The lonely lamp post

Away from the hub of tourists visiting Venice is Giudecca, a nice little island a short Vaporetto ride away. Sure, it’s full of tourists as well, but it seemed a lot quieter here, the food and drink were slightly better priced, and it had a great neighbourhood vibe to it which I found only on the surrounding islands and less-visited edges of Venice. I found one such area by jumping on a late night Vaporetto down the Grand Canal, only to find in my rush to make the boat before it left I had taken the wrong one and so travelled to a place I really hadn’t expected to, finding a lovely restaurant on the way back.

After arriving at Giudecca the first thing I noticed were the ornate lamp posts lined up, and so I grabbed my 10 stop B+W filter and grabbed a couple of long exposures of the post, moving clouds, and St Maria of Salute Basilica in the background.

  • Camera: “Canon EOS 5D Mark II”