So that was Saturday's flood, by which point we'd already survived Friday's monsoon. Armed with a bunch of umbrellas we shot around Rialto Mercato and San Marco and got a lot of cool shots of the tourists in the rain. Perfect weather would have been nice, and the rain was a challenge, but we all got some good images.
I've included another of my favourites below, taken as we walked from the hotel to catch a boat to Burano on Sunday morning. There's an interesting story behind this one. I spent ages photographing this scene, as I really wanted to include the railing in the foreground, particularly the text, but I couldn't get an angle I liked. I must have shot well over 50 frames, but in each of them something was wrong: either the verticals converged, when I concentrated on getting the right angle on the text, or the text seemed insufficiently prominent when I corrected the composition for the buildings. In the end I gave up, and then blended two frames in Photoshop to create the image you see here. I haven't published this one elsewhere but did send it to a friend as I was pleased with the result. His comment: "that railing's a bit distracting". Oh well :-)
And here are a few more: a rather odd and somewhat creepy 'red-carpeted' alleyway, a trendy guy we found on Burano, and a night shot from the Rialto Bridge.
As I mentioned above, Burano is know as the colourful island, and as you wander around it's easy to see why.