It would be hard to beat the Pont du Gard in Nimes, France as one of the most outstanding examples of Roman architecture anywhere in the world. Built 2000 years ago, out of uncemented stone blocks, and still standing in all its glory. It helped supply water to the nearby town of Nimes. The whole thing worked through gravitation: the start of the aquaduct being higher than the end, but the amazing thing was the gradient was 1:3000. For every three Kilometers in length, the aquaduct dropped one metre. Stunning engineering for sure. I took this photo on abeautiful sunny day, but the colours and sun hides the fact that there was a bitingly cold wind.
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Gdouble (0) 2005-06-23 4:27
Huge perspective. I find it amazing that the roman's constructions still are standing up after 200 years.
geist_21 (664) 2005-06-23 4:28
Good composition and perspective, and especially very vivid colours. Did you make any PS work to enhance them?
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-06-23 4:31
Excellent POV, the colors are very nice in the aquaduct. The composition with the river is good.
Janice (4402) 2005-06-23 4:39
Hi Paul, good POV showing this very historical edifice. They built them well in those days, didn't they? Good composition and the light on the building is great. Well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-23 4:47
That's a nice perspective of the "Pont du Gard" where yuo can also build the compo on the repetition of the arches, the light is good and helps the stone contrast with the sky, I like too the very good rendering of the details, especially on the inner side of the lower arches.
Have a nice day,
kebek (5438) 2005-06-23 5:01
Serwus Paul !
Excellent point of view, great perspective !
Aquaducts are very interesting, but this one is really awesome. It is very well preserved. I can see it clearly because the sharpness is so good.
Thank You for sharing and fine note.
donluicu (24718) 2005-06-23 5:04
i like this POV for the bridges (i have one like this one, it looks so big!!)
the golden color of the bridge is nice with the blue sky.
Emvee (417) 2005-06-23 5:11
Nice picture of an interesting subject, well described in your note; we owe so much to the Romans! Nice contrast between the sandy color of the bridge and the blue sky. Perhaps you might have left out the metal construction to the left, but that's just a detail.
jemaflor (74392) 2005-06-23 5:54
Well done, perspective, colors and sharpness ... and overall the splendid light. All is good in your shot. Thanks for sharing.
Jimbal (1229) 2005-06-23 5:58
Magnifique cadrage d'une superbe perspective. La lumière du jour favorisée par une grande transparence de l'air (mistral?) donne un contraste épatant.
J'aime beaucoup cette photo.
toni_al (15873) 2005-06-23 6:08
Très belle image avec un très bon angle de vue.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-23 15:31
Superb shot of this aquaduct, Paul !
The light is very beautiful and the yellow is a very good combination with the blue sky.
Very good POV, well done
ccooper (840) 2005-06-23 22:16
Seeing this structure 19 years ago was the highlight of my trip to France. Your photograph and corresponding note explain what I never understood before, so thank you. The light shining onto the aqueduct is very soft and well-captured. Nicely done!
jasmis (57616) 2005-06-24 3:59
Excelent POV and sharpness. Fine composition. Famous object well shown.
Jean-Luc (5488) 2005-06-25 6:31
Parmi toutes les photos de ta galerie, j'ai d'abord choisi celle-ci qui me rapelle de bons souvenirs, mais surtout parce qu'elle est particulièrement bien cadrée.
La couleur et la beauté de la pierre sont bien mises en évidence.
banyanman (7789) 2005-06-25 6:58
Yes, what a feat of engineering for those days! This is a good composition but I think I would have cropped slightly harder on the left to remove that scaffolding or whatever it is. David
aloyho (6798) 2005-06-26 2:14
A beautifully managed exposure to use the light to heighten the form of this massive structure. The good tonal qualities really bring out all the beautiful details and colours. Excellent shot!! Have a nice weekend.
justrob (273) 2005-06-30 19:38
Beautiful photograph! I stood in the same spot and took the same picture, but somehow didn't capture the rich colors that you got!
Very well done!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-07 1:32
I like your picture about this bridge. Beautifull light and good sharp.
Beatifull POV too
leonorkuhn (16233) 2005-07-15 8:40
Nice shot. Good POV. I like the details, sharpness and contrast of colours. Greetings,
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-07-18 15:24
Great composition, great colours and also great POV. I like it very much. It' beautiful.
sayzey (2358) 2005-08-10 8:56
Awsome indeed, the lighting is fantastic and makes the colours excellent! Great shot of this aquaduct, the only thing that I find a touch annoying is the scaffolding on the left hand side, perhaps you coudl have cloned it out or made a tighter crop?
Well done though tis a great angle you have taken this from.
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baudinm (349) 2005-09-06 7:40
This is a great point of view for this bridge ! It increases the size of the bridge.
The framing is very good, as well as the golden colors.
The contrast with the blue sky is perfect.
Porteplume (3381) 2005-11-23 12:44
* Note: Bonjour Paul - I'm busy correcting the Provence region, I saw that you made a mistake about the location > Le Pont du Gard is situated in Remoulins, and the region must be: Languedoc-Roussillon.
Could you please make this change by clicking on "Edit" in the left colom? The webmaster and I would be very thankful.
Amicalement - Viviane aka Porteplume
PS: If you hesitate about typography, please check forum - about spelling or location in France please check Quid - Villes & Villages de France.
* See more photos of this brigge here on TrekEarth
- Copyright: paul Artus (paulartus) (832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-15
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Minolta Dimage A1
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Roman Aqueducts [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-23 4:19
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