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It was a stone bridge !

It was a stone bridge !
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12625 W: 377 N: 10495] (116746)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-11-01 0:19
Viewed: 606
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

This pile of boulders formed a « Natural Bridge » 30 meters long and overlooking the sea from its 7 meters high ... a bridge that collapsed in 2005 under the onslaught of the powerful waves of this coast to the wind, north of Aruba.
But close this olf Natural bridge, there is another smaller natural bridge, the "Baby bridge" which still gives interest to this place.

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To mcmtanyel: Baby bridge ...jemaflor 1 2017-11-02 12:32
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Bonjour Jean,
Une mer très turbulente qui se heurte sur l'île.
La petite crique nous donne à voir plus de l'eau et crée une bonne composition.
Pas l'endroit pour un plongeon dans l'eau.
Amicalement, Paul

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa velikim talasom.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully displayed place and moment, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, beautifully caught moment with a big wave.
Beautiful nature and a moment.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2017-11-01 0:35]

Bonjour Jean,

A good seascape and decisive moment capturing the wave at its peak. Wonderful warm cold color contrasts with the honeycombed fg red rock contrasting well with the cyan sea and blue sky. Tfs!

Bonjour, cher Jean,
Grand coup de coeur pour cette prise de vue, j'adore la mer quand elle se déchaîne sur les côtes.
La transparence et la couleur, l'écume, tout est beau, tout est à regarder !

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2017-11-01 1:16]

Hello Jean

quelle vue quelle vague qui vien ronger la petite falaise déclenchement à l'excellent moment quel déro et ensemble superbe.
Bravo et belle journée

Nice minimalist scene from the ocean side. I like the wave dynamics and the colors. Good catch!


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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2457 W: 34 N: 4465] (25027)
  • [2017-11-01 1:33]

Bonjour Jean

Used to be a bridge, still an impressive sight, though & well worth sharing. The power of the sea you can feel.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2017-11-01 2:40]

Salut Jean,cette capture souvien beaucoup la cote sauvage de l'ile de Curacao que j'ai visite' il y a 6 ans. Une capture magnifique depuis Aruba,tu as congele' le moment et les vagues dans une maniere impressionante! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Jean,
A splendid seascape that shows the sea at its most savage. I like very much the balance between the different elements and the colour contrasts.

Bonjour Jean,

Tu as bien capturé la puissance des vagues. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des falaises et des vagues. J'apprécie les différentes teintes de couleurs de l'eau. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Jean
J'adore le contraste entre le vert de l'eau et l'ocre de la terre...une belle prise


Hi Jean
reminds me of the arch bridge that fell into the ocean recently in Malta, that famous photographic spot - luckily I was there 1 year before it fell!

glad you were able to capture alot of colour in the water, because the landscape is very dull in terms of its colour. and you also captured the power and action of the waves crashing, i like that. excellent exposure all the way through the shot. cheers

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
  • [2017-11-01 6:40]

Hello Jean,

What a pleasant panorama with the white wave of the sea against the rocks.
Perfect depth and perspective.
Wonderful nature with the rocks together.
But very excellent photographed.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

BOnjour Jean

Une drôle d'idée que de construire un pont à cet endroit. Surtout qu'il devait subir les assauts de la mer qui semble très violente à cet endroit.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2017-11-01 9:02]

The power of the sea, very well captured with graet composition and fantastic colors, a lot of dynamics,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2017-11-01 12:49]

Hello Jean,
What a beautiful landscape, the coastline is wonderful. I like the combination of warm tones of the land and the blue tones of the sea, which crashes into the cliffs in a spectacular way. Well captured.

Hello Jean,
Alas, those natural bridges are going down one by one before I can see them. There was another arch into the sea in Malta that went down recently - was that you that informed us of its demise?
Are we going to get a shot of the Bay Bridge?

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2017-11-02 0:11]

Hello Jean, It happens that these bridges collaps and the other are formed, like in Twelve Apostles in Australia and recently the famous bridge in Malta, that was its icon and main attraction. Splendid picture with this splash, Excellent timing.

Kind regrads Malgo

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2017-11-02 3:48]

Bonjour Jean
Il ne faut pas demander la force puissante des vagues pour démolir le pont !! bonne prise des vagues et de très jolies couleurs
belle journée

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2017-11-02 10:39]

Salut Jean
Dommage pour le pont naturel
L'océan agité me fascine, une image très appréciable
Sincères amitiés

Bonjour Jean, très bonne photo de cette scène intéressante avec la mer déchaînée, très bien capturée dans cette image intéressante, avec une bonne netteté, lumière, couleur et qualité. Un excellent travail parfaitement fait, mes félicitations, mon ami. Merci d'avoir partagé ce travail intéressant.

Bonne nuit et bon week-end.
Tout le meilleur du sud de l'Espagne.

Hi Jean
Beautiful and so colourful coastal scape showing the sheer power and sensation but extremely destructive waves so very well taken just at the right moment.
Nicely done, Congrats
Best wishes

Hi Jean.
Magnificent perspective of the coast, great moment captured, with this strong wave, breaking on the rocks, a pretty arid landscape, but a beautiful blue sea.
Very effective coloring, which highlights the details of the image.
Enjoy the weekend.
My best wishes for you.

Bonjour Jean,
wow this is a great natural scenery. I like the rough surface of the rocks and the waves frozen in the air with a fast shutter speed.
Interesting story with the bridge adds some more interest.
Very interesting destination I am glad I can follow it in your reportage.
Excellent work!!

Water power can move even the hardest rocks, apparently, Jean.
The force of the waves shown marvelously here.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2017-11-10 23:37]


yes, nature is ever creating and destroying its masterpieces, like saturn eating his sons.
nice view of the collapsed structure hit by the big waves. nice job.



Ciao Jean
molto bella questa costa bagnata da un mare meraviglioso.
Eccellente l'effetto delle onde che si infrangono sulle rocce.
Buona domenica

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