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Photographer's Note

The Almonda is a Portuguese river which rises in the Serra de Aire. On its way 30 miles through the towns of Torres Novas and Goleg which empties into the right bank of the Tagus.

Torres Novas is a Portuguese town in the district of Santar幦, Central and East subregion of the Tagus, with about 14,900 inhabitants (17,000 in the urban area). Still belonged to the old province of Ribatejo, but without any significance today of administrative policy.
It is the seat of a municipality with 269.50 km2 and 36,908 inhabitants (2001), subdivided into 17 parishes. The municipality is bordered to the northwest by the Municipality of Our幦, east of Tomar, and Vila Nova da Barquinha Junction, southeast by Goleg, south and west of Santarem by Alcanena.

Torres Novas Castle is located in the Parish of Santa Maria, County of Torres Novas, Distrito de Santar幦, Portugal.
Dominant over the village, the river Almonda, a member of the Line of the Tagus, the medieval castle remains a landmark of the town.


Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2009/09/12
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/80 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off

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