Taken from the centre of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, one of several spanning the Grand Canal which is seen here. You can buy a hop on hop off ticket for 20 Euros that is valid for 24 hours. There are also longer and shorter time span tickets available. Now I can say that I've seen the Suzhou of the West! ;-)
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pierrefonds (51056) 2013-09-25 13:20
The buildings are framing well the canal. The length of the canal is giving depth to the scene. You have captured well the activities on the canal. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-09-25 13:25
Iconic image of Venice. I like e POV and the colors, well taken.
Enjoy a good night.
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-09-25 13:45
You will be able to make interesting comparisons when you consider all the posts you have done of canals in China!
This is an interesting viewpoint, showing ferry boats, speed boats and the traditional gondolas, all plying for trade. The canal makes a very effective guide, with sharp features on all sides.
I find the water details particularly interesting, for a still photograph, there is strong implication of movement!
My warm regards,
serp2000 (33225) 2013-09-25 14:50
Perfect quality! Although I have see some different places I like this view of the old nice Venice and I can image these emotions and fresh air of the river.
Very nice postcard!
Greetings from NYC!
tomi1 (2082) 2013-09-25 15:20
The movement of boats is so agitated creating a nice foam spining away. I have never been in this city and cannot forsee how it will be. I like the esplanades closed to the water what becomes so exotic. This aquatic avenue is so long I do not know where it ends up. Warm regards. Domingos
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-09-25 16:27
I still can't grasp the idea of instead of a street it's a canal. Looks very busy but I imagine those people are used to it and know how to get around. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-09-25 22:44
Lovely colors and exposure.Nice shot from Venice.TFS.
jjcordier (67332) 2013-09-25 22:53
Bonne vue du Grand canal et de ses gros bateaux-bus qui le sillonnent....et moins "couleur locale" que les gondoles!
Graal (92190) 2013-09-25 23:20
classic view from Venice. Good shot from the bridge. POV is excellent. Nice colors and details.
Have a nice day.
snunney (72796) 2013-09-26 2:49
A splendid nicely lit perspective along the Grand Canal. Lots of activity going on here and all displayed in superb detail. I like the light and shadow contrasts offered by the opposing sides of the canal. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Miguel82 (14530) 2013-09-26 3:32
A lovely view of Venezia Chris, hope you had a good stay there, your pov is excellent and shows the activity of the boats in that place. A remarkable architecture, good meteo conditions, high definition and vivid colors
cornejo (22590) 2013-09-26 9:21
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view from the famous bridge. Very well captured in this beautiful image. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-09-26 12:13
Ciao Chris, great view of Venice, lovely composition with a lot of boats, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-09-26 23:35
Hello Chris - Your downward looking view has captured the movement on the FG water really well and I am impressed with you choice of framing and composition. I think this is the first shot I have seen where there is a definite feel of motion in a Venetian scene of this type. A great atmosphere here. Warm regards Rosemary
emka (64214) 2013-09-26 23:49
Hi Chris. you move from one place to another like a wind, truly a flying Australian. Haha, Suzhou of the West, why not :). Fantastic view from Rialto. have a splendid weekend
macjake (45588) 2013-09-26 23:54
Thanks for the info about greece :)
I have alot of research to do i guess!
Your're a lucky man to have seen Venice, so jealous :)
Wonderful photo with so much activity going on here, so much to see and to take in.
Lighting and exposure are spot on.
Whats not to like??!!
mvdisco (17122) 2013-09-29 21:04
Hi Chris, Bonjour,
A very point of view in a dailylife at Venise,
Excellent atmosphere and details of the place,
nice tone of colors and light,,
Mes salutations.. Michel
ourania (18738) 2013-10-03 12:31
a very interesting daily life scene showing how busy and fascinating the Grand Canal looks full of morning traffic. You are offering us a very clear view with superb depth and dynamism. I love the details, the light and the colours. The whites and the warm tones look brilliant. I also like the inclusion of the two people who are not tourists in the foreground. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,