A gondola as photographed from a vaporetto, a water bus. The first of many images on Venice, Italy where I spent a recent three-day break.
Terrific motion blur in the background - and wonderfully sharp image of the gondola. You've given it such a feeling of speed, and on the skill of the gondolier.
Hope you enjoyed your break! :)
8 Dec 2008 3:23pm
I like the sense of motion. The gondola and occupants are nice and crisp. Well done.
8 Dec 2008 3:56pm
Need for speed 4! a brilliant shot Michael and as the two comments above I love the motion blur/sence of speed.
8 Dec 2008 4:39pm
@MaryB: Yes, these gondoliers tend to be real speed demons. thanks, Mary.
Love the fact the street in the background seems to move faster than the gondola ! See you*
8 Dec 2008 5:05pm
This looks like Turbo Gondola rowed by Gondolierman, the Lewis Hamilton of Venice.
8 Dec 2008 5:12pm
@Zorilla: These guys can be wildmen. thanks, Z.
great one. like the sense of movement
8 Dec 2008 5:32pm
A motion blur for a gondola ? Impressive !
8 Dec 2008 5:42pm
I am happy, you are back again Michael!
This is a spectacular image, very nice.
I look on the internet for you journal from dis trip, but I can't sie it.
Have a nice day
8 Dec 2008 6:01pm
i love how the boat and people are still but the motion is all around them.
8 Dec 2008 6:08pm
Love the movements, He's really rowing fast , LOL.
Again , sweet image,
8 Dec 2008 6:16pm
The sense of motion is wonderful. A really excellent photograph. Ah, a city I love so much. Apart from the prices there of course, ha ha
I remember bartering with a gondalier for a ride, it was still expensive, but worth ever penny
8 Dec 2008 7:45pm
The seized great movement. Splendid colours of water. The Venice is exquisite... I know...:)
8 Dec 2008 9:21pm
Nice; the blur of motion behind the gondolier is a nice touch.
8 Dec 2008 9:24pm
Excellent panning creates a great effect with the low shutter speed.
8 Dec 2008 9:38pm
Wow ... this is a wonderful capture, Michael ... great stopped action!
9 Dec 2008 2:55am
@Judy: Thanks so much, Judy.
This is such a brilliant capture, the motion blur gives such a wonderful feel of the motion of the gondola
9 Dec 2008 3:08am
Gondola them rest always in the Romanticism, and tourism
9 Dec 2008 3:10am
Terrific fresh photograph of a subject that is photographed so often!
9 Dec 2008 4:34am
Fantastic framing with this shot. Really like the how you've given the gondola a sense of speed.
9 Dec 2008 4:45am
Nice motion blur, great capture.
9 Dec 2008 5:38am
Great feeling of motion. Cheers!
9 Dec 2008 6:07am
great motion shot
9 Dec 2008 9:39am
awww, i wish i was in that boat!! sweet shot, love the look of motion!!
9 Dec 2008 10:26am
I heard there was some more water than usually , i hope you enjoy your break !
It´s somehow funny to see a gondola in motion like that , we are so used to f1 cars , motorbikes etc , really original , I like it!
9 Dec 2008 11:10am
@Hikari: Thank you, Hikari. Yes, the day before I arrived Venice was experiencing its worst flooding in 20 years. Luckily it was dry for me.
Colors, composition, clarity are fantastic... and the speed of the gondola is wonderfully captured!
9 Dec 2008 11:18am
You get the impression from the blur that he is going so fast his ribbon ought to be stuck out straight behind him.
9 Dec 2008 12:00pm
@grouser: Thank you, grouser.
You were certainly lucky that the water had receeded. God shot that shows the speed differential between the gongola & the vaporetto well.
9 Dec 2008 12:21pm
The sense of motion really adds to the beautiful foreground action
9 Dec 2008 3:03pm
WOW, speed and gondola, such a contradiction, fantastic photo Michael, I'm so glad you're back...I missed your breathtaking photos, this is a splash and a half lol 5*
9 Dec 2008 3:14pm
@Lorraine: Thanks so much, Lorraine. I'm glad I didn't make any splashes in Venice by having to swim through the flooded streets a day before I arrived.
I love this capture shot of motion, and what appears to be a very fast gondola. =D
9 Dec 2008 4:04pm
Lovely panning, cool! Hope the floods there receded when you had reached there :)
9 Dec 2008 4:59pm
@Pradeep: I was luckily a day late for the floods. thanks, Pradeep.
Love the clarity of those in the boat and the feeling of movement along the cannel. Great shot Michael.
9 Dec 2008 5:14pm
@Marion: Thanks so much, Marion.
Fine dynamic shot and composition.
9 Dec 2008 5:16pm
Je dis pas non pour un petit tour.
9 Dec 2008 5:21pm
Excellent panning! It seems to move much more faster than it does. Nicely done Michael
9 Dec 2008 6:16pm
Wow, well done! I know panning isn't easy, but this one is really well done.
9 Dec 2008 8:43pm
nice effect, well done
9 Dec 2008 11:09pm
@Catalin: Thank you very much, Catalin.
nothing to add...but cool shot!
9 Dec 2008 11:10pm
@grant: Thank you, Grant.
Good panning shot Michael.
10 Dec 2008 4:16am
Very beautiful image !! Excellent effect movement !
10 Dec 2008 4:33am
@One: many thanks, One.
Several of the London pedal rickshaw drivers have been arrested for having unlawful speed boosters fitted . . now, I'm wondering about the gondoliers there !
10 Dec 2008 2:39pm
Excellent! I have to practice this technique!
10 Dec 2008 3:23pm
Excellent panning here, congrats!!
10 Dec 2008 4:10pm
@Ada Panich: Many thanks, Ada.
10 Dec 2008 9:30pm
Excel·lent treball!!! Molt bonica!!!
11 Dec 2008 8:16am
Muy buena toma. Excelente "barrido".
11 Dec 2008 9:15pm
I am very jealous! It has been a dream of mine to visit Venice and I have yet to go!
Your photographs only make me want to go even more!
17 Dec 2008 5:46pm
@Dollfacee.: In that case, I wish the chance to go presents itself soon! Many thanks.
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