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Ponte di Rialto Venezia

Ponte di Rialto  Venezia
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 DC HSM, 4GB Sandisk CF Card, B-W UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II, Even more Dingo favourites... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-03 12:43
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we are here facing the Ponte di Rialto in Venezia

For a long time this was the only way to cross the Canal Grande.
There was a bridge here at the end of the 12th Century, but the current one, designed by Antonio da Ponte, was built 1554-1591.

There are now lots of shops on the bridge selling all kinds of souvenirs and curiosities. (See WS !!)

In my modest opinion.. this place ..Venice .. and the Vatican in Rome are the most busiest Tourist spots of Italy

Why ? You have to see it to know why ...

I am not a 'FAN' of big Tourist spots .. but now and than one has to give in ..and although my cup of tea next year cruise would be the Greek Islands .. small scale .. relaxed ..I have to admit I am very impressed by Italia's beauty and splendor !

See also some nice shots of my same Cruise at my Danish Friend ..here in TL


My advice would be .. pin point !!
A long weekend or mid week :
Rome .. Venice ..Naples .. Florance

Funny detail I did not know.. If you have a beer /wine / Coffee or Capucino .. and drink this 'standing' its less money .. sitting down you automatically are charged extra..

Well you know the proverb ??
*While in Rome .. act like the Romans *
( Venice here in this case )

Even so.. more credit for Italia and more in particular Venice.. about the rumors about the OVER SIZED bills..

Sure you pay more.. but not in the heart attack way

To give you guys an idea.. we went that day with a group of 8 ..

Sitting on a terrace we had various drinks ..Beer..Ladies had wine and a few
Campari orange .. plus Capucino ..

The bill?? A little under 50 Euro so.. acceptable .. right ? 6.50 each ( 8 prsns)

Than telling about the shops on the Rialto Bridge .. have a look in my WORKSHOP!!!

I discovered a famous person in one of the shops and thanks for popping in Folks

John T


“Wagner was a monster.
He was anti-Semitic on Mondays
and vegetarian on Tuesdays.
On Wednesday he was in favor of annexing Newfoundland, Thursday he wanted to sink Venice
and Friday he wanted to blow up the pope.”

Tony Palmer


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-06-03 12:47]

Prachtig gezien deze perfecte setting John!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-06-03 13:01]

Hello John,
Very good light and clarity radix complement. a very good moment you showed me here class colors and sharp details. A beautiful picture.
Best wishes.

Hi John!
50 euros is a reasonable price, in Venice... and you were sitting! :)
In the W/S, better Pinocchio (spelling Peenňkkeeo)!
Ciao, Antonella

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2008-06-03 13:34]


How's it going?
Beautiful view, nicely captured, excellent work.

Cheers :=)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-06-03 13:36]

Complimenten, John! Het PoV is perfect hier, de brug trekt ons zo mee naar de overkant - maar onderweg komen we die mooie gondel tegen.
Ik ben onder de indruk: op 10 mm zie ik geen vertekening. Die antennes naast de toren zijn door het downsizen haast niet meer te herkennen, dus die zou ik even wegclonen. Voor de rest: chapeau!

Hello John!
Nice your point of view of a lovely bridge!
Great colours!
Nice frame!
Best regards!


wow el agua se ve especatacular te felicito

Hi My Dear John :)
Wonderful perspective on this famous city. Hopefully I will see this place soon:)
Best Wishes,

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-03 14:29]

Hi John,

beautiful choice of composition! Excellent sharpness and lovely light .


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  • Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
  • [2008-06-03 14:34]

Hi John

Very nice POV of this famous bridge.
I recognize the blue and green post on the right.
We had a glass of wine sitting outside a small cafe less than 100 metres from this bridge (towards the markets), large glass of Chianti 1.50 euro.

Regards Derek

well framed, wide lens but vertical lines corrections (right?)

Hello John,
Fantastic capture, excellent composition and very good
low point of view, beautiful colors and nice contrast,
superb sharpness, depth of field and clarity.

Very poetic image, great composition, nice colors and light. TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-06-03 19:31]

Hi John,
Lovely picture of this beautiful city. Great POV. The water looks kind of balck and dirty.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-06-03 20:47]

Bijna deze niet gezien John
Zoals met veel situaties , elke is weer anders
Een nieuwe gezichtshoek op de Rialto Heel gaaf

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-06-03 21:09]

Hi John,
I like your storytellers skills. Good documentary story! I share your impressions about the Italia's beauties!
This POV is splendid. And the qualities of colors and acuity of details, impressive!
Did you pass under the "Pont des Soupirs"?
Bravo ! Annie

Nicely eyecatching shot, with a wonderful element of lead-in from the left with that sweeping bridge (the half-tourist down by the water notwithstanding.)

I love how the eye is drawn into the buildings across the water, placed perfectly at the upper 1/3rd of the frame.

Excellent job!

ciao John..
oohhh so wonderful capture!! excellent details and pov!! classic and full of mood!! really thanks
ciao Marco

hello John
another beauutiful composition from your lens
i love the colour variation here
very good natural light here, no dust, no pollution, lovely ambience, like to see the Gondals, Indian movies have so many shots of these.

Manuj Mehta

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-06-04 2:46]

Bonsoir John,
Une autre belle carte postale pour nous :)) Magnifique scčne et belle composition. De toute beauté. Merci

Hi John
Wonderful postcard.Great perspective,wonderful colours and details.
Thanks for be there

Excellent sharpness and details.
Wonderful architecture.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-06-04 4:58]

Hi John
A great view of Venice. I love that bridge with its nice perspective and the beauty of the place. I envy you!!!

Hello Johnny,
Excellent pov here.
Lovely view, precisely captured with nice composition.
Details are superb, and also colors. TFS

Hi John again, the angle you used here give us a very interesting impression.
Have a nice evening.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-06-04 7:06]

Hi John
Being one of the first one I had better have nice things to say or the others will come down on me.
Beautifully composed, lovely colours, the kind of shot of "I wish you were here" to make us jealous.
Great shot


i like this angle john :)
perfect framing and timing with the boat going towards the bridge

it lets the viewer feels like being there
excellent street composition :)


hi John
Venice is photographers' paradise.
your captures of this magnificent city is marvelous. perfect POV. good clarity of details and beautiful colors.
thanks for postcards.

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-06-04 8:27]

Nice shot, well timed and composed; I now can't wait for my trip there, which, but the way, will include the Greek Isles. :0)
TFS, enjoy the rest of the trip.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-06-04 11:09]

Hi John

Prachtige ansichtkaart van het betere soort.
Gr Jos

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-06-04 11:31]
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Und wieder so ein fantastisches Foto. Perfekte Arbeit geleistet. Hope you understand:-)))))))
Gruss von Rose

hi john, neat point of view, nice colors and composition,

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-06-04 16:37]

I really like this photograph. I like your P.O.V. with the bridge leading me to middle of the shot. The colors and detail are very good. Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time.

Hi John,

First I want to say that I like very much your angle to Ponte Rialto, unusual, because most of the touristic photos present a frontal image of this famous bridge, maybe took from a boot on the Canal Grande of from a more distance. A photo with a very good quality.

I know the wood toy store from the bridge, because every time when we was there Christian wanted to go and see it ... and as result, now we have a musical Pinocchio at home. :-)

Have a nice evening,

P.S. I'm still thinking in which way we'll post my favorite photo from Venice, sometimes I think it's very difficult to capture the special atmosphere of this town and I'm not satisfied by them.

Hi John. Excellent perspective of the bridge and well timed to have the gondola positioned where it is. Colours are good. It is one place i'd love to visit. One of the tallest towers in Melbourne, Australia is called the Rialto. The builders were from Italy originally, now we see why. TFS. Murray.

Ok, you get an award for this one John! The bridge is fantastic! LOVE how it just comes out of the edge of the pic! Excellent pp work on this one! **sigh**......marvelous!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-05 7:47]

hi John

Venice is really a place to showcase the canals and boat. You have capitalized on this advantage and chosen a good arch bridge of fine architecture to compose a good view across the waterway. I like the covered bridge as a key feature to span diagonally over the canal.

tfs, bill

Hi John,

Je hebt hier absoluut een fantastiche POV gekozen. Ik heb al veel foto's van de brug gezien - maar dit is absoluut de meest aantrekkelijk.


Merhaba John,
Kadraj,Renkler,Keskinlik ve komposizyon çok güzel.Ellerine saglık arkadasım,Tebrikler.

Hi John,
Beautiful composition,good angle.
Best regards,

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-06-07 3:37]

Hi John, an interesting unusual pov and wide angle composition for your shot! Excellent light and colours. It was worth to take a rip off of 50 Euro for taking your beautiful shots, ah, ah!
Ciao, Cinzia

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-06-07 5:05]

Hi John
Great shot my friend, good perspektive, good light,nice colors and a brilliant composition.
Hope everything are OK in NL.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-07 9:16]

Hello John

A superb Venetian landscape, with good colour, sharpness, & framing. Excellent framing, pov & colour. Tfs!

the scene is so lovely to look at.. very good shot from your point of view, JT.. love it.. well composed.. very well done.

regards, terry

Hello my dear and only dutch brother :) This is a real nice postcard. Very well captured and balanced.
Very italian and you rendered it very well. Lovely colours.

Cheers :)

Excellent pov here, John! Venice is just wonderful on such a bright day!
Have a great we and TFS!
Best regards,

Hi John, superb composition from splendid Venice, great POV and beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-06-09 12:36]

Antique Venice
A picture filled with stunning view!
A really lovely scene!!
A beautiful corner of the world!
4 A's on a row


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-10 12:27]

Hello John! Very good pov on this one and a very good use of your wide-angle zoom, well done, thanks!


Hi John,
This is wonderful too my friend,i like the point of view and the composition as well the sharpness with beautiful colors,light and shadow.Great touch my friend.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-06-18 20:55]

Hey JT,
Let me be the one to give you 100 on this ! Classic shot. beautifully captured. TFS Julie

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-06-23 6:02]

Great shot ! Good POV.
Great colors, light and compo.

Hello John,

I like the framing of this view, it is very dynamic as you use the present elements well in composition!
I notice the fine details and attractive colours, as I wonder how many million times this bridge has been photographed...

Pablo -

It's been a coons age since I was there - surprised it didn't sink yet, considering the damage I've seen over 20 years ago .......

wonderful point of view and good in effect
One of my favourite at the moment

Hi John,
Excellent shot, at first sight I thought the boat was flying :)

Hi John,
Never a day without thinking of you, dear Friend... What a pity you aren't here anymore. Fantastic shot, excellent composition, gorgeous colors, lights, sharpness. Pleasant to look at. Tfs.
Have a great Easter, friendly regards, László

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