The road to access the monastery of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, on the Cantabria coast.
"It's a small rocky island close to the coast, ccessible thanks to a bridge. On its summit there is a small church; to reach the church you have to climb 229 stairs. In the church there are various "ex-voto" by seamen who escaped shipwrecks.
Followingthe tradition, when you reach the church you have to touch the bell three times and express a wish.
From the top of the island there is a beautiful view on the coastline and the nearby small islands"
The picture was taken with a film camera; the slide was scanned.
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guillaumejm (0) 2007-02-11 6:05
The quality of picture is not that good (grain effect / sharpness) but it is certainly due to the scan process. Anyway the place is beautiful and colours are great.
asival (5305) 2007-02-11 6:11
WOOO what a place.. it seems like something out of a science fiction book
Thanks for showing it.. i am on my way
bostankorkulugu (42202) 2007-02-11 6:14
gosh, this one makes me dizzy... what a place... the diffence of the waves on both sides is so dramatic... great shot giuseppe... congrats
ben4321 (9875) 2007-02-11 6:20
The intensity and quality of the colours, and the gritty texture lent by the grain, betrayed this as a film-captured image as soon as I opened it. These qualities definitely enhance the image, and the gritty texture seems to suit this rocky and rugged coastline and emphasise the power of the waves.
I find the fact that the path leads out at the top of the frame a little unsatisfying; I think composing it so that the path leads out of the top right corner would have worked out. This might not have been possible though.
This is really spectacular, although I imagine vertigo sufferers wouldn't enjoy the walk!
jhm (143391) 2007-02-11 6:23
This is a wonderful view taken of above the stair, my compliments for these wonderful scanning picture, colours and composition are simple wonderful, also perspective and depth are superb!
Have a nice day,
gemlik (983) 2007-02-11 6:29
Wowww!! great POV.Beautiful color and light
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-02-11 6:30
Wonderful colours and perspective! Lovely place! Nice sharpness!
asajernigan (21400) 2007-02-11 7:53
The colors and POV in this shot are amazing. The grain from the scan is very fitting for the rugged landscape.
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-11 8:36
strong, wonderful colors and a breathtaking POV. Excellent contrast and sharpness, I never had the idea of a scanned one.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
marjan (6279) 2007-02-11 11:05
hi Giuseppe, wonderful shot but I woud like to know hat is on te end of the windy road ?? If you have some bigger shot fith wide framing , please shou us .
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-02-11 12:48
Hi Giuseppe Maria Galasso
This is very good capture of geaometri and very good colors and POV , Amazing place
azordq (0) 2007-02-11 14:06
Una cosa simile pensavo esistesse solo in Cina!
Veramente incredibile saperla nella nostra cara e vecchia Europa!
Grazie per ... sharing (come fai a tradurre questa parola in italiano?) la foto e l'informazione!
Rosa_d_MonteLua (1506) 2007-02-11 20:56
Beautiful view with that perfect contrast between the deep blue water and the light grey rocks.
Perfect clarity and perfect POV.
TFS and best wishes,
surel (1056) 2007-02-12 17:07
it's really amazing.The colour of waves is wonderful.I wish I could be walking this special road.Thanks a lot.
Pascale (10456) 2007-02-13 15:30
Excellente composition avec de superbes contrastes de couleurs.
Cela donne le vertige...
DarkoG (8) 2007-02-14 2:09
Excellent landscape. Well composed with very good definition of colors. They are crisp and clear. Dark blue sea looks very dramatic.
coco (30439) 2007-02-14 11:15
I don't know the camera, but I must think that the photo has been scanned, isn't it?
The quality of the scan is not good. But this is the reason why I must think that really the photo has not problem with the quality (is a problem of the scan).
And also I must say that we see a very powerful and impressive POV.
Vivid colours and moment.
Realy an enjoyable view.
Persuasor (599) 2007-02-19 15:03
Me recuerda a uno de esos dibujos de Escher (o algo así), llenos de escaleras que suben y bajan. Es difícil ver cuántos niveles de profundidad tiene esta foto y saber si estás caminando hacia delante o atrás. Has captado a la perfección la densidad del mar Cantábrico, con ese intenso y revuelto azul oscuro.
adores (40294) 2007-02-21 17:47
This one is great!I don't know this place but is seems fantastic!Good capture with the se people following the stairs and colours are very good also!
flory (4848) 2007-02-22 5:47
and wuauu..incredible view from the top of the island..you said 229 stairs,it's not so much for this perspective,think deserved!!!
superpau (1464) 2007-02-22 23:24
maybe it´s a little bit noisy, but the colors, the contrast and the view are so amazing, that it doesn´t matter!!!!!
burzum (1020) 2007-03-10 11:50
it's one of those photos you see and immediately want to go there and taste for yourself the magnificence of the place :)
i haven't been there myself but the point you chose to take the photo looks very good, although the upper cropping seems a bit tight ;)
the quality of the image is fine with me.
vero07 (1781) 2007-03-21 12:31
I like the detail of those steps without end. Nice strong waves.
It's a wonderful place!
testmaniac (13508) 2007-09-23 21:26
Giuseppe, good photo on a really great place!
May be some day i will visit this place!
pattyis (1317) 2007-10-11 3:28
...That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before
It always leads me here
lead me to your door....
bellissima prospettiva, immagine suggestiva. Mi piace!
cyborg83 (4515) 2007-12-27 9:31
Wow, what a scenery!! And such a nice colors!! Although it is scanned and the quality isn't so good - I love it!!
CaesarP (3924) 2008-06-08 4:48
what a pov, what a picture, nature, colors and great idea,
I would give ypu 50 points but you know I can not do it.
nszeretlek (1199) 2010-02-20 3:21
Never heard about this place and that´s fine i had collided into your shot so next time won´t miss et ...The sense of vertigo and airsickness is unpayable ! thaxss
- Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (4202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Ricoh XR-10M, 75-300 4,5/5,6, Fuji Sensia100 Slide, Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 5:57
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