Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer a view of the fortified city of Valença, beautiful Portuguese town north of the country, near the border with Spain in the region of Galicia, hope you like it, then some letters on the city.
Valença, commonly known as Valença do Minho, is a Portuguese city located in the district of Viana do Castelo, North and sub-Minho-Lima, with approximately 8,000 people in its core and 14,127 inhabitants (2011) within its municipal .
It is the seat of the homonymous municipality with 117.43 km ² of area and subdivided into 16 parishes (parishes). Bordered on the east by the municipality of Moncao, south to Paredes de Coura, west to Vila Nova de CERVEIRA and northwest and north with Spain (town of Tuy).
He received a charter of Sancho II of Portugal, being then baptized as contrasts. It received its current name in 1262. Minho's nickname comes from the Rio Minho.
As of February 10, 2012 near the city of Tuy (Spain) form a sample Eurocity as cooperation and integration between the two cities separated only by two bridges spanning the River Minho.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-12 10:49
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 494 kb
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dkmurphys (58038) 2013-10-27 12:15
Very beautiful capture of the town with the foreground ruins and old walls. Well taken, great attractive colors.
Have a good night.
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-27 12:29
many years ago I landed in this pretty village almost by accident and I still remember how charming it was. I love your picture for how you managed to show its charm. Good POV and well proportioned composition. Great light an colors.
Thanks for sharing
jacquest (18927) 2013-10-27 13:02
A good view of the village with all those red roofs. The light from the sky brings out colors and creates a special mood. Well dome.
mesutilgim (95050) 2013-10-27 13:16
Wonderfull landscape capture from Valenca with very good layout and geometry.
Nice strong sidelight puts every detail to sigth.
Nice framed. The cloudy sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
daddo (26754) 2013-10-27 15:43
Hi Angel. Dramatic effect created with the strong light and accentuated shadows.Brilliant light and vibrant colours all give the image and the city a confident presence.Regards. Klaudio.
mirosu (16129) 2013-10-27 19:46
This photo is very nice for both the composition and very precise framing the landscape, perfectly favoring the rules of landscape photography, but especially for the colors that are credited with an abundant nature; you have been able to present it very well in the frame thanks to an excellent photo work execution.
shevchenko (20516) 2013-10-27 20:28
What a colourful view in a sunny day, good frame to show beautiful houses in the depth, good pespective effect, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a charming view.
macjake (67534) 2013-10-27 23:06
do you know if this town is a popular tourist town? or is it void of tourists?
looks like a lovely place to spend the day, or perhaps two. one of the best parts about traveling is driving into such places.
lovely photo with the town set back into the bg, and the large clouds dominating the skyline.
emka (96525) 2013-10-27 23:49
hello Angel my friend,
The name of the city - Valenca- is a bit confusing, it is not Valencia! Nice wide panorama of this town with the red roofs. beautiful sky. Charming village.
have a nice week
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-28 2:08
la composizione è perfetta e assai curata nella disposizione del soggetto. Hai avuto anche la fortuna di trovare un cielo piuttosto movimentato che si addice a paerfezione allo stesso soggetto.
Anche i colori sono molto belli nelle loro tinte piuttosto sature. Trovo però un po' eccessivo il contrasto che ha nascosto i dettagli di alcune zone in ombra, ma ritengo che questo sia dipeso essenzialmente dagli ISO piuttosto elevati con i quali hai effettuato lo scatto.
Credo che anche una elaborazione in bianco e nero possa dfare un risultato di tutto rispetto.
Eccellenti, come tuo solito le note.
Ciao e buona settimana
mjw364 (850) 2013-10-28 2:59
Nice postcard panorama of this beautiful place with great light and shade, lines and shapes.
Noel_Byrne (31006) 2013-10-28 4:56
A beautiful scene, and more than anything that sky makes the scene really superb! Its full of activity and wonderful color, and the bright light casts some great shadows into the scene as well. You chose a great vantage point to capture this, really nicely done.
jhm (152246) 2013-10-28 6:06
What a big panorama view about these area.
We get a lot details as well in foreground as well the buildings and mountains in background
Perspective and depth are perfect taken.
Your picture is taken in high quality and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Oceania (5202) 2013-10-28 6:52
This picture looks like an oil painting hanging on the wall. It's very vivid in colors. The composition is perfect. I like it a lot!
abmdsudi (53665) 2013-10-28 8:46
What i like most abt this picture is the light and colors quality and superb composition by sandwiching the bright red roofs in between the wonderful skies and earth tone with lovely green patch creating a stunning contrast. It's crispy sharp throughout with lovely details and saturation. Lovely foto works and tfs, Congrats
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-28 9:04
Lovely shot of this city with the diagonal light falling across the shot giving a nice balance of highlights and shadows. Lovely saturated colours and sharpness with a fantastic sky setting off the whole scene.
jcpix (13916) 2013-10-28 16:55
An instance where having an abundance of the sky works in your favor, and the placement of the village and fields is placed perfectly along the 1/3 line. Amazing what clouds can do for the impact of an image, and this is a great example. Beautiful colors and detail all around, and I actually enjoy the heavy contrast of shade along the foreground. Isn't it great when nature can provide the best material? :) Very well done, a pleasing look at this village from afar. Have a great day ahead.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-29 0:50
beautiful rural scene!
The FG with colorful fields and view of Valencia in the distance.For me truly magnificent juxtaposition.
Another thing I enjoy here so much is the play of light&shades,which is visible especially in the FG so well.And in the end-colors.They´re really fabulous,so bright,vivid and contrasting nicely with each other.
Beautiful composition my friend!
Have a nice day
Nicou (141162) 2013-10-29 8:25
quelle panorama sueprbe le contraste sont mervielleux et très prononcé, le superbes couleurs ce champs et ces lignées le village le ciel, parfait.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (35313) 2013-10-29 9:07
Great panoramic view of a beautiful city, very nice composition with the foreground leading our eyes to the centre of the photo, excellent light and beautiful sky
danos (97479) 2013-10-29 9:08
nice the panoramic view of this section of the town that is spread in a lot of layers creating a great total of beauty and effectiveness.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
adramad (45354) 2013-10-29 9:20
Esplendida esta vista que nos muestra de forma muy completa, el encanto de esta poblacion con sus torres e iglesias, tipicas del estilo portugues, preciosos los verdes y amarillos de estos campos en primer plano, el cielo esta de fabula y es un complemento grandioso a esta hermosa composicion.
Bien gestionada tanto la luminosidad, como la nitidez.
Buen trabajo amigo mio, me gusta mucho la imagen.
Que tengas un buen dia.
Todo lo mejor.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-10-29 9:37
Very nice cityscape! Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Graal (102752) 2013-10-29 12:00
very nice presentation of summer Valenca. Interesting ruins of fortress. Nice architecture in BG. I like the colors, contrast and POV, image is well composed.
Have a nice evening.
claudeD (38398) 2013-10-30 8:53
very fine landscape view from Galicia showing this very interesting location with stunning colors and an amazing blue sky.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
COSTANTINO (64766) 2013-10-30 11:56
thanks for sharing with us this amazing
view of the fortified city of Valenca
what a beautiful Portuguese town
with nice pov and interesting
architectural details in the
the dynamic cloudy sky changes
everybody s mood
jemaflor (96795) 2013-10-31 12:14
Superbe présentation avec ce premier plan et cet effet de la lumière, c'est parfait pour montrer cette jolie ville.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-11-01 6:23
very nice p.o.v. excellent details and colors.
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-03 8:03
you are presenting this interesting village taken from a very well working POV. The contrast of the colors is fantastic and the beautiful sky makes the Image very attractive. My compliments also for the notes!
Cricri (118839) 2013-11-03 8:07
Un ciel nuageux que perce une splendide lumière, renforce les détails et les couleurs merveilleusement, très belle réalisation
ourania (45022) 2013-11-04 12:23
you've combined the features and colours that make up the character of this scenery in an original and effective way, giving a strong role to elements that would be undernined in other photos. I'm impressed by the effect of the shadows that follow the major perspective of the scenery and make the brilliance of the colours more eye-catching. There are fine and interesting details that make this view comprehensible and interesting. The sky is fascinating for its texture and for the contrast it brings in the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ikeharel (70743) 2015-06-11 8:04
Side light enhanced shadows of the ancient walls over the terraces. manged fine depth and vivid saturated colors. Red roof-tops makes a "border" from land to sky, in fine contrast.
serp2000 (44073) 2016-03-26 10:17
Hola, Angel, I love this landscape! Just impressive sky and the clouds formation, I also like this perfect DoF and excellent sharpness. Another very nice photo from Valenca! Best regards, Serghei
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (41789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 12:10