No enemy ship can ever enter the city waters as long as he's on duty...
This shot was taken from the campanille (belfry) of the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. I was really amazed by the light: the sun has just broken in after the rain, and the water was simply golden! Here you see the sculpture of St.George on the top of the basilica cupola, behind it - the wide Canale della Giudecca, then - Isola (island) della Giudecca, and on the horizon - the waters of Laguna proper, separating Venice from the continent...
No Wikipedia this time ;)
Scanned from print
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jyraya (397) 2006-05-24 8:08
This is a great shot. St. George looks like a superhero ready to fly off at any moment. And as you say the water is beautiful. The golden colours are superb.
cjmm (4479) 2006-05-24 11:35
I like very much your POV and composition, as well as how you managed exposure to get a silhouette of the statue.
I also like the long focal distance you used (I guess you were very close to or at 300mm), and the tight FOV.
On the other side, I feel that there is a general softness about the image. I think that this may be due to some of this factors:
- Not scanning with the max resolution.
- The small file size of the image you uploaded (it is about 85kb, and the best is resizing files as close as possible to the 200kb TE limit).
- Lack of a little post processing. (Although I have not posted them on TE yet, I have lots of images scanned from film, and think that at least a little sharpening is needed; I think some USM around 200; 0.5; 0, can help a lot scanned images).
barrufeto_77 (28884) 2006-05-25 1:14
Nice idea. I like it. Maybe needs a little more sharpness and the tower should be more contrasted but, anyway, I like it!
greg64g (11193) 2006-06-27 3:32
i am suprised that the picture haven't so many comments; the tonal reange is perfect here, a great gold view with a nice chinese shadow.
adam_k (600) 2006-07-06 12:19
Interesting place and good picture - especially warm colours of water...
I think however you could get more out of it by scanning the film...