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Portugal «all colors»

Portugal «all colors»
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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 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/13 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 11:49
Viewed: 2024
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my photo-journey for the centre of Portugal, it is now the time of «Barril», a small village of houses made of stone, spread for the forest in the side of the river «Alva», in the clientele of Soure, district of Coimbra.

The village of «Barril» is in the protected area of the mountain of Açor, an it is so hidden that I couldn’t find more elements to share with you.

The village of «Barril» is like another hidden paradises in Portugal centre, out from the tourist routes like those I’ve visited last summer and I’ve posted here recently like «Pomares», «Coja» and «Avô».

I hope you've liked the journey.


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Hi Jose,
beautiful hidden place in the forest,
wonderful rich colours,
i really love the lovelt textures of teh walls,
welldone amy dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • bakyy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 64 W: 36 N: 32] (1200)
  • [2008-11-04 11:57]

hi Jose
this place is paradise,
colors, contrast, sharpens,...excellent
regards Bane

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-11-04 12:48]

Nice capture of the light and good composition. Well done !
Best regards

I do wonder how nice it woudl be to spend a few days hidden away in that little castle...but maybe someday you'll find out -...
nice colours
it suggests such peace ad silence i could seriously crave for it just now...from this horribly rainy evening..
ciao !

Hi friend!
Nice colours and great shot.

Hi Jose,
A great scenery with superb colors and details. Great place to be, I guess.

Dear Jose.

I am always happy (and looking foward) to see your new photo because I know it will be great one! :-)

Once again you achieved extraordinary atmosphere. By choosing so nice pov you made a scenery like noone can. Beautiful colors, defined image and so calming atmosphere overall.

All the best, dear friend!


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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2008-11-04 13:21]

Ciao...molto bella questa foto
mi piace moltissimo...


Hi, Jose, very good photo, good capture, colors are strong,...

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-11-04 14:42]

Hi Jose
An excellent POV to include that beautiful stone work on the old building and the river creating a romantic setting. Nice vivid colors and sharp details, meticulously worked out

Boa noite José!

Realmente é um paraíso amigo. Parece que da para respirar tranquilidade e paz nesta fotografia. Para quem vive nessa casa deve ser muito gratificante acordar, abrir a janela e tem como vista esse pequeno rio e a natureza à volta.
Em relação à nitidez, cores e luz....Perfeitas como sempre :)
Parabéns amigo.

grande abraço.

Hi Jose,
Lovely place and good presentation,
composition, colours and litht are wanderful.
Excellent POV. and details,
well done.

Boa noite Jose
Wonderful image. Very well composed and with a awondeful sharpness and colour.
This is a fantastic image to live. Thanks.
have a good day
my regards

Hi Master
This is a wonderful place, like a paradise
Great capture and perspective
Good note
Have a nice days

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-11-05 0:55]

ciao jose..bellissimo scatto..ottima prospettiva..bel contrasto di colori e di luci..lavoro impeccabile..grande soggetto

Hi Jose,
Really a hidden paradise.
A s always, I see an artistic vision and hight technique skill here

Selahattin E

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-11-05 2:24]


superbe cadrage, la maison, la végétation, ces belles teinte d'autonme, avec le bleu de l'au, la barrière, quel ensemble, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


Ola Jose! Original shot. Good POV and capture. Excellent lightness, superb colours. Original art work. Saude!

  • ioana_tm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1200 W: 148 N: 2196] (13409)
  • [2008-11-05 5:26]

Hi dear friend,
what a beautiful place to admire.
Nice "window" from it.
Have a lovely day.


Very mysterious house, located by the river in the forest - great place to spend a nice, calm weekend :)
I like the warm colors here, they add some energy to this picture.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-11-05 6:53]

Hi Jose,
Looks to be such a peaceful and serene location. Nice composition-good contrast of colours.

Hi Jose
wonderful peace place
gret pov and good note

Hi Jose,
This is a beautiful place and excellent composition.
Beautiful colors and details.TFS

Hi Jose,
What a colourful and fantastic place's shot...
Good details. Depth and clarity are excellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Wow, what a beauty!!! Superb work and series, Jose!
And hop, it goes into my favorites! :)
Best regards,

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-11-05 18:17]

Wonderfully balanced composition, full of textures and details in a pleasant and unique scene. Rich color and depth. I like how the railing guides the eye to the building and parallels the water. Excellent shot:)

Ola dear friend Jose.
Splendid composed picture with all colours in full glorie.
The 'Dept' looks reaaly DEEP. haha
Have a lovely sunny day dear Jose.
Groeten van Jan

Jose Hi:

Splendid Architecture within beautiful Nature. Wonderfully composed and impressively presented. Thanks for the note and I am enjoying your journey.

Congratultions, very nice, my friend

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-06 7:31]

Merhaba dear Jose...
Beautiful shot and comp....A superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar...

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-06 8:31]

hi Jose

Very good choice of the diagonal composition of the red building to contrast with the greenery, especially the rough texture of the wall is very interesting.

I can see your title fits well because the green forest is so natural here without any disturbance.

tfs, bill

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-06 8:35]

Hello Jose, well composed scene, this old construction is beautiful with great warm colors. Well done, thanks!


a very well composed scenery Jose, really a place of paradise here, sharp with well captured colors.TFS.

Ciao Jose, lovely composition with beautiful house, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose,
nice capture, great pov, subject and atmosphere.
Thank you again and again for your kind words.
Regards Caesar

Gran POV amico mio. Ottimi luce e colore con le interessantissime due linee di prospettiva balaustra/tetti e l'altrettanto ottima profondità dal fiume. Fantastico il grafismo.


Olá José,

Uma belíssima composição, dessa vez utilizando fortes e lindas cores.
Excelente trabalho, acompanhado de uma nota bem informativa.
Parabéns e um abraço cá do Brasil.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-11-07 13:01]

As in most of your shots, excellent control of the light, José. A wee bit underexposed, I love that. Good compo, interesting subject too.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-11-07 13:59]

HI Jose
This house is so quaint and lovely for the composition that you show off so well.
A great job of capture.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-11-08 1:22]

hello jose
beautiful shot of a beautiful view.
great composition from good pov.
thanks for your nice comment on
best regards.

Hi Jose!
Amazing colors. Nice POV, very nice capture. Beautiful shot.

Your photos have such a unique mood to them Jose.
I love the mix of elements here, water, sky, stone,
it all blends together really well.
Fabulous colors and tones. Great work!
- Vincent

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-11-08 10:57]

Hi Jose
A great scenery with superb colors and details.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-11-08 13:46]

Hi Jose,
I missed a lot of your beautiful photos in my absence!
This one catches my attention for its excellent composition. The fence leading us towards the house in the right foreground makes a good perspective and deep at the image. The contrast cold/warm is also very interesting. A joy to look at this beautiful image looking like almost of a japanese garden!
Bravo! Annie

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-11-08 19:37]

Hi Jose,
The lovely traditional village home is seen in all its intricate detail as it looms over the quiet tuquoise river below.
Excellent sharpness and details to go along with great clarity to this fine image.
Regards, Tom

Hi Jose
What a nice and nostaljic shot, great POV and light control, excellent details and PP work. Well done brother.
Regards, Alireza.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-11-09 3:28]

This is a beauty José. There is a wonderful mood captured with the light ands the beautiful colour. I like the contrast between the really cool water colour and the reds of the building. Great textures and a really superb POV.
Warm Regards

Hi Jose,
Superb texture, color, and details of the tiled house. A wonderful way of framing emphasizing it's hidden nature. I shall look forward to your future postings of small Portuguese villages. My compliments...Danilo

Bonjour Jose,
Une bien jolie composition richement présentée, le cadre semble exceptionnel, coupé du monde, la verdure parée de ses plus beaux atouts donnent beaucoup de valeurs à cette petite maison dont les couleurs et les détails de la brique ressortent magnifiquement!!!
Bon dimanche et merci d'être venu me faire un petit coucou cette semaine, j'apprécie beaucoup!!!

Hi José,

Seeing all your pictures make me want to make a photo journey into the heart of Portugal as well!
Beautiful location, nice old stonework and warm red roofing tiles - a place to love.


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-11-09 7:59]

Olá José,

Que vontade que tenho de conhecer o Barril depois de ver as suas fotos.

Tenho que programar uma semaninha para conhecer esta zona.

A foto está fantastica, a casa de pedra escondida na vegatação está perfeita. Enquadramento genial e boas cores.

Muitos parabéns, um abraço.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-11-09 10:13]

Very beautiful shot, classic composition and rich colors, the tones kept mild and pleasant.

Hi Jose
A wonderful work and magic color..
It appears as a really beautiful place

Strong colours Jose and the image well composed. Good light and some nice foreground detail,

So very beautiful picture with unique peacful atmosphere:)
I love it
warm regards

hola jose
wow what a beautiful house!!
nice composition, ideal light and vivid colours!!
have a nice evening

i can't help but say wow.. this is beautiful, Jose.. i like the left water view to the back.. wonderful capture again showing the beautiful village.. tfs..

regards, terry

Ótima composição, meu amigo. Boa nitidez e cores bem definidas. A iluminação também
está muito boa. Sem dúvida, um lindo cenário.
Excelente olhar. Meus parabéns, meu caro!

Forte abraço,

Ciao Jose
bellissima questa casa in mezzo al verde e alla natura bei colori e bel risalto.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-11-21 19:20]

Hi Jose...
That is real one - It's great pleasure to see...
Excellent photo with beautiful colors.
Nice sharpness and great mood.
Rgd. George

Wonderful work Jose,
creat texture and color!

Malik & Mary.

HI Jose...nicely balanced and composed shot..great details and colors.


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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-12-02 10:30]
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Hello Dear Jose
Such Superb one, First Class colors , comp and light. If it's in wood frame it would looks like FINE ART.
To my FAV
Best Regards Jose

Hi Jose

It looks like a lovely place. I like your POV and composition. You have certainly set the scene for us. Lovely colours as well



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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-03-23 8:28]

Hi Jose,
what a beautiful place.Perfect composition.TFS.Necla.

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