One of the perks of frequently being in Venice in the off season–the sparse crowds at night in popular campi and piazze afford the chance to get one or two folks off in the distance for a long exposure shot.
By dialing back the clarity and upping the masking, you get this ghostly effect that I really like.
One of our favorite spots in Venice at night is where Cannaregio and Castello come together, the quiet campo in front of Zanipolo. Zanipolo is the Venetian dialect slurring together “Santi Giovanni e Paolo.”
We stopped to reflect for a moment on the mysterious nature of things as the light of this rather fabulous hotel’s canalside entrance faded off into the distance over this narrow waterway, quite near Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo.