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Colorful Reflections



Burano sunset in italy

Burano sunset in italy
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catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson December 13, 2016
Stunning colours and composition.
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CarolParcell January 09, 2017
Beautiful! This has to be one of my favorite pictures of Burano.
Saltydog
 
Saltydog January 19, 2017
Love your work. Travel photography is my passion, showing people and places. Sometimes less is more and you have captured this scene with that philosophy in mind. Thank you for sharing.
mlosurdo PRO
 
mlosurdo January 22, 2017
I really enjoyed viewing your site love those sunset shots keep up the great work
kjfishman
 
kjfishman March 15, 2017
Love the colors and composition.
mikemoran PRO+
 
mikemoran March 16, 2017
A bit of a coincidence - I was just speaking with my brother about Italy. Been to Burano in 2008 but didn't get such a great shot as this. Have also visited Strada in Chianti, Montepulchiano, Perugia, Florence, Valvori near Cassino, Rome, Venice, Alassio, Laguelia, etc.
francisdeary
 
francisdeary March 17, 2017
One word - "masterful"
lucky_phs
 
lucky_phs March 22, 2017
Luogo meraviglioso, bellissimi colori, foto impeccabile !!! Bravo !!!
bwright
 
bwright March 24, 2017
beautiful color!
roachhunter49
 
roachhunter49 March 25, 2017
This is a beautiful shot with the reflection on the water and just the right amount of light well done !????????????
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garychapman April 01, 2017
What an outstanding portfolio you have! Really enjoyed viewing your pictures.
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barfly86 April 27, 2017
All of your photos are outstanding
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geoffreychristian June 19, 2017
Nice composition and colour
rodejo
 
rodejo August 16, 2017
Great moment and very vwell composed shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
It was the year 2014 and I was traveling tru Italy with my wife. We knew we wanted to visit Venice but while we were waiting in the train station to leave the wonderfull Cinque Terre, a couple that has just married, came to us and we start talking. They told us that if we were to go to Venice, we must take the time to visit Burano. Many people don't go because they felt that they are wasting their time in Venice while taking a "Vaporetto" to the other side of the lagoon for 45 minutes to get there... Let me tell you, it is one of the most beautiful places you can find to photograph in Italy. The picture was taken there, in one of the few streets of Burano, the colorful town at the north of Italy.
Time
It was late afternoon, I remember the we were walking tru the solitary streets, taking some pictures while waiting for their restaurants to open and trying not to get wet because it was raining, very lightly but raining... the rain was making me feel a little disappointed, but then I started to see the reflections of the houses not only on the water channels but on the pave, at that moment we started to see how the sky started to turn orange, It was astonishing, I stop, took out my tripod, and took this picture 2 or 3 times before running down the street to meet the shore of the island and take some other pictures but that time at the sunset.
Lighting
I used only natural light, as you may spect it was late and my main light at the moment was coming from the sunset. I didn't have much light to capture the scene but the wet floor helpped me to pick up some light. I had an entry camera at the moment, with a sensor that was not the most sensitive. I remember setting the aperture to 22 to get everything sharp and the time to 30 seconds to capture the most out of that light.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D5100 with the 18-55 lens, I also used a very light tripod (I don't remember the brand) that I use to carry on with me on those trips. The tripod was so light and shaky that I recall having to stay right beside to it making sure the camera wouldn't fall off. I was just entering this wonderful world of photography and that was my first DSLR.
Inspiration
The colors, It was very colorful, the sky, the little houses, the boats, the reflections on the water, the wet colorful pave... it was just inevitable! I had to stop right away and take that picture. I knew right away that I was before one of the most beautiful sunsets that I was going to witness in my life.
Editing
I post-processed that picture a long time ago, but I remember I saturated the colors a bit, cleaned some cigarette butts on the floor, opened the blacks and increased the contrast slightly.
In my camera bag
Now days I carry a Nikon D500 with a 17-55, f2.8 lens, a profoto A1 flash and a manfrotto Befree tripod. I put it all on a Peak Design photography bag and I'm ready to go anywhere. Other than that I always wave spare batteries and memory cards.
Feedback
Don't be afraid of the rain, it brings the most beautiful reflections out of nowhere. Travel, walk a lot, be alert and follow the light on all its forms. You don't need to own the most expensive camera to take a beautiful picture, but you must know your way around the one you own. Practice a lot, because when the picture is in front of you, you won´t have much time to think.

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