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