Jon Allanson  

Fog on the Riva Degli Schiavoni, Venice by Jon Allanson

September 2020 - Fog on the Riva Degli Schiavoni, Venice

September 2020 - Jon Allanson


About the Image(s)

Taken on my visit to Venice in January this year, during which the fog stayed like this all the time except for 3 or 4 hours around the middle of each day. To me Venice is a city, where the regular light mists adds great atmosphere to images as it softens the backgrounds whilst still identifying the location. Unfortunately on this trip the fog was so thick most of the time it totally obscured the backgrounds.

Taken on my XPro2 with 23mm F1.4 lens on a tripod, with an exposure of 1/20 sec (fast enough the prevent the people who are an important part of the image becoming blurred) f2 ISO 1600. Basic straightening and corrections were made in Lightroom. In PS very little was done “ the figures, the bench and a couple of the lamps were selectively sharpened in High Pass, the image cropped and minor final curves and levels adjustments made.

5 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I just love this image. I like the mood set by the fog, the mystery of the people and the path made by the lights. If anything, I would crop out the light pole on the right side of the picture.
  Posted: 09/10/2020 19:48:52

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I can't help but comment that this is close to what Seattle area looks like right now; the smoke from the forest fires in the Eastern part of the state has made the air quality hazardous - basically brown - everywhere.

OK so this is not smoke. It is fog. I suppose you could argue that the sepia tones lend a sense of mystery, but I wonder what a little work with white balance would do with this. I agree the lamppost on the left needs "border patrol" cropping. Great shot considering how disappointed I would be not to see Venice!   Posted: 09/11/2020 22:04:39

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Not much to say about this: it's a great image. It creates a dreamy, almost mystical impression.   Posted: 09/22/2020 17:14:07

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Another great image. I love the feel. I can envision myself walking this path curving to the right as I follow the street lights.
Very nice subtle leading line.   Posted: 09/22/2020 18:50:36

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
The mood and the fog are wonderful. I might have cropped the pole on the right as well. Also, a little on the left and bottom to get rid of the blueish area. I am curious, the bench in the middle looks blurry but you said it was on a tripod.   Posted: 09/23/2020 09:46:56
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