Another photo from my holiday from the road down from St. Gotthard Pass to sunny Ticino.
Many St. Gotthard photos show the old cobblestone paved Tremola Mountain Road in days gone by when it was little more than a pathway and there are also photos of the old horse-drawn post carriage making its way slowly over the steep road.
Today one can take a ride in a replica of this old coach, complete with driver resplendent in national costume, and enjoy the scenery along with much horn blowing, a taste of days long gone.
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Sergiom (50794) 2013-07-16 5:02
On se croirait revenu au temps du Far West ou encore dans une scène de film. L'attelage est beau et semble aller vite. J'aime beaucoup les costumes des participants.
carlo62 (23866) 2013-07-16 5:52
bellissima scena d'altri tempi, il postale in bella evidenza e con magnifici colori.
Addirittura con la tromba e dei gran baffi.
marabu61 (6603) 2013-07-16 6:26
Without looking in the tumbnails from where this photo came from, I instantly thought that it resembles a lot a famous painting we have here in Switzerland about the famous Gotthard Postal service, so I wasn't surprised at all to find it to be the Gotthard Post indeed. I wasn't aware that a replica was still running these days.
Very pleasing nostalgic composition that lets revive the good old times.
Maybe a black and white or even sepia version would enhance the nostalgic feel even moore?
have a good day
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2013-07-16 7:03
I am glad you posted this closeup of the carriage, its a beautiful vehicle and does speak of a time long gone. The horses are fine animals, and the carriage itself is so vibrant. It looks quite huge too! Perfect positioning of the carriage in the frame.
danos (80977) 2013-07-16 7:28
very nice the snapshot with the passing by replica of the horse carriage in front of your lens.I like its excellent placement in the frame with the clarity and the sharpness of the image to be superb.
Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
bona (11959) 2013-07-16 8:02
great photo. I was very excited to take a ride in this wagon, I think I will feel like a prince.
Lovely colors and point of view.
kato (11148) 2013-07-16 8:29
You're capturing well this interesting scene vy a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle in which the driver resplendent wearing traditional costume is handling the carriage for tourists. It seems to a Nostalgia which misses an old time. It's impressive in two white horses and one brown horse, too. And, the green slope and stone fence of backdrop draw out a good atmosphere in this image.
Nicou (111529) 2013-07-16 11:44
Merveilleuse vue de cette caravane avec les chevaux la poste en jaune sur la route du Gothard c'est splendide quelle beauté sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
fabbs99 (14521) 2013-07-16 12:52
Wonderful shot of the old coach with three sturdy horses and a colorful carriage.It must be a great ride on the mountain road.Very good management of light and sharpness.Keep posting.TFS.
Regards and best wishes,
nikkitta (11230) 2013-07-16 13:14
Not taken during a movie about the Far West, good to see that you still can enjoy a ride in that kind of horse carriage driven by people with old clothes
Like the way it was taken, good angle
jcpix (9324) 2013-07-16 18:45
Maybe it's my perception as an American, but this looks very much like something I would associate with our Civil War era!? :) I find it incredibly fascinating knowing that it's actually Switzerland. A fine moment captured in a way that offers both a wonderful point of view, and a sense of motion with the horses in stride carrying a classic and colorful wagon. You certainly chose a good angle to show the many beautiful details of this scene. Well done! Thanks for showing something just a little "off the beaten track,"....well, for me anyway! :) Have a great day ahead.
Friendly wishes from Phoenix,
ikeharel (48491) 2013-07-17 0:40
Marvelous pic. on the outskirts of town, three horses carriage and the costumes of the riders look as taken from the old imes to our's.
Yellow color of the wagon is shining against the grey and green.
Miguel82 (17325) 2013-07-17 1:22
It looks like a western scene Miro,
Beautiful horse cart and nice costumes
Excellent action shot with great colors
ourania (22900) 2013-07-17 6:18
a superb, detailed presentation of this colourful and impressive carriage. Your picture is very well composed, you have found a great perspective and the moving carriage fits in the frame excellently. The light management is wonderful and the colours natural, vivid and pleasing. A very clear and vivid impression indeed. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
eldancer1 (23174) 2013-07-17 7:52
Hahaha! A stagecoach with U.S. Cavalry soldiers in Switzerland! And they look very real too. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (36472) 2013-07-17 9:51
Great shot seems like a pic taken from a wild wild west film as I am not only attracted to the vintage look but more on its bold stinging colours of the antique wagon. The scene gives it an aged from that era and almost timeless and no loss of detail in appearance. But I am missing the Wild Bunch and the Indians coming down the mountain!! A lively shot, makes for a very eye pleasing picture. Well done.
cornejo (25613) 2013-07-17 11:09
Hi Miro, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting gig, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. Excellent and interesting job well seen and well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-07-17 19:25
wonderful capture of this scene. Fantastic photo job. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are magnificent. I like it. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
wolf38 (29818) 2013-07-18 22:54
Hello Miro. A photo like the good old days. But then everything was much more difficult than today. Well seen and realized. A great idea.
Silvio1953 (111284) 2013-07-20 13:57
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with beautiful carriage, interesting rievocation, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (50721) 2013-07-21 2:09
A lovely shot, with beautiful light and bright colours. You chose the correct shutter speed, freezing the movement of the trotting horses. I particularly like the yellow tones of the carriage.
Well done, have a lovely day
Cricri (97215) 2013-07-21 11:52
Ciao Miro, il me semble vous avoir oublier depuis un certain temps!! désolée
Belle prise de cette caravane colorée avec les trois chevaux et les personnes aux tenues particulière comme sorti d'un film, belle réalisation
mcmtanyel (8327) 2013-08-13 19:43
I think I prefer the color version over the B&W, though both are good in and of themselves. Yellow on grey, against a green background is very eye-catching.
batalay (34147) 2013-09-09 9:19
Although the two photos appear to be of the same horse carriage, they are not the same image rendered into B&W in one and color in the other. Against the rugged background, this one especially has excellent composition and color vibrance. It is clearly a modern digital shot.
bayno (18340) 2013-09-10 7:40
if it were not for the paved road would seem to be returned back in time, fine details and nice colors, very good light too...
adramad (33662) 2014-02-13 7:13
A splendid composition, which has captured in a single moment, with the horses running position, which gives a dynamic touch to the composition must be quite an experience, walking in this lovely chaise for about as fabulososos landscapes, driver and helper with their uniforms are ideal, a great set.
A high brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love the image.
Have a good evening.
All the best.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-22
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-16 4:25