Sunday, August 22, 2010

Iguazu Falls

Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí. However she already had a mortal lover called Tarobá. The two lover fled in a canoe to find their own piece of land to call home far away from their village. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.
The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. The Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese) is a U-shaped fall that measures 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Put this destination if you are travelling to South America and make sure to have an entrance permit for both countries to be able to appreciate the views from both sides.
I took this picture in 2003 with my Nikon N75. I had not yet bought my Nikon D70 DSLR because it was launched in Argentina in late 2004 but I was already saving up for it. I hope to make a review of the D70 in my future posts because it performs really well. Anyway back to the picture, I mounted a P gradual colored series number 665 Cokin filter which made the color effect on this picture. Cokin filters have been in the photography industry for ages and have evolved tremendously with their new products. I have around 15 Cokin filters which serves different purposes and none of them have ever failed me in any way and I recommend Cokin products to everyone.
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  1. Wonderful story and thanks for the info on Cokin filters. Beautiful color tones on the waterfall. Thanks for sharing the story and your experiences.

  2. thank you for visit and comment.
    i like your work and i will visit your site how often I can.


  3. The devil's throat, what paradise. Congratulations for the photo!

  4. I've been to Foz do Iguaçu! Cataract is a really lush!

    Beautiful photo!


  5. Wow amazing story and photo! Your very talented!

    lovely blog:)

    cheers, Jesa

  6. Gustavo Osmar Santos
    Estuvo Aquí...wonderfull.

  7. 黄清华 - Cokin filter, definitely a photographer´s best friend.

    Ed - The devil´s throat is over whelming. If you haven´t been there, put that in your list ;)

    Teca - I could not agree more! I love Iguazu so much and I might be going there again next month. Kisses!!

    Jesa - Thank you so much for your nice comment!

    Gustavo - Thanks for stopping by :)

    To all, thank you for visiting and leaving me your comments.
    Take care,
    Rendy Loudewijk

  8. Bogdan - Thank you my friend for your cool comment!