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on the edge of dreams

on the edge of dreams
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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, Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-28 13:30
Viewed: 2099
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing my photo-journey for the centre of Portugal, in the clientele of Arganil, district of Coimbra, it is the village of «Pomares» with 31,68 km ² of area, 587 inhabitants (2001), and a population density of 18,5 hab/km ² (*).

The village of «Pomares» is located at the foot of the mountain of Açor, near the left edge of «Alva» river, has a series of palace-like houses, and is a zone of leisure very frequented in summer.

The river «Alva», for its rough course, with many dams, is one paradise for those who love canoe sports.

«Pomares», like «Coja» and «Avô» (previous photos), is another small village of Portugal centre, out from the usual tourist routes.


(*) data extracted from wikipedia.

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beautiful work Jose!

amazing art, place and colors!
great capture...truely cool!
Well done


Hello Jose,
very nice light and subject, wormth and summer is gone away in nothern Europe at least for the next 6 months.
Regards Caesar

Olá José,
Que beleza de cores, reflexos e paisagem!
Definição e enquadramento magníficos.

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2008-10-28 13:53]

Ciao...magnifica questa foto...
mi piacciono moltissimo i colori
e i rami dell'albero, il salice piangente,
che scendono sul lato...
danno un particolare in più...


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-10-28 14:01]

Olá José,

Mais uma magnifica fotografia de uma aldeia pitoresca Portuguesa. Os reflexos na água estão geniais e transmitem um ambiente calmo e relaxante.

Colorido impressionante e excelente enquadramento.

Um grande abraço,


Ola dear friend Jose.
Lovely with nice full colours and reflections image of this wonderful place.
So, Dear ALVA was a Canoe lover ?
Their is notting written about it, the time he spent in Holland, haha
But eh... ALVA was spanish, right ?
Thanks for the historical note too.
Best regards from Jan

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-10-28 15:25]

Hello Jose
Good composition, and color mix.
The rhythm of the stone fence is attractive against the water reflection.

Ola Jose,
Bonita composicao,bom contraste e bela luz.

Mais uma ótima composição, meu caro. Lindos
reflexos, boa luminosidade e nitidez. Só achei
uma pena a parte de cima da primeira casa
(direita para esquerda) ter sido cortada. Fora
isso, excelente trabalho!! Parabéns e OPC!


Bom dia Master
What a wonderful capture and reflections
Excellent colors and perspective
Have a nice days

Hello Jose,
A masterpiece again,
I loved light, colorsa and reflection.
Nce harmony of nature with architecture
Selahattin E

Ola Jose,
This is excellent composition of beautiful
place. Beautiful reflections and colours.Well done my friend.TFS

Ola Jose,
The diagonal placement of the water bank along with the reflection and the stately willow tree are the highlights for me. An attractive image, architectural details of the houses are evident. Best regards, Danilo

Hi Jose.

It really doesn't matter where you shoot, every single one of your photos have extraordinary atmosphere. This one is so dreamy that I'm almost "in there".



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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-10-29 5:14]

Hi Jose,
beautiful capture of the beautiful place.Perfect reflections.TFS.Necla.

I'd say...past the edge of the water, there's a pool of dreams reflected from your soul. :)
The magic comes in through the water's eye.
Excellent low pov and colors, they give to the shot the warmth of a safe place.

Hi Jose,
Another nice capture from Portugal, calm and peaceful scene, and the reflections work great under these light conditions. It looks like that the nature and built environment is in good harmony there. Nice one! TFS. (also for the informative note)

Hi Jose,
great mood. The exposure looks very well managed with really coolness and warmth at the same time.
The really sharp reflections are a bonus :-)

Best regards, Daniel

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-10-29 6:55]


Merveilleux reflet, quelle image, avec ces couleurs autonmales, de toute beauté.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Jose,
very nice presentation of the village of Pomares,
Excellent POV. and details.
great colours and lovely composition,
lovely reflection and light.
very well done.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-10-29 9:19]

a lot nicely picture those colourful rocks on the forefront, which mirror, it lift wondrous

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-10-29 12:26]

Interesting composition, it has however a feeling of instability as if slanted in an unnatural way. Colors and reflection are beautiful.

Hello Jose,
wonderful reflection and composition.
I must visit Portugal! It's very nice.


Boa noite amigo!

Ando "apaixonado" com os reflexos e estes aqui estão simplesmente fantasticos! Adorei a composição. A nitidez e cores estão muito boas, parabéns!

grande abraço.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-10-29 19:01]

Hi Jose,
What a beautiful village. I like how you've shown more of the sky in the reflection. Lovely subtle colours. Appropriate title as well.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-10-29 19:02]

Hi dear Jose...

What a interesting and beautiful shot...
Lovely landscape, reflections and colors.
Well done,

Hello Jose,
Good composition, very nice colours nice view from this beautiful place
My best Regards

This scene reminds me of the song "edge of the ocean" José.
Fabulous POV and lush colors. The reflection is well captured.
Looks like a lovely place or a holiday.
Well done.
- Vincent

Jose Hi;

Wonderfully beautiful color and reflections of those colors of Nature.
I really like your PoV and including some sky.

Congratulations, very nice, my friend

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-10-30 13:41]

Hi Jose
Excellent light and perspective - Lovely landscape

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-30 13:54]

Hello Jose, I really like the sharp reflections on that nicely composed shot. Well done my friend,


hello Jose,

beautiful countryside shot.. is that willow on the right? nice shot and composition of the place you visit.. good one.. tfs..

regards, terry

         Hi Jose,   What an amazing shot and its fantastic details...   Nice colours and perfect presantation...   Depth and clarity are excellent.tfs.   Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Jose,
Beautiful landscape with many details and good colors. I like the mirroring inthe water too.

Hi José,

Your country is lovely as are the picture you share with us to show just that.

Composition wise I probably would have tried to include the roof of the building in the middle.

The definition, details and colour of the sky are always much better when seen in the reflection of calm water - beautiful.


Ciao Jose, great view of lovely place with fantastic reflectoions and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

dear josè thank you for sharing this beautiful tour of the portugiese landscapes away form the tourist routes which are more popular with our imagination . this is such a far cry from the chaos of nazarè and suggests beauty, peace and true rest
well captured the dividing line between reality and dream
by the way have you read the new carlos Zafon book?
I have just put it down after a three day non stop

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-01 9:29]

Selam dear Jose...
verynice shot and reflections...Asuperb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

Hi Jose, splendid scenery of this part of paradise with great reflections. I like this landscape so much.
TFS and have anice weekend!


Olá José,

Belíssima composição, tanto por suas cores e perspectiva quanto pelo lindo reflexo no espelho d'água.
Parabéns e grande abraço,

Hi Jose. Magnificent warm reflections, like the colours. Very good sharp.


Ciao Jose

Continuando tua jornada ao centro de Portugal, eu tenho certeza
que ele nos mostrara mais belíssimas compo!
Excelente visual e bonita compo, o lugar é maravilhoso a margem deste rio, algumas casas espalhadas no teu percurso, e ainda tem uma bonita e maravilhosa árvore que é a minha favorita - O Salgueiro -
O espelho da água é maravilhoso mostrando como está o céu neste lugar.
parabens my friend......


Hi Jose
Incredibly beautiful place..
Another very successful work, with great reflection in the water and fantastic colors..
realy dream pictures!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-03 0:09]

hi Jose

I like this POV showing such a view over the water. Your composition of the water and wall line makes it more interesting to divide the reflection below the wall, even though I think in doing so, you cropped away the top of a house.

Good living environment.

tfs, bill

This is very beautiful picture...Colors are so vivid and so beautiful...Composition is perfect:)My best compliments dear Jose

warm regards

Nice work and nice reflections my dear friend!
Um grande abraço,

Hi Jose...nicely composed shot...great reflection details...nice work.


Hi Jose
Good shot of this river and the houses behind.
I love this photo

What interesting titles you choose, Jose. There is a dreamy feel to this one, and I like the rich color and the crisp reflections. The cropping feels a tad tight -- as if you might have done better to stand back a step or two. On the post-processing side, you might also have dialed back on the green just a bit. That said, this is still a very pleasing image. Thanks for sharing.


  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2008-11-09 10:50]

Bonsoir José,

Quelle jolie vue avec ce superbe reflet aquatique en premier plan offrant une belle profonduer à ton cliché!!!
Détails et couleurs sont des plus ravissants!!!
et à demain, je n'ai plus de points

What a wonderful view!

Malik & Mary.

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-11-25 16:23]

Boa noite Jose
Fantastica fotografia. Os reflexos estão lindos.
Um abraço

Ola Jose
Magnificent landscape and architecture. Original and warm atmosphere. Excellent reflection. I wish to be there and fill this atmosphere
Best wishes

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