From the archive of our 2010 Portugal trip:
View from Belmonte towards the Serra-de-Estrela, the highest mountains-ridge in Portugal.
The small local road that runs alongside the Rio-Ze'zere, leading the view towards Covilha built on the slopes of the ridge, can be seen on far left side.
Not seen on this photo, but the Rio Ze'zera is the second longest river in Portugal (the Mondego is the longest), and the only river flows from north to south Portugal, along the valley east of the Serra-de-Estrela.
Location Map: 40.3595, -7.3485
Picture from the heights of the Serra-de-Estrela.
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pajaran (52552) 2014-09-03 0:50
Interesantan tekst o dolini sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana zelena dolina.
Lepa dolina i planine.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the valley with a description ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, beautiful green valley is shown.
Beautiful valleys and mountains.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
miumiu (5973) 2014-09-03 2:15
Very beautiful Nature shot.
l like the green colours of the valley.
The road looks so narrow from this POV.
The calmness is very lovely here.
snunney (84742) 2014-09-03 2:36
A splendid long perspective over the Portuguese countryside. Appealing light and attractive natural tones. Excellent clarity throughout.
jhm (139944) 2014-09-03 3:09
Pictures become not old, only we become old!
You took a very nice panorama view about these area.
Also a nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice of colour too
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pierrefonds (57445) 2014-09-03 4:20
The road is leading my eye toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the valley and of the mountains. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice ay.
eldancer1 (28479) 2014-09-03 7:29
Beautiful landscape! The home of my ancestors but I've never been there. Good panoramic view with good details. Well done, tfs.
Nicou (123124) 2014-09-03 7:58
avec la route qui serpente dans la campagne quelle vue avec un ciel très bleu clair quelle immensité et vue ces champs cette végétation superbe.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (43714) 2014-09-03 8:55
What a sweeping verdant wide view, you've found a great place to soak up some vitamin C and bring it back to us. The breath taking mountain range frames the background effectively, a lovely nature makes me want to wander down the heavily shade path! The view point is nice and I just can imagine my inner feeling when we are presented such a peaceful moment. The touch of earthy tone in mid frame i feel, adds a good contrast to counter the slight diffuse lighting. Regardless, it's a successful shot and for tx sharing.
ourania (31971) 2014-09-03 9:05
lovely and interesting view from a dominant vantage point. A vast landscape with attractive features and colours. Viewing is like travelling through this immense scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Silvio1953 (123367) 2014-09-03 9:29
Ciao Ike, lovely landscape, fantastic sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (32110) 2014-09-03 11:32
Hello Ike, great view of this beautiful Portuguese countryside, very well captured with great pov in this beautiful picture. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (77790) 2014-09-03 14:48
Hi Ike,magnificent capture of this portuguese green valley,remind me a bit the Tuscany with its soft hills.The choice of point of view makes the difference,and the quality too,the detail are very bright everywhere despite the distance.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (86728) 2014-09-03 14:56
Bonsoir, cher ami Ike,
Merci de me faire voyager d'une aussi belle façon. Je peux ainsi découvrir des lieux bénéficiant d'un intérêt manifeste.
Très bonne soirée.
clic (15130) 2014-09-03 16:31
I have the impression of seeing the valley of the Jolly Green Giant, given that much greenery down there, on each side of the river!
The 'spirit' of well being is enhanced by this vast array in which one can feel in peace and harmony with Mother Earth!
berek (39397) 2014-09-03 20:28
A great shot of a bird's eye view of nature. There are all shades of green in this picture. the road between the trees is impressive.
mcmtanyel (14113) 2014-09-03 20:55
This is a beautiful postcard from Portugal. Please do feel free to reach into your archives to pull out more beauties like this. It's an excellent example for a landscape photo.
mirosu (14398) 2014-09-04 0:36
Thanks for this photo fro country I love so much.
Excellent tranquil & verdant landscape in perfect light and colors. Superb perspective from excellent viewpoint. Nice sky.
Very well done.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-09-04 9:11
A long mountain range of Serra-de-Estrela with its lush green valley with blue sky background made a nice picture card. Very nice and selected position where you shoot it. Good composition and well detailed image.
warm regards and thanks,
Cricri (107230) 2014-09-04 11:58
Belle vue plongeante et profonde de la vallée verte avec la route qui y serpente, bonne lumière et présentation
nikkitta (14858) 2014-09-04 15:28
Good to post this landscape taken from a high POV with the narrow route going to the back
Not too many cultivated fields at view with only a house, interesting to watch
Well done, regards
Pasa un buen viernes
fabbs99 (16433) 2014-09-04 22:38
Hope things are better in your zone with the ceasefire.This image looks good with road,greenery and the mountain range towards the end.Very well captured.TFS.
Have a great day and peace,
stego (24030) 2014-09-06 14:04
I rarely photograph this kind of view, so tipical of Portugal and Spain (and so, very familiar to me) because most of the times I got cluttered compos. I see you overcame that here — it's a nice Autumn view of that ample valley. Yes, Autumn, which here can have much similarities with Spring.
PS: I wonder what makes an Israeli visit Belmonte... :-)> It must be because it is where Pedro Álvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil, was born and it has nothing to do with other people that lived (or still live?) there...
TFS, regards, José.
Miguel82 (24105) 2014-09-07 12:40
That beautiful landscape may remind you Israel Ike, a valley with few houses and fields, good dof, different tons of green on the picture
macjake (57062) 2014-09-08 12:18
its somewhat strange to see a photo from Portugal from you when its mixed in with all the Israel photos!
wide open spaces, long fields, depth lots of greenery.
is that a road down there or a small river/stream? if its a road it would be one thats fun to drive along.
caught me off guard with this one.
enjoy your day
PiotrF (9542) 2014-09-08 15:11
Nice photo from your archive.Interesting and unique place, nice landscape.
Good framing, clarity and sharpness.Very well composition, lovely presentation.
adramad (38505) 2014-09-13 15:51
After a few days of vacation at the beach, I'm active again in these pages with you all.
Splendid image of this bigger picture, which shows a beautiful valley dotted with abundant trees, and backed by mountains that give a good DOF to the composition.
A perfect very natural color.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (58077)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 0:31