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A popular view

A  popular view
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-08 4:39
Viewed: 1448
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'A popular view' of the Ponte Vecchio.

I did take other shots of this famous bridge from a variety of places, but there was a haze over the city, which prevented a really clear and sharp view.
So it wasn't until we were walking along the riverside that I was able to get a reasonably sharp shot.

"The Old Bridge dates back to around 1345, and replaced an even older bridge built by the Romans.

In 1944,when the Nazis blew up all the bridges in Florence to stall the Allies' advance, this was the only one to be spared.It retains its medieval appearance, lined with shops and apartments, giving it a higgledy-piggledy appearance.

At one time it was the haunt of butchers and tanners, but the smell became so bad in the late 16th century that they were evicted to make way for goldsmiths. The jewellers are still there today!"
[Thanks to FootprintItalia for the information.]

Thanks for looking.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-08 4:47]

Hi Jean,
A popular view, indeed! And a temptation to every photographer to take photos from this POV of the Ponte Vecchio.
Another marvel in Florence, Italy. Such superb architecture and a splendid reflection. Perfect lighting and such a neat presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Jean,
Beautiful, very popular view. Awesome pic.

Olá Jean,
But it's the way you see, focus and capture with color, light and shade you choose.
Excellent capture, especially the beautiful reflections on the calm waters of the Arno in this moment.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-11-08 8:04]

HI Jean, indeed a very beautiful view, very attractive reflections.All details are very sharp and nice to look at. Perfect compositon.
Regards Rose

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-08 8:50]

Hello Jean,

This vehicle bridge looks lovely even several hundred years have been passed. Many tourists take snapshot of this attraction in Firenze and your composition has two salient features. Primarily the water tone of the Arno River is peculiar and secondarily reflection of the bridge on the water surace. A beautiful snapshot. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-08 8:51]

Hi Jean.

Such an infamous bridge, used in many an old classic film.
I like the angle and presentation, The colour to the water is vibrant to say the least. Very good mix of walls in light and shade, their pastel colours shine out. Naet job Fean and notes attached. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Jean, excellent presentation of the popular view, ery well done, I love the surface of the water.

Ciao Jean, classic view from famous bridge, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Wonderful exposure you have got here, Jean!

The light and details are fantastic with amazing color contrast to the sky.
I like the mirror-reflection of the bridge on the calm waters.
Good sharpness and clarity too.
Well done!

Kind regards,

Hello Jean
Good POV,for a very good shot of this famous bridge in Florence.
great colors with nice reflection..
It is a great piece of architecture well caught

HI Jean..nice shot of this great bridge...excellent tones and colors. Well done.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-08 20:20]


Meveilleux reflet de ce pont usperbe iamge et compo fantastique point de cadrage et captage ce fameux pont avec ce maisons incorporées grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Jean,
Interesting the way the old bridge and the yellow building make an almost v shape and adding depth to the scene.

Hi Jean,
A very nice POV. and DOF. of the popular 'Ponte Vecchio' of Florence,
Great covered old bridge and architecture,
nice reflection on water and sharp details,
My compliments. Michel

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2012-11-09 9:49]

Hi Jean:)
What a great presentation, I had no idea that they build some small houses on/in the bridge.
Very nice POV and great details.
Only sky is a bit OE...
Greetings - Tom:)

A beautiful capture. Everything is sharp and in focus. The colours are excellent. Personally, I thought the sky was very slightly overexposed. Also, what I found irritating was the hard white line going down the middle support (which I thought could have been burnt away), and I thought it could have been cropped to remove the algae and the part windows on the left. But I do tend to be very very pedantic when I'm critiquing.

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