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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1989-07
Categories: River
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 7:02
Viewed: 7433
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in 1989 (I think, I also visited in 2002) and is a scanned slide taken on a Pentax SFX with 35-70 zoom and Agfa 100asa slide film. I took this picyure on the Brazilian side - so the foreground is Brazil, the background Argentina.

The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, around the coordinates 25°41′S, 54°26′W.

The waterfall system consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 feet) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 feet). The Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat (Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped 150-metre-wide and 700-metre-long (490 by 2300 feet) cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Most of the falls are within Argentine territory, but from the Brazilian side a more panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo is obtained. Many islands split up the falls, including several large ones. About 900 metres of the 2.7-kilometre length does not have water flowing over it. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named.

Upon seeing Iguazu, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!" Vastly larger than North America's Niagara Falls, Iguazu is rivalled only by Southern Africa's Victoria Falls which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe (this is excluding extremely large rapid-like falls such as Livingston de Chutes and Boyoma Falls). Whilst Iguazu is wider because it is split into about 270 discrete falls and large islands, Victoria is the largest curtain of water in the world, at over a mile wide and over 350 feet (108 meters) in height (in low flow Victoria is split into five by islands; in high flow it can be uninterrupted).

(source Wiki)

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Awesome image James. The power in that water is mesmerizing, you just want to keep looking at it. Beaut touch with the rainbow in the falls mist. Composition, detail, colour, all good. There is a slight blow-out in the white of the water up top. I don't know if your original slide has detail in these blow-outs that could be brought back into the image if it was lost through the scanning in.
Wonderful shot.

New Zealand

Hi James,
this is a beautiful picture of powerful waterfall.
The composition anf POV are very good.
The rainbow is a very nice bonus.
Fine details and DOF.
Well done.

very good photo

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-02 8:27]

Hi James,

nice POV,the colour and texture of the water in FG is great and the rainbow is nice touch. Great Job.



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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-06-02 11:05]

É fantastico tive a honra de chegar perto desta formosura,não tem igual uma bela e exelente imagem uma composição ótima meus parabéns.

James, you have a fantastic collection of slides from your past journeys into countries and continents. I bet it would be great fun to watch them on the large screen!
This is a superb image of the Iguazu falls. The rainbow formed on the spray suggests thunderous water activity.
However, I am most bewitched by the light on the rippling water surface in the foreground.
Were you on a boat or standing on the banks of the river?
If life permits me another visit to UK (I was there in the summer of 1995 visiting elementary schools), I would force you to arrange for me a slide show.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-02 12:08]

Hi James

A splendid low angled view over this impressive series of waterfalls here!
I've seen many splendid shots taken here and this is indeed one of them, with also a charming rainbow as a bonus (althought it's not difficult to image that it's quite frequent there).
The details are great, the natural colors are lovely and the perspective is very nice.

Bravo and TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-02 16:20]

Hi james. This is a amazing shot.you can hear the water. great with the rainbow. good colour and detail .a very nice POV and compostion. very well done TFS. great notes again.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-02 22:46]

Hello James

This is such a natural beauty.Excellent POV on this one.The low angle with the beautiful blue sky and the rainbow effect make this a wonderful composition.Excellent sharpness and details.TFS


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-03 16:30]

Hi James,
Impressive falls crowned with a beautiful rainbow. The ripples and reflections is the foreground are also very nice. Regards,

just spectacular and incredible.
Bravo. Best regards, Cezar T.

Hello James,
Good point of view on the famous falls!
A well composed image, conveying the feeling of power well!
Pablo -

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-04 3:45]

Hello James,
What a wonderful place! It's like a dream. Ankara is burning today,it's so hot, and this photo of yours makes me want to be there a lot now, so refreshing. Composition, details, and the view is amazing. Well done and TFS.

I suppose it is not enough that every post of yours is from a different country...now you give us TWO countries in one! You are too much!! **smile** It is an amazingly beautiful falls and I'm glad you had such a nice day for a visit. I have a lot of trouble with waterfalls but your exposure is excellent. There is nice color saturation and lots of detail. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hello again!
This is not the 100th but it is also a beautuful one! Great POV - I can really imagine how you could feel looking at these waterfalls in the nature.
And this fantastic rainbow! You simple was in right place and in rught time!
TFS and please show more! ;>

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