Photographer's Note

Santana is considered one of the parish council most colorful of the Island of the Wood, not only for its majestical forest landscapes, constituted to a large extent of the Laurissilva Forest, classified as patrimony of the humanity, as also for its houses of stem. The traditional houses of stem are considered the typical houses of Santana and widely are divulged, for the whole world, in publicity tourist posters. It is calculated that the houses of stem are vestiges of the primitive constructions, made wooden and of stem and that they met for all the island. The good plantation and production of the cereals and wood allowed the man to recur , in these times, to construct its habitations. Technical, this construction could be assigned of gable house, in form of inverted V, which stem reaches, in some cases, the level of the ground. These houses have three types of construction: the houses of gable of wire, houses of gable way wire and houses of four waters. The wire houses have the gable (frontispiece) triangular and are covered of stubble since the summit to the ground, forming two waters. These were composed for an attic where they keep agricultural products and for a terrestrial floor, generally housing area, that if found divided in two parts for a frontal.

Nikon D40X
2010/04/09 17:50:43.2
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/80 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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