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Sal and its saline

Sal and its saline
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12700 W: 377 N: 10618] (117548)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-04 23:07
Viewed: 830
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Sal is the translation of "salt" in Portuguese ... obviously, there are saline on the island as here in Pedro de Luma. An original situation, salt is harvested at the bottom of a crater!
In the past, salt was transported to the port by a cable car, with the wooden poles remaining.
And in its very salty waters you can swim ... and float, I testify!

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Nice capture of the industrial platform of salt working site. I like the natural colors and textures. Well seen.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2018-03-04 23:48]

Hello jean,

Interesting view of these salt pans, always attractive places. Are the people there bathing or working? Such bath in salty water, like in Dead Sea, is funny experience. Beautiful picture.

KInd regards MAlgo

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10389 W: 174 N: 18540] (82599)
  • [2018-03-05 0:32]


nice general view of the salines that gave the name to the famous island.I imagine there is a gap in the crater uniting it to the sea and the sun and absence of rains created the salt.nice photo.

take care


Bonjour, cher ami Jean,
Intéressante note accompagnant une prise de vue sur ces marais salants à la taille du Pays.
Encore une image superbe et qui fait plaisir à regarder.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-03-05 1:07]

Dear Jean!
Very interesting place, amazing landscape.
Wonderful colours, fine light and bright.
Friendly and warm weather.
Nice shot.
Good contrast.
Fine quality.
Well done!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-03-05 2:06]


Quelle image et captage quelle machines et hangars quelle vue et ce doré la terre ocre des personnage en tout petit et les marais salant en fond quel graphisme splendide captage.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Jean,
A very interesting and well composed image featuring this salt works. I like the warm/cool tonal contrasts and the exceptional clarity.

Bonjour Jean,

L'étendue de l'endroit crée de la profondeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des salines. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11966] (91892)
  • [2018-03-05 5:33]

Bonjour Jean ,
le paysage est très aride , mais la composition , parfaite , ne manque pas d'intérêts .

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
at first greetings for your 111000 points
new photos I like the whole atmosphere
here and the different color
your notes about sal are really useul

Bonjour Jean,

C'est une industrie et cela en a toutes les allures. Les carrés de sel sont tracés à la ligne comme des autoroutes. Beau point de vue qui offre une plongée intéressante vers le sujet.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
  • [2018-03-05 7:00]

Hello Jean,

Salt one indispensable product.
Nice that you testify the salty waters you can swim ... and float
Wonderful details to see.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice new week,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2018-03-05 8:21]

A very interesting place and a very good photo, interesting scene from a saline, a very good reportage photo, perfect quality
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2018-03-05 9:52]

Bonjour Jean
Une vue belle et intéressante, bel arrière plan de montagnes, le contraste des couleurs, extra le POV
Belle soirée

Hi Jean,
Quite special place with salt works and rather simple looking factory building. Good high viewpoint. It must be a special experience to swim in a place like that.

Ciao Jean, fascinating landscape, splendid light, wonderful warm colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jean, très bonne photo de ce paysage intéressant d'appartements de sel, très bien capturé dans cette belle image, avec une bonne netteté, profondeur, lumière, couleur et qualité. Très bon et intéressant travail parfaitement fait, mes félicitations mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.

Bonne nuit et bon début de semaine.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.

Bonsoir Jean,
Une bonne photo de la production de sel sur l'île avec la nature écrasante.
Très bien composée. Bonne profondeur.
Un peu un endroit étrange pour aller nager. Mais les personnes nous donnent une bonne idée de l'échelle.
Amicalement, Paul

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9600 W: 57 N: 16384] (60548)
  • [2018-03-05 12:25]

Hello Jean,
A great view of these salt lakes, which are surrounded by so many warm and appealing colours. The barren hills make a great landscape in the background. There seem to be some people taking a bath in the lake as well, which is a great detail.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2018-03-05 14:34]

Salut Jean,capture parfaite de la plus importante attraction pour les tourists de cette petite ile,une belle vue avec details et couleurs au top,bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Bonjour Jean,
A well taken photo from a high POV, the barren land around may indicate hot weather condition that enhances the "growing" salt on those pans.
Good idea to include the working complex with yellow tractor and green truck, people on the water-edge that scale the whole in fine manner.
Au revoir,

Olá Jean,
interessante vista dessa salina mesmo, gostei dessa tonalidade mais quente e seca, boas para esse tío de extração. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

I really like the warm colours of the image. It is a beautiful place .

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
  • [2018-03-08 1:41]

Hello Jean

This looks similar to the Dead Sea! Good sharpness and the barren mountains form a marvellous backdrop. Nice warm cold colour contrasts too. Tfs!

Hi Jean.
A beautiful panoramic of these salinas with the contrasts of the blue of the water and that variety of shades of color in the lands and the white of the salt.
Well done. I like very much
You have a good day.
Very best regards

Hello Jean,
It looks like a miniature Dead Sea. Or maybe, the Red Sea. I love the arid landscape.

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