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Canoeing on the River Arno

Canoeing on the River Arno
Photo Information
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: 2012-09-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 0:44
Viewed: 2170
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The River Arno crosses Florence, Italy, where it passes below the Ponte Vecchio and the Santa Trìnita bridge (built by Bartolomeo Ammanati, but inspired by Michelangelo). The river flooded this city regularly in historical times, the last occasion being the famous flood of 1966, in only 24 hours.
The flow rate of the Arno is irregular. It is sometimes described as having a torrent-like behaviour, because it can easily go from almost dry to near-flood in a few days. At the point where the Arno leaves the Apennines. New dams built upstream of Florence have greatly alleviated the problem in recent years.
A flood on November 4, 1966 collapsed the embankment in Florence, killing at least 40 people and damaging or destroying millions of works of art and rare books. New conservation techniques were inspired by the disaster, but even 40 years later hundreds of works still await restoration.

This canoeist is practicing his hobby on the river with a lovely reflection of the Renaissance buildings along the banks of the River.

PP work: HDR

Exif info:
Lens Focal Length: 60.00 mm (18-200 mm F3.5-F5.6)
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
F-Number: F8.0
ISO: 100
Compensation: EV 0/6

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-10-01 0:54]

Hi Francis, nice tranquil scene, lovely reflections, well timed capture.
New Zealander Mahe Drysdale is the current World and Olympic champion in this same boat, the single scull.

Ciao Francis, great action shoot with fantastic reflections, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-01 2:43]

Hi Francis

Truly beautiful....a moment in time captured.
The reflections, the water movement by the oar and the light made dear friends with you here.....wow!

stv ;o))

Gathering art and reflections makes it all…
so beautiful colours and 3D details by great motion images

Hi Francis,

Nice reflections, I particularly liked the ripple effect on the water, well timed. The picture has a glosy effect too :) Well captured.


Francis Xavier

Tuscany is a place where I want to go someday.
Reflections provide a style that pleases me, like a superb painting.
The canoeing crossing is well timed and also brings dynamism.
I like the elegance in your artistic approach.
My best regards.

Hello Francis, my favourite shot of the day!
Just beautiful.
Excellent timing as the canoeist cuts through the wonderful reflections.
My initial reaction was WOW!!!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Francis
amazing and absolutely outstanding picture. great shot of architecture reflections and water sport. fine timing and excellent exposure.
well done.

HI Francis. Beautiful photo. Nice peaceful mood with excellent light and tones.


Wow! Great timing and good action shot! Love the ripple of the water and the reflections. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-01 11:12]

Great effect of disrupted reflections, beautiful scene, well captured and composed

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-01 11:23]


Qeul captage et iamge de cet aviron sueprbe dans les beaux reflets sueprbe comme il avance dans ls déformation fantastique cpatage.
Bravo et amitié

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  • girni Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 13] (398)
  • [2012-10-01 12:19]

très bel effet ce reflet et l'aviron bien net;
le mouvement et vagues est un +

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-10-01 13:38]

Hi Francis,

Awesome shot, great reflctions
The movement of the water are sublime, sharpness and light perfect.
Excellent capture, TFS.
My best regards.

Awesome picture,and great reflection in the water
image full of colors..sharp image,great light
Well done


Hi Francis,
Very nice action shot with great reflections on water,
Nice mood and sharp details,
beautiful colors and tone,
well taken and done,

Hello Francis,
This is FANTASTIC! You have captured all the elements in just the right place - the canoe, the oars, the reflections. I fully agree with all the wonderful accolades above. Well done my friend.

Beautiful Francis. The grace of the rower surrounded by the tranquil reflections of the Florentine buildings.

Olá Francis
Very good colors and liquid textures. Very beautiful. You work as a master HDL.
um abraço

bonjour Francis

everything is extra here
movement , impacts of the rowings , reflexions as impressionist painting ...

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-10-07 6:05]

Hi Francis!
What a wonderful picture! Excellent capture of canoeist in action.
Splendid light and amazing reflections on the water of the buildings!!
Like a painting.Great work. Congratulations Francis.
Ciao! Vanda

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