A Night at the Opera
OK, I didn't go at night. During each day of the workshop, after lunch, we take a planned Siesta (from 1:30 to 4:00 pm) otherwise we'd be going from 6:00 am straight through to 8:30 pm each day, and after a day or two we'd all be totally burned out. During that time, students can explore the city, do some shopping, or take a well-deserved nap. During one of our Siesta's I did something that's been on the top of my shooting to-do-list since my last visit - shooting Teatro La Fenice — Venice's famed Opera House. Luckily, they have an inexpensive self-guided tour available daily (note: you have to pay extra to take photos), and I was able to visit and grab a few shots (seen below). The challenge, as always, is avoiding tourists, but luckily there weren't many there. I had to clone out a few folks in a couple of the shots, but nothing too terrible. Shooting low like the center shot hid the tourists pretty well when the room was it's most crowded. Thanks to Robby and Mimo for taking me there, and being so patient.