Yesterday I went for a walk on the "Blue lagoon" ("Lagoa Azul" in Portuguese), a beautiful lagoon near Sintra, where people usually go mainly on weekends. I took some photos, and this one was taken when I was sitting on a rock, just looking at the quietness of the water and thinking of nothing...
As it was a very bright day and the sun was very strong, I noticed those shinning stars on the water, looking like gold...
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Lovamour (358) 2004-11-15 18:13
Fantastically and at all similarly that so it happens actually. I envy such successful photos. Very much it is pleasant to me!
oochappan (16173) 2004-11-15 18:52
the reflection of the sun in this photo is very well done and you maintained a deep coloring as a contast to it. the big part of the back from the stone, it's a pity that you couldn't get the texture anymore but that's the consequence of a digi I believe.
alford (3989) 2004-11-15 19:31
Magnificent shot Paulo! I like the clarity of the water and the rock, and the sparkles do seem like gold! Very nice composition! rgds.
alainh (33205) 2004-11-15 23:15
tres bel effet etoilé sur l'eau.
l'ombre du rocher arrondi contraste avec les etoiles dans l'eau.
vraiment tres joli.
odemira (514) 2004-11-16 3:32
Genial, que detalhe delicioso, uma captura mais que 5 estrelas.
As estrelas afinal estão mais próximas com que se pensava.
Marcie (345) 2004-11-16 4:54
"thinking of nothing" :)
Wonderful shine, and as it varies, like an eyecandy screensaver. I like the backlighted stone, and the little lonely shine-star lost the the group.
supereira (9576) 2004-11-16 5:49
Boa composição e enquadramento.Eu gosto do reflexo do sol na agua.Bonitas cores e bom contraste entre elas.Boas texturas,luminosidade e sharpness.Bom trabalho!
gantkid (58) 2004-11-16 12:30
Meus sinceros parabéns. Cada dia que passa tenho a certeza que foste talhado para a fotografia.
Esta foto leva-nos a viajar por uma constelação de estrelas em pleno dia.
Hanssie (10886) 2004-11-16 13:14
These are nice details, how beautiful to see nature's stars in the water, also the clear bottom of the sea and this rock, great picture, Paulo, very nice seen and thanks to the sun!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-16 15:01
Beautiful result you got, Paulo. The rock and its shadow make a nice compositional element (although seeing the complete shadow might be better), and the sparkling effect of the "light stars" on the water surface really gives a delightful touch. I also like how the blue hues of the water gradually fade towards the foreground. Well done.
premels (2400) 2004-11-16 15:51
Shimmering lights are a wonder by them selves. You not only captured them - which you could have done with a butterfly net :-)- but you brought them to us in a very well balanced composition. I like the way water moves around that dark rock.
Is it a fish or seaweed under water on the right of the stars ?
Aegean (2571) 2004-11-18 4:29
Wow....fantastic capture of the sparkling light on the water Paulo. Very nice framing and handling of the difficult light!
sayzey (2358) 2004-12-02 15:05
Nice effect you have managed to capture, the shine of the sun on the water. Reminds me of a book I read as a child, I cant remember what it was called or even what it was about, but I remember a child who used to refer to this effect on the water as "Magic" and this trully is a magical shot that you have managed to capture.
Tue (42820) 2005-07-18 18:24
This is an amazing view and you captured the glittering in the water extremely well. The composition with the stone is very good and I like the calm water in the shot, very well done!