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Venetian Knights

Venetian Knights
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Window shopping in Venice is a heart stopping experience.... you can actually feel your credit card trying to squirm it's way into the furthest recesses of your wallet. For the budding photographer, most shop windows display signs saying "No photo". The cure of course is to wonder round after the shops have shut with your trusty "plastic fantastic" 50mm F1.8 and grab a all the shots you want. This is a chess set in a shop window somewhere expensively close to the Rialto Bridge.
Date: 2007-10-27 23:46:33

Venice Shop window Outrageous Prices Chess Set No Photos Took some anyway Knight Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Very nicely shot Ray. I especially love the gold circles in the background. Shallow DoF?????
Shawna:) 2007-10-27 23:54:39
Thanks Shawna, shallow DOF indeed, F1.8.
*Firefox 2007-10-28 00:01:20
Very fancy chess piece. Looks as though it molto costoso! I like your low POV and that it has space in front in which to make its move! Your turn ;-)
Jo ~ 2007-10-28 00:46:13
My Mom made my Dad a set like this back when they were married. She made each piece out of ceramic, then coated them in gold plate and pewter..silver..???? and had the base made out of a gorgeous piece of wood. It was truly exquisite for an amateur.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)
Shawna:) 2007-10-28 00:55:23
Quite dramatic and I love all the gold bokeh!
quaint earth 2007-10-28 01:18:46
That's wild that they won't let you take photos, I've never seen that before.... Unfortunately, my credit card squirms the opposite way out of my wallet and into my hand!!!!
jmchowat 2007-10-28 02:27:58
Queen to King 7.

That sounds incredibly good... photos please if at all possible.

Thanks Fiona, you're too kind.

A lot of places were very anti-photography, quiet sad really. If your credit card must do that, at least make sure you're in the right camera shop first :^)
*Firefox 2007-10-28 04:26:54
Can't beat a good fast lens for DOF eh. Yep, this is a great example on how to maximise the potential in one of these lenses.And agree totally with SF and Jo.
Knight to Kings Pawn 4...............I'm sure there is a move like that........Isn't there? :)
FrAcTuReD...fOtOs 2007-10-28 04:44:12
I agree with about the credit card and the weirdness of the "no photos" rule. I see you were not deterred; this is lovely!
Cynthia Longo 2007-10-28 07:42:22
Too bad you hadn't noticed my Knight covering King 7. Your Queen is DEAD!!!
Jo ~ 2007-10-28 08:16:54
Checkmate of a photo. Great capture.
Steve'sgotthedamncameraagain 2007-10-28 09:25:41
I'm sure the 2nd wife tossed it. :(
Shawna:) 2007-10-28 10:16:31
stunning light and color and such magic DOF WOW !
PaulGreen 2007-10-28 13:39:32
This is Perfect!

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raisinsawdust - (aka: tennphoto) 2007-10-28 17:48:18
Clever and well done, I love this
linda yvonne 2007-10-28 21:58:28
Exquisite bokeh.
Cybergabi 2007-10-29 04:56:23
A showcase for the 50mm,
No photo, that's like an invitation then!
PS06 2007-10-29 10:00:00
"Shot windows" = Freudian slip ;-)
Cybergabi 2007-10-29 17:25:42
The bokeh rocks! Awesome shot!
joyous veil 2007-10-31 19:06:19

im desperately trying to find address to this shop. Could you help me, please?
Defik 2015-07-11 20:45:52
[] Sorry, I'm afraod that I can't be much help, somewhere near the Rialto Bridge is as close as I can get it.
*Firefox 2015-07-13 16:30:25
Thx, I already found it :)
Defik 2015-07-14 03:47:34

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