Photographer's Note

This one was shot on the same place and day of my post of Ethereal sunset and oak. Hard to believe, don't you think? That other post was shot some 50 meters to the left, pointing to 180 degrees relative to this one.

I have posted two WS's with alternative, closer, pov's of the granitic formation (i, ii).

The image was composed of two merged shots, one, brighter, for the earth and another one, darker, for the sky.

The most impressive things on the landscape of the region are the granite formations and the oaks, both present here. I choose the title because I find those upright rocks on the bg much reminiscent of a gigantic dolmen (aka 'portal tomb') without the capstone. Not surprisingly, the region is very rich in true (man made) megalithic monuments, which I'll show you one of these days in some posts.

The trees here are pyrenean oaks (Quercus pyrenaica) and not cork oaks or holm oaks like on my other posts of Alentejo.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.45448,-7.48982

Update 1-July-2007: I posted another WS showing this same subject.

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