Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | I’ve always been captivated by history, and Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world because it truly remains timeless. I decided I wanted to photograph the Historical Regatta (Regata Storica), an event that’s taken place in Venice every year since the 1500s. The boats and costumes seen in this photograph are exactly as they were back then. The day was beautiful, and although the bridge was crowded and I could barely move, the stunning sunrise and sunset made it a perfect scene for this Day to Night.
The Day to Night series began in 2009. From a fixed camera angle, I capture fleeting moments of humanity and nature as light passes in front of the lens. I shoot thousands of images through day and night, then digitally blend a select group to create a seamless composite image. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes.
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