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Barranc de Biniaraix

Barranc de Biniaraix
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 2:15
Viewed: 3770
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from my trip to the Tramuntana mountains in northern Mallorca.

This one was taken on a fantastic walk up the "Barranc de Biniaraix" which is an old cobbled path that has been used for centuries as a pilgrim route up to a monastery at the top of the ridge. It climbs up to the Col at 915m - and then we climbed up to the top of Es Cornadors - the mountain peak on this photo - about the same height as Scafell Pike for those who know it.

I would highly recommend this walk - the barranc is a steep-sided and beautiful valley winding up through stunning scenery. Make sure you pick a good day though - the weather had turned when we got to the top and the winds were so strong we decided not to carry on along the ridge for fear of being blown off!!

Anyway - the photo - appealed to me quite simply because of the lovely view and colours of the sky and mountain. Made trickier due to the high contrast in the shot - I wanted to retain some detail in the shadow area so tried to meter from both the shadows and highlights and bracketed a couple of average readings in the middle - this one seemed the best compromise.

Post-processing comprised a slight curves tweaks to try bring a touch more into the shadows, and a slight contrast tweak - then usual resize and border.

Thanks for looking - hope you like it!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-11 2:19]

Nice place. I like landscapes with mountains. And I hope I could see Mallorca (I planned go where few times, but always couldn't go because of something).
Good color and detail.

Hello Doug! Wonderul landscape. Beautiful mountain. Beautiful sky and clouds. Very good POV! Regards!

rugged shot...and a climb of 915 meters is something you cant do here easily every day..!
like the blue sky and rugged rocks reminding me of the gorges in corsica
soon i will return to mallorca..probably the soller area to do some trekking
you got my interest

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-19 8:57]

Hi Doug

Lovely landscape - well thought out composition with nice detail.


Hey Doug.
Very lovely. The thumbnail certainly didn't do the pic justice. It's a really interesting and dramatic location. What I like about this shot is that you can let your eye 'walk' through it. Up that hill on the left and down through the gorge, as if you were there. Very nice. Good light too. Well done.
Regards, Steve

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