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Under a Cotton Sky

Under a Cotton Sky
Photo Information
Copyright: Antonio Sousa (ajcsousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 65 N: 287] (1878)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-07
Categories: Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: HP Photosmart 935
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-14 6:05
Viewed: 3967
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I already posted something similar on TE, but i couldn't resist of posting here to. Well in a totally different way, of course. This picture was Heavily Post-Processed, with lots of clarifys and blurs

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.

In this picture you can see the Parish Church (Igreja Matriz). It is a notable Gothic-Manueline church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It is classified as a National Monument. There is an interesting rose window in the facade, an entrance and Manueline tower. There are interesting 1700s tile panels on the inside. In one of the outbuildings there are two early 16th century paintings brought here from the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição dos Matos.

in "Wikipédia" and "Solares de Portugal"

Regards from Portugal,

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SUPERB! I like the sky, the POV, everything :)) Great mood.

The sky is very dramatic and superb. Excellent POV. Great PP work Antoni. TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-10-14 7:01]

Ola Antonio

Superb pov & pp. I like the clouds. Excellent sharpness & tonal range. Parabens & obroigado!

Olá António,
Mais um excelente pormenor de Alcochete e um belo trabalho de PP.
paravras para quê...?
Um abraço e bom fim de semana,

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-10-14 7:39]

Superb ! Nice view and with these dramatic clouds above, this is a very nice picture, my friend !

Hello António, Those clouds definitely makes your pic brilliant hand in hand with the interesting angle!!

Hi Antonio,
Nice effect... the sky is totally crazy!!! Good POV and the texture on the walls are quite amazing... Excellent upward lines
Pablo -

A great POV of this architectural shot, Antonio. The sky looks very dramatic, maybe a bit too much PP on it for me, but great colour tones!

Ok... But how to collect the cotton candy to eat it? Very impressive sky! I like the angle you choose with the building! That's great!

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  • Big Gold Star Critiquer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 0] (1509)
  • [2005-10-14 12:06]

Belissimo céu Antonio, cheio de força gosto disto!!
Parabens ficou muito bom

Continuaçao de boas fotos,

Hugo Tinoco

  • jubilot Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 2] (332)
  • [2005-10-14 12:43]

gosto muito do céu. bom trabalho.

Hello Antonio, this is great work. Your PP is very well done and brings this dramatic feel you were looking for.

Great pov and compo.

Cheers, Yan

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  • Isamar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 112] (2354)
  • [2005-10-14 13:28]

Excelentre trabalho!!Parabéns!!
Bom fds!

esse tratamento que realizou ficou
muito bom

parabens pela foto

boa continuaçao

José Lopes

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-10-15 3:42]

Olá António,

Grande enquadramento e um excelente trabalho de PP o céu está perfeito.

Ps Já exprimentaste o novo Paint Shop ?

Wow Antonio
This is the kind of image that make me love photography so much, this image is a totol joy to look at, very creative indeed.
I love it.
Thanks for sharing it

Olá Antonio,
Trabalho excelente.

Amazing one Antonio.. :D I love the POV and the PP... :D... Amazing colors which are deep and varied even if they are from the same base... :D Amazing Details... :D.. Very good one!!! :D... EXCELLENT... :D Thanks for sharing this one :D...


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-17 22:58]

What a spectacular sky,Antonio! A very moody and strange picture! Nice blue tones and great composition! Well done! Michel

O ceu esta incrivel! gostei do trabalho PP ficou otima. parabens Antonio,

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  • diana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 24 N: 94] (1115)
  • [2005-10-18 12:33]

Este trabalho está muito bom!foi realmente uma grande ideia a de substituir o céu por um pedaço de algodão!!!Excelente!

Very interesting picture, it would work perfectly in a horror movie

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-10-19 20:26]

olá José!
a perspectiva ficou excelente!o branco da cal está sublime e as nuvens deixam-nos sem saber o que dizer...o tratamento dado à foto é no mínimo digno de mil elogios.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 40] (511)
  • [2005-11-10 12:09]

Ciao Antonio, i remeber that your image, or something similar on TE!
great processing work here.
colors are really strong and saturate, and the light is fantastic.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-11-14 11:45]

Bela composição, um grande trabalho Antonio.
Andas sumido, estou sentindo sua falta.
Volte logo.
Parabens pela foto.


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  • wallie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 0 N: 485] (2552)
  • [2005-12-19 16:19]

Nice shot with kind of surrealism mood in it, Antonio. I like it and tfs.

Best regards,


wow que céu fabulástico, adoro a perspectiva de baixo para cima que escolheste. Parece uma cena de um filme! parabéns

hypnotic photo, it makes me feel so small...

exelent PP.

Beautifully composed landscape.
I love the tones and misty background.
Excellent work.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-08 14:39]

Olá Antonio,

Maravilhosa apresentação.
Excelente ponto de vista, grande trabalho de edição.
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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