Hello friends and colleagues, over the summer, in southern Spain, we continue to enjoy our beaches in various ways, I walk a lot with my camera always ready. On a bright October afternoon, with a super clear, I could capture the beauty of the white village of Conil de la Frontera, as shown in this photo, with the endless sandy beach of Castilnovo foreground, hope you like sight. Then a few letters on the town and the beach.
The beach is a beach Castilnovo virgin, wild looking where waves and wind have great strength to practice windsurfing.
Its area is 2600 meters by 180 meters wide. The average occupancy level is low. Isolated protected beach without waterfront, mainly composed of golden sand. The normal state of the sea is moderate swell.
Border with El Palmar in Vejer, this wild beach surrounding coastal defense tower of the same name, which for centuries has been a silent witness to the evolution of waves and history.
This country-style beach lies south of the town of Conil, in an area of difficult access, rural atmosphere of cows and sunflowers.
Castilnovo is a paradise for lovers of solitude and pristine beaches, with over 2 ½ miles, enough space to plant the umbrella lost and hundreds of meters following the deadly. Good conditions for surfing and fishing.
Conil de la Frontera (until 1981 simply Conil) is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. It is one of the most picturesque villages of the Costa de la Luz, with places of great ecological and historical. Its economy is based on fishing and tourism facility. That's why in summer its population reached 90,000 people.
Its geographical coordinates are 36 ° 16 'N, 6 ° 05' W. It is located at an altitude of 41 meters and 43 kilometers from the provincial capital, Cadiz.
Conil is situated on a coastal plain southwest of the province of Cadiz, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Far from the capital about 43 kilometers. At its easternmost state dominates the plain, and its westernmost cliffs among which that of Roche. It is part of the region of La Janda.
Although human presence is found in prehistoric times, the town of Conil was founded in the time of the Phoenicians, who took advantage of going to sea in the area, creating their traps and fishing there. Already in Roman times acquired splendor and grandeur to be part of the Milky Herculean and unite the cities of Malaga and Cadiz. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Conil was sacked by the Visigoths, the Byzantines and Vandals until the arrival of the Muslims in 711, had to join the Cora of Sidonia.
No major news again have the municipality until 1265, year in which the municipality, due to the Reconquista Christian victories, rename the town, adding the place name of "border", as it did with other populations as Chiclana , Jerez or Arcos, because populations were part of the border between the Muslim lands of the Christians. In 1299, King Ferdinand IV granted Alonso Perez de Guzman was then the village Conil to repopulate and strengthened, contributing to their revival. It was at this time when the village was renamed Torre de Guzman, due to the tower, to defend the city in case of attack, built under his name.
Although epidemics of plague and other diseases that people suffered in later years, traps residents served as the basis of its economy. In the early sixteenth century village life is disrupted by disputes that occur between two noble families tremendously important area: that of Guzman and Ponce de Leon. Alongside this, the disputes between the nobles and villagers worsen the situation in the area, as they seemed to these second bad economic conditions to which they were forced to live. After all these problems, the following decades were paying off as the population and the production of the traps began to rise.
Seventeenth century was the golden age of the population, and which became economic enclave around. Already in the eighteenth century, the traps begin to decline, but by no means the economy begins to hold thanks to agriculture and livestock. In the middle of this century, a series of disputes due to the tax burden to which landowners and villagers again disturb the peace of Conil. These problems both territories and money are what makes people fall in the popularity of chopped, to which was added the Napoleonic occupation of the early nineteenth century. The people, who by then had a feeling those antisatately, Trustee Personero created a kind of ombudsman municipalities through which the area could meet the lords landowners. During the twentieth century, tourism, to a much lesser extent than at present, begins to take its toll on the town, because families sevillanas summer begin to march through the area to be medicinal water baths. Since the 60s, Conil tourism has boomed because of which this is the sector which has supported the village in recent years.
Source Wikipedia and others.
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 9.9 mm
Date Taken: 2012-10-12 18:40
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 233 kb
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Oceania (2371) 2013-03-11 6:26
I like the white town under the crispy blue sky, and of course, the vast brown color beach.
jacquest (14494) 2013-03-11 7:16
The distance on the beach gives deepness toward the white village that contrast on the blue sky. The light is pleasant in this composition of quality.
siudzi (24697) 2013-03-11 8:50
This lonely beach looks extremely unique and interesting! I wish to see it one day! The white buildings captured in the background gave a great contrast to the sand and sky! Well done. TFS.
rbassin (11389) 2013-03-11 11:56
une très belle vue sur la ville blanche, une image bien cadrée qui se découpe en trois tranches horizontales de bonne tonalité.
lousat (58492) 2013-03-11 14:48
Hi Angel,a magnificent idea this large large view to create a minimalistic composition whit the village like a white strip between sand and sky,great work and top quality of details and colors! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (123166) 2013-03-12 5:04
I know this beach not but friends of our are previous summer there on vacation been in these area of Conil de la Frontera.
Technical a very weel picture, also a nice panoramic image.
I like your wonderful picture
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (38130) 2013-03-12 10:33
The low tide and wet sand is an imposing factor in the photo, great DOF as well.
White houses on far seem as logo-cubs built, yet you managed a fine clear view on. fantastic contrast, which I value the most.
chrisvek (5689) 2013-03-12 10:38
SO unique composition with awesome details and nice background.Very wonderful framing and POV.Well done!TFS
Have a nice evening
claudeD (24601) 2013-03-12 13:15
Very fine composition showing this very interesting seaside panoramic view. Excellent pov .I like the crsip blue sky very much.Very well done. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
krzychu30 (9411) 2013-03-13 3:34
the beach looks really wide,as it wouldn´t have an end.I like also the view of this town in the far distance with so marvelous white houses.Beautiful image with superb,vivid and so nicely contrasting colors.The blue sky is magnificent.
Brillant composition my friend!
Wish You all the best
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-03-13 8:22
I like the minimalistic composition with the only two levels,the ground and the sky.The white buildings background contrasting nicely the sand. The narural light is very well seen here and make the scene real and more atractive.
Have a nice evening,
JFS (32429) 2013-03-13 11:41
Esplendida foto de playa (inmensa, por cierto) con este bello pueblo blanco al fondo. Visualmente es curiosa y muy bella.
ourania (13085) 2013-03-13 12:29
I like very much the sweeping depth of your well composed photo and the arrangement of the three main elements and contrasting colours in the frame. The tiny looking people that enjoy a walk on this vast beach under a very agreeable light, give a sense of scale and make the depth even more effective. The town looks splendid in the sunlight and the distance makes it so intriguing. The luminosity of the blue sky is very appealing too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Silvio1953 (99245) 2013-03-14 7:03
Ciao Angel, great view of lovely townunder a fantastic blue sky, beautiful composition, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
bayno (16431) 2013-03-15 1:06
wonderful beach this good also for a football mach....i like how you frame the scene...nice details wonderful clean sky....excellent...
regards, have a nice we...
Cricri (87288) 2013-03-15 12:20
Magnifique réalisation de la ville blanche entre le bleu du ciel et le grand espace sue l'avant, belle et intéressante réalisation
jemaflor (69769) 2013-03-16 1:22
Une belle lumière et un bon contraste avec ce ceil bleu et ces habitations blanches et une plage déserte où il devait faire bon se promener, un joli dépaysement hors saison.
adramad (27872) 2013-03-18 10:08
Muy original composicion, que pone de manifiesto la amplitud de la playa de Conil, en esta imagen da la sensacion que estamos ante un gran arenal y al final del mismo el pueblo, ello da mucha profundidad de campo a la imagen.
El colorido es espectacular, sobre todo con ese fantastico azul del cielo.
Muy buena tambien tanto la nitidez, como la buena luz.
Bonito trabajo amigo mio.
Te deseo una buena tarde y feliz semana.
Schnappilic (7984) 2013-03-25 12:30
I like your framing with a simple composition and beautiful colors. Nice effect!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (18744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC W170
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 5:40