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pines for Christmas

pines for Christmas
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-02-27
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-700, Sigma 30/1.4 D DC HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 11:50
Viewed: 1898
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pick up pines in the forests to light home fires in the peak of Winter in Portugal is a very typical Christmas activities.
This Christmas I choose pine cones to wish all my friends and those who visit my gallery Merry Christmas.
José mb

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Hi Jose,
Beautiful presentation of these pines cone for Christmas,
Here too in Canada we made this in the Christmas tree,

Excellent composition in black & white with nice contrast and light,
My best wishes for Christmas to you and family,

Olá Jose
wonderful presentation. wise choice of B&W version. splendid picture of pine cones in the forests to tell about the interesting Portuguese Christmas activity. fine use of nature's waste.
Natal feliz
tsilla & yoram

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-12-20 13:21]

Hi Jose,
Very nice Christmas photo. Good choice for B&W. Merry Chrismas to you and family. TFS Julie

Good morning Jose,

Very moving and beautiful tradition of Christmas celebrations with these warm pine cones, beautiful composition.
It's always a pleasure to read your gallery. TFS
I wish you a wonderful Christmas with your family.

With my kind regards. Yolande

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-12-20 17:50]

Merry Christmas Jose MB,the smell of the pine cones must fill the houses with the feshness of the countryside,I think families must have fun together, collecting the pine cones,yes?
Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year & thank you for still being an active member at TL,I enjoy very much your images.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-12-20 18:02]

Hi Jose

Good repetition of the pine cones. Not sure about the yellow green tint at right. Excellent tonal range & graphism. Tfs & have a safe & happy Christmas!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-12-20 19:53]

Hi Jose,

Thanks for this delicate attention!
I like pine cones, I use them everywhere in my house for my Christmas decorations.
You did a nostalgic mood with this sepia version! Christmas is so evocative, so this is a good idea to come back to the past. I remember as a child with my brother to pick up large bags of cones emerging from the thin layer of snow.
Very nicely done!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-12-20 20:27]


Fantastique vue sur ce pives le contraste sont merveilleux et ce fond avec toutes les épines, superbe tableau et iamge.

Bravo et amitié


Merry Chrostma and Happy New Year Jose. A very stimulating and attractive presentation as always.

Dear Jose
More like a painting, this amazing view!
What you've done make it a realistic sense.
Merry Xmass to you and your lovely wife
Best wishes

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-12-20 22:48]

Hi Jose,
What a superb excellent composition in black & white, I like the contrast and light,
Creative composition of the pines in the forest
My best wishes for Christmas to you and family,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-20 23:36]

Hi Jose,
A nice semi-abstract presentation of these pines in this splendid set-up.
Good B&W presentation and a lovely treatment.
They are so common in Malta and we use them as decorations on the Christmas trees and include them also in the religious crib!
A Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Healthy New Year.

Francis Xavier


Here is a very artistic and different approach to represent Christmas, I love!
This is really Unusual.
There is always a search with your photos, you chose these details on the ground, and a wonderful job with the contrast and light.
My best regards

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