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Gondola on the go

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 8 December 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

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.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/15 second F/11.0 ISO 100 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

cat from tel aviv, Israel

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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like the sense of motion. The gondola and occupants are nice and crisp. Well done.

8 Dec 2008 3:56pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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.

k@ from Paris, France

Love the fact the street in the background seems to move faster than the gondola ! See you*

8 Dec 2008 5:05pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

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.

dan from kenmare, United States

great one. like the sense of movement

8 Dec 2008 5:32pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A motion blur for a gondola ? Impressive !

8 Dec 2008 5:42pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

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

Grz Sien

8 Dec 2008 6:01pm

Robin from United States

i love how the boat and people are still but the motion is all around them.

8 Dec 2008 6:08pm

Hercules from Jacksonville, United States

Love the movements, He's really rowing fast , LOL.
Again , sweet image,

8 Dec 2008 6:16pm

FLOOG from United Kingdom

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

beanow from Poland

The seized great movement. Splendid colours of water. The Venice is exquisite... I know...:)

8 Dec 2008 9:21pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Nice; the blur of motion behind the gondolier is a nice touch.

8 Dec 2008 9:24pm

Ross Collins from Wellington, New Zealand

Excellent panning creates a great effect with the low shutter speed.

8 Dec 2008 9:38pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Wow ... this is a wonderful capture, Michael ... great stopped action!

9 Dec 2008 2:55am

@Judy: Thanks so much, Judy.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

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

Siam from Chaingrai, Thailand

Gondola them rest always in the Romanticism, and tourism

9 Dec 2008 3:10am

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Terrific fresh photograph of a subject that is photographed so often!

9 Dec 2008 4:34am

Sean from Champaign, United States

Fantastic framing with this shot. Really like the how you've given the gondola a sense of speed.

9 Dec 2008 4:45am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice motion blur, great capture.

9 Dec 2008 5:38am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Great feeling of motion. Cheers!

9 Dec 2008 6:07am

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

great motion shot

9 Dec 2008 9:39am

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

awww, i wish i was in that boat!! sweet shot, love the look of motion!!

9 Dec 2008 10:26am

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

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.

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Colors, composition, clarity are fantastic... and the speed of the gondola is wonderfully captured!

9 Dec 2008 11:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

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.

Wolfgang - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

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

Thomas from Bangalore, India

The sense of motion really adds to the beautiful foreground action

9 Dec 2008 3:03pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

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.

Disoriented from Grinnell, IA, United States

I love this capture shot of motion, and what appears to be a very fast gondola. =D

9 Dec 2008 4:04pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

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.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Fine dynamic shot and composition.

9 Dec 2008 5:16pm

Sylvain from Concarneau, France

Je dis pas non pour un petit tour.
Superbe effet.
Bonne soirée.

9 Dec 2008 5:21pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent panning! It seems to move much more faster than it does. Nicely done Michael

9 Dec 2008 6:16pm

Peter Knoop from Antwerp, Belgium

Wow, well done! I know panning isn't easy, but this one is really well done.

9 Dec 2008 8:43pm

Catalin from Bucharest, Romania

nice effect, well done

9 Dec 2008 11:09pm

@Catalin: Thank you very much, Catalin.

grant from kansas city, United States

nothing to add...but cool shot!

9 Dec 2008 11:10pm

@grant: Thank you, Grant.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Good panning shot Michael.

10 Dec 2008 4:16am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very beautiful image !! Excellent effect movement !

10 Dec 2008 4:33am

@One: many thanks, One.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

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

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Excellent! I have to practice this technique!

10 Dec 2008 3:23pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Excellent panning here, congrats!!

10 Dec 2008 4:10pm

@Ada Panich: Many thanks, Ada.

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Skillfully executed.

10 Dec 2008 9:30pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Excel·lent treball!!! Molt bonica!!!

11 Dec 2008 8:16am

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buena toma. Excelente "barrido".

11 Dec 2008 9:15pm

Dollfacee. from Spruce Grove, Canada

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.

1/15 second
ISO 100
105 mm (35mm equiv.)