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River view
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11434 W: 126 N: 20602] (106855)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-19 1:22
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Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chavón River is a river located to the east of the Dominican Republic. Its best view is obtained from the village called Altos de Chavón. The history of this river contains extremely interesting passages; From the origin of its name, possible corruption of the name Taino "Bomana", until its use by known pirates to hide treasures, passing through its use from colonial times to transport the precious woods that were cut in the forests of its basin. At present the mouth of the river is dominated by the town of Altos de Chavón and at its exit is located the spectacular marina of Casa de Campo. After the dam of the river located on the bridge that crosses it we find a tropical space that can be visited in pleasant ships that transport tourists who want to enjoy the calm waters. It is a fairly large river that is born in the interior of the country to flow into the Caribbean Sea on the outskirts of the city of La Romana Some areas of this river served as stage in the filming of films like Apocalypse Now.


Panoramica sul Fiume Chavon dalle alture del paesino Altos de Chavon. Il fiume nasce nella parte interna della Repubblica Dominicana ed arriva a gettarsi nel Mar dei Caraibi all'altezza della città di La Romana. Rio de Chavon è noto per aver ospitato alcune scene dei film Apocalypse Now, Rambo 2 e Anaconda.

Un paesaggio estremamente suggestivo, le cui rive sono coperte dalla selva tropicale semi arida e la fauna selvatica vi circonda ovunque. Il letto del fiume è circondato da uno spettacolare canyon, ma tranquilli, niente piranha o coccodrilli, se siete fortunati potete avvistare tartarughe d'acqua dolce, falchi pescatore o avvoltoi. Ciò che rende famoso il fiume è il bellissimo paese di Altos de Chavón, sulla parte superiore della scogliera. Un villaggio dalle fattezze mediterranee costruito nel mezzo della natura dominicana. Il borgo fu progettato negli anni ’70 dall’italiano Roberto Coppa e rappresenta uno degli spettacoli unici al mondo. La distanza è di circa 100 km da Santo Domingo ed un’ora da Bayahibe.

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Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Donbar rad o kompozicija, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspktiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima. Lepa priroda i terasa sa lampom.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Beautiful view of the moment, interesting and good text ...
Donbar work on compositions, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and theory point of view, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured with visitors. Beautiful nature and a terrace with a lamp.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Apprendre par la photographie et les notes, c'est tout l'intérêt du site.
Cette composition en est un parfait exemple.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8750 W: 57 N: 14665] (54272)
  • [2017-05-19 1:38]

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful view of the calm river flowing through this landscape of green fields and forests. The composition is perfect and I like how you also included the little viewpoint with these two people in light blue.

Ciao caro Luciano,

I'm sure you were wishing that the lantern was on the further corner so that it would not interfere with your capture of the focal couple, so well placed in your frame. I do like the fact that they are in matching colours, combining them as one focal image.
The scenery around is verdant and artistically divided by the guiding curves of the river.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Luciano,
The notes are a useful addition to this interesting river perspective. I like the way the water flows around the frame and the lush green tones of the landscape. The couple admiring the view supply scale and offer some splashes of contrasting tone.

Ciao Luciano, molto buona vista di questa interessante fiume con i suoi splendidi dintorni, molto ben composta e catturato in questa buona e bella fotografia. Un quadro interessante con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono e bel lavoro perfettamente realizzato, le mie congratulazioni mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo lavoro interessante.

Buona sera e week-end felice.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.

Hello Luciano,
You composed this well (not surprising), with the curving river with two tones of green on the sides and the stone terrace with two persons. I estimate that the composition also follows the rule of thirds well.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Luciano,

La rivière envoie mon regard au loin ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des falaises et des arbres. La lumière donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24045 W: 523 N: 40143] (172908)
  • [2017-05-19 5:22]

Ciao Luciano,

I like the curve of the river you did excellenr addition the people gives more action.
Create nice depth and perspective.
An excellent composition and lovely of colours.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Luciano, gran bella panoramica sul fiume, piacevole atmosfera rilassante, magnific colori naturali, buona luce e ottima prospettiva, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,

this is a good place to enjoy the river view, I like the composition with the people on the left, the landscape is beautiful,

Best regards,


Hi Luciano,
That's quite a spectacular view along the river. I like the fresh green very much. But most of all, I like the bianco-celeste flag! :P


Ciao Luciano,

C'es vrai que le point de vue sur la rivière es parfait. Tu as bien fait d'inclure quelques humains dans le cadre pour donner une relation dimensionnelle. C'est impressionnant.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13440 W: 0 N: 15998] (166028)
  • [2017-05-19 6:58]


Génial ces personnages tout à gauche sur le promontoir une toucche de couleur qui ressort et quelle vue ils ont sur cette rivière la végétation ce plateau au sommet sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10290 W: 175 N: 17352] (76959)
  • [2017-05-19 7:02]


very nice view of the small river. the slops at side with pastures in the top are very beautiful. I liked the way you include people in the edge. perfect, an unusual view.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3188 W: 0 N: 7224] (53607)
  • [2017-05-19 8:02]

The curve of the river makes a very nice composition, calm and warm atmosphere, a lot of greenery and people included in the photo, very nice scene
regards Ryszard

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 0 N: 1236] (12139)
  • [2017-05-19 10:37]

luciano hello..great view point-POV..great scene of this lazy peaceful river! plus great note too! tfs dale

Ciao Luciano,
I didn't expect to see a view like this from the Dominican Republic; we usually see beaches and palm trees. I'm sure there is lots of interesting nature in the interior part of the country, and this view is part of it. I like all the greenery, and your inclusion of the two people on the left. The small, stone area where they are standing is charming, and I like the lamp, too.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6021 W: 277 N: 11522] (89275)
  • [2017-05-19 12:32]

Ciao Luciano ,
les personnages sur le belvédère donnent la mesure de cette magnifique vallée . Avec ces belles prairies vertes on pourrait se croire en Angleterre :)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9196 W: 157 N: 14699] (120873)
  • [2017-05-19 13:43]

Witaj Luciano!
Beautiful view, river makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Good night.

Ciao Luciano
bel paesaggio, ma sembra uno dei nostri paesaggi, sono andato a leggere due volte la località perché non sembrava affatto così .....distante.
Buon we

Hello Luciano
This is quite a different view of the Dominican Republic than your previous, but also a very attractive one.
Lovely green variation, well done.
Groet Rob

Hello Luciano,
Interesting bluffs overlooking the river. So this is where Apocalypse Now was filmed. I remember seeing that film when I was living in Turkey.

Salut Luciano,
Un très bon POV sur cette courbe depuis ce belvédère du village de Alto Chavon, ta vue meremémore quelques souvenirs de ces lieux au paysage très différent de celui du littoral.

One thought crossed my mind when first opened the thumbnail, Luciano: Why there is a lamp on this balcony? maybe a meeting point for romantic couple? they would not need it.
Anyway, the sight from this veranda is awesome, the river and green fields beautifully shown from this high spot. Easily could had thought it is in Europe.
Buena Sabato,

Hi Luciano
A simple shot that you did your best here even though the lighting looks a bit flat. The foliage lushness and the figs are nice inclusion to this decent record shot.
Well done.
Best regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13960 W: 1031 N: 27665] (132416)
  • [2017-05-20 8:15]

Bonjour, Luciano

The inclusion of the fg plants and the lookout at left add a lot of depth and layering to the composition. Superb sharpness & the 3 different shades of green make a nice contrast. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15156 W: 159 N: 26499] (138996)
  • [2017-05-20 11:04]

Ciao Luciano
Une vue très jolie de la rivière , de son paysage qui l'entourent, bonne inclusion du couple , le POV est fantastique
belle soirée

Hello Luciano,
Most probably that lady went to hide behind the lantern at the very last moment.
The level difference between both banks of the river is remarkably large.
Beautiful green landscape at both sides.
To me this is a bit of an unusual and surprising image of the Dominican Republic. So I appreciate it all the more.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Luciano,

Thats a great composed image having lush green natural environment all around. Though I would prefer to see a bit more space in upper side of the valley. The tourists are very well captured by you. Lighting and contrast is very nice.



Ciao Luciano,
beautiful riverside landscape, fantastic point of view!
From a distance it does not differ too much from Europe.
Nice that you have included people who add some life to the scene.
The river makes a pleasant turn in the frame which contributes to eye catching geometry.
Great reportage from DR!

Hello dear Luciano,
Another topclass landscape capture in your gallery. Very good pov and sharpness. Must be quite healthy to live in such a regions instead to suffer under the turmoils of the big city.
TFS and best regards

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 0 N: 2968] (20388)
  • [2017-05-22 8:55]

Ciao Luciano So pirates hid treasures on the verdant banks of this lovely river that itself looks like a naturel winding treasure! Good use of the near décor for the 3D impression. Saluti.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3731 W: 2 N: 6087] (30960)
  • [2017-05-22 16:15]

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful capture of Chavón Rive. Nice colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and good sharpness.
Fine presentation

Ciao Carlo,
Bella foto,
ottima panoramica vista,
splendidi colori,
cari saluti

Ciao Luciano!
Beautiful and agreeable place!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
Welcome inclusion of those details on the left!
TFS - congrats,

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9716 W: 144 N: 24403] (120003)
  • [2017-06-11 23:28]

Ciao, Nice view of this couple in blue admiring the river. Pleasant composition with the river bend, nice agava flowers framing.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Hello Luciano,

very fine river view from Dominican Republic. Very fine high pov and excellent idea to inegrate the 2 people into your shot which certainly adds life.Very wll done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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