Crossing the Grand Canal

As photographers we tend to stand out in a crowd. It’s not just the ton of gear we’re lugging around, It the constant moving, climbing, scrambling, and re-positioning of ourselves. This becomes incredibly important when trying to frame a shot. Very often taking a stellar photo requires us to step outside of our comfort zones. Sometimes it takes some guts to put yourself in a precarious position in order to claim the prize. If nothing else and excluding the possible element of danger, it sure does get some funny looks from passers by. Funny looks are fine though. In fact, get used to them because, well, you probably deserve it. Just have your wife pack an extra “I’m with Stupid” Tee Shirt.


If you’re nervous, try singing.

“When the moon hits your eye and the smell of dead fish hits your nose, that’s amore.” — No way to set up a tripod here and I’m pretty sure I look like a huge tourist shimmying out on these posts. What’s the worst that could happen?

Seriously though, take the chance and get the shot. It’s well worth it.

Below The Rialto