Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Photography



“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
Dorothea Lange

29 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I count that as a telephone.

Shell Sherree said...

Lovely hands! And a wonderful quote to go with it. Thanks, Pierre.

Alexa said...

What Shell said! (And do those lovely hands belong to someone I know?) There was an ad in the NYC subway that said, "If it has a ring tone, it's not a camera." But with an improved phone camera and interesting apps, I find myself taking pictures with the phone more and more.

Barbara Farr said...

Great capture!

Les Idées Heureuses said...

J'ai passé un très bon moment à vos côtés. Venessia nous anime toujours d'émotions.
Douceur du jour
M de Sclos

vivaldi's sister said...

cOME ON - THIS IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE - Photo a day has turned into photo a fortnight & the quality is plummeting - not good at all

Pierre said...

Hi Vivaldi's sister (!) I'm sorry for you. I've posted on this blog for a while (since 2006) without seeing even one message from you before this so kind one...
I'm currently in another italian city that I love at least as much as I love Venice and where life is beautiful. And I hope I'll stay here for a while. Maybe I'll start VDP again, maybe I won't. In the meantime, to entertain our frends, don't be shy and please indicate your blog's address on your minimalist Blogger's page, so that we can be marveled by your own pictures.
And please, don't be rude : no use writing in capital letters on this blog.
E un ciao a tutti gli amici di VDP, non vi dimentico !

Barbara Snow said...

Well said Pierre. WHile I check your blog every day, I realize you have a life (Yes!) and I will gladly wait for next offering. Till then.
Fondly,
Barb in Minnesota

Andante said...

We'd noticed that you'd not put any photos up for a while, Pierre, but still kept checking. Tonight we saw the "comment" from "Vivaldi's Sister", and your restrained reply.
We do hope that you do come back to the VDP - "other blogs are available" - but they're not VDP!
You have so often caught perfectly just what brings us back to Venice, time after time, and we'd hate to think there may be no more VDP.
Thank you, anyway, for the many wonderful images and the way they have brought Venice to us when we're many miles away, and many months away from being able to return.
We've followed VDP for a long time before we ever posted a comment - our best wishes to you, you are appreciated greatly - and don't forget all the VDP "faithfuls" who will miss it.

Alexa said...

Hear, hear, Andante!

Ruth said...

I too have been following VDP for quite some time. I love the mix of photos: well known landmarks, hidden details, the weather in all its moods, daily life in bars, shops, the street and on the boats, tempting food and drink, the life of locals through the year.

Venice is shown in all its beauty and it calls those of us who know and love the city to return.

I enjoy the quotes, especially when they are in Italian and I find I know more of the language than I thought!

I check the site each day and had been hoping that the most recent photo of a camera wasn't some sort of signal that there would be no more VDP.

I think I'll spend the time until you are returned linking to the other sites that you like and looking back through all your photos. Maybe it will be Venice this year!

Kris said...

Miss you, Pierre. Venice Daily Photo is my homepage and it greets me every day. I hope you are having a wonderful time and taking fabulous photos, but do come back! Your fans await.

Sissi said...

I follow your blog for the past 2-3 years.Every time I find a photo that "touches" me I put it either in my PCscreen or in my mobile.You have the previlege to LIVE IN VENICE(allow me the capitals...)I almost every day get in the blog to see if there is something new.I have been many times in Venice but they are not enough.So please keep posting for all of us who want to feel this touch of Serenissima..with respect

Don said...

VDP has helped me keep sanity through dark winters on the edge of the British Isles. I've already enjoyed two visits to Venice & Pierre's great observations give me inspiration to return and explore more of La Serenissima. I do hope this isn't an end to VDP but I can certainly understand his desire to visit Italy's other wonderful cities.

Franka said...

Right. The view on the world changes - to a better and more intense one.

Anonymous said...

Pierre, just glad to know everything is OK with you! I check in daily with VDP and missed new photos, but was worried that you had fallen in one of the canals :-). Perhaps you will share some more Italy with us?

Elizabeth

Andrew said...

I also check daily but know that occasionally there is a hiatus. It must become a chore from time to time and everyone needs a break to come back refreshed. Please don't stop as your pictures are an inspiration.

Nancy said...

I really enjoy looking at all the beautiful photographs too! Hope you're back soon!

Wendy said...

Pierre,
Like so many others who have commented here, we have enjoyed your stunning, funny, human photos of one of our favourite cities over the past few years. We miss our daily 'lift', but understand your need for a change. We hope you continue to enjoy whichever Italian city you are now in and look forward to more photos -- of it, perhaps or of Venice again. Thanks for so many beautiful photos,
Wendy and Bruce

Rob C said...

Pierre,
Well Put!!

We miss your pics and hope that one day you will bless us once again.

Until then I'll just have to go back to La Serenissima again
:-)

notchke said...

I miss your vision of Venice. The idea of a daily blog commitment is so meaningful to us, but tables turned, must be exhausting. Thank you for what you have shared with us. I hope you will return, but until then, relax and enjoy.
Nina in Michigan

Anonymous said...

I miss you too, but realize the need for a break! Hope to be back in Venice soon. (now my second home as I spend more time there than anywhere else, except where I live). Looking forward to more photos when you are ready!
HL-NYC

Michelle Nédélec said...

Pierre, J'aime vos photos, j'aime Venise et j'adorais venir chaque jour regarder ce que vous nous aviez préparé. Je reviens chaque jour voir si vous n'êtes pas revenu ....

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your photographs. We visited Venice as part of a Make-a-Wish trip for our child after cancer treatment. The combination of history and magic and everyday (the ambulance boat entrance to the hospital, the garbage boat) reminded us to try to see a little magic in our everyday. There are other images of Venice, but I have not found a source that anchors that beauty quite so well as you have. I hope you will be refreshed, as we were on our visit.

Teri Fiddletown CA said...

I am missing you too. Are you well and otherwise amused.
Teri

Gunn said...

I hope all is well, and I just want to tell you that your blog is inspiring and very very pretty.

Nearly one year since I had a lovely long weekend in Venice!

Doronette NF said...

very cool!

LOLfromPasa said...

Nicely done. Hope you had a little help from a friend :).

Carraol said...

Great harmony of words and image, love the concept! Saludos.