Good Morning Everyone,
My title -'For the First Time' refers to my first glimpse of this iconic bridge in Florence.
I had heard so much about it and when I saw it, I was not surprised at its reputation: it is, of course, the Ponte Vecchio. Ponte Vecchio, I believe, means old bridge. It may be old but it has an amazing character, full of bustle and life. Jewellery shops abound on each side, each artistically displaying their goods, tempting tourists to buy.
My first view of it, shows its arches and colourful surrounding buildings all reflected in the River Arno.
A sight I will always remember.
Have a good day,
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siudzi (31591) 2011-12-18 2:56
The Ponte Vecchio, a symbol of Florence, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Excellent work based on incredibly colorful and detailed view on that. Great post. Thank you for sharing:)
timecapturer (44195) 2011-12-18 3:04
a wonderful shot of this iconic landmark, so beautiful and all the more so when reflected so effectively. Full of character and wonderful warm colours. Glorious!
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - regards Brian.
bayno (18342) 2011-12-18 3:04
Hi Beverley, Very well taken over the old bridge, the image is very sharp and stunning reflections, excellent POV and perspective, even good color rendering, excellent job, have a good day, valter
besnard (51740) 2011-12-18 3:05
Un bon cliché de ces maisons colorées et de leurs reflets tout en zig-zag bien saisis. C'est claire et lumineux.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
lousat (71235) 2011-12-18 3:07
Hi Bev,a magnificent advertising for my country..ehehe...what a crop and what a beautiful reflections! I like a lot the this pic and this place too,one of the best of Italy i think....but i never been there..ehehe...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (51283) 2011-12-18 3:14
The exact location from where taken this pic. is well known, under the arc's balcony, and you were lucky to have such an abundance of light, mirror the bridge and houses on river's.
Shadows tell me it was morning when taken, and I realize it's the best hour of the day to show this point.
Lovely shot, have a nice sunday,
snunney (78561) 2011-12-18 3:24
I like very much how you have framed the shot concentrating on a portion of the bridge rather than trying to capture the whole. The reflections are of course quite beautiful and you have captured them wonderfully under a lovely ambient light. Superb technical presentation.
rbassin (15782) 2011-12-18 3:47
Le pont de Florence vu sous un angle fort agréable, les reflets sont bien rendus, avec de bonnes couleurs.
Un bon dimanche
ourania (25320) 2011-12-18 4:19
although the photograph shows part of Ponte Vecchio it says so much about the bridge and the river. The colours and the clarity are stunning, you can observe so many details telling about the past of the bridge and the present activities that keep it alive. I also like the colourful reflections on the river and the rendering of the bright sunlight.
All the best
brianmcc (6005) 2011-12-18 5:28
lovely positioning of the bridge to take in the full reflections appearing in the water. excellent light resulting in some superbly rich colours.
Zengi001 (2325) 2011-12-18 7:05
Nice capture of this remarkable bridge with beautiful reflections on the river.
claudeD (30073) 2011-12-18 8:57
Very fine picture of this well known andfamous bridge. I especially like the reflections in the water. Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (100093) 2011-12-18 10:21
Toujours extraordinaire a voir ce pont encore plus avec les reflets, excellent POV et lumière, belle réalisation
ChrisJ (94160) 2011-12-18 10:30
A gorgeous shot of the covered bridge in Florence with good colour, sharpness & reflections. Wonderful repetition of patterns & shapes too. Have a safe & happy Christmas!
saxo042 (36624) 2011-12-18 11:52
A very beautiful bridge and a very good picture. The first time I saw this bridge was in 1964, when it looked like this. Next time was in 1967 (on our honeymoon) and that was after the severe flood in 1966. All those shops along the bridge were gone, flushed away. It is good to see that it has recovered now!
mesutilgim (79178) 2011-12-18 12:00
Wondefull captue from Florence !
Allthough having been there unfortunately I didn't notice those tiny houses (which do almost look like pigeon houses) built on the bridge !
Nice capture, nice etry enriched with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-18 13:23
a fabulous view with spectacular composition and beautiful architectural details, the POV is excellent and the reflection is beautiful, great view, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday evening! Kellemes Vasárnap estét kívánok!
williewhistler (12032) 2011-12-18 13:29
I do like your version of this iconic bridge,the muted colours and the lovely reflection have great charm,nicely done.
Best regards Les.
paololg (31448) 2011-12-18 14:11
Ciao dear Bev,
fantastic photo of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. The choice of the POV was excellent, getting a suggestive reflections on the Arno that make very picturesque your photo. The photo quality, especially the sharpness and the light management, is perfect. Sincere congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
divail (8288) 2011-12-18 18:54
Cette photo est bien réussie. Belle netteté, les couleurs sont chaudes et belles, et les reflets superbes. Quel beau pont!
pablominto (53744) 2011-12-18 23:28
They build such interesting bridges back then, small towns in their own right with shops and living quarters!
This is a picturesque sight, where the ancient construction is enhanced by its rippled reflection...
Well framed with good details, the varied light adds life..!
emka (71998) 2011-12-18 23:34
I understand your exitement whan you saw this famous bridge for the first time. It is really wonderful with all life on it. And the shops you have there! You got here beautiful picture, full of sun and with attractive reflections in Arno River. It brings beautiful memories to many of us. i stayed in a hostel near the bridge, it was marvelous time :)
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-12-19 1:43
Hi Bev, Your capture of this famous scene in Florence is tantalizing, love the reflections, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
Nicou (114990) 2011-12-19 2:10
Merveilleux reflets et image superbe compo quelle vue sur ce pont avec les belles facades colorées, super cadrage et compo.
bravo et amitié
macjake (51254) 2011-12-19 4:02
are you kidding me?
this is one of my dreams as well!
i'm so jealous, but also happy for you too :)
Heck, i think the bottom half is nice enough, just the water reflections!
what was Florence like? was it the best Italian city you visited?
enjoy your day
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-19 7:15
A very nice presnetation of this famous and beautiful bridge. POV and framing well selcetd for give a graphic effect. But I like especillay the incredible and well deformed reflections which give a plesant impression of symetry. Natural colors well colected too.
Have a nice evening,
danos (82551) 2011-12-20 0:40
a really nice view of this well known scene from Florence,with the arch bridge and its reflections on the calmly surface of the river to complete perfectly the backdrop.I like the beauty of the place, as its superb architectural style of it.Excellent too the light and colour management.
Have a good day,danos
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-20 4:55
Ola Beverley ,
Lindo reflexo deste lugar bem nosso conhecido , gostei muito das cores e dos detalhes , boa simetria de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
s_lush (16132) 2011-12-21 11:24
The old bridge looks beautiful in your picture. But its optical reflection is even more beautiful and highly aesthetic. Excellent presentation of this famous architectural landmark of Florence!
gunbud (34066) 2011-12-22 15:50
What spledid reflections are seen in the riffling waters of this broad stream.
Love the old bridge from the the Roman times and how the yellow buildings are wonderfully complimented by the blue of the sky and river.
Happy Healthy Holidays To You and Your Family.
Glint (6161) 2011-12-22 22:34
you have chosen the same spot that I did when I took a photograph of this venerable bridge.I like yours more though as you have managed to capture those lovely reflections of the buildings.Nice awrm light and colours.
Wishing you a happy Christmas,
dta (62192) 2011-12-28 5:37
Hello Beverley ,
Pleasing reflections and beautiful light for this view of the famous bridge . The close framing works well , too .
fanni (14377) 2011-12-28 13:51
the reflection in the water is so picturesque that it looks like an Impressionist painting :)
A beautiful view, and an excellent composition. I love the natural colours, too!
My very best wishes to you for the year 2012!
npecanhuk (60078) 2012-01-04 8:26
Another famous bridge... it's certainly beautiful and unique!
I love this picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, composition, horizontal format and black & white borders are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Happy New Year,
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-07 10:13
Hello Bev, I've seen a thousand times Florence and Pontevecchio but never from this perspective with so nice reflection and so beautiful. Beautiful POV and clarity of detail. A great job, thanks for the post.
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino
sacavem (18610) 2012-01-10 9:20
Very grateful for his words, comment and congratulations on my 5th year in TE...
The Ponte Vecchio is really beautiful symbol of Florence. I love it as well as you great composition.
All the best and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-04-01 8:19
Hello Bev - I am looking at Italy galleries as we will be there in a month's time. This iconic bridge is a sight I hope to see and photograph when we are in Florence.
I like the warm facades on the buildings and the lovely shimmering reflections in the river. From the masses of people on the bridge I guess that we will encounter some pushing and shoving!
A lovely shot that adds to my excitement!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (25852)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-18 2:52