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* Desde el Parque 21 de Abril *

* Desde el Parque 21 de Abril *
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-04
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 10:56
Viewed: 2947
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small park , " Parque 21 de Abril " offers some interesting 360 'views of the town of Riobamba and the surrounding mountains from its slightly elevated location a couple of blocks off main street in the downtown area , this view is to the East , shown here is the San Antonio church and in the distance the jagged peak of El Altar , at 5319 m is the fifth-highest mountain in Ecuador. Riobamba is not as towns of this country go a particularly attractive place but the region is very much so . Volcanoes are watching over the town , one very active and dangerous, the 'Tungurahua ' ( 5023 m ---is monitored constantly by the authorities )is less than 40 kms away as the crow flies , near enough to cause a direct and frightening threat to its population ...The sun had but just disappeared behind the mountains behind me when this photo was taken .. .Iso 80, f/5 , 1/100 , as this photo was quite dark on my screen , i increased the exposure in post-p ,upped the saturation as well to bring out the colors in the sky some more ,resized and sharpened ,

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Hi Carol,
This is superb! Excellent light and colours. The composition is spot on. great posting.

Lovely late day shot Carol. Love the lingering color in the sky here (and the light from those two bulbs at the roofline of the church), and the placement of the church in your shot. They seem to often name places after significant dates don't they?
Very nice shot Carol.

Hi Carol,
Awsome POV of this city of Ecuador, I especially like the small enlightened part, which is a snowy peak in the background. The foreground church and the statue is really sharp despite the light conditions and the colours are nicely saturated. It's a great job! TFS.

Hi Carol
wonderful light, well captured.
good pov. beautiful view.
good clarity and nice soft colors.

Bonjour Carol.

Très beau point de vue. J'aime beaucoup la luminosité. En général, je trouve que tu as une très bonne maîtrise des poses avec ce type de luminosité.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-02-11 12:47]

Hola amiga,
preciosa perspectiva y ese toque de claridad que da las nubes, bonito encuadre...
A lo lejos las nubes descansan sobre el monte.
bello trabajo Carol,

Bonsoir Carol
A very nice light and a perfect POV
Very good shot

I like the tone and composition
Wonderful light in this photo

Hi Carol,

Lovely composition, tones and light, excellent exposure retaining detail on the floodlit building.


Hi Carol.
Nice composition here with fantastic architecture and amazing sky. I also like second plan with the buildings and great mountains in the far.
Nice light.

Hello Carol,

Excellent POV, great colors and light!
Congratulations and TFS.

Greetings Carol
A good job balancing the contrast between the sky and the FG building. The soft light from the setting sun behind you is very pleasing. The PP challenge was well met my friend.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-02-14 11:47]

Bonjour Carol,
Ma dernière absence m'a empêchée de commenter cette fabuleuse photo!
La composition est superbe avec ce premier plan où la rotonde et la statue qui nous conduisent à la façade de cette magnifique église. Et le ciel tout à fait spectaculaire lui donne encore plus de force! Les couleurs sont fluides sous cette lumière tamisée. Vraiment une très belle photo! Annie

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-15 5:41]

Fantastic picture,i can imagine this...looking oer the town just before going into it before dinner.
Great work Carol.


Must say Carol, it's a beauty ! :-)
Good composition, special mood and beautiful light.
Not only the sky but also the warm light of the church.
Sorry no " but " ;-)

TFS and see you later

Excellent POV and composition.
Wonderful architecture,splendid colours and lighting.
Very well done

Very well composed shot Carol with the bust in line with the church. Nice time of day for the shot with the subdued lighting and lights on the church
Good job
warm rgards

Wonderful architectural image. I like the viewpoint as well as the soft colors. Nice work

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