Photographer's Note

I took this picture last Saturday, on Parque del Este, Caracas, Venezuela.
It was early in the morning and have brilliant sun.

I was testing a dSLR and did my first attemps handling with RAW format.
Just made some exposure adjustments, then transferred it to Photoshop CS3 and did the usual stuff, like curves, resize for TN and a little sharpening.

Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: AF Nikkor 28-80 F/3.3-5.6 G
Filter: 58 mm Circular PL

At the back you can see the Avila mountain, that runs all along the city from east to west, and separates it from the caribbean sea.
At the top of the most left mountain, you can see the Humboldt Hotel, built in the 50s and actually under restoration, that has a stunning 360 degrees vision over the city and the sea.

Here some facts about Parque del Este:

Average temperature:
Between 16 C and 30 C

Location:
Caracas, Miranda State.

Description:
Inaugurated in January of 1961, by ex-President Betancourt according to the decree N 443. The Parque del Este is the first park of recreation in Venezuela. Its design was directed by the Brazilian landscape architect Robert Deceives Marx, jointly with Venezuelan professionals, who dedicated themselves to plan diverse atmospheres and green areas, turning it one of landscaping jewels whereupon Latin America counts.

The Parque del Este in Caracas, counts on an approximated surface of 87 has, with representative samples of three natural atmospheres of Venezuela: Plants of lagoons, Xeroftic Garden, Humid Forest, thus our flora and fauna. In addition it offers a variety of activities and programs in environmental education.

Denominated the "lung of Caracas", the Parque del Este is recognized being a site for the recreation, the rest and the entertainment. Account with unique places, where their visitors can enjoy beautiful scenes the Venezuelan nature without leaving the city. It constitutes an oasis within anxious Caracas.

The population massively goes the week ends in search of rest and recreation; and of Monday through Friday, it is visited from very early by the lovers of the exercise. Account with beautiful atmospheres natural, integrated by interesting and valuable collected botanical samples in excursions by all Venezuela by professor Leandro Aristiguieta, botanist and Venezuelan biologist that of has been dedicated throughout its race to study and to conserve the plants of the Venezuelan region.

They consist of a fabulous exhibition of Venezuelan typical fauna in captivity, that it tries to become a place destined to his protection and conservation. In the Southeastern of the park is an artificial lake, in which numerous boats of oars are so that all the family amuses themself.

Also, the Parque del Este has in its interior the Planetarium Humboldt, pertaining to the Separate military command of Navy, where information is disclosed about astronomical science, by means of permanent exhibitions, musical concerts, daily conferences to students of schools and grammars school, basic courses of navigation and astronomy.

On the other hand, the park has an area destined to the cultural diffusion: the Acoustic Shell. It is located near the entrance main for pedestrians denominated the Patios. There spectacles are made almost all Sundays during the morning folkloric, cultural, sport and artistic. The place counts on an ample parking, pedestrian paths, toilets, kioskos, sources of soda water, coffee and ice cream shops, small trains for the stroll of children and adults, infirmary and public telephones. In addition, infantile celebrations in the facilities, previous authorization of the Department of Administration can be carried out.

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  • Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 253 W: 3 N: 249] (860)
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  • Date Taken: 2007-09-01
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