As I still didn't go out with my camera here n Kuwait, I've decided to post another shot from Ursa beach from my Portugal visit.
Photo from Ursa Beach I
Photo from Ursa Beach II
Location: Praia da Ursa (Ursa Beach)
Getting There: By public transport. From Lisbon Rossio station take the train to Sintra (about 45 minutes). Then take the bus to Cabo da Roca, the western most point of continental Europe (another 45 minutes and quite a ride through tiny alleys. It is of course much easier to get there by car…
Comments: There are two paths leading down to the beach. One is steep and difficult, the other less so, but longer and the smaller loose stones instead of the bigger rocks make for a different challenge.You should definitely not be afraid of heights :)
PS : Big thank you to Luis for showing me the path to this magical place :-)
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robertosalguero (246) 2007-05-31 2:23
Lucie this place is truly beautiful. The shape of the rocks and the water texture create a dreamlike scene. Good colours and pov to capture this magical place. Thanks :-)
buzelman (0) 2007-05-31 2:23
Hi Lucie...amazing shot...you did well to expose it for 8 seconds so the water looks like fog...regards oli
rgarrigus (0) 2007-05-31 2:34
This is really nicely done and offers something different from some of the other Ursa Beach shots on TE. The two aspects that I enjoy immensely are the reflection of the sky on the foreground sand and the differing rock colors on the distant stacks framed by the more reddish ones. Super job and thanks for sharing.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-05-31 2:34
Welcome back Lucie! As a fan of your photos, I was waiting for your new work, but apparently I missed the two previous ones! As usual, this is amazing, too. I hope you'll soon have a chance to go out and shoot in Kuwait.
jirivrobel (542) 2007-05-31 2:39
Mystical landscape, really.
InasiaJones (31562) 2007-05-31 2:48
Looking at the three versions you’ve made from the same location, I realized how much you can create a totally different mood, depending of the light, the weather condition or the exposure management.
I can see that you have been there for a long period on the same day, and all your results are amazing. This one is gorgeous, with a slick water mouvement, fantastic blue reflection on water flow and amazing details in rock formation. The sharpness is at the top and the composition very attractive.
Hope you have fun in Kuwait! Stay safe.
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-05-31 2:56
a dream of wilderness... very sharp despite 8 seconds exposure, perfect !!
You are really good !
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-05-31 3:23
very nice shot, I like effect of water, you used good time of exposition, congratulations!
Colors and clearness are good too
chicken (1557) 2007-05-31 3:28
I love the surreal feel of this "compressed" composition. Nice how the warm and cold colors of the rocks help to separate the different layers, without it would be quite a jumble.
Dazed (89) 2007-05-31 3:32
Just love the colours in this shot and use of long exposure, does remind me of a dream.
Floydian (30970) 2007-05-31 3:50
Seeing this one i was in a big wow, but seeing the others, and especially the warmer version i found this one a bit cool. But maybe there was some different light, or different exposure. What i really like here is the 8 sec exposure, which makes the foreground so soft and smooth, truly wonderful.
Schitterende foto...mooi gecomponeerd.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-05-31 4:10
Amazing picture from Colares.
Excellent POV, very well managed the time exposure and the light.
Very well done
sacavem (18620) 2007-05-31 4:51
Second equal picture because???
Very nice composition of this wonderful beach.
As did not I vote in the first one I give my points in this.
scalerman (26900) 2007-05-31 5:00
Lucie: what an amazingly forceful landscape. Great composition and color management. Beautiful variation in the rocks' hues too. regards, c
cbrman (21675) 2007-05-31 5:52
Quelles splendides construction rocheuse ! La nature s'amuse à sculpter de très belles formes parfois ! Celle que tu présentes là est très bien mise en valeur grâce à ton cadrage et aux splendides couleurs bien contrastées !
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-05-31 6:04
Superb these rocky shapes!
The light and the colors are great, also the longer exposure effect on the water.
derek3755 (2341) 2007-05-31 6:35
Looks like an amazing place for photography, beautiful photo, lovely composition, like the effect of the long exposure on the water and the blue sky reflecting on the wet sand.
newtintin (1876) 2007-05-31 6:48
very pretty landscape.
the colors are really superb and perfect framing.
I like the effect frozen of water.
it is a photograph really success and splendid.
cheer for the glance,
corsicastorm (3236) 2007-05-31 7:31
Quel paysage incroyable!!! j'aime bien le contraste enter la douceur du filé et l'âpreté du décor.
belido (19934) 2007-05-31 7:32
very nice composition with warm and cold colors in the same image. The contrast between the foreground and the background colors is jest perfect. Congrats!
Cormac (26563) 2007-05-31 11:24
Geat shot Lucie! I've seen a number of photos of this place on TE, and it is always incredible. Something about the way the light hits the rocks makes this very special, creating a good sense of depth or 3 dimensions. Beautiful!
FrankDSLR (1026) 2007-05-31 13:01
Beautiful capture of a beautiful place. This are very interesting rocks. One nitpick: there could be a bit more contrast in the lower half of the image. Just my 2cents.
desman (2222) 2007-05-31 13:30
Très très beau, et dénué de toute vie, comme je les aime !
luisafonso (862) 2007-05-31 16:38
The title you chosen for this series is really good. Your pictures from the Ursa are really impregnated with the scent of dreams. Those electric blue tones have a lot to do with it, I guess... I prefer this one over the previous with this same compo. The silk effect on the water is a passion of mine. Very good. See you in two weeks. Hope that you will be able to have shot some photos of your new country when I come back. :) Stay safe, l.
euryan (8440) 2007-06-01 11:12
It’s always nice to see another photo of the Ursa. I really like the way you have compressed all the different layers of rocks into this photo. The overall blue color scheme makes everything seem soft and dreamlike, just like the title implies.
Take care in Kuwait,
enedimd (1532) 2007-06-01 11:59
Excellent frame. Great POV. Colors of all details are SUPERB.
Impressive shot. Especially sea and white rocks view are so beautiful and amazing.
Have a nice day.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-06-01 12:03
Incredible place and rock. I have never seen before. The picture is wonderfull with nice light and an interesting first plan. Absolutely amazing.
Thanks for this post
robiuk (10807) 2007-06-02 8:36
What a fine POV you've got here,
Beautifully sharp with a good
composition and feel,
capthaddock (28790) 2007-06-14 13:27
Hi Lucie - pure magic, I've been to Lisbon twice but never knew about this beach, needless to say, next time I'm in the area I must go there, outstanding execution here, I guess Kuwait is just as unphotogenic as I imagine it to be.
regis (2058) 2007-06-15 8:15
What an amazing place Lucie !!!
Gorgeus photo, well done :)
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-06-19 8:34
the exposition is great to give this soft texture to the water. Really nicely done.
Have a nice trip to Pakistan.
alainh (35587) 2007-06-26 8:49
not easy to resume what i think about this one !! simply TERRIBLE !
everything is perfexct, colors, dof, pov, angle, exif ...
have a nice evening Lucie
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-06-27 4:14
Lucie this place is truly beautiful. The shape of the rocks and the water texture create a dreamlike scene............................ Good colours and pov to capture this magical place......................
VincentFavre (148) 2007-08-28 11:37
Very beautiful picture Lucie !!!
Didier38 (710) 2007-11-21 11:51
Très belle photo de ces roches qui pointent vers le ciel.
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-200 f3.5/6.3
- Exposure: f/14.0, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscapes 01, Seascapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-31 2:20
- Favorites: 8 [view]