Happy New Year Everyone! I thought Id kick off the new decade by going back to a city that still feels like it belongs a few centuries back in time: Venice, Italy. I was surprised to learn that I was the finalist in two categories in the 2009 Photoblog Awards: Photoblog of the Year and Best American Photoblog. First off – congrats to the winners. Second – thanks to everyone for voting for me, its certainly appreciated. Do check out the other finalists as their work rocks and Im very honored to be in such amazing company.

TAGS: [Italy]

January 1, 2010 | 42 comments
D700 Italy

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/18 | Exposure bias: -4/6EV | Focal length: 14mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 30s |


  • David H - W on 02.01.2010 @ 01:45

    Love the angle & the lead-in lines; lights are fab too. Happy New Year Mr Frisky!

  • fabrizio on 02.01.2010 @ 03:13

    exelent shot very clean beautiful night lights and very good job with 30 second... i really love it

  • Papigiulio on 02.01.2010 @ 07:54

    effin nice n clean

  • yz on 02.01.2010 @ 08:10

    perfect beauty

  • Shawn Bierman on 02.01.2010 @ 09:27

    Beautiful night exposure. Congratulations on your nominations.

  • minimodi on 02.01.2010 @ 11:22

    happy new year, and congrats to you. considering the photo I especially like the yellow lamp on the right side, god work!

  • Justin Van Leeuwen on 02.01.2010 @ 11:24

    Time to get started voting on the 2010 awards; these things don't vote for themselves!

    I love long exposures - I don't do enough of them (lazy). I especially like the brighter streak of light on the upper part of the canal. The shallow dof and small aperture really made some nice star-bursts on the lights too: I wish my 15mm fisheye had more aperture blades so I could get more like this.

  • rolero54 on 02.01.2010 @ 11:28

    A beautiful photography and beautiful light and a good rendering, bravo!.

  • k@ on 02.01.2010 @ 11:30

    Ma- gic ! Bravo & happy 2°1° with those lights in & out*

  • jelb on 02.01.2010 @ 12:49

    a nice night congratulations on your nomination in "photoblog awards"..Bravo!

  • Oscar on 02.01.2010 @ 13:10

    Gathering of 20 seconds... gorgeous shot

  • Argos on 02.01.2010 @ 13:24

    Beautiful capture, congratulations on being a finalist twice over!

  • Boris on 02.01.2010 @ 14:26

    Happy new year Faisal and thanks for this great night shot !

  • MARIANA on 02.01.2010 @ 15:01

    Wonderful . Almost impossible how clear and sharp is this night shot . Bravo !

  • Laszlo on 02.01.2010 @ 15:05

    Awesome capture! Sexy colors mate! Happy New Year!

  • george@minimalistics on 02.01.2010 @ 15:48

    I haven't seen any "traffic" photographs shot in Venice before and I like this one a lot. Well spotted.

    I'd also like to add that when the number of blogs out there is taken into consideration, being a finalist is no small feat. Well done Faisal.

  • Elaine- on 02.01.2010 @ 16:51

    lovely shot!! diggin' all the long exposure colors!! happy italian new year!!

  • Krista on 02.01.2010 @ 17:27

    This is gorgeous!

  • Omar on 03.01.2010 @ 05:25

    exceptional night shot! The yellow light in the right part is truly awesome.

    Faisal, I wish you a Happy New Year!

  • remy on 03.01.2010 @ 06:03

    Happy new year Faisal! Hope its gonna be a harmonious one to you.

    Love the pic by the way!!

  • F. on 03.01.2010 @ 08:25

    Wonderful night shot.

  • don on 03.01.2010 @ 10:22

    A beautiful night street scene. The exposure seems dead on. Congrats on your achievement in the awards. All the best for a great year.

  • mike on 03.01.2010 @ 17:32

    I wish I'd had my 5D when I was in Venice! Every corner is just asking for a photo.... What are those little white speckles in the sky?

  • Marie on 03.01.2010 @ 17:38

    magnifiques reflets colorés.

  • Mario Jean [MADOC PHOTO] on 03.01.2010 @ 21:54

    Superb night shots, Faisal.
    I love the colors and the boats movement. Well done.

    And congratulations on being finalist in those two categories.

  • Otto K. on 03.01.2010 @ 22:11

    Congrats, sir!! One day I'll make it to Venice...I hope.

  • grapf on 04.01.2010 @ 01:28

    amazing lights on the Venice highway :-)
    And congrats to your states of finalist! It's up to you.

  • dj.tigersprout on 04.01.2010 @ 07:10

    superb color and detail!! a lovely place and mood! happy 2010!!! :) and congrats on your achievements!

  • laanba on 04.01.2010 @ 07:30

    Congratulations on making the finals. How exciting!

  • faisal on 04.01.2010 @ 08:57

    Thanks everyone for their comments and wishes.

  • hoi on 04.01.2010 @ 09:21

    Beautiful night capture!

  • John on 04.01.2010 @ 20:30

    What a beautiful image. The starburst lights are wonderful, and light-trails on water is something I've not seen much before! Very ghostly. Well done indeed.

  • John on 04.01.2010 @ 20:32

    Oh and very well done with your finalist placings! Very respectable indeed, you should be very proud! xD

  • crash on 04.01.2010 @ 22:20

    yippee! congrats to ya! and an excellent photo of Venice!

  • rian on 04.01.2010 @ 22:29

    well, congrats on being one of the finalists.. the image you have up here is proof that you really are deserving to be in that list.. :) a happy new year to you too! ;D

  • Sylvain on 05.01.2010 @ 04:41

    I really love the light-trails, it's so unusual ! I can only do this with cars in my town ;)
    Congratulations to you. I'm not surprised, your pictures are beautiful and your comments on mines are always full of enthousiasm and kindness so I think you're a good person who deserves a price at least for this.
    Happy twenty10 !

  • PIXistenz on 05.01.2010 @ 06:57

    I was standing at the exact same spot only a few days ago, also shooting this scene. Uploading this week... :)

  • sherri on 05.01.2010 @ 10:17

    Such a beautiful place and wow on the capture. I don't see how it could be more perfect.

  • Jaol on 05.01.2010 @ 11:00

    Congrats to the world on being able to enjoy your photos. Man you deserve every prize...

  • yiannis krikis on 05.01.2010 @ 13:15

    fantastic nocturnal image

  • LightningPaul on 09.01.2010 @ 18:37

    Happy New Year 2010 for you and your family.

    Nice Venice image.

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 11.01.2010 @ 13:13

    Venice is beautiful! And even more beautiful by night! Have a great new year! :)