After a long rainy winter, the rain has been falling almost without stop for the last few weeks. For that reason, the Alqueva, the biggest artifficial lake in Europe and the biggest dam in Western Europe had to open its spillways a few days ago, as it was reaching its maximum.
I took this photo yesterday, but on the 1st april the spillways were releasing around 1600 cubic meters per second in the Guadiana River. The place became a big attraction these last days, for the Portuguese and also for the Spanish, as it's not that far from the border.
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PaulVDV (28805) 2013-04-07 17:29
Wow, this is an impressive sight!
You found an excellent high POV to capture this scene.
The visitors give a good sense of scale.
Best regards, Paul
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2013-04-07 18:07
Uma foto espetacular com optimos pormenores. As pessoas ajudam a ver a forca da agua e natureza. O ponto de vista e magnifico, tal como o enquadramento A escolha de preto e branco da a oportunidade de ver a accao sem a distracao de cores.
bukitgolfb301 (41448) 2013-04-07 18:11
Hi Hola dear Ana
Wow different subjcet from your daily paosting but so imparesssive and remains top quality. Very very dynamic and powerful image indeed. B&W tone adds so much simpressions. Your choice is the best. Thanks a lot and have a good new start of week!
Takero from Sunny Tokyo
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-07 20:29
The view of the rushing water is amazing. The size is amazing as you have included people in the frame for scale. The image is beautiful in monochromatic appeal in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.
emka (96487) 2013-04-07 23:11
Ola Ana, Woow, what a view! It is amazing. And with the presence of tiny figures it is really spectacular. Fantastic document. and you found the best possible POV. Compliments!
gojo (1769) 2013-04-07 23:57
Dramatic and beautiful at the same time. Good BW processing, excellent gray scale.
Nicou (141134) 2013-04-08 0:38
Quel débit d'eau mervielleux quelle vue et iamge les personnages donnent bien l'échelle de cette arriviée sueprbe vue plongeante.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (16129) 2013-04-08 1:22
Monochrome captures the mood of this scene much more than color could. You have created a really strong composition with great light, excellently framed in landscape format. Excellently captured water motion. Well done. V+F
yquem46 (38752) 2013-04-08 1:47
Wow, so impressive and frightening !
Amazed that these people are standing so close, looks crazy indeed
bravo, best regards
Royaldevon (38471) 2013-04-08 2:35
Good Morning Ana,
This long winter has certainly massively affected the land.
This is a spectacular shot!
The power and volume of that water is quite awe inspiring!
I like how you have include people, which further emphasises the scale of the water!
Have a lovely day,
jacquest (18927) 2013-04-08 3:43
This is an impressive image with a steep downward POV in a black and white texture. The movement of the water is well caught and the people give perspective. I would like to hear the sound of this rushing water.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-04-08 4:22
just amazing!. i like the b/w choice and details.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-08 5:15
Oi Ana ,
Ficou fantástica a foto a preto e branco , gostei da sensação de movimento e poder da agua em relação as pequenas pessoas , bom ponto de visão alto ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Noel_Byrne (31002) 2013-04-08 7:22
Wow, what a sensation of power you have captured here! The image suits so perfectly in black and white, and the gushing torrent of water looks superb. Brilliant idea to have the shot composed like this, the inclusion of the people shows the immense size of the rush of the water. Really nice point of view, and great shot.
All the best
COSTANTINO (64754) 2013-04-08 7:25
fantastic capture,breathtaking view
to this spectacular composition
I red your useful notes and that
the place became a big attraction
these last days...
luck moment for a lucky photographer
holmertz (52022) 2013-04-08 7:31
This is an incredible view, almost hard to imagine. It's a great natural phenomenon and also a graphically very attractive picture. The enormous amounts of water make the people watching look incredibly small and vulnerable. You probably found the best possible POV.
ikeharel (70725) 2013-04-08 9:13
Magnificent water in abundance, let go... Hope will not be missed by summer's end.
Most impressive view downwards, I can imagine the roar of the spill.
fine chosen POV from higher ground, good choice to post in B&W.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-04-08 9:39
O quadro é especialmente espetacular. Eu acho que a visão eo som da cachoeira. Uma imagem interessante, muito boa qualidade.
chrislo (4155) 2013-04-08 11:00
Sensational capture here, of the awesome power of water ! The sense of movement and the amazing force and energy of that rushing water is very well conveyed here and perfectly captured. The high POV provides a breathtaking view and makes for a spectacular image. The picture is sharp and clear, I love the way it is presented. The group of people is an important element to create a sens of scale. Overwhelming !
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-08 16:42
WOW!That's an amazing cpature with splendid usage of B&W filter.Great timing here.Very good job.BRAVO!
All the best
wolf38 (31296) 2013-04-08 23:00
Hello Ana. What an impressive scene. Here the forces of nature are performed impressively demonstrated. Overall, a great shot - and a great photo for TE.
rbassin (22715) 2013-04-09 4:12
Une photo impressionnante, offrant de bons contrastes,
entre la puissance de l'eau et la présence humaine juste à côté.
Belle qualité de lumière et du rendu de l'eau.
fabbs99 (17151) 2013-04-09 8:03
Great shot with excellent sharpness.
Amazing POV and good composition.
Very well done, TFS.
leo61 (0) 2013-04-09 10:35
What a power!!!!
This looks soooo dramatic from your high POV.
An excellent B&W shot, very well composed.
Here we had the first rain today after the last snow exactly 4 weeks ago.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-09 13:21
Fantastic POV, Ana! And a really nice exposure, with a perfect shutter speed to freeze the power and volume of water here.Amazing how small the people look as they watch this awesome display. The B&W really brings out the textures of the water nicely - thanks!
Urs (14082) 2013-04-09 17:26
A very impressive shot of the excess water after a long rainy winter. You really can see and almost feel the masses of water flowing out into the valley. As long as it looks like this, it still is safe, but when you have these masses of water on the road as it often happens in Asia, then you just try not to be there. Fine sharpness and excellent POV. Well done
Fis2 (96773) 2013-04-09 23:53
Excellent water effect.
The black and white increase this emotion.
adramad (45350) 2013-04-10 9:03
Impresionante y fabulosa imagen la que has captado aqui, el gran chorro de agua parece que va a devorar el mirador desde donde la gente asiste al espectaculo.
Me encanta su visionado en B&W, creo que da una vision mas potente.
Ciertamente este año estamos ya aburridos de agua y todos los campos estan encharcados..
Magnifica la buena luminosidad y la nitidez.
Pasa una buena tarde.
Saludos muy cordiales.
ourania (45002) 2013-04-10 12:22
an awesome sight recorded superbly by your picture. Your point of view is very effective and comprehensive, there's great depth and the composition fits excellently in the frame juxtaposing in a captivating way the organized structures and space where the tiny figures are standing with the fascinating force and textures of the water. Sharpness, lighting and contrasts have been rendered marvellously, the monochrome offers a timeless feel and enhances the awe. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
dta (77590) 2013-04-11 7:35
Ola Ana ,
Un spectacle fantastique , à n'en pas douter . Les petits personnages paraissent bien minuscules . Très belle capture en noir et blanc .
Cricri (118835) 2013-04-11 23:35
Superbe prise de la mer en colère, sacrée vagues, c'est vraiment magnifique et surtout bien capturer au moment le plus fort, bravo
tatadalou (7459) 2013-04-13 10:33
Stunning shot ! No wonder that the event draws crowds ! The height of the water drop is impressive. Good idea to process it in black and white, it makes the scene very impactful.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (45243)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-04-06
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-07 17:16