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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: 2007
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II, MOOOODDD!!!, Boats and Ships, PLAGES ET COTES DU MONDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 16:27
Viewed: 3495
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 106
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in Foz do Arelho, a bath zone in West of Portugal located near Caldas da Rainha and Nazaré, an hour distanced from Lisbon.

Foz do Arelho is swamped by the Atlantic ocean, it has a beautifull beatch, a great salt water lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos), and it is surronded by mountain and forrest.

It is there I spend all my week-ends; and it is there, without «net» or computers, I recharg batteries for the eternal «next week in the court of law».


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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-10 16:42]
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Beautiful use of space line and tones. Very simple stark beautiful shot in here!

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-02-10 17:11]

Olá José,
Beautiful Atlantic ocean. Very interesting colour tones. Great shot. Parabéns !!
Um abraco, Zsú

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-10 18:04]
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Hi Jose...
Terrific picture - great moment captured!
Beautiful light and wonderful B/W tones.

Ola Jose!
Paisagem bonita! Escolha boa B&W! Composição e detalhes bons!

"Vi depois, numa rocha, uma cruz,
E o teu barco negro dançava na luz
Vi teu braço acenando, entre as velas já soltas
Dizem as velhas da praia, que não voltas:
São loucas! São loucas!..." - canções bonitas do fado

TFS, a mais melhor consideração, Zorica

Hi Jose.
I like your b/w colours with ideal light
great shot,
regards Karolina

Hi Jose;
Very nice B&W photo, cong.TFS,Regards..

Ola José.
Beautiful black and white shore picture. Excellent silhouets, but pitty the horizon is not flat.
Worth to repost it an other day with the water on level.
Best regards from Jan

Great B&W composition. The light we reach is faboulous:it´s a very beatiful photo. Congratulations.

my regards


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  • Aida Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 39 N: 200] (2292)
  • [2008-02-11 5:41]

Olá José,
Bonita composição. A suavidade da água e do céu fazem-me lembrar um lenço de seda. O senhor no barco e o seu reflexo tb ficaram excelentes. Mas a primeira coisa que me salta logo à vista é o halo ao redor dos paus contra o céu, que faz parecer que estão em relevo.
Fica bem,

Olá José!
The sky and water are in harmony here. Nice place to relax!

Bela perspectiva José
Great shot my friend.
Ainda bem que valorizas a Foz com o teu descanso...
Boa semana (short one)

Hi Jose
Very nice and interesting shot!I like it.
Wonderful light!

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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2008-02-11 13:26]

good bw work, great mood!

hello jose
i like that composition with boats and dark atmospher
it gives to us solitariness emotion in photo
really good presentation

Hi dear friend,
good choice for the B&W tones.
Nice crop and angle of shot.
Lovely the light diagonal line.
Have a lovely week.
:) soon

Hi Jose

Marvellous very calm and beautiful composition!



bom dia Jose,
this is another beautiful black and white image, the quite atmosphere af the picture is really great and clear lines are special, bravo

Hi Jose,

great composition, wonderful misterious mood. The line in the sky is absolutely magic!

Well done!


Fabulous B/W shot Jose,
Well composed and light managed.
Placement of the boat is perfect.
- Vincent

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-02-12 10:20]

Well composed and the BW suits it well. The light in the sky is impressive.

Hi, Jose!

Wooooooooooooow! Very nice! perfect! Tones, lights, viewpoint, theme.


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  • nface Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 3] (457)
  • [2008-02-13 3:15]

hi jose black and white good choice ,,so nice photo thanks for sharing


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-02-13 4:12]

Jose this is stunning. It is crisp and sharp. Perfect composition and I love the Black and white. Simple and beautiful. Excellent work.
Warm Regards

hi jose.
love the light arch in the sky and the dark silhouettes against the gray lake.
very well done, excellent mood.
thank you.

Hello Jose,
This is beautiful BW photo.
Lovely tones and mood captured.
Very nicely composed. TFS

Hola Jose, fascinating B&W with splendid boat, wonderful dreaming atmosphere, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-02-14 9:09]

great mood... very attractive...
it is a beautiful secene..
well done my friend...
like it much

Hola Jose,
A soothing b&w composition. There is good contrast, exposure, and shrapness. Congratulations. Danilo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-02-16 12:06]

Hi Jose

Nice B&W image. It looks very solitary and serene. Nice tones and contrast



The mood here is fantastic Jose !
I'm sure the colour version (if there's one) looks great too ;-)
Well done. Best regards,

Hi Jose,
in my opinion it's a masterpiece.

i cant resist to give you a critic to this beauty (salinas can wait)!! wonderful compo!! really perfect mood!! b&w is an excellent choise!! bravo, veramente bravo.. my compliments!!
ciao Marco
;) soon

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-21 20:18]

Beach, water, sky..... just perfect BW work. Great photo - congratulations

Ola Jose,
Beleza de composicao em pb.
Perfeito conjunto de luz, brilhos,contrastes...
Parabens pela bela galeria de photos.

Wonderful b&w composition, great colors! I feel the atmosphere in your photo:)

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-03-03 12:54]

Hello Jose.
Wonderful effect captured and well presented.
My compliments.
Janek KLoss

Great work of art. Nice tones and good composition.

Olá José,

Uma belíssima imagem em branco e preto, na qual existe uma perfeita harmonia entre seus diversos níveis (céu, montanhas, espelho d'água).


:) quarta-feira

hola Jose.

Increíble fotografía.


Hi José,

An office nicely situated and a weekend retreat to recharge your batteries - not bad, not bad at all!

What an excellent image. Good composition, perfect light, wonderful presentation.


Hi Jose,
I love this shot even before I was a TL member. Amazing B&W. Love the soothing and calmness it gives. Totally love it.

Best regards,

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-05-08 10:28]

Hi Jose,

What an amazing sky!!!!
Really great!
I like the view and the composition is nice!


Hi Jose,
Perfectly composed ...I like the way you placed the objects ... looks very balance. The tonal range and contrast is also very good. Excellent work! tfs

This too is really good in landscape and shadows
very nice

Amazing capture
Wonderful reflections
Very good job

Hi Jose,

I feel this music when I watch the image...

A nostalgic mood, and well turned B/W.
Always important to reveal the mood of the concept, and here it is done..

Enjoy !!


Stunning photo. Has great tones. How do you like your Sony A100?

God Bless,

Guau, very nice picturem with great dark tones and composition. Felicidades :)

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-08-20 6:29]

Olá Jose,

Estamos aqui perante uma obra prima.

Fantásticas tonalidades, ambiente relaxante.

Uma das minhas preferidas no TL.

Muitos parabéns está magnifica.


Hello Jose. Sometimes, as here monochrome says so much more than full colour ever can. A wonderful serene atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.

Dear Jose,
Amezing fotografia,Wonderful photo,
Muhteşem siyah-beyaz bir fotoğraf.
Işık-gölge fevkalade başarılı.
seni tekrar kutluyorum.
Best regards

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  • jorgi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 40 N: 33] (519)
  • [2008-12-16 13:12]
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browsing your gallery is pure delight.
I hope you do not mind me picking also some older images...Some of them speak to me so greatly that I would do them unjustice if I was ignoring them.
The vastness of this one is almost hard to embrace. So much space, so infinite, soft, so quiet and still...it almost seems impossible...It feels more like a dream. Or like time has stopped and all there is left is a man and his thoughts.
Overwhelming atmosphere.

Wish you lovely evening,

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-06-01 19:07]

Hi Jose,

B&W is not as popular as it use to be during film period. However it is still possible to make great shot with digital as long as people think in term of light and not in term of color. This scene renders beautifully in B&W and you acheive a nice image. TFS.


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