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Tagus banks

Tagus banks
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Copyright: pedro anahory (anahory) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 229] (1377)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: River
Camera: Canon 30D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-08 4:40
Viewed: 2514
Points: 4
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at about 50km upstream from Lisbon Tagus is a calm ,modest river streaming across the banks of Ribatejo planes...but in Lisbon Tagus spreads in one of the largest stuaries of Europe

Tagus (Latin Tagus, Spanish Tajo, Portuguese Tejo ), is the largest river on the Iberian Peninsula. It measures 1,038 kilometers in length, 716 km of which are in Spain, 47 km as border between Portugal and Spain and the remaining 275 km in Portugal. It drains an area of 80,100 km² (the second largest in the Iberian peninsula after the Douro). It follows a very constricted course for much of its length, but after Almorol it enters a vast alluvian valley prone to flooding. Today the Alcantara Dam regulates much of the river's flow.

The source of the Tagus is the Fuente de García, in the Albarracín mountains. It ends in the Atlantic Ocean by Lisbon. The largest bridge across the river is Vasco da Gama bridge (in Lisbon) with a total length of 17.2 km. It was at the time also the largest bridge in Europe.

The main cities it passes through are Aranjuez, Toledo, Talavera de la Reina and Alcántara in Spain, and Constância, Santarem and Lisbon in Portugal.

The Portuguese regions of Alentejo and Ribatejo take their names from the river. Alentejo, from Além-Tejo (beyond the Tagus), and Ribatejo, from Arriba-Tejo (on the banks of the Tagus). There is a transvasement between the Tagus and the Segura River.

I choose black & white in this landscape...without the distracting colours ,tones and textures stands out and gives a particular mood .

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-08 5:07]

Hi, dear Pedro.
I am glad to see you here with new picture. You are right. Black & white mode allows to concentrate the attention on the mood of pictured scene. You managed to reflect some filing but I cannot tell either this autumn or winter mood.. For spring colour tone is too dark I think. Pictured scene is very nice as well your POV, framing and details. My best regards and TFS.

Hi pedro ,
strong shot with great composed.
i like this mood B/W.
well captured
Thanks for sharing

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