Yes, O Sole Mio is a Neapolitan song and has little to do with Venice, but the sun has no borders or loyalties to any particular province. It was the lovely light that got me to think of the song, at least the opening three words. Somehow I do not associate "l'aria fresca" with Venice.
I enjoyed taking photos along the lesser canals, away from the crowds.
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rigoletto (33749) 2013-12-05 3:26
hello klaudio. what a difficult light these famous canalettas have. i would indeed not have the guts and abstain making such a photo with such strong contrasts of sunlight and shade. but you amazingly managed it well, whether it be by exposure control or pp work, the result is stunning. the sunlit part has a strange open air effect while the actual cadrage has a rather claustrophobic atmosphere.
ps: thanks to one of your critiques, i discovered salamat sadikova, and am enjoying her voice right now :)
Sergiom (48884) 2013-12-05 3:49
Une très belle carte postale de la Sérénissime. Un moment particulièrement bien choisi avec une lumière spectaculaire sur le canal. On entend presque la voie du gondolier.
mirosu (10116) 2013-12-05 4:03
Excellent detail photo from beautiful Venice. Excellent light and shadow play, superb reflections. The buildings details are perfect.
Very well done.
Wish you a peaceful Advent time.
Giustiniani (623) 2013-12-05 4:55
La Magie de Venise!
Belle capture, la lumière est idéale et tellement propre à Venise. On s'y croirait...
Merci pour ce moment privilégié.
Corry (3348) 2013-12-05 6:09
Un endroit bien choisi pour prendre cette photo alors que la lumière crée de belles ombres. On se croirait dans une petite ruelle bien calme au décor magique. Bravo.
willperrett (4807) 2013-12-05 6:58
Yes I absolutely agree about seeking out the smaller canals away from the crowds. And it's surprisingly easy, here and in most other cities, to go only a couple of blocks off the main tourist drags to find solitude and authenticity. I was in Venice in February at Carnevale time, but the backstreets and canals were often nearly empty. This is a fine shot with your sun at a beautiful raking angle to make the most of the light and shade. And of course the obligatory gondola!
Romano46 (14452) 2013-12-05 8:42
complimenti per questa Venezia splendida colta nell'intimità dei suoi canali più nascosti, quelli dove la città si presenta più naturale e menu turistica.
Eccellente la composizione che si basa su un formato inconsueto, ma idoneo alla scena rappresentata, alle sue luci ed ai suoi eccellenti colori.
Una foto molto, molto bella.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (14435) 2013-12-05 9:48
une très belle photo, lumineuse avec des ombres intéressantes.
Bon positionnement de la gondole, agréable à regarder.
yquem46 (37440) 2013-12-05 9:54
Hard to resist to a shot from Venice, even if classical. But nowadays, what can still be original in this splendid city !?
Nice light here, well composed with the gondola shot at the right place and right instant
Bravo, have a nice day
ourania (21360) 2013-12-05 11:37
I love this quiet, sidecanal view, the beautiful light and the interesting details and textures that we have the opporutnity to study in your simple and elegant composition. There's wonderful depth, you chose this tight frame judiciously so that we may enjoy the character and atmosphere of the canal without distractions. There's exquisite clarity; the interaction of light, shade and colours is most agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adidas5nb (3931) 2013-12-05 19:45
wow.this is so charming ,so beautiful and so venice.really like the pov and all the venitian elements thats you have managed to include in the frame.great light colors and architecture.
olive224 (2717) 2013-12-05 21:39
Great framing for this compo
I like the water color and the light reflecting on the beautiul walls
carlo62 (22265) 2013-12-06 1:40
una Venezia romantica come si addice al luogo.
Molto bella la luce in questo rio, ottima la composizione e splendidi i riflessi sulle finestre di queste bellissime facciate.
timecapturer (40192) 2013-12-06 2:51
an iconic shot of this TE favourite, but it is your composition and light management that make this special and beautiful. Excellent!
Have a great weekend - B.
dekanski (1525) 2013-12-06 10:25
Bravo, dokaz da se u Veneciji moe napraviti originalna i dobra fotka, različita od onih sa razglednica.
Sve je ne svom mestu (sem to ja nisam tamo, u onom čamcu u dnu slike)
fabbs99 (13447) 2013-12-06 11:34
Nice colorful image of the boat and the canal.Very well done.TFS.
chawax (17282) 2013-12-06 14:05
The contrast between light and dark areas of the picture add some relief to the composition. Good POV that uses very well the perspective lines to add depth. Good colours and sharpness too.
Have a nice week end,
elenimavrandoni (11069) 2013-12-18 19:37
Klaudio, a great title to honor the sun that touched beautifully your amazing picture!! the colors are fabulous!!
annjackman (16471) 2013-12-21 3:19
Gorgeous image! The light has picked out the rich colours of the facades and the water. The gondola is very well placed in the frame. There are some nice shadow areas that give this picture depth. A very special backwater of Venice - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Didi (52411) 2013-12-21 6:42
Very interesting lights direction on the gondola
A very nice local scene
macjake (48279) 2013-12-24 4:23
great choice to get away from the crowds a bit and go exploring. Look what you found.
smart choice to leave out the skyline too.
love the mood and overall romantic flare.
omid266 (1475) 2013-12-25 7:08
Salam Klaudio ,
Very nice, wel done !
Thanks for all your pictures from around the world ,
It is great for me that you travel around the world .
Good Luck !
*** Let PEACE And LOVE Prevail in the world . ***
Omid ^ I.R.I
dkmurphys (44044) 2013-12-26 1:09
Iconic image from Venice. A true beautiful scene in great authentic colors. Well taken, enjoy the holidays!
Wanda1 (14654) 2013-12-28 23:45
This is still a place that I would like to visit one day. Your shot has that romantic tranquil feel about it. Love the light and colours in this special setting.
All the best wishes for 2014.
vjmite (3588) 2013-12-29 21:15
A gorgeous scene with a luminous quality. The long shadows on the buildings look good too. It looks like a Venetian equivalent of the narrow alleys that you find in land-based Italian towns.
mkamionka (28029) 2014-02-03 13:25
great composition of a less known channel. I like the light creating nice shades n the surface of the buildings in the left. They are so stylish, sadly also quite damaged but it makes them even more photogenic. Interesting colors for example the greenish water contrasts well with the red building in the back,
very well done!