Pont du Gard by Mieke Boynton

Sunrise lights up the incredible Roman acqueduct that ran 50km and provided the town of Nîmes with water (and subsequently, prosperity) in the 1st century AD.
For the Journal article/poem of my trip to France, click here

Nikon D800 + Sigma 10-20mm
ISO 100 • f/9 • 1/15sec • 13mm • -0.7ev

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I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • supergold
    supergoldalmost 3 years ago

    c’est magnifique !

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 3 years ago

    Glad you had a great holiday. This is a great capture, love the reflection.

  • John Conway
    John Conwayalmost 3 years ago

    gold and blue, can’t go passed that combination Mieke.

    Love how that arch gives the feeling that it’s another world beyond, love it!

  • :) Thanks heaps, JC!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Mieke

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryalmost 3 years ago

    Masterful composition & beautifully handled Mieke. Love the Mountain framed in the Arch. Good to see the Sigma 10-20 works so well on the D800. I’ve yet to try it on mine he he. How have you found the step up?

  • It’s AWESOME! I can definitely see the difference. I can also feel it too – it’s so heavy!!! I lugged my backpack (with the D800, 3 lenses, and often the tripod aswell) all over the place, and it just about killed my knees and shoulders! But it is certainly worth the (minor) pain. The camera rocks! =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful framing all round Mieke, and love those golden tones :o)x

  • Michael Howard
    Michael Howardalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely comp & colours Mieke. :)

  • StupidBeagle
    StupidBeaglealmost 3 years ago

    What a view to wake up to beautiful capture of light and reflection!!!!

  • geof
    geofalmost 3 years ago

    terrific work by you and the Romans.

  • Ha ha ha! Thanks, Geof!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    What a marvel it was for its time! (I was there when it was built, I think!) Love the reflections and gorgeous golden glow!

  • You crack me up, Mel! Yes, the bridge/aqueduct was incredible for its time… but still incredible today. It is so well constructed, and so elegant, and so MASSIVE that one feels truly insignificant beside it. One of the highlights of the trip, for sure! (More photos to come…)

    – Mieke Boynton

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