Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas is a Time for Long Exposures

photos by Simon Atkins

It's no secret that I love long exposures on the gondola. We've seen many of them here in the past.  The best time for these unique photos is when the Christmas lights are up - providing bright and colorful backgrounds.
Here are a few that we shot a few days ago.
You may notice a bright shiny diamond ring on the lady's finger as well - which explains why the gentleman is smiling so big.

Not everybody gets a clean image in a long exposure, and invariably the gondolier ends up blurred in many of these shots.  But then it's not really about the gondolier, it's about the couple.

And if you get the timing just right, a house full of Christmas lights can make an amazing background.

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