Photographer's Note

I wonder why nobody posted anything of this little town of El Barco de Ávila before me, as much as I could see of it on my quick passage, it has potential for a handful of interesting photos. This castle is the most obvious, as it stands on a hill overlooking the Tormes river and Gredos mountains, the highest mountain range in Central Iberia.

According to, the castle was originally built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 14th century, but in the place there was a Celtic castro (hill fort) that was torn down by the Romans.

The image is a stitch of two vertical shots. As a matter of fact, I did the two shots aiming only at evaluating the results of stitching two shots taken with very low focal length (10 mm in this case), but I end up liking more the stitch than the equivalent image I obtained with just one shot, which I posted as WS.

Exif data:
Camera: Olympus E-300
Lenses: Sigma EX-DC 10-20mm
Date taken: 25-Jul-2008 16:12
F-Number: F8.0
Exposure time [s]: 1/125
Exposure bias [EV]: -0.70
Focal length [mm]: 10
ISO value: 100

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.3588,-5.52578

Update 21-Sep-2008: I posted another view of this castle.

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