Gondolas at Twilight, Venice, Italy, by Andrew Jones

Gondolas at Twilight

Venice, Italy

Technical Details

Canon 5D mkII DSLR

Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L USM

21mm focal length

ISO 100

f /10

20 seconds

ND Graduated Filter

"This photograph was taken about 30 minutes before sunrise, whilst the street lighting could still be made out illuminating the distant buildings of San Giorgio Maggiore. Even at such an early hour, the waters here are very busy with a constant stream of water buses, taxis, and barges. This particular shot required an exposure of 20 seconds, and it proved quite difficult to find a sufficient gap in the passing traffic. Any photograph including a passing craft would leave a trail of light from its navigation lights in any resulting image."