Rio de la Plata

June 21, 2011

Photographer: Luis Argerich; Luis's Website 
Summary Author: Luis Argerich

The photo above shows the Rio de la Plata taken with a fisheye lens in the evening twilight from near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Rio de la Plata is the sediment-laden estuary of the Parana and Uruguay Rivers. Some geologists and hydrologists consider this body of water to be a marginal sea while others believe it's simply an extremely large river mouth -- perhaps the widest on Earth. The distance from one shore (Argentina) to the other (Uruguay) is more than 125 mi (200 km). Note Venus gleaming at top center and the city lights of Buenos Aires visible at far right. Photo taken on May 28, 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Focal Length: 15.0mm; Aperture: f/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.025 s (1/40); ISO equiv: 1600; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.