Good Morning Everyone,
Across the River Arno from my previous post here was this ancient watermill. It was connected to my hotel by means of the weir, but there was no physical connection. To get to it was a two mile walk!
I can only imagine that when Europe experiences its economic recovery, someone will buy and renovate this charming building, enjoying every aspect of its location and character.
To its advantage, it is only 10mins by car from the centre of Florence and yet, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the middle of rural Tuscany.
Many thanks for your interest, Bev :-)
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dta (70313) 2011-12-12 1:44
Hello Beverley ,
Like this kind of view , framed by the vegetation . And in this case , the framing of the pretty hamlet by the trees in teh FG is perfect . The mood is very pleasant . The light was not the best , but you've managet it very well , and the sky , even cloudy , is beautiful .
mrichat (1727) 2011-12-12 1:58
like the way of your framing,good exposure control.love the simplicity of the calm enviournment.thanx for sharing.have a nice day.
ikeharel (61415) 2011-12-12 3:27
Sure worth a renovation, and maybe a jewel one day, Beverly.
You managed fine in grey clouds sky aloft, and colors of the surrounding nature.
snunney (88357) 2011-12-12 3:45
The trees make a splendid natural frame for the old mill. The image is well exposed despite the poor ambient light and has good colours and sharpness. I wonder how long it will be before somebody snaps it up.
Fis2 (88811) 2011-12-12 4:38
A curious place.
I like POV and composition.
saxo042 (37602) 2011-12-12 5:36
A very fine picture with a beautiful landscape and an interesting building. It was quite easy to find it on the map. I understand that you took this photo from the left side of the river here. If you grap the yellow man and drop him on the road, where you were standing, you will see this view. And looking at the satellite view, you can see a swimmingpool close to this building.
cargus (9081) 2011-12-12 7:11
Votre image est une réalisation intéressante, très belles couleurs, avec un bon contraste et light.Bien fait. !
peppe59 (14551) 2011-12-12 10:33
beautiful presentation of this fantastic picture of Pescaia In Florence, very beautiful colors, light and subject.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-12-12 11:31
Ola Beverley ,
Mais uma bela foto com este hotel junto da margem deste rio , um lugar bem romântico , bons detalhes , bom ponto de visão, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dino94 (822) 2011-12-12 12:35
Good evening Beverley,
a landscape less conventional than those usually seen in Tuscany, for a less typical weather than we're used to seeing, too.
Beautifully composed, with a nice frame plant, putting it well worth the water mill and its environment, but I feel that the image tilts slightly to the left.
vasilpro (41091) 2011-12-12 14:03
Wonderful composition, interesting old watermill, lovely soft light and colors, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, excellent POV, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
mesutilgim (88168) 2011-12-12 15:04
Great landscape, perfect captured.
Calm light and soft colors. Amazing the natural framing with the branches of the trees at right and left parts; all with a nice backround of cloudy sky.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (102765) 2011-12-13 1:00
Nice use of the natural vegetation in the corners & along the bottom as a natural vignette. It also adds depth, layering & graphism. Good colour & sharpness. The bg wier at right makes a good focal point. Tfs!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-13 2:24
POV well selected with the vegetation in the Fg which give a natural framing and too depht to the composition. Under a beautiful cloudy sky well collcetd, the windmill arise very well in the green of the vegetation.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-13 2:47
a beautiful photo of this view I like the composition and the romantic details, the POV is very attractive, the soft lights are very nice, too, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
gildasjan (42192) 2011-12-13 4:16
J'aime beaucoup ce rendu des couleurs sous ce temps couvert.Les habitations sont parfaitement cadrées et nettes.
Nicou (127818) 2011-12-13 4:37
Merveilleus eiamge et compo superbe vue quel cadrage végétatif avec le village au bord de l'eau superbe ensemble et mise en valeur.
bravo et amitié
batalay (36467) 2011-12-13 4:40
Hello again Beverley,
I'm glad you gave us this view also. So this is the Mulino di Firenze. The cascading water, and the sounds would be a pleasure to appreciate in a video. While wondering how old the stone structure might be, I googled it and found that it dates back to c. 1400. Also, that it is "Mentioned by Dante Alighieri and drawn on a map by Leonardo da Vinci..." . Thank you for bringing this place to my attention. I'm sold.
Cricri (110295) 2011-12-13 5:47
Une jolie vue joliment bien cadrer par la végétation, un endroit charmant même sous une légère lumière dont vous avez super bien capture le ciel nuageux
adramad (39770) 2011-12-13 8:14
Lovely composition with the old buildings of the watermill, surrounded by a landscape as ideal, abundant vegetation and the beautiful fall of the waters of the river, good definition in the cloudy sky that gives a particular charm to the composition.
Elegant framework that highlights the good work. I like it.
Most cordial greetings.
cavli (1876) 2011-12-14 0:20
very good snap shot. It is like a painting. nice pov. tfs
bayno (18344) 2011-12-14 3:25
Hi Beverley, nice view of this beautiful landscape framed with leaves, the old farmhouse is beautiful, I would have liked to see the structure of the mill, but we are too far, I like the color of the sky reflected on the windows, nice tones, have a good day, Valter
delpeoples (54463) 2011-12-16 1:29
An idyllic scene, so typically Italian and beautifully composed. Even in overcast conditions, this land is enchanting. Your photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing/
Have a beautiful day
Silvio1953 (128359) 2011-12-16 12:26
Ciao Bev, fascinating composition with lovely watermill well framed by leaves, fantastic reflections, superb sky, wonderful soft colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carper (96) 2011-12-18 3:30
lovely one Beverley.
like a painting, a fine looking through well composed, good light and a fantastic photo job here, I like it.
npecanhuk (69140) 2012-01-26 17:06
Attractive and charming picture!
Soft light and colors, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (32603)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- 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/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-12 1:16