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Copyright: Antonio Sousa (ajcsousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 65 N: 287] (1878)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-09-06
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: HP Photosmart 935
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-02 5:02
Viewed: 2828
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heavy sky over calm waters. The storm it's approaching.
Photo taken in Alcochete - Portugal.

The town of Alcochete is located on the south bank of the River Tagus, near the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve. Salt has long-been one of the main industries here, and saltpans can still be seen to the north and south of the town.
The town's foundation dates back to the 7th century, after the Moors conquered Lisbon. Its name derives from the Arabic word for kiln, as there have been many found in the area.

Regards from Portugal,

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splendid! :)

Lovely work Antonio! Very nice PP and composition. I really like you POV here. The clouds look very threatening. Good work

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  • amg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 4 N: 29] (1595)
  • [2005-10-02 5:11]

Uffff.... que foto!!!!
O balanço dos níveis, contraste e "curves" está excelente. O enquadramento, fenomenal. Parabéns.

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  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2005-10-02 5:28]

Encuadre genial.
Escena muy bien tratada. Buena falta hacen las tormentas en la Peninsula.

Marvellous composition Antonio, terrific shot with amazing sky.


Amazing photo Antonio great sky and the photoleads the eye into the approaching storm!

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-10-02 5:47]

Olá António,

Espectacularrrrrrr!Grande POV o céu está espectacular,boa escolha pelo preto e branco.

Hello Antonio,
An intriguing composition... threatening clouds piling up, the only thing to stand up against it is the single light pole… I find some strange symbolism here, or is it just me this fine Sunday morning? B&W is of course the only possible medium here...
Pablo -

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-10-02 6:19]

Hi Antonio

Marvellous use of diminishing linear perspective, with good sharpness. I like the tonal range, & graphism.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-10-02 6:47]

Excelent composed, Antonio ! !
This is a really great view, the dark clouds and the lamppost, the wall leading us into this pic, very nice !

Great composition and excellent shot. It tells the big silence before the storm coming:) B&W is impressive choice.

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2005-10-02 7:56]

Heavy, strong, great graphical composition.
(points tomorrow)

Hi Antonio,
A very impressive b/w picture. The contrast is amazing. Excellent job.

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  • frank Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 14 N: 101] (764)
  • [2005-10-02 9:02]

Superb perspective and contrast - the sky looks AMAZING! You have done a great work with your b/w conversion here!

SUPERB comp, SUPERB tones, SUPERB image, BRAVO, M, (*_*)

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2005-10-02 10:03]

Hermosa vista y hermoso trabajo Antonio! Me encanta esa atmosfera tragica e intensa!

Everything is good in this photo what else can I say.

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-10-02 10:55]

One fantastic vision of composition.
Truly outstanding in all forms of excellence.
What an impressive pov.
Impressive tonal ranges that are smooth and contrasting in a dance of beautiful b/w.
Very great lines here!
Those clouds are so ominous but carry the mood well with the rest of the image.
*****stars my friend


WHat i like here is that kind of contrast... Water is very calm but sky anoucing it could change radically... The lamp is giving a grait central point to all of that!

Splendid, Antonio!
B/W contrast is great and your composition is excellent. The sky is amazing, it gives a great mood in your shot.
Congratulations :) :) :)

A lot has been said already, Antonio! This is an awesome shot. The clouds are simply gorgeous. Excellent!!!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-02 13:26]

Very beautiful picture! The composition and the pov is great and the light treatment is absolutely wonderful! It looks like white snow! Very well done! Michel

good work :D

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-02 14:24]

Great job here!
Congrats Antonio.

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  • toni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 32] (793)
  • [2005-10-02 18:14]

Hi Antonio
Formidable j'adore ce travail. je la mets dans mes favorits

Fantastic PP work. I like your sence of metering on this...Allot of grey tones
Well done

Que atmosfera dramática tão bem captada! Que boa perspectiva!!

what a wonderfull shot!
so sharpen and so impressive!
zeynep... :)

I recognize this lamp post from some of your other pictures and I remember another picture with a different view of the white wall. This is a stunning picture with great contrast of the whites with the blacks of the clouds. I also like your composition with the wall leading us to the storming clouds with the angle where the lamp post is. Excellent!

Great photo and a great POV nothing more to add jsut perfect.


simply amazing Antonio... this must go into my favourites! wow... it's hard to know what to say.. just a pefect photograph :-)) the perspective is truly stunning, the composition masterful and those rich black and white tones and contrasts and those amazing clouds are all just spell-binding... i love it!!

thank you for sharing this masterpiece of yours with us.. you've really brightend my day with this gorgeous, moody and totally beautiful image :-)

well done!!

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  • goc Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-04 6:13]

nice nice nice

Ola Antonio,
com tantas palavras ja escritas aqui, so me resta repeti-las mais uma vez: fantastica esta foto. Tons, composicao, estilo... Muito bem feito!!!
Parabens pela linda imagem!!!!

Tudo de bom, Stef :))

Olá António,
Mais uma gtande prespectiva de Alcochete.
Como o mesmo elemento pode ter prespectivas tão diferentes...é assim a magia da fotografia.
Está linda...
Um abraço,

Mais uma excelente foto!

espectacular!!!!!, muito bom

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