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a short briefing

a short briefing
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Nature, Action
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-12 0:44
Viewed: 1699
Points: 8
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Marmore Waterfalls

This is definitely an absolute must for whoever decides to visit Umbria. The Waterfalls, which are immersed in a natural scenery of incomparable beauty, are an artificial work due to the Romans. In fact, at that time, the Velino river was greatly enlarged and had created a vast zone of stagnant waters, swampy and unhealthy. Aiming to make these waters deflow, the consul Curius Dentatus had a canal dug which directed them in direction of the Marmore cliff. From there, he had them precipitate, in a total fall of 165 meters, into the river-bed of the Nera river which runs along below.

In every age, the beauty of the Waterfalls has inspired poets and artists, among these: Virgilius, Cicero, G. Byron, and many others. For about 50 years now the waters of the Waterfall are used to fuel the hydroelectric power plant Galleto. Therefore, the spectacle of the Waterfalls can only be admired during the opening hours. It was in fact due to the abbundance of these waters and the energy they generate that it was possible to establish the metal-working, electrochemical and electric industries at Terni.


Rafting Marmore

In Umbria, beneath the Marmore falls, less than a one-hour drive from Rome, there is an ideal place for rafting : the fabulous descent of rapids on a rubber dinghy. Here, the Nera river bubbles over the rocks for over three kilometers, forming fourth degree rapids (on a scale from 1 to 6), surrounded by lush vegetation, in a beautiful tropical-like setting. As has been the case with the thousands of enthusiast who, over the past ten years, have come to experience the thrill, no particular skills are required: one must simply be a good swimmer and be in good health.
Once the watertight attire, the lifesaver and the helmet supplied by the organization are donned, and after the theory-practice lesson that is delivered prior to the descent, one reaches the boarding point situated right beneath the Marmora falls, the tallest in Europe.


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Bonjour Tsilla.
Une bonne information accompagne cette belle image de chute d’eau.
Un beau paysage avant de se jeter dans le lac de Piedilucio

Bonne journée.

I like the distinct 'banding' in this - sky, trees and people. Also the 1/3rds rule works well so compositionally it's all good. Good sharpness too..

Definitely not a common subject here with everyone dressed in bouyancy aids but interesting scene..


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-12 11:05]

Hi T Silla,
beautiful moment you catch.Beautiful vivid colours and view.Perfect light and sharpness.TFS.Necla.

Beautiful waterfalls and natural colors .
Nice place for brifinf but not short....
Regards Zoran

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