Ponte Vecchio at Night, Florence, Italy, 1999

1999 – Night view of the historic bridge Ponte Vecchio spanning the Arno River in Florence, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Florence for sure is on of the most photographed cities in the world. Its heritage and outright beauty makes it a wonderful destination for countless tourists from around the world, and its difficult to shoot any unusual images.

My image shows Ponte Vecchio, the world famous iconic bridge of Florence, at night. Surprisingly, it seems that in 1999 it was not as brightly illuminated as it is today, which makes it somewhat unusual. And I like it because the dark patches on the left create a bit of mystery, and help envisioning how the bridge might have looked like two centuries ago.


The high resolution image

Capture Date1999
LocationFlorence, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4879 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6399 x 3193 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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