Good Morning Everyone,
On posting my last shot (the Duomo Florence), I found from Ike (ikeharel) that he had been in the same city on the following day, photographing the same locations! How coincidental is that!! I wish we had had an opportunity to meet!
However what I would like to share with you all is a view of the place where we stayed. This is called Mulino di Firenze, an old hotel on the Arno river. Mulino di Firenze was an ancient watermill restored into a hotel. Situated at 10 min. by car from the city centre, it is built directly on the river bank.
It is full of ancient charm. All the old workings of the mill have been placed on view by a glass floor in the hotel. The swimming pool is the old waterway through the yard, which is now a tasteful relaxing area.
From the hotel, it was possible to watch ducks, herons and egrets fishing on the top of the weir.
Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)
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maloutim (9639) 2011-12-09 2:32
What a great view of your hotel on the Arno river ! It must have been great staying in such a beautiful place !
Excellent composition with the sun-struck hotel on the right, the dam on the left and the nice countryside in the background.
Very good management of light, colours and framing.
ChrisJ (117199) 2011-12-09 2:32
The yellow ochre colors of the Tuscan architecture contrast well against the blue sky. Seems as though the hotel is well above the major flood level of the river. I've read Florence has had some serious floods in years gone by. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-09 2:39
Ola Beverley ,
Muito bonito este local em Florença junto a este rio com o hotel , boas cores e luz , bonitos tons de verde de fundo ,parabéns!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ikeharel (76297) 2011-12-09 2:55
Thanks for a nice gesture, I'd be delighted to meet any TE member on my future trips - so what we learn from this? that we have to write about our intended journies prior to departure, never know whom to be
met on our way...
Nice golden tones in view on the river's less known part for tourists, pic. well divided on sky river and houses on side.
My best regards, have a nice weekend.
dta (81162) 2011-12-09 3:04
Hello Beverley ,
A fine location for tis gharming hotel , indeed . The beautiful light enhances the colors of the building , contrasting with the lighter ones of the composition .
carper (96) 2011-12-09 3:05
you made a fine scene here, a good composition in a fantastic light well taken shot, very nice light and good photo job here.
tyro (26142) 2011-12-09 3:34
What a lovely setting for a place to stay during your Italian holiday! It sounds very much as though this place has been very tastefully built and done so with some recognition of the original status of the watermill. Is this where your son's wedding took place?
Your picture is beautifully composed and the colours are magnificent. The use of a polariser has certainly had a dramatic effect on that sky too. The warm late afternoon light adds a bit of magic too.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-09 3:38
Hello Beverley - What a fabulous place to stay and so conveniently close to the city. The warm orange toned buildings tie in extremely well with the horizontal line of rocks in the river and it's curving bank. These earthy tones are balanced and contrasted by the distant landscape and sky. I like the balance of the image very much. Warm wishes Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2011-12-09 4:14
a really lovely spot to stay. Beautiful light inside this excellent composition. Warm atmosphere and tones make the whole image so idyllic. Captivating!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
Cricri (123866) 2011-12-09 4:45
Toute jolie cette composition, un endroit plaisant, calme, reposant qui ne manque pas de charme, très bon POV et couleurs,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-09 13:20
a beautiful view with spectacular composition and splendid details, the POV is attractive, nostalgic atmosphere with very nice lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
williewhistler (16412) 2011-12-09 13:23
Hello Bev,the warm,muted colours bring a great deal of charm to this lovely scene,the curves and overall composition is really nicely balanced and very clear.
Best wishes Les.
macondo (19780) 2011-12-09 13:43
Very good shot, with the restrained exposure and processing giving it a soft lighting effect despite the season. I thought instantly that perhaps it was taken during this Autumn, but of course the trees have all their foliage! What a place to stay; I just can't believe it's only 10 mins from the city centre. Your CPL filter has given this its very mellow look, and brought the earthy colours out superbly. A very balanced, judicious composition, which is becoming your hallmark!
vasilpro (41661) 2011-12-10 0:58
Wonderful composition with beautiful view, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Nicou (148666) 2011-12-10 1:02
Merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe quelle chutte d'eau quel cadrage avec la maison à doirte ce tons doux, superbe ensemble et compo merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (104100) 2011-12-10 2:47
Good frame, colors and light.
Photo has climate.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-12-10 8:01
This looks like a very beautiful and interesting place, well worth visiting, your note tells me a lot of things I would like to see. Your picture is also very good with the two different parts, the building in one colour and the blue-green background as a contrast. But what is really the difference between a heron and an egret?
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-11 0:45
Excellent presentatio of this watermill with its warm colors which arise very well in the landscape. Good balalnce in the composition too with the watermill well off-centred on the right and a large place resreved for the river. Great depht too.
Have a nice Sunday,
Clementi (52514) 2011-12-11 12:18
sembra di vedere un quadro,bellissimi colori caldi e ottima scena
danos (101892) 2011-12-12 1:44
Good morning Bev,
nice the panoramic view of the place with the warm light of the day to falls on the right side of the image making it so beautiful and unique.The passing by waters create depth in the scene, with the green of the left side to contrast perfect with the opposite one.
Have a good week,Danos
Kielia (24077) 2011-12-12 8:17
it is the sky with those beautiful clouds of a warm summer day that makes this impression really attractive. I also like the excellent perspective. Wonderful colors and a fantastic atmosphere, really a pleasant place to spend one’s holidays!
delpeoples (59482) 2011-12-13 3:01
Hello dear Bev
What an immaculate photo, postcard-like, with crisp colours and lines. The definition is impressive and I love the golden light particularly on the right of the frame.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day
gildasjan (43824) 2011-12-13 4:18
Une très bonne lumière sur ces habitations bien cadrées et un bel accord de couleurs avec le bleu de ce ciel.
batalay (39967) 2011-12-13 4:31
This is one view that could have also been shot with a video camera to show the motion and sounds. The warm Italian side has illuminated the buildings on the banks effectively, and the gentle slopes of the roofs suggest Italy as the location (very little snow, if any). Thanks for passing on the name of the hotel, Mulino di Firenze.
Warm regards, Beverley,
macjake (71113) 2011-12-16 13:41
I can see why people are really enjoying this one.
Its all about the lighting right! the sunlight striking the sides of the Hotel is very attractive.
I also like how the photo seems to climb from the bottom upwards, as if in layers.
Too bad you couldn't meet up with Ike, you never know right! Imagine if you were there the same day and didn't know it!
very charming place for sure, and well photographed.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-12-17 9:00
Hi Beverley. A very nice photo. Especially the light and the colors are fantastic. And the nice picture frame is worth mentioning. Informative text. Well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Have a nice WE
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-14 7:43
Hi Beverley, beautiful landscape with warm and soft colours. The falls create movement in a particular colour of the sky, very beautiful. Really a great job, congratulations.
Greetings, have a nice weekend ... Marino
npecanhuk (77045) 2012-01-26 17:11
I loved the title!
I really enjoyed this picture!
Colors, light, chosen pov and composition are perfect!
The level of sharpness is excellent to create a very special mood here... a painting-like photograph from old times... maybe... I don't know... it really captivates me!
TFS - congrats,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-30 14:22
Beverley, an exceptional postcard, very picturesque and magnificent in its color, in its composition and in its presentation.
Great horizon and a very elegant frame, very appropriate for Florence!!
thank you very much for visiting and for your very kind comment!!
I really appreciate it!!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (41909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- 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/10.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-09 2:05