Near the town of Serpa he crossed the Guadiana River and this is the view is towards the north (east), the background we can see an old abandoned railway bridge.
just walked over the bridge was very hot about 35 degrees C or more and the light is immense.
I never got to the middle of the bridge because it was very hot about 35ºC or more and the light is immense.
The dark triangle on the left is the shadow of the bridge where I am.
The Guadiana (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwaðiˈana], Portuguese: [ɡwɐðiˈɐnɐ]), or Odiana, is an international river located on the Portuguese–Spanish border, separating Extremadura and Andalucia (Spain) from Alentejo and Algarve (Portugal). The river's basin extends from the eastern portion of Extremadura to the southern provinces of the Algarve; the river and its tributaries flow from east to west, then south to the border towns of Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal) and Ayamonte (Spain), where it flows into the Gulf of Cádiz. With a course that covers a distance of 829 km, it is the fourth-longest in the Iberian peninsula, and its hydrological basin extends into an area of approximately 68,000 km² (the majority of which lies within Spain).
The Guadiana drainage basin in the Iberian peninsula
The Romans referred to the river as the Anas, from the Latin "Flumen Anas", which means "of/or pertaining to ducks". During the Moorish occupation and settlement, the name was extended and referred to as Uádi Ana (uadi being the Arab term for river), later passed on to Portuguese and Spanish settlers as the Ouadiana, and later just Odiana. Since the 16th Century, due to Castilian influences, the name has slowly evolved to taken on the form Guadiana, a cognitive variation that developed from many Moorish-Arab river place-names using the prefix guad (such as the rivers Guadalquivir, Guadalete, Guadalajara or Guadarrama). There is controversy about the exact source of the river in Castilla-La Mancha (see Lagunas de Ruidera). The river flows east to west through Spain, then it flows south through Portugal. It flows into the Gulf of Cádiz, part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal) and Ayamonte (Spain).
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Vato_Law (12720) 2012-07-18 11:35
muito bonita e tipicamente alentejana esta vista em que o Guadiana e a antiga ponte ferroviária cortam um pouco da típica paisagem alentejana.
Embora a luz estivesse forte conseguiste uns bonitos tons quer nos campos quer no céu.
Já agora que triângulo é este do lado esquerdo?
dta (70941) 2012-07-18 12:12
Ola Goncalo ,
This is a beautiful landscape , with an attractive bridge crossing the blue river . You've chosen to give half of the picture for the nice blue sky , but this is your trade mark :)
A curious dark triangle in the corner on the left ?
ines8 (6108) 2012-07-18 13:39
Beautiful landscape,i like a lot the peceful and calme atmosphere,a very nice presentation.
pierrefonds (59790) 2012-07-18 18:17
The length of the river is giviong depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bridge and of the scenery. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (69500) 2012-07-18 18:37
Parabéns, abraço e até mais,
mohammad_H (9726) 2012-07-19 0:51
Beautiful river. Bridge and beautiful plains under blue sky
Resolution is very good and very eye-catching landscape
Good day to you. And be successful in artistic activities
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-19 1:45
great view, the composition is very spectacular, the colours and lights are beautiful, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2012-07-19 4:17
Great gold light and wonderful landscape. A perfect picture with lovely warm colours.
dkmurphys (52201) 2012-07-19 5:40
Very picturesque bridge in the nowhere's land. I like the colors and the textures, well seen.
mjdundee (4663) 2012-07-19 6:20
Plenty of blue in the frame but good POV and very informative note.
jmdias (58502) 2012-07-19 7:26
linda paisagem de verão com o verde se destacandop entre a aplah seca . gosto muito da ponte e da maneira como ela aparece aqui. bem feito.
por aqui continua o frio, 5 graus de manhã e céu azul com sol forte agora.
jemaflor (88767) 2012-07-19 9:26
Well framed from this pov, the composition is well balanced, nice light and colors, interesting subject, tfs.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-07-19 11:05
Very nice panoramic picture of that bridge. The sharpness is good. The dark triangle on the left does disturb me a bit. I've try to crop it to centre the attention to the bridge. Have a look.
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-07-19 11:12
Paesaggio meraviglioso la cui vista si perde in lontananza con una straordinaria nitidezza.
Mi piace molto la presenza del ponte ferroviario in stato di abbandono che costituisce l'elemento focalizzante l'attenzione. Molto buona la luce e splendidi colori naturali. Eccellente la qualità dello scatto.
Un caro abbraccio
aliabazari (16053) 2012-07-19 23:35
Ponte Ferroviária bonita de bem-documentados nas condições de luz da tarde. Fundo com uma excelente formação. Bem, eu vi
ikeharel (62081) 2012-07-20 1:21
Why did you go out in such a hot day? better stay indoors... anyway the vast place, with the dunes and green veg. are mingled well in scenery, and the river like a blue strip accross.
Nice taken from the bridge.
jhm (143445) 2012-07-20 4:51
You chose a very well angle, we can follow the river and the splendid bridges in middle.
A splendid blue sky, very pleasant.
Composition and colors are pleasant nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
lousat (81646) 2012-07-20 5:51
Hi Goncalo,great view on this beautiful valley and the usual excellent quality of sharpness and colors,maybe there are too many space dedicate to this anonymus sky.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-07-20 6:02
beautiful natural colour tones...
nice contrast with river,ground & trees...
good top shot..nice POV..
siamesa (27761) 2012-07-20 7:31
Interessante a paisagem em volta da ponte que se destacou de uma maneira super ineressante.
abmdsudi (46194) 2012-07-20 10:54
Excellent infor notes of a rewarding view with a good combination of subtle light, colors, fine details and the contrast is superb. This image renders a sweeping view so much to enjoy in great depth. The spanning bridge and meandering river certainly special as strong focal of interest. What an experience to be up there immediately conjured the feelings of awe. A breath taking vioew indeed. Great effort.
Well done. Congrats
bayno (18344) 2012-07-20 11:04
seems a place very desert, but I really like the colors, excellent POV and your exposure, good depth, the light was really strong and I can feel the heat...
cornejo (35117) 2012-07-20 11:55
Hi Goncalo, very good photo of this beautiful landscape with interesting river and the bridge. Very good and nice picture very well composed and technically very good. Very good and beautiful work, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
Cricri (110627) 2012-07-20 12:36
J'aime la rivière qui serpente dans la vallée, le reflet du ciel, l'architecture du pont et l'harmonie des couleurs, bon POV, très beau paysage
Graal (99776) 2012-07-21 0:51
an interesting view of bridge, pity that is abandoned. Nice construction over the river. Good shot and presentation. Photo is well done.
Have a nice WE.
Sonata11 (33604) 2012-07-22 22:07
fabulous picturesque. Great executed image of this lovely place. Marvellous manage colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are great too. Like it.
Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
kato (11630) 2012-07-23 7:07
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the land with rich green, winding river and the railway bridge built over a river. And, the reflection projected to the river draws out an additional good atmosphere.
Have a nice week.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-07-23 8:55
Superb POV and DOF with excellent clarity, colors and light management. Stunning location from where you took this photo, it works well in this presentation, great job Goncalo!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California........Buddy
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-08-25 1:12
Mooie omgeving en een brug die goed bij
de omgeving past. Foto is heerlijk verdeeld
Net als vele anderen vraag ik mij de linker
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Vila de Serpa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 10:31