2008 - My First Digital Camera Photo Trip - Nick Delany Photography

Bridge Of Sighs Venice

Subject

The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in the Piazza san Marco in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and was built in 1600. This photo is unique in that I was fortunate that the day was sunny, the blue posts were freshly painted and the bridge itself was not draped for repairs or maintenance. I have also noticed that the photographers seem to prefer to take their version from the other side but I prefer this composition particularly as it makes it more unique.

Story

These are some of the first photos I took shortly after acquiring my first digital DSLR for a trip to Venice Italy and a cruise down the Dalmatian Coast. The view from the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The bridge's name, given by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian "Ponte dei sospiri" in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.

Location

Venice, Italy June 21st, 2008

Photography

Cameras : Nikon D40X DX Lens : AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G Settings : ISO 200 55mm f/5.6 1/125 


Venice Canals

Story

These are some of the first photos I took shortly after acquiring my first digital DSLR for a trip to Venice Italy and a cruise down the Dalmatian Coast. Subject This image is of the 2nd canal down from the Piazza San Marco. It was a sunny day with the light coming towards the camera allowing to pick up the colors of the houses and the reflections in the water. The composition with the Venetian Gondola in perfect position was only available for about 15 secs. and I concede I was fortunate in my timing.

Location

Venice, Italy June 21st, 2008

Photography

Cameras : Nikon D40X DX Lens : AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G Settings : ISO 200 55mm f/5.6 1/125