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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: 2007
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Perspectivas..., mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 15:18
Viewed: 2169
Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Alcobaça Monastery (also known as St. Mary of Alcobaça) is the first fully gotic workmanship made in Portugal. It was established in 1178 by the monks of Cister’s Order.

The Alcobaça Monastery is consired world wide patrimony by UNESCO, and in July 7th of 2007 was elected one of seven Portugal wonders.

If you come to Portugal, you must go to Alcobaça, a city in the west of Portugal - more or less 100 km from Lisbon -, and spend a beautifull day inside the monastery; you'll not lose your time.

José mb.

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hi josè... it's so clear.. with colours so well definited!! nice pov.. i like this high look... light is so well definited.. and forms and lines create a good mood!! a right perspective!! TFS
ciao Marco

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2008-01-21 15:43]

Hi Jose,
This is a wonderful composition, great point of view.
Very well done.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-01-21 15:48]

Olá Jose!

Um bom angulo que arranjaste para tornar a foto diferente, gosto das cores que conseguiste com a luz existente!


Hi Jose
Great POV and symetry for this composition.
Nice use of the light with a central warm light and colder light coming through the windows.

Very beautiful Capture. The stone seemed to became cristal. I like the angle of capture and the luminosity you gave to The photo.

My regards


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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
  • [2008-01-21 22:51]

Beautiful image, I lke the point of view and the special effect tha it creates, nice and soft colours too, good job Jose

Ola Jose! Amazing perspective. Very good lightness and sharpness. Perfect shot. Saude!

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-22 7:26]
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very beautiful photograph of the roof

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-22 7:42]
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Hello Jose,
That is however interesting architecture and clarify photo with very good detail and colors. The composition is excellent.

Wow! to be able to turn back the hands of time and watch that thing being built... Quite the awesome architecture! Your POV gives us a feel for how majestic it is.
Nicely done!

Wow!! What a great POV. It is so dramatic and the color tones are great!
I love the lighting and details.
Very well taken picture!

Hi, Jose!

Interesting POV, wonderful perspective with beutiful colours and lights!

Ola José.
You sure had a look up to heaven when you made this picture, haha
But sur its a very well composed picture.
Perfect in balance.
Regards from Jan

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  • Aida Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 39 N: 200] (2292)
  • [2008-01-23 9:10]
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Olá José,
Esta foto é simplesmente genial. Adoro o impacto causado pelo invulgar pov que pessoalmente causa-me uma sensação de claustrofobia. A geometria awquitectónica foi muito bem aproveitada, não consigo tirar os olhos do remate das colunas (os detalhes ficaram mt bons) e do arco entre elas. A cor também ficou mt boa (fim do dia?). Confesso que já fui algumas vezes ao mosteiro mas esta perspectiva nunca me passou pela cabeça :)

Fica bem,

Splendid archecture, strong gotic image!

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-26 3:51]
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Lovely colour and super POV Jose. I love the light and how it highlights the beautiful architecture. It is amazing how they could build something like this that long ago. Super image and great history. Well done.

Hi Jose

Nice POV, sharp details and a very good exposure controlling the bright light from the windows and the shadows in the roof. Nice looking building



Hello Jose
Fantastic work here. I like the piece of story.
Compliments - TFS
bye Aga

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-15 17:27]

Hi Jose...
- Fantastic capture of the "Alcobaça Monastery.1"..!
- It's just amazing and spectacular!
- It's a great job in any way...
- It's well done, well presented...
Bravo, George

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-03-04 11:41]

Very good POV, it puts the right emphasis on the beautiful architecture.

great depth of image and feeling of the sky up above... .gives a dimension of infinity and the light maket it look like alabaster or stained glass although i is marble.. great job josè

Hi Jose,
Beautiful perspective from a very nice pov. I like the composition. And, how you managed the light and shades here. Very nice shot, Jose.
:) later

Gothic architecture is one of my favorites! Beautiful capture of the broken arches! Excellent light and great colors!
Best regards,

Wonderful POV Jose. Lovely light and good tones with well defined detail. TFS,

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-29 12:25]

Hi Jose
Excellent composition. I love the lighting and details.

Boa noite José!

É fantastico como conseguiste tamanha nitidez num sitio com pouca luz e ainda por cima a altura..
O mosteiro tem uma aquitectura fantastica, e retrataste na perfeição ;)
Luz e POV, estupendos.
Parabéns amigo.

grande abraço.

Olá, José!

Ótimo registro dessa linda arquitetura.
Excelente ponto de vista e perspectiva.
Gostei muito também da quase perfeita simetria.
Conseguiste boa nitidez e bonitas cores.
Parabéns e OPC!


Boa tarde Master
Wonderful perspective
Great details and light
Have a nice days

What a point of view.....
All the feelings are there....

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