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Burano


In yesterday's post I showed you some of the painted houses on the island of Burano, some 7 km away from Venice, Italy, in the Venetian Lagoon.  The population of Burano is approximately 4,000.

This is the Venetian Lagoon as we approached the island just as the sun was setting.
(And yes, that's a crane!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Burano


In yesterday's post I showed you some of the painted houses on the island of Burano, some 7 km away from Venice, Italy, in the Venetian Lagoon.  The population of Burano is approximately 4,000.

This is the Venetian Lagoon as we approached the island just as the sun was setting.
(And yes, that's a crane!)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (36)

  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 4 Dec 2007, 00:45
It's unusual, to me at least, to see so many lane markers.

I like the way everything in the picture has a lovely, warm, red glow set against the sky and sea that are almost the same colour
Ginnie Hart: Those lane markers were there the entire 7km, Ellie. I was amazed as well! Thank you.
Looks like people with funny heads and funny legs in the thumbnail. Love the colours at that time of the day.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's one way to look at it, Mary. smile Thank you kindly.
I really like those warm evening colors. Quite a profusion of markers - I guess there's no getting lost here. smile
Ginnie Hart: If someone gets lost, they can't blame it on anyone but themselves! smile Thanks, Red Pen.
  • Ted
  • 4 Dec 2007, 04:21
Very nice, Ginnie. You've really captured the look.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ted.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2007, 04:21
lovely sight! The suns rays make this image look more magical
Ginnie Hart: It was that magical time of the day, to be sure, Kanyi! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Dec 2007, 04:45
The warmth glow of the setting sun is the perfect lighting for this picture I think, I was never in Italy, but looking at these make up for it. stunning smile
Ginnie Hart: You would love Italy, Astrid. It's fast becoming one of my favorite countries...next to the Netherlands, of course. smile Thank you kindly.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 4 Dec 2007, 05:40
Yes that magical golden hour really enhances our shots. Beautiful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And to think we often have that moment twice a day, Aussie, depending on the weather! Thanks.
What a wonderful metallic colour the water is: and what a contrast with the orange light
Ginnie Hart: I almost didn't post this image, Chris, because of the colors. I thought at first I had done something wrong! smile Thanks.
Burano au couché de soleil...une merveille.
Ginnie Hart: A wonder indeed, O-P. I felt so lucky to see it. Thanks.
Beautiful rich warm colors, great time to be out on a boat smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Will! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Dec 2007, 07:31
The warm-golden evening light after sunset beautified all things, the whole situation, the faces of the people on the schip, too! Especially I like the row of so many lane markers!
Ginnie Hart: We all were in heaven, Philine. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Dec 2007, 07:55
Wow what a romantic glow from the sun, it's sending me back to my dreams but it's time for work.(dam)
Church spires as well as a crane.(or is it two cranes there looks like there might be one one the right to?)
Ginnie Hart: You may be right, Tracy. There were cranes everywhere we went all over the Mediterranean. Unbelievable! Too bad you have to go to work. Damn is right! But thanks for stopping by before you went. smile
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 4 Dec 2007, 08:10
Don't you just love the last rays from the sun !!! Parking practise for boats ? smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ferdi, I do. It's heaven! Thank you.
  • Shakara
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • 4 Dec 2007, 08:21
Looks like an obstacle course out there. Nice shot
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Shakara. I never did get a good explanation, so guess I need to go back and ask someone. smile Thanks.
Wonderful light!
Ginnie Hart: It was delightful, Wim. Thank you.
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 4 Dec 2007, 09:51
Stunning colouring. What are these? parking bays, lane markers?
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing they ARE lane markers, Gale, because the boat pilot seemed to be maneuvering in-between them. None of it made sense to me, of course. Thanks.
  • Ann
  • 4 Dec 2007, 10:11
Very nice colours ... The ones you can only at the end of the day, or early in the morning ...
This makes me think at a film called : City of Angels. Each day they go on the beach to look at sunset ... Angel are all aligned like these posts. Ann
Ginnie Hart: I haven't seen that movie, Ann, but have heard of it. Now I want to see it. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Dec 2007, 10:23
I doubt you could have picked a better time to hit the shutter, Ginnie. Your lighting makes fairylights seem crass and puny.

Also, I think the low tide effect on the poles makes it even more compelling.
Ginnie Hart: I almost didn't post this one, Ray, because it didn't seem..."natural." But I decided it was okay the way it looked. I think it really DID look this way. smile Thanks for your kind words.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2007, 10:29
Hehe, even in Venice my sister captures a crane, how I love it. I think these timbers in the water will be lighted upon soon by some birds. The tones here are lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Ruth, there were cranes EVERYWHERE we went on our cruise. I've surprised myself that I haven't shown any of them yet. smile I was quite intrigued to NOT see birds on ALL these timbers. So strange. Maybe it was the time of day? Anyway, you would LOVE this place! Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 4 Dec 2007, 10:34
The light in this shot is beautiful Ginnie. Only you would be able to include a crane Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! No, Scarlet, there are many on SC who are having great success in capturing them as well. grin But I must say that I was surprised to see them on this tiny island! Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 4 Dec 2007, 10:50
Ginnie, my favorite time of day is in the evening when everything is coated with the golden rays of the sun and glows with an aura. This photograph captures that!
Ginnie Hart: It's my favorite time, too, Kathryn, unless I happen to get it in the morning. Thank you kindly.
very very beautiful, glad to see your venetian pictures at last smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess I need to get cracking on those, Patrick. I didn't call these part of my Venice file but my Murano and Burano file. Guess it IS Venetian. smile Thanks a million.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Dec 2007, 13:34
beautiful evening light makes this such a soft and warm image. very nice indeed.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David.
Perfect timing to arrive with those dying rays of sunlight. Ginnie, if ever there was a photograph to illustrate the power of `light`, this is it. Just stunning. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Roz. Thank you kindly! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Dec 2007, 14:04
It is a crane and the tower is too far to see a vane smile

Excellent use of the light and resulting colours. The lampposts are intriguing. If I remember they light the waterways at night and serve as markers during daytime. Bump friendly.

How people lead an everyday life on water in Venice was something that held my attention. When they build, boats brings the sand and bricks. Cement is mixed on the boat and passed in buckets to the mason. Boats loaded with beer, peanuts and soft drinks supply the eating and drinking establishments. They even have a bus service running on water.
Ginnie Hart: You know a lot more about this place than I do, Louis! I bet someone has written a good novel about it. smile Thank you!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 4 Dec 2007, 15:08
I like the composition here and you certainly picked a good time of the day to take the shot. However, I think the reds are a bit strong for me. It may be worth trying to desaturate them a little or even just shift them towards the blue to see what that looks like.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Martin, I think one day I may start all over from scratch and see if it looks much different, so thanks for the suggestion.
Very nice compsition. The colours are beautyful and so unusual.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard. I appreciate it.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich-the Venice of Worcestershire
  • 4 Dec 2007, 18:43
Wonderful light. Knowing your love of cranes I won't say that I would have cloned it out..oops smile
Ginnie Hart: No way could I clone it out, Bill, so thanks for keeping your mouth shut! grin
Yep excellent timing and really nice composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Nigel.
Hi Ginnie,How wonderfull, good to know the history behind BURANO and its polulation, how come there is a lagoon? Is this far aoutside Venice than? I do not undertsnad and I would always like to understand everythingsmile

I showed today something really DUTCH, we celebrate it mostly for the children a "Sinterklaas" evening with presents and sweet candies, The Sinterklaas and his helpers are all dressed up for the children, come and seesmile

Do you celebrate SINTERKLAAS?

Greetings see yousmile JoAnn
Ginnie Hart: No, JoAnn, I don't celebrate Sinterklaas...except for NOW, this year, YES! I've gotten my education! smile Thanks.
You have caught the light just right here Ginnie, looks like it was a lovely evening.
Ginnie Hart: It was, indeed, Les. Thank you.
  • blackdog
  • Another World
  • 4 Dec 2007, 23:02
Looks like you got some lovely weather Ginnie. The late low sunshine looks fantastic on the lagoon. Letterbox format works a treat.
Ginnie Hart: The weather was great this day but the next day when we were in Venice, it rained almost the entire time. It made me thankful for my Burano shots. Thanks, Mike.
Excellent lighting. Really like this one. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Love the light in this one. When we visited this place in March it was almost impossible to take a pic without including a crane or two....And we love cranes, don't we smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, we do love cranes, Aksel. Gotta get used to them. smile Thanks.
A precious reddish light is bounced in wood posts and the city, to the bottom. Very pretty!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, José-Angel! smile
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 13 Dec 2007, 01:18
Very lovely setting, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kay!

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