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The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-20
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-05 0:51
Viewed: 1479
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indeed, the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy, is a beautiful sight, stretching high above the canal. It is generally known as one of the finest examples of bridge architecture in the world.

A story says that if a couple kisses under the bridge while drifting below on a gondola at sunset, they will enjoy eternal love. Thus, the "sighs" are said to come from lovers who are overwhelmed by the romance of the whole scene.
This romantic view was created by the Poet Lord Byron with his writings: "I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, a palace and prison on each hand".

PP work: HDR treatment to a single shot

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Hello Francis,
A beautiful view indeed of this famous bridge. The activity, architecture, composition and clarity all work topgether to make a fantastic sight. And an informative note too. Well done my friend.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-05 2:33]

Hi Francis.

Photographed so many times, but still worth looking at, the history and the architecture always grabs. Its good you included the busy waterway beneath, the blues are very appealing, tfs

stv ;o))

Hello Francis
Great view of the bridge,fully detailed,with lots of colors.
great architecture and good clarity..really cool
well caught..TFS

HI Francis, love it - I have seen quite a few pics but this is showing the whole scene - and a very good POV with intense colors - and a lot of life on the water ..... I hope with a lot of dreams come true.
Thanks for sharing - and your note - kindest regards Monika

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-05 7:11]


Quelle vue et compo de Venise superbe captage et image quel canal avec les gondoles et ces pont superbe perspective et image.
Bravo et amitiť


Hi Francis, excellent capture of this well-known place, perfect presentation of the daily life of Venice full of tourists. TFS

Hello Francis,
Lovely capture with nice architecture,water way and Gondolas,beautiful composition with nice perspective,colour and clarity.
TFS and my regards_Joy

Beautiful view! I love the contrast of the neutral colored buildings, and bridge in the foreground, contrasting with the colored buildings and posts in the rear. Nice to have some gondolas in the shot too. The bridge down the canal looks like a very busy place :)
well done.

I like your Venice canal scene better than the fake one we have in Las Vegas. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-05 11:37]

Great perspective under the bridge, we can see another bridge and colorful houses, beautiful photo

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2012-12-05 12:08]

Hi Francis,
great PoV and HDR helps bring out the colour in what looks like a dull day

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-12-05 17:11]

Hi Francis, I like the architecture of this famous bridge,good composition of the water way and Gondolas, good work.
TFS and my best regards

Hi,crisp,clear image with perfect light and color rendition.Best wishes,Otto.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-05 19:27]

Hi Francis,
a lovely shot of the famous bridge. I too have photos here, nowhere as good as this one.

The story that was told to us by the guide about this bridge and the name is different. She told us that prisoners that were being led to execution would be walking inside the structure on the bridge and the last outside scene that the prisoner would see was from those windows and he would sigh looking outside for one last time.

Hi Francis,
Beautiful caught of view of the bridge of Sighs in Venice ,
great architecture and details,
well presented in vertical composition,
fine work in HDR...Michel

This is a well taken shot of a wonderful architecture with amazing view to the canal, Francis!
The sharpness and DOF are excellent, and colors are natural.
Good control on light and exposure too.
Well done!

Kind regards,

Hello Francis, unmistakeably Venice, there are so many clues in this one shot.
The grey stonework contrasts with the other buildings, the blue posts and the green water.
Great PoV and DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

HI Francis...great shot of Venice..perfect tones and colors with excellent details.


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