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One of my favourite images from a recent four day holiday in Venice with my beautiful girlfriend, who also turns out to be incredibly patient too Wink

This was taken on the waterfront near San Marco, looking North-West towards the church of Santa Maria del Salute. A sensational sunset, the colour was incredible, it was simply a case of positioning everything right once I'd found a suitable foreground, and waiting for the elements to come together...

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MKII
Lens:Sigma 70 - 200 f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Venetian Colour
Username:JamesAppleton JamesAppleton
Uploaded:27 Oct 2009 - 6:31 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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miptog
miptog e2 Member 93532 forum postsmiptog vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 6:37 PM

Very nice work

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wasper
wasper e2 Member 8532 forum postswasper vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 6:42 PM

A suuperb image. Differnet angle, & the human(GF) adds more to the image. Did you use long exposure, I am thinking your poor GF had to stand still>))

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steve_r
steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
27 Oct 2009 - 6:47 PM

GOOD SHOT. A very nice Image, great comp and nice exposure too.
Great lighting.
Regards Steve.

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Beijing_Rich
Beijing_Rich e2 Member 5Beijing_Rich vcard
27 Oct 2009 - 6:49 PM

Brilliant! I really love this capture and would love to know how you captured it,

Rich

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JamesAppleton
JamesAppleton e2 Member 638 forum postsJamesAppleton vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 6:58 PM

Hi Guys,

Wasper - 13 seconds or so I think, so yes she had to stand stock still, but leaning against the lamppost helped. Beyond that, Rich - the only technique that's perhaps a little unusual here was that I used a credit card as my ND grad - by rapidly moving the card edge over the middle point in the shot, and gradually higher up towards the sky and upper limit of the photograph, the amount of light coming in over the 13 seconds was consistent in the bottom half of the shot, but held back in the top half, increasingly so through the photograph to ensure the top few pixels register near - darkness, giving the sense of being right on the edge of night.

This long exposure also allowed for the floating light trails through the middle ground, and the star-shaped radiance from the street lights. All in all, there isn't anything ground breaking technique wise, just careful use of lighting control and the right set-up!

Cheers, and thanks for all the votes!

J

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 6:58 PM

Beautiful image - great work indeed !

Chris

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 7:03 PM

Absolutely fantastic!

Rgds
Paul

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 7:33 PM

Smashing image.

John Smile

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 7:39 PM

clever improvisation there with the credit card, very impressed!
long time no post, but quality as always james.lesley

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bombolini
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27 Oct 2009 - 8:42 PM

Fantastic shot. the lighting, colour and sharp as a tack. Bombolini

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27 Oct 2009 - 9:20 PM

Well worthy of an RC!

Chris C

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Blueberry69
Blueberry69 e2 Member 5Blueberry69 vcard England
27 Oct 2009 - 9:27 PM

Beautiful shot - loving the colours in it.

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2009 - 9:31 PM

fab shot

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 1:01 AM

Wonderful shot. Credit card, first time I've heard of one being used as a grad.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 1:02 PM

Love this - well captured.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 2:28 PM

You did your revising for this one.Beautiful composition and light exposure.
Are you formally Anhaga.
Tom.

Last Modified By Buffalo_Tom at 28 Oct 2009 - 2:29 PM

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JamesAppleton
JamesAppleton e2 Member 638 forum postsJamesAppleton vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 3:20 PM

Hi Tom,

Nope not formally Anhaga, it was something I was experimenting with as a name for any business I would set up, but seeing as how I'm fairly well known by name in other areas of life, seems a bit odd not to capitalise on tat so I'm changing everything to just my name...

Ta

J

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JamesAppleton
JamesAppleton e2 Member 638 forum postsJamesAppleton vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2009 - 3:21 PM

As here:


www.jamesappleton.co.uk - Wedding, Landscape and Architectural Photographer...

Smile

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td1556
td1556 e2 Member 8td1556 vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 - 9:03 PM

Lovely colours

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2009 - 10:37 PM

This is really lovely, gorgeous colours, excellent exposure! Congrat's for your HC!

Sarah

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HowardA
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20 Feb 2010 - 11:11 PM

Really terrific shot. Those background colours are to die for.

Howard

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