There is only one place in the world you can see these types of boats, and that's Venice. Of course they are archaic now, but such a beautiful design, simple, graceful, and so evocative of a bygone time. Although it's expensive and a bit of a cliche, taking a gondola ride not only allows you to experience the city as people in past centuries, but it also allows you to see the buildings from the water. That's important, because many of the buildings have their main entrance and facade facing the water, not the street, as the main mode of travel for the upper classes was by boat.
I deliberatly went for a high contrast look as I liked the shapes of the gondolas and wanted to present it in a very graphic way.
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Aviller (3866) 2009-01-04 9:27
Beautiful picture with a great reflection. What makes this reflection stand out is that it's not a mirror image of what we see above the "horizon" but rather that we see something entirely different. The colors are rich and vivid and the DOF is good as well.
mesutilgim (90686) 2009-01-04 9:27
Very good pov and nice compo with great graphism.
Nice overall pictorial geometry and good notes.
TFS and best regards
rbassin (21018) 2009-01-04 9:34
Une superbe composition où s'entremêlent les couleurs et les formes des gondoles.
C'est magnifiquement bien vu!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-04 9:37
Hi dear Alvin
Fantastic colourful picture from Venice. Great composition, very well framed and done
I wish you all the best for the new year
Fis2 (92139) 2009-01-04 9:39
Very interesting photo.
Good idea super effect!
I like the colors. Well done.
pauloog (11747) 2009-01-04 9:40
Photographed a zillion times, but you managed to bring a beautiful and original view that intrigues at first sight. Beautiful forms and colours.
pasternak (15183) 2009-01-04 10:43
Fantastic composition with the distorted reflection of a typical venetian house broken by the ordered pattern of gondola reflections, bright colours add to the impression of the shot.
afroditi (731) 2009-01-04 11:25
Amazing composition of picture and colours!I like the mirage pf building in water with the gondola!Bravo!
Beppo (1374) 2009-01-04 11:42
Fantastic composition, reflex and colors are exelent.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-01-04 15:29
calm reflection of a building I remember well
the framing is excellent, optimal
good contrast, you got great colors here
gneufeld (15890) 2009-01-04 18:27
I found this image one needing to be looked at a few times before figuring out exactly what was what? I have to say it is a very creative and artistic perspective of unusual gondolas. Very well done and I thank you for sharing. Gerald
jjcordier (79289) 2009-01-04 22:51
L'association du graphisme de l'avant des gondoles et des reflets des maisons colorées crée un fantastique effet que tu as bien fait de souligner par ce contraste assez fort.J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photo.
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-01-05 3:04
very graphical shot, colorful, just the first upper part of the boat which is cut is less good.
carper (96) 2009-01-05 7:09
very beautiful Alvin
the quality is present here, good reflection shiot, marvelous colors, good photo job, I wish you and your family a very good 2009 in good health.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-05 12:58
I like the framing a lot here the reflections complement very well the graphism of the gondolas.
Happy new Year JY
ChrisJ (107129) 2009-01-05 15:06
Marvellous reflections, with good symmetry & vibrant, saturated colour. Excellent repetition of the gondolas. Tfs!
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-01-06 3:49
Superb reflections here !
Colors and graphics are stunning, nice job,
Have a nice day,
marietom (34609) 2009-01-06 8:42
Superbe, ce reflet bien coloré. Bien vu !
erdna (5711) 2009-01-06 12:47
I like the shapes, forms and graphics you captured with the subtle tone differentiation between the reflections and the gondolas.
Happy New Year,
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-01-07 8:56
Hi, Alvin -
Fascinating use of colors and shapes here! You've given them a pastel quality - so much so that the bit of rough texture at the top looks almost out of place. Though I don't see offhand how you could have done it any differently.
plimrn (21344) 2009-01-07 21:28
Your composition brings to mind a Picasso with its strong colors, graphic lines and unique perspective. Just stunning - as always.
keribar (43841) 2009-01-08 11:12
I am glad that you keep sending more pictures, and I am sure all TE viewers think like me.
Here is a reflection pictures with gondolas, I probably kmow where it has been taken, but I can assure you that you have discovered one of the best angles which in fact are so many: The repetition of red windows fit so well that they seem to be part of the gondolas, and balance the black tail spots at the bottom of the frame. Also good idea to crop just over, and leave all useless details out.
I wish you a great week-end - Izzet
Dyerco (10185) 2009-01-09 9:44
Good eye Alvin
The repeating pattern in the boats ans their reflections really work well here. The reflection of the building also adds colour and interest.
nwoehnl (122) 2009-01-11 8:07
Hi Alvin, and happy 2009! Good artistic take of the typical boats in Venice, with the distorted reflection of the colorful old building adding an artistic and offbeat aspect. Well seen and framed.
tpstrek (2168) 2009-01-19 1:28
Whow, what a fantastic compo, from a fantastic pov. Superb sharpness, clarity, lightmanagement and bright colours. The fantastic reflections create a magnificent pattern.
Well seen, congratulations,
turansezer (1027) 2009-02-01 13:10
Very good POV and colours with reflection.
baclama (18667) 2009-02-05 0:03
de beaux reflets avec les celebres gondoles...
une vue tres originale tout en etant classique de venise
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-15
- Categories: Transportation
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural reflections in water II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 9:23