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Ponte Vecchio at Sunset

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 August 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Dusk on the River Arno in city centre Florence in summer is spectacular. The setting sun in August shines down the length of the river lighting up the bridges in the most beautiful way.

The "Ponte Vecchio", or the 'old bridge' in Italian, is the only remaining medieval bridge left in the city and is unusual for the shops that are built along its length.

I've been away in Italy and France on holiday with my family over the last few weeks and I've got quite a few photos like this one from the trip that I'd like to show you over the next few weeks. I hope you like them.

NIKON D700 603/10 second F/16.0 ISO 200 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Hi, Ian! Simply amazing light you have caught! And the water at all like ice-skating rink, illuminated by this magical light. Very nice to see your new photographs from the trip on such a beautiful place.

17 Aug 2011 5:39am

@Oleg: Thanks Oleg!

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

It's very beautiful capture! The light is spectacular!

17 Aug 2011 5:45am

@Sergei Z: Thanks Sergei!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The light and the colors are absolutely fabulous here. I like this bridge which steps over the Arno and your very classy composition

17 Aug 2011 5:58am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

No other word for it!

17 Aug 2011 6:30am

@Ted: Thanks for that Ted!

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

Wow Ian, gorgeous! The extreme long exposure adds so much to this photo and the golden light of the setting sun makes this already a winner. I'm very curious as to what other beauties you have in store for us!

17 Aug 2011 7:39am

Frida from Sweden

This is wonderful, the light, composition and the mood. Excellent capture!

17 Aug 2011 7:41am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The light and the colors are very beautiful. Wonderful atmosphere.

17 Aug 2011 8:08am

Stefanie from Paris, France

ohhhhhh; so nice! Lovely colours. I used to live in Florence; a wonderful city; and there is really a special light!

17 Aug 2011 9:50am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

WOW!!! Stunningly beautiful, Ian - another masterpiece!

17 Aug 2011 10:05am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! gorgeous warm colors and reflection of light on the old bridge ! the long exposure adds so much romantic atmosphere ! a superb image, Ian and I'm looking forward your following photos !

17 Aug 2011 11:28am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful! Looking forward to see the rest...

17 Aug 2011 12:46pm

klausz from Kustein, Austria

a fantastic photo with stunning colors! perfect!

17 Aug 2011 1:59pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous long exposure, particularly in such rich colour. The square crop works a treat.

17 Aug 2011 5:52pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Just fantastic...great process

17 Aug 2011 6:33pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

A classic scene, and what colour...

17 Aug 2011 8:47pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful work! love the warm golden colour tones and the movement of the clouds captured over the bridge!

18 Aug 2011 3:51am

sama from khoram abad, Iran

Hi Ian...
this is Masterpiece!!
And any other descriptive.

18 Aug 2011 5:09am

JCJ from Troyes, France

the light is delightful.

18 Aug 2011 1:35pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

A beautiful painting! ^)^

18 Aug 2011 3:11pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein sehr stimmiges Foto.

19 Aug 2011 5:37pm

tom from Germany

Superb long exposure. Wonderful light and colors.

21 Aug 2011 7:45pm

Nik from Bude, United Kingdom

Beautiful. Way better than any photo I have ever taken of it :-) The long exposure works so well with the water and the clouds and the warm colour is sublime.

23 Aug 2011 6:35am

603/10 second
ISO 200
35 mm (35mm equiv.)