Larry Treadwell  

Isles of Venice Home, Fort Lauderdale by Larry Treadwell

July 2024 - Isles of Venice Home, Fort Lauderdale

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Isles of Venice Home

Nikon D850 24-70 2.8 lens @56mm, ISO 250, F18, 30 seconds, tripod

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is known as the Venice of the Americas due to the dozens of canals that form parallel finger islands just inside the Intercoastal Waterway. On these islands the extreme rich and famous have built hundreds of fabulous homes. In the early 1900s the homes were smaller but as the original owners died and the land was sold the new owners built mansions. Now a small home runs around 6000 square feet and some are double that size. Most of the homes as built very close to each other (about 12 feet) and all have dock space for their 50-100 foot yachts. While the fronts of most homes are nearly invisible due to security walls and the landscaping the backs of the homes can be seen along the canals. To give some perspective, one home, still under construction, will have separate garage doors for 4 (yes you read that correctly) full size RVs plus a separate garage with a glass door where the owner will park his vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Pictured above is one of the smaller homes taken at twilight.

1 comment posted

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
This could go into a real estate brochure - great time of day, effective exposure, nicely composed, good choice of shutter speed to take away any distractions from the water. My only suggestion would be to slightly crop up from the bottom. Only 4 garage doors? Usually there is a separate carriage house as well with an additional four doors - maybe the property is too tight for that there.   Posted: 07/09/2024 17:38:22


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