This is the Rion-Antirion bridge, as taken during a flight over Greece on route to Verona Italia, at an altitude of 34,000 feet (11.1km+/-).
Linking Rion to Antirion on mainland Greece, near Patras. 2880m length, built from 1998 till 2003. Its official name is the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, who was a 19th century Greek prime minister.
Location of the bridge:38.33, 21.78
Link to Wikipedia about the bridge .
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jmdias (52918) 2011-06-19 7:59
you were lucky to find this bridge in your way and have a nice view of this bridge. excellent framing, sharpness is nice in the central part and not so much in the corners, because the window, what is ever a trouble. nice job . TFS
snunney (79973) 2011-06-19 8:15
I like the diagonal composition which shows the bridge to good effect against the blue waters of the Aegean. Sharpness is not as good as it might be, but is not unexpected given the circumstances.
jemaflor (81246) 2011-06-19 8:21
Interesting presentation from an original pov, good presentation with this diagonal, well managed, nice blue.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-19 8:27
The view is really impressive. Thanks Ike!
paololg (31448) 2011-06-19 8:58
Ciao dear Ike,
a photo really beautiful and curious, seem to see two webs united by a thread. It's really hard to get such sharpness and photo quality by an aerial image, but here you have shown to be a really good photographer. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
bema (26287) 2011-06-19 9:33
you really had an very good point of view from above downwards to this truly impressive buildning below..
thanks for sharing, see you around, kind regards Bernd
pajaran (48873) 2011-06-19 10:10
Vrlo interesantan i dobar avio snimak ...
Lep most i prikaz lepom fotografijom.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o mestu i mostu.
Very interesting and a good cheap shot ...
A beautiful bridge and view beautiful photography.
Good article with information on the place and the bridge.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-19 10:46
Beautiful and clear photo, for being made from the window of the plane.
The composition with the diagonal of the bridge is very interesting.
Well done.. TFS
PaulVDV (20687) 2011-06-19 11:45
Wow, your plane from Israel to Italy made a sightseeing flight over Greece :) And the company had cleaned your window before you came on board. In the plane I always sit next to a dirty window with scratches :(
Very good and high view of this engineering masterpiece and the cables that support the bridge deck.
Beautiful with the diagonal line.
Best regards, Paul
ciakgiak (30407) 2011-06-19 14:32
questa foto dall'alto del Rion-Antirion Bridge ha davvero dell'incredibile, una visione quasi irreale che ha però un grande valore documentaristico.
L'immagine è anche molto bella dal punto di vista grafico e cromatico.
Un caro abbraccio
zoomer (6) 2011-06-19 14:47
Esoteric image showing a connection of two separated worlds.The span of the bridge is very elegant and beautiful in design.Maybe you could have increased the saturation and contrast a little.Greetings Wolf.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-19 17:10
You have A very rare view of this bridge. Even from 34,000 feet, the beauty of the suspension bridge can be recognized. I like the diagonal arrangement of this image. We can see well how two separated lands are connected by this bridge. One boat by the bridge is a great addition. The scale of this bridge can be approximated. And overall beautiful blueness of the water is simply captivating.
Have a great week,
pierrefonds (55206) 2011-06-19 17:11
The aerial point of view is showing the details and colors of the Rion-Antinon bridge. It is quite clear and precise for a photo taken at 34000 feet. The morning light has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-06-19 22:16
Hi Ike, Amazing view you have captured of this bridge,
the morning light gives a certain glow,well done, Cheers Iain.
emka (73729) 2011-06-19 23:29
You are travelling a lot now! We will see many beautiful photos, I hope. I also like to make photos from the plane although their quality usually is not good. Here the view of the bridge is impressive, the white on the blue bg looks great, even when not specially sharp. Good framing.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-20 0:13
immagine di u na bellezza unica con la fantastica vista aerea del ponte e delle due rive collegate.
Buona la definizione considerando l'altezza.
danos (83513) 2011-06-20 0:55
Good morning Ike,
fascinating the aerial view of the Rion-Antirion bridge,that is the first time i see it with this way.I like too the diagonal placement in the frame.
Have a good week,Danos
adramad (35577) 2011-06-20 5:17
Superb aerial view with good image quality given the height and the window of the plane, great in a perfect diagonal composition with the two land areas in the corners and the beautiful bridge in the middle of the plane. Good light and color.
Have a great evening.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-06-20 7:56
Excellent shot! Very graphic and very well balanced with the bridge which give a beautiful diagonal. The white color arise very well too in the blue of the BG. A difficult but very good photowork.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-06-20 11:29
Ola amigo Ike ,
Beleza esta vista aérea desta bela ponte suspensa , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Charo (51210) 2011-06-21 17:51
This aerial view of the bridge is fantastic, and also got a good frame and definition, this is not easy from the windows, usually opaque the plane.
pablominto (53744) 2011-06-21 23:07
An amazing point of view!
I'm surprised the details in the bridge shows so well from this altitude, but then of course it is a construction of considerable size...
An eye-catching diagonal composition!
billakos773 (253) 2011-06-22 2:11
ΓΕΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΙΚΕ!!!
ΥΠΕΡΩΧΗ ΦΩΤΟ,ΠΟΛΥ ΚΑΛΗ ΛΗΨΗ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΝΤΡΑΣΤ(ΤΟ ΑΣΠΡΟ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΦΥΡΑΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΜΠΛΕ ΤΗΣ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑΣ)ΩΡΑΙΟ FRAMING ΚΑΙ ΛΕΠΤΟΜΕΡΕΙΕΣ!!
ΤΥΧΕΡΟΣ ΠΟΥ ΠΕΡΑΣΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΣΗΜΕΙΟ!!
npecanhuk (61498) 2011-06-25 5:21
I love aerial pictures and this one is truly interesting, showing that wonderful greek bridge!
The quality is not the best, but I understand how hard it is to take pictures from the plane!
I just love it!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (30787) 2011-06-26 14:29
Tis really an amazing picture with perfect sharpness.Verygood fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
clic (14302) 2011-06-27 6:35
Sorry for that long delay.
Why do I imagine some kind of a bridge drawing on a "blue print" ?!!
Fantastic overlook and nice diagonal too!
serp2000 (38271) 2012-09-03 1:05
Attractive picture! I like this diagonal composition. Well done! I know, we can't to demand of high quality from the jet window. Fine capture! I am going to Greece for 10 days too.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-03-02 13:02
Great aerial job Ike!!!
my compliments on the sharpness!
all the best,
jcpix (11556) 2013-04-10 16:12
Whoa, what an incredible and delightful perspective this is Ike! This is actually some really good quality considering it was taken from a plane! I wasn't sure what to think when I first spotted it from the thumbnails, in fact, I passed over it a few times because something more colorful caught my attention. Even though blue is my favorite color it just didn't jump off the page. That being said, I'm extremely glad I've taken a closer look because this is quite interesting. There's a whole new world at this altitude, thanks for sharing the viewpoint. Great capture!
Best wishes from the States,
kato (11630) 2014-04-18 0:02
You're capturing well this scape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the long bridge with modern/noble design to which the island is connected. It's good at color contrast between blue sea and white bridge. And, a sailing ship draws out a good impact.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (52917)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-02
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Gefyra Bridge Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-19 7:55