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buon compleanno «Veneto man»

buon compleanno «Veneto man»
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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: Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): «dedidations» [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-08 7:59
Viewed: 2316
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my recent visit to Italy I’ve the opportunity to meet some TL members. Between them I met a very special one; as he call himself: «...italian but first of all Veneto...».
I’m talking about Lucio Redrubin.

After several missed opportunities, Lucio, and his son Marco (Redrubin 3) made a lot of Kms under a terrible weather, very cold and with a lot of snow, from Verona to Milan with the only propose to meet, as he said «the Portuguese friends».

I was surprised, pleased, and after to know both, very honoured with such strong will and attitude - I think that could be a «Veneto characteristic».

I knew Lucio from TL, I have laugh a lot with his good humour and kindness; but what I found was a very intelligent, conscious, and sensitive man, with a wonderful son (knowing Marco, I think the other Redrubins, Paolo and Peter, are also wonderful boys).

When we met I said Lucio that I had photographed a wonderful «manhole cover» to his «TL theme» but I was waiting for an opportunity to post it.
As I know from Redrubin 2 (his son Paolo) posting from yesterday, today is your birthday.

So my friend, with this heavy «manhole cover» photographed in Dublin near the «Christ Church Cathedral», I thank you all the pleasure you gave me since I’ve met you, and I wish you an happy birthday.

José mb.

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Hey, my friend!
Wander fool picture! This is not just photography, this is much more than that!


Boa tarde Jose
Your photos is superb.
I must thanks to lucio because just since I met him here I look to the ground, I love the top.
Dear luccio you are a kind, a very intersting person and you will never be a prisioner because your heart belongs to life, your family and friends.
Thanks jose.
Happy Birthday my dear friend Lucio.
Um grande abraço
(I wish you a Happy day and year)

hello Jose
a nice shot for Lucio
he is a good friend and a wonderful human. this is so wonderful that you have met him in person. I too wish him a Happy Birthday and a wonderful life ahead.

this is a nice post, a good composition with fine light. i like the metal texture on these patterns

Manuj mehta

Hi Jose,
Interesting and artisic shot. Nice dedication to dear friend Lucio...
Nice text also...
Selahattin E

Hello Jose,
this kind of meetings are fantastic, and this is why this site is wonderful. Happy Birthday to Lucio, you have posted a really great photo for him.
Best regards dear friend.

Hi José,
Nice dedication to Lucio on his birthday! Really special manhole cover, it's a pleasure to see it in our theme. Nice figures, golden colours, good exposition. Well done, my friend! TFS.

Hi Jose
most interesting items on manhole cover.
excellent shot. clear and sharp.
outstanding dedication to a friend.

Hi Master
Wonderful gift for Lucio
Interesting job
Great note
Have a nice Sunday

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-02-08 9:01]

hi Jose,
beautiful work for dear Lucio.happy birthday to you dear Lucio.TFS.Necla.

wonderful photo dear josè and wonderful dedication to a great person indeed
ciao for now , must run

Hi Jose! Did you know that Lucio is our President?.......and very good person too.
Nice tribute for his birthday.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-08 13:53]

Hi Jose
That is a very ornate manhole cover, I thought at first that some of the items came from a soldier's tunic. Well done and very thoughtful.

Boa noite Jose,

wonderful dedication to Lucio. Great way to celebrate his birthday. Very touching note and great image. But then again...all your images are special and beautiful.

Happy birthday Lucio again...I hope you had a good day.

Um abraço,


Good evening Jose,

great shot and most of all wonderful dedication to Lucio. I don´t know what I should like more, the image or the note...both are superb.

Um abraço


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-02-08 19:50]

Hi Jose...
Lovely colorful and very impressive shot...
Perfect details and well composed photo.

Greetings to the opportunity to meet some TL members,
a specially our friend Lucio.
Rgd. George

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-02-08 20:18]

hi Jose

OMG! This is a manhole cover? At first I thought it would be ancient artifacts from a museum piece showing civilisation! My 1st time to see manhole cover of this artwork quality, especially with dark tone and and bright yellowish symbols.

I also read your note, and I sincerely believe it is the dream of photographers not just to show and share photos captured, but also to make friends globally. After all, the photos are all part of the global sharing network. What makes it interesting must be because meeting the photographer in person, we may find our theory about the photographer to be right or wrong when we try to see or judge her/him by character from her/his photos. I am glad you clarified about Redrubin and the other Redrubins; I am utterly confused by the name in serials!

tfs, bill

Hi Jose,
Nice dedicace to Lucio to his birthday,
Excellent POV. and details of this manhole Cover theme to Lucio, it is a very special cover with and excellent special piece of art this manhole..Great golden colors and Excellent done.
My compliment.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-02-09 1:35]


Mangigique vue de ces vieux objet, avec ce fond noir, très belle amîtrise des teintes et belle mise en valeur, superbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-09 4:36]

Ola jose

Good sharpness, colour & lighting contrasts. The manhole covers in Korea & Japan, are worth a second look, too. Congratulations!

Welcome Jose,
interesting artefacts set into dark backgroung. Very good composition and nice dedications.
Regards - Slawek

Olá Jose

Uma foto diferente...gostei da textura das peças, dos detalhes. Ótima luminosidade. Gosto do rústico nas fotos.;)

Ciao Jose, beautiful gift for Lucio birthday, facinationg composition, great artwork, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ola Jose! Very interesting theme. Good work. Perfect capture. Original info. Saude!

Ciao Jose

Um bonita descoberta destas
ilustrativas peças fundidas na pedra.
Com certeza é um interessante artistico tiro!
Me lembra fósseis marcados nas pedras.
Eu gosto da definição, das leves cores em ouro
e da textura.
Parabens a você e teus amigos que fazem Aniversário!


Bonjour José
I discover what is "manhole cover" and is amazed by yours which looks as if it were bone objects coming from archeologic excavations...It proves that your shot is very well done.
I don't know yet Lucio but I join with you to wish him an happy birthday

Hi Jose,
Very interesting objects and its wonderful details...
Good focus and clarity. Excellent work. I like it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Jose, an excellent capture of this manhole cover with nice framing and lighting.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-02-10 11:59]

Hi Jose:

Wonderful shot. I would not have guessed it if it were not for your note. Nice composition and POV. Very sharp with excellent details.


hI Jose
let me thanks with a simple "grassie" in Veneto language
is perfect present for my birthday
I received only two and this is one!
thanks for your friendship and wonderful photo
thanks again

Very nice work my friend!I like it!Well done!
Um grande abraço

Hi Jose
As for me - very unexpected object with good presentation. Really good shot!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-11 18:06]

Hi Jose,
congratulations for meeting birds of the same fethers....Trekkers. Wonderful.
the picture here is very lovely too, quite special in the sense that its different, and it become an onbject of art. Very interesting and good shot to share.


Hi Jose,
A wonderful dedication for Lucio vith great graphism, colours, sharpness and details.TFS.


Salam Jose
Nice to hear that you've met other TL members.
Great manmade old things, nice shot.

Regards, ALIREZA

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-13 14:45]

Hi Jose, I like the subject and their colours and textures. It was good idea to include the stone on the right side. Also the story of meeting fellow trekers, as i have been fortunate to meet some in my region also and a great pleasure to do so. TFS. Murray.

Foto interessantíssima, Jose. Ainda não tinha
visto! Que belo presente ao Lucio! Parabéns e
obrigado com compartilhar, meu amigo.


hello Jose,
i am so pleased that you were able to meet up with Lucio, and this is a great dedication to him.
This is quite the manhole cover. i love the effects of the metal objects.
have a good week,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-17 8:20]

hi jose!
thanks for nice words in your message.
gret old dublin town here on your picture.
best regards
janek kloss

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-02-23 2:00]

Hola Jose ;) how are you...
Wonderful photo and presentation, TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Boa noite José!

Adorei ler a tua nota :) Que bela prenda para o Lucio!
Gostei muito da foto, pois nunca vi tal coisa.
Muito boa nitidez, amigo.


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