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Golden bridge

Golden bridge
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-31
Categories: Castles, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-04-25 0:44
Viewed: 1168
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last moments of the golden hour in Zaragoza. When I ran to this bridge from the square of the Basilica el Pilar, I had the last glimpses of this beautiful light. From the bridge there is marvelous view of the churches and I enjoyed lovely sunset.

The Puente de Piedra (English: Stone Bridge) is a bridge across the river Ebro. It is is also called the Bridge of Lions because four lions (symbols of the city) are placed on the pillars at each end of the bridge.

Beginning in the 12th century the citizens of Zaragoza tried to build a bridge across the Ebro. In 1401-1440, the Puente de Piedra was built under the direction of Gil de Menestral. The flood in 1643 destroyed two central bridge spans.
In 1659 the bridge was reconstructed. Architect Felipe de Busignac restored two destroyed towers and expanded the bridge piers. In 1789, architect Agustín Sanz strengthened the Ebro's bank at the Monastery of St. Lazarus to prevent the risk of flooding of the bridge. The reconstruction of the bridge was of great economic importance for the development of the region and all the country.

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The lions

Beautiful view of the basilica del Pilar in sunset.

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Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Un autre aspect des villes en Espagne, le résultat est étonnant avec cette superbe lumière.
Merci du partage et de la description générale.

Bonjour Malgo
Des couleurs étonnantes qui font tout le charme de cette belle photo.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

Hi Malgo. I found that thing sticking out from the water annoying in the thumbnail and even more when looking at the full image. Pity you didn't clone it as the rest of the image is superb with this magical light hitting the bridge and affecting the reflections. Terribly ugly building behind it which ruins the graceful lines of the bridge, but then today's profiteers don't have time for aesthetics.

Did a little workshop and cropped to eliminate all the distractions below plus did a bit of cloning to get rid of what was left on the bottom right.
Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2017-04-25 1:03]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Piekny most pokazalas.
Znakomity kadr i kolorystyka.
Fajne odbicie w wodzie.
Ciesze sie, ze przywolalem wspomnienia...
Milego dnia.

It is a beautiful photo of the bridge. It becomes much better with a cut in the bottom like Klaudio said.

Hello Malgo,

If ever I wanted to do a project on bridges, I know exactly where to go!
You have found and photographed an amazing collection of them!
This bridge is full of ancient character and looks glorious in the setting sun, especially with the reflections, too.
It is so different in style to the surrounding high rise buildings.
I like how you have used the edge of the river and the fence to anchor the f/g though I think it might have been useful to clone out the pole on the left which draws attention away from your main subject.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Malgo,
Lights and colours are divine. The image is well composed and the beautifully illuminated bridge makes a superb focal point. What better end to the day could you have?
Off to Rennes tomorrow for three nights; the weather does not look particularly good.

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2017-04-25 2:41]

Color, light, contrast, everything combines well into a successful image.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2017-04-25 3:35]

Bonjour Malgo

It reminds me a little of the Roman Bridge in Cordoba. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Superb reflections and warm cold color contrasts in the early sunset. Tfs!

Saturated golden light gave extra imposing state to the bridge and buildings, Malgo. A fine reflection and contrast to the water surface, a superb combination of colors.
A fine spot taken from, what else a photographer would ask for?
Buenas tardes,

Dear Malgo,

You utilized the golden-hour very good. Congratulations on this photo, the result is stunning.

Best Wishes,

Hello Malgo,
Beautiful light and colours and a fine bridge.
Greetings from a very windy Baku,

Hello Malgo
Not the famous blue hour, but the red hour. Not really a golden moment in my opinion that there should be more yellow-gold in the scene. Maybe is the Copper-hour here a good alternative solution.
Beautiful picture
Have a nice day
Groet Rob

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-04-25 8:01]

Piekny most, piekne zdjecie, piekne kolory, piekne odbicia, super Ryszard

Hi malgo,
Perfect moment of beautiful warm sunlight all over the scene. A nice city, I've only passed by, never had the chance to enjoy it. But I'll do it through your images.


Hi Malgo,
Light of last sunshine is just lovely. Stylish old bridge looks so good, especially compared to the background building blocks. Reflections on the river loo charming too.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 929 W: 0 N: 1514] (13241)
  • [2017-04-25 11:48]

malgo hello...this diffidently caught my eye!yes,this wonderful late light coming in is impressive! tfs dale

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 129 N: 1144] (7625)
  • [2017-04-25 20:50]

Hello Malgo
One of the best pictures today.
The golden tones make great this display of modern and old architecture. The sky is nice as well as the reflections on the river.

Best regards

Hi Malgo,
So beautiful photo, interesting POV with a nice view on the bridge, I like these warm colors and these reflections, well framed.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2728 W: 1352 N: 3103] (39291)
  • [2017-04-25 23:51]

Hi Malgo

I feel it's an HDR by its 3D effect. The orange lit old bridge is contrasting with the new buildings at the back, well enhanced by the greyish sky and its reflection in the river. The black pole at left is too attractive for my eye, you should clone it or crop the picture .
My best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2017-04-26 9:22]

Hi Malgorzata
Une image hautes en couleurs, top dans le cadrage et les reflets, belles images en WS
Belle soirée

Ciao cara Malgo, una delle tue più belle, cielo fantastico e riflessi favolosi, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio

Ciao Malgo
la luce dorata fa sempre molta scena e "scalda" le foto, però a me piace molto anche la foto dei leoni.

Hello, Malgo!

Beautiful golden bridge and its reflection on the river, the colors are incredible in this beautiful scene! Wonderful place and composition! Very good job!

Hi Malgorzata,

I like the reflections on the water. The length of the bridge is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the bridge and of the buildings. Have a nice day.


Czesc Malgorzata,
bardzo interesujacy most ale to zdjecie jest raczej ilustracja tego ze nie wazne co sie fotografuje ale przy jakim swietle. Bardzo atrakcyjna obrobka (swiadoma czy nie). Znakomite niebo, fantastyczne kolory!
Doskonaly efekt koncowy!! Po twoim reportazu Saragossa nie bedzie mi sie juz tylko kojarzyla z rekopisem :)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hello Malgorzata,

very fine reflection picture from Zaragossa showing a very good composition, fine colors and perfect light managment.I like the view and the calm atmosphere very much.Tfs.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello Malgo,
The surroundings of the bridge don't look very appealing to me. But this is really a great picture!
Splendid red tones between the blue of the sky and the river.
Excellent quality!
Best regards, Paul

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2017-05-02 13:27]

Hello Malgo ,
Wow !
What a wonderful golden light ! Combinated with the sky and the superb reflections , this is an amazing view of the stoned bridge . Even the comonplace buildings look beautiful .

Hello dear Malorzata
what could I say for this dreamy composition?
only greetings for this fantastic golden capture during the last moments of the golden hour in Zaragoza
I love this magical light

Hallo Malgo,
wunderschönes Foto , super Lichtverhältnisse, und sehr gute Reportage, gut gemacht!
Viele Grüße

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