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Land of sailors

Land  of sailors
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Copyright: Teresat Teresat (Teresat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-08-27
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 16:04
Viewed: 3960
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 78
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I am in the top of a big rock...I like to look down to see the narrow streets and houses, the big areal with its tissue huts, the huge sea with the Atlantic waves coming and making a beautiful noise...and that fog hidden the rest of landscape and making me guess what is behind it. It was August , at the end of the day ( some street lamps can be seing). José( mbrito) was saying he wanted to have dinner, Anna (amcolli) was sitting in a rock bank answering the phone and I was looking them before turn my head and make the click of the Lumix. Today ,I have found this photo of 2008.It was a a good day.
Some years ago I have read a book which title came to my mind, now... "The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea "(Y. Mishima)...I think it has been because this rock is a fantastic place to look the beauty of world where incredible stories can happen. There is beauty, mistery and dangerous....by the way this is Nazaré , in the west coast of Europe.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-11 19:30]
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Hi Teresa,
A very interesting B&W photo. The POV is amazing. I am not sure about the foggy sky. I would have liked to see more of the city and the breaking waves on the beach. The black and white format gives the photo a timeless quality.

The view from up high is spectacular Teresa. and as you said, the fog adds an air of mystery. Wonderful moody shot. I love the black and white tones too.

Bonjour Teresa,
Magnifique prise de vue (bird eye) sur le haut d'un rocher,
Quelle beau point de vue et détails de ce bord de mer,
Belle perpective de la vague et beau contraste ,lumière et arrière-plant de brume.
Très joli paysage et composition..
tous mes compliments.

Ciao Teresa, fascinating B&W composition by fantastic POV, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Teresa,

Olhado sua fotografia, veio-me à mente o texto que coloquei para ilustrar minha postagem de hoje:

"Saber olhar a vida

Às vezes,
é preciso esquecer um pouco a pressa
e prestar mais atenção
em todas as direções
ao longo do caminho...
A pressa cega os olhos.
E deixamos de observar
tantas coisas boas e belas
que acontecem ao nosso redor.
Às vezes,
o que precisamos está tão próximo...
mas não enxergamos!
Não basta apenas olhar.
É preciso saber olhar com os olhos,
enxergar com a alma e
apreciar com o coração..."

Grande abraço,

Hello Teresa.

Light is your friend, she appears on cue and illuminated your way.
The mood once more with your images comes to the fore, this feels like it was taken for the air, more like floating. The hazed background adds much mystery and intrigue, the light playing games with certain buildings and waves. Your texture is very appealing, the rooftops, almost painted feel. We have similar huts but ran along the prom on more firmer footings, those look as though just on the sand.

A wonderous scene Teresa, one to loose yourself in now and again, very well seen and presented as usual.

Stv :0))

Hi Teresat,
What an interesting high POV of this beach with mist covering the far end of it. Beautiful nocturnal lighting and splendid waves on one side and the buildings on the other with the central part intercepting and makes this composition fantastic!
The B&W conversion is giving a classical aspect to this landscape shot.
Great artistry and an attractive presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-12 7:29]
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fantastique ambiance et compo superbe vue quel découpage de la côte avec les vagues ces maison une compo comme mystérieuse avec le nuage bas, grandisoe cpatage et compo.

Bravo et amitié


HI Teresat...I love your photos and the connection of your photography with your poetry and great ability to express yourself. You have a unique talent Teresat and a warm heart. Nice moody shot. Good work.


Portugal is certainly a land of sailors! My great-grandfather was a Portuguese sailor who came to the Philippines and never after he saw my great-grandmother! Very nice capture of this romantic place. I like the effect of the fog, it adds to the mood. Good pov and dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-12 11:24]

Bom dia Teresa,
This picture is amanzing Teresa.What a splendid perspective and lighting.
My best regards,

Hello Teresat,
A fine aerial composition. I like the black and white PP and the cloud formation. Looks like the intro to a 1950s TV program. Very nicely composed and presented here. TFS,

A wonderful perspective of the city, beach and water enhanced by the cloud. Nice job

Hi Teresa

A fantastic high pov overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I worry what might happen here if there was ever a tsunami. The fog adds mood, mystery & atmosphere. A glorious tonal range with good sharpness. Tfs!

The B/W tones do their wonder in this shot taken from a higher POV, Teresa!

A strong work with feelings and emotions, where the mood is very well caught.
The play of lines within the picture is very well seen, and the shoreline adds another charm in the picture.
Well caught mysterious light and amazing exposure too.

Have a nice weekend.

Um abracos,

Hello Dear Teresa,
a very interesting landscape with mystic light and environment. conversion of B&W is correct, it enhance the mystic feelings too. good PoV and great DoF.
with best wishes.

Hi Teresa,
Good B/W photo. Composition is creative with the high POV. You have created a lovely romantic image, TFS

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-04-14 0:32]

Hi Teresat,
Your NOTE is more strong then the shot, you illustrate this in a way that I feel that me too was there, excellent and TFS.

Ola Teresa , wow a much different atmosphere than we had during our visit (.. in beautiful weather ) ,here is a moodier version of the view of the town we had from that very same vantage point , the black and white renders this type of atmospheric conditions far better than colors would imo , be that as it may this is such a stunning panorama of the beach , sea and sprawl of the town that you have on the menu for us , i like the lamps showing through the fog , mind you dear this would look fine in a slightly more panoramic size too with a little less sky , oh yeah what a really nice town it is , thank you my friend for sharing and bringing back the sweet memories .
Have a great week,
Um abraço,

Hi Teresat! Nice B&W capture, beautiful landscape. Regards Csabi

Foto interessante Teresa. O nevoeiro e as cores cinza ficaram bem encaixadas. Nazaré é uma vila muito fotogénica. As luzes ao fundo nas casas dão a sensação de ser noite.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2012-04-19 16:20]

> Technical a superb picture, also colors
and light management make these picture attractive.
Excellent soft contast image.
Splendid composition nice captured too. TFS.

Have a nice day,


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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2012-04-24 14:51]

Very good shot and mystical scene.Bye.Pajo.

Bonjour Teresa
Lorsque je suis allé à Nazaré, j'ai vu cette pointe se dresser au dessus de l'eau comme le Pain de Sucre et j'ai regretté de ne pouvoir y faire ce qui doit être une formidable excursion.J'ai dû me contenter de regarder les limandes (?) sécher près de la plage et, après une balade dans le village, de déjeûner d'un travers de porc décevant dans un boui-boui pas loin.Mais j'ai gardé une belle image de cet endroit que tu montres comme une vue aérienne d'une côte superbe qui serait prise à l'époque où l'on tirait les filets sur le rivage avec des boeufs.
grande atmosphère
um abraço

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-04-29 6:51]

Hello Dear Teresa :)

The panorama of this city and coast looks partly wonderfully covered the fog, well-kept in tones B/W and in the beautiful light.
The beautiful and interesting composition, the whole presents herself fantastically.
The superb and very showy realization...congratulations!

With best wishes.

Teresa, amiga,
Terra de marinheiros e do meu imaginário, como brasileiro. Quantos sonhos por mares nunca dantes navegados, porque, enfim, o mar com fim pode ser grego ou romano, mas o sem fim é português (veja como esse poema ecoa aqui: um dos mais belos romances de Jorge Amado chama-se Terras do sem fim).
E sua foto sublima tudo isso numa névoa densa.
Grato, muito grato.

Bom dia Teresa
magnificent capture of such grayish mood. the B&W version, as always, enhances the dramatic display. artistic perspective at its best.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-06-07 8:29]

Olà Teresa!
Fantastic, suggestive view, full of atmosphere.
Nice light and superb perspective.
Well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Hello Teresa,
The combination title-photo really works here. The dark post-processing, as well as the fog that "swallows" the sea in the upper part of the photo, convey the ambivalent feelings one can have when facing the sea: fascination and fear. I guess this also is how fishermen sometimes feel, when remembering those the sea has taken...
A powerful photo, with appropriate post-processing.
TFS & warm regards,

Olá Teresa,
Impressionante a névoa avançando sobre a cidade. O B&W tornou a foto mais misteriosa e intrigante. Como uma visão do passado, o que não deixa de ser real.
A perspectiva da linha da praia, que leva os olhos para o nada da névoa ficou muito boa.

Parabéns, e bom final de semana,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-07-27 10:15]

Ola Teresa,
It's a beautiful composition from the higher PoV. At first, it apprears to be an aerial shot. But close examination depicts a hill top. Misty atmosphere is impeccably caught in the lense. Aesthetic presentation. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Kind Regards,

Composição rica e dramática. A escolha pelo preto e branco foi, na minha opinião, mais que acertada. Mais um excelente trabalho com sua assinatura. Parabéns, amiga!!


une Atmosphère fantastique...

Hi,this is a superb image.Human dwellings surrounded by the space of water and sky.All the best,Otto.

Hi Teresat,
Good choice of black & white giving a mystique feeling with the lights shining dull in the distance.Nice perspective with the surf and beach fron buildings seemingly forming a road leading one to the BG.

Hi, Teresa. Wow, What a great POV. What a lovely capture and great timing of this wonderful scene and composition. The clarity is excellent and the bird's eyeview shows so many details. Wonderful. Cheers.

Hello my friend! Love this! Beautiful misty beach scene! Looks great in Bw! I love the view here, the POV like you are in a plane or on a mountain! B-)

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2012-12-12 2:08]
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Hello Teresat,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see both of city and Atlantic ocean. Thick cloud is covering in the sky and languid atmosphere is governing the hit. And, it draws out a mood for the ripple which rolls in to the seashore. By the way, I'm suprised that you know Yukio Mishima and his novel.

Kind regards,

Hi Teresat,
The dream seems to be.
I would love it.

kind regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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