Venice at Night

This week Johnbo challenges us to focus on Tools of Photo Composition.

I have decided to use lighting as part of this composition. I am keeping it simple and only including elements that are relevant to the story I am telling.

So this is my story… and this is Venice at night in 2016.

At dusk, the skies are adorned with spires and domes.

Venice becomes magical and mysterious at night with its lights from restaurants and reflections on the canal.

Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition in Venice, Italy.

Strolling Venice at night provides an entirely different view of the city. 

Music and dinner at the Piazza San Marco is the best.

Think of shapes, alleyways, restaurants, colourful masks, people having fun, atmospheric street lamps in Venice at night time . . .

32 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    So atmospheric!

    1. Teresa says:

      Venice is wonderful especially at night. Thanks Margaret!

  2. Toonsarah says:

    What Margaret said – really atmospheric, a real sense of Venice at night!

    1. Teresa says:

      Sometimes it is a bit scary going out at night in a foreign land…but glad I did. Thanks Sarah.

      1. Toonsarah says:

        It’s always worth seeing a city at night, everything looks a little different and more magical 🙂

        1. Teresa says:

          That is so true.

  3. nesfelicio says:

    Wow! Wonderful sights… great captures of Venice nights.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the wonderful comment Nes.

  4. Mama Cormier says:

    I was there in the summer of 2016 but never wandered about at night. It’s one of my favourite places and three days was just too short.

    1. Teresa says:

      We didn’t stay for long too and we should’ve. We went in September of 2016 and the weather for a night stroll was perfect.

      1. Mama Cormier says:

        We were there in July with our 10 month old granddaughter so we didn’t go out at night.

        1. Teresa says:

          Oh no…not good to go out in an unknown place with a baby at night.

  5. Debbie D. says:

    Gorgeous! Venice is magical at night. We visited in 2018 and loved it. 💖

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, night or day, Venice is such a wonderful city.

  6. restlessjo says:

    We were never there at night, sadly. We’ve visited a couple of times but always from nearby on a daytrip. The photos are great, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      So maybe the next time you go, you would know what time to to do your waking. Thanks Jo.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I doubt we’ll ever go back so I just have to cherish memories (and follow you).

        1. Teresa says:

          My husband wants to go back but I don’t. Do we shall see.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    A beautiful series Teresa, each built on the one before and the last is indeed my favorite of the set.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Tina, glad you liked it. And I am also glad that I walked that night.

  8. Beautiful views in your challenge response. It truly is all about the light!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Johnbo. The light draws your eyes on what is the main focus of the photograph.

  9. JohnRH says:

    Excellent!!! I watched a tv travelogue on Venice this morning. Quite the photogenic place! I hope I can visit someday.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, a visit to Venice is something to look forward to.

  10. Sofia Alves says:

    Wow, Teresa! What a wonderful post!

    1. Teresa says:

      Brought back such great memories for me. Thanks a lot Sofia.

  11. These are wonderful captures

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much I. J.

  12. pommepal says:

    The light turns these places into a magical place

    1. Teresa says:

      That is so true!

  13. Leya says:

    Beautiful series, Teresa. A night in Venice….

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks A-C I enjoyed my time there.

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