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  120 second exposure
  f/22 aperture
  ISO 35
 100 limited edition prints
 5 artist’s proofs
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Paul says…

I learned two things about Venice during this trip: 1) It floods twice a day throughout winter and 2) It’s cold in the morning.

When I say cold, I mean really cold. Bone-shatteringly freezing, in fact. But getting the early morning vaporetto across the Grand Canal to San Marco was a new experience, and I got to see the city slowly come to life as people began to set up for work.

But there was something strange – people weren’t just opening shops, they were boarding up doors. Raised platforms were being set up, like elevated pedestrian expressways all around the city with seemingly regular occasion. And then an alarm sounded, over and over again. Ah, so that was why there were reports of flooding the day before – it’s not just one day, it’s every day (at high tides) during the winter that the entire city gets beaten by the sea into being 50cm below the water.

Clicking away, it was great for a short while – the gondolas moved gracefully throughout my long exposure and the pre-dawn lights of San Giorgio sat perfectly in the distance of the frame. Then it happened, the only thing worse than being freezing cold on a dark morning: being freezing cold and wet. A quick pack-up later, and back on the water-bus. In a matter of hours the entire city was covered in water, including the areas around our hotel. Still, I got the shot just in time.

Location: Venice, Italy

Sizes available up to 3m / 10ft – for custom sizing, please contact the studio

Limited Edition

Each print we deliver is a hand-signed Limited Edition (of 100) or Artist's Proof (of 5) version. Because you're getting a true work of art, you'll also receive a secure certificate of authenticity and individual edition number.

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We use the best medium format camera systems in the entire world and print every image on specialist silver metal halide paper - meaning what you see in real life is exactly what you get to hang on your wall.

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Your print is put through a rigorous set of quality control standards long before we ever ship it to your front door. We only create gallery-quality images, and you'll receive your print in perfect condition with a lifetime guarantee.

Nature doesn't mass-produce its jaw-dropping wonders.

So neither do we.

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