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A city full of history – Venice at dawn, May 2014

A step back in time, to my first trip on a photography workshop with my first Sony, and enjoying a stunning sunrise.

The trip was with Anthony Epes Photography. Anthony knows some great spots for sunrise in Venice, and it was a great trip for a beginner photographer. I reckon my favourite trip with him was to Istanbul, a city I fell in love with. Worth a look at his schedule when you feel up for travelling again!

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 13 December 2020

Posted as part of  One Word Sunday

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  1. Venice is probably one of the most photogenic cities in the world, I spent a couple of weeks there a few years ago and although I’m not as talented as you, I came back with some fantastic photos. The other thing to say about Venice is that no matter what time, day or night, it felt “safe” and I found myself wandering round at 2 or 3 in the morning, don’t think I would do that in many other cities I’ve visited.

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    • You’re right about all of that. I have been several times in the last few years and adore the place. I avoid high season as it gets too crowded when the cruise ships arrive, though evenings and early mornings are still ok. And yes, it feels a very safe city. I am often wandering pre-dawn and have never experienced any problems.


    • If you want to dig out the DSLR then a few days on a workshop are worth doing. There is another guy I did a day with in Istanbul who I highly recommend. A better option if you’re there with hubby and don’t want to neglect him for several days 🙂 I’ll be featuring a few Istanbul photos soon ad will give details of this other guy. He is worth spending some time with even if using your phone as he is a local and knows brilliant spots for photos, and lots of the local people.


  2. I’ve always meant to get up early when in Venice to see the city before the crowds get there but my natural slothful nature has never allowed this. Next time, if we get a next time soon, I will. I must!


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