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This is my first panoramic photo on TE. What you can see is part of the Ría de Vigo. A ria is a drowned valley, usually an estuary though not always; Chesapeake Bay, for example, is a famous ria. The word comes from Portuguese or Galician, and in fact Galicia has the most important rias in Spain. In the shot you can see both sides of the ria in the background: on the right, the end of Peninsula do Morrazo, with the town of Cangas in sight; on the left, the beachy area of Canido, in Vigo, and Toralla Island with its infamous block of flats. In the centre, the Cíes Islands, part of the Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas (Atlantic Islands National Park); they're a paradise... The photo was taken from Samil beach, from a small part which we are trying to bring back to its natural state. In the 70s, a large concrete pedestrian walk was built all along the beach; unfortunately, it "killed" the sandy dunes and made the sea take more and more sand away every year. The project is to knock down the walk and let the sand reconquer its former terrain.
Two notes about the photo: the clouds had that shape in reality, it isn't an effect of distortion; and the corners were darker too, in a sort of a natural vignetting.
The photo is made up of six shots taken with the camera on the tilted pole of a fence. PP was hard, and was done with Camera Raw, Panorama Maker and PS CS3.
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