Acqua Alta, by Sébastien Beun

Saturday, March 30th, Venice, Italy. It was close to 21:00 when the sirens that announce the exceptional tide peaks that sometimes occur in the northern Adriatic Sea rang throughout the city. I was in my hotel room when I heard the alert system announcing a very intense phenomenon, around 135 cm above the standard. Then I decided to prepare my equipment for a walk to Piazza San Marco and its surroundings while the water was quietly but quickly invading the streets and pavements of the city.

Acqua Alta, by Sebastien Beun

Canon EOS 5D Mk II with EF 24-70mm f/2.8 | Exposure 30sec @ f/5.6 | Focal length 24mm | ISO 50
Acqua Alta, by Sebastien Beun

Award Score: 68 (Value 13.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 05
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Piazza San Marco, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Photographer: Sébastien Beun (Thuin, Belgium) Registered
Sébastien Beun is a Belgian based amateur photographer born in 1981. He came into photography at the age of 12. Sébastien bought his first single lens reflex and made his first attempts to develop black and white negatives and prints after having discovered his father’s old material in the attic. Few years later he bought more modern dark room material, and over the course of time moved into digital photography eventually. Today he takes digital photographs of everything that touches him. He keeps his dark room material in his attic, as he believes one day he can show how that works to his own son.


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