Good Morning Everyone,
This is my second shot about 'Memories of Italy'. It shows the Arno River, flowing through Florence, with the beautiful, Italian buildings reflected in its water.
This was one of my first impressions of Florence, as I alighted from the bus. You can imagine the impact it created; it was overpoweringly beautiful even without the statues, the fountains or the gardens. Florence had so much to offer!
The view is taken very close to the Ponte Vecchio, which, if I remember correctly, was just a little further up the river to the right.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing my memories.
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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Nicou (150058) 2013-01-28 2:41
quels reflet et image superbombe ce tons cette perspective sur tous ces édifices avec le beau mur et la verdure en premier plan splendide.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (105711) 2013-01-28 2:46
This is really a most impressive scene to be greeted with on arriving in Florence. Perfectly framed with the river placed on the diagonal. Lovely colours and reflections and superb detail. Excellent photo work. Thanks for sharing.
Regarding Wayfarers Arcade, I was doing some work in Liverpool at the time and staying in a hotel in Southport, at the end of Lord Street in fact, I think it was called The Stanley. Anyway, this was taken during the week early in the morning before any shoppers were about apart from the lady you see. They were amongst my first shots taken on slide film. Thanks for asking and have a good week.
mjw364 (1466) 2013-01-28 2:52
Lovely reflection and colours here. Sharp and well exposed image.
I was only yesterday looking at photos of myself as a young man sitting on the Ponte Vecchio which I think isn't too far form where you shot this?
tyro (26142) 2013-01-28 3:11
As I sit here with the wind and rain battering on the window, your photographs from sunny Italy are a delight! Let's have some more.
And what a sight to greet you as you arrived in Florence - wonderful stately buildings reflected in the calm waters of the Arno.
Lots of your favourite triangles here and excellent perspective too. Lovely colours, fine soft light and stunning details and sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-28 3:53
a beautifully composed and executed shot of this Italian city of wonders. Your image captures the very essence of the place and its stunning architectural colours. Magnificent!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-01-28 5:21
Ola Beverley ,
Que belo reflexo desta linha de edifícios , gostei da diagonal , boas cores , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (87437) 2013-01-28 5:49
J'ai eu la chance de visiter Florence à plusieurs occasions et je trouve que c'est une des plus belles villes d'Europe, surtout sur les rives du fleuve.J'aime beaucoup la diagonale dans l'image qui apporte de la profondeur.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-28 6:40
Another lovely view of Florence, duplicated thanks to the fantastic reflection. I love the colors and the smooth light. Thanks for your gift!
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-01-28 8:29
beautifuly composed photo which main strenght for me are the reflections on the water surface and lovely colors. Interesting left lower corner adds some originality.
Thanks for sharing
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-28 8:38
beautiful city and
perfectly presented Photography
have a nice day,
dta (81784) 2013-01-28 12:27
Hello Beverley ,
Splendid perspective of these superb buildings and their reflectio . The little garden in the corner is a fine inclusion in the composition .
npecanhuk (77903) 2013-01-28 14:49
Very beautiful picture of always wonderful "Firenze"!
I love those symmetrical reflections!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (13930) 2013-01-28 17:53
As impressive and beautiful as Ponte Vecchio is to Florence it sure is nice to see a different view along the Arno, this is a gorgeous look at the riverfront. The composition that captures this reflection is sublime and the colors are so rich, even as mostly neutral!? This is quite an eye-catching photo, thanks for sharing.
divail (8334) 2013-01-28 18:06
C'est une très belle reflexion sur l'Arno. Les couleurs sont vives et j'aime la profondeur de la composition.
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-01-28 18:19
this is magnificent photo job. Perefect execution and framing with fabulous perspective, colors, sharpness, clarity. Very beautiful picture. Love it.
All the best,
delpeoples (59690) 2013-01-29 1:59
Ciao cara Bev
What a wonderful photo of this iconic city. the colours, the reflections and the sharpness are so eye-catching and visually stunning/ The water is like a mirror and you have captured the architectural details so expertly.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
ikeharel (77477) 2013-01-29 7:33
As you may recall, Beverly, you were strolling same place along the Arno only one day ahead of us.
And what a beautiful clear day you had: reflection and colors well shown on the picture.
carlo62 (54318) 2013-01-29 15:32
Firenze è molto bella, con il riflesso raddoppia anche la bellezza.
Bella inquadratura e bei colori.
adramad (49116) 2013-01-29 15:57
Wonderful composition with this beautiful succession of facades reflected in the Arno, is a lovely image that conveys the charm of this idyllic city.
I like those the pastel palette, the soft light is also very nice.
Bev nice work, I like.
Have a good night.
Silvio1953 (151909) 2013-01-30 0:58
Ciao Bev, great parade of facades, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (125058) 2013-01-30 10:50
Excellent perspective des bâtiments avec les reflets superbement capturer dans cette eau calme, bonne lumière, lumière et réalisation
boa (7581) 2013-02-01 6:36
ahh..beautiful. Florence is a fantastic place to visit and i can understand that you had a nice stay there. This is a fine picture with the buildings reflected in the Arno river, sharp and good light.Well done!
Have a nice weekend.
Kielia (24077) 2013-02-04 5:55
this impression is so typical for the place – and you have captured this special mood excellently! The perspective, the light and the colors are really wonderful. The perfect reflections make the image very attractive. My compliments!
Graal (103038) 2013-02-06 6:32
place and view here is beautiful. I like the architecture, colourful buildings and reflections. Very nice presentation from Florence.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (71847) 2013-02-06 12:42
good to see you back again :) posting new images for us, and for you of course :)
I liked your comment about my last photo, the Polish car, yeah, i think it needed alot more than just polish lol
you are such a lucky lady! Florence has to be way high up there on my travel list...I'll get here one of these days!
whats not to love about this shot? the architecture, the long angled compo, the reflections...wish I was there in person...sigh
batalay (40259) 2013-02-07 6:07
Hello Dear Beverley,
This is an excellent, and unusual view of Florence. You've posted a number of shots I hadn't seen before. But Florence will take precedence over anything else for me. As I read your note, I remembered Churchill's immortal words about the Americans, "We have everything common with them, accept the language." In the United States, few would recognize the phrase, "... alighted from the bus." I remember that great radio show, "My Word" on BBC. One of the characters making comments about literalists, "Alight from both ends. Wouldn't that be difficult to smoke?" and another literalist who gets arrested when he reads, "Fine for spiting." (He spits and gets arrested!)
Warm regards, Beverley,
If you get a chance take a look at my last three blogs for the National Geographic:
• Leonardo's Bridge #1
• Leonardo's Bridge #2 and
• Leonardo's Bridge #3
I would love to have a comment from the UK for one of them.
mvdisco (17796) 2013-02-14 21:38
Hi Berverly ,,Bonjour,
Beautiful point of view and architecture of the Italian building reflection in a calm water on the Arno River,
great perpective and details of this lovely place in Florence,
Very well presented and composed too,
All my compliments..
claudeD (41284) 2013-02-16 7:49
Hello Berverly, very interesting picture from Italy with a perfect composition and very good colors. I like the amazing reflections in the water very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-22 7:54
What an exceptionally sharp crystal clear image with a beautiful reflection and a diagonal line of embankment! Great POV and perfect light management! The chairs on the lawn with flowers make the scene look even more inviting and cozy.
Noel_Byrne (33460) 2013-06-17 11:43
Delving into your gallery is always a delight, and especially so to stumble upon a shot such as this. Beautiful architecture and a sublime reflection, all presented under ideal listing conditions. Is it okay to admit being a ee bit envious? I love this capture.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (42739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-31
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 2:38