Burano’s slightly less traveled sister island is Mazzorbo. It’s a lovely, quiet little sleeper you pass by on the vaporetto on the way to see the painted gems of Burano. We can think of no better place to buy a quiet little estate when you win the lottery.
I was kicking myself for not having lugged the tripod with me to Burano this day; I would have shot these with HDR for a more dramatic contrast with the Venice buildings, campanile, and rooflines that sit under this dramatic sunset. But in retrospect that’s a “happy accident”, as the slight silhouetting I think emphasizes the romantic, mysterious qualities of Venice at night and in the evening.
These were shot at f5.6, 1/800th, between 260mm and 300mm depending. Any time you can watch the sunset on Burano, you know it’s good to be alive.
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