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Portugal in bw

Portugal in bw
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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: 2012-11-01
Categories: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-700, carl zeiss distagon t* 24mm f2 za
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos that I would love to be mine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 13:24
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Points: 24
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entrance to the citadel of Cascais
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What a strong shot with amazing light and exposure, Jose!
Great sharpness and well caught mood in this daily life scene.
I like the color tones you have opted for this shot and details you managed to fetch here.
Good shot all in all!

Kind regards,

An excellent monochrome with lots of detail and interest. Excellent lighting also, particularly on the car. The only reservations I have is about the empty space with little interest in the right hand side foreground.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-21 14:12]

Ola Jose,

You've beautifully drawn this image in monochrome. Excellent details are drawn from the architecture and ground. Partial use of VW Beetle is interesting. An aesthetic presentation my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Ol Jos

Bem capturado os reflexos do carocha, d o arranque ao nosso olhar para a entrada da cidadela.Muito bom Jos.

um ab

Hello Jose
Great architectute of this citadel
Like the B&W..Good clarity for great details,,
Well caught

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-21 20:50]

Hi Jose,
I like this particular POV. The old Beetle VW is creating a considerable depth to the arched entrance to the Citadel and balancing the composition. The people passing from beneath the archway are giving scale and animate the presentation.
Excellent monochromatic effect and fine details.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Jose, bonjour,
And excellent composition in Black & White with great details,
Beautiful contrast and light with and excellent POV. and DOF.
Nicely taken and done.

Hi Jose..nice monochromatic shot. Very rich tonal range with nice sharp details. Well done.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-22 0:27]

Hi Jose.

You delight us with this image, the b/w tones well justified in using. I like the numerous textures, they stand out so well. The archway teases our eye in not seeing where she leads, the lack of skyline intrigue more, very neatly taken Jose. tfs

stv ;o))

Bom dia Jose
a fine picture of ambiance; car, archway and family. immense sharpness and clear details. splendid textures in a well composed B&W image. Portugal is beautiful in colors and interesting in B&W.

Ciao Jose, lovely B&W composition, fantastic perspective, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose, an interesting presentation in b/w with lots of lovely texture.
Many people would have placed the arch in the centre of their composition, but it works really well off centre, as here.I like the inclusion of the people going through the arch.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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