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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: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 14:22
Viewed: 2027
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in the «THE SIMPPETRA - International Symposium of Sculpture in Stone of Caldas da Rainha» (Portugal) that happened August of 2008.

In all editions «Simppetra» receives near 100 projects competitors (the great majority of foreigners), of which only five are approved — the sixth participant is always an invited Portuguese sculptor — to work more than 70 tons of stone for symposium.


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Hi Master
Masters from the Master
Impressive capture and mood
Perfect light and details
Take care

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-10-28 16:07]

Hi Jose,
Very good capture of this scene. The ray of light on the trunk is a great link between the two sculptors. What we can say about the man at the left side is that his chest is really a good inspiration for a sculptor! :)
Excelent sepia treatment and very good detail.
As always this is an artisticwat to present this International Symposium of Sculpture.
Congratulations! Annie

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2009-10-28 17:19]

Hi Jose.This is a very nice picture.The light and the composition are amazing.The body of the sculptor on the right side is very sensual and eye catching.This is a very sharp and creative photo.Congratulations,

Hi Jose..nice tones and light in this dramatic shot....


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-29 0:44]

The light is amazing and the compo, too !
very intense, again ... very powerful

chapeau maitre,

Hello, Jose -
Amazing original composition. The light and shadows produce a unique feel. Very sharp with a great choice to present in monochrome. The body of the man on the right is expressive; the large trunk provides an interesting diagonal graphic between the men. Very thought-provoking image.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-29 3:00]

Hi Jose

Good symmetry between the 2 opposing workmen with excellent sharpness & tonal range. The guy at left with the surgical mask explains the white cloth at right. This must be dirty & noisy work. The headphones reinforce this impression. A superb b&w photojornalistic shot. Tfs!

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-10-29 13:45]

Ola Jose!
Wonderful game with shadows and light!
Artistically captured and composed,with
great mood and details!
Regards and tfs

Hi Jose,
Nice presentation of the international Symposium of sculpture in stone of Caldas..
nice black & white tone and contrast,
Excellent details and light.
very well done.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2009-10-30 14:55]

Olá José!

Um tema original... mais uma grande foto! Gosto da luz que incide no tronco do escultor do lado direito, para além disso o modelo é perfeito!!!

Fica bem


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-10-30 15:34]

Ola Jose,

Uma imagem interessante que nos propomos.
Esta bela foto, com alguns detalhes e cores B & W excelente.
Uma noite calma,

Ola Jose! Original topic, very interesting composition. Superb exposure. Fantastic light and shadows. Good exposure. Sophisticated work. Saude!

Hello Jose,
Excellent game of light and shade...
Incredible composition and crop.
A masterpiece again
Selahattin E

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-10-31 7:06]

merhaba dear Jose..
enteresan bir çekim ve paylaşım..selamlar

superb tonalities Jose, great usage of the light too, the b&w strips it naked to the pure emotion of the image, well done, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hi Jose,
What a superb B&W photo vith great lihgting and shadows.TFS.


Hello Jose,
It is good to see the hard work in the sculpture creation. The well built laborer himself has a sculptured body. An image full of symbolism and juxtaposition. Regards.

Hi Dear Jose

Fantastic artwork in black and white mode
The extra contrast and your special post processing makes it really outstanding
The highlighs are superb, well done

TFS, Alireza

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-01 1:48]


Merveilleuse composition, ce travailleur, quelle ambiance tu as donnée à l'image, superbe, avec un personnage avec la tête, 'autre sans, quel cadrage.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Jose:)
Excelent artwork,with an amazing work with the shadows and light...and another master composition.
Great details and tonal range with a superb moody presentation.
Great work my friend.

Bonjour Jose,
Excellent travail de composition où les éléments, même partiels, forment un tout lié par le jeu d'ombres et de lumière.

Hi Jose,

Beautiful composition and great use of B&W. The play of light and shadows is also great as well. I can almost smell the wood's dust...

Kind regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-08 6:02]

Hi Jose,
perfect light and shadows.Great W&B work.TFS.Necla.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-08 8:14]


Very interesting daily life shot.
Excellent play of light and shadows.



Muito bonita a composição e o contraste de luz. B&W foi uma ótima escolha. a linha diagonal é intrigante.

Ciao Jose

Belíssima fotografia,
uma composição bem jornalistica e de
grande poster para Calendários para 2010.
As formas e detalhes são fabulosas!
A luz diz tudo na foto!


Perfecta composición y magistral tecnica. Muy buena luz y ecertadas sombras...saludos

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