The WWF lists this river as the Panda Bear of rivers; saying, "The Tagliamento River in Italy offers the rare opportunity to investigate natural processes at a scale that can be studied nowhere else in Europe. This remarkable river corridor exemplifies the ecological processes and patterns that must have characterised Alpine gravel bed rivers." It is the only undammed river in the Alps. It originates in Mauria Pass, Friuli, Italy and its mouth is in the Adriatic Sea between Trieste and Venice.
Look here for a more close-up view of this river and
here for more views of this river.
Visiting Northern Italy, we had possibly the world's best tour guide. Livia (Lestans) loves her homeland and she shows it well to others.
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robertosalguero (246) 2007-06-21 1:18
Is that an electrical wire on the left wall? Interesting short tunnel through the rock. You used it very well to frame the river in the distance. I think this is a lovely place. The road seem narrow but I bit the views are splendid. Very well done Pat :-)
siolaw (38292) 2007-06-21 1:27
A good POV to show the river through this arch and road view! Exposure is well managed and colors look quite natural. Good sharpness of details too
edytungkal (4551) 2007-06-21 1:58
Very impressive view from the natural rock tunnel, good idea of using it as a frame. The warm colours and sharpness are well, thanks for share it Pat.
ktanska (25337) 2007-06-21 2:45
That looks special. Narrow road going through the edge of the rock face. And the river bed and sand banks showing through. How on earth did you fit the dark rocks in shadow and light sand on sunshine to fit within dynamic range of the camera? On such cases I've only got bad over AND underexposes.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-06-21 3:41
Hi Pat. Great photo. In fact two photos in one, the river and the tunnel. Good composition, colour and detail and great framing. Thanks for sharing.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-21 5:06
Olá Pat, this framing is absolutely fantastic. The big rock cliff is impressive and makes a great impact, filling the foreground, but seeing the bright winding river through this 'window', pushes us through the tunnel in a marvellous trip, as if I was in a rolling coaster of an amusement Park. Love it.
lestans (17130) 2007-06-21 6:01
Ciao my dear Patricia!!
what a lovely view!!
I like rthe way you framed the winding river - and also the windong road. Looking at this picture one wishes to go on and to see this beautiful place.
Thank you for this picture and for remembering mine pictures about Tagliamento.
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-21 10:19
A tunnel with a view ... that would be the right title, Pat. I love the background a lot. What lovely patterns of that river. You got a huge, massive and great frame for that. I hope that you or Larry got also a more comprehensive look of the same place.
josepmarin (57839) 2007-06-21 10:36
A good idea to use the tunnel excavated in the rock to create a frame to the landscape of the river that one sees across it.
It is a creative composition and with good graphical effect.
Nice contrast among the tones and textures of the rock with those of the vegetation.
It's a nice work, my friend.
Cormac (26563) 2007-06-21 10:55
Great shot fo the view through the tunnel! This shows us how rugged the terrain is, and the steps that have been taken to tame it. The lush valley and river visible through the tunnel is like a paradise waiting to be unlocked. Well done!
euryan (8440) 2007-06-21 13:02
I adore this composition. The framing of the river by the giant rock is brilliant. I like how the rock takes up most of the frame and the river is only a small part of the photo even though it is the center of interest. The dark tunnel makes the nice blue river stand out very well. Great shot Pat.
xuaxo (6846) 2007-06-21 13:50
Nice way to present a river. You use great frame.
Angelillo (9374) 2007-06-21 17:21
Incredible texture on the rocks with a nice and natural color. I like the bakcground through the tunnel. It's a really beautiful idea, very well done! Thanks.
gunbud (34066) 2007-06-21 21:20
Excellent POV let us see this unspoiled river through this narrow roadway arch. The view of the river is well placed with some dramatic bends and gravel bars with clear light and fine details.
P.S. Off to Maine for a week the weather is suppose to be lousy but still hope to get some nice photos.
rafelito (3648) 2007-06-23 1:48
Wowwwww !!!! great composition and artistic work, excellent POV.
Many regards and happy weekend
jmcl (14535) 2007-06-24 17:26
This is really nice ... looking through the solid stone to the distant river into infinity. I love the tone of the river .. really interesting .. I love the feel of the trees growing off the rock wall.
pranab (5354) 2007-06-25 3:21
it is hard to keep up with your posts now-a-days!!
excellent pov and the details are also excellent.good framing. good color and details.
Angshu (56406) 2007-06-25 23:57
A wonderful framing through the natural arch, as the curve of the road leads us away. Of the WSs, I like the one with the village & the other where the sunlight bathes the other bank with the crimson glow. Very good package of shots!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-06-27 10:14
I remember some such a passages under the rocks in Italy. Good and interesting capture with a good light and nice background.
darrasin (2860) 2007-10-01 11:27
Hello Pat! Great idea on this one to take advantage of the tunnel opening to show us the snaking river in the distance. The vertical format works wonderfully here to accentuate the height of the rocks the opening was blasted through. Very good sharpness!
scobert (5355) 2008-04-25 7:26
I am sure that with your keen eye for composition that you spotted this photographic layout right away. The river being framed by the tunnel is wonderful and I am also glad that you included some sky on the right also. This makes the composition even more interesting. It is also interesting that this is the only undammed river in the Alps. Another one of Colorado's few undammed rivers, The Cach La Poudre, is becoming
threatened again with reservoir development. It is a constant fight to thwart these short-sighted and greedy developers. Excellent shot and some excellent notes!
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Dream Trip
- Theme(s): Tagliamento, Friuli main river (NorthEast Italy) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 1:12