Good Morning Everyone,
There have been quite a few postings of the pretty town of Colmar and, although we didn't visit Colmar, I was struck by its similarity to Strasbourg.
Strasbourg is a gem to explore and photograph. It has a canal which loops around the centre of the town with numerous bridges which cross the canal, linking the centre with the outer regions.
The bridges, interesting and attractive in their own right, were made even brighter and more colourful by the addition of numerous floral baskets or tubs.
My photograph shows one such bridge which, if my memory serves me correctly, was near the Rohan Palace.
Here is a larger version.
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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besnard (52197) 2014-02-06 2:27
Un bon choix d'angle pour mettre en valeur ce vieux pont. La bonne luminosité fait le reste.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
papagolf21 (83436) 2014-02-06 3:04
Bonjour, chère Bev,
La ville de Strasbourg possède un patrimoine étonnant qu'il faut découvrir.
Un grand merci de nous offrir une si belle composition de ce lieu.
Très bonne journée.
subhendu_bagchi (25310) 2014-02-06 3:22
wow, what a composition. I like the bridge with such a nice sky. Excellent colours and very good light. I like the depth and sharpness too. A very good one. Tfs.
cornejo (28503) 2014-02-06 3:41
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the nice bridge edificos channel and some of this beautiful city, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
timecapturer (45605) 2014-02-06 3:45
Strasbourg is an attractive City full of wonderful history and architecture. This fine shot demonstrates that beauty and attractiveness perfectly. Summer skies and light make this all the more appealing on yet another grey, wet and dismal day down south.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-06 4:40
Strasbourg is an amazing place and photos from there very often stand out from the crowd. There are so many beautiful spots that it seems to be a paradise for the photographers.
You made the most of this scene. The bridge links two banks of the river and surrounding architecture is very pretty. The flowers on the bridge add more charm to this photo as well as stylish lamp posts.
Very nice colors and well handled light.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Sergiom (55247) 2014-02-06 5:09
Ce qu'il y a de vraiment plaisant avec tous les ponts de Strasbourg, ce sont les fleurs. Elles sont partout et comme tu y étais en juillet elles sont aussi très belles.L'arrière plan nous montre au architecture remarquable.
Nicou (117230) 2014-02-06 5:17
Avec ces fleurs et les beaux arbres, quelle mise en valeur de ce pont et ces façades de maison quel vue l'eau qui s'écoule ces arches superbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (135758) 2014-02-06 5:36
Maybe is Colmar more for tourists and Strasbourg more an administrative centre with Europe as big city presentation.
The river, bridge and flowers are very pleasant to look at.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Your picture is very well taken with a high sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
adramad (35615) 2014-02-06 6:43
Wonderful composition with the image of this beautiful bridge, decorated with window boxes full of flowers, the view of the canal and the beautiful buildings, is a perfect complement.
An image that brings back fond memories, as I visit the city last June, a few days before you.
Good lighting and sharpness.
Very good colors, on this bright day.
Have a good afternoon.
ikeharel (52993) 2014-02-06 7:54
Good evening Beverly,
A good memories recollection I have when seeing the magnificent bridges of Strasbourg.
Decorated with seasonal-flowers, all year round.
Fine view over the waterway, sided with beautiful archi.-styled building, adorned with semy-old lamp-posts.
Altogether a fine clear photo, each stone on the canal walls shown, DOF and light well managed.
Pleasent to look at,
Romano46 (16580) 2014-02-06 8:18
Ciao cara Beverley
non perdi un colpo con le tue immagini sempre curate nella composizione ed originali nel soggetto.
In questa proponi una strasburgo da un punto di vista diverso dai soliti ma nello stesso tempo molto efficace.
Ciao e buona serata
Didi (55145) 2014-02-06 8:51
Very nice view on the old town with an interesting perspective on the opposite bank
Very good lights ambiance
mesutilgim (80534) 2014-02-06 14:26
Nice capture from Strassbourg with very good layout. Most probably the best decorated bridge in the World !
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (61538) 2014-02-06 15:05
That's a very beautiful urban environment!
That's a very attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Those flowers on that bridge are lovely details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black borders, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (11622) 2014-02-06 15:31
From what I've seen lately...well, and even before...Strasbourg looks to be just as picturesque and attractive as Colmar...and this image undoubtedly supports that notion! Even from a distance there's a strong resemblance, not with the architecture per se, but the overall natural beauty and charm of this region.
From what I've heard about your recent weather, I'm assuming this brightens up your day and is a pleasant reminder of warmer temperatures and clear skies, yeah? :) I like that you've filled the right side of the frame with the riverbank and trees, it feels to bolster the composition and span of the bridge. I mention this because I believe most people would probably opt to keep it out of sight and have the bridge come to an abrupt end along the edge of the frame. This looks and feels much more balanced and natural.
An all around lovely scene. Enjoy your weekend.
Friendly wishes from the sunny side,
fabbs99 (16077) 2014-02-06 22:50
Nice colorful composition of the old bridge.Sharp and crisp image.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
saxo042 (36918) 2014-02-07 7:40
A very pleasant street scene with many details and colours. A very fine bridge with all these flowers. I notice that the larger version is only slightly larger, I believe the TE rules now allows very much larger files. But I have also noticed that such much larger files provide a problem if you look at them on an iPad, the picture covers the same area but the text to them becomes very small instead...
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-07 23:12
Super Pov, against this beautiful bridge and river view of bit of Strasbourg.
The guy in green on his bike adds a presence of life to this pretty place.
Splendid colours, well managed and presented.
macjake (52888) 2014-02-09 4:27
its pretty easy to see why so many people escape to such small charming towns, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities...just look at this place.
heck, my BP lowers just by looking at a photo of it!
that style of architecture on the left, it seems to be unique to Europe...we don't have buildings like that here in Canada - i know thats a simple thing, but to me it stands out alot. It must be the numerous chimney stacks, the many gabled windows....etc...
your photo conveys that quiete charming atmosphere you mentioned in your note.
mvdisco (17670) 2014-02-12 17:13
Hi Beverly, Bonjour,
Beautiful postCard from Strasbourg (France),
Lovely bridge, flowers and architecture,
Beautiful point of view and details,
Very well taken and done.
All my compliments...Michel
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26793)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-06 2:18