As terrific as the Festa del Redentore is, I'm sure some of you are thinking you've seen enough fireworks photos this year, especially if you recently celebrated the 4th of July. As much as I like fireworks, to be honest - pictures of fireworks don't always thrill me.
Ahh, but if there are gondolas in those photos, I'm interested.
This year our kayaking friend René Seindal was on the water in a small boat, and got himself in some pretty good spots for photos.
Leave it to the Italians to come up with some amazing fireworks,
Leave it to a few gondoliers to get their boats in a good place for a photo,
And leave it to a kayaking guide to find a place to take great shots.
Check out "Redentore 2011" on René's blog.
Which photo is your favorite?