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melody of greens with a red riff

melody of greens with a red riff
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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: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 7:57
Viewed: 2385
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«Avô» (in English, «Grandfather») is a Portuguese small village, near of Coimbra (center of Portugal) with 7.71 km ² of area, 633 inhabitants (2001), and 82.1 hab/km² of population density.

«Avô» has a wonderful castle (not visible in the photo) ordered to build for D. Afonso Henriques, 1st king of Portugal, and until recently its blazon enclosed the Portuguese «real weapons».

«Avô» is considered one of the most beautiful Portuguese localities, reason because its photograph (not this one) was chosen for layer of the art book «The Most beautiful Villages of Portugal» (*).

With this posting I want to homage the small villages of Portugal, out from the usual tourist routes.


(*) data extracted from Wikipedia.

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  • Aida Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 39 N: 200] (2292)
  • [2008-10-09 8:12]

Olá José,
Bonita foto. Com boa luz e boas cores. Parece ser uma aldeia bastante encantadora.
Fica bem,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-09 8:13]

Superb colors and very nice pov. Good detail. A lovely place. TFS and have a great day!

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-10-09 8:26]

Olá José,

Excelente composição fotográfica.

Maravilhosas cores e texturas, enquadramento fantástico.

Digna de um postal de Boas Vindas de Avô.

Muitos parabéns,


Olá José,
É realmente bonita e a sua foto bem que poderia ter entrado no tema das sextas desta semana, "Um postal de ...".
Boa panorâmica.

Ola Jose

Bonito visual desta village.
De fato o nome em Português é complicado para a tradução em várias linguas.
Mas o visual compensa toda beleza e geografia.
Ela me passa uma composição calma e tranquila do lugar.
Bonita luz, excelente cores e visual!
Saudações my friend...


Howdy Jose!
Original colors. Nice light and bright. Very interesting cityscape.

Boa tarde José!

Que linda foto rural! Gostei muito da nota, e estes destinos estão cada vez mais promissores à visita de turistas. Não só pela tranquilidade, mas também pelo verde à volta.
As cores, nitidez e luz estão muito boas ;)
Parabéns e um grande abraço.


Hola Jose
Excellent colour and perspective of this
excellent landscape.TFS

Hi Jose,
Very beautiful village of Portugal,
Nice composition and presentation,
great colors and sharpness,
Excellent POV. and details.
Very well done.

Hello Jose.
Well, this beautiful picture would not misstand in the map of most beautiful small villages of Portugal.
It looks, the very wealthy, has conquisted it already, right ?
Thanks for the interesting notes too.
Regards from Jan

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-10-09 11:42]


Une image en couleur, et elle est très belle, superbe, mangigique ce village avec ces toits rouges, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Una composizione gradevole ed equilibrata nelle luci e nel contrasto ove i vari elementi si armonizzano alla grande. Colori fantastici. Bravo Jose.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-10-09 13:01]

Beautiful place indeed. Your picture is well composed and I like the strong contrast of the red roofs with the lush greenery.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful daily life shot...
Nice colours of shiny city.
Depth and clarity are excellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-10-09 14:22]

Hi Jose, amazing colours, light and sharpness.
really a fine tribute to this small village!
Ciao, cinzia

Hi Jose
Perfect combination red of green colors..
great sityscape shot and very nice pov.

great symphony of colours and lovely medley of nature and buildings
small villages are the real soul of a country - really is perceptible
thank you for introducing me and all the TL community to such a lovely one and let's hope Avo will manage to keep its peace away form the busy tourist routes

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-10 0:34]

Good morning José,
Indeed a beautiful capture
of a lovely place.
One we never forget.
Thank You for the note my friend
Have a beautiful day

Hola Jose!!!
Nice to meet you and happy to see photo from you
nice place and view
wonderful little village

Bom dia Master
Wonderful perspective and colors
Excellent job
Have a nice days

Hi Jose,
it is really melody of greens,
wonderful scene here my dear friend,
great pov and light,
beautiful detailes,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,
:) tomorrow

Hi dear Jose
Beautiful combination of landscape and architecture. Magnificent green colours .

Best wishes my friend

Beautiful colour. Good work. Good composition. Well done. Thanks for sharring.


Jose Hi:
Wonderful beautiful an awesome scenic view. Amazing colors and architecture.
Thanks for the notes, as well
Congratulations, very very nicely composed and presented, my friend

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-10-10 5:46]

Hi Jose...
It's a lovely shot and beautifully composed...
Fine colors, image and details...
Well done.
Best regards,

I like the nice provincial slumber of this village. I think, you've chosen nicely your POV. I like the accentuated southern abundance in light and bright colours.

Hello Jose,
What a wonderful contrast of green with red.
Selahattin E

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-10-10 10:14]

Hi Jose
Lovely colours in this landscape
Great sharpness
a very good shot

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-10-10 11:04]

Hi Jose !
Strong picture with opposite deep green and bright red ! Very well done !

Ola Jose,
Magnifico colorido,otima composicao.
Parabens e abraco,

Hi, Jose!

Nice POV with beautiful colours and saturation. I like it!


My son once lived in Portugal, said it was beautiful. I can see this for myself!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-10-10 19:34]

Hello Jose,
a very sharp shot with lovely contrast of roof colours.
Nice housinf with different elements to be seen, the streams, the flowers and greens.
Beautiful landscape.


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-10-10 20:07]

Hi Jose
A nice tribute and really it must be a wonderful place to walk around ad see all its beauty

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-10-10 20:41]

Ola jose

A good layered effect here, with lots of depth & superb colour & sharpness. Parabens & obrigado!

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2008-10-11 0:50]

Hi Jose,
what a wonderful green. nice atmosphere and framing. have a nice weekend.

Hi Jose,
Very nice postcard vith excellent colours, POV and perspective.TFS.
Grande abraço,


Hello Jose,
I am pleasantly surprised to see a colored photo posting from you. The red bricks and textured roofs do complement the greens and vegetation. Well exposed and composed. My best regards...Danilo

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-11 14:07]

Hello Jose, well composed shot! I like the way you captured those great colors, well done, thanks!


Hello Jose,
very nice capture from Portugal, good composition and very nice naturals colours, good light and sharpeness, very nice view of the village
My best Regards

Olá, Jose!

Realmente, uma bonita combinação de cores.
Uma bela composição com iluminação bastante
agradável. Parabéns, meu amigo!


Ola Jose,
Lovely colours in this fine landscape shot.
A very good POV and details.
The best!
TFS, Joni

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-10-13 4:54]

ciao jose...bella composizione..grandi i dettagli..bel mic di rosso e verde...ottimo lavoro..grande soggetto..complimenti

Hello Jose. Looks like a beautiful place to live surrounded by green vegetation. Sharp details with fine contrast and framing. Good framing and TFS. Regards. Jusni

nice small village in some part of Portugal.. i like the view down there.. the river view is just lovely with the greens.. well taken shot and well presented.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-10-13 8:13]

successful picture of that beautiful villa' s

Hello Jose,

What a beautiful«Avô», nice place for future visiting ;)
Thanks for sharing, Dear friend!

Malik & Mary.

Olá José,
Nice colours and composition.Great shot my friend!
Grande abraço.

Hi Jose, lovely composition with splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-10-14 11:52]

Hi Jose,
Very beautiful village of Portugal, Amazing colors and architecture.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-10-14 17:32]

Greetings MB, I like those rich, lush greens.I see a hint of a church in the background,is there also a square there? It must be a very lovely village ,by the looks of these homes & a castle as well ,wow. I found that in my visits to Spain the small inland villages,off of the tourist route were so much more beautiful & heartwarming to visit than those that were popular with the majority of tourists I expect your lovely country is even more so.


Hi Jose,
I see you chose the road less taken to arrive at this charming village.
The beautiful traditional homes are wonderfully surrounded by lush green that contrast beautifully with the orange roofs.
Regards, Tom

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-18 14:10]

Very typical Portugese Jose,in 82 I went to the former Portugese province in India,Goa and it looked pretty much the same like this,the way of building and the whole atmosphere,could be Brazil as well.
Yes Jose,your own unique Style,be proud of it!

Excellent colours Jose, a good POV and just enough sharpness,

Bonjour José,
J'espère que tu ne m'en voudras pas pour la dernière photo que j'ai noté hier, je n'avais plus de points et je réalise que l'on ne peut plus revenir en arrière, aussi je note cette très jolie vue verdoyante et avec ses jolis toits rouges ressortant magnifiquement de ces arbres, la vue est sublime!!!
Toutes mes excuses José et à bientôt

A very inspired title for a really well composed shot, Jose! A well balanced management of lighting and color saturation!
Portugal is wonderful seen through your eyes!
Best regards,

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