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Hi dear TE friends,

I made this picture in the June 14th, TE meeting.

This boat was used to carry cork from Seixal to Lisboa.

The boat was waiting near the coast line to be repaired when someone thought it was of a better use to burn it

Strongly marked by its connection to the River Tagus, the county of Seixal suffered a rapid development and growing urbanization over the last decades which have altered its traditional character.

Located on the Setúbal Peninsula, the natural shelter offered by the Seixal Bay made it become a centre of naval construction from the age of the Discoveries, an activity recalled at the Naval Nucleus of Arrentela, where visitors may admire several traditional boats of the River Tagus and watch models being made by craftsmen at the workshop, or at sites such as the 15th-century Quinta da Fidalga, an estate which is said to have belonged to the brother of the explorer Vasco da Gama, who came here to follow the construction of caravels.

Nikon D40X
2008/06/14 18:02:28.9
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 23mm
1/320 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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