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Copyright: Stefania Cotta Done (stecotdon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 665 W: 123 N: 783] (4902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-14
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Ixus 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70 points or more !, Fernando (favorites) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 7:24
Viewed: 2543
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi evrybody,
This is Madrid, more exactly the light poles that illuminate the "Palacio Real" (the Royal Palace) ;))
I may say it was a nice evening...
work: full-frame. reduce brighhtness (-2), increase contrasts (+5), saturate a bit (+10) and Luko's USM. Resize for TL and add black border.

have a nice week everybody, Stefania

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-10-18 7:27]

Ola Stefania

I like the superb silhouettes of the lampposts against the evening sky & marvellous sunset colors. Parabens!

Lovely silhouettes against the dramatic sky. Very well composed picture. Well done!!

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-10-18 7:34]
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golden capture you posted here today, very unreal mood here is,girl ;D
even hard, even warm , even hot ..
the composition is excellente


The narrow golden strip near the bottom with the detail it offers really makes this picture. Thanks for sharing!

love the 'mood' yoou've captured, good work, (*_*)

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  • Lisar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 319 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-18 7:43]

Moody and peaceful evening shot. Lovely colours. Great work Stef.


Hi Stef!
I love the golden oulines on the clouds that are accentuated due to your PP..
The USM has indeed given a good sharpness to this photo..
The lampposts silhouettes look great in the FG..

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2005-10-18 8:36]

Hi Stef,
Very nice. It gives a somewhat melancholy feeling. lovely colours.

Excellent colours, Stef! :) Lighting is perfect! I espeically like the shilouettes of the lamp-posts! :)

good shot stefania. Excellent contrast and colors. Nice silhouettes of those lampposts. I especially like the gold color.

@@[email protected][email protected]^_^... AM GLUED!!! :D... Amazing one Stef... :D... Love the cleanliness and the crispness of this image... A perfect shot!!! :D Love the composition and the colors? AMAZING :D... Great silhouttes against a magnificent background... :D... GREAT AND A PERFECT ONE :D.. Thanks for sharing :D


* Increase the size of the font of Ur name Stef... :D...

beautiful composition, very nice sillouette of the lampost :)
good colors

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-10-18 12:16]

Bela fotografia, amo este tipo de foto, sempre nos finais do dia, as cores, as tonalidades e o grande visual é maravilhoso. este aqui é perfeito.
Parabens pela foto, belíssima.


beautiful with nice objects, great composition and contrast.. i like it

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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2005-10-18 13:21]

Special here are the ornate poles in front of setting sun. It has lovely depth and drama of the clouds in the sky. Beautiful shot Stefi. TFS

Hi Stef welcome back...what a beautiful sky and the silhouettes just perfect...you're really good in makes those kind of pictures ;-) The number one tourist board photographer...Stefania Cotta Done ;-)

Take care,


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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-10-18 13:42]

Olá Stef,

Mas que maravilha!Está espectacular!Esse céu está lindo!Adoro as cores,o céu e essas silhuetas dos candeeiros estão fantásticas.Adorei amiga,
Obrigado por nos presentear com as suas obras de arte.

Um beijo para vc,

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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2005-10-18 13:54]

Very moody and atmospheric shot Stef, great bits of light just on the balustrade.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-10-18 14:26]

Wow Stef, what a beautiful back-light picture. The lamp posts are beautiful silhouettes, the clouds dark and threatening. And the red reflection prooves that the sun has been present. TFS.

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2005-10-18 14:37]

Great shot, Stef.
The fact the poles are not lit yet gives the scene an extra dimension.
Great sky and well caught.

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2005-10-18 15:13]

Olá Stef,
Excelente trabalho, ficou uma maravilha.

I remember the Gaudi lamps. This in combination with the sky is just great.
Ruud Blok

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2005-10-18 18:08]

Une photo digne des grands, Stefania. Beau contrejour et belle perspective. Les couleurs sont chaleureuses comme l'Espagne sait l'être. Merci de nous amener avec vous! Annie

Lovely interesting silhouettes framed against a pleasing sky. A pleasure to view.

It's a beautiful scene with most dramatic sky! I especially like the sihouettes and the red on the horizon.

Hi Stef, What a lovely sunset I do like the silhouetted lamps and the sunlight reflection in the water. TFS Paul.

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-19 14:45]

Very romantic picture Stefy,lovely mood for a pleasant evening walk.

I am a sucker for clouds and skies, blue and red ones. Nice compo and colouring.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-10-21 12:48]

Nice capture Stef, the silhouette lighting along with that subtle sunset and blue cloudy sky are a great composition. Very nicely done ... Sam

A masterpiece capture with the 3 silhouettes in a diagonal. Fantastic!

Very nice silhouette of these street lamps with a very nice sunset in the background and great cloudscapes. So lots of good things working in this picture. Excellent!

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-10-26 8:21]

Nice colors and love the mood very much. The silhouettes of the lampposts are nice as well.:D Beautiful shot, Stefania.

Beautiful shot, Stef! A lot has been said already; just wanted to add my appreciation! Great job!

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-10-27 14:11]

olá Stefania!
os candeeiros parecem tomar a forma humana. sentem vontade, tal como quem vê esta foto, apreciar aquele incrível pôr-do-sol.as núvens ecantam...cores tocantes.
Bom trabalho!

hi stef,
so nice silhouettes against such a dramatic sky.the colors are great really,

hi stef,
been travelling through europe? *g*
this is a wonderful sunset!
i really like the clouds, the sky, the colors and the silhouettes of the lampposts...ok, the whole photo is so nice!
all the best, thor.

Moody and beautiful evening shot. Lovely pastel colours. Great work, bravo Stef.

This is beautiful Stefania!
The colors are just outstanding and the sky quite dramatic. I like the line across the frame created by the posts and tree. Nicely composed! TFS

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-11-02 16:06]

A romantic mood.........
I like it, the playing of light, the orange colours just behind the fence, silhouettes of the lamppost, very warm all over.....

Hi Stef,
Once again an extra-ordinary photo!
Well done :)

Amazing shot. Great silhouette and colours.Congratulations.

another nice one, Stef, you're gallery is wonderfull!!!
great light and contrsat here with the shadows and this beautifull sky!

Hi Stef,
Another beautiful creation! Everything seems like perfect, and all tech is well taken care of... A photograph to be proud of!
Pablo -

Hello Stef, No wonder you are in the 80ies with this photo! Brilliant! I love the mood, the colours, the silhouetted walkway and lamp posts, the clouds are great and so is the orangy reflection on the water.

Not to mention great compo and pov :)

Cheers, Yan

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 46 N: 144] (1210)
  • [2005-11-16 2:30]

Hey Stefania,
fab. image, great POV and lighting,
love the contrasts within the picture.
great sils of the lamp posts too, the clouds and the reflections from the water of the setting sun,
very well composed
well appretiated
Simply beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and keep em posting :)

You take very pretty shots, Stef. This one captured me with the magnificent sky, of course. Not sure if it is my eyes but the foreground poll seems to be a bit tilted.


Hello, Stefania! Wonderful image here. Great sharpness, composition, contrast, color, excellent silhouettes against properly exposed skies. You didn't waste that beautiful moment, for sure.

  • aros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 114 W: 14 N: 24] (141)
  • [2006-01-31 3:08]

Nice work - the silhouetted lights, dramatic sky and red sunset colours all contribute to a very striking image with all the elements in balance with each other, not competing. Good PP work too.

A beautiful shot; lovely composition, fantastic colours, and the post-work makes it so rich. Well done.

Excellent shot and composition, great colors and sharpnes. Best regards Clanyi

Excellent 3D art. Good silhouette effect. Beautiful sky.

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