Venice is one of my favorite destinations, not only for photography, of course, but also for spending time getting lost in its beautiful streets, admiring its architecture, enjoying the opportunity to stop for drink something. Every time I go to Venice all these things are a must for me, obviously including the possibility of always making evocative shots

This time I focused on long exposure shots and to make this I choice a classic spot of Venice, the bridge of Accademia for two reasons: the first is that this is a very interesting spot to photograph light trails of boat passing the canal, the second is that I miss this spot for several years and I wanted to redo this photo after some time

To make this shot I took advantage of the blue hour and I combined two different shooting moments, one for the long exposure during the light where I used my Hoya Prond EX64 the other where I waited for the dark to photograph the light trails


As first i digitally blended the shots between the two moments captured, so I bring the light trails into the other long exposure shot with dailyght. I fixed color cast, incrEased the blue tones and fixed the yellow lights coming from lamps, I increased details and sharpen and fixed some sea spot with clone stamp tool.

I also used a soft dodge and burn around some buildings and fixed highlights and shadows using luminosity masks

As always I hope you will find this usefull. Love to ear that from you!


Camera: Nikon D-850

Sigma 24-70 f/2,8 (used at 28mm)

Two Shots

ISO: 100 at f10

Software: Photoshop CC2022

Plugin: TTS Pro 2.0

Filter: Hoya Prond Ex64