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As Catedrais Beach

As Catedrais Beach
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Copyright: Jose Luis Cernadas (zumoduvas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 0 N: 69] (2535)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Samsung Pro 815
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Espacios Naturales [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 14:57
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
As Catedrais beach (Playa de Las Catedrales in Spanish) translates as 'Beach of the Cathedrals'. It is the turistic name of Praia de Augas Santas ('Beach of the Holy Waters'). The beach is located in the Ribadeo municipality, in the province of Lugo (Galicia), on the Cantabric coast, and it lies about ten kilometres to the west from the town of Ribadeo. Its name is derived from the formations of its cliffs.

It has been declared a Natural Monument by the regional Ministry for the Environment of the Xunta de Galicia.

The place's more characteristic features are its natural archs and caves, which can be seen only in low tide. During high tide, the beach appears quite small, but is still suitable to go for a swim. High tide is an interesting time to visit the place and wander over the top of the cliffs, from West to East, heading to the Esteiro Beach. During low tide you can appreciate the size of its magnificent cliffs and the picturesque sea caves, which go from small cracks on the rock to big caves whose roofs collapse due to the erosion of the waves. Also during low tide you can gain access to a sand deposit delimited by a rocky wall made from slate and schist of strange and complex forms: more than 30-meters-tall arches which remind to cathedral flying buttresses, dozen-meters-long caves, sand corridors between rocky blocks and many other curiosities. When low tide is lower than usual, you access to the nearby beaches through the sand extension. However, it is advisable to be back before the water starts to cover the beach again, which happens very quickly, since the coast stretch is almost horizontal.

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Boa noite José Luis
Esta foto é surpreendente.A perspectiva acrescenta dramatismo a este lugar fantástico, assim como o HDR.A composição é brilhante,as cores são fabulosas e aa nitidez surpreendente também.Parabéns!
Obrigado pela partilha,
Um abraço

Hello Jose,
This si truly fantastic with the beach and the rocks and the sky in such wonderful colours and detail. The accompanying note is very informative. Well done and best wishes.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-18 18:06]

Hello Jose,
I must say this is a spectacular landscape image in every way. The composition is so eye catching, and the lighting is superb. Love the natural colors and outstanding DOF. I'm glad you included some people in order that we can gauge the height of the beautiful arches. Awesome shot!!!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-18 22:47]

Fine landscape with wonderful lighting, contrast and colors. tfs.

this is magnificent!!!

Two human figures standing below the arch at the far end provide the scale for the size of these massive natural formations, Jose Luis.
It is an awe-inspiring image framed with fore-thought. Within the limited scope of an 800 pixel picture, you have presented this vista on the epic scale. The ambient light has been utilized to great effect with superb shadows and contrasts on the natural 'monument'.
You deserve to be congratulated for this stupendous work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-19 7:27]

Hello Jose Luis,
Impressive photo of these rocks in dramatic colours. Very beautiful. excellent sharpness and a very good DOF. Superb composition.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-11-29 19:26]

Hello, I saw your photo in the theme you created. This is superb with perfect sharpness and details throughout. Excellent view of the rocks along the coast and great introduction to the Cantabric Coast.

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