Venice, the storied city situated in a lagoon off the northeast corner of Italy, is comprised of 117 small islands, 150 canals and 409 bridges. Indeed, her gondolas are her cars, her vaporetti her buses, her canals her roads, and the sweeping S-shaped Grand Canal her major thoroughfare. It would be an understatement to say that she is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities of the world. The immensely creative individuals who called the city home at one time or another include painters, Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto; composer, Vivaldi; astronomer-mathematician, Galileo; lover and general low-life, Casanova… and for a short time in the early 16th century, the universal genius, Leonardo.
Here, walking across a temporary new bridge are a pair of ladies, I believe Japanese, their colorful umbrellas offering some protection from the intense sunlight. The title of the photo is inspired by the scenes of Venice decorating their colorful new umbrellas, and not the wide beam of the ladies crossing the bridge.
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ciakgiak (30433) 2012-03-18 12:30
bel colpo d'occhio! Davvero simpatici ed originali questi due ombrelli azzurri sui quali vi è la riproduzione di Venezia. L'immagine è tanto bella quanto curiosa, e la vado ad inserire subito nel mio tema dedicato agli ombrelli colorati.
Un caro saluto, buona settimana.
mesutilgim (97222) 2012-03-18 12:45
Hello dear Bulent,
The Germans would say "Aus der Reihe tanzen" ! This capture from Venice is just a good sample for this and just a different capture dancing aut of "your" wellknown rhytm !
Different but just delicious. Iwished I could walk under such beautiful umbrellas with fro example İstanbuls skyline !
TFS and best regards
lestans (17200) 2012-03-18 12:51
Hi Bulent! funny and well composed picture! Venice is also those two umbrellas!!!
Well captured, well done
emilbo (22616) 2012-03-18 12:59
Il fallait y penser et très intéressante cette photo prise de dos avec les deux magnifique parapluies décorés d'un panorama de Venise. Bel éclairage, beau format carré et merveilleuses couleurs.
Bravo!... et bonne semaine,
annjackman (21903) 2012-03-18 13:15
A great contribution to the humorous category - it made me smile immediately. A perfect catch and well cropped and framed. Super image.
Kind Regards, Ann
erhan1958 (15769) 2012-03-18 13:37
harika bir günlük yaşam çalışması
francio64 (39888) 2012-03-18 13:43
davvero originali questi 2 ombrelli.
Immagine ben composta in tutta la sua originalità.
Luce ben gestita e bei colori.
worldcitizen (9308) 2012-03-18 13:57
I like your original presentation of Venice. :-) Sometimes the small details, such as these umbrellas, can show us and teach us as much as the actual place itself. The crop is very nice, and the women have no idea that you are photographing them. I have a similar type of umbrella with NYC on it. It is much more fun to use than a plain one. :-)
papagolf21 (108151) 2012-03-18 15:36
Bonsoir, cher ami Bulent,
Où va se nicher la recherche du beau ? Eh ! bien, apparemment jusqu'aux ombrelles ou parapluies. Il faut dire que Venise peut se prêter à ce jeu pour séduire les touristes.
L'image est comme à l'accoutumée très réussie.
emka (105648) 2012-03-18 17:22
They probably bought these umbrellas as souvenirs. They (umbrellas) look like big flowers here. In Poland umbrellas protect against the rain (parapluie) and never against the sun.
From this perspective it is difficult to guess were are they from. Japan wouldn't be my guess but who knows? Funny scene, well seen and presented.
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-03-18 19:16
you presented to us funny scene of the same umbrellas.
Wonderfully captured them. Seems that those ladies brought from Venice as a souvenirs. Well taken and well seen. Perefctly well done funny photo.
All the best,
aliabazari (16252) 2012-03-18 22:36
It is a good record of travel, journey and discover. Well done.
My good friend.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-18 23:54
Une façon originale de présenter un double panorama de Venise. Une image amusante. Bien vu!
williewhistler (16432) 2012-03-19 4:58
Hello Bulent,this is the sort of shot that appeals to everyones sense of humour,it is really well spotted,the ladies are both mid stride and moving nicely into the frame-perfect timing on your part.
A lovely light hearted shot.
Best regards Les.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-03-19 5:13
The picture, indeed shows Venice, is interesting and rather amusing. It was an opportunity not to be missed. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
macjake (71771) 2012-03-19 10:59
great photo of daily life you have captured here!
reading your note too, it gets my travel juices flowing as i've never been to Italy - but one day i will see Venice with my own eyes :) especially those 409 bridges!
funny though, we don't see very many blue hour or sunset/sunrise photos of venice...just a thought...
to see the toursity touches of the umbrella's is cool, and well captured. Personally, i wouldn't buy one, but i can understand the charm.
bukitgolfb301 (44831) 2012-03-19 20:22
Hello my dear Bulent
Artstic and also happy image indeed!
Sharp and clear presentation by nice color touch and light management.
Sequare fortmat is quite comfortable.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good day!
Takero relaxing a national holiday in Tokyo
danyy (0) 2012-03-20 2:41
une photo très opportuniste, ces deux parapluies constituent en effet un sujet inhabituel et cocasse. Le fait qu'il soit double ajoute à l'impact.
Jolies couleurs, qui ont gardé leur naturel.
ChrisJ (117201) 2012-03-20 4:19
I love the symmetry of those 2 parasols. The women? Well, very Rubenesque! Good framing and sharpness & an apt title. I also like the warm cold color contrasts of blue & amber on those same umbrellas. Tfs!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-20 7:14
سلام دوست من
تبریک عید شمسی
ourania (50609) 2012-03-20 14:06
this is a well observed scene, a well composed photo with excellent clarity and lovely natural colours. The view of the panorama protecting the ladies while they are crossing hurriedly a well placed diagonal is an unexpected surprise. I like the sense of movement. The way each lady is holding her umbrella is a great contribution to the composition. Lighting is marvellous. A delightful picture that makes you smile. Thank you!
All the best,
Royaldevon (42615) 2012-03-21 2:32
I like this: a view within a view!
Your pov not only delivers a fine view of the umbrellas but, also, allows us to share the walk with them. The shot is well composed with a strong f/g triangle and fine guide lines. Everything is sharp and there are lovely contrasting textures.
Have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (151743) 2012-03-22 0:42
Ciao Bulent, nice couple with fantastic umbrellas, lovely composition, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ktanska (29017) 2012-03-22 6:32
Two of the same kind makes this quite efficient. And low angle was certainly good choice. Square framing fits well. Looks like a nice place with all that green above.
zoomer (6) 2012-03-22 14:53
Greetings,this is a great observation well caught.Colors and sharpness are second to none.The scene has the atmosphere of a Jacques Tati movie.All the best,Wolfgang.
jhm (159006) 2012-03-25 3:53
Two umbrellas care for a wonderful sight on these panoramic city.
Technical a superb picture, also colors and light management make these picture attractive.
Also the two ladies are a good addition.
Splendid composition nice captured too. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-03-25 10:43
Poor Venice is on the umbrellas! This kind of gift is killing me! Funny shot!
holmertz (58340) 2012-03-26 12:17
This is an amusing and well timed shot with fine colours and clarity. Certainly that umbrella maker must have had a profitable idea. The umbrellas help us to identify the city even though the place as such is totally anonymous.
Vasa (515) 2012-03-26 15:09
Umbrellas make the photo, dear Bulent. Your idea should be my inspiration too! So glad to see you, friend!
paololg (31448) 2012-04-08 23:01
Ciao dear Bulent,
this image and your notes were a pleasant smile for me. A spontaneous photo, original and creative, pleasantly colored by the sky of these skies umbrellas, that remember the skies of Canaletto. This is also a way to show the monuments of Venice to the people of TE! :-)
Ciao, have a nice week!
claudeD (41284) 2012-04-09 10:49
Wonderful picture which is really funny. I like this interesting umbrellas very much. You had the photographer's eye in this scenery. Very well seen and done.TFS.
Have a fine week
With regards from Luxembourg
Didi (60590) 2012-04-10 8:36
Salam my friend
Strange characters they don't look like Japanese :)
Interesting concordance with the same umbrellas.
I am very shy for taking daily life pictures.
nikkitta (17068) 2012-04-10 15:28
Panoramic Venice, such a romantic title for a funny capture
I imagine you almost running behind the woman and preparing your camera at the same time
Well captured at the right moment
mirosu (16273) 2012-04-20 2:39
Very nice photo. I like both the backside view as well as the picture of Panoramic Venice. Wellseen and captured.
Angshu (56760) 2012-04-23 22:00
Hello dear Professor 'A'
Like the humour laced shot! The pair of umbrellas depicting Venice in a circular panorama indeed makes nice viewing. Framing has been well achived.
With Warmest Regards
Magicfrogy (41) 2012-06-06 7:27
bu arada yeni hesapla geri dönndüm :)
daddo (27756) 2012-06-07 5:24
Merhaba Bulent Bey. i wasn't sure whether you were having a go at the panoramic girth of the subjects or their parasols. But knowing you to be the gentleman that you are, it is the later that your title alludes to.Still, it made me smile. Best wishes. Klaudio.
maloutim (9639) 2012-07-09 23:32
One of the most interesting art in photography is to capture decisive moments at the right time, which you did wonderfully here. It's not written in the picture that it was taken in Venice, but their umbrellas are talking for them ! Great dynamism in the attitude of the walking ladies.
Perfect sharpness, management of light and colours.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (40203)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-25
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): LIFE ON THE VENETIAN CANALS..., I Love Umbrellas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 10:46