I've taken this one in Patacão, another village built by the Avieiros. Here, most part of the houses are now abandoned, built on stilts and they are usually colourful inside.
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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jjcordier (75086) 2013-09-06 22:43
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photos minimalistes mais parfaitement composée. Très belle façon de jouer avec la lumière et les couleurs.
ikeharel (55200) 2013-09-07 0:46
Bom dia Ana,
This was an intriguing photo to look at, you must have been very courageous to walk inside just for the picture.
Light gave grace to the abandoned house, shed turquoise tone on the rusty walls, and enhanced the spider nets there.
Interesting note written.
Unique image, mysterious ambiance it conveys.
Bom fim de semana,
jemaflor (82888) 2013-09-07 1:25
interesting result with this well captured light, I like these contrast and the colors, good detail with spiders ...
rigoletto (34251) 2013-09-07 1:56
quite original and different photo. good eye to see the oozing light through the open window and the play of light & shade on the blue/green walls.
brianmcc (6095) 2013-09-07 2:53
I love the colour tones in this image. the interplay of light and shade is wonderful. the texture on the walls is superb.
Noel_Byrne (22691) 2013-09-07 4:02
This has created a fascinating abstract image, and the colors are very marine. The play of shadows and the sliver of light look brilliant here. Really nice.
Romano46 (16586) 2013-09-07 5:45
estrema niotidezza, bel gioco di luci e di colore sono la caratteristica essenziale di questa bella foto che si fa notare tra le tante foto della giornata postate in TE:
Una ulteriore prova della tua bravura.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (15440) 2013-09-07 6:32
This is amazing Ana!Simple,but the scene seems to hide some kind of mystery and secret in itself.Love the light and the way the shades work here to influence the overall mood of the scene.
Goes to my favourites!
Have a nice weekend
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-09-07 7:26
a great shot in terms of exposing an attractive display. very creative!
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-07 12:59
Isn't it some what scary to enter an abandoned house? One can imagine all sort of weird thoughts while entering here.
The fishermen might be using the fines paints for their walls.
Like the management of light and shades.
mesutilgim (82206) 2013-09-07 13:34
Good observed and captured ! A capture with great graphism.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jcpix (13346) 2013-09-07 16:32
With the exception of bodies of water, it's not too often we see such a strong turquoise color featured. This immediately caught my attention, I absolutely love the mysterious atmosphere from this mixture of color and lighting effects. In an unconventional way, this has a graphic appeal to it, and the strong textures seen here provide another visual element that creates intrigue. A most impressive composition, allowing for the vibe and tone to come through. I like this one a lot! Well done. Take care.
Silvio1953 (119497) 2013-09-08 10:24
Ciao Ana, fascinating composition with fantastic light, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (57689) 2013-09-08 10:51
Olá, amiga Ana,
hoy celebras tu 8º aniversario en TE. Muchas felicidades. Parabéns!
Me gusta la sencillez y la potencia gráfica de esta composición minimalista dentro de la vieja casa, con la ventana, las dos paredes y un impresionante juego de luz y sombras, todo ello bajo unas preciosas tonalidades verdes.
No necesitaste nada más para obtener un resultado magnífico, ¡es una gran foto!
Pili e Josep
mirosu (13155) 2013-09-08 23:56
Excellent detail photo in nice light superb colors. I'd say an outstanding photo artwork. Well done. Greetings, Miro
gervaso (9781) 2013-09-09 9:28
Até a iluminação assim com essas sombras ajuda a mostrar o abandono do lugar, o que ficou muito interessante na foto! Excelentes cores e nitidez desse detalhe mostrado! Linda composição!
yquem46 (38510) 2013-09-09 9:31
A very good study on light and shade, with a gradient of green and excellent textures on the rusty door
Well done, bravo
have a nice evening
ourania (29309) 2013-09-10 8:40
a great composition, a fascinating image that is very quiet and full of tension at the same time. It takes a while to sort out the play of light, shadows and colours and the challenge is very pleasant. I love the graduation of the unique colour, the subtlety of the spider web and the way the outside view is blocked, creating an alluring sense of secrecy. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
macjake (54830) 2013-09-10 17:02
very interesting note! lots of history there, and if only the walls could talk right!
I'm surprised these walls are not in worse condition actually, they're not too too bad.
gotta love the subject of abandoned homes and buildings.
olive224 (2719) 2013-09-11 4:24
I like this clair-obscur very much
The monochromatic blue/green is excellent
The textures of the wall and spider web are excellent
And the light managing is perfect.
Very well done
adramad (36869) 2013-09-13 11:36
En esta imagen has jugado muy bien con las luces y sobras y las formidables texturas, dan un gran atractivo a la imagen.
Magnífica tanto la luminosidad como la nitidez.
Very well done.
Te deseo un feliz fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
SnapRJW (30665) 2013-09-20 5:51
Hello Ana -I'm back after a short trip and looking through your recent uploads must comment on this one. I love it. The light is beautifully captured here and the shot has been creatively seen and captured. Simple and sophisticated it has huge appeal for me. Warm regards rosemary
SWEETFREEDOM (22196) 2013-10-12 0:41
beautiful athmosphere, i like light and colors as well.
tatadalou (6069) 2013-10-19 10:58
I love the graphism of such minimalistic shots. Fine composition with a nice play of lights and shadows. There is a strong impression of abandon in this shot, with the cobwebs.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (35614)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS 10
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-09-06 16:01
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