little town. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Well taken.
dta (79525) 2014-08-31 13:21
Hello Will ,
At first glance , I was intrigued by the leaning of the tower , but you explain the reason in your note . This is a splendid view of the colorful Burano ; with the beautiful effect of the lateral light .
lousat (93564) 2014-08-31 14:31
Hi Will,a beautiful advertising for my country,this postcard from Burano is truly beautiful,a great composition,very rich and full of the typical colors of facades,perfect detail,exposure and a nice 3D effect too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-08-31 21:35
This is a colorful composition of the colorful houses on the streets and the leaning tower of Burano.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
emka (100773) 2014-09-01 0:08
Hello Will, Much less famous that the leaning tower from Pisa, but also nice. beautiful composition from Burano, with the nice colourful houses and the end of a small canal.
have a nice week
CLODO (34862) 2014-09-01 2:06
late evening in winter, a few tourists are wandering on the quays of Burano, the sun illuminates the colored houses and the perspective leads on the tower (it is tilted!!!!!!!!!)
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-09-01 2:40
une belle mise en image qui restitue parfaitement l’atmosphère de cette île magnifique. Bon choix du point de vue montrant les célèbres maisons colorées et, en fond, le campanile penché de l'église San Martino. Une belle photo.
kasianowak (9407) 2014-09-01 2:50
I looked at the thumbnail and thought there was something wrong with the image until I read the title. :-)
I remember those houses but don't remember the church so thank you for drawing our attention to it. I wonder if the tower can be climbed like the one in Pisa?
Have a nice day
Sergiom (82729) 2014-09-01 6:16
Tu as réussi à faire quelque chose de différent avec les superbes couleurs de Burano. Cette tour penche presque autant que celle de Pise. J'espère qu'elle est stabilisée à la base, sinon elle pourrait devenir dangereuse.
Noel_Byrne (32084) 2014-09-01 11:36
Glad to hear its now stable, as first impression would lead me to believe the is going to fall over at any moment! This is a really beautiful way to shoot the tower, the colored houses, canal and the boats all make a fascinating lead into the scene, and create a beautiful sense of this being ale to be ONLY this island. You mentn the houses and the colors, and the tower being the symbol, so this image must surely please the residents so much. Really nicely done, I like this a lot.
bukitgolfb301 (42922) 2014-09-01 16:13
Hi dear Will
So fantastic image full of pastel color as so well arranged by you. Very wonderful to see this perfect composition and well considered framework image indeed.
F11 did great job via you.
Thanks and all the best! Takero from Tokyo
jhm (155185) 2014-09-02 2:58
This is the first time that I see, these oblique tower of the church in background.
The different façades and the boat make these picture completely.
Excellent composition, nice picture taken with a nice clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Greetings from Belgium,
wolf38 (31296) 2014-09-02 23:39
Hi Will. An interesting photo. When I saw the thumbnail I thought of a distortion. The photo with the leaning tower is really worth seeing. In addition, I like the great technical quality. TOP!
tyro (25884) 2014-09-03 5:55
Geez, that's one hell of a lean on that tall belltower. In fact, just out of interest, I looked at this picture in Photoshop and managed to work out that the lean is about 4° off the vertical which seems to me to be an awful lot considering its considerable height.
Anyway, that's not we're here to remark on! This is a beautiful shot, made remarkable by that leaning tower, but also made stunning by the glorious light and colours. The near side of the canal is in relative shade (where we can still see lots of detail) yet the opposite side is bathed in glorious bright sunshine which brings out all the varied colours with a w0nderful vibrancy.
A fine composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Sorry I missed you last week. I thought you were off sailing?
adores (45857) 2014-09-04 17:32
In a way, Aveiro reminds me of Burano, but this place has surely many more colourful houses. I like this, the pov is great, you captured not just the leaning tower, but also the little boats and the colourful houses, and we can see so many different colours.Good soft light!
macjake (69729) 2014-09-08 13:00
I remember Burano very well, and it was actually my favorite part of the entire Venice trip.
It was so refreshing to get away from the crowds of Venice!
and yes, I noticed this leaning tower in Burano as well.
lovely side lighting here, and its great that you walked down this quiet streetside too.
abmdsudi (55562) 2014-09-10 21:56
This has been a fabulous location of which are colourful and cheerful especially with the contrasting sky and of course beautifully photographed by you. Yes the tower does in fact lean to the left as if it could come down at any time much like the leaning tower of Pisa. This ia another excellent shot full of local flavour, detail and interest. Well done, TFS
P/S : The blue colour you mentioned is normal and nothing special, pp is not overdone with only very slight increase in contrast and saturation as not to ruin the natural look. Thks to your critiques and interest.
miumiu (6113) 2014-09-15 5:01
l like these colourful houses here.
The leaning tower is great! It is very interesting.
Have a nice day
tatadalou (7459) 2014-10-23 20:48
This one is far less known than Genova's but as interesting. Thanks for your instructive note that rapidly explains its history. That's a beautiful vview of Burano : the colourful perspective formed by the houses and the canal lead to the church and its leaning tower. Excellent light management, tha shadows are not so dark and that makes your picture very well balanced.
notrap (6133) 2014-11-17 1:24
it is still standing!
I have been there five years later, and I thought they have to do something about it, I would not like to live in the shadow of this tower!
Nice shot of this really cute village.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11238)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 11:45