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bones of summer

bones of summer
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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: 2008-09
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-23 10:30
Viewed: 2039
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 126
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
THE TITLE: when the summer begins a giant crowd invades the entire littoral in a few days, and the tents of cloth and wood go emerging of the ground as mushrooms.
When the summer comes to the end, all that crowd disappears with the same rapidity of the arrival, leaving behind the remaining portions of these «cloth cities» as dry bones in the sand — reason because I called the photo of today «BONES OF SUMMER» — that create a very special scenario of structures and colours against the sea.

THE PHOTO: with this photo I had a very hard option.
In general is the photo that «tells me» if the posting will be in «colours» or in «b/w», and I simply follow this true «desire of the picture».
However, in this particular case the «photo claimed» for two things totally different: the colour impact; and, the mood of a classic b/w.
Therefore I will post both: in the gallery as I saw it, in colour; and, as a «ws», the b/w version.

I couldn’t decide myself. Can you help me?


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Hi, Jose!

Interesting shot and note, excellent composition and perfect quality.



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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-09-23 10:49]
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Hi Jose,
I am addict at blue /green coloured harmony! So, the color version appeal me more than the B&W, despite this one is beautiful!
What a superb subject and composition! The nets, play of lines, strong waves in background with the dark sky compose a balanced image and suggest a dramatic mood!
My compliments! Annie

Hello Jose,
Strong, how just a detail of the beach makes us feel the entire atmosphere. The zoom effects makes these "bones of summer" really pop out and gives the wave in the background a menacing dimension: as if it wanted to erase summer (and its tourists) definitively.
I like the tight framing and the highly saturated colours, as they contribute to the above mentioned effect, but if your really ask me to choose between the colour version and the B&W version, I will opt for the B&W..
TFS & kind regards,

Olá amigo josé!
Acho que te consigo compreender, se fosse comigo também ia ser um dilema.. Mas ao observar as duas versões com atenção resolvi escolher a ``color one´´, e a simples razão é devido ao azul dos paus, pois deu um contraste fantastico à foto. A B/W não fica nada atrás, os efeitos e correcções que fizeste ficaram muito bem, mas a number one é esta.
E concordo plenamente contigo em relação à tua nota. E foi muito bem pensado teres lembrado disso ;)
Parabéns por mais um excelente trabalho.
grande abraço.


Boa tarde jose
The color mood is more fantastic. green and blue as sometimes the color of the ocean. Very vibrant as the look of the sea.
I think the colour one is less easy and more original.
The B/w is more classical and more sweet.
I choose the colour one because of its strongness.
My regards

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-09-23 11:38]
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Greetings Jose,

Normally a B&W is usually more dramatic,but with this image I prefer the color version.The colors of the nets balance with the colors of the sea & the blue, "net bones" seperate the two
adding more depth to the scene, than if they were in B&W. I also think that the white sea spray has more impact in the color image.Just MHO



Hi my friend. A taken outside from your usual outlines but the impact is exciting. I hope you'll like my crazy play in WS.


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  • vbnv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 1] (426)
  • [2008-09-23 12:20]
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Hi Jose,
I prefer the colors one! I think that the black and white one is too hard. In the colored one, the blue and green tones fit together well. The colours give something more to the picture. TFS. Regards,

Another clever title. I wonder how it sounds in Portuguese. "Los huesos de verano" in Spanish, but huesos are what I give my dog...and she doesn't want them only in the summer.

I like the richness of the colors here in this image. The sharpness and detail present the image as if you could touch it.

The B&W workshop that you posted doesn't do anything to enhance what B&W usually does, which might be the impact of showing structure, however, it actually flatens it for my taste and for some strange reason, I think the green is "important" to the image. Probably because it's so difficult to get greens to correspond well with each other and the green sheets on the shore do correspond with the seagreen. I'm not sure, but I bet the blue from the poles has something to do with "carrying over": the transition from the green below to blue water above, which is how the eye moves as well.

Although I like the way the blues and greens play with each other in the workshop that Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) did for you, I don't like what happened to the crests in the water or the color in the blue poles. It would be interesting to see the green sheets and wooden poles from Roberto's workshop against the rest of this photo just for comparison. His green sheets have a bit more yellow in them

Be well,

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-09-23 13:36]

Hi Jose
I like deep colours! amazing green
interesting shot

Boa tarde Master
Wonderful idea and capture
Great note
Have nice days

Hola Jose
this is a wonderful work
made by Jose, yes this is the right title
great view and composition dear friend

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-24 1:17]

Bom dia José,
What a perfect, sharp capture
my friend.
I enjoy this one, but my favorite is the B/W.
Thank You.
Have a wonderful day
Friendly Greetings

Well known Landscape for us, Dear friend!

Malik & Mary.

Olá José
Fantástica composição my friend.Excelente POV. Sei que preferes o B&W mas esta ficou maravilhosa de cores e contrastes.Impressionante postal da nossa Foz a caminho do Outono.Gracias!!!
Grande abraço


This is a very artistic composition Jose. Very attractive. Wonderful lines and graphism displayed to evoke the feelings of summer. Best regards, Danilo

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-24 3:26]

Olá amigo José

A good & accurate comparison between a skeletal frame, & these fishing net support poles. Superb colour & sharpness. Tfs! Parabens!

Hi Jose,
Nice presentation in colors and black & white the two version is wanderful , great composition and details, HDR not to bad too, Excellent done..

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-09-24 4:39]


Quel graphise,, ce bois bleu et brun, la mer en fond déchaînée avec l'écume blanche, une toute belle compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Jose,
Interesting photo, good composition and very nice colours, nice presented, Also I like black and white version , good capture
My best Regards

Complète parfaitement la série de bord de mer.
Bonne journée.

Hi Jose,
excellent compo here my dear friend,
beautiful coloura and great pov indeed,
you made good choice, i really love the colored version,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,

Jose Hi:
Marvelous daily life and architecture.
I really like the composition you have presented. The WS are quite wonderful, as well, but I believe you have decided the best.
Wonderful details, splendid clarity and PoV
Excellent note, as always
Congratulations, very nicely composed and presented, my friend

Interesting and original photographic artwork José!
The white clouds behind provide a superb contrast, the colors are moody and dark
Excellent use of elements to compose this image.
Well done.
- Vincent

HI Jose..great tones and colors...nice details.


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-09-24 7:27]

ciao jose...bellissimo lavoro..grnade pov...bellissimo scatto..bella descrizione..ottimo soggetto..grande lavoro..

Ola José.
Yhink I prefer the black and white version, as it gives a better idea of the comming dark Autumn, symbolizing the empthy beaches.
The colour version is at first sight also good but the OE of the waves and the noise in the upperpart, makes me go for the BW.
Best wishes from Jan

Hi, Jose
The view and composition are very beautiful.
superb detail and good colour.TFS,

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-09-24 11:07]

Ola Jose

O que vce fala é uma verdade pura e claro!
Por aqui é a mesma coisa, quando chega o verão
emerge uma vasta população com todas as tuas
tralhas de praia, e quando acaba vão embora deixando para
tras toda a destruição, uma verdadeira lixeira!
Eu vou presenciar e vivenciar tudo isso agora meu amigo.
Meu verão vai começar!
Bonito as cores e detalhes!


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-09-24 12:27]
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A fine work by you again. The BW is good too, but personally I prefer the color one, as it has a palette that it seems to me it is a pity to be killed. Yes, I agree, BW will take you closer to "the core of the image" but in this case the color itself has a story worth telling.

Hello Jose. Excellent colors, texture and perspective of this composition. The violent wave pounding on the shore with the sky on top looking good in the frame. Well done and kind regards. Jusni

The colour for me Jose purely for the strong colours. A nice closeup of what we caught a glimpse of in your last image. Even in colour you still managed yur trademark grain,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-09-24 20:15]

Hi my friend Jose...
Wonderful landscape - lovely scenery...
Beautiful colors, contrast and good sharpness overall..
It's a great job!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-09-25 3:11]

Wonderful artwork !

congrats and thanks,

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-09-25 3:40]
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Marvelous composition Jose.
Strong and beautiful colors and an excellent POV
I like the title and the autumn mood of the image.
Excellent note
Congratulations my friend
Best regards from Greece

Hola Jose,

Preciosa composición y muy buena perspectiva, me gusta mucho los tonos y colores ya que le dan una atmosfera muy espeacial. Buen trabajo.



No, I can't help you! I like them all! Each one makes a different impression, but equally interesting. Good subject and composition, making excellent use of the visual elements and the story they tell. The blue is eye-catching in the color version(s), and the geometrics are more intriguing in the b&w. Either way, I like the fascinating "bones" as you described. Well done:)

hello Jose,

i like your bg :) its like i can hear the waves clearly.. so lovely place to be.. beautiful combination of the green and blue.. nice one.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-09-25 11:33]

HI Jose
The raging sea is quite the dof against these blue posts, and the nets with their wooden post quite the addition to the composition.

frankly josè , I'd go for the colours ....this time !!
good idea and even better realization

ciao Jose..
great forms.. wonderful colours captured!! combination is really effective.. for a sea mood so intense and cool!! excellent post.. many thanks
ciao Marco

Hi Jose,
Good title, and well known story of summer.
I liked colors and graphism
Selahattin E

Hello Jose,
very original, windy and moody photo.
I love your style and mostly these black and white atmoshpere.
Thank you for your compliments and kind words again.
Regards Caesar

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-09-26 13:09]

interesting text at a good photograph

Olá, Jose!

Entendo perfeitamente sua dificuldade em decidir. De fato, a escolha é muito difícil porque tanto a versão colorida quanto a b/w estão lindas.

Pelo que andei vendo em seus trabalhos, esse é mais um que foi muito bem realizado. Meus parabéns, meu amigo, e obrigado por compartilhar!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-09-27 10:49]

Hi Jose,
very strong composition.I liked tittle also.TFS.Necla.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2008-09-27 22:48]

Hi Joze,
great grafick view . i like this active picture and pastel colors. greetings from istanbul.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-09-28 13:47]

Dark colours for a nostalgic view ! I prefer this version for the colours impact, in harmony with the subject. Very well done !

When you look at your photo, every time I see perfection, and this image and it proves
congratulation,this image is fantastic...

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-09-29 5:14]

merhaba dear Jose....
Beautiful shot and focus..
Excellent compo...

Nice creation.

Wonderful composition and colours my friend!
Grande abraço.

Hi Jose,

Interesting picture . . and explanation that support it .
Well composed . .


Ciao Jose, splendid sea composition with wonderful light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-10-01 1:38]

hi Jose

I find the color ok for this contrast, especially there is white splash waves, the colors mix well together.

A good indication of the season's change. tfs


Bom dia dear Jose
I think that this version is better. The blue and the green tones supplement more fillings and atmosphere on the picture. Great photo
Best wishes my friend

Hi José,

The green/blue in the sea water and the green/blue of the cloths make a very good match and balance in this shot, so no need to turn it into a B&W, I think you would then loose a lot of the essence here.

No, for me the BW does not work at all.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-07 12:18]

Your pictures are always unusal and far awya from the standart work.
Thanks Jose.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-10-11 23:35]

Hello Jose,
such a magnificent shot of superbs closeness. Very artistic and very abstract indeed. I like to look at the special entitiy you have created in your shot.
They different and unique.
New way of looking into the same thing, but diff point of reference.
Excellent shot, jose.


Hi Jose,

I like both versions, this one and B&W one. It's a very well composed photo, with a great use of lighting and DOF, so in both aspects it's very moody.

Great composition for this image, we are at the limits of abstraction, it's a amazing work.

Good job,
best regard.

Your superb posting brings instantly to mind this song...
Chris Rea - Looking for the summer
Excellently seen and taken!

Hi Jose,
This quite a unique shot, borderline abstrat.
Love it, the forms and shapes upfront works well with the ocean at the background.
Technicly well handle as well.
I really like this one.

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-01-24 12:19]

Hi Jose,
I like deep colours...
Amazing green with great compo.


Ola Jose:
passo por la tanta vez,ja tirei tantas fotos,mas nada como esta.
fantastica ,execelentes cores.

um abraço

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