Hi TE friends
Today I decided to go back in time and retrieve a picture of my old camera
I hope you like it !
The island of Peach-tree (Ilha do pessegueiro), off the coast of Porto Covo, about 250 meters from the current coastline, is one of the symbols of the southwest coast. The island, naviforme, is about 340 meters long and a maximum width of 235 meters. It's all of it based on dune sandstone and shale must have formed during the last glaciation (Wurmiana) when sea level dropped about 120 meters to the current level.
The island still has many of the Peach archaeological evidence reflecting the vicissitudes of navigation along the southern coast of Lusitania, between the IV / III BC and the fifth century after Christ. Also the ill-fated project to create an artificial harbor conceived in the late sixteenth century has left its mark on the island.
The channel which separates the continent was one of the main factors of human occupation, it offers excellent natural conditions for anchorage. The location, half way between Cape St. Vincent and the estuary, in the context of a coastline with few safe havens, given the establishment ai founded, first in the Iron Age and later, in Roman times, a distinctly port , will support coastal shipping and characteristics of the commercial hub.
This time, the island was a center for production of prepared fish. This period, beyond the remains of salting tanks (recently brought out), have subsisted the name "Peach-tree"
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lousat (73837) 2010-01-05 1:25
Hi Aires,your old camera work very well too,what a very nice composition and beautiful colors,i like a lot the little azulejo whit the name on the beach! Excellent idea and good realisation.Have a nice day,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2010-01-05 1:25
beautiful view, the composition of the photo is attractive, the depth is superb, the colours and lights are very nice. Tfs! Have a nice day!
Charo (51210) 2010-01-05 3:26
Me gusta mucho la luz y la tranquilidad de este bello lugar. El intenso color turquesa del mar es muito lindo y contrasta con la arena.
Mis mejores deseos para este Nuevo Año, para tu familia y para ti!
fabianoleite (9373) 2010-01-05 3:35
Ótima vista, com boa inclusão de vários elementos da paisagem. A placa com o nome da praia ficou boa, bem posicionada. Ótimas cores da água. Parabéns pelo trabalho!
carper (96) 2010-01-05 3:36
very nice place Aires,
good shot, fine composition, very good balance.
it's freezing hard here and when I look to this, it looks me so nice. have a good day.
Longroute (19392) 2010-01-05 4:09
A wonderful seascape, much in my taste. The environment looks Mediterranean even if it's the Atlantic. Lovely colours of sea and flowers and a great sense of depth and space.
(What's the name in Portughese? I suspect you translated it into English with the automatic translator which could not distinguish between "pesca" or "pisca" in latin, which means fishing and "pesca" (the fruit in Italian) which means Peach...)
Have a nice day,
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-01-05 4:34
Bonito encuadre, con mucho detalle y magníficos colores. Se aprecia incluso la costa en el horizonte.
Gerrit (45745) 2010-01-05 4:39
beautiful landscape and a great composition in fantastic colors.
The quality is very good for such a simple camera.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2010-01-05 6:14
muito bonita mesmo essa foto, nem tão antiga assim, e as cores da captura demosntram que sua câmera antiga é muito boa. Gostei da vista e do equilibrio da composição.
Parabéns e Abraço
diomed (13926) 2010-01-05 7:35
what a lovely landscape with the white beach and the small island close. Nice composition, beautifull colours, perfect balance, great sharp.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-01-05 7:54
Muito interessante a história da ilha. O dia estava lindo e a composição está muito boa, com a diagonal na linha costeira. Belas cores, ótima luz e nitidez.
Urs (14082) 2010-01-05 8:01
Not only the new but many of the older photographs are excellent as well, even it is a fact, that with every day, months or year we improve our photo skills a lot. If there would not be the scanning, I hate it a lot, so I rarely scan my old color slides. Your shot was digital, if I'm not mistaken, it's a fine shot of missing peach trees, a bit strange but a good reminder what civilization can destroy. You are showing a deserted beach with vibrant color hues and high sharpness. The contrast between the blue sky vs. the sandy beach is simply beautiful. Well done
xuaxo (6846) 2010-01-05 11:20
A última vez que estive por aqui ainda não havia essa placa.
A foto está razoável. Talvez fosse melhor sem a placa.
Tem dois defeitos: a inclinação do horizonte (que pouco se nota) e falta um pedaço da ilha, o que é pena numa foto dedicada à ilha e não à praia. (Esta praia tem um nome que pode enganar muita gente antes de chegar aqui.)
Tens que fazer uma correcção (hoje só digo mal...): isto é no distrito de Setúbal e não de Beja. Pertence ao concelho de Sines. O único concelho do litoral alentejano que pertence ao distrito de Beja é Odemira.
subhendu_bagchi (25394) 2010-01-05 19:57
Nice presentation of the fantastic beach with rocks. Nice to see the land in horizon and the yellow little flowers in FG. Great composition with perfect light and very good colours. Very well done. Tfs.
Best wishes for 2010 to you and your family.
Have a nice day.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2010-01-06 0:35
A lovely composition with excellent lighting and very good natural tones along the beach.
best wishes and have a nice day
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-01-06 5:30
Oi amigo ,
Gosto muito deste lugar para vir a praia aguas limpas e muito calor , gostei muito das cores, boa inclusão da placa em primeiro plano , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
chpp (4281) 2010-01-06 6:34
very nice shot, wide view, beautiful beach and ocean. good depth, colours and sharpness
TFS and Happy new year to you and your family
Cricri (102943) 2010-01-06 8:34
Une vue qui plaît a regarder , j'aime les couleurs, l'avant plan avec l'inscription, une idée original et bien réaliser
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-07 0:36
Ola Aires! Amazing beach, wonderful seascape. Superb yellow flowers. Wonderful information. Good capture and exposure. Nice effect. Saude!
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Benq DC C60
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/680 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Praias - Beaches 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-05 1:18