Situated in the largest mountain range in the country, the Serra da Estrela Natural Park is the source of the rivers Mondego, Zêzere and Alva. More than half of its area is located above an altitude of 700m and it is here, at 1993m, that you will find the highest peak in continental Portugal.
During the Quaternary period, all the region was subjected to the action of ice and once this disappeared visible marks were left on the landscape. Valleys in the shape of horseshoes, ravines, polished rocks and lakes of glacial origin are just some of the formations that demonstrate the importance of the ice and snow in modelling the mountains. The central plateau, dominated by the Torre and Cântaros, location of the glacial valley of the Zêzere, contrasts with another mountain, the Videmonte plateau, which is still in the initial bed of the Mondego, dotted with isolated farms among fields of rye and pastures where cattle are bred.
Covão da Ametade, near the place where Zêzere river rises.
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danbachmann (1746) 2004-07-01 8:11
Thank you for the informative note.
I also like your picture. The sky is not blown out to white and the shadows are well exposed too. The composition and subject are very good. Lugging the tripod in there paid off in the crisp quality of the image.
damsmad (173) 2004-07-01 8:42
Beautiful vision. Colors and contrast great. Almost heard the birds singing and felt the soft fresh water on my legs... hush now, I'm a frog, that's it! I've been captured by your shot...
Roly (2024) 2004-07-01 9:39
Very good, vibrant colors, nice composition, excellent exposure. It is a beautiful image indeed. Too much framing for my taste, it distracts from the great image. Outstanding job converting this image from the slide into digital format.
Eagle78 (1933) 2004-07-01 10:07
Excelente pintura Pedro! Este local é fabuloso e a tua imagem retrata bem toda a majestade desta zona. Adicionei-a a um tema sobre a Serra..espero q nao te importes :) Excelente nota também :)
bebel (7588) 2004-07-01 13:05
Très beau panoramique ; luminosité qui évoque la fraîcheur, composition des éléments dans le cadrage très bien équilibrée, en revanche, les écritures dans le cadre sont un peu gênantes.
lirb (23) 2004-07-01 15:13
jrenier (762) 2004-07-02 8:51
Yeah, simple nature
- Copyright: Pedro Gilberto (pgilberto) (1136)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Mamiya RB 67, Mamiya/Sekkor 90mm, Fuji Velvia 100F
- Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Estrela mountain magical secrets... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-01 7:52
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