Textures of Venice

Drunk Golfer Fun

Based on today’s Venice post, I was thinking about the time Rene fell into a canal in Venice, Italy. This video below never fails to make me laugh. I mean, you know what’s gonna happen, but it still always cracks me up.

Daily Photo – Textures of Venice

Last time I was in Venice, I was there for a long 3 weeks. That’s a long time to be in a place! Hey, but I got to know it really well! It took me about 10 days before I stopped getting lost. Well, sometimes at night when I would walk around my friends, taking a drink of wine every time we crossed a bridge (we call it bridge-wine), we would end up getting quite lost. That may have been a contributing factor to Rene falling in a canal one night.

Textures of Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 08:14:48
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1.4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Carnivale Fun in Venice

Cliff Baise Paintings

My friend Cliff has started really getting into painting. Check out his latest Venice-related creation!

Daily Photo – Carnivale Fun in Venice

Here’s one of about 1,000 photos I took of the awesome costumes in Venice during Carnivale. I highly recommend going to Venice at this time of year if you are interested in taking photos of people but kind of shy. Every one of them loves having their photos taken. And, it’s totally free. I was afraid they would charge money or something… but they do it for the fun of it. I sometimes wonder what kind of people they are. My guess is they, themselves, are secretly very shy, and this is their one chance to safely be extroverted and the center of attention.

Carnivale Fun in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-09 17:02:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Rene in Venice

Speaking of Workshops

Come and visit our workshops page to see what’s on tap! In this video below, you’ll see this Wayne Norrie guy that I mention… he’s the first one to speak in the video. What an eloquent dude!

Daily Photo – Rene in Venice

Here’s my bestie Rene in true form. We were in Venice for my workshop during Carnivale, so we all got dressed up and had a fancy dinner. It was completely ridiculous, especially with Wayne Norrie at our table. We’ve never laughed so hard. He said some of the craziest things that I would be crazy to repeat! You can see here how Rene made a short attempt at a rueful rebuttal, but then how was immediately ransacked with a hilarious laugh to which there was no defense.

Rene in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-07 13:55:45
  • CameraLEICA Q (Typ 116)
  • Camera MakeLeica
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture1.7
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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My Final Sunset in Venice

The-Making-Of

Here is a video I did live on Facebook where I edited this photo using Aurora HDR 2018. I hope it is helpful to you! 🙂

Aurora HDR 2018 – Processing an image live.

Where are you watching from! Tell us in the comments! I’m editing some photos while waiting to visit a castle at sunset here in Sarasota Florida, currently at the Ritz-Carlton. I’m using Aurora HDR, and you can grab the software at https://store.stuckincustoms.com/collections/software . Any questions, ask away! Tane-san will feed them to me.

Posted by Trey Ratcliff on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Daily Photo – My Final Sunset in Venice

I very rarely process photos twice, but I chose this one as a good candidate because I had processed it earlier with a previous version of Aurora. Since the new Aurora has a lot of new features and algorithms, it was a perfect chance to see the differences. I think this version of the photo is way better than the first time around.

I took this on my final night in Venice. I was there for a total of three weeks and the weather was rather dismal most of the time. The final night had this great sunset and I was so excited!

My Final Sunset in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 17:30:31
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Textured Venice

Textures Tutorial

It’s been a while since I’ve plugged my fun video tutorial (that also comes with a ton of textures) about how to get this sort of look with your photos. Grab it in the online store here!

Daily Photo – A Textured Venice

This is one of my favorite little tricks whenever the sky gets a bit too boring, but the rest of the subject matter is great. For this texturing, I went a bit more grungy and distressed. It reminds me of some of the museums I visited around Venice. Many of the old paintings had stains and just “time” on them. The colors were often muted and they look like they might have been dipped into the canal from time to time.

A Textured Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-10 12:16:23
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length108.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Bel in Venice

Midnight in Venice

Speaking of Venice, here is the tutorial we created while there!

Daily Photo – Bel in Venice

Wow this seems like so long ago! We did a workshop in Venice and the final night ended in a costume party. Everyone got all dressed up and this is our videographer, Bel. We didn't really do any filming this night, so she could just rock out there in her costume and have a good time!

Bel in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-07 15:44:45
  • CameraLEICA Q (Typ 116)
  • Camera MakeLeica
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture1.7
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Strange Ideas in Venice

Venice HDR Tutorial

Today’s Venice photo gives me a chance to mention a really cool tutorial we did in Venice. Here’s A LINK to the tutorial. It’s one of the highest-quality videos I’ve ever made. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Strange Ideas in Venice

One night in Venice after dinner I had an idea to take a photo like this. I wanted to add as much darkness and mystery as possible. This is not usually the case because I shoot with a tripod, which I use for long exposures to get a lot of light. But I thought I'd mix it up this evening and try something a little different.

Strange Ideas in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-28 22:51:46
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Easy Photo Shooting in Venice

Insta 360 Review

Here’s a friendly reminder to check out my Insta 360 Review that I finished last month. It’s a heck of a cool camera, even if you’re not that serious about it. I think it’d be great fun to make family videos to share with the extended family too!

Daily Photo – Easy Photo Shooting in Venice

If you enjoy taking photos of people but are a little afraid of the social awkwardness of the practice, just book a room in Venice during Carnivale! These people LOVE having their photo taken. They basically slowly waltz around Venice all day long and pause here and there so people can take their photos. They don't charge money; they just enjoy being the center of attention. We all know these kind of people, like my daughter Scarlett for example, who you may know from my Instagram stories.

Easy Photo Shooting in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-01 15:13:14
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/350
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Night Walk in Venice

Venice From Above

Here’s an all-Venice video I made with a quadcopter – enjoy!

Daily Photo – A Night Walk in Venice

To get around the cruise-ship-dump-off of tourists in Venice, remember they all leave around sunset and the city empties out. A great suggestion for Venice is to adopt something close to my Burning Man schedule: Stay up til 3 AM wandering the streets and canals, then go sleep and wake up around noon or 1 PM. Start eating some amazing lunch somewhere, wander, take photos, eat more, have wine, shop, more photos, more eating, sunset, then wander after dark. You see a lot of peaceful scenes like this.

A Night Walk in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 21:38:21
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time91
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Rainy Yoga in St. Mark’s Square

Good Video

I’m a big fan of Jim Carrey’s recent talks about consciousness and whatnot. Here’s a 5-minute highlight of his commencement speech with some cool art behind it.

Daily Photo – Rainy Yoga in St. Mark's Square

Here's Bel doing a wee bit of yoga in St. Mark's Square right before dinner. That's the kind of thing she does when she's not doing any filming! She sets down all her video equipment and then starts doing a bit of yoga action, even in the rain.

Rainy Yoga in St. Mark's Square

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-09 19:24:59
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture16
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length50.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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