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brotherhood for single youngsters

brotherhood for single youngsters
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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: 2009
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD III, Unforgettable, thats what you are..., mbrito back in time, by himself, postcards from Portugal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-19 14:40
Viewed: 2540
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ermida de S. Sebastian is located in the village of Ericeira (Portugal) — a wonderful village and an excellent beach for surfing — and its origin seems to retrace to century XV or beginning of XVI.

The Ermida is a building whitewashed, hexagonal, with a cupola in buds, and it is isolated from the houses of the village. It was the headquarters of composed «brotherhood solely for single youngsters», until 1968 when the tombs of the Brothers were transferred to another place.

Curious detail of the history of this temple is the diverse prohibitions of dance and parties near the temple. Prays the history that even in the celebrations in honour of the martyr St. Sebastian, the procession (day 2 of January) was done in speed up step, depleting the musicians who arrived at the end completely sweated, although the weather to be almost always cool.(*)


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Now this is incredible ART Jose'!! I love this. The shadow of the couple is AMAZING, incredible last light of the day! Your processing is incredible! Are you selling your work Jose? You should! It's amazing. This gets an award! I love how you did this! I would be proud to hang this in my house. Looks like a master's painting!

ciao Jose..
shadow are so great here!! so long.. so intense.. they create a wonderful mood!
excellent colours and details also!! really a great job!! my compliments
ciao Marco

Hi Jose - I love the long shadows, the tonal range across the sky and the cobbled ground - the red doors stand out really well also. Initially looks like a simply pic, but in reality there is a lot to attract the eye and keep our interested - very nice image.

Hi Jose
This is very nice photo of the temple captured very elegantly.
The shadows look simply superb..
Wonderful colors,sky and details. Amazed!! great work

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-04-19 18:25]

Hi Jose...

It's really interesting and lovely late sunset shot...
Long shadows look great. Nice presentation and info not.
With my compliment,

Salam Jose
Another superb and well composed shot
I like its dreamy soft colors and the shadows of the two men which are dragged on the nice texture of stone pavement
Many thanks for sharing, BRAVO

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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2009-04-19 19:43]

ola jose

this is an excellent presentation of an architecture and an artwork. like the way you have captured the looong shadow. very good POV. well presented.


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2009-04-19 19:57]

It's frankly special ! What an excellent effect ! Congrats Jose.


Beautiful shot. You always have the most amazing colours. The low angle of light creates some delightful light and shade and texture in the cobbles. The scene looks so inviting. TFS
warm regards

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-04-19 20:30]

Hi Jose,
I just come back to my home after a week of business trip! And what a nice view to take contact with TL!
This light and the long shadows create an incredible atmosphere. And your process with colors is amazingly done! Their harmony is perfect!
A very beautiful and serene image to admire just before go to sleep! Bravo!
Best regards! Annie

Hi José...this is an exceptional shot...wonderful colors and tones...excellent in every way...


Hi Jose,
Beautiful colors and presentation,
nice shadow and sunset sky,
very well taken and done.
nice note too..

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  • dunav1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 167 W: 71 N: 89] (1879)
  • [2009-04-19 22:32]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful picture nicely composed and presented in amazing colors and sharpness and great mood of sky...
Best regards!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-04-19 22:41]


quelle doucuer dans les ton, fantastique ce très beau bâtiment blan dans une ambiance d'ombres et lumirèe, un super cadrage avec la pavage, mangigique.

Bravo et maitié


Hi Master
Wonderful capture and place
Amazing light and shadows

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-04-19 23:39]

Good morning Jose

A splendid look at reality reminding me of the de Chirico painting. Excellent framing, elongated shadows and terrific coor manipulation, your very strong asset. Just perfect

Compliments and TFS

Bom dia Jose
This light is something and your work is really amazing.
I know the place very well...as almost portuguese people but I didn´t know the story of this chapel. It´s very interesting and it has a deep dialoguue betwen man and emptiness...
My regards

Ola Jose! Wonderful place, mysterious shadows, very interesting scene, wonderful architecture. Original composition. Well done! Saude!

Bom dia Jose,

first thing, first word that came to my mind when seeing this image was...amazing. I am reading all the critiques you got so far and I agree with them. This is really outstanding work in 'Jose style' and that style is unique and perfect every step of the way.

I am looking at the place...and at the sky...and I find this place perfect to escape from the daily life and to rest your mind. We need such places to find ourselves again.

Great work, excellent presentation and note.

Um abraco,


Bom Dia dear friend Jose.
Magnicient looking Moody picture you shows here.
The low sunrays causing the long shadows gives it a very moody view.
The bright coloured seawater with the sundown colours in the sky, the inclusion of the few people, it all combines together.
Bravo Jose.
Thanks for the interested note, too
Best wishes from Jan

Incredible light and shadows, Jose! I love long shadows on this photo. You created perfect, very moody, full of harmony composition. I n one words - MASTERPIECE!
Best regards, Ewa

Hello Jose
Wonderful scene, very well composed, with great colours and a superb light.
very interesting shadows and beautiful architecture.
Compliments and TFS

Hi Jose,
I breathlesss
What a lightness!...
Perfect composition..
A Real classic
Selahattin E

Olá Jose

Nesta foto o que mais atrai a minha atenção é a bela e misteriosa luz...belo fim de tarde traz essa luz dourada e permite criar sombras compridas e preguiçosas...;)
Belas cores, amei.

Hi Jose,
lovely colors, light and shadows.
really an interesting picature.
very well executed, exposed and composed.


Ciao Jose. La luce e le ombre lunghe ne fanno una realizzazione mirabilante.


Very very nice shot José with a great light of the end of a day , and the shadows and colours (yours) which fit so well.Fore ground, architecture subject with people and background are perfect,too.
Wonderful picture
Best regards

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-04-20 13:46]

Hi Jose, those diagonal long shadows create a great effect! Lateral light and colours are beautiful too. A fantastic mood really!
Ciao, cinzia

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-04-20 14:34]

Hello Jose.
Beautiful light you had there!
Great moment captured.
Janek Kloss

long shadows
perfect light
misterious sky
you really capture all the details here
Now I understand why all women fall in love of you!
Great shot dear friend

Real red angel is on TL!! :)

Bom dia Jose!

Wonderful management of the light!!,and elongated shadows! gives a stunning image. You always have the most amazing colours,details and a great mood!!
An unique and elegant artwork!
All my copliments my friend!
TFS Regards

Hello Jose,
Lighting is especially pleasing here highlighted by the long shadow. Fantastic mood you captured here. Best regards...Danilo

Ciao Jose

Lindo visual
belíssimo lugares que voce achou!
Sabe, o que eu gosto muito e da tonalidade
das cores no ambiente. Eu gosto desta atmosfera,
desta cor que ao mesmo tempo me lembra um mundo
lindo de fantasia.


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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-04-21 7:36]

Hi Jose,
Simply stunning. i love the play of light and dark with the long shadows, and that touch of colour on the left. Amazing PP work.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-04-21 8:26]

Wow, what a beauty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What can I add to everything that has been said? the light....the light...the mood....the horizon...

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-04-21 17:09]

Hi Jose, The long shadows is what caught my attention here and the good strong 3-D textures of the paving stones. Well balanced with good appeal. TFS. Murray.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-04-22 1:51]

hi jose

This is simply a good classic example of light+shadow that works so well for a vision, with the light of the diagonal direction to produce shadows not only for men but building and with a sky that is so intrigue. I like your composition from low angle to get the height of the building, even though it is just a single storey.

Great work.

tfs, bill

Hi Jose,
it is an impressive capture indeed,
i really love the perfect light and amazing shadows here,
great work as always,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

Hello Jose,

I like the way your style has evolved. This is really high creative photography and it conveys pure feelings and mood.
A great work. My best compliments and sympathy,

Ola Jose:
a Ericeira e um belo local.
sitio fantastico.
bela captura da sombra.
as suas cores estao muito boas.
a luz da-lhe o equilibrio.
belo tiro,parabens.

um abraco.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-04-23 3:10]

The sunlight on the building against the dark sky,
the tall shadows on the textured ground, a fantastic composition with super results.

Hi Jose,
Excellent composition...
Diffusable lightining and shadow are impressive.
I love it. tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-04-23 8:46]

Merhaba dear Jose...
Beautiful shot..
Beautiful colours, good detail and light..
Well done..
Best regards..

Bom dia, José!
Really beautiful artwork from you - as always. I like the long shadows and the mysterious outfit of this image, beautifully captured small building and walkers. I also like the extended foreground with the streetstones, they are exposed really sharp and give an interesting pattern to this mostly soft photograph. Good job, my friend! TFS!
Best regards,

Que linda foto, meu amigo! Luz e sombra trabalharam muito bem juntas nessa maravilhosa imagem. Como sempre, tratamento ótimo e de muito bom gosto, amigo mb. As silhuetas das pessoas agregaram ainda mais beleza ao conjunto. Meus parabéns por mais um excelente trabalho, meu caro.

Grande abraço do amigo brasileiro,

Excellent photo dear Jopse.Great work,I like it.Um abraco,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-04-23 14:59]

Hi Jose

I like the long shadows & sidelighting. Moody & atmospheric with good colour & sharpness. The sunset colours at left are well shown, & the 2 silhouetted people add scale. Tfs!

Hi Jose!

Extremely good atmosphere of the shot! Perfect colours!


As usual, an interesting look and nice pp processing.
Nice Friday.

Boa noite José,
A textura, a cor, o jogo claro escuro, e o alongamento da sombras emprestam-lhe uma atmosfera qause mágica. Gosto de facto, desta sua fotografia.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-04-25 2:40]

As a lover of the low sun ,this is one of the best examples Jose,I like thhe extreme long shadows of the two gentleman.


Hi dear JM

Breathless,speakless could be my only words.
Amazing capture.The late light,the colours and shadows are really outstanding.Great work dear friend.

Grande abraço e bom fim de semana

José Diogo

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-04-25 8:18]

Hi Jose,

Photographs with light and shadows is really beautiful and full of life...Excellent composition.


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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2009-04-25 16:23]

The long shadows are interesting. Nice lighting for sure. Some mood is captured here. TFS. Karin

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-04-28 9:52]

Hi jose, you played very well with shadows and lights here. An excellent picture, compliments!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-04-28 18:25]

Bonsoir Jose

I need to get a wide angle zoom lens, my 18-200mm seems so limited compared to a 10mm lens. Nice warm light creating very long shadows. Enormous DOF. Nice composition and very dramatic blue sky. Nice work and TFS.


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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-04-30 10:56]

Bonjour José,

Jolie vue sur ce temple aux allures nobles et simples, il ressort superbement sur ce ciel d'un bleu très profond!!!
Le Nec plus ultra, le joli coucher de soleil sur la gauche de l'image qui apporte une touche de douceur à l'image!!!

Hello Jose,

It's sooo nice to walk through your photo-world again...
I love the lighting here, and the long shadows are marvelous :)
I'm going to add this one as a favourite.
What is a secret of the colors here? :)

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-05 8:34]

Hi Jose,
beautiful architecture.Beautiful perspective.Perfect light and shadows.TFS.Necla.

Beautiful observations of light, and shadow, colour and subject.

Striking work.


Hi again MF Jose,
Great shot in both a scene and also shadows. Very well composed one.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Jose

The long shadow. Wow, always makes images much nicer and full of study. Awewsome capture


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