Italy – Stuck in Customs

The Canals at Midnight

Daily Photo – The Canals at Midnight

This was taken on one of my final nights in Venice with the Hasselblad. It was pretty much the last time I used the camera. I did indeed love the quality of the camera, but I finally determined it was just too slow and didn’t have the quickness and light flexibility of the Sony. The Sony was also better for street photography, festival stuff, and generally just quicker for landscape photos.

The Canals at Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 22:50:40
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bridge of Doom in Venice

Daily Photo – Bridge of Doom in Venice

This is one of the most hated bridges in Venice. It’s a Calatrava design and a lot of the surface is made of glass. It gets super-slippery in the rain and people topple over the edge into the canal sometimes. I can’t imagine that happening, but I can attest to it being almost frictionless. I mean the guard rails are pretty big, but I guess if you’re tall and have a high center of gravity, I suppose I could see it happening. Actually, I’d LOVE to see it happen to my friend Rene, as long as he didn’t get hurt. Believe it or not, Rene did actually fall in the canal in the middle of the night by himself. There may have been drinking involved, but we can’t really say that was the sole cause… it’s all hilarious to me only because he wasn’t hurt at all. But, he could have died for sure… I woke up in the morning to an email that said, “I fell in the canal.” I couldn’t stop laughing…

Bridge of Doom in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 18:39:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Lisa in Venice

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Daily Photo – Lisa in Venice

Here’s Lisa in one of the many photos I took around Venice while filming. We basically spent most of the day rolling around Venice with our cameras while shooting. I ended up with probably 10,000 photos, many of which I still have not processed. So, here’s one of them!

Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 12:14:00
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Balcony Room in Venice

Daily Photo – Balcony Room in Venice

It would have been awesome to have one of these rooms during Carnival in Venice right in the middle of St. Mark’s Square. That’s where all the activity is centered, so I think it’d be cool just to hang out there on the balcony and have a lovely day, watching all the costumes down below… it must be a lot like time travel and seeing everything it was 1,000 years ago.

Balcony Room in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:49:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length75.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bel and Lisa in Venice

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Daily Photo – Bel and Lisa in Venice

This sure was a great trip! I think it was rainy and moody almost every day we were filming, but the sun finally came out at the end. It was seriously like 3 weeks with no sun… That’s okay in many ways because Venice is even more beautiful in the rain and mist to me.

Bel and Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:41:19
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bar 7 in Venice

Daily Photo – Bar 7 in Venice

This is a cool boutique hotel I stayed in for almost a month in Venice. We also hosted our photo workshop here, so we would all gather here every day to work on photos together and I would do some teaching while helping people out with their own photos. Then, we would also usually end up here at night to have a nightcap before bed.

Bar 7 in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-05 07:59:13
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Grainy Venice

Daily Photo – Grainy Venice

As you can see, this isn’t exactly the sharpest photo in the world, but I still think it’s cool. The shutter was plenty fast enough at 1/250th of a second, but I had to get the ISO up super high to 12800. That’s why you see all the grain. It’s not the end of the world, and most non-photographers would even notice… I probably should not have even pointed it out!

Grainy Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-30 00:25:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Midnight in Venice

Daily Photo – Midnight in Venice

When I was there during Carnivale, people were in costume all day long and all night long. I would try to visit St. Mark’s Square every night to get people in costume in a slighty different light. Here is one of the favorites of the lot.

Midnight in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-31 03:05:53
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Photo Shoot in Venice

Daily Photo – Photo Shoot in Venice

Man, you see all kinds of stuff at the Biennale in Venice. I was up on the bridge taking photos and there was a huge party happening nearby… out of nowhere, this gal came floating along in this outfit then just rocked into the party. She really knew how to make an entrance! 🙂

Photo Shoot in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-09 01:33:24
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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Gondolas in Dock

Daily Photo – Goldolas in Dock

Here’s a favorite photo from my time in Venice… I think it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of a gondola. In fact, even people that are brand new to photography can’t even take a bad photo of one. I still have a ton I haven’t gotten through yet, but I’ll be processing even more soon!

Goldolas in Dock

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-08 21:29:03
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2.7

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