the city of Paraty is like a small museum within a tropical paradise. Its colonial buildings recall the time when it was a major gold shipping port in the XVI century. It is regarded by UNESCO as the most harmonious ensemble of colonial buildings in Brazil. Their rusticity, if compared to the colonial architecture of other towns in Brazil, perfectly matches its location on the beach and makes for a very charming and unique ambience.
More information abou Paraty can be found here.
Retouched with dodge tool. A gradient map layer was added to bw. Sometimes colors don´t help... the damaged grass had "bad" aspect... and didn´t match the blue sky. Another version can be found in my usefilm´s portfolio.
All critiques are welcome!!
(the dark foreground structure is a palm trunk !!)
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issahaiku (6) 2005-04-28 1:26
marvellous! what a stunning b/w photo!
Boo-Boo (354) 2005-04-28 2:36
Wonderful B&W photo! The contrast is excellent. Good job!
chaitee (136) 2005-04-28 3:13
This is a great photo. The composition is excellent. The sharpness and clarity is excellent, and the POV in this picture is good.
The cloud is beautiful and stunning.
thohau (919) 2005-04-28 3:36
Congrats for this powerful b&w shot. Converting into b&w was a very good choice. It fits to the whole scenery and the heavy clouds. The brighter spot in front of the bench is an eycatcher. Very good work!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-04-28 4:52
striking photo, really great. Reminds me of the brazilian movie: Abril Despedasado.
betogrein (2232) 2005-04-28 9:28
linda foto, o conjunto ficou muito bom e o ângulo também. Parabéns...
Emile (20352) 2005-04-28 9:49
Excelente foto en blanco y negro.
Muy bien lograda.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-04-28 13:37
Adoro as suas P&B. Linda foto! Abraços!
singuanti (15250) 2005-04-28 18:44
Hi Carmem! Another top-notch shot from you. I love the choice to go to b/w and the high amount of contrast really helps make this shot so good. The way the light is hitting the grass in the foreground is excellent. Most impressive shooting Carmem!
jpdeloof (2546) 2005-04-29 5:50
Un B&W joliment réussi aux beaux contrastes avec des noirs profonds.
Beau cadrage de ce banc et de cette barque. L'ensemble forme une très belle photo.
A B&W nicely successful with beautiful contrasts with major blacks. Beautiful framing of this bench and this boat.
The unit forms a very beautiful photograph.
kozerog (1288) 2005-05-04 12:54
Great b & w shot, very expressive. Nice compo.
toblerones (1) 2005-05-07 7:23
Muito bonita esta foto,grande composição.
misiart (75) 2005-05-17 12:59
No piêkne zdjecie, mam nadzieje ¿e kiedy¶ te¿ takie bêdê robi³.
bnallama (3763) 2005-06-14 9:53
Carmen, this is simply lovely. I love the composition and the PoV. Very well managed shot. THe sky is great.. Bala
coco (30439) 2005-06-22 10:58
Only a word: beatiful.
lollie (0) 2005-09-19 7:03
Great shot,composition is exellent and the contrast too, I love it. thanks for sharing.
zeca (19762) 2006-03-29 23:47
Ótima foto, Carmem! A iluminação é o seu ponto alto, criando uma atmosfera misteriosa e interessante. Muito bom POV e também profundidade! Bom trabalho!
Andre-H (1271) 2006-06-14 1:35
This is a great shot. I love the contrast, the depth of field, and the tones in the sky. You've really managed to capture the rustic feel of the place, as mentioned in your note. Good one!
KevRyan (22956) 2010-03-06 13:27
I am tempted to say I like the stark simplicity of this image but there is something more - a sophistication of composition and tone - perhaps a little too contrasty for my own liking but I appreciate it nevertheless.
denizliburak (43) 2012-05-09 22:47
- Copyright: Carmem A Busko (carmem_busko) (3718)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-01-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A300
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Paraty
- Theme(s): Photos that have a movie title II, Film music: John Barry, Intersting Photo's on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 1:01
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