Juiz de Fora (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒwiz dʒi ˈfɔɾɐ], Itinerant Magistrate), also known as J.F., is a city in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, located close to the state border with Rio de Janeiro. According to 2006 estimates the current population is about 509,125 inhabitants. The geographical area of the municipality is 1,437 km².
The city's location was determinant for its economic and demographic development, for it is placed between the three most important financial and economic metropolises of southeast Brazil (and also the three largest urban sprawls of the country): Rio de Janeiro (189 km), Belo Horizonte (260 km) and São Paulo (486 km). Major highways connect Juiz de Fora with these three metropolitan areas, the most important -and crucial for the city's recent growth- being the BR 040, which connects Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte. Running throughout the city, the Paraibuna river is a major tributary of the Paraíba do Sul river, in which basin lies the core of Brazilian heavy and high-technology industries.
Although lying close to tropical latitudes, the climate is relatively mild. The altitude of between 700 and 900 meters makes the weather usually cooler and rainier than the lower surrounding areas. Under the Koppen climate classification, Juiz de Fora's climate is classified as a humid subtropical climate, with two distinct seasons, one hotter and rainier (October to April) and one cooler and drier (May to September). The average annual temperature is around 19 °C with a maximum of 24 °C and a minimum of 15 °C. It is very humid with average humidity of 80%. The annual rainfall varies between 1,300 mm and 1,500 mm.
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siudzi (32379) 2014-07-13 0:50
This city view is extremely unique and beautiful from your selected POV.. Like the combination of warm and cold tones and perfectly executed lights by good management of exposure. Excellent work. TFS!
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-07-13 0:57
lovely and a pleasant sun down shot with great colors.like the light management and the pov.
jhm (135238) 2014-07-13 4:22
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
A nice picture taken during the blue hours.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Also nice depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
asajernigan (20420) 2014-07-13 4:29
This is a nice evening shot taken from a great POV! The streaks of light created by the highways provide nice lines through the photo. The blending of natural and artificial lighting is very nice here.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-13 9:01
Ricardo, I've been in your beautiful country since June 10th and soon I have to leave...my eyes and my heart are filed with unique and extraordinary images like the one in your picture...Shortly the World Cup will be over but my memories from Brazil will always be alive.
God willing I will be back, to see more, to enjoy once again what Brazil gave me, what the people offered me and what I've lived here for over a month now...
It is hard to say "goodbye" so I will only say "au revoir"!!
your picture is spectacular and impressive as it is Brazil and its people!!
take care and please don't forget me!!
a big hug
- Copyright: Ricardo Rodrigues (ricardomattos) (4268)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-22
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D40, 18-135 mm f3.5-5.6 AF-S DX zoom Nikkor, 67mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 4 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 19:46