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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: 2008-08
Categories: Nature, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/12.5, 1/600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-17 12:42
Viewed: 1831
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«Summertime the weather is easy.
Fish are jumping out
And the cotton is high

One of these mornings
You've got to rise up singing
Then you're spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

«Summertime» is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera «Porgy and Bess». The lyrics are by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (*).

«Summertime» became (and remains) a hugely popular jazz standard, and, to me, it has all the spirit of the hot summer nights that I spend in «jazz bar’s» during my hollidays, with family, friends, and, of course... a fresh beer.

In hollidays now, I wish you all my TL friends a great «summertime»… tchimm…tchimm…

(*)Informations about Summertime taken from Wickipedia
waves photo worked with «curves».

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Hola Jose
que bonita esta foto
de verda
muy linda y de efecto muy grande
Una buena noche a ti y Portugal

Jose Hi:
Amazing artistic composition, very well composed and impressively presented.
Thanks for the note
Congratulations, very nicely done.

Ola Jose.
Your note tells it all. The shore is the most atracting part of Earth.
The best place to enjoy life and the best ideas are born on the beach.
The waves shows that life is comming and going.
Well done.
Best wishes from Jan

merhaba dear jose
excellent black white picture and composition.wonderful waves and skyline.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-17 14:32]

Great job!! A very beautiful image. Also an interesting note. TFS and have a happy day!

Ola dear Jose
Yes i can hear the music from Your photo. And the whir of the waves. And can fill the sad fillings for the outgoing summer
Best wishes my friend

Boa noite Jose
Now I understand your "silver sea"!
I love this place and your sea has a wonderful mood. Ok you just like sea at night to hear music and talk , talk.
Summmertime is a lovely composition . Nice note. For me a «margarita», please.
My regards

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-08-17 16:09]

Olá José

Gosto do trabalho que fizeste conseguiste parar o mar e romantizar o momento!
É isso mesmo!


you've worked amazing picture and I sincere congratulations
my compliment but this is simmple great image

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-08-17 18:35]

Hi Jose,
I adore Gershwin!
You have mixed its Summertime song with this photo with an artistic sense!
I like the way you jazzed the highlights on the top of the waves.
Bravo! Annie

Hi my friend!
Very nice shot!I like it.Nice details and idea.
Grande abraço,

Hello Jose,
excellent capture and presentation here,
wonderful note as always,
welldone amy dear friend and tfs,

Hello Jose!
Very interesting effect! Lovely waves! Beautiful B&W photo!
TFS, Best regards

ciao Jose..
gerhiwin is superb.. i think to him.. and i think immediately also to W.Allen (Manatthan).. ;))
intresting job in PP.. you have create a moodly effect.. it gives the idea of memory.. of a rimind in the past!! well done
ciao Marco

I like the effect on the traditional ocean waves. The B&W and the added highlights somehow remind me of photos that were taken in the 1930s. It does give an impression of a reminiscent, nostalgic past.
Kind regards,

Wonderful capture Dear Jose
Good note
I like B & W colors

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-08-18 5:12]

Dear José,
What a wonderful note. To Summertime.
The capture and lighting are fantastic.
Have a wonderful week.
Enjoy Summer

Painting with your camera again José!
I love the nostalgic feelign to this,
also the dark tone to it all.
The waves look like brush strokes.
Well composed and creative post.
- Vincent

Hi, Jose!

Nice mood, excellent BW work, good "black lights". TFS,


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-08-18 9:46]

Hi Jose...
Excellent 'summertime' shot.!
Very nice artistic composition...
Looks very nice to me and nicely presented.
Well done.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-08-18 11:17]

< a very artistic photograph

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-08-18 11:20]

Waw ! what a work on the light ! Really great !

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-08-18 11:45]

Un flou intéressant.
Bonne journée.

This is a shot for memories disguised in golden waves...and the music playing in the back of the mind...Cheers!
Diana :)

I loved that movie too Jose. An excellent bit of PP work on this image. Good tones and textures with the grain adding a nice touch,

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-08-18 13:17]

Olá José,

Fantástica e original foto das ondas do mar, mas não é de um mar qualquer, é da Foz do Arelho, linda praia!!!

Efeitos de cor espectaculares. Grande ideia.

Muitos parabéns,


a different kind of shot but still good to look at.. it has gloomy feeling in it..

enjoy your summer.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-08-19 1:01]

Ola Jose
Composição muito bonita.
O jogo da obscuridade e da luz é maravilhoso.
O POV é excelente.
Eu gosto da atmosfera inteira do mar.
Eu desejo-lhe boas férias.
as melhores considerações

Olá dear MB
What a wonderful "Summertime".
Surrealistic effect.Great work and note.
Grande abraço
"SMILE THE DAYS"(japley)

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  • spis (482)
  • [2008-08-19 7:31]

Olá jOSÉ,

Espectacular e a fazer lembrar os fins de tarde nas autênticas praias atlânticas.


Hi Jose,
Amazing picture and lovely composition, Excellent POV. and details of the wave, the shore is very well taken with a lovely presentation,
Excellent done.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-19 10:13]

Interesant, mad and original photo in an unbelievable sharpness. Large composition owing to you. Excellent one sharp details and good observation.
Best regards.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful summertime waves and its excellent
presantation. Good POV and good lightining.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-19 10:29]


Fantastique cette vague, la grand classe, quel effet, en NB, un ambiance fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Hola Jose
Excellent seascape the colours and composition.TFS.

Hello Jose,
Very special light effects. Very nice.
I'm afraid the horizon is not leveled, but the overall impression is positive .... or maybe the horizon WAS not balanced that day. ;-)
There is a grainy effect in the sky; did you add that ?

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-19 12:02]

Making a picture from just water exiting and interesting is a very hard job Jose,this looks fantastic.

Seppur stanco non posso esimermi da farti i miei complimenti per questa magia. Superlativa.


Hello Jose,
I do like the exposure especially of the waves in this elegant composition. This image reminds me that summer is indeed fast approaching its end. Very attractive to view. And yes I do love the song in your Note - Sarah Vaughn's version is a favorite. Best regards, Danilo

Hello Jose,
Perfectly presented waves...
Selahattin E

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-08-20 7:57]

Amanzing artistic shot here Jose,
Beautifully visually, very well compound. Fantastic lake colours. Congratulations, very well!
Best regards.

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  • Cyn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 15] (312)
  • [2008-08-20 8:11]

Hi jose,beautiful B&W ! love it! great work! marleen

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-20 8:40]

Merhaba Myfriend dear Jose...
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and very beautiful composition....

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-08-20 11:42]

Very interesting photo, especially with the post processing effects, really does harken back to older BW and view camera days.
Nicely done.

Hi Jose,
Very fantastic shot vith great PP work.well compo.TFS.


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-08-21 1:20]

Hello Jose,
Nice contrasty black and white, I like how you have the light right down through the image. Well seen.

i look forward to enjoying these waves soon, not soon enough in fact!

Hi dear friend,
unusual tones for a summer shot, but I must admit that I like the idea.
Congrats for the idea!
Best wishes,
:) soon

Wow, I love the graphic effect of this one, it looks like it was drawn with charcoal:)
Such a simple subject, but an effect - terrific!!!

A lovely seascape with might and energy.
I like the pp result.

Olá José,

Fabulosa! muito boa composição e um belo efeito de luz.



Ciao Jose, fascinating composition, great painting with wonderful vawes, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-08-23 16:37]

A fine summer night at the edge of the sea, with a fresh salty breeze, under the glow of the moon, nothing more than time and possibilities ahead...mmmm...how simple and perfect:) Well done.

so very beautiful atmosphere ,with those tides,jazz song and some lazy feeling...great
warm regards

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-08-25 7:06]

Hi Jose,
An artist's work! Wonderful b/w shot. The bright parts of the waves almost look like silver. Fantastic creativity.

Hello Jose. Another good capture of the summer mood and vibrancy of the big wave. Well framed and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-09-06 8:09]

Thanks, and hope you also enjoy a great late summer. I'm back at home and work, the garden needs attention and loads of photos from vacation need to be worked on.

Hi Jose
wonderful shot of the action of the waves

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