The Albufera is a freshwater lagoon and estuary on the Gulf of Valencia coast of the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. It is the main portion of the Parc Natural de l’Albufera (“Albufera Natural Park”), with a surface area of 21,120 hectares (52,200 acres).
The natural biodiversity of the nature reserve allows a great variety of fauna and flora to thrive and be observed year-round. While once a saltwater lagoon, dilution due to irrigation and canals draining into the estuary and the sand bars increasing in size had converted it to freshwater by the seventeenth century.
Follow the light
If you are looking for the heaven
and you lose the way,
if the darkness is around you
and you think you’re lost,
follow the light.
The light will show you the way.
bCL Photography 2015
Birds of sunfall
Birds of sunfall passing in my eyes
Far off in the patterns of storm clouds,
How I wish to freeze you in my thoughts
And paint my poem on skies of yours.
Birds of sunfall singing your song
Pouring o’er hues at the trees of fall,
How I wish to flutter with you beside
And douse my wings at silent shores…
Night Thoughts Afloat
By bent grasses
in a gentle wind
Under straight mast
I’m alone tonight,
And the stars hang
above the broad plain
But moon’s afloat
in this Great River:
Oh, where’s my name
among the poets?
“Retired for ill-health.”
what am I more than
A single gull
between sky and earth?
Tu Fu. Chinese poet
For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat by the Daily Post WordPress
Playing sports on the Castelldefels beach at 20 km from Barcelona in Catalonia. Young sporters doing Kite Surf.
Images edited with Adobe Lightroom 5 and OnOne software.
B&W Photo 5-Day Challenge – Day 1
I was nominated for this challenge by guenbt from “Together and apart no more 96, living life to the fullest“.
I’m very busy these days but I couldn’t reject his invitation…
This is a shot I took down at the Castelldefels beach (Barcelona) two days ago.
For Day One I challenge Taylor Vincent from The Darkroom Neerd. I really love her photos (and she is superb with B&W) and would love to see more of her work.
So Taylor, you’re up next! 5 B&W photos for 5 days (one photo a day). And don’t forget to nominate a fellow blogger. Enjoy!
There is no pressure to accept this challenge, but I know you’ll enjoy doing it. After all it is for fun…
Thank you very much
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