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Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 21 March 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Grand Canal from the steps of Santa Maria Della Salute

Canon EOS 450D 1/100 second F/7.1 ISO 200 18 mm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I really enjoy the brilliant blues and the highly illuminated salmons of the building.
Love the contrast of bright and shadow. Love the composition !

21 Mar 2010 6:24am

@Dulcie: Thanks Dulcie, I think this is one of my favourite photos and for all the reasons you have said. The light on the water was magical.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful!!! Lovely lighting. Venice is such a beautiful (and interesting) city.

21 Mar 2010 6:40am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks - so much to see and to little time to do it all. But it was worth it.

Monik from Paris, France

Que la Sérénissime est belle sous le soleil! Et ces reflets sont du plus bel effet! Bravo!

21 Mar 2010 6:52am

@Monik: Thanks Monik

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful image and lovely reflections!:)

21 Mar 2010 6:55am

@kate: Thanks Kate

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Wonderful light...takes me back to last year at this time when I was there! Looking forward to seeing Venice through your eyes

21 Mar 2010 7:55am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Thanks - I will look through your portfolio to see your Venice photos. I love to see it through other peoples eyes as well.

21 Mar 2010 9:50am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wonderful again Kiwisa... The light is superb too !

21 Mar 2010 10:21am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

What a such great composition ! Really well captured... the lignhtning on the background is superb and the blue in the front is brilliant ! Bravo !

21 Mar 2010 10:33am

@Marie-Jezaria: Thanks so much, I did love the light so much

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

This is so a postcard! The colours and light are just splendid, and the lines superb, well done!

21 Mar 2010 10:45am

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks Daniela

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a a place beautifully captured, love the light the interesting buildings and cool reflections

21 Mar 2010 11:08am

@JJ: Thanks JJ

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Like an oil painting..superb and definately my shot of the day! Keep 'em coming!

21 Mar 2010 11:09am

@MrsAmber: thanks - and keep your wonderful comments coming, you are really building my confidence.

Remus from Portugal

very appealing image.
Congratulations. A really beautiful and touching image.

21 Mar 2010 2:29pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'd love to be there and walk about with you and with our cameras. My envy knows no bounds!

21 Mar 2010 4:42pm

@Curly: Wow Curly, high praise indeed from you. Thanks very much.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Kiwisa,
this view is very beautiful. The water reflections give perfect and the overall scene, color, brilliant against. Wonderful evening and thank you for your nice comment. Daer greetings Christel

21 Mar 2010 6:46pm

@Christel: Thanks Christel and wonderful evening to you to

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Beloved Venice - the water in your photo is superb, from deep blue-purple to lighter blue. I was in venice last year, and it is a point and shoot city.. you can just point and shoot!!!

21 Mar 2010 6:50pm

@Ansie: Thanks Ansie - you are so right, it is definitely a point and shoot city. Thanks for the link to the website, I will try it out - looks really fun and addictive:)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb photo! Beautiful light and colors!

21 Mar 2010 7:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot!

21 Mar 2010 7:41pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful I love Venice

21 Mar 2010 7:44pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Je ne connais pas Venise et je suis contente de voir cette belle ville en image chez toi!
Une belle lumière!

21 Mar 2010 8:32pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot. So much of interest in the photo. My parents have been to Venice many times and always rave about it (apart from the tourists!!!). I can see from your photo why.

21 Mar 2010 9:25pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A splendid light. One of the most beautiful shots of Venice I've ever seen. 5 stars

21 Mar 2010 9:46pm

Manola from Bassens, France

Colors please me t as well as the centring: the water and these palaces: one of goes not without the other one in this extra city..;-)))

21 Mar 2010 10:34pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

this is nice. good contrast between the cool water n the warm buildings. there is a bit of barrel distortion, i think. that shud be easily corrected

22 Mar 2010 2:24am

oana from alba iulia, Romania

I love Venice!

22 Mar 2010 7:32am

Canon EOS 450D
1/100 second
ISO 200
18 mm