I Dreamt of visiting Iguaçu since I was little after I seen a postcard of it.
I changed my not about how I get here. I didn't intend for it to turn into a heated discussion about rules and politics of different countries. My apology to those who I may have offended.
Little bit about the Iguaçu Falls:
The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguaçu River. Position is at latitude (DMS): 25° 40' 60 S, longitude (DMS): 54° 25' 60 W . Some of the individual falls are up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). The Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory.  About 900 meters of the 2.7-kilometer length does not have water flowing over it. The edge of the basalt cap recedes only 3 mm (0.1 in) per year. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains into the Paraná River at Argentina, shortly downstream from the Itaipu dam.
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jemaflor (83014) 2010-03-09 11:24
Great and great, superbe pov and well managed shot, nice colors ... for the trees. Tfs.
manudautriche (4344) 2010-03-09 11:35
Cette photo nous procure un sentiment que l'on est tout petit par rapport au élément et a la nature dans tout ces états,comme ici avec ces chutes majestueuse a la couleur si particulière ancrée dans une forêt aussi dense que vierge,bravo et merci pour ces photos de grands espaces car ce sont des endroits que l'on découvre parfois.
romanaa (7948) 2010-03-09 11:55
a miracle of the nature indeed, it must have been a fascinating experience, the colour of the trees is great and the water looks like milk chocolate.
BennyV (13578) 2010-03-09 12:01
Hello dear Way,
What I really like about this Iguaçu picture and what makes it stand out among the many shots of these falls, is that this pov gives a kind of overview, a sense of dimension. I also like the muddy waters below, the green is pushed dead close to oversaturation, a bit too close for me (if you don't mind me saying so) but that doesn't add up to all the plusses. And I love the bottom left corner tree.
All the best.
fabianoleite (9373) 2010-03-09 12:02
Congratulations on the realization of your dream, the view os really fantastic and very comprehensive, you chose a very good point of view. A ood span of the river is shown, as well as the strength of the water and the lush green vegetation. Good job, my friend!
zanzi (13622) 2010-03-09 12:18
The area seems magic... and wild. Beautiful point of view between the branches. The water seems very powerful (I hope you have a long exposure shot in your hd to show us sometime).
The story about the visa is weird and sad. But it true that it is also not easy for non-US citizen to get in the US.
Bravo for the picture
paololg (31448) 2010-03-09 13:48
Ciao dear Way,
a splendid demonstration that sometimes, in the life, the desires are realized! I believe that to visit these suggestive falls is a desire of many people :-) Compliments for the POV and for the good photographic quality.
Ciao, have a nice day!
PaulVDV (21657) 2010-03-09 14:11
A splendid overview of the famous Iguaçu Falls.
Really wonderful how the water thunders down in several stages. Nice is also the tropical vegetation that we find in between the pools and the many falls.
I may be wrong but I think this picture gives a view of Argentina (probably taken from in Brazil).
About the visa: Usually the procedures for visas are based on the principle of reciprocity. I've heard of other people of my country that it was extremely difficult to get a Russian visa. But I've never heard that it was impossible to make an appointment during a period of 3 months.
sevy (15359) 2010-03-09 23:32
It is also one of my dream, but up to now not yet realized. So let's say I am a bit jealous :-)
I share your note about visa, for my trips in Africa it was sometimes difficult to manage. Happy to learn it is not needed for Brazil :-)
Nice composition. As you said the weather is not the best possible, but the visit and the photo are still worth.
Velera (237) 2010-03-09 23:44
waht a fantastic view. Well done.
eversmile (11634) 2010-03-09 23:59
A picture from which seems to sweat heat and humidity. An effect of the thin veil of steam that tops the waterfall, I presume!... And I like the bright colors that induct, along with this, the idea of a fever. The deep brown of the water against the green lush vegetation, is always a hit... (and reminds me Laos, in a wink) I like very much your high POV, which emphasizes the impressive generosity of the nature, letting us see the rebounds of the Iguazu river in a succession of water slides. A majestic view, and best of all, the fact that you realised your dream. For this, my warm Congratulations.
That said, I want to tell a word about the note. That's good that you describe the long and complicated obstacle course that is a visa obtention to enter Brazil as an American. But Americans should not be surprised and moan because it is probably ten times more difficult for a brazilian citizen to realise his dream to visit an USA natural site (let's say like Death valley, Yellowstone, Antelope canyon... and do on..)not to speak about the financial cost of the operation, but just, a bit as you describe it, to be administratively eligible to request a visa. Even for us, as Europeans; it is a headache to go through the formalities imposed by the US embassy if we want to visit the country. That's one of the reasons why I am not very enthusiastic for this destination, despite the appeal of places such as those mentionned above. So, I would say that the process through which Americans have to go, is nothing, in comparison, and anyway, fair enough.
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-10 3:22
Hi Way, What a great waterfall . It certainly appears worth the trip and the hike to get there.. The waterfall in flood must be very different from that in the drier season. Well captured and well framed.. TFS Ricx
npecanhuk (63594) 2010-03-10 5:55
You've gone thru hard work to reach those falls, haven't you?
Was it worth? Well, at least you present such a wonderful photograph, with excellent sharpness, exposure, original pov and composition, colors, vertical format!
TFS - congratulations!
holmertz (39529) 2010-03-10 7:56
I am used to hearing you describe all kinds of hardship to obtain the perfect picture, but this was a new kind of trouble. As usual I think you found it worthwhile. The water running across the rocks from the large falls and then splashing into the brown river is really worth watching.
carper (96) 2010-03-10 8:57
the view is nice Way,
the composition is perfect, the colors are good there is some fog to seen, very good balance a pleasure to look at Way, have a very good day.
plimrn (21344) 2010-03-10 13:20
Your vertical framing is very effective in emphasizing the height of the drop of the falls. Most of the photos I've seen emphasize the width of the falls so I appreciate this unique POV. Your note was also very interesting; I didn't realize it was hard to get a visa. However, being retired, if I'd gone to all that trouble and spent all that time flying, I'd want to stay for a much longer period of time.
emka (76433) 2010-03-10 14:24
Wonderful thing - to realize the dreams. I haven't seen yet any great waterfall, like Niagara, Victoria or Iguacu. It is still my dream too. I hoped to see famous waterfalls in Yosemite but they were dry when I was there :((. unusual POV you chose here. It must have been after rains - the water is muddy.
Problems with visas, I know this very well. Years ago it was like Gordean knots sometimes when I wanted to go with my son to visit my husband abroad. I needed invitation to have passports for me and son, but my husband had to send it from abroad. But when he was abroad I could not take the kid without both parents with him.. a lot of translations, signing, letters, calls, much more problems you had here:)). But I was as persistent as you were and finally I went... Luckily now we do not need them to many countries - we can go with ID in UE. But still I need visa to the USA It is also an appointment, they ask questions, and can send you back from the States. But the worst situation is with Russia - not only visa but also vouchers or invitation - so I do not go there.
mkamionka (30084) 2010-03-11 1:58
Congratulations. So the dreams come true.
It is a spectacular view. You have an amazing POV. First time I see so many cascades at the same time. It is really impressive and I guess in the reality it must have been even more spectacular.
ktanska (24570) 2010-03-11 5:25
You've got a postcard like shot of these falls your self! It seems to be like no other, a jungle of falls actually. And none of those could be called small. Colourful and breathtaking.
(It's 2016 Olympics.)
gilbertom (2426) 2010-03-11 6:02
The rules for obtaining a visa, are the same as that Brazilians are required to meet to obtain a visa for entry into North America. Even with respect to the low number of consulates, forcing the person to travel and scheduling the interview. Nothing more than just respond with the same practice of the imperialists.
s_lush (16134) 2010-03-13 0:53
This broad view of the famous cataract, where many of its cascades are seen, gives a good idea about this mighty natural phenomenon. The point of view, composition, colors and waterfall system itself are wonderful. Excellent job!
kiks (11749) 2010-03-14 12:56
Hello Way Lim, i guess i miss your original note and that's a pitty because i thinkyo always write interesting notes. Lukcly i didn't miss this fantastic image from an original POV. LOvely all e diferent levels of the waterfall.
Angshu (55267) 2010-03-15 3:42
Seen quite a few shots from Iguaçu, but this is for sure a different POV, something I've not seen before! The muddy water of the Paraná River looks great. What I like is the tree on the bottom left, but I have to say (and hope you don't mind) is the green looks a bit saturated, almost unreal. Iguaçu is a dream destination for me as well, and I thank you to show us the place of my dreams
shevchenko (19257) 2010-03-17 20:17
Good vertical format to frame the water fall appear in the depth and finally reach to the river at bottom, good perspective, clear to show the amazing geological feature,, thanks for sharing the spectacular view.
subhendu_bagchi (25509) 2010-04-06 4:15
this falls is really superb. You have presented it brilliantly. Your chosen high POV is superb. It gives the over view whole area. I like it a lot. The steps are nice to watch at with red water. The foreground tree completes a nice composition. Thanks for this photo of this great falls.
Have a nice day.
Atousa (7131) 2010-04-14 0:56
A magnificent shot of this falls.. it seems you took it after a heavy rain.. like your chosen pov n the inclusion of the tree in the FG.. really a dreamy place.. thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
sacimar (25975) 2010-05-16 9:48
this is an impressive place, good angle to show a part of these famous falls, I like the image.. and congratulations for getting your dream!
pajaran (50518) 2010-06-02 4:49
Kod nas i dalje kise, vec je opasno.
Odlican trenutak snimka prelepe prirode i vodopada ...
Dobar uvodni tekst i prikaz ovog lepog mesta dobrim bojama i lepom fotografijom, cestitam vam na radu.
Lepo je ovo gledati i uzivati.
Imajte lepe dane, srecno, Paja.
In our country continues to rain, but dangerous.
Great time recording the beautiful nature and waterfalls ...
A good introductory text and display this beautiful place with good color and beautiful photography, I congratulate you for your work.
It's nice to watch and enjoy it.
Please be nice days, happily, Paja.
delpeoples (52929) 2010-06-09 1:27
Hi Way, I don't know how I missed this one. These falls are so massive and grand. The high POV perfectly demonstrates their majesty and I like how you have used the vertical frame to do this. TFS and I wihs you a beautiful day, Lisa
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-12-30 5:25
Ola Way ,
Beleza esta tua foto vertical das cataratas de Iguaçu , é lindo o contraste entre a agua sua de terra e a vegetação bem verde , boa sensação de altura , bons detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom Ano de 2011 !!! Boas festas
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-14 18:37
I guess I am lucky today to have enough time to "google" your gallery. Boy, your shots are heavenly! I'll be looking first into your South American posts as it really sparks interest on me especially those places I've visited quite recently. Btw, I won't be commenting on your Chilean Pictures, a top quality gallery,all of them leave me envious, I have nothing to say more! =) Anyway, here's the first of my comments. You may call it "flooding" but who cares, I will really try to stop commenting on them If I could.
I never dreamt of going to Iguazu one day but I realized that I was in South America, it would be foolish of me not to visit. So my friends I took an unforgettable 20 hour bus ride from Buenos aires that eventually became a 25-hour sojourn with all the misfortunes we had.
I guess we had the same conditions when I visited Iguazu. I could never really forget that dulce-de-leche like waters of the falls and the great feeling of just seeing it in person. The POV gives us a nice view of this majestic place, the layering effect simply shows how vast and grandiose this falls are. The shot is well managed considering a not so perfect weather condition, the vibrant tones are nice too, I find it attractive although the greens are a bit too strong, over saturated and quite over sharpened perhaps? Nonetheless, a great post! Love it!
jmdias (54117) 2012-02-23 5:29
this is almost my homeland, my state, 400 km far from home...
very beautiful this vertical view, cacthing the small falls, the texture of the rocks and the forest. yes, the landscapes we know when children can impress us forever. I have lots of them to know like monument valley, etc..
abmdsudi (41998) 2012-10-14 7:24
This must be a lifetime experience Way for sure, such fantastic Falls showing the awesome power of the water and the noise must have been incredible. Fantastic view point with a real sense of the enormous size in great colours, exposure, well framed and we can feel the movement illustrating the awesome power of nature. This is an absolutely gorgeous shot, particularly I love the contrast to green foliage is simply so stunning and thanks for sharing this magnificent -not an everyday subject in TE. Congrats.
nikkitta (14354) 2013-10-13 18:04
Just discover this photo of the Falls, only one? along with a note about your problem to arrive there, never heard of something similar, people from Argentina, Paraguay and Brasil keep crossing the frontiers all the time
About the capture, its really creative, original and very personal, never see this side of the falls with the orange waters , must have been a lot of rains at this time, if not the waters are blue, original, same happens when I was there
Great to present it in vertical format with the main falls at the back, quite impressing, in great contrast with the vegetation and presented with the trees below also as a kind of frame
Anyway , congrats to realized your dream , nor an easy one