This is a funerary monument dating from the Neolithic period, 3000 or 4000 BC. It's in very good condition and it's one of the many attractions that we can find in Serra d'Ossa, a small mountain in the Alentejo.
On the opposite side there's a little hole, just like a window, probably because it has been used later for some other purpose.
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PaulVDV (20233) 2014-02-25 22:55
Excellent presentation of this neolithic stone monument.
Well placed with the big tree at the left and with the beautiful cloud lines in the right upper corner.
Best regards, Paul
jemaflor (79970) 2014-02-25 23:29
well composed your photo and good light for colors, interesting subject, tfs.
emka (72254) 2014-02-25 23:55
Ola Ana, Very interesting monument from Neolithic period, I didn't know there are such monuments in Portugal. Excellent presentation.
WArm regrads MAlgo
dkmurphys (45829) 2014-02-26 1:21
Fine capture of this old monument. It looks impressive. I also like the presence of the dark dog :P
holmertz (36441) 2014-02-26 1:40
This is a fine photo with several nice features. The ancient monument is amazing and fascinating and it is very nicely situated by the large tree. The clouds are beautifully shaped and the little black dog plays an important supporting role. It has become a very importanmt part of the composition. The strong and vivid colours are very attractive too.
lousat (71411) 2014-02-26 1:48
Hi Ana,beautiful way to show us this very important and historic monument,taken from a perfect point of view and with a very special quality,i like the large view with the big tree on the left as a natural border and the bonus made by the black dog too..ehhee..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-02-26 2:03
great composition to make us aware how long and rich history has Portugal.
The presentation of this funerary monument is superb(greenery vs.blue sky makes magnificent and strong contrast!)
Here additionally I like the black dog running across the scene and making it more lively and pleasant.
Have a nice day
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-26 3:22
la presenza del cane anima la fotografia e la rende viva come non si potrebbe neamche immaginare.
Una presenza casuale che però aiuta in maniera incredibile a riempire un fotogramma già notevole per colori e composizione oltre che per i colori del cielo e della terra.
Ciao ebuona giornata
adramad (34911) 2014-02-26 10:55
Impresionante ese monumento neolitico, por el buen estado de conservacion y por el precioso entorno, en el cual se encuentra, ideal ese gran arbol junto a el, un cielo precioso que es un buen bonus a la imagen, el perrillo pone un toque encantador.
Un bonito color, en estos tonos tan naturales.
También tanto la nitidez, como la iluminación están genial.
Disfruta de un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
dekanski (2192) 2014-02-26 11:12
As usual, an interesting place and a beautiful note!
Did you know that mountain with almost the same name exists in Greece.
Village Ampelakia on Mount Ossa was famous for dyeing with the famous plant erythrodamon (rizari), whose roots gave that scarlet red color, which held the virtue of not fading because of the sun and time!
cornejo (27427) 2014-02-26 11:45
Oi Ana, muito boa fotografia desta composição bonita e interessante com o memorial ea bela árvore neste belo cenário, muito bem capturada nesta imagem bonita, com boa nitidez, profundidade, luz e cor bonita. Excelente e interessante trabalho bem feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este belo trabalho.
Boa noite e feliz resto da semana.
Calorosas saudações do sul da Espanha.
fabbs99 (15675) 2014-02-26 20:16
Spectacular shot from Portugal of the rocks.Lovely colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (51473) 2014-03-01 0:32
The little black dog (yours?) seem to be happy in his new playground, on the ancient premises around the monument, Ana.
Funny, but he gave goiod scale to the whole. Lovely nature out there, all green. A marvelous taken outdoor's shot.
Bom fim de semana,
mirosu (12284) 2014-03-01 3:16
Superb arrangement with three nice subjects, the stone monument, the old (olive?) tree and the black dog. All in excellent light and superb contrast against beautiful blue-white sky.
Very well done
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-03-02 8:05
A fascinating image, and an interesting explanation. The framing and colors enhance the striking neolithic stones with beautiful greens, the white of the clouds of deep blue sky all come together to make such a powerful image Well done, Congrats
mkamionka (29153) 2014-03-06 7:50
I have seen plenty of those in Ireland. They are so challenging to photograph as they are so simple but you have done a great job presenting it in a pleasant light and colors and with some natural context. The dog adds so much life here! I like it!
kato (11630) 2014-03-10 18:07
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the stone architecture as the barn in ancient times and the meadow with ups and down, beautiful green layers. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the running black dog draws out a good impact as well as the big tree at left side.
fds (7236) 2014-03-21 21:59
dear friend ana very beautiful picture with this rural image with the little cabanne of the rocs the great oack and very suggestive sky
subhendu_bagchi (25105) 2014-03-27 4:45
a fabulous composition is here which I found nicely colourful and captured with an interesting low POV. Excellent one. Thanks.
jmdias (51959) 2014-06-18 1:43
gusto muito de apreciar estes dolmens. me lembro de ter encontrado vários deles numa viagem entre mora e vila flor, mas sem poder parar para os ver. imagine os terremotos, guerras, civilizações e tudo mais que passaram por essas rochas empilhadas sem as derrubar.
a foto é muito boa, o cachorro e as faixas de nuvem estão igualmente bem colocadas. parabéns.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (33924)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Celtic Standing Stones, Dolmens, Ruins [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 17:36
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