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S T O R M #2
Photo Information
Copyright: Antonio Sousa (ajcsousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 65 N: 287] (1878)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-09-06
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: HP Photosmart 935
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fernando (favorites) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 4:55
Viewed: 2390
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A large view of my hometown under an amazing sky. This picture was taken 5 minutes before this one.
Photo taken in Alcochete - Portugal.

The town of Alcochete is located on the south bank of the River Tagus, near the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve. Salt has long-been one of the main industries here, and saltpans can still be seen to the north and south of the town.
The town's foundation dates back to the 7th century, after the Moors conquered Lisbon. Its name derives from the Arabic word for kiln, as there have been many found in the area.

In this picture you also can see the Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Vida (Chapel of Our Lady of Life), a small chapel with an architectural plan from the fifteen hundreds. The main façade is Mannerist and it is interesting to note the rustic stone door panels which flank the main and lateral doors. There is one single nave which has a central shrine, covered by an elegant Mannerist dome. The builders, Dr. Afonso Frigueira and his wife are buried under the main shrine. the lateral walls of the main chapel are covered with panels of tiles from the XVIII century. The church is situated in a beautiful place where both the River Tagus and Lisbon may be seen. Joined on to the church was a former hospital which once belonged to the local charity.

Regards from Portugal,

jafsc, chrisJ, pablominto, frank, Isamar, fer, TonyFoto, Janice, mwebr, cstathoulis has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mwebr: Cloudsajcsousa 1 10-05 18:51
To pablominto: Light Poleajcsousa 1 10-03 10:01
To TonyFoto: PP Workajcsousa 1 10-03 09:57
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excellent, amazing! really beautiful phot! TFS

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  • lollie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 742 W: 46 N: 2] (64)
  • [2005-10-03 5:14]
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Bonjour Antonio,
Stuning picture , the sky is absolutly wonderfull, Very nce compo to I love the shadow.

As beautiful as the precedent one! This serie is really fantastic!
Excellent work Antonio.

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2005-10-03 5:40]

Fotografia maravillosa Antonio. En el limite entre lo real e irreal, la luz y los contrastes, asi como la composition total, la coloco entre mis favoritas...Bravo Antonio!!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-10-03 5:58]

Ola Antonio

I like the superb tonal range, in this outstanding b&w image. The high contrast, graphism, lighting, & pp work are all superb. Parabens!

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  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2005-10-03 6:08]

Dramatico cielo.
Me gusta mucho. Tienes un gran dominio del manejo de la luz con la camara y con los programas de retoque fotografico que son muy de agradecer.

Great picture Antonio - reminds me of old Hollywood black and white shots... graphically over-emphasised to create the mood. Very well done specially with the clouscape.. they are surely dramatic to say the least.

Well Done.

Hi Antonio,
Another highly dramatic seaside scenery! Very well composed in fitting B&W, and a nice diagonal by the white wall... And the light pole, your trademark for the series?
Pablo -

António, esta foto está espectacular!
Excelente trabalho de PP e a escolha pelo P&B foi a mais acertada ;)
O céu dá dramatismo à foto!

Fica bem,

full on DRAMA, wonderful tones, from the white walls to the black shadows, good work, (*_*)

in these images of yours Portugal is so beautiful.....
A country to love.....

Great work Antonio, you should print this and hang it on your wall, its great.


Está realmente mto boa!
Foi bem escolhida a opção P&B!!
Gosto do dramatismo que a foto transmite

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-10-03 8:58]

Olá António,

Como sempre,excelente!O preto e branco está maravilhoso assim como o enquadramento.

Hi Antonio,
Another wonderful scenery with amazing clouds. Very impressive. Any pp work on the clouds?

Just changing the angle and it's not at all the same! That's another view very enjoyable! It just miss the lightnings now :o)

nice....threatening...good work

bo g.

Wonderful composition again Antonio. The clouds and their tones are really dramatic. A fantastic job. TFS

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  • amg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 4 N: 29] (1595)
  • [2005-10-03 13:22]

Essas nuvens estão fantásticas. O tratamento dado à imagem está muito bom. Parabéns.

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-03 14:23]

Great picture ………

Simplesmente fantástica.
É um B&W com uma profundidade enorme...o que mais me chamou a atenção foi o "peso" das nuvens, um efeito espectacular. Boa composição e título.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-10-04 3:13]

Thunderous clouds heading your way! Brilliant capture in BW Antonio. The composition is good, and your PP work Looks great. Well done.

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-10-04 19:05]
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If you just stare at the lamps for a few seconds the clouds begin to move. Could just be loony today but when I look at the two lamps on the post...mainly the right one the clouds start to move. Anyone one else after me see this!
Well goes to credit your FANTASTIC photography and compositional arrangement Antonio.
The contrast and smoothness of the image is just so eye pleasing. Your work is of a great caliber my friend.
Very well done, very well!


ps-do you see the clouds moving?

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-04 22:46]

Very nice complement to the other picture! Beautiful duo! The light is amzing in both pictures! Great composition! Michel

Maravilhosa a imagem Antonio. Cheia de drama e cheia de tons fantasticos.

Tudo de bom, Stef :))

WOW! Divinal! Dois pontos são uma injustiça!


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  • olam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 7 N: 13] (628)
  • [2006-01-24 12:45]

really nice B&W effects :) Excellent shot! Regards, Ola

Hi Antonio,

That's incredibly beautiful!!!
Fantastic B&W version! Seems so threatening! Amazing contrasts and shapes. Great composition!
Very well done!

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