Burano village, on the island of Burano, probably the most beautiful Venice's satellite. The island is famous for its colored houses. People say sailors used to paint their houses in order to make them seen from far in the sea.
Now each family is proud to live in a house of color different than the neighbor's. Some of the houses bear two or more colors (probably due to mariages), and there are even some one or two that look as painter's palettes with every possible color, including the most bright and violent ones.
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Rockyboy (20598) 2004-01-28 17:05
C'est une nouvelle superbe photo de Venise qui s'ajoute sur ce site!. Les couleurs sont très riches et la percepective très bien réalisée. Le linge qui pend ajoute de la vie à la photo. Bien vu!
Geo (1243) 2004-01-28 17:05
What wonderful colours you have captured. The reflection in the water almost makes it look clean. I think the diagonal composition is perfect and draws us up the canal for a visit. A very warming picture for a winter night. Bravo!
c_kyr (1810) 2004-01-28 17:16
Amazing colors! I really liked your shot. The colors are very vivid and the composition is just great! The reflection of the colored housed on the water suface make the scene even more beautiful.
eelliott305 (776) 2004-01-28 17:26
Excellent composition. Wonderful colours of the houses nicely reflected in the canal. Well done.
guyben (1103) 2004-01-28 17:41
Great shot !
The colors are very good and the reflections are superb.
I have no problem with the front part being under exposed, that works well...but the most distant part of the frame is a bit overexposed. In any case, this is a very good photo. Well done.
ninadev (5377) 2004-01-28 18:07
How lovely. I would so much like to live in such a place with a lot of colors and a canal as a street. It's not an easy shot with so much light on the houses and shadow on the right side but you succeeded in having a good balance of light and darkness in such conditions.
andyohare (437) 2004-01-28 18:26
This is a side of Venice I've never seen before (I haven't been). An 'ordinary' street, yet so special! Here in Liverpool sailors painted their houses different colours so they could find them when they came home drunk!
dawekato (2269) 2004-01-28 18:29
Such beautiful vivid colours, Oleksiy. It's too bad about the dark trees on the right. I'll try a workshop to see if cropping the trees puts more emphasis on the colours.
Rupes (913) 2004-01-28 18:37
Lovely scene!Beautiful colors and very nice composition.
Hanssie (10397) 2004-03-18 14:00
One word: Warm !
mcreider (673) 2004-03-21 10:46
You have captured the very spirit of Burano
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-03-23 9:54
Wonderful picture !
The colours are so nice and the reflex in the water is perfect !
strangiato (10) 2004-03-24 13:57
Excellent catch. I like the beautiful colours, the light, the reflections and you have transfered this all into a wonderful composition. The houses are the stars and the dark trees are merely players, to make the stars shine.
This photo should be used as an example, to show that streets don't have to be dull.
nmess (2301) 2004-03-24 15:15
The colors here are remarkable and the composition very good. The only fault I immediately see is that the horizon is tilted a bit. I've tried my hand at a workshop.
Riz (0) 2004-03-25 10:42
Oleksiy- I like the many colors that you have shown here I've been to Venice my memories aren't that great this is a pretty displacement of colors well done.
masa (117) 2004-04-01 3:06
I like the warm colors of houses and the reflections in the water.
ChrisJ (96704) 2004-04-06 8:11
Nice soft, diffuse, late afternoon light, colourful, good dof & wonderful reflections in the canal. Plus great composition & use of vanishing points & linear perspective.
pridel (233) 2004-06-22 5:29
Incroyable ! toutes ces couleurs... c'est superbe. j'adore cette perspective bien structurée et lumineuse refletée dans l'eau en ondulations. bravo
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-23 6:57
Beautiful compoced, i like those coloring houses, beautiful color. Wonderful warm light in picture, good sharp.
Excellent contrast and great perspective in comp.
Very good picture.......regards Kaj Nielsen
explomars (4272) 2004-07-26 6:11
Tres jolie composition de cet endroit si connu.Tres bonne lumiere du soir qui fait ressortir les couleurs de facades et leur chaleur,la perpective parfaite,les reflets sur l'eau et ces draps qui font de cette photo autre chose qu'une simple carte postale.Bravo donc
jean-marie (3090) 2004-07-26 7:09
Super rendu de couleur avec la lumière du soir. Pour connaitre la région, l'atmosphere des Iles vénitiennes est bien là. Bravo !
aiia (7) 2006-11-21 6:29
Wonderful place & scene.
ArisT (283) 2006-12-02 10:12
A very nice capture of this village. The houses look wonderful with the different colours, and the reflections in the water are very good indeed. Great point of view as well.
kasianowak (5964) 2012-08-23 12:35
Wonderful colours and great composition. The reflections look like colourful abstracts.
- Copyright: Oleksiy Chagovets (chagovets) (192)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon F 80, Nikkor 28-105mm D, Fuji Reala
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Rainbow of rowhouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-28 16:50
- Favorites: 4 [view]