Monday, October 18, 2010

My Muse


Another weekend in Venice, this makes visit number five. Can you believe it? Five. Today's photo prompt for Picture Fall is muse - what is my muse, my inspiration right now. So a photo from this weekend is my answer... my muse is the light at night, reflections, textures and the rain. All came together for a beautiful photo of Venice at night.

For those of you who share my interest in night photography, I'll give you the details on this photo:  I used a tripod, and my 35mm lens at ISO200, f/4, 4sec. I now have my remote in the camera bag and that came in handy for the long exposures I was using to avoid camera shake. No post processing, except to crop. It was raining quite steady, so my husband was holding the umbrella over the camera for me but I personally got soaked. Mental note for next time: Waterproof jacket, so that I can stay out shooting longer!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shot!!

    You make these look so easy! Thanks for explaining that there is a definite challenge involved!

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  2. muse, gotta say that fall is doing it for me right now. Big shoot yesterday with the gk for Christmas cards and I was over the moon happy in leaves! You and your night photography is still right with me but must make the most of fall before the frost and rain get here. Thank you for all your musing, love it !

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  3. This photograph reminds me of the Donna Leon books, set in Venice. The descriptions in the book are very atmospheric, as is your beautiful photo.

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  4. Amazing shot...and well worth the trouble to get it. Is Italy a photographer's dream or am I just biased?

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  5. absolutely beautiful. You always amaze me with those shots.

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  6. gorgeous! I am inspired to do the next prompt. A bit nervous but inspired!!

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  7. Amazing. simply fabulous light, color and texture.
    thanks for sharing your settings
    ♥maureen

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  8. This is so beautiful, Kat. You really have "the eye"!

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  9. I have had the same situation in Venice some weeks ago. Me trying to do nightshots with the tripod, bag across the shoulders slippery floor, pouring rain .. but unfortuantley nowone to hold an umbrella over my head!
    I love Venice so much, photographers heaven...
    Here are my night shots -
    http://le-fabuleux-destin-de.blogspot.com/2010/10/la-serenissima-beauty-at-night.html

    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

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  10. So beautiful. I got engaged in Venice. (on a gondola no less) I loved our trip to Italy but all those bridges and canals in Venice are magical. I look forward to seeing more.

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  11. This is gorgeous! I can see how it would inspire creativity!

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