This shot was taken at the Furnas Lake, one of the biggest man-made lake of the World. It has an area of almost 1500 Km2, expanding over 34 counties. The state of Minas Gerais doesn't have a sea coast and then, this is considered for many, the "Sea of Minas". It was opened in 1963 to run an hydroelectric power plant, and was the largest of its kind in Brazil at that time. Nowadays, the lake is surrounded by beautiful mansions and majestic hotels.
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rafelito (3648) 2006-06-09 22:14
Hola Ricardo, muy buena vista desde la altura, hermosa composición y colores.Muchos saludos, Rafael
rosaline (0) 2006-06-10 3:37
The overwhelming colour of the water is impressive here. I also like the way the colour of the water contrasts with the landscape and mountains in the distance. The detail is good and the water patterns from the boats are a nice feature too. Good exposure and a spectacular POV.
Angshu (56750) 2006-06-10 3:42
Very nice view Ricardo...especially the green protrusion into the lake from the right. The water lines of the boats are interesting. Good panoramic shot here
pierrefonds (64906) 2006-06-10 10:18
A good POV of the Lake of Furnas, the photo is sharp and clear. It has a good DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-06-10 17:15
Nice capture of this beautiful river.
the water lines created by the boats movement looks great.
Beautiful natural colours too.
MIG13 (0) 2006-06-10 21:30
Olá, Ricardo! Essa é para os mineiros não sentirem mais o banzo do mar, né? Foto muito bem produzida, na composição e nas cores, sobretudo. Parabéns por mais um bom trabalho! Abraço! Miguel.
xuaxo (6846) 2006-06-11 9:53
Esta foto é um dos exemplos do que eu gosto no TE: descobrir coisas inesperadas. Quem diria que Minas tem um mar de 1500 km2!
Gosto da composição. Dá a noção que o lago se expande para vários lados.
>> tenho o sistema de pontos desligado; vê meu perfil/intro.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-06-11 12:21
The photo of this biggest man made lake is amazing. The sharp color of the lake water is looking great. The beautiful background is also attractive.
Thanks for sharing.
pranab (5354) 2006-06-11 17:26
great pov and blend of colors here. every little detail in this shot makes this frame a superb one. excellent dof.
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-06-12 2:33
Great lakeshore view my friend from Brasil.
Great pov,dof,focus,colors,details and composition.Bravo.TFS:)
riclopes (35577) 2006-06-12 3:53
It's an impressive lake seen from here and you got a very attractive image, again taken from an excellent POV. That blue is lovely and it's very nice to see the activity on the water surface. Very good composition. Congratulations!
Um abraço amigo,
atus (15856) 2006-06-12 5:08
great landscape shot here. Very nicely composed from a good PoV with nice and saturated colors. I like a lot the motorboat with waterskier in the foreground. Good work!
s10001in (0) 2006-06-12 7:14
Nice wide view.
Wonderful action shooted.
vert ell done.
josepmarin (58343) 2006-06-12 14:27
Bonita composición con un encuadre que nos muestra este paisaje con el lago, que llena casi toda la imagen, salpicado por los bosques y las islas. Bien pensado dejar un trozo de foto para las montañas del fondo y el cielo.
Buena luz, y colores muy saturados, pero que dan un resultado muy bueno y agradable.
Las estelas de las barcas navegando dan un toque de acción y unas pinceladas de color blanco muy simpáticas.
weswang (18223) 2006-06-12 22:51
Hi Ricardo, I enjoy the beautiful colors in this picture. You have well captured the beautiful blue lake in contrast with the green land on the side. The curve trajectories of the boats are nice add on to this picture.
Floydian (30970) 2006-06-13 8:59
Excellent crop and strong composition. I like the natural bend in the river leading my eye to the background of the image.
feather (51130) 2006-06-14 8:38
It actually looks like a wide curving river because of the "islands". The colour is wonderful and the inclusion of the little boats adds scale.
edal (6804) 2006-06-14 17:46
I like the color of the water and the vast panorama. A great place to see and photograph...
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-15 16:21
Hi Ricardo - lovely fusion of blue and green, normally I don't like photos of artificial lakes because there is usually a bare borderline along the lakeshore that shows the different water levels, this one looks like it's at full capacity, so the unsightly line is not visible, well done
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-06-16 9:16
very nice colours here, I like the composition too, really good work, well done
aznegrao (10316) 2006-06-17 17:37
Tenho muita vontae de conhecer a represa de Furnas Ricardo, vendo uma foto dessas a vontade aumenta. Otimo trabalho.
jbweasle (9393) 2006-06-18 11:12
Hello Ricardo, this is a pleasant countryside shot. It is an attractive mixture of land and water. The boats add some interesting life and detail to the foreground of the shot and the wake of the further boat leads the eye into the scene well.
anavazao (5592) 2006-06-21 17:41
nice perspective, colours, composition, POV and details!
sayan (2617) 2006-07-03 8:07
I can not believe that this is a man made lake! Wow! it is great and so is your composition. I like the blue here and the green portrusion in betweem! well done
Flavia (10352) 2006-07-07 12:09
Esta qui tem um significado especial p mim pois me traz excelentes lembracas da minha infancia, tinhamos casa la e iamos todos os fins de semana. Tem seculos que n vou em Furnas e imagino que deve ter mudado muito, na epoca n tinham muitos hoteis por la... As cores e contrastes estao lindos, gosto de como utilisa as curvas da lagoa na composicao, so acho pena que a lancha esteja tao proxima da borda inferior. Um minuto mais e ele estaria no lugar certo na composicao.
cjmm (4479) 2006-07-24 9:26
I like the composition very much, specially the boats contribute a lot a give the image a good dynamyc sense.
The colors and exposure are good too.
And well, now living in Brazil, you have added a new location to my 'must visit' list.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-09-19 6:10
A imagem está ótima, com todos estes meandros do lago, que dão muita profundidade à imagem. O dinamismo fica por conta dos barcos à motor e do esquiador sulcando as águas. Cores, luminosidade e nitidez excelentes.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-10 16:24
Thanks for sharing this wonderful panorama from high pov. The blue water is in good contrast of the lush green of this balanced composition.
Thanks and kind regards.
kato (11630) 2012-03-23 9:42
It's one of beautiful nature scene, so it's interesting and impressive to see huge man-made lake and surrounding greenery. And, some boats running the lake draw out additional good effect, too. Although possibly the reckless plan was seemed at the beginning of development, I think that it is helpful to the local resident now.
Have a nice weekend!
- Copyright: Ricardo Abdelnoor (rabdelnoor) (3421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 20:53