Photographer's Note

Venice, as most people know, is liable to flooding and when it floods, it floods. This was a particularly bad one when I was there as it was reported in the papers the next day showing canoeists in water over 1.5m deep, making there way through St Marks Sq the next day .
Aqua Alta ("high water") has long been disruptive to the city between October and March. Venice and it's lagoon are subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea, but flood levels are caused by the coincidence of low atmospheric pressure, strong sirocco winds from the south and natural high tides due to moon phases. Add to this the tremendous downpour that happened 24 hours earlier that is making it's way down from the mountains surrounding Venice, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Because of the bad light the film was pushed to 1600 iso resulting in more grain.

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