The Devil's Bridge is an arch bridge over the Arda River situated in a narrow gorge. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Bulgarian town of Ardino in the Rhodope Mountains and is part of the ancient road connecting the lowlands of Thrace with the north Aegean Sea coast.
It is not certain when the Dyavolski most was built, with various sources stating from the 14th to the early 17th century. The bridge, the largest and best known of its kind in the Rhodopes, is 56 m (183.7 ft) long and has three arches, but also features holes with small semicircular arches to read water level. The Dyavolski most has a width of 3.5 m (11.5 ft) and its main arch is 11.50 m (37.7 ft) high. A stone parapet, 12 cm (4.7 in) in height, is preserved on the sides, and breakwaters are placed opposite the stream.
The bridge was proclaimed a monument of culture on 24 February 1984.
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kpav (5031) 2008-08-24 21:44
Hello Philip, great shot of that beautiful stone bridge with very nice colors and light. I like a lot the texture of the water and the reflections on it. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (76860) 2008-08-24 22:30
Magnifique paysage. Jolie composition dans laquelle tu as très bien exploité les reflets du pont.
aadilj (18102) 2008-08-24 22:43
This one is so quaint and so countryside both in terms of composition and the textures. I like the way you have captured this quiet little place. Lovely
gary91 (15348) 2008-08-24 22:59
Wonderful composition here. I love these nice reflections and the softness of the light which enhances nicely all the materiel rendering.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
aurora_borealis (333) 2008-08-24 23:02
Very nice and well balanced composition.
The reflection makes the picture perfect.
Good sharpness and colours.
carper (96) 2008-08-25 0:05
very nice photo Philip
the pov is well shosen, lovely composition with reflection, good photojob, have a nice day.
lgir (6891) 2008-08-25 1:10
great composition with beautiful natural colors and excellent POV.
snunney (84983) 2008-08-25 1:38
A lovely symmetrical image, which gives us two bridges for the price of one :-) The point of view is well chosen and the colours natural looking. Very good clarity.
Butterflyka (518) 2008-08-25 1:54
Very nice composition with good POV.
Good soft colors and light management.
Wonderful reflections and clariy.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-08-25 2:20
there is also some devils bridges in france wit hquite the same look, good angle and nice reflection
Clementi (52514) 2008-08-25 2:22
nice shot,I like the architecture of this bridge, the landscape around, but above all the reflexes on water.colors and ligth are perfect
Compliments for this masterly composition
Buin (42330) 2008-08-25 3:55
This sight of the bridge hardly can be surpassed. Your photo really is a dream ... a wonderful one!
Greetings from Germany - and have a nice week!
amaryllis (35079) 2008-08-25 4:12
superbe photo de ce paysage sauvage dans un décor de belle végétation ave c ce joli pont ancien de pierre et son reflet dans l'eau
superbes couleurs et cadrage
portmanndominic (2400) 2008-08-25 4:17
good choice for the POV , nice reflexion on the water , good contrast and colors a good proportion beetween water bridge sky and forest
fanni (14381) 2008-08-25 5:25
very beautiful photo, very good composition and colours! I like the reflection of the bridge in the water..
dareco (17134) 2008-08-25 9:14
Your pictures always are such extremely great quality. Perfect colors once again and a gorgeous bridge! I love that reflection! TFS and have a happy day!
gbeli (2051) 2008-08-26 1:37
In Greece there are also bridges like this, so this pictures seems familiar to me.
I like the POV the greenery behind and the reflection of the bridge in the river.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-08-26 3:32
A very good shot of this beautiful bridge with very nice reflections in the water. A great depht of field with the large rocks in the FG and the mountains in the BG.
westozman (3193) 2008-08-27 17:02
Beautifully done! Just maybe a shorter exposure and larger aperture, plus a grad ND filter, would've given you a great reflection shot? Other than that - great work!
hatti52 (12786) 2008-08-30 11:36
well composed image
wonderful perspective and beautiful reflection
- Copyright: Philip Peynerdjiev (testmaniac) (13508)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-17
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, HDR
- Exposure: f/9.9, 5 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 21:37