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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15158 W: 130 N: 31242] (177815)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-20
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Arches II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 9:50
Viewed: 1777
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Italian]
The castle of Ponte has origins dating back to Lombard, where there resided a powerful steward, which extended its jurisdiction over the whole territory of the Nera Valley, is located on a hill shaped like a cone, built at Mt. 441 s. l. m, a spiral along a single street, which once reached the fortress, of which few traces remain.
His name is almost certainly linked to the presence nearby of a Roman bridge, which also stands in his arms, as well as that of Cerreto, the current settlement is divided into different groups: the fortress built in the top of the hill, the castle developed its access road, the town built outside the walls, the district developed around the Parish Church Square and the town built along the newer roads that branch off from the country, the first two are pretty devastated, while the rest was largely restored, although it has lost some of its original features.
Going up to the fortress, however, you can also see the different doors and to the former Town Hall, current home of the local agrarian community, with curtain walls and Romanesque portal bearing the coat of arms in the lunette

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Hello Silvio,
A very pretty view of this road leading up to the castle of Ponte with the two arches under which one passes and with the third one which offers a look at the scenery on the right.
I'm not sure if we see snowcapped peaks on the distance or are it clouds ...
Best regards, Paul

Three beautiful arches that remain intact from ancient eras, and the wet bricks shine on the way to the view-point balcony on the far side, Silvio.
Nice effect collected, intriguing POV.
Buona serata,

Hi Silvio,

The road going through the arches is creating depth. The point of view is showing the details of this section of the castle. The good luminosity is bring out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6131 W: 277 N: 11982] (91968)
  • [2017-12-05 11:04]

ciao Silvio ,
The "king of arches" . beautiful view and texture of the old stone after the rain .

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2017-12-05 13:15]

Witaj Silvio!
Interesting fragment of old stone walls.
Excellent frame, colors and sharpness.
The gates are impressive.
Good night my Friend.

Ciao Silvio,
Una bellissima successione di archi con una bella trama di pietre. Complimenti!
Buona serata.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2017-12-05 14:12]

Ciao Silvio,composizione bellissima,manco Belen ha tutte queste curve. Una foto giocata alla grande con archi in differenti prospettive con il bonus della porta vecchia,davvero stupenda. Buonanotte,Luciano

Ciao Silvio
non potevi certo farti sfuggire questa occasione, una bellissima serie di archi messa insieme con grande maestria.
Molto bello il panorama che si vede attraverso l'ultimo arco.

Hi Silvio
this is another one of those wow subjects, i'd love to see this in person. Its history and age alone is incredible. and the addition of the door on the left makes it even better. I wonder what's behind it. the blue/white sky adds another dimension and contrasting colour, sweet subject and atmosphere. cheers

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2017-12-05 16:39]

Hello Silvio,
Interesting view of beautiful arches.
Good photo with excellent exposure and wonderful colors.
Thank you for detailed note.
Excellent composition.
Nice work.

Ciao Silvio,
very interesting structure with so many arches next to each other.
Quite a dark weather but a pleasant graphically effect.
Fantastic geometry,
very well seen and captured,

Hi Silvio,
Photogenic these arches, well taken, good depth result, tfs.

Ciao Silvio,
Nice view from the old narrow street. I like the ruined arcades and the textures of your image. Well taken.


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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-12-06 0:59]

Dear Silvio!
Superb bridge, superb arches.
Fine contrast and sharpness.
Interesting composition, excellent geometry.
Nice natural light and colours.
Good note information.
Well done!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2017-12-06 1:09]


Avec le pavage de la même couleur quelle image quelle vue ces différents arches et la couleur de la pierre merveilleuse vue et ocmpo et cette porte de bois sueprbe compo et vue avec la barrière en fond et le couleur du ciel qui se contraste.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Silvio,
Ottima prospettiva architettonica del ponte,
splendidi colori ottima nitidezza ,
complimenti e cari saluti,

Hello Silvio,
A very nice composition of the tiled road surrounded by the well built walls and beautiful vaults. In the distance there is what seems like a lovely view of the surrounding scenery. The three rounded vaults create a fine rhythm.
Kind regards,

Hi Silvio
Your view point helps the eye to wander in-depth into the olde world guided by the arches and cobbled narrow path revealing its architectural detail overwhelmed by aged gritty texture of the stonework. An appealing historical sight that you've achieved a good balance of exposure, great colours and superb contrast. Excellent lens work, Congrats
Best regards

Hi Silvio

The title of this photo should be: Three Arches. We have to look under one of the arches to see the others, and this is what makes this photo a very original one. I also like the colors, the texture of the walls and the old wooden door. A great photo.


Hello Silvio,
All this beautifully rendered textural detail is entirely to my taste. I also like the composition that makes good use of the succeeding arches and the cobbled path to draw the viewer into the scene.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2017-12-06 4:15]

Ciao Silvio,

You chose a wonderful angle, create nice depth and lovely through look.
Pleasant architectural image with the different arches.
Colours and presentation are very nice to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2017-12-06 4:45]

Hello Silvio,

I like the fg arch framing the 2 other arches in the bg. Good sharpness and terrific warm cold color contrasts between the blue grey cloudy sky and warmer rust red tones of the stones and tiles. Tfs!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9622 W: 57 N: 16423] (60698)
  • [2017-12-06 5:19]

Hello Silvio,
A great photo of this castle. The sharpness is superb which makes it possible to see every single detail of the stones most clearly. The three arches in the composition are really nice. Well captured and composed.

Hello Silvio
Fascinating composition of this part of the castle with the three arches all in different direction. Maybe a deep blue sky had served this scene better, but the weather gods often ignore our wishes. But even with these clouds: a beautiful picture
Have a nice day. Groet Rob

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3601 W: 0 N: 8419] (59503)
  • [2017-12-06 7:48]

Fantastic composition of historic arches, a lot of graphism in your photo, beautiful place and excellent quality of the photo
regards Ryszard

Ciao Silvio, ottima fotografia di questa interessante composizione con i vecchi archi, molto ben ripresa in questa bellissima immagine, con buona nitidezza, luce, colori e qualità. Lavoro molto buono e interessante fatto perfettamente, le mie congratulazioni amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bellissimo lavoro.

Buona notte e buon riposo della settimana.
I migliori auguri dal sud della Spagna.

Hello Silvio,
interesting castle and report, well done!

Have a nice day

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2017-12-07 9:20]

Ciao Silvio
Magnifique la texture rendue des pierres, le POV qui inclus les trois arches, une image merveilleusement bien réaliser a tout point vue
Belle soirée

Ciao Caro Silvio,

The many arches and the very sharp textures immediately become apparent whe looking at your photograph. I like how you have used the first arch as an introduction to the upward pathway which guides so effectively from f/ to b/g.
A very well composed and exposed photograph.

My warm regards,
Bev 😊

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10402 W: 174 N: 18578] (82739)
  • [2017-12-18 5:11]


nice view of these old and rustic arches and the way crossing them ahead. the landscape at distance is a nice detail too.

take care


Hello Silvio,
The arches and the textures are terrific, I'll steal this and put it in my Beat of Arches II theme.

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