Midnight on the Canal
Location: Canal on the northern side of Venice. Venice shifts from touristy and decaying to magical after midnight. The sleeping town fades away and the life of the ancient islands takes over.
The long exposure makes the water smooth as silk. The composition follows the classic foreground/background approach -- the door entrance like a glowing lantern, the dreamy lite behind the bridge, and the still canal a leading line from one world to another.
From Scenes from Italy