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Vertiginous !

Vertiginous !
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11880 W: 374 N: 9798] (111448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-20 22:46
Viewed: 414
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Vertiginous ... this narrow road, as laid on a ridge of altitude ! Right, a precipice and left ? Another deep precipice.
The "Route de corde" crosses the island of Santo Antao, from south to north between the two main (small) cities of the island. For a long time it was the only road to reload the two coasts. Thirty kilometers on the heights that sneaks between peaks, ravines and rock faces ... Awesome and great!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13446 W: 295 N: 26742] (107457)
  • [2018-02-20 23:13]

Hello Jean,
lovely place with the narrow road to lead the eyes on the rock formation.The warm light enhance the beauty of the place as bring out its details.


Bonjour, cher Jean,
La route est certainement géniale, mais les dangers sont grands.
Maintenant, je découvre ce lieu qui semble dépasser l'entendement quant à la beauté !
Une prise de vue très réussie à tous les niveaux.
Bonjour, cher ami Lars,
C'est curieux cette différence entre la partie "plate" où la végétation trouve sa place et la montagne où seule la roche règne en maître.
Il n'en demeure pas moins que l'ensemble forme une beauté particulière très appréciée.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10225 W: 175 N: 17168] (76166)
  • [2018-02-21 0:25]


marvelous details of thus creste with a small road and precipices in two sides. nice perspective, we can feel the mood of ple place. TFS this beauty.

take care


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5985 W: 277 N: 11394] (88605)
  • [2018-02-21 1:35]
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Salut Jean ,
Une route pavée qui doit être intéressante à parcourir en voiture mais aussi peut être à pied ... mais en descente.
Il semble que le ciel était légèrement voilé lors de ton séjour (chaleur ?)

Hello Jean,
The road disappearing around the imposing big rock, while curving at the top of the summit.
A steep cliff is notable on the rightb side, and i am sure there is a similar slope on the left side.
Impressive picture of the intriguing spot.
Bravo et bonjourne'e,

Hello Jean,
When I hired a taxi to go across Santo Antão I asked the driver now and then to sto so I could take photos. When we reached this place he stopped by himself and told me tourists always take photos here. So I did, and posted it on TE. It's still a magnificent view 12 years later. The sharpness and colours are perfect.

Hello Jean,
The image is well framed with the rocky pinnacle supplying the focal point nicely placed off-centre. I like the warm lights and colours and the well rendered textural detail.

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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 202] (765)
  • [2018-02-21 3:05]

Hi Jean,
The position you have taken this from gives areal feeling for the height and scale of the scenery. Beautiful colors and great sharpness and I love the way the road and the ridge thread their way through the picture.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13296 W: 0 N: 15936] (164740)
  • [2018-02-21 4:39]

Hello Jean

effectivement la route est très étroite et va prendre son virage avec la courbe le long du pic quelle vue et iamge quel rendu et pavée superbe forme de ce pic ces cactus quelle compo merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour Jean,

La route envoie mon regard ver le piton ce qui crée de la profondeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du piton rocheux. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23896 W: 523 N: 39876] (171800)
  • [2018-02-21 5:57]

Hello Jean,

The road leads us wonderful under the big rock.
We get depth and perspective.
This is really a pleasure to look at.
An excellent composition, and nice presentation too.
Very well done TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Jean,

J'ai l'impression que celui qui est passager d'une voiture qui grimpe cet étroit chemin doit avoir les fesses serrées et doit appuyer sur ses freins imaginaires très souvent. Mais le coup d'oeil en vaut la peine.



Hello Jean

Wow! That is some impressive roadworks in some impressive landscape!

I like how you have managed to create a good overview that shows how the road snakes along the mountaintops and sides and just continues into the distance. Of course, an even higher POV would create a better overview, but for my own tastes I prefer not to walk into dangerous situations when photographing.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8611 W: 57 N: 14442] (53314)
  • [2018-02-21 9:48]

Hello Jean,
A beautiful peak here right in front of us, the shapes of the rocks are beautiful and the colours are fantastic and very natural, especially in this fine sidelight. The plants growing on the side of the rocks add some nice patches of green.

Hi Jean,
That cerainly is impressive mountain road. So narrow and steep slopes on both sides. It was a huge effort to build that road long time ago.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11306 W: 125 N: 20436] (106117)
  • [2018-02-21 14:14]

Salut Jean,c'est pas la meilleure excursion pour qui souffre de vertiges comme moi...ehehe...mais il est sans doutes un spectacle magnifique,la perspective est tres originale et la qualite' est toujours parfaite,beaucoup des surprises depuis ton dernier voyage! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Ciao Jean
non amo i luoghi molto alti e questa foto già mi mette paura, immagino che dal vivo sia molto peggio.
Il soggetto è comunque molto bello e interessante, ottima anche la prospettiva della strada.

Hello, Jean!

What a beautiful road built on the mountains, with an incredible view that can even make it a little dangerous, if the driver keeps looking at it! Excellent light and sharpness, and also a very good depth! Wonderful place and composition!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 0 N: 7077] (52735)
  • [2018-02-21 16:12]

Thats right, not for people with vertigo :)
a very attractive place, very well captured to show the steep slopes on both sides of the road,
regards Ryszard

iao Jean, lovely composition with Amazing road and fantastic rock, excellent clarity, splendid light, wonderful colors and great perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9667 W: 146 N: 24280] (119504)
  • [2018-02-23 14:10]

Hello Jean,

Although there is a barrier but I would be scared to go by such a road. Awesome but dangerous. Superb composition, nice plants. Fascinating place.

KInd regrad s MAlgo

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled, dobar tekst ...
lepo pokazan put na planini, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje. Lep put i priroda.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting view, good text ...
beautifully shown road on the mountain, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors. Nice road and nature.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13833 W: 1030 N: 27328] (131056)
  • [2018-02-24 0:49]

Bonjour Jean

The rust red color of the bare exposed rock contrasts well with the blue sky. Good sharpness and warm cold color contrasts. The winding road looks challenging for motorists with any fear of heights. Tfs!

Bonjour Jean,
Cettte route traverse en effet un paysage spectaculaire.
Espérons qu'aucune voiture ne viendra de la direction opposée.
Super avec les ravins des deux côtés de la route.
Amicalement, Paul

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15008 W: 159 N: 26222] (137694)
  • [2018-02-24 9:50]

Bonjour jean
WOW j'adore, cela me fait penser aux calanques corses, splendide, magnifique, un plaisir de voir de telle paysage et de conduire sur cette route étroite :-)
Bonne soirée

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8686 W: 4463 N: 15268] (61463)
  • [2018-02-25 11:08]

Salut Jean
Une vue magnifique parfaitement cadrée
Une image qui m'envoie un peu de chaleur qui me manque en ce moment
Sincères amitiés

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 331 W: 87 N: 854] (3150)
  • [2018-02-26 12:29]

Dear Jean!
Dangerous narrow way.
Be carefull.
Fine rock.
Superb sky.
Marvelous light and shadow, bright and colours.
Good POV, very good exposure and capture.
Original take.
Well done!

Hi Jean
now thats a rugged road and landscape following it. Reading Gerts note, he's been here as well, now I want to go too haha.
I'll take a look at your gallery to see if you've posted more photos from here. lovely light and colours, but its the road and mountain thats the best. cheers

Hello Jean,
You said it! It is an awe-inspiring road, still cobblestone. I guess nobody wanted to work at that height to pave it with asphalt.

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