North of Soajo, high in the mountains of Parque Nacional Peneda-Geres, I found this ruined mill. There were no information signs and I haven't been able to find anything on the internet, sorry. But I really enjoyed this isolated location, there was no one else around. I stayed there for nearly an hour, eating my lunch and watching eagles dance in the sky, it was very peaceful.
The Vila of Soajo is located inside the boundaries of Portugal's only national park (Parque Nacional Peneda-Geres), in the mountains of the Serra de Soajo 1,416m. The Park has an area of 702.90 km², 52.75 km² of which is public property, 194.38 km² is private property, and the remaining 455.77 km² are commons. Jurisdictionally, Soajo belongs to the County of Arcos de Valdevez, approximately 20km to the West, and to the District of Viana do Castelo, which is 60km to the West. The City of Viana do Castelo, the capital of the district, is Portugal's northern-most port city the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Soajo is located in the Viana district's mountainous area of Alto Minho. Bordering Soajo to East is the Ourense, Galicia (Spain) district. Soajo is one of the main points of entry into Portugal, separated by the River Castro Laboreiro.
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dta (79525) 2011-05-30 6:19
Hello Chris ,
Wow ! What an impressive shot ! It seems like in 3D . The composition is so superbly balanced , with the old stoned tower in the right , and the yellow bush in the left . The clarity is splendid , and the oustanding sky is an important bonus for the picture .
snunney (101706) 2011-05-30 7:09
This ruined mill makes a great subject especially when backed by that lovely sky. You have composed the shot well, making good use of the slightly upwards point of view. Very good natural colours and excellent sharpness.
besnard (56645) 2011-05-30 10:53
Une bonne prise en légère contre-plongée qui met en valeur cet ancien à l'architecture intéressante et qui se détache de belle manière sur un beau ciel bleu.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
ptiza (727) 2011-05-30 12:36
This is a very expressive, attractive and interesting composition. Absolutely wonderful sky, vivid colors and excellent point. Bravo!
With best regards,
PaulVDV (29845) 2011-05-30 12:39
Wow, what a magnificent light and colours.
The view upwards to the ruined mill is very nice, specially with that splendid sky behind it.
Best regards, Paul
Scott_McNab (14) 2011-05-30 13:03
I really like this shot. The ruin is well placed in the frame and the colours are also good. The sky is excellent. Well done.
UlfE (14641) 2011-06-02 22:44
Very nice photo.The tower is perfectly positioned to the right and I really like you low perspective. Excellent clarity and colours. TFS and have a nice day!
jhm (155330) 2011-06-03 4:44
I find these area a very suitable place for a good stroll.
The yellow flowers and the sheep clouds to the sky are attractive..
Thank you very nice for the excellent notes too.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Also perspective and depth care for a nice composition.
Nice presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Longroute (19396) 2011-06-03 5:06
Fantastic shot and landscape. This mill is a great subject and your found the ideal sky to make it stands out better. I love that yellow flowers bush in fg.
Well composed and captured.
fabianoleite (11813) 2011-06-03 15:19
Very interesting construction on top of the mountains. Great clarity and colors. The background allows us to see you are reaaly high. Good work, congratulations!
danyy (0) 2011-06-04 0:01
une photo bien retravaillée en post processing qui donne de très bons contrastes surtout au niveau des couleurs et des nuages. Une photo bien cadrée en décentrrment.
lousat (93684) 2011-06-04 15:28
Hi Chris,magnificent pic!! What a colors and what a composition,very impressive work in PP too,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-22
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5, ISO 200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-30 6:04