I want to post a series of images captured in our recent travel to Venice, Italy.
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After a day filled with site-seeing, prosciutto, gelato, and seafood, the romantic peacefulness of strolling the alleyways, courtyards and bridges of one of the most romantic places in the world is impossible to pass up. Evening descends on our neighborhood market:
“Ghosts” appear when I set my camera to photograph the scene using available light. Here a lone person walks through the scene while the shutter remains open:
Venice is a gorgeous city, full of life (and tourists) during the day. It can be a bit crowded as a lot of people come over from the mainland during daylight to visit the beautiful city. Once the evening descends, the alleys, canals and plazas begin to empty. Since it’s day time back in the states, there’s plenty of time for capturing still canals, twinkling lights and lovers strolling arm in arm.
Gondolas and other boats are tied up to their docks during the night, waiting for dawn and the rush of visitors:
A few people are still up and out after midnight, coming home from parties or getting an early start on the next morning’s fishing. Who’s tired when it’s 4:30 in the afternoon back home?
A lone boat motors down the canal while lights can be seen in the background of the local residents’ homes.
We spent nearly a week out on that trip traveling several places in and around Venice and Florence, but there’s just something about Venice at night that made me want to share these with you. I’ll post more in a future edition, for now you can see more of our Venice images here.