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Hi dear TE friends
Place: Odeceixe, Village of Portugal
Region: Municipality – Aljezur / Parish – Odeceixe (zone south (Algarve) of Portugal).
Theme: Windmills -Windmills in Odeceixe – video.
In the middle of the Alentejo coast, on the border between the Alentejo and Algarve, is the beautiful village of Odeceixe. Besides the natural beauty of the valley through which flows the river and its beach with the same name at the top of the white houses we can see a windmill still in operation. Property of the City of Lagos, which here has a pole museum, the mill was restored under the supervision of the master miller Alexandre Rosa Candeias, which continues to ensure its effective operation. It is a descendant of millers, miller himself in several windmills in the region, being one of the few who still knows the techniques and the art of building windmills.
I hope you like it, a big hug to all the friends of the TE.
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baclama (18403) 2012-03-02 11:14
beautiful windmill with great colors.. POV is fine..
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-02 11:18
Oi Filipe ,
Uma imagem com um contraste muito forte entre o moinho e o céu azul de verão , belo momento com este homem e a mulher de fundo , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
holmertz (43701) 2012-03-02 11:27
This is a fine composition. The white windmill looks terrific aganst the deep blue sky and the man is well placed on the steep hillside. I only wish I could have seen more details on his face and clothes. But generally a stunning picture.
JFS (32459) 2012-03-02 11:34
Impresionante la nitidez y los colores de esta foto. Me gusta mucho la perspectiva y la fuerza de la imagen. Temenda!
Buen fin de semana!
papagolf21 (89085) 2012-03-02 11:41
Bonsoir, cher ami Filipe,
Voilà un moulin peu ordinaire qui change de nos architectures du Nord !
La composition est excellente avec ces personnages en mouvement créant un effet de dynamisme.
Quant au moulin, un pur régal !
dta (70313) 2012-03-02 12:00
Ola Filipe ,
Great effect of the low POV and of the use of the filter . The inclusion of the two people in teh composition is also an excellent choice .
You've superbly captured this interesting subject .
ourania (35064) 2012-03-02 12:32
a wonderfully composed photo, from a great low point of view which placed the windmill and the peolple against the gorgeous blue sky. I like very much the diagonal movement of the man downhill and the woman following him. The bright sunlight and the colours are splendid. I also like the texture of the earth, the light reflected on it and the thick shadow of the man. A lovely photo, well done!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-03-02 12:45
pur essendo una foto composta da pochi elementi, ha un grandissimo appeal,
divisa in due parti ha nel grande mulino il grande protagonista e nelle figure umane le comparse. Splendidi i colori e la luce, eccellente la grafica.
Un caro abbraccio
francio64 (39643) 2012-03-02 13:22
bellissima questa inquadratura con POV basso.
Gli elementi umani animano bene la scena.
La signora in BG con le mani sulla testa sembra imprecare l'anziano signore a non scendere perchè potrebbe cadere.
Molto bello il mulino e il contrasto cromatico che ha con il blu del cielo.
Well done and TFS!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-03-02 13:41
Very nice capture, with spectacular colors and light.
adores (39870) 2012-03-02 16:07
Lembro-me da outra que colocaste há algum tempo atrás. Esta também ficou muito bem! As cores estão óptimas e a composição também. Gosto da presença das pessoas, o moleiro está muito bem colocado!
npecanhuk (69140) 2012-03-02 18:10
Bela e interessante fotografia!
Destaque para o pdv escolhido, a composição, as cores e a exposição!
Parabéns, abraços e até mais,
SnapRJW (31625) 2012-03-02 21:13
Hello Filipe - This is a fine shot, the blue and white are eye-catching and the light on the wall of the mill very good, the soft transition between light and shade shows the curved form of the mill well. I like your POV and the people add good interest, but I think with a couple of small tweaks the overall composition could be improved. I would like to have seen a little 'air' around the sails at the top of the shot and the post on the LHS is not an integral part of the shot and could be removed perhaps? Have a good weekend Rosemary
danos (89625) 2012-03-03 0:17
nice the scene with the windmill to dominates the area and the old couple to adds life in the image.I like the contrast of the colours as the brilliant light of the Summer.
Have a good weekend,danos
PaulVDV (24003) 2012-03-03 1:07
Very beautiful view upwards with the windmill in white & blue fitting well with the background of that
azure blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-03 3:50
a beautiful composition and POV. Just love the atmosphere here and the intrigue of what is passing between to two participents. Superb clarity, colour and light make this a stand out shot and fascinating presentation.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-03 8:52
A imagem é notavelmente construída, com este homem e esta mulher ao longo do percurso até moinho de vento muito bonita. As cores da usina estão em harmonia com o céu azul profundo. A composição é notavelmente vivo. Excelente qualidade. Bravo.
nikkitta (16230) 2012-03-03 13:28
Molinos y faros, construcciones interesantes y siempre atractivas
Me gusta el POV bajo para mayor contraste del molino contra el cielo
Es gracioso el hombre bajando con cuidado, con temor de resbalar parece
Te felicito, buen fin de semana
notrap (5955) 2012-03-03 13:39
very good example how a picture can take benefit from a polarizing filtre. Incredible blue sky. The two persons included make the photo perfect.
emka (84117) 2012-03-03 13:45
Windmills are so romantic. wonderful contrast of the white mill and deep blue sky. Nice POV from below. The Portuguese windmill are so different fro m Polish. I like all the mills.
ChrisJ (102765) 2012-03-03 20:55
Excellent graphism of the whitewashed windmill against the dark blue sky as well as the partially silhouetted gentleman at right descending from the hill. Good sharpness & the bg woman adds scale. This almost looks like Greece! Tfs!
dkmurphys (51448) 2012-03-03 22:21
Spectacular windmill in great natural colors and contrasts. The man brings more authenticity to the place.
Have a lovely Sunday.
jurek1951 (42194) 2012-03-04 13:06
Nice composition and very good point of view. Excellent light and sharpness.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-03-05 0:45
A beautiful windmill with lovely colours. Here in Greece particularly in the islands we have many windmills. Excellent clarity,pov and sharpness.
Have a nice week,
lousat (81098) 2012-03-05 9:00
Hi Filipe,magnificent choice of point of view to create this imposing perpsective whit the windmill,great contrast between the white and the blue sky and magic atmosphere too,it seems to be in Greece...ehhee..Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
TRB (13908) 2012-03-05 13:10
Sharpness, color and light and perfect exposure.
A beautiful composition, with people.
very beautiful image, congratulations
Cricri (110295) 2012-03-05 23:46
Grand et beau contraste des couleurs, tout comme le POV et l'inclusion des deux personnes, une image bien composer et réaliser
cavli (1876) 2012-03-06 7:21
very good colors and contrasting. I like you pov and compositon. well done. tfs
anokutan (15097) 2012-03-08 12:28
Very nice capture, with spectacular colors and light.
agulberk (3794) 2012-03-09 19:09
Very nice scene with beautiful white&blue windmill at the peak of the high hill under blue sky. it seems there is a problem between man and woman. Excellent presentation to obtain good sharpness and clarity.
Thanks and good weekends
ikeharel (61415) 2012-03-10 1:40
What i learn from this nice windmill picture, is that wind energy was a power-source long before the introduction of fossil fuel. And it sure has to have a comeback, when gasolin is so pricey. Just not comprehand why goverments, especially in Eurpoe stop subsidising projects.
Fine POV to show the place, on higher grounds where the wind is...
Bom fim de semana,
P-S-I-G (25536) 2012-03-10 2:15
Une très belle prise. J'aime l'exposition sous cette lumière dure. Le ciel est très joli dans ce bleu très prononcé. Très opportune présence humaine dans l'image.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-03-11 7:03
Beautiful composition with white windmill om the top. Splendid colors and light!
adramad (39770) 2012-03-11 9:23
Maravillosa composicion con este bonito molino, que has captado muy bien en este ligero contrapicado, lo cual da una gran perspectiva a la imagen, la blancura de sus paredes contrasta con el intenso y hermoso azul del cielo.
Esas dos pernonas dan un toque muy vital a la composicion. Preciosa imagen. Well done.
dip (23820) 2012-03-12 1:27
beautiful shot,amazing blue sky,I also like the inclusion of the people in the foreground,
jemaflor (88161) 2012-03-12 5:49
Well taken from this pov, geat contrast between the white walls and the strong bule of this sky, good human presence to give life at the photo.
danyy (0) 2012-03-12 8:01
quel bonheur de voir l'été et cette impression de chaleur que tu photo nous transmet. Difficile de ne pas centrer le moulin pour avoir les personnage en prime.
Une belle contre plongée vers un moulin bien typique.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2012-03-12 14:24
Bela saturação nu puro cromatismo..
Graal (99474) 2012-03-13 0:06
amazing historic windmill here. Good shot and presentation. Beautiful deep blue of sky. Fine photowork and informations in note. I like film video, also.
Have a nice day.
corjan3 (2095) 2012-03-13 4:34
A really beautiful image with excellent human interest in just the right places. The crop is a bit tight at the top and maybe the pole on the left could have been removed but very good as is. Well done,
Royaldevon (32603) 2012-03-14 2:40
A striking shot from its strong colour contrasts.
You have a lovely composition with all the features strongly positioned.
The details are sharp and interesting; I see there is a stone grinding wheel outside. Now, that would make a coverted garden ornament, in England.
Have a lovely day,
bebbetto (12) 2012-03-14 6:25
Gorgeous picture with warm and well saturated colors.
The viewing position is very nice and the whole composition is beautiful. The woman seems desperate because has the hands in the hairs .... may be that her hubby is escaping ?
Waylim (25368) 2012-03-14 17:20
Another very good shot, I love the deep blue of the sky and the white of the wall on the windmill. the presence of the people adds a good sense of scale and liveliness.
Nard (6972) 2012-03-15 1:56
A pure white standing out the sky and a nice POV with this low-angle shot. The inclusion of the people comlpetes perfectly the composition.
bertolucci (13358) 2012-03-15 2:18
A beautiful take on this mill and the people operating it. It's a fine and very ell defined documentary shot - and the man walking away and the woman raising her hands to her heads adds a strong dramatic accent to it.
Re: conquilhas: yes, we had and lov' them. Together with a good vinho verde it's unbeatable!
Have a great day,
shevchenko (18892) 2012-03-15 2:39
Good low angle shot to frame the scenery on the slope, I like the pretty old windmill, nice blue sky as background, distinct image, good shoot.
TopGeo (38206) 2012-03-15 15:32
A really beautiful image with excellent of peoples interest in just the right places, A beautiful windmill with lovely colours. Very nice capture, with spectacular composition and light. Best regards
jhm (142808) 2012-03-16 4:43
Totally other windmills than here in Belgium and Holland.
But very pleasant for look at, you deed perfect addition the people, this gives more touch to the picture.
Presentation and your nota is excellent
Very well composition and soft colors.
Have a nice weekend,
josepmarin (57841) 2012-03-16 6:37
Olá, amigo Filipe,
un cielo azul intenso, muy bien polarizado, para crear un magnífico contraste con la arquitectura blanca del molino de viento, que se destaca con mucha fuerza en la composición.
La luz es muy buena, los colores son vivos, y las dos personas añaden una buena referencia y un poco de dinamismo a la escena.
Un trabajo excelente.
Pili e Josep
Fis2 (88811) 2012-03-16 11:10
A very intertesting windmill.
Good frame and superb colors.
pierrefonds (59354) 2012-03-20 4:23
The distance between the man and the mill is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the windmill. There is a good contrast between the colors of the sky and the colors of the mill. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (37232) 2012-03-20 16:03
bellissima foto, la luce è stupenda, la composizione molto interessante, unisce il fantastico mulino alle due persone che contrastano tra la terra ed il cielo.
fds (8750) 2012-03-21 9:43
a very beautiful image with fantatic windimil and two people
fantastic colors and super light
i like very much the blu sky
great schot dear friend
abmdsudi (45668) 2012-03-21 20:29
Lovely stunning contrasting colors make this shot oustanding with sufficient
elements to work together. Good compo, so pin sharp woth good scale proportion.
A fine shot indeed. Well done
delpeoples (54463) 2012-03-27 3:23
Such lovely strong colours and crisp lines. The contrast is superb and you have managed the harsh light so expertly. I also like the inclusion of the people (particularly the elderly gentleman) which adds a sense of scale and character.
mesutilgim (88168) 2012-03-27 13:07
What a nice capture of this Windmill with a nice deep blue sky as perfect background and the two visitors putting lifr to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-27 13:12
Wait, I've seen that look on a woman’s' face before. He's in trouble and he better watch his back, because I'm sure if she can get that stone wheel to roll downhill, the target is HIM!!
All kidding aside, this is a beautiful photo with wonderful playful colors. Great lighting and sharp detail and clarity have made this photo very enjoyable to view. Wonderful POV again Filipe!!
foozi (7101) 2012-03-28 6:45
such a stunning capture showing the powerful blu sky. The contrast effect of the windmill is so attractive and exciting. The low angle capture gives a dramatic effect too.
Well composed shot.
Silvio1953 (128359) 2012-04-03 0:55
Ciao Filipe, lovely composition with beautiful windmill, great contrast against Blue sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fotka (3865) 2012-04-03 7:18
You shot beautiful photo of windmill on top of the hill. Two persons on the path added life. I see that in Portugal likes blue and white color combinations similar like in Greece. The photo has nice composition, light, colors, sharpness and interesting note.
clic (15760) 2012-04-20 13:20
Ola Filipe and thanks for your visit.
Looks as brand new indeed after restoration and triumphs so located on hill top to catch more wind!
Those well-calibrated whites tones over the polarised backdrop constitute a nice eye-catcher.
Angshu (56454) 2012-05-01 21:42
Nice view of the famous windmill of Odeceixe, against hpolarised blue sky. The inclusion of the sloping ground in the FG adds depth to the image & the couple offers scale. Good work!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-17 14:53
Very nice and graphic shoot.Perfect contrast and very nice colors.Great saturation and POV.Well done!
Have a good night
jmdias (58145) 2012-05-30 7:27
bela imagem contrastando as formas do velho e belo moínho contra o azulão do céu. gosto dos personagens presentes, descendo a encosta. muito boa a luz, o enquadramento e a nitidez. bem feito.
mvinagre (849) 2012-06-25 7:10
Cores fortes, gosto do contraste do ceu azul com o chão.
Boa composição e perspectiva.
COSTANTINO (58709) 2012-08-03 22:28
pleasant atmosphere with a great blue sky
and the white windmill dominating this photo
the best point in this shot is the idea
of movement of both and especially the
man walking on the hillside
havea nice weekend
kato (11630) 2012-10-19 5:08
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle of the peaceful suburbs with the windmill and the slope. The whole is harmonized well by a good color combination of blue, white and thin brown. And, two village residents in here draw out an additional good effect.
Have a nice weekend,
vladic (4515) 2012-10-25 15:13
Excellente composition avec ces personnages en mouvement et un moulin en contre plongée. Un photo qui transforme la banalité quotidienne en de photographie magique…
Amitiés de Pologne,
ebingul (1928) 2012-12-14 14:40
Very good capture of this beautiful windmill from a good POV with an interesting couple and nice colours.
Congrats and best regards.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-01-08 2:16
Hello Filipe, spectacular and impressive windmill, beautiful brightness, spectaculae, panoramic angle!
Your picture has it all!
- Copyright: Filipe Rocha (sacavem) (18614)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Kodak Easyshare Z740, 35-80mm/f.3.5, SandDiskII15MB/s, Cokin Circular Polarizer 58mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/750 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Personal photos with more than 100 points [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 11:06