A gigantic ferry boat in the Danube River at Bratislava in Slovakia, which broke away from Czechoslovakia in 1993. Taken from the 'UFO' restaurant named for its shape, and out of this world prices! The bridge is called the Slovak National Uprising bridge or SNP for short. St Martins is the prominent cathedral top left with the red roof and wooden spire. Here's a link to the restaurant atop the bridge: https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8282/7880221298_93b4f744ea_z.jpg
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lousat (79962) 2014-08-19 12:40
Hi Chris,the big boat is one of the most elegant cruise-ships on the Danube road i think....a spectacular view on Bratislava,not the best to who suffer of vertigo like me ths UFO restaurant..ehehe...great capture with a very rich composition,fine detail and bright colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (58810) 2014-08-19 13:08
The road leads my eye toward the church which is giving depth to the compodition. The point of view is showing the details of the long boat and of the buildings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2014-08-19 13:08
This is a beautiful view of the city, and without a doubt the boat is the star of the show, that thing is gigantic!! Very nice composition of the whole scene, I guess the astronomical prices are worth it to have this image in your collection. I hope the food was too!
seres76 (1076) 2014-08-19 14:11
A beautiful view of the city... Good colors and perspective. Tfs...
carlo62 (36247) 2014-08-19 14:20
la vista da quassù è magnifica, per fortuna ci sono le tue foto, altrimenti io non riuscirei a vedere questo panorama, ho molto paura dell'altezza. Però una bella gita sul Danubio a bordo di quella nave la farei volentieri.
asajernigan (21372) 2014-08-19 17:44
Your POV is excellent giving us a nice overview of the city. The bridge leads the eye into the shot nicely. The inclusion of the longboat adds a nice FG point of interest. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has excellent sharpness.
npecanhuk (68262) 2014-08-19 19:36
Very attractive cityscape and other details!
Very interesting and beautiful photograph too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen high pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (77870) 2014-08-19 23:52
Bon point de vue sur Bratislava et ce bateau incroyablement long.
snunney (87420) 2014-08-20 4:07
The restaurant certainly offers a splendid expansive view over the city. There is much to see here and all in exceptional detail. The image is well exposed and has very good colours and clarity. It is good to splash out occasionally when you are on holiday:-)
ikeharel (60485) 2014-08-20 5:36
A fabulous town scene from a high point, Chris.
The long boat is an eyes catching element, yet i fine the town red roof-tops much intriguing and there is a contrast to modern edfices.
Fine shot, my cong.'s,
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-20 5:39
Fantastic view of Bratislava.
The long boat is a very interesting and eye-catching element of your photo.
Very nice capture again!
Sergiom (64117) 2014-08-20 6:29
Quel superbe point de vue sur les quais et la ville derrière.De très beaux toit oranges à l'ancienne et une quantité de choses à regarder.Le long bateau est vraiment impressionnant.
mesutilgim (87410) 2014-08-20 12:25
Hello dear Chris,
Another nice cityscape in your gallery with good pov and perfect sharpness.
Also here in Bratislava one can see the struggle of old and modern architecture !
TFS and best regards
emka (82718) 2014-08-21 0:35
Hi Chris, Where you found such a spectacular POV?:). The ferry is really long. it is worth going to this UFO tower and no need to take anything in the restaurant. Glass of water is for free :).
I go today for a week to the lakes.
have a great time in Berlin and Scandinavia. Gert lives in Stockholm :). You could meet him.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Silvio1953 (127002) 2014-08-21 4:22
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic boat and beautiful city, wonderful POV, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-21 4:26
amazing aerial shot of this beautiful city. As for the boat it is amazing too, not sure how it would fare on the River Thames with all of the tight bends, would probably not get very far. :-)
Nicou (126448) 2014-08-21 6:45
quelle vue de ce bâteau qui va passer sous le pont t il est très allongé et ce graphisme de route grise fantastique captage.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (109809) 2014-08-21 9:29
Le POV permet d'avoir une vue très détailler et intéressante de la ville, le fleuve et ce très long bateau, bonne lumière et couleurs
Tue (28126) 2014-08-23 4:02
A wonderful view of the lovely city of Bratislava, which I visited a few months ago myself too. Great vantage point and good composition. Thanks for sharing!
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-08-23 7:54
I've been in Bratislava but I didn't know of this UFO restaurant. Fantastic high POV.
Great view over the red roofs of the old town and the higher modern buildings further away.
Will that long boat ever be able to turn around somewhere for the return trip?
It's enormous but I'm not sure if I would like to travel that way.
Best regards, Paul
fds (8696) 2014-08-24 4:51
ciao Chris for my this image is very interested with the great bridge over the great danube river with all city behind
great document and very nice postcard
Graal (99174) 2014-08-27 2:06
very nice post card from Bratislava. Good high POV and presentation of capital city in Slovakia. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
danos (88923) 2014-09-10 11:25
great the panoramic view from the UFO restaurant of this section of the town with the gigantic cruise boat to passing by in front of your lens.
The bridge is placed perfect in the frame giving depth and perspective in the scene.
macjake (58992) 2014-09-12 17:36
yup, thats one hell of a long boat!
the buildings seem to be completely dwarfed by that ferry!
looking more closely at the city, looks like there is a more Modern collection of buildings on the right side, whereas the middle-left is the more historic area of town.
excellent point of view, excellent light, too bad the water wasn't so green/brown, but thats not your fault!
enjoy your day
eldancer1 (30094) 2014-09-13 7:38
Wow! That is a very long boat! I've been seeing TV commercial in Las Vegas about river cruises in the Danube, they look so beautiful that I'm considering taking the cruise. Awesome panoramic view of this city. Love the architectures. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-09-13 12:26
Cities with this high viewpoint always give us the opportunity to attractive overviews. Such a large ferry boat can only be photographed well from some distance. It looks you were just in time before the nose of the boat vanished under the bridge.
Miguel82 (25547) 2014-09-18 12:30
Gorgeous view of Bratislava Chris, this is a very big ferry boat on Danube river, the old and new towns are aslo visible in the bg
jhm (142067) 2014-10-11 0:48
You took these picture wonderful out of the height with a fantastic result.
Your angle choice is perfect with the bridge that cares for depth and perspective.
Also a wonderful panorama sight about these splendid city.
Very well composition, nice captured. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (101900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-19 12:12