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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npecanhuk (70106) 2011-11-17 3:34
Bom dia Ricardo!
Bela foto tirada na "blue hour"!
Destaque para o pdv escolhido, composição (realçando também o colorido do céu), a exposição e as cores obtidas!
Parabéns, abraços e até mais,
John_F_Kennedy (43445) 2011-11-17 7:26
The details and colours of the city are clear and precise. The colours are enhanced by the good light.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-17 10:00
Ola Ricardo ,
Est]a linda esta tua foto na blue hour com a cidade iluminada , gostei muito do ponto de vis\ao alto com as avenidas a levarem o nosso olhar para o horizonte , belo céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siamesa (27763) 2011-11-17 13:38
Boa noite Ricardo
Maravilhosa essa visão noturna da cidade. Uma foto com uma magia especial como são essas tomadas noturnas.
Nicou (130203) 2011-11-19 0:52
Super vue et image un merveille grandisoe,
Merci et amitié
dino94 (822) 2011-11-20 8:24
hello Ricardo, you have shot at the good moment, before the black of the night chokes last the gleams of the day.
I like, also, to photograph when the day and the night fight, but I have a preference for the morning, I like to see the day born.
On the other hand on the level of framing I find that there is too much sky, by removing half of the sky, your photograph would have more impact.
- Copyright: Ricardo Rodrigues (ricardomattos) (5361)
- 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
- Exposure: f/8, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-17 2:40