Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond


This week’s theme for the Daily WordPress Photo Challenge focuses on looking beyond the subject leading us through the hidden depths of the background.  My entry is my photo of the Venetian gondola’s stern and bow iron taken on top of a small bridge in one of the canals of Venice.  I was trying to capture a detailed shot of the gondola in different angles when I noticed the reflection on the water of the buildings located at both sides of the canal.  The photo composition, hopefully, makes the viewer look beyond the subject.

A gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed 11 meters long Venetian rowing boat made of wood.  Many are ornately decorated and painted in black following a decree to stop nobles in the 16th century from competing each other with flamboyant colors and decorations.  Today, it is the most elegant means of transport in Venice and the most famous Venetian vessel in the world.

What do you think of the photo? Does it make you look beyond the gondola?

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Categories: Italy, Venice | Tags: , , | 13 Comments

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

  1. Superb shot and certainly fits the challenge.

  2. Wow!! This photo is so fantastic!! In fact, I was so entranced by it, I didn’t even notice the gondola at first but I felt like I was in a dream world…

  3. Does it ever! I absolutely love the reflections on the water, as well as the detail of the Gondola. I am so excited to follow your travels through your eyes!

  4. Nice! I agree with vyvacious, took me a minute to figure out the gondola. What a great shot! Love the unique angle, the sharpness of the gondola and fogginess of the water.

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