Lazy Afternoon in Venice (Italy)

When I returned from my last trip to Italy, I had a fair amount of photographs on my hard drive. I spent almost 2 weeks exploring the northern parts of the country, including Trieste and Venice.

I managed to take some very interesting photos of many historical and iconic places in Italy. But the featured photo best represents Italy, at least from my perspective.

Lazy Afternoon in Venice (Italy) 1
Italy. Venice
Loc: 45°26’19” N 12°19’26” E

It was a scorching afternoon in Venice.

A hot afternoon in Venice can be quite a different experience than a hot afternoon anywhere else. The heat, the humidity, and the added element of being surrounded by water can make for a very uncomfortable experience. However, there are ways to make the most of it and enjoy a hot summer day in Venice.

Far away from popular and busy tourist spots, I stumbled on this tiny cafe called Chiodofisso, where visitors, all Italians, were taking their time having afternoon snacks and sipping coffee. No rush, no hurry, just a very slow and lazy afternoon. It felt right.

When planning things to do in Venice, visit the lesser popular corners of the city.

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 3 Bracketed Shots ( -1; 0; +1)
  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
  • Focal Length: 20mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture: F8
  • Bracketing: 3 shots (-1; 0, +1)
  • Tripod: handheld

Post Processed

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3  images to tone map image (-1; 0, +1), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom.
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop:  cleaning, contrast, blur

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by Viktor Elizarov
I am a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada, and a founder of PhotoTraces. I travel around the world and share my experiences here. Feel free to check my Travel Portfolio and download Free Lightroom Presets.

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