Photography by Vincent Mistretta

Monday Musings, Travel

Monday Musings – Venetian Patterns

08.22.11 | 2 Comments

One of the stops on our European trip was Venice.

St. Marks Clock Tower

I’m going to give everyone a tip here, fairly common knowledge photographically but said in a different way than you have been used to hearing it. Photography is an art that sees 360°, make sure you do as well. Don’t always look in front of you, look up, look down and look behind you, you never know what you might see. Had I not looked up, I would have missed the cloud pattern behind St, Marks Clock Tower. To finish this image I used Nik Filters “Monday Morning”.

Green Window, Yellow Wall

I used Nik Filters “Glamour Glow” to finish this image. The morning light hits the walls in Venice with a special touch. One of the things I don’t like about vacation photography is that you are never in the right spot at the right time of the day. Put differently, I wish I could have parked my butt in one or two spots at sunrise and sunset and just took advantage of the light…no such luck!

Solids and Stripes

I dont think I executed the above image the way I wanted to. I saw the image differently when I pressed the shutter but the result was not what I wanted. One problem with this image is that I am shooting up from the street. Causes the proportions of the window to look funny.

Palm Tree Shade

This image was finished with Nik Filters “Tonal Contrast”

Overall, the colors in Venice are incredible. It is definitely on my list of places to revisit. One day was not enough time.

Images captured with Nikon D700 and 24-120 VR I on Lexar Digital film.

2 Comments

  • On 08.23.11 Julie G wrote these words:

    I so enjoyed viewing this wonderful series of photographs from the Venice leg of your trip. Your tip is oh so true, but often forgotten. Outstanding capture of the clock tower! Terrific color, texture and detail in all of the images. A joy to visit your blog!

  • On 08.23.11 Vincent Mistretta wrote these words:

    Thank you very much Julie. You are very kind. Glad you stopped by my website.
    Best,
    Vinnie

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