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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: Ocean
Camera: Samsung Pro 815
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Espacios Naturales [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 4:04
Viewed: 3165
Points: 4
[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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Hello Jose,

Awe inspiring landscape. Nice golden colors of the dusk. The position of the couple at the sweet spot of the frame gives us the a perspective of measure. Your meta data shows smaller f-number with higher shutterspeed. Generally, the opposite is advised for landscapes. That holds even for the centric exposure metering used in this. However, I could not detect any shallowness of DOF.



perfect light and composition - very nice

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