This is my first photo in TrekEarth, so I want to give you all a warm hello!
To be honest, this photo isn't from Portugal, but from East-Timor. This is the first nation of the new millennium. Before 1975 it was a Portuguese colony, being since then ocupied by Indonesia until 2000 when it became independent.
This particular photo was taken in Dili (White Sand Beach), just before sunset, when the women serch for shells. There was a mist, which provided this almost pinkish tone.
I was there as an University teacher for a couple of months, but I couldn't help to get out and take photographs whenever I could.
I have much to share about this intense and rising nation.
Thanks to all of you!
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Zanni (6108) 2005-02-09 12:54
A great entry Joel. Welcome in TE. The almost silhouette of woman, the amazing pink background with the "ghost" mountains form a splendid composition.
Luko (13998) 2005-02-09 12:59
Excellent first upload Joel, welcome to TE. The overall color is very relaxing while you perfectly chose the moment to click o the shutter, I like her bowing move.
I simply wish you didn't put your signature over the image, this si quite eyecatching and distracts from the reading.
Moreove be aware it's quite useless, there would be many ways to get rid of it for an ill intentioned person.
Belumpi (306) 2005-02-09 13:02
Nice shot! Love the layers of different kinds of (warm) pink, and the little silhoutte of the hard working woman. Very calm and sereen picture.
Welcome 2 TE
poulinp (4530) 2005-02-09 13:03
Very beautiful photograph as introduction. The young woman seems to walk on water. The colours are superb, and I like the range of the mountains,far away. Good composition in an excellent luminosity.
Welcome to TE!
mlopes (494) 2005-02-09 13:20
Amazing photo... the colours are superb and the timing also... Welcome to TE
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-09 13:21
So beautiful !!! i love the colors and the reflection on the water.
welcome on Trek earth
Galeota (10338) 2005-02-09 13:24
Oh Yes! A fotografia está excelente. A memória ainda melhor. Como o Luko disse, pena o nome gravado na fotografia...vem de uma certa forma estragar a componente estética da imagem. A composição é admirável. espero que consiga rápidamente corrigir os daods geográficos: Dili não é, óbviamente, em Lisboa. Timor Leste livre. Sempre.
maciekda (19895) 2005-02-09 13:36
yes, this is a very nice first post. i like the composition a lot and colors are so warm, great mood here, so peaceful
welcome to TE, I hope to see more this quality shots in the future ;)
sohrab (7439) 2005-02-09 14:47
beautiful photograph joel
you also have some great photographs on your website
a m looking forward to seeing more work form you
smartins (1967) 2005-02-09 15:07
Joel, parabéns por esta excelente fotografia! As cores estão espectaculares, assim como o reflexo da água! Bem vindo ao TE :)
pridel (233) 2005-02-09 16:50
Joel, welcome to TE
i like it very much for the "pink" tonality. compo is great with the dark line in the background. and the light ...
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-02-09 20:39
Super Joel, like everything about it (but the signature). You have achieved a beauty of a conventional landscape photograph with wonderfull colours, layered background, and great composition, and gave it life by having the woman picking up shells. The light is great, and the fact that she isn't silhuetted and some details are detectible is indeed fantastic.
thebecky (688) 2005-02-09 20:59
This is a great first upload to TE. Beautiful colours and the the woman searching for shells perfectly positioned. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-02-10 0:02
absolutely supreb shot. welcome to TE!
just visited your site, you got to be a very fine and mature phtographer indeed. hats off!
joseelias (0) 2005-02-10 7:23
Bem vindo ao TE! Muito boa primeira imagem. As tonalidades e suavidade geral da foto criam uma sensação de serenidade muito boa.
Gosto da colocação da pessoa na composição e da forma como as montanhas se vão desvanecendo acentuado a sensação de distância. Igualmente, a diagonal descendente para a direita destas montanhas reforça a posição da pessoa ao "apontar" para ela.
Quanto à questão da assinatura penso que poderia ser apenas um pouco mais discreta. Pessoalmente opto por coloca-la nas imagens pois sempre divulgam o meu site e servem de protecção. Já aconteceu mais que uma vez ver powerpoints com imagens minhas sem referência ao meu nome. E embora seja fácil apagar uma assinatura acredito que na maior parte das vezes quem faz essas apresentações não se vai dar ao trabalho de o fazer.
verge (1242) 2005-02-10 7:36
Welcome to TE Joel. you 1st post is really excellent. the soft color is lovely the girl still working late is made it a great composition for a daily life, thanks for sharing....rgds
maurazos (0) 2005-02-10 9:53
Two pictures I have seen from you, and two masterpieces I've enjoyed. Great control over light. Regards.
quino (693) 2005-02-10 10:12
Welcome and thanks for sharing this wonderful pic.... All the best in TE. I hope to see your pics everyday.
Isaperez (355) 2005-02-10 11:33
Excepcional!!!Nem tenho palavras...
Uma verdadeira obra de arte.Favorita!
capa (743) 2005-02-10 11:53
Excelente foto , composição e tons 5*
Bem vindo ao TE \o/
michel_r (1118) 2005-02-10 16:40
beautiful picture. very graceful position enhanced by the reflexion in the water. these soft tones are a pleasure of the eye.
Would even be better without the signature...
Welcome to TE
fmg (4) 2005-02-10 20:36
Já tinha visto esta foto, mas num monitor de qualidade duvidosa, de modo que não quis comentar.
Para além da beleza do cenário, a composição,tonalidades e luz tornam esta foto num desejo de impressão de bom formato.
Steft (5975) 2005-02-12 10:05
Such great pink colours and light! The background has a nice scala of layers and the foreground has a good reflection. The girl adds something extra. And although you have this light, she is not hard to see, but very detailed.
Great work. One of my favo's!
Amandine (1072) 2005-02-13 7:22
Welcome on TE, this firts contribution is very well done, nice tones of pink, it's very sweet. The composition is very well done and your picture is very sharp. It's very well done.
fredon (5052) 2005-02-14 12:20
Beautiful composition and rose tones. The mood is amazing. The silhouette and its reflection are really judiciously placed in this magnificent landscape.
Kicka (0) 2005-02-20 11:51
A beautiful and peacful photograph. Well composed, the lady bending forward working in the water are very well placed in the fram. The warm colours and light gives a nice mood.
Aymeric (553) 2005-02-23 4:27
Welcome to TE !
Good picture !
Well composed, good reflection, good impression of depth. Well done !
huynt (5079) 2005-06-20 3:28
A very nice shot. Color and reflection are perfect. I have also a similar shot but taken in Viet Nam. Best regards
Timmok (802) 2005-06-20 3:37
Great picture. I love the sweet warm colours. The reflect of the woman looks also pretty good. The framing is also excellent.
Izobretenik (1268) 2005-06-20 3:58
Waiting to see the next ones with impatience !
aga77 (135) 2005-09-28 12:33
great photo. Warm colours in soft tones and compo with the dark line in the background. General imperssion:very good. Very well done
iGirl (1223) 2006-05-18 15:12
Hi Joel, beautiful atmosphere and great composition! This is a very peaceful photo. Thanks for sharing!
olirey (193) 2006-05-31 13:35
Very very nice colors for a special ambiance. The composition is great too : it is a good idea to have placed the woman on the right side. I would perhaps have given more room to the sky than to the water. Welcome and enjoy TE !
ccooper (840) 2006-05-31 14:01
This photo has a luminescent light, with amazing, soft pink tones. Well captured!
snowfalken (1116) 2006-07-25 15:47
Excellent picture with a great atmosphere. Superb light which renders everything in beautiful pink colors. Great composition and POV as well. Exposure is also very good! Outstanding job! TFS!
stf303 (841) 2006-08-01 9:46
Very nice introduction of yourself !!!
TFS and Welcome on TE,
fahrik (173) 2006-08-01 9:52
Looks really cool,
I have never seen this very picture of yours.
qadirsh (85) 2006-10-15 22:21
Every thing in this picture seems OK except the colour. Good composition and the center of interest the woman is positioned in intersection of rule of third but the space should have been in front of her not behind.
hergi (4541) 2006-11-23 9:41
cenkie (91) 2006-11-23 11:03
What I have seen in front scenary is some kind roots of sea grass. They can be recognized easily by the sun set.They made the surface of the sea rough but the shadow of the girl searcing for shells is impressive on such rough surface. Back stage is anothe issue.Four or five layers have nothing to be talked about.
deud (1920) 2007-01-15 1:19
very nice shot! great composition, color palette! very well done. tfs
sam224 (6215) 2007-02-22 4:35
A wonderful composition with lovely colour which create an interesting mix with the light.
The woman is well off centered and the mountains in the background offer different layers for the eye.
Well done. Thanks for sharing
Charo (51210) 2007-05-08 8:10
Maravillosa foto con un color muy bello.
Una excelente composición.
quetzal (3467) 2007-06-13 13:31
Welcome to TE first. Your shot is really well done and these beautiful colors give it an strange bit pleasant atmosphere.
sloomatic (60) 2007-07-19 18:53
I really like the colors , nice contrast layers
Didier38 (710) 2007-07-29 9:58
Très Belle photo, cadrage,couleurs bravo
mcenteesalas (1618) 2007-08-28 5:45
Bela foto Joel, nao me vou a por aqui a escrever " boa composicao, boa luz, bom isto bom aquilo" porque esta foto esta perfeita e por isso nao e preciso dizer nada mas apenas contempla-la e ficar maravilhado, parabens mais uma vez e obrigado pela inspiracao, sem mais, Joao Salas
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-11 11:41
Hi Joel. A remarkable composition with a lot of emotive energy and unusual visual effect especially the colour. Placement of the lady working is strong in this frame. TFS. Murray.
LUISCOSTA (142) 2008-03-19 3:52
OLÁ JOEL! TAMBEM SOU NOVO POR CÁ...ENTROU COM O PÉ DIREITO, POIS TEM AQUI UMA BELA COMPOSIÇÃO, BEM LUMINOSA E ENQUADRADA DESTACO AS TONALIDADES E REFLEXO.
cayden (2183) 2008-06-09 0:19
All spectrum of pink represented and siluet of woman and her position composed well. Thank you for sharing great work.
microdas (113) 2008-06-09 0:42
The subtle gradations in color of the hills in the back add
a nice mood to the frame. Really nice!
smash2707 (3320) 2008-09-20 14:20
Great colors, warm atmosphere, excellent composition, nice reflection. What else can I say? Simply perfect!
pascalrouget (393) 2008-09-21 9:50
Magnifique! Tout est parfait, comme tes autres photos que j'ai eu l'occasion de voir sur TE. Les couleurs exceptionnelles, la composition, l'arrière plan avec les différents niveaux de montagne. Parfait. Bravo!
cerenguven (204) 2009-12-09 4:51
A warm welcome:) to you!
congratulations on your first photo which is a real successes!
- Copyright: Joel Santos (joelsantos) (1413)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, Canon EF 28-135 IS f/3.5-5.6, Cokin P121 - Grad Grey G2
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Jeppo's favourites - the first 100!, Pink Hour / Barbie Hour Pt II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-09 12:49
- Favorites: 13 [view]