What a stunning city. In a way it reminded me of Rome - another beautiful city I'd love to spend months exploring - until you see how chock full of tourists it is. But the tourists are only there because it's such a beautiful city, so ... what do you do? I took hundreds of shots of Venice but found it hard to get one that shows a quieter side, one that was obviously Venice but with less of the commercialism. I knew if I timed this one right I'd get the gondola and gondolier but no tourists in the shot and there'd be no mistaking the location. It took a while but I was very pleased with the result.