This rather classical view of the Miljacka River which runs through the Old Town of Sarajevo. This bridge is of historic significance because immediately to the left of it in this photo is where the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria occurred on June 28 1914, an event which is largely considered the 'spark' which lead to WW1. The photo is a bit hazy here because many of the hills were smouldering with brush fires which gave the city an eerie glow at sunset. The city which is the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina is home to about 412,000 people and held the 1984 winter Olympics. It is also the location of recent and severe conflict between 1992 and 1996 in the struggle for independence during the break-up of the former Yugoslavian state.
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siudzi (23857) 2012-10-15 23:10
Very interesting shot of this great old bridge. Like your idea of captured the reflected view in the water. It is charming and really cool effect. Taken with a perfect clarity and sharpness. Very well done.
papagolf21 (76515) 2012-10-16 0:43
Voilà une image très réussie à tous les niveaux.
Le cadrage est exemplaire et la beauté des lieux est manifeste.
Félicitations pour cette réussite.
mvdisco (16444) 2012-10-16 10:45
Hi Matt, bonjour,
A beautiful point of view of the old town of Sarajevo,
an historic place of the assassination of Archduke spark to lead to WW1,
Nice details and notes of the place,
Beautiful latin bridge and small river with lovely reflections on water,,
Nicely done. bonne journée Michel
GREGG (8243) 2012-10-16 12:11
interesting a frame from Sarajevo
saxo042 (31794) 2012-10-16 13:51
A really good capture with the reflection of this beautiful bridge. A well composed picture and a very interesting landscape behind. Excellent sharpness and colours!
jhm (122410) 2012-10-17 4:29
You chose a very well angle with the bridge as subject.
Sharpness and clarity make this image wonderful.
Depth an perspective are excellent present.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jemaflor (68867) 2012-10-18 14:10
Nice view on this bridge, I like the perfect light and these reflections on water, well presented.
macjake (39227) 2012-10-20 19:04
We don't get to see very many photo's from this country, so this one is a pleasant surprise :)
as for that haze you mentioned, it actually makes the bridge stand out that much more, giving even more contrast.
its fun to look at the scene and envision the almost complete circles formed by the arches.
very fine photo of Sarajevo.
thebest (3370) 2012-10-24 3:56
I love this photo the reflections of the bridge are wonderful - colours are soft & natural - excellent POV & Clarity.
MLINES (12516) 2012-11-02 15:40
Hi Matt, Good view showing that peace has at last arrived to this previously war-torn city. Vey effective image. Good on you for your adventures to see many parts of the globe. It is perhaps the best education to see how others live. TFS. Murray
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (6035)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite Ex- YU photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-15 22:48