Interrupting my series of Lisboa and Constancia to present you my first try with reflections on ground.
The scene you see was taken in Arraiolos and the part of the building you see is Arraiolos city hall.
Arraiolos is a small town belonging to Evora district, with about 3500 inhabitants.
Arraiolos wouldn't me more than one more little town of Alentejo if it wasn't by the tapestry made there, which are world famous.
Also interesting is the round castle which dominates the hill and the view of the surroundings, although it's very badly treated or untreated...
Also interesting is a walk around the streets of the town, very typical from Alentejo with white houses bordered by blue lines on each wall border, and also to watch how slow life seems to flow around.
Hope you enjoy this one, more photos to come!
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InasiaJones (31554) 2008-03-03 12:17
Excellent visual pun, with reflected image very vivid and well lit. The man walking on the street seems to be a funambulist, walking on a grid of tightropes.
Colours are intense with strong contrasts, creating a high impact.
johannes68 (3469) 2008-03-03 12:18
very well done! Often photos with reflexions are used when people are running out of ideas, but not in your case. Ir really looks like a glass ceiling rather than a reflection - great!
mariandrea (973) 2008-03-03 12:18
Oi Paulo, great composition, and good combination of blues. It would have been better without the circular metal things on the ground, but anyway it looks nice. Well done... congrats! chau chau,
Anna-- (7791) 2008-03-03 12:34
very interesting reflected scene. Great colors and light.
Excellent framing and visual impact
berek (42160) 2008-03-03 12:57
its so interesting view. I like blueness and your idea very much. have a nice evening.
smarcell (19963) 2008-03-03 12:58
A nice reflection shot. The presence of the human figure makes it even more interesting. I like the crossing lines.
Pascale (10456) 2008-03-03 13:11
Vraiment excellent ce reflet! superbes jeux de lignes et magnifiques couleurs .L'homme apporte un plus dans ce graphisme .J'aime beaucoup les reflets et renversés encore plus
ricochet (9696) 2008-03-03 13:14
Un superbe coup d'oeil pour une très belle réalisation et un joli graphisme, bravo à toi
corniste (4280) 2008-03-03 13:21
Lovely reflection. It seems to be windows with a little water on! Great pic!
have a great day!
Beppo (1374) 2008-03-03 13:41
Felicidades, fantastica composición, colores y luz.
Isa-M (4026) 2008-03-03 13:46
Hi Paulo !
Very good photo - I like this kind of photos - reflection in water or wet roads....
Good job !
jasmis (57906) 2008-03-03 13:57
Interesting reflexion. I like that the photo is rotated.
wautersw (3647) 2008-03-03 14:23
great effect, with this reflection. Makes this a very graphical picture with great colour and sharpness. TFS
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-03-03 14:23
You r idea is excellent to inverse this picture. Yuo get beautifull ligh colos and sharpness; The human presence is important and it's well composed.
pat0500 (21561) 2008-03-03 15:00
Very good framing and beautiful reflection..!
Very nice composition..!
Cara (2059) 2008-03-03 15:37
Muito boa esta imagem, o reflexo no ladrilho está muito bonito.
Boa composição e cores, as partes menos molhadas do chão providenciam 1 bela textura ao resultado final.
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-03-03 15:51
Fantastic reflexion and great colours!
Nice artistic composition!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-03-03 16:15
Do modo como apresentas a foto, nem parece ser um reflexo. Eu diria que era uma vista do edifício e daquela pessoa atravéz de um teto de vidro molhado. A nitidez das paredes é por vezes tão boa que mais parece ser a realidade. Além disso, a pessoa até parece estar a flutuar. Gosto muito e acho que está um trabalho muito bom.
wolf38 (31284) 2008-03-03 22:49
Hello Paulo. A wonderful photo experiment. The picture pleases me very well. Very strongly and convincingly. Best regards, Wolfgang.
delnaja (2054) 2008-03-04 0:02
superb reflection and I really like this blue specially. Greatly achieved.
danyy (0) 2008-03-04 0:06
audacieux et astuciux en même temps.
Qualité technique irréprochable et cadrage très adéquat.
Bien à toi.
broglia (3598) 2008-03-04 4:09
Hi Paulo, when I first saw the thumbnail I thought you had taken the shot through a strange glass roof - it was not till I read your note that realised it was a reflection.
Beautifully strong, vivid colours & some excellent lines created by the cracks between the paving stones. Almost a surreal quality to it with the slightly strange stance of the man.
Lovely piece of work, Roberto
sebinho342 (19317) 2008-03-04 4:22
Hi Paulo, first thanks for the time you took to write me a very interesting comment, i will try what you suggested me to do in my next shots and shooting sessions.
What can i say on this picture ? This is really great ! You used this wet floor perfectly and light is georgeous, i love the placement of this man just on the low of the frame, kind of sureal and yet a very artistical picture.
All my congratulations
ahmetgedikli (25544) 2008-03-04 5:00
An interesting photo... Excellent colors, reflections and light. Well done!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-04 5:45
Muito bem invertida esta imagem com um reflexo muito bem apanhado. As cores e os detalhes estão magnificos. Tambem gosto da perspectiva e do grafismo
Um abraço Amigo
bantonbuju (51785) 2008-03-04 6:13
however you managed to achieve this effect - this photo is the killer in the category "how to see world differently"...
exceptional "invention" with superb presentation...
Gerrit (50768) 2008-03-04 6:48
impressive clear reflection. Wel cropped and positioned.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-03-04 7:00
These blue and white colors aren't present often in your gallery :o)
A superb catch, I like a lot the abstractness of the image, and the good geometrics balance.
abulafia (4900) 2008-03-04 7:06
This is great, I like that you placed it upside down, would have been even better if there wasn't the dry spot in the bottom though.
Great colors and clarity.
sacavem (18614) 2008-03-04 9:13
Estive um bom bocado o olhar para a foto porque não percebi muito bem o reflexo.Como diz o António parece mais um tecto de vidro. É uma boa realização fotográfica,bem feito este disparo.Estavas atento, muito bem.Cores e nitidez mesmo muito boas.
josepmarin (57841) 2008-03-04 11:37
pocas palabras en mi comentario, has hecho una creación artística muy atractiva y con un magnífico efecto visual. La idea de girar la foto aprovechando los reflejos en el pavimento mojado es, sencillamente espléndida.
Es otra foto que va directamente a mis favoritas. Bravo!
rigoletto (34269) 2008-03-04 15:44
There is nothing more to do than becoming impressed by this one. Reflections on ground are a well known genre, but such perfectionist, minute cadrage, excellent compo of graphics and colors, and even a walking figure, are really hard to find in one combined. I think this is one of the best contributions to this genre in TE. Congrats,
Merline (0) 2008-03-04 23:23
Hello Paulo, this went to my favs theme. Superb composition with something oniric created by the man walking, the diagonal of that white building that contrasts beautiful with the gorgeous deep blue sky. Also the blue lines remind of the blue of the sky. The pattern adds to this feeling of real/unreal. Great sharpness and clarity too. Superb !
riclopes (35577) 2008-03-05 1:03
Bom dia Paulo, estou a gostar de te ver mais activo (do que eu). Estava a precisar de umas férias disto e agora só cá venho dar uns 'toca e foge'. Este reflexo está espectcular. Acho que até o personagem ficou surpreendido com o resultado pois parece estar ali parado a tentar perceber o que lhe aconteceu, a tentar manter o equilíbrio num mundo virado do avesso. As linhas do chão são perfeitas para evidenciar a perspéctiva e dar profundidade. Gosto muito.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-03-05 7:45
hi paulo, congrats for this creative shot. the harmony between the colour of the building and that of the flagstones is beautiful. so is your diagonal compo.
paura (47166) 2008-03-05 15:38
O resultado final ficou excelente, com bons ajustes de exposição e boa produção artística.
marietom (34609) 2008-03-06 7:55
Magnifique, ton image de reflets !
Joli graphisme et couleurs magnifiques.
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-03-07 10:23
Oi Paulo ,
Esta magnifico este reflexo com tons de azul gostei das linhas perpendiculares paralelas , bons detalhes tiveste olho , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cretense (68691) 2008-03-08 4:20
What a spectacular photo, my dear friend! Not much to say, fantastic idea, perfectly realized! Congratulations!
atus (15838) 2008-03-08 17:50
it doesn't seem to be a first attempt to capture reflections on the ground. It is perfectly performed, very attractive one, with very good light control and razor sharpness. Excellent work'
Tfs and have a nice Sunday!
stego (24030) 2008-03-11 17:55
Está fantástica! Muito bem vista e captada! Os efeitos geométricos do chão molhado(?) fazem um jogo interessante com a arquitectura e, tal como o André diz, o homem parece um equilibrista. Tb. gosto da confusão que provoca, pois não se consegue perceber bem como foi obtida.
Um abraço, José.
totoamoto (2519) 2008-03-18 8:30
Bien vu ce reflet..
SUperbes couleurs textures géniales..
Angshu (56450) 2008-03-21 1:14
A delightful way to show us the world, yes reflections are always interesting & to present it downside up makes it so very interesting. Actually the deep blue of the sky (reflections) create a magnetic eye puller here, contrasting with the white of the buildings. The man is so important in the picture as well.Technically perfect & visually striking!
bostankorkulugu (42190) 2008-04-01 14:33
TE is full of this kind of reflection shots but this is definitely one of the best paulo... blue and white makes this one so special... my compliments to you...
rozy975 (3047) 2008-04-07 11:16
This is an excellent image.
cherryripe (21033) 2008-06-08 8:25
Fantastic reflection. The guy stands out so well. I love the texture of the blue part and the balance between the 2 halves. The lines add such a graphic touch.
gary91 (15348) 2008-06-17 21:30
Really missed this one !
Fantastic composition and superb rendering. The shiny pavement gives a superb reflection of these white facades and the guy passing by is idealy placed.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
Coolka (0) 2009-12-30 12:01
This is fabulous, "icy" photo.
The man looks as if he was frozen.
I highly appreciate it.
Have fun tomorrow :)
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-08-21 0:38
Some photos are good and some are great, like this one! I think everyone has already said everything there is to say about this one...all I can add is - well done!
clio (27961) 2010-08-24 0:38
It is an old photo, but it is so beautiful that I want to say it!
Wonderful inverted reflection where the lines of the ground play with those of the windows and where the white plays with the blue. You doubtless waited for the passage of somebody, this man is perfectly placed.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-04 6:56
Stunning image! Very creative, love the abstract feel and the palette of colors! The lines and reflections and the perspective play are the key! Great photograph, superb composition!
All the best,
jang (1300) 2012-04-21 19:44
It sure would be a spiffy feeling. Way to go! You did a nice piece of work.
How would you describe the sensation you feel ?
Have a good weekend.
livermore (1629) 2012-10-17 1:45
Photo bien contrasté et parfaitement cadrée.
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BLUE COLOUR 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-03 12:06
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