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Taken on the Grand Canal Venice

Not a good day here...My conservatory is flooded and carpets need to be ''binned''!!
And my friend from Costa Rica is still with me until Wednesday...so no visiting the area sadly

This weather is so depressing!!
sorry Rant Over...


Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Grand Canal taxi race!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:8 Jul 2012 - 11:29 AM
Tags:Architecture, Grand canal, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Venice, Water taxi
Votes:Voting Disabled
Unique Views:87


8 Jul 2012 - 11:34 AM

oh for some of that blue sky Lillian a fine view colourful and sharp across the image...

sorry to hear of the flooding just more to heap on your mind at this time


EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:34 AM

Have to confess, total envy when I viewed this, not because I especially wanted to be in Venice but oh for a share of those blue skiesTongue Then I read about your carpets and oh, dear! So sorry to read that. Must be dreadful. Don't suppose knowing you're not the ony one helps a lot either, though I saw on the News some poor souls only able to live upstairs as their downstairs rooms are awash up to nearly the ceilings! So hope it all gets better soon, for all of us.


canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 - 11:38 AM

Wonderful image Lillian. So sorry to hear about your carpets. It must be a nightmare for you

fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:40 AM

Last time I was in Venice it was UK weather with the rain bucketing down all day long. This is a very attractive composition showing Venice at its best.


rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:46 AM

A clear crisp image of beautiful Venice. All the best with the mop up, Lillian.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful image of Venice.Bet you wish you were there.
So sorry to hear about your conservatory and carpe

8 Jul 2012 - 11:53 AM

The weather is getting far worst in this country especially with flooding Lillian, not sure what can be done about it, but will have to be sorted or home insurance will be too expensive to buy.

About your upload, it is beautifully composed with exposure spot on, excellent.



Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Jul 2012 - 11:58 AM

Beautiful, well composed image,

lil48  4
8 Jul 2012 - 11:59 AM

great pic, never been there..your pic looks lovely

RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 12:06 PM

Another wonderful shot from Venice, so well composed and capturing the light and colours so well.
And sorry to hear of yet further plumbing disaster on the home front, Lillian: I do hope you get the cause sorted rather sooner than happened last time.
My thoughts are with you.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:09 PM

Just think back to when you were in Venice, and remember they get flooded there as well. Hope the clean up is soon done, set your friend on with a mop Wink and tell them your just have to 'pop out' for a moment. Excellent photo Well done.

bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 12:34 PM

Great shot Lillian sorry to hear about your flooding .

martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 12:40 PM

Lovely capture Lillian, hope you sort your conservatory without stress...

paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 12:43 PM

Nice image captured.

jujupops  4 England
8 Jul 2012 - 1:48 PM

What a wonderful image of Venice Lillian, makes me want to visit there so badly! So sorry to hear of your flooded conservatory........make sure you call your insurance company Lillian, it's what they are there for.
Julie x

8 Jul 2012 - 1:58 PM

Lovely image Lillian, great composition, sorry to hear about the flood, hope it is all sorted soon.


tomcat Plus Member 96227 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 3:34 PM

Are you sure this isn't your local high streetWink

Seriously Lillian, a good panorama of part of the city.


TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 3:38 PM

It's one thing being surrounded by lots of water in scenes like this, but here it's no joke....sorry to hear about your flood, Lillian Sad
Thanks again for your UA, by the way Smile
Trev Smile

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 4:23 PM

Thank You everyone for your concern
we just went to listen to a band playing in the park...'rained' but we went into the church to listen...beautiful
and got away from home, smell of damp and the depression!

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 4:39 PM

I had no idea the canals were wide like this--- more like a river!

Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 5:21 PM

Quote: This weather is so depressing!!

Completely hacked off with it here SadSadSad


Mynett Plus Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 6:33 PM

yes it is bad and so sorry to hear you are suffering flooding......but look at the light in this image....

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 7:57 PM

sorry that your not having a good day lillian Sad wonderful colours brilliant detail and tones a beauty nice one Wink

JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Lovely image & hope you have lovely memories from Venice to counteract the ghastly flooding; so sorry to hear the bad news

cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 8:46 PM

shame about your flooding. Hope your friend is managing to enjoy the visit despite the rain. lesley

pamelajean Critique Team 9866 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 9:10 PM

Very Venice, Lillian, and the boats are essential to the shot.
I join others in sympathizing with you about the flooding, hope things get better soon.

Gypsyman Plus Member 4660 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
8 Jul 2012 - 9:16 PM

Lillian my thoughts are with you Eric. The photograph is beautiful let your thoughts dwell on that visit not on your troubles.

milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
8 Jul 2012 - 9:24 PM

Beautiful capture, (Sorry Lillian but all will be well for you soon wish i could help you out Gary)-----Gary(milky)

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 9:48 PM

So sorry to hear about the flooding. Take lots of photos and burn them on to cd's for the insurance company as their assessors are probably run off their feet at the moment.

Love the photograph of Venice in hot, sunny weather, a sight I have yet to see in person.


HI Lilian what a beautiful picture and as others have also said the bright blue sky well captured by you and it gives me a little insight into what Venice looks like thanks to you. where were you perched when taking the shot? sorry about the mess you have to deal with at home we will all be thinking of you, but keep the camera flashing. Gerry.

annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:37 PM

Oh dear, flooding is a great nuisance. Had it in February at + 1 C after the pipes burst!

Hope you'll feel better soon.
Think of the moment when you took this great shot an the water was so far beneath you.

NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 12:18 AM

Lovely shot again Lillian,just have to live off the memories of better times ,hope you get sorted soon.

PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 8:37 AM

Great viewpoint. Such depth . Paul

AlanWillis Plus Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
9 Jul 2012 - 9:04 AM

I'm not very good with words, but my award says it for me.

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 10:20 AM

Water water everywhere. mother nature at her best

Glostopcat Plus Member 8249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 6:43 PM

A beautiful Venetian scene Lillian, such wonderful colours and composition. This one epitomises what summer should be all about. The weather is rubbish in Gloucestershire too but thankfully no flooding yet. I hope we are not to see a repeat of 2007 and the infamous black friday, rather worryingly there is a Friday 13th and Friday 20th July just like there was on the year of the bad floods, I hope lightning does not strike twice!Sad

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 10:13 AM

Oh no!! So sorry to hear about the flooding, Lillian Sad

Breathtaking image, by the way.


Daxiesmum Plus Member 3Daxiesmum vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 1:48 PM

Oh no!! Not you as well flooded out? I am SO sorry to hear that. It must be so depressing. I went away the same weekend as you, but in the UK. I came home after three days. Have to go away again soon, but unlikely to be away long. Should have got me some ducks instead of my dogs.Sad

Nice photo, by the way.


banehawi Critique Team 101058 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3064 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:03 PM

Very good exposure.


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