Like mushrooms after the rain, the umbrellas are rising on the beach from morning to evening.
This was taken in Cascais, Portugal. The town is surrounded by popular beaches, such as Guincho Beach to the west, and the lush Sintra mountains to the north. Some of its shoreline is cliff-y, attracting tourists for its seascapes and other natural sights such as the Boca do Inferno. It is also becoming a popular golf destination, with over 10 golf courses nearby. Surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are also popular in the region around Cascais due to favourable weather, wind, and sea conditions. In 2007, Cascais was the official host of the ISAF World Championship in sailing for dinghies and racing yachts.
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snunney (94751) 2013-07-22 2:31
Good title for this interesting graphical composition. I am not a fan of the beach myself but lots of people like to while away the hours amongst the sand. I like the framing and the light. Good colours and sharpness. Not so sure about the heavy black framing for the title, which overwhelms the composition in my opinion.
mjw364 (432) 2013-07-22 3:24
Great title - I like the use of the umbrellas as a pattern here. Rather than being kept in the dark like a mushroom should be the mushroom are keeping the people in the dark here!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-22 3:45
creative and wonderfully original post this. You have turned an everyday beach scene into something quite special. Well done - really like it!
Have a good week - Brian.
jhm (148626) 2013-07-22 3:47
You chose a very well title for these beach scene, with all these parasols.
This brings also depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, perfect captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new workweek,
Sergiom (73278) 2013-07-22 4:51
J'aime bien le titre, car il convient parfaitement à la photo.La plage semble belle même si on ne la voit pas beaucoup. En espérant qu'il n'y ait pas de chicanes entre voisins.
Nicou (135990) 2013-07-22 5:39
quelle compo et iamge sueprbe vue quel graphsime de parasols mervielleux ce blanc comme des petites coupole sur le sable tu nous fais envie splendide.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (48838) 2013-07-22 7:38
The POV and tight cropping has made this a fine composition. It doesn't look like a very nice place to be, but I am sure that once down there it won't feel as crowded as you made it look.
Cricri (115467) 2013-07-22 10:43
J'aime l'encadrement noir qui fait ressortir les parasols blancs baignée par une très belle lumière, bon POV, belle composition estivale
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-07-22 11:07
superb composition!Well observed and executed with strong visual effect.I like also your apt association of the title with the scene.It looks really like a mushrooms.
carlo62 (43419) 2013-07-22 14:26
bello lo scatto dall'alto, gli ombrelloni creano una specie di pavimentazione.
Un pò stretta come spiaggia, ma sicuramente un mare migliore del mio.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-22 16:01
Such a place with beach umbrellas in rows I always give a miss. It is much too crowded for me. As a photograph however you have selected a very good view point boosting even the presence of the beach umbrella. Good light management and vivid colour tones. Well done
mkamionka (34549) 2013-07-23 8:36
very attractive beach composition. The umbrellas make a nice repeated element. They also indicate how busy this place gets in the summer. Still I like the beach very much it has a lovely fine sand ans sun...
Very well seen and captured here!
thebest (4276) 2013-07-23 17:25
I have to laugh at the title it is excellent.
Congratulations on your interesting & informative notes.
My husband was only saying the other day that Portugal is a nice place to live - I have never been there & must admit not a destination that I know much about.Looking at your photo it certainly looks like the little beach coves are very popular... I shall add it to my bucket list of places to see before I depart this World.
npecanhuk (73490) 2013-07-23 17:52
Great idea for a very attractive picture!
Chosen pov, composition, horizontal format, large black borders and exposure are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (50420) 2013-07-24 15:15
An excellent example of photographic awareness, a compo fully filled by repeated geometric shapes contributing to a strong graphic representation with a dramatic contrast. A nice piece of photo work with superb tonal quality. Well done, TFS
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-24 22:20
the beauty and the simplicity of creativity at its very best!!
nicely done Daniel!!!
serp2000 (43084) 2013-07-24 23:25
It reminds me one my post from Turkey. Sometime the similar usual things give us an interesting idea indeed. The black frame makes it like a movie picture.
Have a nice day!
Kielia (24077) 2013-07-26 9:42
what I like most of all is the excellent composition! I always thought that a crowded beach in summer is not nearly as attractive as a lonely beach in the dark season - but this time I was proven wrong. Great photo work. TFS!
kasianowak (8209) 2013-07-30 2:50
Clever composition with an delightful pattern created by the parasols.
Have a nice day