This is a reflection of the wooden pier of Palhota, a little village founded by the Avieiros, on one of the banks of the Tagus River.
The Avieiros are called this way because most part of them came from Vieira de Leiria, were fishermen who were forced to leave their homes along the coast and settled along the Tagus river because this river was safe and here they could fish the whole year, something that was impossible on the coast, where they had to spend many winter days without fishing . This migration happened in the 19th and 20th centuries, when they settled in little villages of humble wooden houses on stilts along the Tagus river. Today it’s still possible to find several of these villages and several entities are trying hard to preserve this unique culture of the Avieiros, who were called “the gypsies of the river” by Alves Redol, a Portuguese writer who wrote about them. Most part of the original houses have already disappeared because of the materials used in the construction and most part of the ones we can find in these villages are now a little different, but these villages and this culture are really interesting . I know several already and I’d like to visit the rest.
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chrisvek (6995) 2013-09-05 18:27
Amazing photo with splendid composition.Very good reflections on the water.Nice lightning usage and POV.Superb atmosphere too.Well done.
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (21332) 2013-09-05 21:39
As I always go with currently posted photos in TE (these days), it attracted me with its eye catching thumbnail appearance. A nice colour pallet Ana. I love colours and they are present here with an abstract look. Love the reflection shot which is a nice result of imagination. Tfs.
jjcordier (67540) 2013-09-05 23:28
Ces reflets très colorés créent un très beau tableau abstrait.
mirosu (8378) 2013-09-06 0:26
Beautiful reflections, excellent photo artwork. What else shall I say? Well done. Greetings, Miro
lousat (64513) 2013-09-06 0:31
Hi Ana,spectacular reflections,the electric effect made by the water is fantastic,and your high contrast is perfect to show us the best of this situation.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (44279) 2013-09-06 1:37
Light doe's paint over water, only we have to be there to spot it.
Wonderfully captured the rippled small waves over surface, in favorable light condition and calm wind.
Lovely taken image.
Nicou (106187) 2013-09-06 1:54
Un vrai tableau une merveille sueprbe compo et vue ces couleurs ces déformations une merveille sueprbe vue et effet.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (42697) 2013-09-06 2:09
Attractive artistic detail. I like the colors made by the reflections and water dynamic. Good catch, enjoy a nice weekend.
amaryllis (32077) 2013-09-06 5:15
il y en a qui ont de la chance que leurs reflets ne soient pas supprimés, car en ce qui me concerne à chaque fois, plus de photos....
sinon une superbe photo de ces reflets de cette rivière
Silvio1953 (105914) 2013-09-06 7:49
Ciao Ana, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
holmertz (31516) 2013-09-06 10:47
These are beautiful reflections, not easily identified but if you say they're from a wooden pier, so they are:-). It doesn't really matter so much what caused these colours and lines, it's just a very nice composition with very enjoyable colours and patterns.
emka (64464) 2013-09-06 23:53
Nice view of reflections. beautiful abstract image in nice colours.
abmdsudi (32685) 2013-09-08 5:03
The pov has revealed the distinctive subject in bold colors and needless to mention how the wonderful wiggly water has further enhanced the effect with excellent abstract value. I love the deep saturation, crystal bright and razor sharp, simply delicious and most influential attracting the eyes. Good observation and so well taken, Congrats.
ourania (18918) 2013-09-08 11:14
a beautiful and mesmerizing play of patterns and colours. You spotted, captured and framed this reflection in a marvellous way and enhanced its appeal through superb lighting and contrast management. It has great vibrancy and is so attractive, inviting as to a vain but delightful attempt to decipher it. Wonderful indeed, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Sonata11 (31299) 2013-09-09 18:48
Very interesting and beautiful reflection. Wonderful executed image with fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, great clarity. Beautiful job. Tfs.
All the best and have a great day,
limielski (2573) 2013-09-10 4:19
Very creative artwork and fantastic idea. It looks like abstract and impressionist picture simultaneously. I'm impressed - and I like your work!
jemaflor (74294) 2013-09-10 11:02
Interesting photo with these reflections, great brightness and original result with these broken lines.
josepmarin (56575) 2013-10-14 3:34
Olá, amiga Ana,
me encantan este tipo de composiciones de reflejos sobre el agua, porque tienen un bonito grafismo, unos vivos colores, y un espléndido toque de pintura abstracta, gracias a las ondulaciones del agua.
El efecto visual obtenido es grande, aunque hay que tener buena técnica y buen ojo para conseguirlo.
Y tú lo has hecho perfectamente.
Pili e Josep
mcmtanyel (5476) 2013-10-14 22:12
What a beautiful painting on the water! The colors and the distorted reflections are just lovely. Thanks for the informative note, as well.
COSTANTINO (44295) 2013-10-14 22:15
I love shots of this kind
it looks like the palette of
a painter excellent reflection
of this wooden pier
I like the colors used in
an abstract way
have a nice day
jmdias (48473) 2013-12-07 23:53
muito boa esta vista dos reflexos criando uma compo com uma atmosfera intensamente abstrata. gosto das linhas tortuosas e das tonalidades. nunca havia ouvido falar nesta colônia de pescadores no tejo nem conhecia sua história. bela nota.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (30965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-21
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-05 17:44