Ponte di Calatrava was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Being the fourth bridge on the Canal Grande, the futuristic, typical Calatrava signature design, is a misfit to the Venetian style. It was known to be an expensive project and complications came on its way. No wonder, many Italians dislike it. :)
But, photographers are very fond of it! :D
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yoke (246) 2009-05-01 7:08
strong impact composition, good contrast shade on this organic design. I like very much. I also visited here and made a pic and posted TE. Nice fine weather seems make this bridge striking impact.
As you said, there are many tourist and photographer here. I think taking photograph in early morning is the best time for any place like this place.
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-05-02 23:12
I didnīt see this beautiful perspective..the part in the foreground seems to be like an anchor for this wide bow that brings people to the other shore.
jorgi (3810) 2009-05-02 23:27
this is one of the most fantastic photos of this bridge i've seen so far! I love the light conditions...the dark and the bridge rising from it with all its glory, so elegantly, so gracefully. It curves like a light curves through lens and the effect that provides is most futuristic, most sophisticated. Excellently seen and captured, my compliments!
vinicio (23423) 2009-05-20 2:49
Even if this is of another date the bridge and this your photo are really beautiful, I much like the play of light and shadows, compliments Arnab.
clio (27955) 2009-06-01 12:47
Which magnificent photo of the bridge. With this POV and the very strong contrasts the curve has a really extraordinary shape. It seems to twist itself slightly.
We see all the genius of Calatrava.
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-24
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-01 4:50