Big Ships and Venice – Iron Giant and Little Girl
Venice lagoon and big ships, a long story and an everlasting debate. But sometimes a story can be depicted in a split-second, and that is all photography is about!
Location: Island of Giudecca, Venice.
What to shot: Giudecca Island, with its typical shape of a long thorn, is located immediately south of the central islands of Venice. You can reach it in just a couple of minutes by water bus from the water bus station of Zattere. Besides a lot of nice alleys and small squares to photograph, Giudecca offers a vantage point towards Venice, including St. Mark’s Square, Punta della Dogana and Zattere from the north side, but also a very beautiful and uncommon view of the Venetian lagoon from the south.
Ideal time to shot: All day long. St. Mark’s square probably is at its best at morning, while the south part offers stunning sunset over the lagoon. During summer dozens of big ships cut through the waters between Giudecca island and St. Mark every day, so there are good chances you succeed in taking a picture of these iron giants moving clumsy and slowly through one of the most delicate and fragile city on earth.
Gear: Wide angles to standard zooms. Teles if you are going to focus on St. Mark’s Square or isolated buildings.
How to get there: Public transport water bus stations Palanca or Zitelle or Redentore (line 2).
Coordinates: 45°25′30″N 12°19′43″E