You have one night in Venice to spend, a camera with you but no tripod. So what do you do? Well, I chose to take a lot of photos from bridge railings or the ground like here. Not only does that give me opportunity to take HDR shots at night, it also gives me this perfect vantage point. And Venice is just great for that as the water is so calm in the night that it gives you perfect reflections.
As you probably know, cars are a very rare thing in Venice. So instead you take these luxury gondolas to get from A to B. Just kidding, it’s obviously used more as a tourist rip off, but anyways, without them Venice wouldn’t be the way we know it.
Happy 2013 my dear followers! I want to start the new year with a photo from Italy, as that has been my best vacation in the last time. And who knows, maybe in 2013 I’ll find some time to go back there?
Here you see the Piazza delle Erbe in Verona, the tower is called Torre dei Lamberti (construction started in 1172). During the time of the Roman Empire this square was the town’s forum.
The Church of Peace in Swidnica is amazingly beautiful. And yet it is hard to caputre it’s beauty as you can’t use a tripod. So i tried my best to keep the cam steady and take pictures from the ground. Unfortunately, the +2EV photo was even more blurry than what came out now, so that’s as good as it got. Still it’s a bit blurry but too beautiful not to show it. Click for more information!
The Lustschloss (or: Pleasure Palace) on Peacock Island was built in the late 18th century and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage today. Everything on the Island was built for Friedrich Wilhelm II./III., and it was used as a summer residence. Today you can easily visit the Island, which is a great thing to do when you’re in Berlin. There is a small ferry setting over each half an hour and on the Island there are not too many people. So you can enjoy the nature, find wild running peacocks and wonder about the architecture.