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Photographer's Note

El Kantara means bridge in Arabic and this place is called like that because to the right of this image stands a causeway that connects the island of Djerba with the continent. That causeway exists at least since the times of the Romans, who took possession of the island and what is now Tunisia after defeating Carthage in the 3rd century BC. The water seen on the photo is the Mediterranean Sea, which looks so shallow here that it seems that one can cross to the continent with the water in the waist.

The photo was shot on a rather hazy morning with grey sky (I added the blue on PP by manipulating the colour levels) with no wind at all, as you can see by looking at the surface of the water, that looks like a mirror.

I am aware of it being poor technically and not being specially eye catching, so I am not so confident about its interest, but that is precisely one of the main reasons for posting it, as I am curious about the reactions to it. Well, but after all, that curiosity applies to every post of us, isn't it?

I have posted a WS showing the causeway.

You can find more a more complete note on the island on this early post of mine. Some more info is available at Wikipedia and Times online.

Location (latitude, longitude): 33.6812,10.9171

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16-March update: I posted the original so the more curious of you can see what I did in PP.

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