When you travel all the way to Venice, a little day trip to the island of Burano is a must.
Especially if you've already been in Venice a couple of days and you need to get away from the hoards and hoards of people.
Burano is like a breath of fresh air :)
When we were there we made sure to make a day of it, sit down have a pizza, have a beer, walk almost every narrow passage way...just take our time and enjoy each moment.
Heck, even getting yelled at twice by a few locals didn't disturb my peace.
I'm not sure why I often get yelled at during my travels, lol. If you ever meet me you'll find that i'm a very soft spoken peaceful guy who really dislikes any type of confrontation.
Yet, i've been yelled at in Burano, been told to F*%k Off several times in NYC, been in a stare-down competition and threatened by some angry dude on a San Francisco bus, been chased by some paranoid guy in Iceland (that was my own fault haha), and I'm sure i'm missing many more.
My Girlfriend Tosca laughs about it, because she can't seem to understand it either. Yet it happens to ME alot, and never to her...yet we're ALWAYS together.
Anyways, I got a bit off topic there.
This photo shows the colors and charm of Burano.
Hope you like it, just don't yell at me.
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snunney (86484) 2014-06-22 6:37
Some guys just seem to attract attention wherever they go:-) The quirky wide-angle perspective works very well helped by the strong graphical lines and vivid colour contrasts. The washing is a bonus enlivening the scene when there are no people in sight. Perhaps you frightened them all off hehe!
abmdsudi (44800) 2014-06-22 6:37
A slice of Italian colour, nice 'take' with it's many coloured properties along with strong perspective. The crazy punchy angle! makes for a fascinating image. Great capture
Sergiom (62954) 2014-06-22 6:43
Plusieurs vont te dire qu'ils n'apprécient pas tellement les distorsions dues à cette courte focale, mais personnellement j'apprécie beaucoup.Ici le point de vue donne une belle diagonale dans l'image et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Noel_Byrne (25748) 2014-06-22 7:08
LOVELY SHOT!!!! haha, sorry, I couldn't resist that. I wonder why you do get shouted at so much? I remember the story from Iceland, wasn't that the no so abandoned abandoned house? That was funny. I guess for a lot of people, they get quite paranoid when they see a camera and wonder what people are up to, and it is probably easier for them to shout at a man as opposed to a woman, as with a woman they would be seen as being confrontational. Oh well, the art of the photographer has its risks, and for the shots that you have shared, its risks well worth taking.
I do like this capture a lot too, the colors are superb, and the angle you chose makes it look like all the little houses are getting close to each other in order to sing, almost like a bricks and mortar barbershop quartet! For some reason I imagine them singing the chorus of Paul McCartneys Frog Song!
Nicely seen, and thanks for sharing knowledge of another place I had never heard of!
All the best
holmertz (42815) 2014-06-22 7:14
Burano is about to achieve an "Eiffel tower status", meaning it has been photographed so many thousand times that it's hard to find a new angle. Your fish-eye, however, makes every place look new and different :-).
Could it be that your big camera pointed everywhere could make people angry at you? I have felt that I melt into the surroundings a lot more, and disturb people a lot less after changing my big camera for one so small that most people don't discover it. I keep it in my pocket or hidden in my hand until it's time to use it.
Have a nice week.
dta (68846) 2014-06-22 7:27
Hello Craig ,
You're right , Burano is a must . Coloured houses with washing are so picturesque . And this is an original picture of the famous city . The strong distortion creates a quite funny effect .
besnard (53982) 2014-06-22 7:49
Comme moi tu as su trouver cette petit place tranquille aux maisons colorées. Cela me fait plaisir de les revoir sous un autre angle.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
Nicou (125180) 2014-06-22 8:04
géniale compo quelle couleur et vue quelles façades et iamge superbe les couleurs et la présentation.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (87444) 2014-06-22 11:30
Bonjour, cher Craig,
C'est l'Italie, les façades chantent avec les couleurs et la chaleur veut s'introduire par les portes et les fenêtres.
Très originale présentation.
Très bonne soirée.
mesutilgim (86688) 2014-06-22 13:20
Nice capture with great graphical and eyecatching effect. Slightly tilted camera created a nice effect.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13716) 2014-06-22 20:16
GEEZ CRAIG, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM MAN?!!! lol
So yeah, what's the deal...why are you getting verbally abused, what are you doing or saying to these people...something leads me to believe you're the instigator. :) Good thing you have Tosca along side to help ease the tensions. You must be a real nuisance with the camera! hehe
On the serious side though, how great is Burano? What an awesome place, full of photo ops at every turn. Chuck full of color and small island charm...and it's only a short ride from Venice.
Like what you've done here, it expresses exactly that color pallet, and I love those curtain doors. You caught this on a bright day too it looks like, enhancing the rich colors even more. Cool twist on a traditional scene with the wide angle distortion and low point of view.
Now, go get your **** together and quit bugging everyone, would ya'? :) Take it easy bud.
jjcordier (77488) 2014-06-22 23:13
Là tu étais tranquille, personne pour te crier dessus! Flâner dans Burano est toujours un plaisir pour le photographe amoureux das couleurs. Bon, je ne suis pas excité plus que ça par la déformation de la maison rouge créée parton 8 mm.
jemaflor (86646) 2014-06-22 23:48
well managed, good angle and interesting perspective to give depth, nice colors andlight capture, tfs.
emka (81900) 2014-06-23 0:15
Hi Craig, For me it is enough to read your funny note and then also funny comments from Jason and so other people. But of course, cool shot is a nice bonus. Amazing Burano and difficult to show something that has not been shown, the only way is to use creatively the wide angle, for instance. When you look at the Burano page, you will see that two photos farther is the photo by Nicole of the same houses but in different directions.
Very attractive view with the houses so colourful as on ly in Burano and with drying loundry.
Interesting what you write about yelling. It has never ocurred to me. I read your answer to Gert, maybe it is true. Probably they wouldn't have courage to address Jason or Ray in this way.
WArm regrads Malgo
tyro (20958) 2014-06-23 2:21
Oh dear, do I hear the ramblings of some poor Canadian with paranoid delusions? Or do I just recognise my own failings here? Like yourself, I'm pretty meek and mild and hate confrontation whereas, to other photographers, these sorts of confrontations and abuse are like water off a duck's back. It's good, however, that Tosca has an open mind and can take these episodes as just a bit of mild amusement.
Well, I don't see anyone shouting at you here but the bright colours in those buildings certainly shout out loudly! Again we see a myriad of brightly coloured buildings, all different and yet apparently harmonising - and we see the shameless way in which other cultures are happy to have their clothes and underwear hanging out to dry in full view of all passers-by - just not the done thing in Old Blighty where such things are hidden from sight in a back garden or tumble drier.
A very striking photograph with strong perspective courtesy of your super-wide lens, fabulous strong colours and amazing light. And, as always, fabulous technical quality.
delpeoples (53665) 2014-06-23 4:31
Oh you poor thing, being yelled at! You must have an invisible sign on you "Please yell at me!". But seriously, with the Italians, they're tone deaf so could just have been telling you where to get a good coffee or plate of pasta. I'll never forget Le Petomane sitting at the breakfast table with my Super-Aunty Flo and Zio Gianni. They were discussing what to have for dinner that night, but he thought they were having a full-scale fight, yelling and carrying on ;)
Anyway, the yelling at you hasn't affected the quality of the photo, it's delightful. I like what the ultra-wide angle has done here and the colours and character of this beautiful Burano architecture. Nice work, and I wish you a yell-free week.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-23 4:32
this place gets a fair view showings on TE, but none as different and as teasing as this one. Love your POV and use of the diagonals to emphasise the appeal and arty feel of this little gem of a place.
Don't worry I have been yelled at too!
Have a good week - B.
Silvio1953 (125685) 2014-06-23 11:31
Ciao Craig, great perspective on fantastic colorful houses, excellent clarity and splendid Light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
chawax (19544) 2014-06-23 12:36
I love the wide angle effect here, it makes fantastic perspective lines that add depth to the composition. Very nice Burano colours, good sharpness.
Have a nice week,
rychem (25190) 2014-06-23 21:42
This here is a characteristic view of this Italian city, fantastic colors and superb houses, simply an excellent shot
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-24 2:39
A quirky photo of these colourful houses. A nice twist on reality.
It must be the camera that causes you to be yelled at. It can't be because of a baseball cap in reverse because they yelled at you in America.
Cricri (108729) 2014-06-24 6:50
Hi Craig, quelle histoire, désolant pour toi mais cela ma bien fait sourire :-)
la distorsion accentue l'effet de perspective, des couleurs bien rendue sous le ciel bleu,
CLODO (30836) 2014-06-24 7:27
what about street photography?
Looking at this picture, I can easily understand the people yelling at you: you wear a tripod which is very inconvenient in the crowded places, and use a very wide angle, mean you have to come very close in order not to get a distant picture, so people don't like to be looked just under their nose. Moreover, they warn you not to use your lens like that due to the distorsion, fearing that no one will come after this earthquake!
I was told that the houses in Burano were painted in different bold colors, so their landlords coming back from fishing can easily spot them, even if they were drunk!!!
keep on taking street pictures mate!
izmirli (3987) 2014-06-24 10:36
NICE COLOURFULL HOUSES......
cornejo (33312) 2014-06-25 4:28
Hi Craig, I like this good picture of these interesting facades in Burano, beautifully captured with an interesting distortion in this interesting image, with good sharpness, good light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
patpatch (1601) 2014-06-25 9:44
That's a very original point of view of these beautiful houses of Burano.The perpective effect is very impressive.All these houses give a very nice palette of colours.You have captured a very interesting and so typical scenery of Burano
carlo62 (35300) 2014-06-26 0:03
è un peccato gridare in una così tranquilla città :)
La prossima volta prova a far gridare la tua ragazza, così vedi la differenza.
Bello scatto, molto originale grazie all'inquadratura, le caratteristiche facciate si sono trasformate in una diagonale colorata.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-06-26 2:53
I visited Burano about three months ago but still didn't find time to post any of the pictures I took there. I definitely agree that it is a nice getaway from crowded Venice and the colorful fishermen houses are superb subject for the photos.
I like this slightly different perspective in your image, very bright and cheerful colors and excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
siudzi (34113) 2014-06-27 12:50
I love this colorful place as well as your creative presentation. Really like the way you managed perspective, strong light and intensive tonality which made the the view simply outstanding. Bravo! Well done.
eldancer1 (29473) 2014-06-27 15:15
Very colorful houses! I like the bold colors, it's making a statement by the owners. Looks like they are old buildings but nicely maintained. Good details. Well done, tfs.
The land sailing is in Primm, on the border with California, about 45 miles from Las Vegas.
Graal (98660) 2014-07-01 3:09
amazing composition but effect is very fine. Burano is favorite theme for photographers and tourists. Unusual colorful facades. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Kielia (23847) 2014-07-01 3:13
I loved reading your entertaining notes! And the accompanying photo is also fascinating. The bold perspective makes it very attractive. Thanks for sharing!
annjackman (20283) 2014-07-14 11:02
I have missed some great posts while away in the Pacific NW of the USA. This is an interesting view of Burano and not at all like the classic photos seen so often. That wide angle lens of yours certainly makes some creative distortions. A punchy photo exploiting the gorgeous colours of the houses.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 6:15