Si-o-se Pol (which means 33 Bridge or the Bridge of 33 Arches) is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. Commissioned in 1602, it consists of two rows of 33 arches. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh-Rood River flows under it, supporting a tea house.
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Fis2 (73010) 2010-09-09 12:46
A very interesting object.
Good frame and perspective.
nice colors and light.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-09-11 0:46
Hello Abbas! Interesting architecture. Superb lightness, marvelous colours. Good long perspective. Good take. Well done!
macjake (39207) 2010-09-14 10:23
i really think the long perspective makes this a winner.
it easily creates depth, and longjevity.
love the soft blues with the glowing orange/yellows.
clic (10977) 2010-09-16 5:44
Thanks for your kind words, Abbas.
You really "saw like photographers do" at blue hour because that mix of blue tones and warmer colors is quite appealing in that long perspective!
Longroute (19390) 2010-09-16 8:43
An outstanding ancient bridge captured in the best hour.
I love the chromatic contrast between the blue natural light and the golden artificial one. The series of arches offer a pleasant graphism and a very appealing perspective and depth.
patdeph (35738) 2010-09-18 2:06
I like the golden colors of the arches in the blue colors of the picture,the effect is superb!And I like the depth created by the impressive perspective.Excellent!
Silvio1953 (97953) 2010-09-18 12:52
Ciao Abbas, lovely composition with fantastic perspective, splendid light and fascinating reflections, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
yeln (11502) 2010-09-19 1:03
hvala lepa za kritiko. skoraj 50 % vseh fotografij na TE je narejenih v hdr tehniki, zato se mi zdi to pisati v "note" nepomembno. tehnika izvedbe je lahko zelo različna.
izredna fotografija mostu z odlično ostrino in lepimi barvami osvetlitve. TFS!
lep dan elim, vojko
Muse (34935) 2010-09-22 10:56
La lumière est superbe. Une très jolie architecture et un pov qui donne beaucoup de profondeur. Le cadrage est très bon.
Selmik (2863) 2010-09-22 21:21
Good evening Abbas,
thank You for commenting my photography.
Very interesting and attractive composition, long diagonal with nice lights in the grey arches, nice colors combination, good reflections and perspective that leads eye to infinity and beyond.
dta (51280) 2010-09-23 5:18
hello Abbas ,
This is really an excellent capture of this beautiful bridge . The perspective is perfect , and the effect of the lightened arches is splendid .
jmdias (45762) 2010-09-23 7:39
amazing this bridge, its unusual shapes, its marvelous architecture and these colors and special light created a nice visual effect. excellent job with framing and light. well done. TFS
claudeD (24147) 2010-09-23 8:49
very fine picture realized during blue hour the best moment of the day to get amazing picture.Excellent composition and light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
daveRen (144) 2010-09-23 9:01
Great perceptive and composition. A really good example of leading the eye in through the image.
.... love the orange and blue!
serp2000 (29128) 2010-09-23 10:48
Firstly, I like your idea to post "one shot of one country"! Good presentationof Esfahan. I never seen this city.
Fine shot in twilight time. Nice colours and excellent composition! TFS!
Nolme (6813) 2010-09-30 7:57
A beautiful picture that leads the eye to infinity.
The colors are soft, put the blue in the picture value. And I love tea.
Atousa (7097) 2010-10-03 8:45
A beautiful shot with great light management n lovely peaceful atmosphere.. the colors have really made it special.. well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
boa (4313) 2010-10-03 13:10
I have plans to visit Iran within the next few years and Esfahan is top of the list. This bridge is one of many cultural sights i would like to see. And the reason is obvious! You have choosen a perfect Pov for this shot, the perspective is excellent. The light in the arches are fantastic, well done !
Have a nice evening.
jplebrun (21208) 2010-10-04 5:58
de toute beauté ce pont avec ces arches illuminés qui perce bien cette fin de journée
iainsp (2626) 2010-10-05 11:00
A very interesting subject with a great PoV. I like the way the bridge tends towards a vanishing point. Very nice colours, with the sky loking very good and some very warm yellow tones. Well done, Iain
npecanhuk (53829) 2010-10-06 9:11
Those arches are truly interesting and beautiful!
With the artifical lights they get even more attractive and you took a very good picture of them, with excellent sharpness, exposure, chosen pov & format, colors, pp, contrasts, reflections and composition!
TFS - congrats,
My sincere warmest regards,
edge (6068) 2010-10-08 14:27
Hello Abbas, First thanks for your comments on my pic of the mission. So I had to take a look at one of your pictures. I am truly impressed with this beautiful bridge with the many arches. The lighting is very elegant and the POV is outstanding. It must be quite long and the river is also rather wide. Excellent picture. I see you are working on a Ph D. I spent 14 years working at a university. We had a school of Engineering and Computer Sciences. A good friend of mine was the Dean there at that time. We had an Iranian student who received several degrees there and went on to MIT and then to Cal Tech. Developed a business, became a millionaire and donated several million dollars to that School of Engineering. It now bears his name. How about that? Regards, Roger
jafadabret (56497) 2010-10-10 6:48
J'aime beaucoup la géométrie et les couleurs de ce pont à l'heure bleue. Les reflets ajoutent une touche de poésie à l'ensemble.
smarcell (19875) 2010-10-15 11:32
Great perspective, and a fantastic light.
I have left a piece of my heart in your country, Abbas.
I really enjoyed the people and the places.
janneman (2198) 2010-10-16 5:51
Beautiful architecture and magical light.
I like this composition very much!
ricardomattos (3173) 2010-10-21 5:54
An impressive architecture and excelent frame.Very good POV and DOF and nice reflexions.
emilbo (20812) 2010-10-21 16:20
De toute beauté ce pont aux arches multiples et c'est surtout l'éclairage ici qui attire le plus d'attention. Excellente perspective et belles diagonales. Beau contraste de couleurs et superbes reflets.
Rafer (14205) 2010-10-22 4:38
Bonita luz, color y perspectiva...saludos
zanzi (12602) 2010-10-26 11:52
What a beauty !
Light and colors are at their best.
And the perpective is not bad either.
Wahclellaspirit (3843) 2010-10-27 21:00
This is a great view at the beautiful arches and the lighting they shed in your image. Your choice of angle and depth of field are perfect here,
hispic (9619) 2010-10-28 20:02
Beautiful evening-scape that is shot early in the blue hour. Orange lights composed with a nice perspective is really impressive.
Juntas (7958) 2010-10-29 3:53
Hi Abbas. This was a great way to start on TE. The perspective you chose is wonderful and gives an imense depth. Colors are great and sharpness too. Illumination and its reflections on the water are very nice. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
mauro61 (52525) 2010-10-29 9:32
bella l'architettura e la lunga prospettiva che dal ponte conduce alla città.
Ottima gestione della luce e splendida colorazione,
eldancer1 (16938) 2010-10-31 9:32
Very nice capture of this ancient structuere. Great pov and dof with nice colors. Well done, tfs.
PaulVDV (15017) 2010-10-31 14:18
I visited Isfahan and this wonderful Si-o-se Pol in 1996 and remember also the pleasant teahouse near the entrance.
The repeating patterns of the arches, the strong contrast between the orange and the blue colour and the reflections in the river are absolutely wonderful.
Best regards, Paul
Bluejeans (64211) 2010-11-07 13:16
Fantástica esta ponte com estes 33 arcos , achei linda a sua iluminação , boa diagonal , bonitos reflexos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JCG (35129) 2010-11-23 4:53
Particularly pleasant soft colors on this morning landscape. Marvellous point of view which gives a beautiful prospect and a good depth to the image. The orange light of the arches creates a contrast really interesting. The walk along this bridge must be very pleasant. Pretty glance, thank you Abbas.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
ciakgiak (30329) 2010-11-24 13:25
I go to visit your previous images and I found this masterpiece.
It's a marvelous perspective with magnificent colors and a warm light.
The management of the exposure is excellent.
Congratulations and TFS.
foozi (7101) 2010-11-25 19:46
this is an exciting shot of the bridge. such a lively perspective and wonderful golden light in the arches. Very pleasant view with a well thought composition.
Very well done.
dkmurphys (36709) 2010-11-27 6:09
A very fine composition with great perspective and wonderful lights. Well done.
Have a nice evening.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2010-12-09 10:50
the point of view is the best
colors and lights are fantastic
the reflections give depth and the whole
perspective is very interesting
shot welldone and well seen
adores (28178) 2010-12-16 17:58
This is a bridge that has always fascinated me! At this moment of the day it's perfect, when it is illuminated - the effect is great, even because of the reflection. I also like the diagonal!
siolaw (37568) 2010-12-17 2:20
The famous bridge is superbly presented here at the blue hour.
The lights in every arch look just great!
AKITA (15125) 2010-12-17 23:24
a fantastic view shot of amazing arches of the bridge,
nice POV show us superb perspective here,
and orange light and blue sky and water are beautifully contrasted,
thank you for your excellent shot,
vasilpro (40170) 2010-12-18 0:57
Superb composition, wonderful light management, lovely colors, excellent POV with DOF, interesting architecture with arches.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
kordinator (13411) 2010-12-19 11:04
A very interesting bridge.
Good frame and perspective.
Nice colors and light.
Excellent composition and presentation.
pajaran (36119) 2010-12-23 10:47
Uvek se vracamo svojim pocecima.
Lep arhitektura i trenutak.
Dobar ugao snimka i perspektiva, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Always returned to their beginnings.
Beautiful architecture and timing.
Good length and angle of perspective, beautiful colors and images.
Good work and composition.
All the best.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-01-01 0:13
this construction is indeed admirable, above all considered its age. your photo in the blue hour has obtained a splendid effect on arches illuminated. interesting the positioning of the vanishing point that it ends where begins the city and its glare. compliments for this shot.
I wish you and your family an happy new year.
humayun (2909) 2011-01-01 10:14
very nice lightning...........
pov is nice decompose..........
worldcitizen (4848) 2011-01-02 13:16
Every time I see a photo of this bridge I am reminded of its beauty. I like your composition very much, with the column on the left side of the frame, and the arches disappearing into the distance. I also like the combination of the blue hour, and the golden lights under the arches. Thanks for stopping by my gallery and leaving a critique on one of my older photos. :-)
donluicu (24692) 2011-01-04 23:37
a beautiful monument, caught at the best time, nice framing..
s_lush (15580) 2011-01-05 12:40
This is a very elegant, unusual and nicely illuminated bridge, a real work of art. You have captured it from the very good point of view, at the blue-hour time, with excellent composition, beautiful colors and highest quality. Perfectly good job!
cornejo (17972) 2011-01-08 10:45
Abbas greetings. A very good perspective. A very nice photo. Great shot and good work. Congratulation. Have a nice day.
mkamionka (24455) 2011-01-09 1:23
thanks for sharing this fantastic structure. There are still not enough photos from Iran on TE. I remember I read a book where Isfahan was mentioned as a beautiful place with an ancient university. But I guess much was damaged since.
You have chosen a great timing and angle to present this interesting bridge, the warm lights contrast well with the cold lights of the evening.
Very well done,
bema (25936) 2011-01-09 4:53
looking at this impressive take i can understand why so many people have voted herefore..
great depth in this really fantastic motive and picture, like that illumination really alot..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
janusz2054 (306) 2011-01-10 9:16
Excellent capture of this beautiful bridge of 33 arches.
Fantastic perspective and perfect composition.
quillo (11840) 2011-01-10 14:55
Hola Abbas .....
I think that you have obtained
a very interesting POV,
with a fantastic light,
I like very much especially
the sensation of depth,
it is a good work.
bracasha75 (24443) 2011-01-11 11:24
It is one wonderful picture and realy great sharpnes
Schnappilic (7895) 2011-01-11 11:40
Excellent composition. Very good capture with beautiful light. Well done.
delpeoples (44888) 2011-01-12 3:57
WHat a magnificent way to begin your Gallery. The photo is superb. I love the perspective and depth of field which is like a razor. The Blue Hour makes the composition even more beautiful and the light exposition is flawless.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day
kiks (11359) 2011-01-13 7:34
Very intersting construction. Never seen it before. I like the aproach you choose with the diagonal line.
Kielia (20411) 2011-01-16 3:52
a very attractive and very well composed impression of this fantastic bridge. The light and the contrasting colors are beautiful. Most of all I like the photographers perspective. My compliments!
fritzi007 (7568) 2011-01-17 13:20
Very good representation of light and shadow, old and new!
ines8 (5838) 2011-01-17 13:44
Really wonderful view,superb perspective and depth, marvelous colours and light.
raszid62 (18158) 2011-01-18 5:44
This bridge is a masterpiece of engineering, and at the same wonderfully illuminated at night. You can see a modern city with water. Colossal composition.
صبح بخیر. این شاهکار مهندسی پل ، و در همان فصل شب به خوبی روشن. شما می توانید یک شهرستان مدرن با آب را ببینید. عظیم الجثه ترکیب. با احترام.
Bournazel (6072) 2011-01-18 7:13
Great shot Abbas
superb contrast with the light under the bridge
I would like to visit soon your country...I hope ++
paura (47166) 2011-01-18 10:24
Great exposure management to show us this beautiful image. Framing, POV and lighting are excellent.
fds (5297) 2011-01-19 8:40
very beautiful bridge and great prespective
krzychu30 (8775) 2011-01-20 3:55
WOW,what a beautiful composition.Very good POV and angle.Wonderful,warm colors and excellent lighting.I like also this nice reflection in the water.
My Best Regards
yquem46 (32227) 2011-01-21 3:30
An excellent shot Abbas
Long perspective in the diagonal, great color contrast of the golden arches of the bridge with the blue silver hues of the sky, nice reflections in the river
have a nice WE
paninho (2931) 2011-01-24 5:13
Ecellente photo qui mérite largement son succès! La profondeur est exemplaire, ainsi que la lumière et les reflets! Very nice work my friend!
AleksandarPet (274) 2011-01-28 10:31
I like colors and reflection.
jimkil (1664) 2011-01-28 15:44
Kia Ora Abbas
I would love to visit your country one day, it is steeped in deep history, I don't know too much about Iran, but I enjoy the images of your country immensely. I am surprised you don't have many more in your collection of your hometown but I am sure one day it will go up. This one jumps from your gallery, perfect colours and perspective with a near vanishing point. Love the exposures to get the orange under control. All the best
francio64 (38188) 2011-02-01 14:46
una bella immagine con una incredibile profondità di campo.
Bella la luce calda che filtra dagli archi del ponte, creando contrasto cromatico con il blu predominante.
Well done and TFS!
smash2707 (3216) 2011-02-02 18:49
Hi Abbas. I love the perspective an depth of your shot. Excellent sharpness for the light conditions. Regards, Yvonne
ChaputFranck (20) 2011-02-04 23:26
a good composition with long perspective
ingvar (2080) 2011-02-06 16:13
You have pointed out the beautiful geometry and excellent reflection of the warm colors on the water.
This is a work of art, whereas it was built many centuries ago.
See you soon!
mdetay (4863) 2011-02-09 22:47
Great composition. Well done.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-02-14 3:32
33 arches! You have captured this bridge very well with good depth and clarity.Manged the light very well. Nice composition.
pierrefonds (48285) 2011-02-26 5:31
The bridge is taking my eyes toward the building which is giving depth to the composition. The reflections on the water are assets to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the bridge. The cloudy sky and the lights in the arches have a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jaywalker (16061) 2011-02-27 3:44
Hi Abbas, Wonderfully created depth, excellent light management & well preserved detail, this is a very nice picture & beautifully composed, kind regards Wilson.
gmg (4202) 2011-03-02 9:09
I've seen this bridge in other pictures, but this one has a unique light and a nice composition. Beautiful.
selay22 (254) 2011-03-04 3:18
This is a wonderful subject with great symmetry, light, perspective, composition and strength.
The arches are very mysterious and interesting
I would love to take some pictures of people inside the arches.....possibly black and white:))
ibahadir (298) 2011-03-07 19:20
The architecture of the bridge is great. I like also the blue and orange colour in this picture. Sharpness is good too. Best regards.
Charo (51174) 2011-04-10 14:19
I love the architecture of this great bridge lit up at night, which contrasts with the blue key.
Excellent perspective and very good light and depth.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-04-16 15:38
IT'S ONE OF MY DREAM TO VISIT ISFAHAN
YOUR WORK HERE IS AN EXCELLENT GAME WITH THE COLORS AND TE LIGHT AS WELL AS THE ANGLE IS MARVELOUS
VERY NICE WORK MY DEAR
THANKS HERCULES ATHENS
Robert1969 (6152) 2011-04-19 11:47
Great persective, great balance of composition and also a great balance of light..... My compliments.
tomi1 (1918) 2011-04-19 13:18
Almost at twilight the yellowish lightness enlivens this bridge. I guess there is no wide spaqce through any arch for colossal boats. Mostly at its center there shoulb be a main wider passage. I do not know whether this river ends at this park or not.Best regards. Domingos
jadesgran (3259) 2011-05-01 13:00
This is another fine photo you have produced.I like the diagonal lines through the pictue.The colours are pleasing and thankyou for sharing.
Vasa (15970) 2011-05-24 1:04
Looking for your first inspiration and emotion on TE. Abbas, it is great subject from Isfahan, wonderful corner of Iran. All compliments friend and two smiles for Iran.
kennyblack (4105) 2011-12-04 11:06
Hi Abbas,beautiful perspective view from this bridge and fantastic contrast,blue,yellow and gray. Well also in any detail in background.
Greetings, have a nice Sunday ... Marino
- Copyright: Abbas Eslami Kiasari (kiasari) (2631)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My 100 - 200 Points Photos, Kiasari's Photo Gallery, 100+ Points Photos of Iran [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-07 8:36