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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