Photographer's Note

The intense color tone of the water at Pedreira Lagoa Azul attracts the curiosity of tourists who visit Capitlio. The place is not a waterfall, much less a spontaneous work of nature. In fact, Pedreira Lagoa Azul is formed by the remains of an old mineral extraction area, where, with the excavations and removal of stones, the water from the subsoil sprang up and took over the place. The quarry is deactivated and receives only tourists who want to know the curious landscape and the phenomenon of waters in the midst of what remains of the exploration of the region.

The look of Pedreira Lagoa Azul is really inviting to a good bath, with water almost always clear and with intense blue tones. The truth, however, is that despite being a very popular tour in Capitlio, we did not find any reliable information that guarantees the quality of the water in the quarry and that attests that the place is suitable for bathing. There are even reports that, in periods of high season and with a large number of tourists, the water of the place changes to shades of green and loses the clear appearance that it has on ordinary days.

To get to Pedreira Lagoa Azul, you will need to take a tour with a 4x4 vehicle. Access is one of the most difficult attractions in the vicinity of Capitlio and a traction car is mandatory to get there.

O intenso tom da cor da gua na Pedreira Lagoa Azul atrai a curiosidade dos turistas que visitam Capitlio. O lugar no uma cachoeira e muito menos uma obra espontnea da natureza. Na verdade, a Pedreira Lagoa Azul formada pelos restos de uma antiga rea de extrao mineral, onde, com as escavaes e retiradas de pedras, a gua do subsolo brotou e tomou conta do lugar. A pedreira est desativada e recebe apenas turistas que desejam conhecer a curiosa paisagem e o fenmeno das guas em meio ao que restou da explorao da regio.

O visual da Pedreira Lagoa Azul mesmo convidativo a um bom banho, com gua quase sempre lmpida e de tons azul intenso. A verdade, entretanto, que apesar de ser um passeio muito popular em Capitlio, no encontramos nenhuma informao segura que garanta a qualidade da gua da pedreira e que ateste que o local prprio para banho. H at relatos de que, em perodos de alta temporada e com grande nmero de turistas, a gua do local chega a mudar para tons de verde e perde a aparncia lmpida que tem em dias comuns.

Para chegar Pedreira Lagoa Azul, ser preciso fazer um tour com veculo 4x4. O acesso um dos mais difceis entre os atrativos nos arredores de Capitlio e um carro com trao obrigatrio para chegar at l.

Nikon D40 1/400s f/7.1 18mm Iso 400

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