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Into the Valley

By Potra  
This valley is not very large as it only covers 835 Km2. It is elongated on the East-West direction. On the bottom left of the picture there is a circular plaza that is actually the geometrical center of the valley. In this picture the local airport is visible on the upper right and the approaching small airplane will give you a sense of depth.
I live pretty much on the middle to the right of this image. My building is small (only 5 stories high) so it is not visible. The climate is like spring most of the year reaching a horrible Smile 35C (at the most) during July-Aug. The nickname of the city is "The City of Eternal Spring".
This view is to the East.

Tags: Skyline Valley Black and white Landscape and travel Venezuela Caracas

Voters: gwynn56, taggart, ukgubbi and 26 more


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Comments


taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
23 Feb 2014 1:52AM
Well done Potra!

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23 Feb 2014 3:30AM
Great panoramic view.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 4:22AM
The modern acropolis...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Bantu Plus
3 6 1 India
23 Feb 2014 4:29AM
Lovely fine capture of the city.
23 Feb 2014 5:53AM
very fine.. perfectly detailed.. very stark.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
23 Feb 2014 6:30AM
An amazing image, Marian. Carol
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
23 Feb 2014 7:37AM
A very fine view of your city in mono, Marian. I like it a lot. It must be so nice to live in perpetual spring.
23 Feb 2014 9:12AM
A fine image. With all those tall buildings I suppose you can't see far from your window?
23 Feb 2014 9:51AM
A fabulous cityscape, Marian - excellent work.
Richard
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
23 Feb 2014 10:19AM
Beautifully sharp image, Marian. I did wonder about that plane until I read your notes - thought you had a bug crawling around in the camera!
The use of graphic b&w gives a futuristic, almost sci-fi look.

Malc
23 Feb 2014 10:53AM
Great city scape, Marian!
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:32AM
'The City of Eternal Spring' sound so inviting - the reality is quite different
by the looks of such a built up area. However 1'm sure many people are perfectly happy
living there. The plane does give this scale.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:03PM
A superb mono townscape.
Regards
Bill
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:17PM
Excellent mono cityscape MarianSmile


Cliff
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
23 Feb 2014 12:49PM
An excellent over view Marian ( it seems Caracas is making all the wrong headlines, perhaps a photo journalistic outing might be available ?) Mono silence.
Ron
Potra 3 Venezuela
23 Feb 2014 5:28PM

Quote:An excellent over view Marian ( it seems Caracas is making all the wrong headlines, perhaps a photo journalistic outing might be available ?) Mono silence.
Ron


Although is very tempting Ron, I have realized that I cannot keep my head on the settings when things get though and I have to run. There have been 8 people killed, and hundreds wounded with gunfire shot by the national guard and the police. They have orders to confiscate cameras and even hit badly an international reporter. I won't be getting any exciting pictures, sorry.

Quote:'The City of Eternal Spring' sound so inviting - the reality is quite different
by the looks of such a built up area. However 1'm sure many people are perfectly happy
living there. The plane does give this scale.
Kate GrinGrinGrin


The mountains and the weather are wonderful, they are the only perpetual beauty of this valley.

Quote:Beautifully sharp image, Marian. I did wonder about that plane until I read your notes - thought you had a bug crawling around in the camera!
The use of graphic b&w gives a futuristic, almost sci-fi look.
Malc


I used a preset mode in my Nikon, it is "High Contrast Monochrome".

Quote:A fine image. With all those tall buildings I suppose you can't see far from your window?

I can see the mountain when I go the to the rooftop terrace to spy on the Cubans that live in the hotel behind my place...mwahahahaha and to hang large clothes to dry. Smile
Thanks for the comments and votes,
Marian
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 324 England
23 Feb 2014 8:55PM
A super monochrome shot.

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