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Portugal «all colors»

Portugal «all colors»
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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: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): postcards from Portugal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 15:37
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once the wedding present of a queen, the preserved medieval town of Óbidos lying 100 km north of Lisbon is without doubt one of Portugal's most classic walled settlements. Walking the ramparts, visitors can enjoy views of windmills, vineyards and surrounding farmlands. In the residential area below, narrow cobblestone streets are lined with whitewashed houses sporting terracotta roofs. The shops are piled high with local handicrafts, while in spring the town is ablaze with geraniums, morning glories and bougainvillaea.


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Awesome shot..

Very interesting structure. Is this a scanned picture??
I think it could use a bit more color for better presentation- it looks dark.
Great POV though.
I will do a small workshop.

Ola Jose! Original point of view, excellent perspective. Wonderful castle. Great effect. Very good composition. Good capture. Saude!

Esplendid photo With beautiful colours and a castle very well captured. A prince Castel. Beautiful composition. Congratulations

My regards


Hi, Jose!

Wonderful landscape with excellent POV and beautiful colours.

TFS, Ildiko

Hi Jose,
this is a wonderful place and you have shot it very well, beautiful the walls of the castle and the colours of the sky, bravo

Fantastic view! Very right time of day to make shot.

Olá José
belíssimo castelo... e aquela luz.
Nice capture!!

Hello José
That sounds lovely.
Aswell is the picture. Must be a beautiful place to visit.
Have to keep that in mind. Good work you made.
Regards from Jan

Hi José,
Great composition and a very special light that gives it a mysterious character. Have you used some type of being blurred?

Dear Jose,

Good panoramic shot, showing the elevated site this building is occupying, good level of detail too. Well done...

Best Regards,


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-01-29 16:53]

Olá José!

Bela composição! Gosto do angiulo e das cores... do azul carregado do céu!


Hi jose,

wonderful place! I like a lot the castle architecture. Nice details and beautiful nature.



Very impressive photo. Great silhouet with the blue sky behind it

Excellent capture, great colour and composition. I like the way you captured the trees. well done!

Hi Jose

Great looking castle, I love the way the light is highlighting the edges. Nicely composed and good DOF here



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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-03-11 21:15]

An incredible scene with fantastic light catching the features of the castle with subtle highlights. Good composition and POV. Well done!

Hi Jose..fantastic shot...great composition and mood..Wonderful job.


This is a fairytale-like image with the feel of a thousand words, all written in the finest book. Excellent posting! Congrats, again!
Best regards,
p.s. see you tomorrow!

A wonderful POV Jose to display the grandeur of the castle. Good colour, lovely light and fine detail in the trees and the stonework. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Four Repetitions’

Wonderful job
Good perspective
Good clarity

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