A beautiful evening after a beautiful day in the Algarve in southern Portugal and a lady enjoys a healthy walk along the coastal path above the cliffs between Burgau and Praia da Luz.
Me? I was sitting in a chair outside our villa, camera in one hand and a large glass of red wine in the other, admiring the full moon and the glorious colours in the sky as the sun prepared to set. And wondering if I might just need to get out of my chair to open another bottle.
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olive224 (2719) 2013-12-12 4:25
A nice image to share like a glass of wine ;)
I like the bench at the left balancing the composition and the moon reflecting in the sea
I like the whitness of the lady's dress too
CHeers and TFS
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-12 4:57
ahh! Summer seems such a long way away at this time of the year, and beautiful images like this just add to the sense of longing. It looks so idyllic and who could resist a glass or two (OK three) and just watch mother nature do her handiwork painting the sky. Irresistible!
saxo042 (37900) 2013-12-12 7:48
A very good idea, sitting with a glass of wine, just waiting for the motives to pass by. A very attractive picture and a pleasant reminder of summer. Here, the sun sets before 3.30 pm... There is a very good balance here between the moon at one corner and the lady at the opposite corner. Between them we can enjoy the broad horizontal bands of colours.
annjackman (21899) 2013-12-12 7:54
This is lovely with soft, natural colours and plenty of space given to the milky colourso f the sea and sky The lady walking into the picture, perhaps to sit on that bench, is an important element in this composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. I am seeing that others are complaining about the size of the vertical formats and the need for scrolling. It does spoil the enjoyment of pictures such as this.
holmertz (54337) 2013-12-12 8:20
This is a photo of enchanting colours and a very nicely balanced composition. I wouldn't mind a view like this from my holiday villa, although if necessary I could enjoy a glass of wine anywhere.
carlo62 (50127) 2013-12-12 13:53
non potevi trovare un soggetto migliore per una serata romantica come questa, la signora ravviva la scena meglio della luna.
jcpix (13930) 2013-12-12 19:26
I'm not even sure where to begin, this is quite the epitome of quiet calm and reflection. So many amazing facets that can be detailed here, but I think I'm just going to sit back and enjoy this for some time.
I really am at a loss of how to express my many thoughts, so I hope that can be perceived as my best possible compliment here. Outstanding!
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-12 22:58
Les deux "taches blanches" de la femme et de la pleine lune complètent très joliment cette composition où le ciel a de magnifiques tons pastels.
emka (100039) 2013-12-12 23:54
Hi John, You had fantastic evening in Algarve. I would mind to sit there too, with a camera, admiring full moon and the see (but no dilemma with a bottle of wine, glass of water would be enough :)). Splendid sunset and moon rise. Nice inclusion of the lady in white.
WArm regrads MAlgo
rbassin (23209) 2013-12-13 1:14
c'est une bonne composition, les teintes du ciel et de la mer sont magnifiques. Une atmosphère magique que tu as su saisir au bon moment où la dame en blanc passe dans ton champs de vision.
delpeoples (58616) 2013-12-13 2:21
hehehehe I can just picture it now, you sitting there soaking up the evening with a glass of your famous pluge in hand and the 5D in the other :) Actually, I'm impressed you bothered to take a photo at all, I'm not sure I would have in those magical surroundings. Anyway, you did and you have got a beauty. I love that Pink Hour tonality. It's soft, and very romantic. The addition of the lady and the full moon reflecting on the sea are the icing and candles on the cake. Top job!
Now, for my Friday night Prosecco
Noel_Byrne (31672) 2013-12-13 2:46
this is a beautifully artistic photo, the lady walking has a wonderful sense of grace about her and the colors of the sky are superb, soft and very appealing. To have this scene and to capture the moon inside too...perfect!
Thanks as always
Nicou (144332) 2013-12-13 6:12
une féée blanche dans ce décor dans ce ciel mervielleux la boule ces tons ce rosé ce dégradé de couleur emrvielleuse iamge et compo fantaswtique vue et iamge sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (16398) 2013-12-13 9:08
A lovely composition with both the lady and the moon perfectly placed in the frame to give a really nice balance, with those gorgeous evening tones add such a serene atmosphere it`s the perfect tonic to a murky afternoon.
By the way,if you right click on this image and "view image" it is small enough to view full size,at least it works for me.
Kind regards Les.
jhm (154576) 2013-12-15 2:50
Again a very nice technical picture.
What a lovely nature with a narrow path against the sea, a place for max to iodine.
The lady is a nice addition and cares for life on these picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
macjake (69195) 2013-12-20 12:20
so, did you open another bottle? haha
personally, i'm not a big fan of alcohol. Not a wine drinker, not a beer drinker either :(
Not a tea or coffee drinker either!
But if you have a Rum and Coke i'm there :)
I've really enjoyed viewing your photos from Portugal, places i've never thought of visiting.
As we've all learned from Gert, its important to include people in our shots sometimes.
this lady in white is no different.
and how sweet to have a shot of the moon in the upper regions.
peaceful and even a romantic type of feel here, well captured.
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-01-03 17:31
It's been a while since I last visited your gallery and there are many pictures I missed like this one here which I really love!
Soft light & colors, large vertical format, black & white borders and chosen pov are all excellent, but the real highlight here is the superb composition with that lady in white and the right up above here, reflecting some of its light on the water surface... truly wonderful!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end!!!! A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!!!!
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (25716)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, HOYA 67mm HMC SUPER UV(0)
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-12 3:27
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