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Fantasizing Nature

Fantasizing Nature
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-29
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 1:43
Viewed: 2357
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning, Everybody!

I took this picture at Las Médulas where its wonderful landscape filled with clouds took my attention.

As the Sun started playing hide and seek, I waited for the moment when the valleys were filled with clouds and the chimneys throwing smoke in the air added to the mood somehow, I feel.

Indeed, it looked like a fantasy came true to me :)

Hope you like the mood in this shot.




General Information on Las Médulas (Léon):

Las Médulas is a multiple-landscape of an intense red colour soil, which is located in Spain's Western Province of Léon. Las Médulas is located close to Ponferrada, specifically in the direction of Ourense. Historically, Las Médulas is famous for its gold mines where the Romans started and abandoned its exploitation for gold.

In relation to altitude, the highest point of the mining area is El Mirador de Orellán at an altitude of 943 meters and in mentioning that the lowest point of the exploitation is at an altitude of around 750m, you can see that there is a big difference in height along a 1-Km cross-section. However, Channels in Las Médulas are concerned, the drainage network is scarce, with the appearance of numerous streams of little importance that practically have no effect on the mining, but that doesn’t mean that the water didn’t have an important part to play in the mining technique developed by the Romans in Las Médulas.

Geologically, Las Médulas can be defined as a landscape with presence of materials such as conglomerates, clay, marls, slate, sandstone, dolomite and limestone, emphasising inside the Quaternary formations the alluvial deposits close to the rivers and streams in the area. In relation to the materials over which the gold mining activity was carried out at Las Médulas, we can point out that practically all of them were Tertiary materials, forming a landscape of an intense red colour that contrasts with the darker tones of the Paleozoic materials that surround and where most of the supply canals of this Roman mine ran. The Tertiary materials form an immense accumulation of very erosive sediments, above all by man made erosion, where many walls with a subvertical incline appear. You can see in detail that the stratification is well marked, where the conglomerates count on a sandy clay matrix. In relation to the petrology of the rocks, the schist, quartzite and quartz principally stand out.

(Above information collected from: http://www.lamiradacircular.com)

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  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2010-10-21 1:50]

beau paysage certes mais je regrète que les nuages bien blancs du centre soient d'origine industrielle...

ce n'est peu être que de la vapeur d'eau mais les cheminées sont mochees!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-10-21 2:23]

Like very much this dark and foggy picture !

Namastay Paras,

Wonderful scen capture taken from an effective POV!
Nicely composed too.
TFS and have a nice day!

Ps. As i learned one of Indian friends, Manaswi on TN, the "bhaijaan" is used by girls for their brothers:) What do you think about this?:))

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-10-21 2:53]

Hi Paras...
Very good perspective and nice scene with fog...
/for me is very dark/

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-10-21 3:41]

Hallo Paras, ich liebe Wolken-Nebelbilder, und dieses hier trifft genau meinen Geschmack.Sehr gut gesehen und fotografisch bestens umgesetzt.
LG Rose

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-10-21 6:50]

Hello Paras :)

Splendid covered from clouds with counterpane hills, and in distance two smoky chimneys.
Very pretty, interesting composition in gentle light and colours.
Very showy realization...congratulations!

Best wishes.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-10-21 8:38]


sueprbe vue et compo, cette brume en fond dnas la vallée, ce ciel doux et spelondide, quelle immensité et profondeur de l'iamge, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras,
As I sit here, stuck at work, and look outside the window right beside my desk, I see a beautiful floating cloud like the one you show us here!
Beautiful sky in marvellous never ending paradisiacal landscape!

yes i love when the fog or clouds roll in to create a fantasy feel, very nice,
take care,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-21 12:01]

Hi Paras,
A very dream-like panorama, nearly an aquarel painting!
Beautiful soft ambient in this vast open landscape with clouds covering the mountains and fog penetrating the valleys.
Good framing.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-10-21 13:07]

Hi Dear Paras,
so beautiful and
so peaceful..Like a dream.Great contrast between colours and nice framing.TFS.Necla.

Hi Paras,
Beautiful point of view and landscape,
lovely place and nice perpective of the valley,
Just for fun I make a WS how I see the picture,
well done.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-10-21 22:27]

dear Paras,
surely fog and cloud are making a fantastic view of landscape,
settled and hard earth is covered with soft and fluffy fog and cloud, it is one magical balance of the nature,
maybe that situation is so tender to all creatures on the earth,
and also precious origin of our artistic sensations,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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