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Piazzetta San Marco

By TrevBatWCC    
For Lillian , who sadly couldnít make it to Venice Sad Taken on Friday, my last full day, this is looking down onto the Piazzetta San Marco from the outside balcony of the Basilica. When I told Lillian Iíd been inside the Basilica, she asked me to dedicate an image from there to her Ė so my first upload from Venice is especially for you, Lillian. It wasn't as sunny as this the whole holiday - the day before it snowed!
Whenever Iíve been to Venice before, thereís always been queues a mile long to get into the Basilica, and hating queuing, Iíve not been in before. However, I was passing at around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, and there was no queue, so just walked straight in! As busy as it was around that area, I think most visitors were there for the Carnival, and pre-occupied with photographing everyone in their costumes.

1/200 sec, F11, 18mm, ISO 100
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Venice Basilica Landscape and travel Piazzetta san marco

Voters: gingerdelight, barbarahirst, woolybill1 and 28 more

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gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 9:36AM
Firstly, welcome back Trev! Hope you had a lovely time and I'm looking forward to seeing your images. If they are as good as this first one, we are in for a treat!
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 9:38AM
Wot !!!! Not flooded ?
lovely shot of a beautiful square .... poor Lillian .....
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2011 9:46AM
A fine composition, Trev, and glad to see that you did have some sunshine after the unexpected snowfall. Carol
Cormy 14 3 England
7 Mar 2011 9:58AM
Superb image,full of life.
stephenscott 12 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 10:22AM
Superb shot Trevor,full packed image,well taken, hope you had a good time..

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
7 Mar 2011 10:27AM
Hope you had a great trip, Trev: and what a super shot to display first. Love the contre jour lighting here. I did not think the place would be so busy at it obviously is at this time of the year. But Venice being Venice, there is probably no off season.
baclark 13 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 11:01AM
Welcome back. Looks glorious Trev, love the pov here. We are going later in the week and the forecast is poor sadly. It'll just be good to have a break though.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 11:03AM
How wonderful Trev, and what a great vista! did you notice all those statues on the building roof were 'naked men'Grin I loved the views from up on this roof, of all going on in the square. Thank you for this and I look forward to even more.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 11:56AM
Lucky you Trevor. This is a fine, detailed and busy shot with lovely light and shadows.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 12:33PM
wow what a viewpoint - amazing shotSmile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
7 Mar 2011 1:55PM
Great capture of all the goings on and the beautiful architecture. .............Sandy
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 2:10PM
superb - and welcome back - sorry for the rush- off out while the sun shinesTongue
Sue_R 16 11 6 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 6:21PM
Amazing building and so glad you had some nice weather while there. Hope we'll be seeing some images of the inside of the Basilica too Smile

Sue Smile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 8:32PM
Welcome back - what a wonderful view you had here Trev - splendid detail
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2011 9:45AM
Welcome home Trev . What a lovely image to kick off what I am sure will be the first of some great images from Venice . What a shame that Lillian was unable to go at the last minute as she had so looked forward to going ....Phil
9 Mar 2011 9:06PM
Hello Trev, glad you reached home safely. Great shot, was in the square myself at that time getting a few last minute shots with a blue sky, before catching the ferry. Lovely to meet you, enjoyed your company.

Suehh 15 39 6 England
10 Mar 2011 4:47PM
A lovely view Trevor. I hope you had a splediforous time!
Mavis 20 143 2 England
10 Mar 2011 8:51PM
Wow Trev what a vantage point ! I just love all those little people and their shadows. If Lowery had been there , one of his paintings may have looked something like this. One of my all time favourites xxxx

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