Rio de la Plata (Silver River)
The Rio de la Plata is considered the widest river in the world, although many argue that is not a river but a large estuary where the water flow from the Parana and Uruguay rivers. Its waters limit and unite the countries of Argentina and Uruguay, being the most common way of crossing between the two countries, from the cities of Cologne( Uruguay) and the capital of Argentina (Buenos Aires),just 50 minutes away)
The width of the Río de la Plata varies by region, with distances of 7.5 km at the narrowest place and up to 220 kilometers in the region of the mouth
Here the river is wide 45 km or 23 miles, on very clear days from high buildings in Buenos Aires, is possible to see at the very distance, Colonia
Its overall color is light brown, due to sediment which drags, that s way some poets and tangos call him “The River with lion color”, sometimes it color is silver, reason of his name
The first to arrive was the Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solis in 1516. Solis called the river “Mar Dulce" (Sweet sea), but it was changed years later to be baptized again by Italian Sebastian Cabot as River Plate
About the place
In 1887 the construction of the Port of Buenos Aires was finished
This is one of its entrances, to the right
1-(not seen here) is the ferry terminal between Buenos Aires and Colonia (closer) and Montevideo (more distant)
2- at the back is the Argentine Yacht Club building, designed by Edward Le Monier with the style of the Viennese succession, finished the year 1913, in a nautical allegory, has a lighthouse tower with at the top a sphere of steel and glass
At the left is the final part of the commercial harbor and large cruise terminal
Very few times the river is blue, the color called my attention a day when I was searching golden trees and found a nice one at the left
As the river is not deep, there are channels (narrow ones to navigate through it), at the back you can see a ferry entering the port with the help of two tugs
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Giustiniani (3632) 2014-06-17 8:17
un beau travail de composition, c'est une bonne idée d'avoir laissé une large place à la mer. Un joli paysage minimaliste traité avec une grande élégance.
ikeharel (76145) 2014-06-17 8:22
Bright daylight brought blue tone on the La-Plata.
Managed well with the long cargo-ship netween two side's ferry-entrance to posrt.
DOF and clarity superbly collected.
carlo62 (53282) 2014-06-17 9:41
bella composizione, non avevo mai visto Buenos Aires in questo modo, sono queste le cose per cui amo questo sito, la scoperta di angoli sconosciuti ai molti.
cornejo (45432) 2014-06-17 10:16
Hola María, muy buena foto de esta bonita vista del rio de la Plata, con el gran barco entrando a puerto, buena nitidez, bonita luz y color. Muy buen trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía.
Buena tarde y feliz semana.
holmertz (57389) 2014-06-17 10:54
A very nice view in this well framed composition. The two peces of land balance the composition nicely and the round shapes make the trees very attractive. The large boat (is it really a ferry?) fills the horizon perfectly. Althoough I have never been here I am also surprised to see the water so blue. Water just near big cities tends to be much darker. On the other hand this seems to have been a lovely day.
jmdias (67209) 2014-06-17 18:07
és acá que las águas de las lluvias que caen del tejadillo de mi casa y de mi rua se encontran con el mar.
muy precioso este punto de vista con pocos elementos, pero muy interesantes. me gusta la composicion. GPC.
photoray (13981) 2014-06-17 18:07
Fine informative narrative complementing your view of Rio de la Plata, water dominating, the two historical architectures at the opening, then the huge freighter ship on the horizon.
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-17 21:10
Hola mi amiga,
Well, since I'm unfamiliar with the Rio de la Plata, I'll consider it whichever one one you prefer. :) For all I know, based upon this picture...this could very well be a lake. jaja
Great notes you've provided that explain the scene, helping to put context with the imagery. You certainly did catch some nice light, as there's a soft shimmer on the surface of the water, even helping to accentuate the reflections.
As you know, anything with a large section of blue color will always get my attention as well. :) There's a nice, easy-going mood over this setting...I imagine it's a pleasant place to take a walk or just sit by and watch the bits of activity pass by. or, you could also jump in for a swim, yeah? :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Cheers from the top half,
Nice win for your countrymen, easy to know why Messi is one of the best! World Cup fever! :))
jemaflor (101321) 2014-06-17 23:28
Une jolie vue avec une luminosité très plaisante bon effet de symétrie avec les arbres et tour à droite, le cargo ajoute un détail mais l'image serait sans doute encore plus paisible sans ce cargo.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-18 6:54
At least the sea calm for those tankers. Nicely captured with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (21502) 2014-06-18 14:03
very well composed photo with the autumnal trees and good balance in the image .Nice panoramic view, interesting note. Perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-06-18 19:18
You're making the most of that wonderful light your getting from a well chosen scene with great colours - and the lucky blueish water! Lovely reflections and sense of calm in this superbly composed harbourside scene and inclusion of the tree make a nice little frame in the corner with lovely touch of autumnal colour. Fine image, Congrats
papagolf21 (106811) 2014-06-18 23:35
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Ah oui, la version large nous plonge délicieusement dans un décor mélangeant harmonieusement la mer, la terre et la couleur de l'automne à travers les arbres.
Quant au navire au loin, il est impressionnant.
Félicitations pour le résultat.
mirosu (16273) 2014-06-18 23:36
Excellent photo, superb view over quiet ricer waters. The arrangement with the large ship. lighthouse and nice trees is perfect, the reflections superb.
I like it.
Very well done.
mohammad_H (10058) 2014-06-19 0:53
Eye-catching and pleasant, with reflection in water
Argentina and Iran? Our country and Argentina play fair
Oceania (5202) 2014-06-19 6:24
The water is so calm, the trees and building reflected on it. The picture was very nicely composed. And color is very soothing. Thanks for showing us.
omid266 (6748) 2014-06-19 20:30
very nice series about autumn in Argentina when we have summer in north Earth,
very nice place shown , the widest river is new for me,
very well done and Thanks!
** I wish both Argentina and I.R.Iran will go to next stages of the games***
danos (101794) 2014-06-19 21:31
excellent the timing of the scene with the passing by ship to be placed perfect between the two edges of the land.Seeing the photo looks like a sea and not a river.Excellent presentation as the beauty of the image.
PS No more photos fom London because of the dark sky during my presentation there.Also i have a lot photos from Germany and the Summer holidays in Greece are coming.So during Autumn i'll have the opportunity to upload photos fom London.
Didi (60590) 2014-06-20 4:44
Bonne profondeur d’avant plan aquatique, horizon bien cadré
Cependant il faut ajuster les paramètres de l'appareil en fonction de la luminosité et de la balance des blancs
Sans dénaturer le paysage. Ton appareil il ne sait pas , c'est toi qui décide
Il y a les options suivantes
1° Paramètres prise de vue
Auto - Lumière du jour - Ombre -nuageux - Tungstene ..etc
2° Style d'image
Paysage, standard, portrait, Monochrome etc
C'est options tu peux les trouver dans les réglages de l'appareil où dans le menu du Logiciel RAW si tu photographies en RAW
J'ai effectué un WS
ourania (49861) 2014-06-20 8:15
Hola Maria querida,
your photo is lovely and your note makes your presentation very thorough. I like very much the sense of depth and the calmness and soft texture of the water. The cargo ship seems to connect the bits of land on either side of the frame. Lovely evening mood and colours, calm and nostalgic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Silvio1953 (150289) 2014-06-21 10:00
Ciao Maria, really seems a sea this fantastic estuary, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kielia (24077) 2014-06-21 10:02
autumn is a rewarding season for the photographer and you are presenting a fantastic impression of this famous river. The light is very pleasant. But it is this bold perspective that makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
mcmtanyel (26960) 2014-06-22 20:17
This is a lovely view of the river, framed by interesting structures. The light is gentle and the reflections are sweet.
mesutilgim (96744) 2014-06-23 12:32
The beauty of the simplicity.
Very well seen and captured. Perfecy pov and layout. Nice framing.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (68194) 2014-06-23 12:54
Hello my dear friend
this peaceful atmosphere changed my mood now
rge riele could be as following the eternity
bright daylight brought blue tones
have a nice time
Cricri (123740) 2014-06-24 7:15
Hola maria, me voici de retour de Corse, un séjour merveilleux, tiens j'ai parler , enfin essayer :-) avec deux dames de ton pays
Une image bien composer, équilibrer, de belles couleurs et lumière
Ici c'est fin d'après midi, il est 16 h 15
Belle journée a toi
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-25 7:51
Wow Maria this is superbly done! Exquisite composition with superb colours and light. The details of all the elements including the rippling water are pin sharp.
Compliments on this wonderful post. Have a nice evening.
ChrisJ (117199) 2014-06-28 10:40
I have finished 9 weeks of travel around Turkey and now have my laptop with me for another 9 or 10 days. I like the water. 35c here so it looks cool and refreshing. Well composed with the horizon line nicely positioned on the 1/3 axis. Good sharpness and excellent reflections. The 2 trees either end, 'bookend' the shot superbly to give balance. Tfs!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-20 5:15
Hola Maria fili mou,
es muy interesante lo que comentas que el água es muy pocas veces azul...entonces tu foto es una maravilla que has captado el color lindo de éste Rio famoso y tan cantado...una composición panorámica y muy bonita!!
Brazil es un país grande con tanto contraste, rico con belleza natural...hay tanto que ver, tengo que regresar...
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-27 7:01
Very nicely shoot the river Rio de la Plata with a boat was centre and managed it in your frame. The color of the sky and water is same.