William Albert Allard

Regata on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, 1969

My first visit to Italy was for @natgeo magazine in 1969 to make photographs of Venice. On the day of the regata on the Grand Canal I had arranged to be allowed to photograph from the window of an apartment overlooking the bend in the Canal. I used a special wide angle camera I owned briefly to make the image. It was called and Zeiss Hologon Ultra Wode with a fixed 15mm lens. I’d received the camera earlier that year as part of winning the White House Photographer of the Year Award. I was a member of the White House Photographers Association although I never worked in the White House. The image of the regata I made has always reminded me of a miniature painting with great detail that reflects a more ancient era. The camera I used was stolen later that year by two kids zipping by on a motor scooter as I walked along a roadside somewhere in South Vietnam. I was disappointed to have it stolen but can’t say I really missed it. I’ve never been a sure wide angle kind of photographer.
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@35awards

Wow 👍

@joe_and_rosita_travels

Love this photo! It does remind me of an old painting! Venice is my favorite place!

@hannahperng

@powellperng you should follow this photographer

@pete.cilliers

Beautiful photograph @williamalbertallard such an inspiration

@sagaliina2016

What amazing shot👏🏼😍

@goradiate

Fabulous image ❤️❤️

@shahab.shirmanesh

You got some cool insta photos 😊👍🏾

@moogiwolf

Wow. Amazing shot.

@twinkletoesjb

Beautiful!

@williamalbertallard

@mich.gillie011 thank you Michelle. I appreciate it

@madena

Please always include the stories to you photos, they add such life to your work!

@cswortham

The colors in this picture are beautiful Mr. Allard. 👍

@mich.gillie011

What a lovely and interesting narrative that accompanies such a striking picture. Such talent

@darrenvlog

Beautiful

@davidharli

Wonderful! As always.

@femmeflamme

@femmeflamme *grab his paints!

@femmeflamme

If Canaletto had lived long enough to see this photograph, he'd have wept for joy first, then hurried off to gran his paints!

@katia_andresaki

Incredibile!

@lividivv

Incredible shot!

@robert.klaric.photography

amazing photo with also amazing colors.. I guess you can't beat film :)

@filhos_forever

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@yansvisko

@andrew.c.camp isn’t this a great photo?!

@lakshmi.bhatia

Beautiful ❤❤❤

@adventureinart

The detail of the 🚣‍♀️ is amazing!

@axpathfinder

But you sure got a terrific shot - and the picture is almost a half century old !

@christianuriel12

❤️❤️

@alfredo_source

I missed a change to get a signed copy of your recent bufallow in the snow flash sale. I'm never giving up on the hope of one day keeping a signed work of yours. #GreatPhotographer

@ufuktipi

I shot many images on film in my 2 day trip to Venice last april and I have been posting those in my account. But ofcource non of those is close in beauty to your image. What a lovely color pallet of kodakchrome and such a nice spot to appreciate the scenery 🍷

@the_unideal_human

Love the vibes ♥️ ✨

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