Venice Photography: Trying to get an original composition
|Shooting under the horse to frame the campanile|
beneath its' chest took me to my knees and required
an acute neck angle to get this shot.
Just like in Paris, Venice challenges the photographer to discover a new composition. This ancient city has been photographed millions of times and has also been painted by the old masters. How could I possibly go to this location and come back with something original?
Well, I am not sure if I did come back with anything original but I tried. I tried by getting down on the ground and shooting up, I tried by using my telephoto lens to pick out just the details and bring pieces of buildings closer in a photograph than they appear in real life. I tried by getting up early in the morning and I tried by staying out late. I also tried by not having specific locations programmed into my mind. I let myself wander and discover.
Here are some photographs of Venice that I hope are unique.
|This shot was much harder than it appears. I wandered|
through the northern section of town where I saw
no one but locals, and only few of them.
|A detailed shot on the Doge's palace with the red brick of|
St. Mark's campanile in the background. I shot this very telephoto shot
to brink these two elements together.
|Doge's Column: each face was unique|
|Colorful authentic Venice courtyard|