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Cueva de la linea

Cueva de la linea
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11636 W: 126 N: 20917] (108071)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 4 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-10 17:20
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Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A full view of a part of one of the most important caves of this national park,i will show the Taino's pictographs soon.
There are many caves in the Parque Nacional Los Haitises created by water erosion. The Taínos, the nation that inhabited the island of Hispaniola before Columbus arrived here in 1492, left a total of 1042 known pictographs in the park; 950 of them are in the Cueva de la Línea (a.k.a. Cueva del Ferrocaril or Cueva del Templo).
Los Haitises National Park is is located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. It is a protected and unpopulated virgin forest with a large bird population. The origin of this unique landscape goes back to a limestone seabed formed in the Jurassic period around 200 million years ago. Gradually, the plateau was lifted from the sea. Over time, rain eroded the limestone mass to form this classic karst scenery, leaving behind conical hills (mogotes). The many islets along the coastline of Samaná Bay are such mogotes whose surrounding sinkholes are submerged; they typically reach a height of 30-40 meters above the water level. Further inland, these conical hills can reach a height of 200–300 meters (650–1000 ft).


Una vista sulla grotta della Linea,in cui si possono osservare molte iscrizioni rupestri dell'antico popolo Tajino che viveva qui prima dell'arrivo di Cristoforo Colombo. Prossimamente vi mostrero' anche i dettagli di cio' che questo popolo ha disegnato e lasciato sulle rocce.
Nel Parco di Los Haitises, inoltre, sono molte le grotte da visitare, alcune delle quali piene di iscrizioni e pitture rupestri taino. Una di queste è la famosa Cueva de la Linea. Nella Cueva de las golondrinas, invece, è facile notare molte rondini che si divertono ad attraversarla.L'area protetta è stata scelta come location di una delle prime edizioni della nostra Isola dei Famosi, quella in cui era presente Al Bano, ma qui sono state realizzate pure molte scene de il Corsaro Nero e il film su Cristoforo Colombo. Si trova nel nord-est del Paese ed è stata istituita nel 1976, anche come “santuario degli uccelli”.

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Hello Luciano,
This is a splendid view from these interesting caves, nicely rendered!

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima. Lepa pecina.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Beautiful view of the moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment caught with visitors. Beautiful cave.
Have a nice day holiday, all the best.

salut Luciano,
Très bien présentée cette grotte, bien les présences humaines, elles donnent une idée de l'échelle de ses imposants rochers. Superbe effet avec cette lumière à droite, parfaitement managée l'exposition, c'est très réussi.

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Nous entrons dans les entrailles de la terre avec des percées permettant de transmettre la lumière.
Le lieu est spectaculaire.
Les personnages donnent l'échelle du lieu.

Ciao Luciano, magnifica esposizione per regalarci una gran foto di questa grotta bellissima e interessante, ottimi dettagli, fantastica luce e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10438 W: 174 N: 17656] (78427)
  • [2017-06-11 1:48]


interesting view of the interior of the cave. I liked the way you pout the sunlight focus in evidence and the personages adding scale to the compo. TFS.



Hello Luciano,
Excellent light management to capture the interior of this amazing cave system. Superb rendering of the colours and textural detail. Fascinating note.

What a sight !! that's reminded me of the one giant cave shown from Israel's Bell-cave, Luciano.
The lady gave good scale to appreciate the inside "hall", and shining outside light was like a torch illuminating inside.
Buona Domenica,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9001 W: 57 N: 15106] (55970)
  • [2017-06-11 2:35]

Hello Luciano,
What a beautiful photo of this impressive cave. The shapes of the rocks are beautiful and there are so many wonderful textures and colours on the rocks too. You handled the light perfectly and the two people are well included as well.

Ciao Caro Luciano,

Thank you for the interesting notes that accompany your photograph and give an insight into what we are seeing.
This is a remarkable photograph, especially without a tripod. On Beta it is possible to see the every notch, bump and depression, every colour change on the surface of the cave interior. I am so glad that you were able to include some figures for they confirm the scale of this gigantic cave.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Bev :-)

Hello Luciano,

Nice portrayal of this spectacular place, I like how the light shine in the place.

Best Wishes,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 0 N: 16021] (168114)
  • [2017-06-11 4:23]


Le personnage donne bien l'échelle quelel grotte et vue quelle iamge et cpatage sueprbe avec la lumière en fond comme un soleil qui scintille quel rendu sur cette pierre.
Bravo et belle journée

Hello Luciano,
The walls of this cave have fantastic shapes and colours, looking a bit like abstract art. The light is streaming through the opening very nicely and the lens flare has a fine effect. The couple standing there add life and dimensions and are important to the composition.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24277 W: 523 N: 40588] (174734)
  • [2017-06-11 5:15]

Ciao Luciano,

A lovely contarast picture with the rock and light.
I like the nice colours of the rocks.
Also a nice presentation.
Very well done,TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Luciano,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition.C'est à la fois sombre et lumineux et les détails de la pierre de cette grotte sont remarquable de netteté.Superbe contrôle du contre jour.



Caro Luciano

Ahhhhhh! Una foto strepitosa. Un soggetto spettacolare. Hai gestito bene la luce difficilissima e quel raggio del sole e' proprio impressionante. La gente ha dato una prospettiva squisita. Che altro potrei dire? Niente. Applauso.

Un abbraccione e buona domenica

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 157 N: 15246] (122929)
  • [2017-06-11 6:44]

Witaj Luciano!
Interestin cave,
Rock makes impression.
Good colors and light.
Persons add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Best regards.

Ciao Luciano
Great capture of this magnificent cave here with the white hole almost acting like a giant floodlight. The two small figures give a good sense of scale here.
have a great time

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14151 W: 1033 N: 28239] (134648)
  • [2017-06-11 7:04]

Hello Luciano,

Nice inclusion of the 2 people by the sunlit entrance. The light in the hole is illuminating the dark cave. Good sharpness and the patch of yellow green algae on the wall at left contrasts well with the blue rays of light at right. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-11 8:13]

The size of the cave is really impressive, beautiful formations and beautiful colors of the rocks, very well captured in the difficult light
regards Ryszard

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 0 N: 1293] (12345)
  • [2017-06-11 10:48]

luciano hello..well done with this cave shot..amazing rock formations,with texture and color.plus excellent POV too! dale

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 129 N: 1121] (7455)
  • [2017-06-11 16:00]

Hi Luciano
We can see shapes and faces on this cave, according to our imagination. Impressive place which worth a visit to enjoy.


Ciao Luciano,
I like the effect created by the bright ball of light shining under the opening of the cave. It looks like a very interesting place, and the people show scale and add a splash of color. Nice presentation. I like the texture of the rocks, too.

Hi Ciao dear Luciano

Very appealing and also imaginative image as your own originality. Light control and exposuresetting makes this dramatic image as such, great job!

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hello Luciano,

excellent image of the interior of this cave, light management is very good and we can see the impressive walls, well done,

Bestr regards,


Hello Luciano,

Very interesting interior view of this old cave, position of the lady and background texture of cave are wonderful, nice composition and well depth image,

warm regards,


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15344 W: 159 N: 26871] (140816)
  • [2017-06-12 7:52]

ciao Luciano
bonne prise de la lumière qui est du plus bel effet sur ces formations rocheuses extraordinaire, superbe
Belle journée

Hello Luciano
Beautiful picture of this example of the overwhelming impression of nature. This lovely scene gained a lot of value by the two tiny persons and the special rays of sunshine.
Excellent capture at the right moment.
Have a good week. Groet Rob

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9989 W: 144 N: 25031] (122263)
  • [2017-06-12 13:55]

Hello Luciano, Interesting note about this big cave. It looks like a big hole. Tainos lived also in Cuba, even the name Cuba comes from their language. Good inclusion of the couple for scale.

Kind regrads Malgo

Hello Luciano,
Excellent clarity and view of the different colours of the rocks in the cave.
The entrance to it may seem small but the room in the cave looks very large.
Nice effect of the light coming in from the small round opening.
Best regards, Paul

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 0 N: 2993] (20528)
  • [2017-06-13 12:59]

Ciao Luciano Très beau décor pour le tournage d'un film d'horreur et la dame aurait dû se méfier des esprits maléfiques qui peuvent se cacher dans les replis rocheux de cette vaste grotte. Très intéressante formation géologique dont j'ignorais l'existence. Saluti

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3853 W: 2 N: 6383] (32138)
  • [2017-06-13 13:33]

Hello Luciano,
mpressive rock formations in this cave.
Good picture with beautiful colors and very good quality.Interesting and informative note. Fine presentation.

Hello Luciano,

very fine picture to share this interesting place with us here on TE. Excellent light managment. I like the view very much. Thank you for the interesting informative note.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello dear Luciano,
Very nice backlit capture of this cave entrance.
Good light management and perfect sharpness. Nice framing and many interesting note.
TFS and best regards

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2677 W: 1317 N: 2987] (38357)
  • [2017-06-15 2:05]

Bonjour Luciano

Les 2 personnes donnent la dimension de cette caverne aux formes torturées et colorées, la rayon de lumière semble magique.

Hello Luciano, you have managed the light with great skill, so that we are able to see the many layers of the eroded rock.
I love the subtle colours and the textures created by the water.
As always, the presence of people helps us with the understanding of scale.
Regards Jean.

Hi Luciano,
Muhteşem bir ışık.
Etkili fotoğraf.
Çok değişik yerlerden çok güzel fotoğrafları bizlerle paylaşıyorsun.

Ciao Luciano,
Bella foto della grotta
ottimi colori e bella nitidezza,
sembra un quadro artistico,
cari saluti,

Ciao Luciano
la presenza delle persone era essenziale per farci capire le dimensioni, ma riuscire ad avere un punto rosso è fin troppo.
Io non sono messo particolarmente bene quando vado in giro, personalmente soffro un po' le altezze, mentre mia moglie soffre di cluastrofobia....non aggiungo altro.
Buona domenica

Hello, Luciano!

Very nice capture of this beautiful cave, with excellent light management and texture of the stones! I didn't have time there to use my tripod, so I couldn't get the details like that. But the tour through this park was wonderful! Very nice job!

Hi Luciano
how much time do you spend at beach vacations!? haha, you certainly love the warm climate areas! I think you need to book a holiday in Northern Norway in December haha :)

its neat looking at all the various formations and striations, and colors in the stone, its actually quite attractive, more than I thought I would. cool post. cheers

Ciao Luciano,
very interesting cave and a fantastic presentation of it. The processing emphasized the texture of the cave surface and its incredible folds.
Nice addition of people which helps to feel the size of the cave and adds some life here. The opening with strong light coming through is literally a highlight here.
Great that you show less obvious scenes from this tourist destination.
Fantastic work,

Bourgiono Luciano,

You are very lucky that only two visitors were in the cave when you took the shot, as if you own that cave ^_^

Given the poor lighting conditions in the cave and the fact that you are able to pic the detail of the rock so well, it is really really applaudable, Bravo

Excellent POV and interesting narrative


Hi, Luciano.
Sensational composition of this great cave, to which the pair of people, comes well for idea of the proportions, fantastic textures of the rocks and their varied shades of color.
Excellent POV, with very good lighting, color and sharpness to enjoy the details.
Very good work. I like it
Enjoy a happy Sunday.
Very best regards.

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