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cahiers de Prague

cahiers de Prague
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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: 2009-06
Categories: Architecture, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 13:11
Viewed: 6537
Favorites: 11 [view]
Points: 164
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Praha is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1100 years.

Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Nicknames for Prague have included "the mother of cities" (Praga mater urbium, or "Praha matka měst" in Czech), "city of a hundred spires" and "the golden city”.

Some historic notes
Prague was a city in the territory of military and political control of the Soviet Union. The 4th Czechoslovakian Writers' Congress held in the city in 1967 took a strong position against the regime. This spurred the new secretary of the Communist Party, Alexander Dubček to proclaim a new deal in his city's and country's life, starting the short-lived season of the "socialism with a human face". It was the «Prague Spring», which aimed at the renovation of institutions in a democratic way. The Soviet Union and its allies reacted with the invasion of Czechoslovakia and the capital in August 1968 by tanks, suppressing any attempt at work.

In 1989, after the riot police beat back a peaceful student demonstration, the «Velvet Revolution» crowded the streets of Prague and the Czechoslovak capital benefited greatly from the new mood.

In 1993, after the split of Czechoslovakia, Prague became the capital city of the new Czech Republic. In the late 1990s Prague again became an important cultural centre of Europe and was notably influenced by globalization (*)

PS: this photo of my series «cahiers of prague...» was selected to be published in the widgetized version of «VIAJAR a PRAGA»


(*) data selected and extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague

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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2009-06-25 13:15]

Hi Jose.
impressive photo.
excellent light , colors.
the sky is superb.
congratulations very good work

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-06-25 13:31]

the photo-shopping is over the top ,but with good sence and taste Jose.;]


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-06-25 13:32]

Ciao Jose

Um bonito visual,
eu adoro este teu trabalho com estas cores,
esta parte da cidade ofereceu belo visual
para o post! Ela me lembra ilustrações de
"Contos de Fadas".
É diferente e muito bonito o visual!
Parabens pela tecnica!


Wow Jose,
Superb effect from your after processing.
The architecture is beautiful. Very nice exposure and colors.

Boa noite Jose,

I don't know why, but the first thought that came to my mind when seeing this image was...Nosferatu. Really, I don't know why, but...I immediately thought of that movie. Probably because of the sky and the ghotic atmosphere (which is perfect match for my mood tonight).

Impressive image with strong colours and this mysterious light...a bit scary, intriguing and yet beautiful at the same time. What more can I say? Nothing really, I'll just enjoy the sight.

Um abraço,


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-25 13:49]

Hello Jose,

very interesting picture. I like so arranging pictures, what for a photo. A wonderful composition, beautiful colors. Excellent organization. Congratulate.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-25 14:03]

Hello Jose.
Fine colours here and whole composition looks very dramatic and effective as well.
Very good point of view and detalis on the picture.
Well done!

Janek Kloss

hi jose
Well done!

O que dizer desse trabalho, amigo mb? É bom, é ótimo ficar admirando-o, tão grande a beleza dessa obra de arte. Perfeição, capricho, excelente trabalho! Ótimo ponto de vista e, pra variar, tratamento perfeito! Meus parabéns! Já foi para minhas favoritas.


Hi Jose
Great processing technique, and incredibly beautiful bright colors,strong and interesting sky..
excellent work you performed..

Olá José,

Outra obra de mestre!
Incrível trabalho de edição de uma fotografia que por si só já é magnífica!
Parabéns mais uma vez!
Obrigado por compartilhar.

Jose, this looks like it belongs in a child's storybook!! Magical, amazing results .. whatever you did. Of course the colors are exagerated beyond anything that looks realistic, but the result is fantastic.
Great job my friend.

hi ... amazin work .. best pic can introduce prague . super effect .. nice colors and .bravo .. nice work ..

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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-06-25 15:38]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful work. Nice HDR !


Very creative use of colour which adds to the shot in your inimitable style. Great composition and clarity. Nice work
warm regards

Hello Dear Jose,
Stunning saturated and contrasted colors as if a dreamland.
Clear image, well composed elements
Selahattin E

Hi Jose,
A truly amazing and mystical looking shot, one to be proud of! Awesome PP work here, impressive work! :).


Hello, Jose -
This is quite an amazing image. I love what you did in post processing here with colors and contrast. Striking look of the colors against this sky. Great POV showing the wonderful architecture of Prague. Beautiful work!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-06-25 19:19]

Hi Jose,
The colours are unreal but that is the attractiveness of this photo.

Hey Jose how are you doing? This post has so much of energy!The colors and bursting light make this a very strong shot! I loved it.

HAve a wonderful weekend!

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-06-25 21:01]

Hi Jose,

The PP-work is a little bit overdone but I like it.
Wonderful city view and well composed.

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Hi Jose,
What an amazing photo vith superb colours, light and perspective.TFS.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-26 0:51]

Looks like an ilustration for a story book.
I like more the previous one but I must admit that this is a great PP


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-26 2:15]

Hi Jose,

Your PP work created a moody image, i like the stormy look
of the clouds. Interesting architectural shot, well composed.


Ciao Jose,
The pp work is most impressive and looks like the green filter was effectively put to good use. The composition is classic, the details and architecture of the fabled place is emphasized. best regards...

Hello Jose,
this is very beautiful work,.Ihave some 3d feeling looking in it...Perfect , very colorful work,yet somehow peaceful and calm...not shiny as usual colorful pictures are ...
I like your technique,it's unique and so recognizable

warm regards

Hi Mr Jose
let me tell this is one of your best works
great coloured details and not easy effect
wonderful view for us


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-26 6:51]

Hi Jose

Wow! Looks like a scene straight out of a fairytale. Good sharpness & superb pp work on the sky. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hi Jose,
WOW awesome mood caused by the fabulous light and you've captured it very well. Great processing, great job!


Hi Jose
Very pretty picture. Splendid panorama of city. Excellent colours and sharpness. I congratulate and I greet Mark

Hello Jose,

And also this image from Prague looks great, like a peinture. Impressive PP because creates a fairy tales atmosphere. I visited Prague three years ago and I would always want to return there.

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-26 9:29]

Ciao Jose

1st thing that attracts my eyes are the colors, the deep
effect and the strong mood it portrays..looks like a photo from an ancient time with this great architecture and the warm lighting that
produced this mysterious atmosphere... i also like the fine reflection lighting the water and the strong contrast between all the colors..
it's simply a masterwork...

all my compliments and best regards

Bonjour José
This is another incredible coloured landscape in your own manner and which seize the eye and never release it.
Bravo and cheers

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-06-26 11:06]

Bonjour José,

Un ciel noir, nuageux qui fait ressortire merveilleusement bien toutes les couleurs de ces superbes bâtiments ainsi que le vert des arbres, c'est de toute beauté!!!

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-06-26 11:16]

Yasou Jose!
Another wonderful coloured view to Praha!
beautiful rich colours,light and an excellent
moody atmosphere in your unique style!
great pp work!!
All my copliments and tfs

Olá José,
Que belo quadro!
Os reflexos, o perfil dos edifícios, a cor e a luz são estão muito bem harmonizados! Conseguiu criar uma atmosfera espantosa!
Muitos parabéns e muito obrigado!

What an incredible artist you are Jose! WOW! I love the colors in this! But most of all, you have found the secret to a successful shot, DRAMA! This is dramatic, vibrant and is so interesting you could stare at it for a long time, finding new things! Another award for you sir!

Hello Jose!
Interesting PP work and fantastic atmosphere!
Great colours and effect here!
Beautiful point of view!
Best regards!

Hi Jose MB,
A superb scene from Prague with great ccolours and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Olá Jose

Que maravilha de trabalho. Linda perspectiva concentradas, resumindo tantos detalhes dessa bela cidade. Cena Dramática, forte nas cores e definição. Gostei muito do resultado.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful presentation and composition,
Great tone colors and sharpness,
Excellent POV./DoF.
Amazing sky and details,.
all my compliments

Bom dia José,
E agora José? Este é o título de um dos livros e dos mais belos poemas do brasileiro, de Minas Gerais, Carlos Drumond de Andrade.
Faço-lhe a pergunta: e agora José, como vai ser depois dessa belíssima imagem?
Um grande abraço e bom final de semana,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-27 6:53]

Nice work!! Fantastic colors and I love how the architecture stands out so well. Good lighting and incredible detail. TFS

Hi Jose
Thanks for sharing

Hi Jose,
What a wonderful sharpnes composition...
Nice colours and details. Like a oil painting!
Lightining of sky and athmospheric conditions are
very impressive.tfs
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Oh oh José !!
Your style is unmistakable.
Small masterpiece.

Excellent pp work. Colours are looking so beautiful here. wonderful photo painting.

Stunning PP-work!
Amazing colours and composition.
I like so much the atmosphere of the photo.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-06-29 5:45]

Hi Jose,
Absolutely stunning work here. VERY VERY well composed and displayed. Congratulations my friend. TFS Julie

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  • papera Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 109 W: 21 N: 794] (3246)
  • [2009-06-30 12:11]

I am late... but here I am now =)
it's amazing how you turned a photo into something like this - it looks like one of those old daguerreotypes, you know, the kind they used to colour by hand at the turn of the century..?
like a vintage postcard =)
un abbraccio,

Boa noite Jose
This is a superb painting photo...the details are amazing,the colours and...I have the Idea this is a Prague fantasy. Another way of looking and remember Prague. Unique!
My regards

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-07-01 0:45]


merveilleuse image quelle couleur, cett ambiance avec ces contrastes, le b'atiment qui font comme un symétrie avec de sommet différents, grandisoe compo.

ravo et amitié


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-07-01 11:24]

Hi Jose...

Absolutely fantastic shot of Prague..!
Very nice and interesting processing technique.
Fine colors, image and details.
I like your post, congratulations,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-07-01 19:33]

Hi Jose,
rel lovely with exciting and dramatic colours again. Very lovely and a surely fascinating one. The view is such a pleasant one.
Well composed shot.


Hi Jose
WOW! This is just like a real painting
Fantasic point of view with superb colors and details
The PP works really outstanding, BRAVO my friend
Best wishes

Ciao Jose, great view ods splendid architecture, wonderful composition with fantastic sky, great colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Wonderful view of Prague.Good POV and composition,beautiful colours and light.
Have a nice weekend

Hi Jose
This is a very interesting and beautiful image.
Very nice architecture,excellent lighting and contrast,fantastic colours,great efect.

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  • skobek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
  • [2009-07-05 12:30]

Welcome Jose,
beautiful surreal colouring. Perfect composition. Dear, beautiful, old Prague.
Regards - Slawek

Hello Jose
One more masterpiece from your wonderful serial from Prague.
Very impressive photo.Excelent pp work...You do a lot with color which is really great.
Wonderful light and athmospher.

Bonjour Jose.
Un post-traitement intéressant qui donne à cette image un côté dramatique.
Les couleurs sombres vont très bien avec ce type d’image.
Superbe travail.

Altro miracolo uscito dal tuo splendido cilindro da mago. Magnifica luce, affascinati e intriganti colori e gradissimo sharp. Spettacolo puro!


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-07 11:04]

Hi Jose,
So glad to be back after a month of busy work!
Browsing your gallery, I see so many great photos! Like this one! The work on the colors is fantastic! What a strong ambience you created, here! This is surely a invitation to visit this beautiful city!
I like the fluid colors, the effective depth in the composition and the very nice saturated colors. You give always a personal touch at your images. This is your own signature and the proof of your artistic sense!
Bravo! Annie

Very beautiful PP work
Magic mood
Really excellent for eyes, like a painting

°°° Compliments ! °°°

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-07-08 6:43]

Hi Jose,
Fantastic post processing, with a magical finish. Love the vibrant colours.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-07-08 14:51]

Hi Jose, Another super composition with a surreal feel about it. The way your colours and textures appear is very enjoyable to see. Well cropped and presented. TFS. Murray.
PS I'm just back from trip (Italy) so will post again soon.

Olà Jose,

nearly a surrealistic view... but surely an image with a great impact. what a work! One stares in amazement. And what a tecnique!
warm greeting from down here,

Olá Jose

Lindíssimo trabalho.
Composição maravilhosa.
Cores fantásticas.
Detalhes incríveis.

Excellent work my friend!Nice colours.Well done!
Um grande abraço,

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2009-08-03 12:08]

Delightful colors,Jose! Your greens are superb.Your photo looks like an acrylic.This is not only well composed ,the details are also very sharp and the light is wonderful.I have a real pleasure to look at it.Bravo.

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2009-08-04 10:02]

simply breathtaking! the place seems so magical and the light so glorious. very fantastic job Jose.


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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2009-08-11 11:20]

Hi Jose.Beautiful view and beautiful colors.
Best regards, Bosko.

Very good pic , nice detalis on the picture.
Colors are beautiful .
Regards Zoran

Hi Jose..nice shot...I like the tones which look like an old oil painting...well don...


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-10-31 1:57]

Hi Jose,
great work.Like a painting.Beautiful atmosphre and colours.TFS.Necla.

extraordinary colours make this foto different and very beautiful. T>Y> Janos

Hi Jose
This photo is soooooo beautiful,i never saw a picture like this....the colors and sharpness are perfect.

Hy friend
what a sky you show here..
a little bit to hard.. the colors..
like the POV..

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-01-07 19:10]

Wow I like this one, Jose, extremely fine work!

  • WasP Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 4] (87)
  • [2010-02-03 3:26]

Muhtesem bir calisma olmuuusss :)) bayıldııım . LOVE it.
Cok ii Bravo
Thank you 4ur share ...


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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2010-02-04 23:41]

Hello Dear Jose
Such a great, Dreamy,beautiful and romantic.
I can't say anything else.


again this country!! i dont understand it!
Its not funny at all!!!
everybody goes to Czech Republic if they go to any Central European post communist country!! why!???????????? WHY czech?!and WHY Prague???????????????
We have got many beautiful old towns like this one...so why You choosen CzecH Republic??
Hope one day You will visit Poland my friend and see its beauty....
World should learn about Polish gothic medieval beautiful towns.......
It should be much more popular turist place than Prague..
Well taken photo..
Hugs from Torun!


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-12-24 4:44]

Hi Jose...
Beautiful shot...
Great light, colors...

AMAZING SHOT! So sharp and beautiful.

Hello Jose,

very interesting picture. I like so arranging pictures, what for a photo. A wonderful composition, beautiful colors. Excellent organization. Congratulate.

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