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Despite the overcast weather, that day I went trying my luck shooting landscapes and megalithic monuments that abound in this area of the North of the concelho of Marvão (I guess that the best translation of concelho is district or county). I am not sure if the many photos I took are good, but it surely was a day well spent.

As far as I remember, the "HDR appearance" is much more natural than it appears, because the light was rather strange, I guess because of the position of the sun above the bright clouds. I used an exposure blending, though, made out of two images produced with different exposure adjustments on the raw conversion.

The "megalithic winery" that I posted some months ago is located near the bigger tree that is in the visible part of the road. On the top of the rocky hill in front there are traces of a settlement from the Neolithic and Copper Age and on the top of the hill to the left archaeologists believe that existed a castro (hill fort), a fortified settlement of Bronze and Iron Ages, usually associated with Celts, that was inhabited at least until the Roman occupation, perhaps later, as some tombs generally associated with the people that followed the Roman Empire, namely Visigoths, were found in the area. The abundant vestiges of Roman ceramics on the field to the right suggest that the area made part of a Roman latifundia whose villa was in the field to the right of the road seen here.

WS: View from the rocky hill seen towards the POV of this photo.

Link to other post of mine of the Marvão district: ***.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.4551,-7.3074

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