It’s impossible to think of Venice without thinking of the canals. And then there are the gondolas and bridges along with the hustle and bustle of the tourists flocking the old beautiful streets. The city is such a popular tourist destination that it’s unreasonable to imagine you’ll have any tourist-free scenes to photograph. However, photographer Matt Horspool got really lucky during a foggy morning. He practically had the entire location to himself. It was then that he was able to photograph the following beautiful image of the Bridge of Sighs:
This image is undoubtedly a brilliant example of strong composition and excellent post-processing. The first thing that you notice about this image is the way Horspool has framed the image. The frame beautifully emphasizes the Bridge of Sigh over the canal, lightly covered by fog. Further, the strong leading lines in the frame direct our eyes straight into the image and create a lot of interest as well.
Seeing Venice so empty is almost eerie – as if it were an abandoned city full of ghosts. The colors only add to this haunted feel. The cool tones along with the cinematic moody look make this a very cold image, which is so unlike the Venice we often picture.
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