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AGA101006 - Ponte Vecchio
(by Art G)

(The copyright signature will not appear on the final printed product)
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This print is available (UK only) in the following sizes:

36" x 24" Canvas (no border) - £79.99
24" x 16" Canvas (no border) - £59.99
18" x 12" Canvas (no border) - £44.99

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36" x 24" Fine Art Print (2" border) - £59.99
24" x 16" Fine Art Print (1.5" border) - £42.99
18" x 12" Fine Art Print (1" border) - £29.99

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36" x 24" Fine Art Print (5mm border) - £59.99
24" x 16" Fine Art Print (5mm border) - £42.99
18" x 12" Fine Art Print (5mm border) - £29.99

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12" x 8" Welsh slate (no border) - £34.99

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It will probably come as no surprise that Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with literally dozens of historic locations to visit including the Duomo (Cathedral), the Uffizi Gallery and Giotto's Tower. No trip to Florence is complete though, without a visit to the famous Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge in Italian).

Situated in the middle of the city and crossing the Arno River, the Ponte Vecchio is famous for it's jewellery shops and also for the Vasari Corridor which sits above the shops. The Vasari corridor connects is a secret passageway which connects the Ponte Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti and was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to enable him to move freely between his residence and the government palace as he felt insecure about travelling in public.

If as we found on our visit, the Vasari Corridor is closed for renovation work :( then one of the main streets (Via Roma) from the Duomo leads south directly to the Ponte Vecchio, and takes about half an hour at a leisurely pace.

During our visit though we stayed away from the city centre in the Hotel San Gallo Palace off the Piazza Della Liberta. This area is quieter than the city centre but does mean a bit of a trek to get anywhere, however we didn't mind so much as there was a small parade of cafe's and bars just next door and we had a pleasant stay in the hotel with a decent breakfast each morning.

On the morning we decided to visit Ponte Vecchio we decided to go the long way round, effectively walking south alongside the ringroad down the the Arno River, and then approached the bridge from the east. Although this turned out to be a longer walk than we had expected, I am glad we chose this route as I feel we would have missed out on so many photographic opportunities if we had stuck to the city centre streets, and we just wouldnt have seen this view of the Ponte Vecchio.

As with a good few of my photographs I decided that this scene was suitable for some HDR treatment, particularly as the buildings on the left were in shadow and subsequently quite dark when you expose for the main interest (the bridge itself). There is often no way around this and this is where tone mapping comes into it's own, helping to remove much of the shadows, increase the colour saturation and therefore provide balance to the final image.

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