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The bridge on the Drina
The bridge on the Drina

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Challenge: Architecture IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date: Jan 24, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/650
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2008

The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge of Višegrad across the Drina River in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina was built at the end of the 16th century by the court architect Mimar Koca Sinan on the orders of Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolović. Characteristic of the apogee of Ottoman monumental architecture and civil engineering, the bridge has 11 masonry arches with spans of 11 m to 15 m, and an access ramp at right angles with four arches on the left bank of the river. The 179.5 m long bridge is a representative masterpiece of Sinan, one of the greatest architects and engineers of the classical Ottoman period and a contemporary of the Italian Renaissance, with which his work may be compared. The unique elegance of proportion and monumental nobility of the whole site bear witness to the greatness of this style of architecture.

Place: 78 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.7113
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 5.3714
Avg (non-participants): 5.9032
Views since voting: 888
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 194
Comments: 8
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02/06/2008 09:59:08 PM
Lovely image. underrated imo.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2008 09:58:15 PM
I'd like to see more of the bridge here. Not sure what my eye wants to focus on. I'd recommend turning left a bit and getting mostly bridge and reflection.
02/02/2008 10:02:04 PM
nice scenery. I would say dodge and burn would helped this picture alot but then I just remembered this is a basic editing. I like the reflections.
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02/02/2008 09:57:29 PM
Love the reflections and the left side of the image. The right side seems overexposed.
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02/01/2008 04:39:15 PM
seems washed out and a bit to light. a longer exposure to help the river would have also made a difference. Look into ND filters! Looks like a great place to shoot!
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01/31/2008 03:07:48 PM
interesting - but sky heavily blown and architecture is not the focus of the image for me
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01/31/2008 02:29:56 PM
A beautiful, evocative picture ... unfortunate about the sky getting blown out.
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01/30/2008 11:47:36 AM
nice reflection. An ND gradient filter would have really brought out the sky. well done.
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