Sunrise on the Grand Canal, Venice

The Grand Canal glows as the sun rises behind Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. It’s a breathtaking view from where I am standing on Ponte dell’Accademia, which spans the Grand Canal several hundred meters distant from the basilica.

Countless thousands of photographers have stood on the same bridge – the morning I was there, I shared the bridge with more than a dozen people photographing this sunrise – taking similar photos of Grand Canal sunrises. In short, this photo is a cliche, I know it, and am genuinely thrilled to have the image in my portfolio.