One of the top locations that you and everyone will see in Venice will be Piazza San Marco, commonly known as St. Mark’s Square. I loved this place in the early morning but St. Mark’s Square transforms to something totally different once the lights goes down.
Getting a unique image of St. Mark’s Square.
When you come and visit Venice, the one place that you see time and time again is St. Mark’s Square or how the locals call it Piazza San Marco. Don’t get me wrong, Piazza San Marco is a wonderful place which has lots of shops with the classic out side dinning area where you can sit back and watch the tourists play and feed the pigeons that flock to the square during the daytime. However with all the foot traffic and the vendors with their large trolleys selling cheap goods, getting a good daytime shot of the square was impossible. I found out from Trey Ratcliff and Rene Smith that the tide from the sea is starting to flood St. Mark’s Square at night time so I had an Ideal to come back that night to take a shot with the water to get some cool reflections. Me and my wife came back around 11:00 pm to find that the water was on the rise so I was in luck! I looked around and I found this spot looking towards one of the famous outside dinning areas. It had the band still playing along with about 15 people still sitting back sipping on their Spritz(A local Alcoholic beverage). I used my Manfrotto Pixi along with my Sony A7r on a timer mode to capture this image. I really like how the lights of the buildings and the reflections came out. This image does not scream Venice but if you are familiar with the area, you know exactly where it is. If you have a chance to visit Venice, make sure you go out and see at night. The city really comes alive after the sun goes down.