Just another Venetian sunset

I'm working my way through my Venice photos, slowly.

As I've mentioned here before, I am on a multi-week grand tour of Italy with the family.  We spent about 5 days in Venice early on in the trip, then onto Florence and more.  I'll provide a full report later, but in short it's been fabulous, as any trip to Italy can only be.

Venice was a bit of a photographic dream for me.  I had been before, but it was years ago and I didn't know anything about photography back then.  This time, I was armed with all my gear, a full list of spots I wanted to shoot, and fingers crossed in hopes of good light.

I got it.

I spent a couple of hours in the area where today's photo was taken, which is along the Riva Degli Schiavone (and yes, I had to look that up!).  It's a huge promenade that runs alongside the canal, starting at the Doge's Palace/St Mark's Square area and continuing on for a while (I did not walk the whole thing).

I fired away at the gondolas under a stunning sunset, and have to admit that I was pretty damn excited the whole time.  I was silently high-fiving myself while this light was occurring.  I always hope for great light, but when it actually shows up along with great clouds AND you happen to be in the perfect spot - well that deserves a little celebration, don't you think?