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a special kind of magic

a special kind of magic
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-06-11
Categories: Daily Life, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself, Friday Theme 2010-06-25 Magic [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 10:15
Viewed: 3244
Points: 16
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The city of Prague is a city whose architecture and atmosphere breathes magic all around, and even the most distracted person will not resist the charm of the gnomes and elves that appear everywhere to share some of its more hidden secrets barely the sun hides.

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Hi Jose
So romantic

Olá José!

Gosto do enquadramento e da tonalidade escolhida.
Um excelente trabalho.
Muitos parabéns!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-06-24 17:34]

Ciao Dear Jose

Pelo visto, a Cidade de Prague tem te dado
boas fotografias, e com excelente visual!
Classe e elegancia em cada post!
Bem capturado e bem composto, agradável para se olhar.
Excelente de cores, nitidez e clareza são maravilhosos.
Muito bem feito,



Thanks for this photo.
Love the titleas well. Combined woth the photo it makes me also think of the videoclip to the Queen classic 'It's a kind of magic'. Don't tell me that's a coincidence



  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2010-06-25 6:49]
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Bonjour Jose,

Yes there is magic in your picture! I know that real magicians never give their secrets but I was wondering if you would make an exception this time and explain step by step how did you do to achieve such a result.
Is it a single shot or did you merge different pictures?
You say it is B&W but it looks more like sepia, as there is still some color on the lamp on the wall, and on the umbrella...
Any chance that you reveal any of your tricks?

Nice entry to the theme, and so eye-catching.


Late addition: Now I have one answer; I have just turned your picture in B&W and ... all the magic was gone! Yes, definetely, the sepia was the right choice, here. Tell me about the rest.

Bom dia José,
Esse seu baú dos Cadernos de Praga é uma mina de ouro. Grande foto e muito ajustada ao tema semanal.
Indiscutivelmente você está entre os melhores operadores de PB aqui no TL.

A really nice montone image Jose - a slight sepia tint gives it a mellow look. The composition is good too with the figure standing out clearly.
Good shot

Hello Jose,

One wonders why she is carrying a lantern and umbrella. What an image. I love the texture, contrast, and sepia treatment in this almost 50s Hollywood scene. My best regards.


Bonjour José,

Esct-ce ton cliché ou le loir et blanc qui donne à cette photo tout le mystère ou ton commentaire sur la magie de Prague, je ne saurais le dire, en tout cas le côté mystérieux ressort magnifiquement!!!!

Hi Jose,

This is a wonderfull piece of street photography with very good POV.
Indeed a magical photo.

Best Regards and TFS,

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