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I still want to show you some more victorian houses of Puerto Plata and maybe also the beach, but I don't want to be too monotonous, so here you have a view taken after sunset in the jungle of the banks of the river Jimenoa.

This mountain region around the small town of Jarabacoa is very scenic. Some call it the "Dominican Alps", but apart from the mountains and the pine forests, it hardly reminds me any European mountain region, because it's too evident that we are in a tropical region. Some 40 Kms / 25 miles (distance on the map, I have no idea of the walking distance) West of the town lies Pico Duarte, the highest peak of the Caribean (3098 metres, 10164 feet). Although it is quoted as the capital of adventure tourism of the country and it's clear that the tourism is an activity with some importance, we saw very few foreigners apart from an European couple that was staying in the hotel that is just to the left of the POV.

The image is a merger of two shots taken from a suspension bridge, with exposures differing 2 EV. One was used for the sky and partially for the water and another one for the the rest. Actually the one used for the sky (the darkest one) was darkened even more in PP. Don't ask me about its realism. I think that such discussion doesn't make much sense with shots made under such light conditions with which the differences between the way our eyes see the reality and what the camera sensor or film captures is even more evident than it is common. It is my première with such type of photos.

I have posted a WS with another POV and PP.

Location (latitude, longitude): 19.141015,-70.630464

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