This is the same abandoned village of my first post of this series. There are many nowadays. This one is situated in the Lousã Mountain, where the mountain villages were made of schist, in perfect harmony with nature. In this case, it's situated near the Ceira River, whose banks were used for agriculture. A good part of these villages have been abandoned already. In most cases it takes a long walk to reach them, as they cannot be reached by car.
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lousat (72197) 2014-04-02 4:21
Hi Ana,the light on this pic is truly fantastic! What a very artistic way to show us these old houses in ruin,this abandoned village is a great mine for the photographers and you caught in the best way another magnificent corner from there,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
willperrett (5900) 2014-04-02 5:01
A lovely addition to your current theme! The colours are subtle and muted, as befits this old ruin, adding to the melancholy atmosphere. And the composition, with the steep diagonal of the grassy path up the hill works really well.
Sergiom (54421) 2014-04-02 5:36
J'aime beaucoup cette composition qui met en opposition le soleil et l'ombre sur ce petit sentier de montagne.La lumière joue avec la vieille pierre de très belle façon.
Nicou (116224) 2014-04-02 6:25
très très belle iamge et ocmpo ces maisons de pierres avec des tons très très doux quelle compo et vue quel rendu superbe.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (20387) 2014-04-02 11:46
The stone houses are beautifully sunlit while they're completely surrounded by dark trees and vegetation.
The picture has a bit the same impact as if we can peek through a hole.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-02 12:40
a costo di apparire noioso non posso fare a meno di elogiare anche questa tua opera che, a mio parere, forse, è la più bella della serie per il perfetto equilibrio della composizione e per i toni di colore ben distribuiti tra il bruno ed il verde.
Nitidezza, poi, come al solito, impeccabile e raffinata.
Complimentio per l'ennesima volta.
Ciao e buona serata
Grummy (2) 2014-04-02 13:29
Nicely composed. Good balance between light and shadow. very pleasing to the eye.
carlo62 (27534) 2014-04-02 15:20
preferisco questa vista alla precedente, è più completa e ampia.
Nelle montagne della Toscana esistono costruzioni simili e, come qui, abbandonate.
Ottimo lavoro tra le montagne di questo luogo.
jjcordier (73218) 2014-04-02 23:09
Très jolie photo de ce village abandonné. Belle composition avec une excellente gestion de la lumière.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-04-03 2:41
I was immediately attracted by this one.
The abandoned house looks magnificent in its own,special way.But the one thing I find here absolutely stunning is the light and the way you used it to build the mood of the scene(well light up in the centre of the shot and darker around it-very atmospheric!)
Have a nice day
ikeharel (52205) 2014-04-03 7:42
taken in a fine timing, as the old abandoned house was under direct daylight while the surrounding was under shades.
When population of rural area, every place in the world, can't make a decent living - they move to the cities, pitty but maybe one day someone will renovate and live there once again, It happens in Israel, in some places. Like this phgoto, intriguing.
saxo042 (36904) 2014-04-03 7:49
A very attractive picture, like an old painting with these soft and subdued colours. A very pleasant composition.
macjake (52040) 2014-04-03 9:10
this one really caught my attention, and why not? its fantastic.
did you add darkness to the edges? love that look.
makes the stone/brick structure stand out so well.
excellent atmospheric type of photo, well done.
Graal (95343) 2014-04-03 10:49
unusual ruins of old abandoned village. Good shot and presentation. Fine light and natural colours. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (20698) 2014-04-03 12:24
The more I see of these places, the more I become fascinated. I love abandoned places, and these look so wonderful. What really grabs me in this is the light, it seems the heavens opened to light up your subject so perfectly, and you were there to capture it. A fantastic result and an intriguing subject.
thanks as always
pili51 (743) 2014-04-03 13:00
Una bella toma, en la que la luz y las sombras lo son todo.
Me gusta el punto de vista, en donde has capturado esta casa abandonada, que Parece querer esconderse entre las matas de los árboles.
Muy buena imagen querida amiga.
Un abrazo con cariño,
jcpix (11440) 2014-04-03 18:17
Abandoned but found! :) I love the lighting here, as it appears completely natural that the edges are darkened while your main subject is beautifully lit under the suns warm glow. Incredibly sharp detail once again, it looks like I could count every stone if I had to....but only if I HAD to. lol A wonderful composition and soothing atmosphere from the "empty" space. I'm sure you had a fun time here, many opportunities from these old relics, and you certainly found another! Enjoy the new day. Take it easy.
annjackman (17751) 2014-04-05 8:58
Wow - this is lovely! The light on the abandoned building is excellent and the trees and bushes seem to naturally frame it. I like the diagonal of the grass path leading up the hill. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
COSTANTINO (51262) 2014-04-06 4:20
what s a pity seeing abandoned villages
and houses looking at them carefully
memories from our villages too come
in our mind in perfect harmony with
Nature secrets and truths are hidden
into the ruins
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-04-07 8:45
Suprisingly secluded in the mountain and now abandoned showing the aged grotty of the stone house screaming out for attention. Really like the rustic look and feel of this more derelict appearance. Love the way you have exposed this, the darker tone in the surrounding deep green foliage intensify the sense of depth leaving the structures stunningly illuminated by the low warm light This definitely makes us wonder what this place was like in it's hey-day now totally forgotten. An appealing shot indeed so competently taken, Congrats
delpeoples (52445) 2014-04-08 14:29
I love this. It's so full of character, mystery and is a little bit bit spooky. It reminds me of those tales of haunted houses I used to read as a child. The rich colours are superb and I really like what seems to be a natural vignette or frame around the ruin, the emphasising it's wonderful details and light.
Well done, um abraco
eldancer1 (25135) 2014-04-09 5:22
I wonder how old this ruins is but it sure has stood the test of time which speaks for the way it was built, durable. Good capture with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Didi (55021) 2014-04-10 23:55
J'aime bien cet éclairage spot qui met en valeur cette vieille maison dans un environnement plus sombre
Un cadrage parfait
Silvio1953 (115837) 2014-04-13 5:15
Ciao Ana, lovely composition with fascinating old houses, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (52524) 2014-07-22 17:55
esta vista bem que podia ser na terra dos meus pais, pois as casas tem o mesmo feitio e usam a mesma pedra. muito bonito o detalhe desta ruínas mescladas com o verde das encostas. linda atmosfera.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (34362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-23
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-02 4:18