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This is from a visit I made to the province of Córdoba (some 800 kilometers north west of Buenos Aires and almost on the geographical center of Argentina) during the last days of April.

La Cumbrecita (would translate as ‘little summit’) is a small town located high on the hills of the Calamuchita valley (about 1500 meters above sea level). It is a somehow dry region, with a rocky terrain where almost all trees are part of forestation projects.

Anyway, that region attracted a lot of immigrants from Central Europe from the 1930s through the 1950s and somehow they ‘branded’ these little towns with their native architectural styles, food, chocolate and beer.

There are some very good lodging and restaurant options in those villages. The rocky terrain and the hills’ mild slopes offer some nice trekking and hiking possibilities.

I was a fresh early autumn day, with low clouds and occasional drizzle but a great moment to take one of those paths; it this case a short one leading to the waterfall in the photo.

Again (shame on me!) I was not carrying my tripod so I tried to get a hand held exposure as slow as possible (cold and tired legs after a part of the trail did not help) to improve the effect on the water.

In the workshop I include two bonus shots with a view of the ‘waterfall path’ (it follows the stream) and the other showing one of the creeks which are common in the region..

Raw Capture at ISO 200 – f16 – 1/10s @ 17 mm.+ Hoya 81C warm filter
Post processing: Raw file conversion @ +0.5 EV (DPP) to TIF, then (PS CS) cropping, levels & contrast (curves), USM, resize, very light USM and save for the web.

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