No, this house is not mine, neither from any of my relatives. :'-(
I choosed that title because in my childhood I spent some of my beach holidays in the nearby town of Setubal and this site is located near the road we did everyday to go to the beach, so this view is part of my childhood memories.
Although it may not be that evident, that water is the Atlantic sea. The town of Setubal is located a couple of Km behind the hill where the house stands.
The region, Arrabida, is a beautiful Natural Park, an unique almost unspoiled spot of hills at the bord of the sea, covered with rare truly old Mediterranean vegetation; doubly rare, actually, because all other areas where one can find similar forests, unspoiled with non native species, are much closer to the Mediterranean Sea, while this one is on the Atlantic.
Regretably there is a cement factory a couple of Km behind the place where I shot this photo and also a beach with a douzen or two summer houses of some "smart guys" that built them either ilegally or by twisting regulations or bribing those who give the construction licenses.
I am sure that this place and the region deserve much more spectacular photos, but this one was shot at the end of o work day in Setubal, when I decided to take the longer way to go back home, so I had not much time to spend.
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UnTrained (0) 2006-10-25 4:26
-> thanks for the comment about the house ownership ;-)
I was astonished about the missing sharpness and a try by myself had no success. I think the light was too bad.
It is a beautiful place and I think the owners have a reason to be glad. Therefore worth to be posted in addition with your memories.
superpau (1464) 2006-10-25 9:44
Coincido con Ulf, la luz no era buena en ese momento.
Tampoco el punto de vista, la casa queda como muy lejos y no se puede apreciar con más detalle.
Pero gracias por compartir tus recuerdos de la niñez con nosotros!
Pjulin (400) 2006-10-25 17:22
Nice view, but i think the tree takes too much space.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2006-11-07 4:37
Hi Jose ,
I didnt see that shot,
Good and silent scene , it feld me soo
Well done Regards
batalay (39289) 2007-01-19 21:29
Nice setting for childhood memories, and the characteristic informative note. Warm regards,
xuaxo (6846) 2007-05-28 14:49
De facto a Arrábida merece melhor ;-)
Mas também gosto de ver esta imagem pelas mesmas razões que tu. As minhas primeiras idas à praia passaram por aqui!
paura (47186) 2007-12-06 1:51
A paisagem é linda. Mais uma vez penso - não tenho certeza - de que um polarizador teria contribuido para um melhor resultado final.
- Copyright: Jose Pires (stego) (24132)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-16
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus E-300, 14-45 mm Zuiko Digital, CF 2GB, UV
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 20:44