Something I really like is to talk to the older inhabitants of the villages and here it was no exception, we spent some time talking with this nice lady, as she was profiting from the afternoon sun, in the old part of Terena.
Terena is an old and beautiful village, situated near Alandroal and it is one of the places I really like in the Alentejo. Close to its castle, there are a few streets with very beautiful traditional houses, most part of them decorated with flower pots.
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carlo62 (55776) 2014-02-01 8:05
che simpatica e commovente scena, c'è un bel sole nonostante sia gennaio e le ombre sono molto nette.
Belli i colori, decisi e di grande impatto visivo.
danos (103214) 2014-02-01 8:11
nice the snapshot with the old woman to sit on the stone bench keeping company of her dog,i guess.I like the brilliant light of January,the created shadows as the balcony on her left full of flowers.Well done.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2014-02-01 8:30
This is a very special and very beautiful portrait of this lady. The strong shadow emphasizes the power of the sun, so no wonder she is sitting down to take it in. I would certainly do the same! Beautiful vivid colors, a great composition, and her little dog looks like a Sphinx :)
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-01 8:33
una bella cattura.
La scena è molto realistica e nelo stesso tempo composta in maniera efficace ed elegante.
Bella la luce che illumina il soggetto e perfetta la definizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dta (82960) 2014-02-01 9:11
Ola Ana ,
Qu'il est bon de profiter du soelil par une belle journée d'hiver ! cette femme et son petit chien le font , et c''est une belle occasion de les photographier , avec façade blanche et jaune et rue pavée si typique des villages portugais .
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-01 9:23
the mood of this simple scene is just magnificent!
Excellently captured,framed and above all-timed!
It conveys so well relaxing,leisurely characte of rural life.
Something I really enjoy!
Have a nice weekend
ricardomattos (8327) 2014-02-01 9:29
Uma encantadora composição com esta senhora e o seu fiel cãozinho. Gostei das luzes e cores muito atrativas também.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-01 12:01
Well seen and photographed scene here. There is something very special in the composition and details of the view. Excellent execution of light made it really perfect one. TFS!
cornejo (47298) 2014-02-01 12:10
Oi Ana, excelente fotografia da cena interessante e bonito da vida cotidiana da cidade, muito bem composta e capturado nesta grande e bela fotografia. Interessante imagem com boa nitidez, bela luz e cor. Muito bom e bom trabalho perfeitamente feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este trabalho interessante.
Boa noite e bom domingo.
Calorosas saudações do sul da Espanha.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-01 22:50
Une image touchante, bien composée, de cette femme et de son chien fidèle essayant de profiter des bienfaits des UV naturels.
jemaflor (103685) 2014-02-01 23:52
A photo well managed, interesting composition, ice colors and light capture, tfs.
tenretin (2657) 2014-02-02 1:54
You did there a beautiful photo of a beautiful atmosphere with light and you have entered an interesting time. Bravo. The informative note is interesting too.
Thank you for sharing and good Sunday.
Jean Philippe TUR
saxo042 (37968) 2014-02-02 6:46
A very well composed picture with a very pleasant mood. A very good colour harmony with the dominating beige and dark blue shades.
marabu61 (11331) 2014-02-02 7:12
Very pleasing back street scene with the old lady enjoying the winter sun. The strength of the weak winter sun is palatable here and I love the play of shadows from the window and the lady on the wall.
have a great sunday
rbassin (24343) 2014-02-02 10:11
une magnifique scène de vie,simple et tendre.
J'aime bien ce couple, la dame agée et son chien prenant du bon temps au soleil.La lumière est très bien.
willperrett (11918) 2014-02-02 10:44
What a lovely street shot! The old lady really seems to be enjoying the Winter sun - I wish we had a bit of that in England - but for me it's the dog that makes the photograph work so well, both aesthetically and compositionally.
jcpix (13950) 2014-02-02 10:46
Oh, this is great! I just love the absolute simplicity of this scene, and even before reading your note there was a distinct sentiment felt of this lady doing exactly as you described...profiting from the afternoon sun. :) Sometimes there's just nothing better than idly sitting by and soaking it all up. And how great that her dog is there also, doing the exact same thing. haha Lovely colors and vivid texture, this is a daily life scene that exudes the slow pace of life in a small village such as this. Great observation and opportunity taken to capture the moment. Enjoy the new week. Take care.
dekanski (6110) 2014-02-02 14:32
What a beauty!
It would be even nicer if we could see the whole window!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-03 1:46
Fantastic DL shot! Nice composition with the old lady enjoying the sun with her faithful companion. Good details captured on the cobbled path and the walls. The ochre color of the wall and the bright light adds so much warmth to the photo. Very well done, thanks for sharing a superb photo.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-03 3:51
Hello Ana - I really like this shot; it reminds us that even when old age creeps up there are simple pleasures that can be enjoyed! What a positive photograph, the elderly lady is clearly enjoying the winter sunshine in the company of her little friend! Beautifully composed and a situation I shall aspire to when I am in my winter years. Top shot. Warm regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (78923) 2014-02-03 16:28
Gosto muito de sol de inverno! E com o calor terrível que estamos enfrentando neste ano por aqui, que saudades de senti-lo! A senhora e o cãozinho parecem estar curtindo.
A foto é linda e muito agradável!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, formato vertical, pdv escolhido e composição excelentes!
abmdsudi (58292) 2014-02-04 3:17
The low winter sun painted great light and shadows intensifying the colours, a depiction of a small corner, pleasant restfull scene and it looks as though it's cosy resting place to enjoy the warm weather. The white combination is definitely striking. A very well observed, composed and captured image, Well done.
mesutilgim (97738) 2014-02-08 8:52
Hello dear Ana,
Very nice capture of this old woman (?) taking a rest with her dog !
The White-yellow painting of the fassade creates a perfec background. Nice shadows on the Wall and good graphism created by the cobblestone pavement.
TFS and have a nice weekend
claudeD (41882) 2014-02-08 9:20
wonderful picture from Portugal full of calm and tranquility. Excellent composition and fine colors. I would like to take profit from the first warm rays of sun here in Luxembourg. I will have to wait ...I like the picture very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
williewhistler (16496) 2014-02-10 11:54
the resting lady and the dog are delightfully portrayed taking full advantage of a moment in the sunshine.
The upright format works very well on this occasion.
Kind regards Les.
delpeoples (59886) 2014-02-11 4:05
Ola dear Ana
What a quaint and sweet photo of this lovely old nonna basking in the sun with her faithful friend. The warm colours and light create such a wonderful sense of peace and warm, wintry sun. In fact the whole image reminds me a lot of my nonna, who not only looked a little like this lady, but loved sitting in the sun, soaking it up like that.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing this endearing photo
Waylim (25436) 2014-02-26 11:14
Such a lovely shot of the relaxing moment. The winter sun can be so nice and much more appreciative because it is cold and the sun give just the perfect warm to our body, I can see the lady is totally trying to soak it up and the dog adds so much to the composition and charm of the setting. Beautiful color with golden all and white that provide good contrast to the shadow.
CLODO (35954) 2014-03-09 1:49
Good time to rest and bask in the sun of winter for this old woman and her dog.
jmdias (69282) 2014-05-04 16:20
esta senhora já é de outra geração, a das minhas avós estaria vestida de negro. mal talvez esta não seja uma viúva.
muito bonita a foto, gosto da presença do cachorro e da posição da personagem., gosto do formato em vertical, mas talvez ficasse bacana com um corte na parte superior. linda foto.
Karolina999 (0) 2015-07-27 4:00
fine woman with a dog, amazing light and shadow, lioght and colors, fine picture.
Thanks for sharing.