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Ponte degli Scalzi

By TrevBatWCC  
Going from one end of the Grand Canal to the other, up to the Ponte degli Scalzi, which connects the Venetian districts of Santa Croce and Cannaregio, and was built in 1934 by engineer Eugenio Miozzi, who also designed the Ponte dell’ Accadémia. The design is inspired by the famous Rialto Bridge, and its single arch body is constructed completely from beautiful Istrian white marble. Like the Ponte dell’ Accadémia, the bridge substituted an older bridge built by the Austrians in 1858.
As with my previous upload, I was teetering on the end of a wooden jetty when I shot V1! V2 also shows one of the waterbuses or vaporetti as they are known. Several services are operated, including the full length of the Grand Canal and to the other islands in the lagoon…and they run to time, too!

V1: 1/160 sec, F11, 20mm, ISO 100
V2: 1/125 sec, F11, 13mm, ISO 100
Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Digital manipulation Venice Architecture Digitally manipulated Grand canal Landscape and travel Ponte degli scalzi Vaporetti

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Comments


Briwooly 10 452 5 England
25 Sep 2010 3:25PM
2 excellent shots Trev will have to do the Venice trip one day

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25 Sep 2010 3:25PM
Wonderful series. Each image a gem
moiral 6 12 Scotland
25 Sep 2010 3:43PM
2 beautiful shots. Particularly like V1. Moira
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Sep 2010 3:47PM
Two more superb images, Trev, your presentation of these is out of this world. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
25 Sep 2010 3:51PM
Two excellent shots, Trev, the first showing the bigger picture so nicely and the second the closer shot. You have had lovely weather there and how well the sunshine brings out all the colour in the buildings and colours up the canal waters. And of course your narrative is always so interesting and adds so much more.
Ronnie.
25 Sep 2010 3:53PM
Two excellent images Trev. You are so good at this processing.........Sandy
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
25 Sep 2010 4:02PM
More beautiful images from here Trev' - am rather envious Smile
I like them both but particularly V1. Thank you for the info too!

Sarah *
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 4:07PM
Superb pair of shots Trev, you've certainly captured the essence of the place and your love of it too.
Barbara
JanieB43 8 47 6 England
25 Sep 2010 4:24PM
Love this series Trev, I really enjoyed my trip here a few years ago ( pre 400D ). There's so much to photograph isn't there ? These imafes of yours bring back so many lovely memories Smile

Jane
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 5:35PM
V2 takes my eye most both are great shots but in V1 I find the groynes??? a little distracting - great sky as well in both
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
25 Sep 2010 6:23PM
Two great shots .
Suehh 9 39 6 England
25 Sep 2010 6:41PM
Lovely tones and textures Trevor - like both shots equally.

Sue
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
25 Sep 2010 9:03PM
Great composition, wonderful light and tones, very well taken and presented.
saeid
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
25 Sep 2010 9:03PM
lovely processing in both. my fav is v2.lesley
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 9:20PM
Great images. V1 is my favourite. There's a lovely softness in the shadows that I like very much.

David
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2010 12:15AM
Two excellent images Trevor,nice processing,well done..

Steve..
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2010 5:42PM
Two wonderful images Trev, what a beautiful city!
Carol
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
26 Sep 2010 6:49PM
Two more good images from Venice. V1 for me today, but only just Smile

Sue Smile
Cor 7 Belgium
26 Sep 2010 7:12PM
So beautyful taken and processed Trev +++++
cor
SashaB 7 Northern Ireland
26 Sep 2010 10:21PM
A superb duo - especially like V1.
Frances
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2010 11:44AM
looking like a classical painting - the tones are just wonderful - glowing and fresh... very nice pair

Linda
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2010 1:44PM
3 more excellent shots from Venice but this time have to agree with Ann and find the posts very much in the way in the shot . Not sure whether anything could have been done about them in your composition Trev....Phil
28 Sep 2010 6:53PM
Another couple of cracking Venice shots Trev that really define the place. An excellent series you've put together documenting the mood and feel of the place. Chaz.
V1 is superb!
Wish I could go back to Venice.
JNC

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