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Veni Vidi Venice

March 31st, 2010

I took this picture while standing on Ponte dell'Accademia bridge, looking south down the Canale Grande onto Santa Maria della Salute church.

Nikon D700, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 50, Camera Raw.

45°26', 12°20'

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: chickenwire
about 14 years, 3 months ago
This is incredible!

And great timing... I just booked a trip to Venice, Florence, and Rome. My first trip to Italy. Any recommendations about what to see and do while I'm there besides the obvious?
Posted By: Farscape
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Any chance you can remove the boats ? I don't like the boats
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: Gniels
about 14 years, 3 months ago
This is just a great shot. Very nice details like the birds on the right. Also, the picture is very sharp. Good job on this one.
Posted By: Calmly Traveling
about 14 years, 3 months ago
That's art.
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Even though it's a bit oversaturated I love this image and I think you chose a great perspective to take this photo!
Posted By: Travis McGough
about 14 years, 3 months ago
It is beautiful!! Great job Macindows, as always. Your beach/driftwood pictures is my all time favorite from InterfaceLIFT.
Posted By: paul.charles.k
about 14 years, 3 months ago
This is really magnificent. The blues are really nice and you captured a really beautiful sky. The buildings look really nice and I love the domes in the background. Excellent job.
Posted By: jmcguckin
about 14 years, 3 months ago
I honestly can't say I'm a fan of the colors (they seem oversaturated and a bit unrealistic)... that aside, though, you really captured a beautiful scene here, and the clarity of this photo is amazing. nice job!
Posted By: K
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Honestly, I am totally unconvinced of the colors. How can be the water turquoise blu and the sky purplish? I think it's a bit too much and the picture does not parse right in my eyes.
about 14 years, 3 months ago
WOW! This is amazing Dominic! I just saw this on your Flickr a few days ago and I instantly loved it. True this may not be a super realistic reproduction in terms of the color but this works great for a wallpaper on a laptop! I absolutely love the boats in this scene.

The person that is demanding removing boats is just ahh... I am speechless. The VENICE would not be Venice without the boats! I wonder if anything else should be removed ... like water? I don't like water can you remove it too. Come on! This sounds just ludicrous when we are discussing Venice here. This is why I am not crazy about uploading anything here because of all the unrealistic demands and all the ungratefulness lately.
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Posted By: aetheldaeg
about 14 years, 3 months ago
I'm with Igor with regard to "removing the boats" and all the crazy demands people make. If you don't like the photograph don't download it. No one is forcing you to.
Posted By: CaptJackDaniels
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Great picture, Macindows. Makes me want to go to Italy!
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for all your nice comments! I recently got a new notebook and unfortunately the display seems to be a bit under-saturated. That's why I'm actually a bit mad about myself that I uploaded the picture without checking the picture on different screens before. I'm going to upload a less saturated version to my homepage www.dominickamp.de tonight.

@Igor: Haha, thanks Igor! I was laughing as well when I read the comment to REMOVE the boats! Uhm what? The boats are water taxis and belong to the cityscape as well as the gondolas! I know that certain people can be a bit nit-picky here on IFL and I understand that at least some are trying to give constructive criticism. Sometimes however, it's better to simply stay quiet. I like criticism because it makes me improve my photographic skills but sometimes it's just annoying. Nevertheless, thank you all for your comments! Stay tuned for some more Venice wallpapers!
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Posted By: Jayhawk
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Can you remove the boats, building, water and sky?

Just kidding. Awesome shot!
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Very nice... Thankyou!! :)
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 14 years, 3 months ago
This doesn't look like a busy highway in California. Could you change the photo so that it looks like that?

Sheesh. Macindows, another fabulous "real life" shot. Your portfolio keeps getting stronger!
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years, 3 months ago
That's a beautiful shot! The colours and sharpness are very nice indeed, as is the composition.
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Igor Borisenko Photography i think you simply don't upload anything in IFL because you know it wouldn'make it..i saw on your profile your only sumbission on the Loupe and i think it's far from a well-done photo..so less criticize and more respect toward others opinions:)
Posted By: Anak
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Funny, from the 17th to the 25th of March i've been in Venice too and have nearly the same Photo in my Library. Perhaps it's because i've been there just a few Days before, but i think this Photo doesn't fits the atmosphere of Venice. It's a great shot but the mood of the colors is more "Disney like" than a representation of the Venetian feeling.
But this is only my personal opinion about the Picture as a Photo and not as a Wallpaper^^

jetzt bin ich natürlich versucht auch eins meiner Photos hochzuladen :D btw: Wann warst du da?
about 14 years, 3 months ago
@ lerch84

I am not worried about my images making it here. The image you are referring to is NOT a photo and was never meant to be a photo or realistic reproduction of a scene. I knew it would not suite everyone's taste here but my wife absolutely loves it and she has it on her desktop. She may be in minority but I personally love that piece of art as well. It was meant to be more of a digital painting that was extensively tweaked in Adobe products. I have hundreds of very diversified images in my vast database which a lot of them I am unable to upload here since I am a commercial photographer with various clients and some restriction that prevent me from uploading my signature pieces that would do very well here.
Posted By: BlackGary
about 14 years, 3 months ago
No offense Lerch84, but you also haven't been the most contributive IFLer so far! (apart from constant criticizing)
Posted By: PatrickBateman
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Wow Mac I looove it! I'm currently using it on my 30" Cinema Display and I could look at it forever! The details and sharpness is simply stunning! Also, apart from some others here, I really do like the coloring!
Posted By: David Augustine
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Can you remove the buildings? I don't like buildings. :p
jk jk.

this is bloody brilliant!
Posted By: AnkurP992
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Lol at above comment hehe. Yea ppl here have pretty much summed it up. I love your work!
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 3 months ago
BlackGary sorry, but that's not true..i usually like everything posted on IFL and i criticized a few submissions..you can verify that by yourself :)
Posted By: Iraimbilanja
about 14 years, 3 months ago
The purple and blue are nothing short of magnificent. :)
Posted By: stubulman
about 14 years, 3 months ago
The Master Regains the Throne.

Dominic, this is an instant classic. It stunningly beautiful. I love the curved perspective, the way it leads the eye on a magnificent path. The image has great mise-en-scene. Moreover, the image is not static, which allows you to view it anew time and again. Thank you so much.
Posted By: Clyde
about 14 years, 3 months ago
While everything is crystal clear and the composition is beautiful, I can't help but feel it looks like Venice after a chemical attack !
One with less saturation please, maestro !
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Hey guys, I updated this version to a non-nuclear one and uploaded it to my homepage! ;-)


Posted By: ni3d4888
about 14 years, 3 months ago
i always love your wallpapers! your last two submissions are my favorites. thanks!
Posted By: Bajorek
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Nice colors. I like the boats, it wouldn't be the same without them!
There is a similar HDR photo of this scene here:
Posted By: SPQR
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Makes you wish Bellotto was still around
Posted By: Farscape
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Have you removed the boats yet ?
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 14 years, 3 months ago

You're kidding right?
Posted By: btson
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Your photo is in the Maximum PC May 2010, on Pages 55,56,58,and 59; used for their RAW image editing article...
Posted By: sognatore
about 14 years, 3 months ago
Oh my. These "can you remove the boats, buildings, etc.." comments really give me a good laugh!

This picture is amazing; I saw it and I was immediately drawn to this. If you toned down the water a tad, I think it would be better, but I love it as is! Keep up the great work. I wish to be as good as you one day! :)
Posted By: ile-de-M
about 14 years, 2 months ago
the colours are amazing... it takes me back into Angels & Demons :)
Posted By: madmaxzwo
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Awesome picture! It capture some magic of Venice.
Posted By: jj_simon
about 14 years ago
I am sorry to say that I don't like the boats too...especially the white one with a fat guy on it. but the whole picture is good!
Posted By: Suha
about 13 years, 5 months ago
Hey i really love this photo.. love the colours, boats, buildings and all that it entails. Quick question if you don't mind. Was there any photoshopping done to this and if so, what was done? Thanks and keep up the great photography :)

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