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In North-Eastern Italy there is this remarkable gravel-bed river that retains the dynamic nature and morphological complexity that must have characterised many Alpine rivers in the pristine stage. It is one of the few remaining without the interruption of dams.
The floodplain of this river provided the rocky soil that nurtures the vinyards of this area, providing many fine wines.

The image captured shows quite another use for this river. Children all over the world seem to love to test their courage diving off high places, but I guess this was a bit too high for them, as I never saw one dive.

This is image might have been improved by a faster shutter speed combined with a smaller aperature to get more depth of field, but I felt the message it tells us about the world superceded technicalities. I was travelling and had left my longer lense at home, in the interest of portability. Since my return from this trip I have purchased a 1.4X teleconverter to enable longer shots with the 200mm lenses. I was using the bridge railing as a rest, eliminating the need for a tripod.

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