A gondoliere waiting for customers in the shadow at the Bacino Orseolo Gondole. Rowing a gondola is hard work!
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macjake (61504) 2012-01-20 2:16
I guess we all need a break here and there don't we!
Notice that he's in the shade too.
you got lucky with some blues and reds in the scene, to give color and contrast to the blacks and whites.
Buin (42362) 2012-01-20 2:22
A fancy presentation - and a funny one. The title really goes with the picture and the composition with all these diagonal lines works well and it somehow produces some dynamism in the composition - in contrary to this gondoliere ;-)
Greetings from cold anr rainy Siegen! Still no winter at all ...
papagolf21 (90550) 2012-01-20 2:27
Bravo pour cette photographie très réussie à tous les niveaux.
Eh oui ! les gondoliers, eux aussi, ont parfois besoin d'un sommeil réparateur !
snunney (90030) 2012-01-20 3:29
An atmosphere full of charm and atmosphere. Well cropped to put the emphasis on the sleeping gondolier. Good colours and excellent clarity.
JFS (32459) 2012-01-20 3:58
This is the other Venice, the Venice of the people that work and have a rest when the turists are having lunch....Good light management, and lots of details. good shot!
TopGeo (38208) 2012-01-20 4:28
An ideal moment and corner full of charm and atmosphere amazing portrait and elements detail. Good shot. Fine theme about the daily life in Venice Dynamic frame and composition of full boats place of canal.
Have a nice day.
tyro (22164) 2012-01-20 4:51
What a fabulously colourful shot and what superb composition!
From the far wall across the canal with the prows of the gondolas in perfect line-up, to the splashes of bright red and blue/white striped cloth, and then to the dozing gondoliere in his bright shirt lying so at peace, the layout of this picture is perfection! Lots of wonderful details to study too, like the lovely golden filigree work on the boats, the oars, his blue/white cushion and so on.
All perfectly exposed and as sharp as a pin.
P.S. Did you have a trip in a gondola? I believe that trips han be hideously expensive.
bukitgolfb301 (37732) 2012-01-20 5:19
Hi my dear Gunnar
Sorry for my late reaction weekday.
A happy wonderful and also beatiful shot!
You could get the perfect moment. Good framework and splendid composition as usual. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very cold and snow Tokyo
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-20 5:21
a fascinating atmosphere with superb composition I like the POV and the attractive details, excellent timing and light control, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
holmertz (45281) 2012-01-20 8:23
A fine snapshot of a nicely observed situation. There are many fine details on his gondola and the many parallel gondolas give the picture a strong and attractive diagonal accent.
Fis2 (90089) 2012-01-20 10:09
Venice, back memories :)
A very nice scene.
Good frame and super colors.
I like light and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend
Royaldevon (33387) 2012-01-20 10:54
Again, I found myself smiling at your shot! When there is a break in trade, why not have a siesta!
You have presented the shot really well, with the shapes of the gondolas repeating invitingly across the frame. The exposure is sharp so the details are engaging.
My warm regards,
yquem46 (38750) 2012-01-20 10:58
A pleasant way to take a sun bath while waiting for the clients !
Well composed in the diagonal and excellent light
have a nice WE
Gott nytt år
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-20 11:05
a funny, beautiful and rich scene, with numerous details to look at ,and a very good framing with the gondolas in diagonal.Excellent!
emka (86535) 2012-01-20 13:27
I do not remember that you visited Venice last year. Very funny presentation and perfectly composed. I like this row of high endings. There are so many gondolas that I suppose he can enjoy a long dreaming. Excellent title. The gondoliere is like from old italian films.
Have you met any TE friends there?
faletiz (10759) 2012-01-20 14:25
you have stolen a great shot! A beautiful image, both for the capture of the rest of the gondolier both for the excellent photographic technique. Superb light management.
Have a nice evening
serp2000 (42096) 2012-01-20 19:06
You have captured and show us another side of Venice daily life. Original unusual photo. Yes, this is not so easy work, but the tickets to gondola are not so cheap too.
Have a good weekend!
wolf38 (31284) 2012-01-21 1:32
Hello Gert. Well, the gondoliers have some time, and he has found a comfortable place to relax. The man has no idea how this all works aesthetically. It almost seems as though a movie director arranged on a floating stage everything. Really very beautiful and absolutely worth seeing. Rgds, Wolfgang.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-21 5:49
It is heartening to see the captain does not abandon his ship, even for a nap;) The framing is very cleverly done with the sharp hulls of elegant gondolas. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
gildasjan (42504) 2012-01-21 9:48
un carré bien composé avec ces pirogues bien cadrées dans la diagonale.Bon sommeil à ce monsieur!
fanni (14381) 2012-01-21 13:45
I love the title :) The word "dream" can be interpreted in a few ways!
Very curious observation :) I'd say - a picturesque one.
A little unusual view of gondolas and a gondoliere... I think we are mostly used to seeing gondolieres rowing their boats!
vasilpro (41099) 2012-01-21 13:49
Hello dear Gunnar,
Wonderful composition, beautiful scene with the gondola man resting on the boat, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
mesutilgim (89126) 2012-01-22 8:19
Hello dear Gunnar,
Your pov allows us to see much detail of the inside of those gondola's which we do not see under normal circumstances !
TFS and best regards
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-22 12:30
Hello Gunnar, very nice and friendly this photo with your gondolier in a "siesta". The motion picture is well managed with excellent management and colour of light and shadow. :))
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino
chris04stop (6805) 2012-01-22 17:25
But GREAT Gunnar! I like SO much this image! Oh...Italy...Italy... Maybe (sure) the gondoliere had his stomach full, but full by spaghetti con le vongole, fritto misto di pesce...and what more? So he needed a nap... Bravissimo Gunnar: your eye was wonderful!
danyy (0) 2012-01-23 0:15
tout le monde à besoin de repose et sans doute le mérite-t-il. J'aime beaucoup la disposition des gondoles en oblique sur la photo.
Kielia (24073) 2012-01-23 6:06
you made my day with this funny image, because - as already mentioned by Joel - it is nice to see that this seaman does not abandon his boat for a nap! You have composed this wonderful daily life shot very well, my compliments!
Graal (100114) 2012-01-23 23:28
nice reportage from Venice. Good shot. Fine scene good captured. Photo very well done. I like it.
Have a nice day.
mafegan (8624) 2012-01-25 1:36
A great scene from Venice - and a special place to be able to take a siesta. Lucky there is a splash of red and blue to contrast with the more mundane colours. Cheers, Marlene
COSTANTINO (59937) 2012-01-25 2:20
lucky man into this boat.What is he dreaming?
that s the question,original version
nice idea,beautiful colors combination
cavli (1876) 2012-01-26 0:20
Nice composition of godoles with a good frame. very good explanation a daily life of a gondoliere. siesta time :)
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-07 15:48
A lovely shot where this man is taking a nap before the customers show up. Nice diagonal view of these boats with many details. The red and the blue stand out. A funny atmosphere with sharpness and colors.
Silvio1953 (130430) 2012-02-09 14:37
Ciao Gunnar, great capture of sleeping gondoliere, lovely composition with excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (104347) 2012-02-11 23:28
Even gondoliers need to rest sometimes! Good repetition of the gondolas too. Their oblique axis adds dynamism. Excellent sharpness & tight framing. The punchy light contrasts work well here. Strong tonal contrasts. Tfs!
eldancer1 (32095) 2012-02-19 12:37
I hope this guy didn't get in trouble for sleeping on the job. Great timing and capture with good dof and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
larsy (28) 2012-02-22 0:48
Skönt med lite varmare bilder nu i vårrusket. Han ser ut att sova gott.
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-03-11 1:22
Hello Gunnar - I must have missed this one while I was away. The red, white and blues work perfectly against the black and gold boats injecting a good splash of colour. The handsome gondolier is catching a well-earned 40 winks.... its hard work serenading all the women who queue to ride in his gondola and to admire his Italian good looks! A well seen and managed DL shot. Warm regards rosemary
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2012-11-23 19:40
Hello Gunnar, a great picture in great detail!!!
Very sharp,great light, dream place, dream boats, dream photo!
ourania (36442) 2014-02-07 10:53
a simple and interesting daily life scene portrayed in a very elegant and delightful composition. I like very much the tight framing that's perfectly adjusted to the layout of the scene. You've combined in a very agreeable way the tranquility of the scene with the dynamism of the characteristic diagonals. There's excellent clarity and the transfer from light to shadow is so smooth. We find beautiful and eloquent details all over, the wall and the water in the background are immediately recognizable too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37692)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-20 2:14