Today I'm posting another photo of the Cabeça, a detail that can still be found in some of the old stone houses in these mountain villages. These little crosses are not Christmas decorations, it's an old custom - people used to put them on the lintels of the doors in order to protect the houses from the thunderstorms.
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olive224 (2717) 2013-12-18 22:19
These are nice details to capture, the textures of stone and wood are awesome. Nevertheless, the dark area is too disturbing to my mind. Maybe a narrower one or even a total crop would have worked better ?
papagolf21 (81646) 2013-12-19 0:24
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Voilà une photo édifiante et très intéressante. Il est bon de présenter des sujets de la sorte pour apprécier les vieilles coutumes.
Très bonne présentation.
Nicou (111282) 2013-12-19 1:11
Trois petites croix à l'entrée de cette porte ave cle vielle poutre au sommet et le rendu sur les pierres sueprbe vue et détail splendide.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-12-19 1:18
looks like nothing has changed for many,many years.
Magnificent close-up shot showing us a part of long and rich Portuguese tradition and culture.
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2013-12-19 2:50
An interesting custom, and one that I see here in Ireland too, many houses I have been in half a crucifix over the door, but on the inside. I guess for similar reasons.
I really like the composition on this, the silver cross on the textured wood is great, and I do like the darker part of the lower half too, it looks very good in your chosen frame.
williewhistler (11260) 2013-12-19 3:15
in my past I have built a number of walls without mortar as pictured here, so I admire not only your immaculate composition and presentation of this fine shot but also the skill of the original craftsman.
High quality work in a perfect composition.
Kind regards Les.
dta (60173) 2013-12-19 3:19
Ola Ana ,
J'aime particulièrement ces murs en pierres sèches . Jolis détails ici , avec le bois et ces curieuses petites croix .
Sergiom (50552) 2013-12-19 3:50
Avec trois croix, ils seront vraiment bien protégés des tempêtes et des orages. J'aime bien la séparation très nette entre la lumière et l'ombre qui coupe l'image en deux parties distinctes.
holmertz (34613) 2013-12-19 7:38
Another very elegant and attractive composition. The texture of the wood and stones is superbly captured and the small crucifix are fine and touching details. I like the inclusion of the darkness at the bottom, forming about one third of the composition. It's a rather unusual and very appealing photo with excellent light and contrasts.
Romano46 (15574) 2013-12-19 10:54
una foto semplice ed afficace nella quale le forme della pietra e le croci convivono perfettamente in un ambiente di estrema nitidezza e di gestione perfetta della luce che consente anche una resa ottimale del colore.
Semplice e suggestiva.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (15046) 2013-12-19 11:33
une belle présentation de ce symbole représentatif de coutumes anciennes. Une bonne idée de partager ce type de détail.
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-19 17:12
A very nicely composed picture indeed. And what a nice custom. I like your note about the picture.
Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.
chrislo (3737) 2013-12-20 9:04
A very rustic composition full of chartacter, with great use of light. I love the simplicity of the shot and the way our eyes focus on the small amulets, trying to find out an explanation to their being on that lintel (thanks for the nice informative note). Sharpness and contrast are very well handled here, resulting in a very crisp rendition of the surface textures. Well done.
subhendu_bagchi (24375) 2013-12-20 17:39
interesting composition. Like the graphical elements in your frame. Good light, clarity and sharpness. A very good one indeed. Tfs.
eldancer1 (23067) 2013-12-22 8:43
Very nice documentation of people's customs, learn something new everyday. Good pov and sharp details. Good lighting. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (36294) 2013-12-23 18:58
A fine documentary, what an amazing capture of this artistic Imagery with the three crosses as main attraction showing mass of textures on the aged
wooden frame as well as the stoneworks. A fascinating closed up so well lit, and your attention to detail shines through, something that we learn about their traditions from your photograph. Fantastic work and love the effects that you have created. Congrats
Best wishes to you and your loved ones,
fabbs99 (14449) 2013-12-23 19:41
A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. Thanks for sharing this good work.
jemaflor (77476) 2013-12-31 4:08
Interesting details with these cross, good effect with this light, contrast of light are well managed, tfs.
Bonne Année 2014 !
kiks (11749) 2014-02-03 8:09
Hello Ana, thank you so much for the useful note. Intersting custom. I also like the image very much showing in detail all the diferent textures of the materials
jmdias (50347) 2014-03-18 1:42
nunca vi este costume na região dos meus pais, mas aqui na minha região do brasil muitas casas apresentam estas cruzes parecidas mas aqui elas são usadas para proteger os moradores da maldade alheia.
muito bonito o detalhe das cruzes inseridas nos detalles da arquitetura rústica das casas rurais. bem feito.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (32676)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-18 16:18