Photographer's Note

Almonda River in Torres Novas. Those three geese were kind enough to stand there almost still in order to set my tripod and hold their breath for five seconds. Thanks to them.


Torres Novas is the birth town of our friend Gonalo, so I would like to dedicate this photo to him.

About Torres Novas:

Torres Novas (pron. IPA: ['toʁɨʃ 'nɔvɐʃ]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 270.0 km and a total population of 37,155 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 17 parishes, and is located in the district of Santarm. The city of Torres Novas(has about 15,000 inhabitants).This city has a castle. The seat of the municipality(town hall/"camara municipal") is in the city, which includes four parishes("freguesias")in the urban area.
Wikipedia article

About Almonda River:

The Almond is a Portuguese river which rises in the Serra de Aire to 5 km northwest of Torres Novas, as part of the Serra de Aire, near Almond, which gave the name, and Casais Martanes. In its journey of 30 miles through the towns of Torres Novas and Goleg which flows on the right bank of the Tagus
Wikipedia article in portuguese

Camera settings

Nikon D40
2008/07/19 21:10:37
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
5 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: On
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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