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The crossing

Grand canal, Venice, April 2008.

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  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2010, 06:52
I could swear this is a painting, John.
John Prior: Hi Ginnie, this was shot with my point and shoot LX3 that I had at the time, it was a little on the noisy side, so quite a lot of post processing. But I agree it has a timeless quality to it giving it that painterly feel smile
Now this looks familiar John.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, yes not much changes in Venice, if the boats in the background and TV masts were not there it could be a different century.
Because I don't like boats, my first thought was "OMG those people are Standing up in that little boat, its going to tip over!"
I'm trembling at the thought of being one of those people, so it must be a very good picture.
John Prior: Thanks Sheila, the Venetians always seem to do this when crossing the canal smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Nov 2010, 09:17
Absolutely iconic John: a lovely image
John Prior: Thank you Chris.
A wonderful icon of this superb place!
John Prior: Many thanks Richard
I am going to go here one day, lovely image of Venice smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda, hope you feel well soonsmile
It would make a fine painting John..Beautiful.
John Prior: Thanks Ron smile
Blimey a missing Canaletto!
John Prior: Thanks Bill, now there's a thoughtsmile
Excellent picture John and a great texture to it.
John Prior: Thank you Brian
Fabulous shot john, a true masterpiece, I've likeyed it, well done smile
John Prior: Very kind Tim, thank you.
I agree with Ginnie, and your reply to her. Wonderful, timeless image. (:o)
John Prior: Thank you Rosalyn, I regretted not shooting it on my DSLR at the time, but the point and shoot did help add an interesting character to it smile
  • aitor
  • Spain
  • 22 Nov 2010, 17:57
Great pics in your photoblog, John. Great job!!!
John Prior: Thank you for visit and comment Aitor
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 22 Nov 2010, 18:17
What a beautiful capyure of the beauty of Venice John....it is art...i would mount this on mt wall....petersmile
John Prior: Thank you Peter
Canaletto colours.
John Prior: Thank you, although I did not cheat with the view like the old masters smile
Looks like a Canaletto! Venice always offers great view, and this one is beautiful. Nice work.
have a nice day.
John Prior: Thank you Dom
I thought it was HDR at first John very beautiful.
John Prior: Thank you Scotia.
What a lovely, lovely picture. Canaletto wouldn't been pleased with this.
John Prior: Thanks Ellie, perhaps it would have been a horses head on the pillow then :-0
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2010, 00:04
wonderful feel to this. beautiful scene.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 23 Nov 2010, 04:08
This looks like a painting! I like...
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 28 Nov 2010, 12:46
I was here and left you a comment on 22 Nov.....i received my first (Likeyed) today and this pic came up....how do i get and give likeyed(s)...i have no idea what the process is?.....there are a lot of times that i would like to hand one out on very special photographs....petersmile
John Prior: Thank you Peter, I do not know the answer to this one either, perhaps the shutterchance forum might be of use, perhaps needs to be activated in preferences?

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