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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: 2008-08
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself, The first of the day.(start20/10/09) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-22 15:29
Viewed: 3130
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«THE SIMPPETRA - International Symposium of Sculpture in Stone of Caldas da Rainha» (Portugal) happens in this city, every two years since 1986, during 30 days in the summer.

In all editions «The Simppetra» receives near 100 projects competitors (the great majority of foreigners), of which only five are approved — the sixth participant is always an invited Portuguese sculptor — to work more than 70 tons of stone for symposium.

Kovanic, a sculptor from Paris (France), said about the stone used there that "…this rock marble is superb, and the people will be able to touch, to sit down, or to settle in it as birds".

This photo was taken in the last SIMPPETRA (2008).


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Hi Jose
Nice to see you again
Wonderful capture and mood
Great details, composition and note

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-22 23:50]

I love the light and tones of this superb compo.
Full of life and energy.
Glad to see you again


Very dramatic light Jose - almost a backlight.. I like the mono toning treatment too. I'm not so sure about the chain seeming to run through the nose of the man on the left but overall I like the composition.

Interesting shot!!


Ola Jose! Very interesting scene, interesting men, good POV and capture, original exposure. Fantastic effect. Saude!

Hello Jose:)
Very nice composition,and beautiful sepia-tones you have here.
interesting shot and nice scene with a great capture of the light.
Nice to see your work again....

Hello Jose,
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your SIMPPETRA portfolio as well as your pics from Egypt and Italy. I thank you for posting the link. This image adequately depicts hard work, machismo is such a featured theme, and the sepia treatment is expertly processed. My best regards.

Boa tarde jose
I like the composition and the treatment. It´s hard to work but it has done with care. Good travel to the Simppetra.
My regards

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-23 6:16]

Hi Jose

The warm yellow red sepia tone works well here & adds an archival mood. Superb sharpness & framing. Well composed using the principle of three. Tfs!

Ciao Jose

Bonita composição!
O teu trabalho tem bonito efeito neste filtro
nem sépia, nem amarelo, mem B&W.
Eu gosto dos efeitos e da apresentação!
Uma bonita luz define bem todos os detalhes.
O tratamento da imagem é impecavel!


Heşllo Jose,
Long time no see your excellent works like this. Breathless light, depthness and sepia tones.
Congratulations for your photographic vision.
Selahattin E

Hi Jose,
Nice presentation of The SIMPPETRA sculture of stone of Caldas da Rainha, nice composition in black & white *Sepia* and good contrast and light.
Excellent daily life work of this artist.

Boa tarde José,
Bom tê-lo de volta e com um trabalho forte em todos os sentidos. Belas luz e foco e grandes as tonalidades obtidas. a série é excelente.
Abraço do

Que tons, meu caro! E que luz, hein?
Grande trabalho, amigo mb. Parabéns!

Abração do amigo brasileiro,

Salam Jose

Glad to see you are back again!
Wonderful highlights in this super contrast shot
Very nice and natural labour pose, very unique monocolore tone

Regards, Alireza

Olá José!
Um momento muito bem captado.
Excelente luz e composição perfeita.
Muitos parabéns!

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-10-29 13:39]

Ola Jose!
Nice to see you again dear friend!
Wonderfully composed image,with nice lighting and tones! perfect mood and details!
like your outstanding vision!
Regards and tfs

Hi Jose,
Superb daily life photo.
I like the b/w conversion very much. It gives a bit more 'drama' to the image.

Hello Jose,

Very interesting scene.
Excellent lightness and tones.

Best regards,

P. S. I look at your portfolio and I have to say that you have excellent photos.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-10-31 12:50]

Hi Kose, The naturalness of the scene with the workman's actions are good as you were quite distant and therefore this scene is more natural than if you were seen to be intruding. The mysterious colour appeals to me. The comment about birds is brilliant as it seems so appropriate. TFS. Murray.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2009-10-31 16:17]

I like the duotone here as well as the strong contrast. Very crisp focus. TFS. Karin

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