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Venice Italy, November 2010 HDR

The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal.

The first dry crossing of the Grand Canal was a pontoon bridge built in 1181 by Nicoḷ Barattieri. It was called the Ponte della Moneta, presumably because of the mint that stood near its eastern entrance.[2]

The development and importance of the Rialto market on the eastern bank increased traffic on the floating bridge, so it was replaced in 1255 by a wooden bridge.[2] This structure had two inclined ramps meeting at a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of tall ships. The connection with the market eventually led to a change of name for the bridge. During the first half of the 15th century two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge. The rents brought an income to the State Treasury, which helped maintain the bridge.
Maintenance was vital for the timber bridge. It was partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310. In 1444 it collapsed under the weight of a crowd watching a boat parade and it collapsed again in 1524.
The idea of rebuilding the bridge in stone was first proposed in 1503. Several projects were considered over the following decades. In 1551 the authorities requested proposals for the renewal of the Rialto Bridge, among other things. Plans were offered by famous architects such as Jacopo Sansovino, Palladio and Vignola, but all involved a Classical approach with several arches, which was judged inappropriate to the situation. Even the great Michelangelo was considered as designer of the bridge.
The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was finally completed in 1591. It is remarkably similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up to a central portico. On either side of the portico the covered ramps carry rows of shops. The engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious that architect Vincenzo Scamozzi predicted future ruin. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice.
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honeyjaneflv Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Very good work! 
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Cool shot. You know, I read that when it was first published, a copy of Marco Polo's Travels was actually chained to this bridge for anyone passing by to read.
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Amethyst-Archer Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Wow. Gorgeous!
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Ed-weirdo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Bravo! A technically brillant image with superb composition! May I ask what HDR software you used? Any other post-processing? [link]
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photomatix Pro+ Photoshop
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NeroBlade Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks so awesome:woohoo::clap:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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hellslord Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Wow, you described the history so perfectly!! :)
It's difficult to hear foreign people talking about Bajamonte Tiepolo... It is part of the ancient venetian history!! :)

Just one thing: Ponte della Moneta is translated as "Bridge of the coin" and "mint" is "menta"... I don't know where you have found all these nice infos, I honestly didn't know anything about this! But since Rialto has always been the market place across the centuries, I think that "moneta" fits better with "coin"...

Last but not least: Great shot!!! :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually this info is from Wikipedia :D
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hellslord Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I understand...
But well, I'm an italian native speaker and I am venetian... So I think that the origin of the word could be coin and not mint... But I have no prove of it! :)


Great shot, again! :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think your option might be right since you're a native :D
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hellslord Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Could be!! :)
I'll try to know something more about it and if I find something interesting, I'll let you know! ;)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ok :D
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hellslord Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:)
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praveen897 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
i wish to take my eyes off this picture but i'm not able to..............................awesome click dear
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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purplelining Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Ace image!

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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Beautiful, Isik...
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Honestheart26 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great as usually
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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haimohayon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
absolutly beautiful(y) !!!!!!!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx :hug:
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haimohayon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
pleasure
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kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is soooo beautiful :clap:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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PerditionLand Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
UNIQUE
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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PerditionLand Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
:clap:
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
nice
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
:herat:
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this photo. The focus and sharpness is great. But what I especially like here is the dark touch. The whole photo leaves a stormy feeling, especially when you look at the clouds. This is what caused me to take a closer look on this photo. Well done!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I agree! I always prefer the dark moods in this kind of photos. It makes them more mysterious :D
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, and it adds a bit of action in my opinion. At last your photo looks totally of action, which is not caused by the boats, but by the way the dark clouds and the water look.
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Greenex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Great!I wish i could learn HDR to..it's pretty fascitaing!keep it up!:D
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Here is an easy tutorial for you ----> [link]
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Greenex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Yep..thank you very much!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Wonderful work! :clap:
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masterazoid Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ille de Canon olsun (L)

Ellerine sağlık HDR'lerin prensesi.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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Baby-J-Blue-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
That's beautiful! It looks like a painting.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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Boneappetit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, great job ! You are good
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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Boneappetit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome !
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