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Bridge over Arno River

Bridge over Arno River
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Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 2:55
Viewed: 1655
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the many bridges crossing the Arno River in the centre of the medieval city of Florence. The bridges are all solidly built to withstand the floods which come down here in the wet season apparently when the snow melts in the mountains upstream. On this day in summer the river was hardly flowing at all.

Used Babel to translate into Italian...
"Ponticello sopra il fiume del Arno"

Wikipedia note:
The Arno river originates on Mount Falterona in the Casentino area of the Apennines, and takes initially a southward curve. The river turns to the west near Arezzo passing through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, flowing into the Ligurian Sea at Marina di Pisa. With a length of 241 kilometers, it is the largest river in the region. Its main tributaries are: the Sieve (60 kilometers), Bisenzio (49 kilometers), Ombrone, Era, Elsa, Pesa and Pescia. The drainage basin amounts to more than 8,200 kmē

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Hi Murray,
Fabulous reflection of the fabled Arno River. Sharp, the cathedral with its red dome is quite visible and attractive from the chosen pov. This reminds me of the many pictures of Ponte Vecchio at night. Well done. Regards.

Hi Murray,
Great capture of the bridge and its reflection on the water.
So interesting and inspiring.
Nicely composed and presented.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-10-23 3:39]

beautiful bridge and beautiful reflections, Cunejo is right - this is like a picture

Nice view, very sharp and lucky to have such smooth water to get this great reflection..

The sky looks a little washed out - maybe a touch of the 'burn' tool to bring the levels down a bit?


Hi Murray,
A wonderful view well captured although some adjustment of the curves might improve the clarity of this picture. It is as if there is some little haze over the colours. Nonetheless a fine shot, with a wonderful reflection of the bridge.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-23 5:41]

Hi Murray

Beautiful symmetrical reflections that form a nice series of eye shapes in the Arno River. Excellent sharpness & framing. Good colour, and have a great weekend!

Great shot Murray. The water is so glassy and calm .. makes for fantastic reflections. Love the soft muted colors too ..peaceful.
I was in this city many years ago ... it was one of my favorite places.
Enjoy your weekend

Hi Murray,

A postcard picture from Florence with great colors, nice play of reflections and perfect sharpness. A great balance between the sky and the buildings is kept very well. The contrasts are wonderfully presented in your work.

Great composition.

best wishes,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-10-23 10:26]

What a great capture!
The reflexion in the river is woderful!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-10-23 10:49]

Hi Murray
Wonderful perspective and composition; sharpness, colours and light very well captured.
A wonderful image
Best regards, mb

Ciao Murray, great view of splendid bridge, fantastic reflections and excellent perspective, lovely composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

HI Murray...this is a nice shot...great light and tones.


Do I detect some judicious post-work here? If so, you've done it well.

Well composed capture with a compelling view of the bridge.


Hi Murray,
Very cool shot, such a perfect reflection on the glass-like water. When I first saw this photo I immediately thought of this shot which I took a little while ago. Personally I think you could have trimmed more off the sky to make it seem more balanced, but your POV is great here. Well seen.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-11-30 18:33]

Hello Murray, very nice reflections on the Arno. Well composed and technically strong. Well done!


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