words and pics about living and raising a child in Venice
Lovely photo Steven. I see at least five bridges from this vaguely familiar yet pleasantly elusive vantage point. The lighting here captures the time of day in Venice that made me wish that everyone I care about could be there to experience it at least once.
Thanks, Christian, I think your way of talking about the light of that time of day, and on this particular type of winter late afternoon, is a perfect way of suggesting what it can evoke. I think the hint of strangeness in this fairly familiar vantage point stems from the fact that a panorama made with a wide angle lense shows us more all at once than our eyes themselves can actually take in when we stand here. It's such a great little area though, and if the colors of either of those side-by-side houses were changed it would be a shame. (I also believe it's the setting for a scene in the film The Wings of the Dove.)
Wonderfull Winter transparency and so well-balanced and subtle colours! The patina of time is inimitable. Was the photo taken from the Fondamenta Rimedio close to the entrance of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia (on the right side) towards Santa Maria Formosa, whose the campanile and the dome are seen in the background ? Thank you for sharing. Auvraisien
Thanks, Auvraisien. Yes, it was taken as a panorama from the bridge at the end of that fondamenta--and that is indeed SM Formosa you can see just a bit of.