For the second year the little town of Águeda was decorated with colourful umbrellas. More than 3000 have been hung with wires, bringing so much colour and also visitors to the city. The ground gets some really nice shadows, too.
They will be there till September.
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EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-08-14 15:09
Que grande sombras!
Obrigado por compartilhar essa imagem!
worldcitizen (6023) 2013-08-14 15:39
Great shot! I really like the shadows of the umbrellas; they make such a lovely pattern. The actual umbrellas are also great because of all the colors. Very nice depth in this photo, and the architecture on this small street is also lovely.
cak (4839) 2013-08-14 15:55
very cute street .artistic design in street of life
subhendu_bagchi (23593) 2013-08-14 18:02
great shot. I suppose it was captured at mid of the day, and it helped your shot a lot. Like the arrangement with those colourful umbrellas at top. Love the textures created by those shadows in the pavement. Great depth and really eye catching colours. Superb shot. Tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (33486) 2013-08-14 18:47
Hi Ola dear Ana
Wow great shot! This is my favorite one, I already chose without any hesitation. So vivid and bright fantagy image in perfect match with shades. So wonderful Summer image posting!
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
adidas5nb (3945) 2013-08-14 18:51
that is 1 heck of a pic.fantastic pov ,with beautiful colors and shadows.love depth in the shot, and the visual effect is so unusual.
macjake (48333) 2013-08-14 19:10
so when can i book my flight! haha
I really want to see this one in person some day.
how awesome is this!
even the shadows are cool.
there are no wasted areas of the frame, every area has something to keep us interested.
one of your best
Periko (1749) 2013-08-14 19:23
A very colorful and original photo. These umbrellas produced a very nice decor on the street, in addition to providing shade to the bystanders.
mcmtanyel (7307) 2013-08-14 19:32
What a lovely shot! The colors up top are lovely and the shadows are altogether beautiful. I love the slight curvature of the street. Such a pretty sight, TFS.
KristinsCamera (2371) 2013-08-14 19:35
what a wonderful shot -- talk about eye candy :)
a sweet shop couldn't look more appealing than these festive umbrellas.
funny how colors and lots of umbrellas can make people spontaneously feel happy, even just looking at them via a photograph. i really must put this on my list, i hope they do it again next year!
lovely, thanks for sharing ~
siudzi (28969) 2013-08-14 22:39
What a superb idea of decorating the city streets! It looks really nice and lovely here captured during a sunny day when we can admire vivid tones and charming play of light and shadows of your composition. Great work! Like it!
jjcordier (69557) 2013-08-14 22:44
Remarquable photo! Les ombrelles colorées forment un très beau "plafond" pour cette rue et leurs ombres un magnifique pavage. Superbe...et bravo pour avoir attendu qu'il n'y ait personne dans la rue pour perturber l'image.
sabermonajati (8479) 2013-08-15 0:44
wonderful place you shot.
it is creative idea.
ikeharel (46944) 2013-08-15 1:29
A fabulous view up the alley, in great contrast from the shadows on the pavement, to the multi-colors parasols.
DOF and superb clarity rendered, just wonder where were the local people?
yquem46 (37476) 2013-08-15 1:55
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
An incredible and very clever idea
Have a nice day
chawax (17286) 2013-08-15 3:20
Very original artwork and good POV ! I love the nice colours and the shadows on the pavement.
Thanks for sharing,
timecapturer (40234) 2013-08-15 3:21
this is a cracker! I love the colours, perspective and detailing here but it is the shadows that do it for me. A stunning image that is perfectly executed and beautifully presented. Congratulations!
Sergiom (48930) 2013-08-15 5:09
Tu as eu beaucoup de chance de profiter de cette rue superbe sans passants pour déranger l'harmonie des ombres sur le sol qui nous donnent envie de sautiller d'une à l'autre comme dans nos jeux d'enfants. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
abmdsudi (35282) 2013-08-15 7:39
An alleyway full of joy!
What a fantastic shot depicting sea of umbrellas at full bloom! in such a great depth and wonderful shadows lead guiding the eyes through shaded by the vibrancy of colours and deep blue sky. What a shot, it's truly delightful. Congrats and TFS
SnapRJW (26074) 2013-08-15 7:47
Hello Ana - Beautiful umbrellas; so colourful and eye-catching but the stars here have to be the shadows.... fantastic! A wonderful post with so much to enjoy here. Excellent. Warm regards Rosemary
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-15 8:28
I like the composition because of the sense of perspective in your image, and than turn of the street that makes wonder how it continues.
Going to the obvious :-), the place looks amazing, and the combination of the colorful umbrellas and their shadows is great.
bartekp (4672) 2013-08-15 9:39
Great photo. I like composition and colors. Superb workshop: Composition and POV which gave fantastic shadow.
Have a nice evening
Energysavingelk (805) 2013-08-15 11:36
this is simply magnificent!
First: the very uncommon idea of the local inhabitants to decorate their town like this.
Second: the contrast between colourful umbrellas and their shadows. Looking at the thumbnail, I first guessed that this might be a perpetual pattern of the pavement...
Third: You have been there at the right time of the day, so it's a masterpiece. Well done!
Regards from Rhineland
cornejo (24573) 2013-08-15 11:40
Oi Ana, bela vista, com uma excelente perspectiva da rua bonita coberta com belos guarda-chuvas, perfeitamente capturados nesta grande e bela fotografia. Uma imagem interessante, com muito boa qualidade. Um excelente e belo trabalho feito com perfeição, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar.
Boa noite e feliz resto de semana.
Saudações do sul da Espanha.
fabbs99 (13475) 2013-08-15 22:42
The lane with hanging umbrellas looks very nice.The shadows from the umbrellas create a lovely pattern on the narrow lane. Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
emka (67259) 2013-08-15 23:03
Woow, this is fantastic, Ana. The colourful transparent umbrellas look like jelly fish in the sea, and the shadows are just stunning. Pity I can't go to Portugal to see it. It is photographer's dream.
Romano46 (14454) 2013-08-16 6:25
sei sempre eccezionale nel rappresentare belle situazioni ed in questo caso lo hai fatto in maniera eccellente con un bel taglio che valorizza al massimo l'ambiente.
Colori eccellenti e slendido motivo grafico determinato dalle ombre sul selciato sono i motivi di merito di questa eccellente foto che merita il mio plauso.
Bravissima come al solito.
Ormai la tua bravura non è una sorpresa: è una certezza
Noel_Byrne (16171) 2013-08-17 5:34
I cannot help but break into a bid wide smile when I see this, what a brilliant idea! What a way to brighten up a street. Your capture of it is superb, taking on both the umbrellas and the fine shadows. Excellent sense of depth leading up the street as well. Really cool, thanks for sharing.
all the best
bayno (18338) 2013-08-17 12:39
I had already seen some of your photos about this lovely event, the scene is fantastic and you have well-known how to capture, excellent light management, details, beautiful colors, awesome that there is not even one single person, from the shadows seems half of the day, maybe to hot for some one...but not for us ;)
npecanhuk (58184) 2013-08-17 12:51
Acho que já vi isso em outras fotos! Deve ser muito lindo ver isso ao vivo! Sua foto, com certeza, nos convida a conhecer esse "espetáculo" decorativo! As sombras das sombrinhas fazem um efeito muito bonito também no pavimento da rua estreita! Gostei muito!
krzychu30 (14346) 2013-08-18 0:51
who could resist such a marvelous view!The umbrellas decorating the alley give really special charm to the shot.Just love their vivid colors and so lovely shades they create on the ground.Well composed and captured scene.
Have a nice sunday
ourania (21414) 2013-08-19 12:39
a very beautiful picture with a striking graphical and a delightfully surrealistic feel. I love the perspective that perishes around the bend and the fact that you have composed and framed the view in such a way that the procession of the umbrellas and the shadows looks dynamic and endless. The light and the colours are very pleasant and this is surely a unique sight. You've captured and presented it excellently, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
bona (11855) 2013-08-19 13:14
essa série de fotos de guarda-chuvas está bem legal, mas essa especial está excelente e linda! Adorei tanto os sombreiros coloridos pindurados que lembra pequenas flores, quando suas sombras que lembram estrelas do mar.
speedymanu (3485) 2013-08-19 15:56
You've made a clever use of the shadows. The perspective you've framed is enhanced by the delicate contrast between the colorful umbrellas and their monochromatic shadows.
mkamionka (28031) 2013-08-21 8:41
beautiful series of photos with the umbrellas. I like this idea very much. This picture here well emphasizes also the shadows. It adds so much life and interest to this street.
lgir (6673) 2013-08-21 9:07
what a great perspective on this street, colored in top with all those umbrellas and decorated in down by their shadows.
maloutim (9619) 2013-08-21 12:16
Les Portugais sont vraiment impressionants dans la façon dont ils égayent leurs villes et villages pour différentes manifestations.
Quel magnifique point de vue sur cette ruelle décorée d'ombrelles colorées.
L'effet rendu par les ombres sur les pavés est superbe !
Félicitations pour cette capture très originale.
mjw364 (6282) 2013-08-22 9:01
What a fantastic capture! Love the colours and the shadows. so lucky to see this with no people on the street! Fantastic!
bostankorkulugu (41676) 2013-08-24 3:35
looks amazing, especially with the patterns of the shadows... compliments ana...
PaulVDV (18692) 2013-08-26 16:09
What a wonderful, colourful and artistic way to cover this street.
The shadows on the pavement are gorgeous.
Actually, these shadows must constantly change according to the position of the sun. I can only conclude that you took this picture at the most ideal time.
Best regards, Paul
tober (8797) 2013-08-27 5:49
Hi Ana, this is fascinating and also a surreal photo with its wonderful colours, shadows and reflections. I think, it is a must to visit there at this period of the year. Congratulations.
lpi (4857) 2013-08-27 22:38
Hello Ana !
Superbe composition !
Les couleurs,les ombres, les détails sont magnifiques!
Excellent shot !!!
alive (1330) 2013-08-28 17:15
Excelentes cores, tudo muito bem nítido.
E realmente todo o efeito no chão está óptimo na foto.
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-31 15:05
the shadows look lovely, almost like painted to the ground. This would also make a wonderful B&W Image i think , but then the colorful umbrellas wouldn't be so dominant. I would love to take a Picture of this place myself!
jcpix (8296) 2013-09-04 21:05
I'm baffled, I don't know how in the world I missed this one...it's now my favorite from this series! :) It feels like the umbrella's and shadows should be spinning in a kaleidoscope of color and design. What a fantastic image, and how did you manage this with no people...amazing?!! No wonder this has been so well received, an illustration to instantly "wow" the senses, it's a bit surreal looking. Every portion of the composition has been filled with interest, not a bit wasted...this really is nothing short of impressive. Compliments on a beauty! Have a great day ahead.
eldancer1 (22413) 2013-09-06 9:58
Beautiful presentation! I like the effect of those colorful umbrellas on the mood. Good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
korbee (6615) 2013-10-09 13:43
Hallo dear Ana,
When I m looking at this photo theres only one word coming to my mind,..summertime...,we can enjoy the street ,the multicolored umbrellas and the shades for the full 100%,nobody there,well observed and superbe composition!
Good evening from THe Netherlands.
Valensiaa (236) 2013-10-24 20:12
Oh wow, this one is magical. Beautiful moment captured.
I love the light shadows on ground and very soft touch of colorful transparent umbrellas. They look so wonderful on blue sunny sky and not so crowded like previous one. Gives a lot of space to breath and enjoy both sun and shadow.
Oh and i like that one closed umbrella on the right, not sure if it was design or idea to put it like that, but it adds some more life into picture he he makes it even more interesting.
Thank you for sharing it.
jmdias (49653) 2013-11-06 15:28
uma maravilha esta vista. as formas das sombras e o colorido das sombrinhas criaram um resultado visual fantastico. bem feito.
gus72 (3717) 2013-12-11 0:24
Hi Ana !!
with my critique this photo will reach 100 points..... well done.... it deserves it
what an unusual sight and what a delightful narrow lane...
The whole scene is SENSATIONAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (32148)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-11
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 15:02
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