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January 10, 2008

Another View of the Levada Nova

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Levada Nova
It is a very relaxing experience to walk along a levada through woods and fields.
The levada Nova in the Western part of Madeira is quite an easy walk and very varied.
Local agencies organise the walks, but it is quite easy to do a walk on your own as well: although there are hardly any signposts, the “levada” carrying the water across the island usually clearly identifies the correct way.

More Levada images:
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2008/01/03/walking-the-levada-nova-madeira/
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2004/03/22/madeira-levada-wanderung/

January 3, 2008

Walking the Levada Nova (Madeira)

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This is a typical Levada - the water runs in the small canal and it is possible to walk on the stones beside it, - even in rough terrain.
The Levada Nova is a very beautiful and easy walk.

April 11, 2004

Using Filters

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:49 am

Usually, I’m very reluctant to use filters: polarization filters are very nice to eliminate or enhance reflections, make for a much more dramatic sky or saturated colours.
I sometimes use a neutral gray filter to reduce contrasts (the filter darkens the bright parts of the picture) and a UV filter may be handy in the mountains or at the seaside.
Colour Filters are something different altogether: even if you can change the colour of the sky to a beautiful blue, the rest of the photo will make clear that something is wrong.

Here’s one example, where I liked the effect of a tobacco filter:

Without Filter:

In this case, I prefer the mood with filter to the unfiltered original. It actually comes closer to what I saw on this rainy day in Blandy’s Garden, Madeira (Portugal)

Some photo tips.

April 4, 2004

Madeira-Photos

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:43 pm

Island of Flowers

To think that it was spring time in December! Actually I spent a short X-mas holiday on madeira and some of the pictures can now be seen at Travelphoto.Net

I hope you like them!

Laurenz

March 29, 2004

Madeira: “won’t melt”

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Snow Man on Madeira (Portugal).
Ever thought about the shortness of life when seeing a snowman? This specimen is made of concrete…
Seen on Madeira (Portugal).

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 26, 2004

Madeira: “Island of Flowers”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:48 pm

Blossoms and trees, Madeira, Portugal, Photo: Laurenz Bobke

On Madeira, wherever you find a house, there’s also a garden. Easy to understand that Madeira is also called the “island of flowers”.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 23, 2004

Madeira: view from Cabo Girao

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view from Cabo Girao Madeira (Portugal)

According to our guidebook the cliffs of Cabo Giro are the second highest in the world.
A beautiful viewpoint.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 22, 2004

Madeira: “Levada”

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One special attraction of walking on Madeira are the so-called “levadas” canals carrying water to remote fields.
They are easy enough to follow and sometimes you can even walk on the levada itself.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 21, 2004

Madeira: Foggy Woods

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:31 pm

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“Madeira” means “wood” in Portuguese - and even today large parts of the island are covered by woods.
Nowadays, most of the woods are mainly Eucalyptus (gum) trees, whereas the native laurel trees are only restricted to small part of the inner island.
In any case, it’s nice to walk here, although the whether may change any minute and fog may close in on you very rapidly.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 20, 2004

Madeira: Aloe

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:12 pm

Aloe, Madeira (Portugal). Photo: Laurenz Bobke
Aloe-plant in Santana, Madeira.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 14, 2004

Madeira: Town Square of Camacha

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Dorfplatz von Camacha, Madeira (Portugal). Foto: L. Bobke
Town Square of Camacha Madeira (Portugal)..
Camacha is well known as the village of “basket makers”.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 13, 2004

Madeira: Like cat and dog?

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:32 am

a cat and a dog sleeping, Madeira, Foto: L. BobkeSeen on Madeira (Portugal).

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira



    

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