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Orient Station_Lisbon
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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: 2009-04
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 7:35
Viewed: 1930
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TYRREL… I'm surprised you didn't come here sooner.
BATTY… It's not an easy thing to meet your «Maker».
TYRREL… What could he do for you?
BATTY… Can the «Maker» repair what he makes? (*)

(*)Extract of dialogues of «Blade Runner», film of Ridley Scott, in a novel of Philip K Dick.

«Orient Station» has the futurist look of “Blade Runner” movie, and brings to my memory the meeting between Roy Batter/Batty (a clone performed by Rutger Hauer) and his «creator/maker», Mr. Tyrell, in Tyrell corporation, and how hard is to live without our own past, or our own memory … (in the film memories were implanted in the clones, but these memories were fake copies from other persons…)

When we look to the «Orient Station» (where this photo was taken), and we think in his «creator/maker», we experiment a felling of never ending process… we became part of the «creation» … So we cannot allow the «creator/maker» leave it, and, still less, to decide his extinction…

Art just cannot resist, if besides memory creation we cannot print there our own memory.
The good «creator/maker» knows that… We know that…
So we will fight for our own memory, our reality… So I hope!


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hello Jose
how are you?
interesting shot
good conversions, fine execution, love the pp work here. Artisticaly done
interesting note too
nice work
thanks for sharing
Manuj Mehta

Bom Dia friend Jose.
The tekst suits this picture perfect.
The colour tones and the highlights makes it an artistic picture too.
Very good job on it, Jose.
Congratulations and tfs.

Boa tarde Jose
The grandiosity of the gare gives place to a great mood place.
Hard mood very well conceived and a good note about creation versus creator. Heavy mood!
My regards

Hello Jose,
Like an abstract artwork, wonderfully designed composition and nice texture
Selahattin E

hI jOSe
this is a great work
great pov captured in different levels
wonderful pp work and effect
artistic view and good result
Miss you all


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  • papera Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 109 W: 21 N: 794] (3246)
  • [2009-06-08 13:30]

post-modern, post-industrial, post-everything... apocalyptic?
like from a bleak vision of the future, or from a corner of our heart of darkness, a solitary figure emerges, cap on his head, to lead us out of this God-forsaken place...
your images are oneiric landscapes, scattered with light and colours we only remember from dreams.
boa noite Jose'...

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-08 14:20]

Hello Jose.
Well done my friend.
Interesting point of view and whole presentation looks effective as always.
Great eye!
Best Regards
Janek Kloss

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-06-08 14:28]

HI Jose
You made it look like a movie set with the placement of the lights and the open space giving it grandeur.
Your PP is very retro.

Hello Jose
This photo is the best in your series Orient Station....for me of course..!
great atmosphere and perfect pp processing..
all the best

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-06-08 18:31]

Ciao Jose

Belíssimo visual deste B&W
esta arquitetura de cimento cru
me lembra o metrô de São Paulo!
Similar visão eu tenho das saidas
do metrô para as ruas da cidade.
um bonito visual e bem composto my friend..
Uma apresentação de muito bom gosto,



Bonour José
Very impressive shot and ppwork , great mood as always with perfect pov and playing on the levels of tones and height of people
really fantastic
Best regards

Ola Jose,
Very beautiful B&W composition.Great POV, light and perspective.TFS.


Good morning Jose,
Indeed your capture of the Orient Station has a futuristic look. I do like that cowboy looking character atop left of the frame. The high contrast and sharpness as well as dark mood is very artistic. Best regards...

An almost unreal atmosphere of Man being lost in overwhelming architectural structures, Jose. The uneasy expression of the man (no "M" this time) trying to find his place in this environment, really conveys that feel.
Excellent observation and timing + a very appropriate post-processing, effectively rendering the mood of uncertainty.
TFS & kind regards,

Olá Jose,
Muito criativa sua visão da estação, e excelente momento pegando aquela ´pessoa no alto para dar perspectiva a foto.
Realmente tem um que de blade runner ou filme alemão dos anos 30.
Muito bom.

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-09 4:45]

Hi dear Jose

will start with your superb note, the conversation, your definitions, the inspiration I get when reading such amazing words and looking at this superb Art.. the colors matching the mood perfectly, the characters, the rough texture, the abstract environment in general.. it's awesome, balanced, all is placed in the right place, the lights, the figures, shapes and lines...lots of details greatly presented..

best regards

Amazing work! Really stanning effect! I really like the mood of the photo!

Ciao Jose, really remember fantastic atmosphere of blade runner, wonderful B$W composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-06-09 10:59]

Hello Jose!
Complicated and wonderful composition!
amazing light, effects and a great perspective!
I always enjoy your artistic images!
Regards and tfs

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-09 17:02]

Ola Jose

Superb graphism with excellent sharpness. The people add scale in this unusual composition. Tfs!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-10 3:34]

This place is incredible ... your photos, too !


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-11 9:37]

Hi Jose,

Another great capture of the station.
Very intersting to see the interiors of the station.
Thank you for sharing the photos...


Hello Jose,

Great capture in B&W, amazing POV and details. Congratulations!

Una gran imagen, felicidades, muy buena de gran calidad. Me gusta tu punto de vista. :)

Hi Jose,
Beautiful picture in Black and white well presented again with nice contrast and details.
Excellent work and composition,
very well taken and done.

Hi José,
Well captured! The boy on the walkway draw my attentions, while the silhouettes in the lower part makes this picture so interesting. I keep always thinking "what are these people going to do?" Anyway a mysterious but well captured scene and architecture.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-14 8:42]


une merveille cette station quelle iamge, quel effet, ce tons doux et mystérieux, vraiment la grande classe.

bravo et amitié


ciao Jose..
really nice the link to blade runner.. i think you have taken a fabolous crop, here.. concept of different planes is simply superb.. it makes me think to some jobs of Escher.. and it's so effective.. giving to us different perspectives!!
excellent capture.. my truly compliments
ciao Marco

Olá Jose,
Efectivamente parece uma cena do sombrio ambiente de Blade Runner.
Mais uma foto com caracteristicas peculiares. Muito bom!
Um abraço

Hi Jose!

Perfect shot! Really interesting to see!


Wonderful composition my friend!Bravo!I like it.Nice work.

Hello Jose,
I had to look a while before I recognized what is shown. An original crop. Good capture with lot of lines and patterns. Funny note with it.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-06-17 7:56]

Hello dear Jose...
black and white is a great detail
was a good work

Hi Jose,
Minimalistic shot and wonderful details...
silhouettes are very sharpness.
I love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Amigo José,

Concordo plenamente com a comparação que fazes com o filme "Blade Runner". Um olhar futurista lindamente captado por sua arte.
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-17 15:26]

Boa noite Jose,
Perfeito foco e clara luz. Uma composição muito bonita. Maravilhosa imagem.

hello Jose,

very very interesting work here.. fine used of the black and white.. dark silhouette of the peoples that walking home or away or where ever they were going made this wonderful elements in this shot.. good work again.. tfs..

regards, terry

Bom dia Jose,

maybe I saw wrong, but I can swear to God that I saw new image in your gallery yesterday. Cherries? Or maybe I am just loosing my mind.

What a great note! And the whole image is really impressive. Orient Station must be great place to visit. Great choice to convert this image to B/W...because of the atmosphere.



Hi Dear Jose
Another wonderful artwork!
I like this monocolor tone, great sharpness and a well-balanced composition.
Sorry for my delay, as these days we have a very slow internet speed.
Best wishes, Alireza

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