Legend said that when the some spanish travelers discover the lake, they asked the natives the name of the place
Which is the name?...an indian would answer Y-Pa-Caray?, that translated from Guarani means water Sir?
It gaves the name not only at the lake, but at the entire region
Note that in guarani, Ipa means lake and Karay means The Lord
From Etymology of Ipacarai
Photo taken from the field of a private beach, in this moment (being Winter ) with no people
At the other shore is crearly visible the red dust of some rural route
At opposite lakeshore locations are San Bernardino, principal summer resort of the country, and Aregua, famous for its pottery
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Oceania (4576) 2014-01-07 11:54
Look the bright blue sky. It is summer in South America. It must be warm there.
On the other side of globe, we are in bitter cold. I wish summer comes sooner...
Romano46 (16580) 2014-01-07 13:22
un Paraguay insolito e straordinario quello che hai proposto nelle tue doto.
Qui sembra di essere ai Caraibi per i colori e il piacevole contrasto tra il terreno ed il mare in un paesaggio dominato dalle palme.
Molto ben fatta la composizione e gradevolissimo il soggetto.
Un altra bella cattura di questo paese poco conosciuto del Sud America.
Ciao e buona serata
Miguel82 (20918) 2014-01-07 16:57
Hello Maria, what a splendid planning, young giant palms, well maintained lawn, a small sailing boat, perfect hues and sharpness, all the best, warm regards
Waylim (25162) 2014-01-07 18:56
I open the large version in the beta format. Wow, it is bigger than my monitor. So much details and the warm light with bright colors and blue sky. Makes many people up in the North jeallous, since they have a cold spell in the central and east of U.S and Canada.
Thank you for such a pleasant and warm tropical image.
abmdsudi (40174) 2014-01-07 22:57
Thks to your useful narratives, It's a clean wide view of vast open lake with blue sky and green patch combination makes the bright white boat easily standout. A shot not lacking of interest, excellent focus, colours and details are vivid in great clarity, Well done, tfs
mohammad_H (8822) 2014-01-08 0:24
Eye-catching and spectacular space
Blue sky background
Simple and beautiful beach views
Best wishes to you
ikeharel (53025) 2014-01-08 7:58
Beautiful bright winter day, gave a wonderful light to the surrounding, which you managed to show skillfully.
I most like the palm trees placed off-center on the image, and on its far side, allow extra view out to the lake.
Sharpness is also superbly applied.
Cricri (101805) 2014-01-08 8:46
Un endroit paisible, bien composer et réaliser avec le grand format, belles harmonie des couleurs, j'aimerai être là
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-08 9:37
The whites look wonderful against different shades of blue and green. Lovely composition it is with graceful colors. Very calm and very picturesque.
holmertz (37663) 2014-01-08 10:44
Another very pleasant view of the riviera of Paraguay. The tones of blue, green and white are lovely and the photo has a superb clarity. It was interesting to read your note and find out where the name of the place came from.
jcpix (11648) 2014-01-08 15:26
My dear Maria,
¿cómo estás If you were wanting to present something far removed from the current winter season, I'd say you did so perfectly! :) Nothing but blue sky, sunshine and palm trees for added effect of warmth and relaxation.
I have plenty of that here myself, but I'd still prefer this option. (I generally don't get to see too much green grass...i miss it!?) I think this is an instance where the abundance of empty sky really helps define the atmosphere. What I wouldn't give to take a nap out on that lawn right now. :) Ahhh, simplicity at some of its finest.
Be well mi amiga. Cheers from the dusty desert,
papagolf21 (83444) 2014-01-08 23:39
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Paysage inspirant calme et sérénité. Une image qui fait rêver.
Très bonne journée.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-09 2:04
Superb view from the lake side. The green land and the blue lake contrasts very well. The white shed and the boat acts as an attractive focal point. Good tranquil and serene atmosphere captured, I can almost feel the breeze. Although the sky is beautiful I would have cropped it a bit more. Thanks for sharing a nice photo with good colors, clarity and light.
subhendu_bagchi (25316) 2014-01-09 3:24
hello, a quite and beautiful place it is. Like the colours in it. Great composition with fine sharp details. Excellent one. Tfs.
mkamionka (29407) 2014-01-09 5:49
wow, so you have a private beach!
I like the scenery here -the land seems so incredibly flat. Most of my country is flat but I come from a hilly region not far from real mountains. This is for me VERY flat but the presence of the lake makes it attractive. You have also included nice features in the foreground like palm trees or boat. I am sure it is private as well...
Lovely composition with a feeling of space.
Very well done,
danos (83575) 2014-01-09 7:02
nice the view of the seacape view with the beautiful foreground with the palm trees to make the image even more effective and unique.I like the beautiful presentation as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
josepmarin (57583) 2014-01-12 6:03
ésta es otra buena composición para compartir la belleza de este precioso lago, con una elegante estructura de sus elementos.
Has dejado un lado izquierdo neutro que contrasta gráficamente con las palmeras, elñ velero y las instalaciones náuticas.
La combinación de una bonita gama de tonos azules con los tonos verdes da muy buen resultado, así como el uso inteligente de la regla de los tercios en el encuadre.
adramad (35625) 2014-01-12 12:37
Amplisimo panorama y gran perspectiva, la que da la lejana linea del horizonte entre los dos azules, encantador el toque de las palmeras y un gran ambiente de tranquilidad, en ese solitario embarcadero.
Precioso dia de sol que da buena gama de colores.
Una luminosa imagen, con una optima nitidez.
Muy bien hecho.
Disfruta de un buen comienzo de semana.
Mis mejores deseos.
ourania (27138) 2014-01-16 14:18
Hola querida Maria,
your minimal composition is effective and agreeable, it gives us with a few details a comprehensible description of the vast lake, its shore and atmosphere. The light and the colours are fantastic, they are so bright and delicious and you have given them a fine graphical value. The dimensions of the lake seem huge. The blue sky is so absorbing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Didi (55145) 2014-01-19 10:32
Intéressante priorité au ciel bleu
Je me permets de dire qu'il aurait fallu sous exposer légèrement à -1/3 EV pour donner un peu plus de contraste et de saturation :)
eldancer1 (25600) 2014-01-26 7:41
Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place to spend an afternoon, I can almost feel the soft breeze blowing. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
omid266 (3476) 2014-01-30 8:32
** Salam , Hola Maria ,
Buenas noches ,
Thnak you for sharing this nice image ,
also for your critique wrote for me ,
I have seen little fotos from countries like Paraguay.
This shows a nice seashore in this country , and it is
interesting for me ,
All is ok ,
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us ,
** God Bless **