Puente Nuevo

Arguably Ronda‘s most famous site is the mighty Puente Nuevo, or New Bridge, which spans the 120m deep fissure of the El Tajo gorge that separates the old and new towns. The span itself isn’t that wide, but it’s the fact that the bridge structure rises all the way up from the bottom of the gorge that makes this a truly remarkable piece of late 18th Century civil engineering.

The most impressive shots I’ve seen of this bridge are taken from the bottom of the gorge, from where you really get a sense of the towering nature of the structure. However we didn’t really have time to do that on this visit, we were only there for the day and we wanted to see the rest of Ronda.

I’ve been a little pre-occupied of late researching new cameras, hence the reason why it’s been a few days since my last post. I’ve decided to make the move to a mirrorless compact system camera and as such I’ve taken the plunge and sold all my Canon DSLR gear. When I’ve finally made a decision on which MCSC to go with, I’ll probably do a post giving my reasons for the switch. 

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

12 Responses to “Puente Nuevo”

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Your photos of the bridge are amazing.

  2. Chillbrook

    Amazing place. I love the quality of light down there in the Mediterranean. So crisp and clear. Beautiful Mark.

  3. Leanne Cole

    Wow, what a bridge Mark, I love bridges like that, they are so interesting. Brave move selling all your DSLR gear, I hope it all works well. I have heard good things about the Mirrorless, but I think I will stick with DSLR for now. Not having a viewfinder to look through is enough for me to say no, but that is me.

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Leanne……enthusiast level MCSCs do have viewfinders, granted they are electronic and not optical, but the latest models really are very good.

  4. Noeline Smith

    As you say, an incredible feat of engineering. Unfortunately I had a reluctant husband to prevent me going down to the bottom so made do with hanging over the side with a wide angle lens – didn’t do his vertigo much good 😀

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks….I’d like to go back and take a shot looking up at the bridge from the bottom of the gorge


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