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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-11
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm II, Digital ISO 200, Sony 58mm. circular polarizer
Exposure: f/29.0, 5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 14:41
Viewed: 3971
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One from today´s walk in the forest, with a nice sunny day but only 5ºC.

"Fervenza" means waterfall in galician language, comes from the verb "ferver" which means "to boil", so a fervenza is the place where the water boils :)

Some tourism information about galician region:

Galicia is unlike anywhere else in Spain and is best described as similar to Ireland or Cornwall. The coastline comprises of tiny coves, beautiful sandy beaches, flanked by high cliffs and fishing ports and sheltered harbours. Inland the region is green and wooded, especially along the valleys where trees overlook lush meadows and orchards. Known as the land of a thousand rivers. Galicia is separated from the rest of the country by extensive mountain ranges on all sides and only the river Miño separates it from Portugal. Until recently, the roads through the mountains were less than adequate and the journey from say, Vigo, to Madrid (600 Km.) would have taken up to 12 hours. With the opening of the A52 and A6 autopistas, this can now be done in less than 5 hours. Galicia is now an increasingly popular destination for those Spaniards who don’t want the heat of the Andalucian, Murcian or Valencian summer but do want the scenic beauty and culinary delights. Along the coast, Galicia has a flourishing economy which now includes its own brand of tourism. The coastline is popular with all manner of outdoor activities that cannot be found along any other coast.It is still a place in which you can enjoy Spain at its simplest and its best.

The info comes from THIS SITE.

Hope you like!

ISO200 - F29 - 5 sec. - Tripod - Manual mode

wallhalla15, scottevers7, Robespierre, cedryk, Dave, ellis49, red45, paulbright, gerhardt, dew77, livios, marhowie, Circe, Luc, tiobibi has marked this note useful
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Excellent shot Felipe. This is a beautiful landscape. Great lighting, details, sharpness and contrast, a very fine composition. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-11 15:04]

This is very beautiful landscape!
Great composition and framing,
perfect exposure to high-light the water.
Well done and thank you!

Hi Felipe,
What a beautiful landscape! The exposure is perfect here. Colors are stunning. The long exposure has give a great effect on the moving water. Extremely well done!

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
A very nice landscape from your hand(s). Great effect of the moving water.
Fresh colours, good compo in a magic surrounding. Thanks also for the useful note. Regards, Ruud

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-11 18:04]

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful landscape, I like the blurred stream a lot. Nice composition and very interesting note as well!
Best greetings,

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-11 22:21]

Very beautiful Felipe!
I love how the 5 secs make the water look!
This sounds like a very special place.
You are a true artist!
Thank you for sharing!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-12 3:13]

Hola Felipe!

I counted over 30 fungi on your picture ;-)))
Fantastic place for mushroom lovers - so wet and good for fungi. Great effect of blurred fervenza, POV and composition clear and beautifull. Excellent photo my friend!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-12 4:07]

Do I like? YES!! Stunning scene Felipe.
Now to take this shot you set the AV on 29 and then (with a tripod) click and wait? I tried this today with a little stream, and the only thing lacking was the tripod! So it was deleted quickly.
It's a beautiful composition and well done, thank you...

It is a lovely capture Felipe. The slow SS created a very nice effect. I liek the "S" shape of the water in the compo. Lovely.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-12 6:05]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful landscape.The slow shutterspeed has created a wonderful effect.POV,colors,DOF and composition are also perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-12 7:12]

Felipe, belíssima foto.

Nunca tentei algo parecido, mas sempref que vejo uma foto assim, eu a acho bela.

Gosto muito da composição e das cores.

Excelentes ângulo e composição, além de ótima profundidade de campo.


Hi Felipe,
this is sp beautiful, a real wall hanger.
The colours and light are lovely. Great compostion and POV.
NO nits.
Great work, my friend


Hola Felipe,

Gran foto y gran composición de este rincón de Galicia. Esos 5 segundos de exposición convierten el rio en una cosa bien mágica, quizás yo no hubiera expuesto tanto, pues en ese último tramo del rio se pierden "las lineas" del agua, pero eso solo es una cuestión de gustos.

Otra crítica, también bastante personal: no se puede hacer una presentación de Galicia sin decir una sola palabra sobre su música ;-)

... y no te quejes del frio, esta semana cuando aquí hemos llegado 5º he pensado: "-hoy hace calor..." :-)



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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-14 1:34]

Me encanta esta foto. Como siempre un gran pto.de vista. Quizas el efecto del agua es un poco exagerado para mi gusto, pero la foto es perfecta. Antes de comprarme una camara digital, este era el tipo de fotos que hacia principalmente, siempre me ha fascinado el agua, la luz y sus efectos.
Un saludo de circe.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-14 22:38]

Excellent picture my friend.
That runs from professional source, as usual.
Have a good day/evening/night!

Excellent. Magical effect. A fine work & composition Felipe.
Thank You!

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