Archive for Travel Photography

Venice through standard zoom

It’s really just an add-on of the previous post – as I already mentioned I didn’t take many shots with this lens. So I’m posting just a few Burano photos.

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Cats were really cool, without a worry in the world just lying across the path. The owner had to literally drag it off the street (unfortunately too soon for me to make a good shot).

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Venice through 85 1.8

Many of you may wonder why in the world would someone torture himself by taking shots of Venice almost exclusively with the good ol’ 85 1.8 which is a portrait lens. 85 mm in those crowded narrow streets. Hell yeah 😉 . It was mounted on Canon 1 Ds mkIII.

I also had a second cam, Canon 30D, which I used with my Sigma 18-50 2.8 Macro. The original plan was to use the new Sigma 12-24, but something came up and I had to use 18-50 2.8. That was a real shame, because I’m sure 12-24+85 1.8 would be a perfect combo on a FF camera. I wouldn’t miss the 24-85 mm range, since I’d either shoot with a really wide angle to get crazy perspectives (as in geometric distortions) or in some cases to get everything in the frame in those narrow streets of Venice or I’d use the 85 1.8 for details as well as for general architecture shots.

I’m really sorry thumbnails can’t be enlarged. Almost every time WP gets updated, something doesn’t work anymore. I hate it and I’ll try to fix it. So try to enjoy this small sized images (some of you may have already seen it on facebook). EDIT: My mean man Luc fixed it. Thanx Luc, you’re the shit!

Many restaurants offer fresh sea food

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I was fascinated with doorbells

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“Mailboxes”

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Door handles. Well not really…

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And again a typical venetian doorbell

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One of the alleys

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Colors…

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Burano!!!! My (by far) favourite part of Venice. All those colours, less tourists…It’s really gorgeus.

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A typical Burano alley. So colorful.

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Even cats are cooler on Burano. So relaxed, mediterranean slow paced 😀

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Colors, colors!!!

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Some manage to ruin the overall awesome impression of Burano, with kitchy add-ons like this

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Did I add too much contrast?

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Well what do you say about this one ? 😀

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Colors again

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And for the last finally a gondola. I just couldn’t catch one from the front (under the right light conditions), there were really few tourists in Venice that day (thankfully),  so I guess that reflected on the number of gondola’s.

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I’m going to publish the 18-50 2.8 shots in a separate post. That’s it for now, see you in a week or so 😉 .