Driving 40km from Curitiba by the road BR277 we reach the unpaved road to Tamandua, a region that belongs to Balsa Nova. Riding the BR277, just on the top of São Luiz do Purunã Sierra, this is the very beggining of the road to Tamanduá. The little village of São Luiz do Purunã is to the right of the BR277 and Tamanduá is to the left, at the same point.
In the summer, specially at afternoon, it is commom to see a dark sky over the Sierra, or coming to it, like here. I had the sun on my back (West) and the clouds on the East could make my favorite weather effects. Hope you like it.
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Scharan (14144) 2007-06-11 19:56
Linda foto Zeca!
A composição está muito bonita, o cavalo e a árvore são pontos marcantes.
Amei o céu escuro, a textura e as cores.
Tudo está lindo demais, parabéns!
lucasgalodoido (21093) 2007-06-11 19:56
Curiosa essa imagem, um tempo fechado como essa mas com o sol forte, criou um contraste interessante! Gostei do cavalo fazendo pose pra foto também!
Parabéns e Abraço!
wgreis (8267) 2007-06-11 20:16
o primeiro plano bem iluminado, com a beleza de todo o conjunto, cavalo, cerca, caminho e árvore; associado com tempo fechado ao fundo, faz com que eu registre esta foto como uma das minhas favoritas.
PJE (20758) 2007-06-11 20:41
Jose you most certainly deserve much more attention in this wonderful photo. I love how the frame captures the details so nicely . Add to that the wonderful horse on the left and the dark sky above. Excellent composition Jose.. thanks for sharing! Have you thought of getting the Canon 70-200 F4 L lens? I have had mine for two years now and keep finding new creative ideas for shots like this. Good work!
jmdias (56219) 2007-06-11 20:43
como sempre uma bela imagem, realmente o céu tempestuoso ao fundo e a luz forte ilumindando o primeiro plano é sempre uma maravilha a ser vista. Gostei de tudo, pena que o palanque da cerca prejudicou um pouco a figura do cavalo
adores (37679) 2007-06-11 21:04
Uma excelente composição, gosto até do efeito da vedação meio torta. O céu e as cores ficaram fantásticos!
asajernigan (21298) 2007-06-11 21:08
Excellent photo! The horse seems to be standing guard over the road. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail. Your composition is great using the road to lead the eye through the photo.
Dpbours (222) 2007-06-11 21:18
Wonderful tones in this shot. The earth tones, the tree in deep dark green - like the smiley you're getting for this one. The horse really does seem to guard the road. The DoF does need some seconds to get used to. First thing I thought was 'Hmmm, what happened to the tree?'. But looking a bit further, I see how your eye then wanders automatically to the horse. And that makes it a great composition.
siolaw (38284) 2007-06-11 21:30
Good compo in excellent light under a stormy sky... great cpmprs, textures and sharp details. I like how the horse seems to be looking at you!
jmcl (14535) 2007-06-11 22:00
this is a tremendous image .. the composition .. the saturation under the dark sky .. I think it is the sense of depth and dimension that makes this fabulous.
axiotea (21649) 2007-06-11 23:08
A well composed image with fantastic light and dark sky...The horse is looking at you and its colors matches well with the color of the ground and rock. The tree on the right side adds also a nice touch to your compo.
Have a nice day
RADEEH (2802) 2007-06-12 0:29
A dramatic seen from the nature, and the the main actor is there in a stunning pose.The lone tree and the curving muddy path adds a lot to this composition. Dark clouds in the BG looks horrifying.Great shot of this place. TFS
melmcree (18) 2007-06-12 0:39
This is a really good example of light. The colors are very rich and expressive if that makes sense. The winding road adds lots of depth and creates great visual tension.
Floydian (30970) 2007-06-12 1:06
Wonderful composed with great balance. The horse and the tree to the right and the path in between creates a really perfect composition. Colour toning is deep and intense, just as they should be. A strong and powerful picture....really good work on this one.
jjcordier (76860) 2007-06-12 1:08
Magnifique photo! Superbe composition et très belle lumière donnant ces tons très chauds à l'image. Bravo, Jose!
DarkoG (8) 2007-06-12 2:19
Very dramatic shot. filled with strong atmosphere. Excellent colors and very good compo. Fine work
besnard (53756) 2007-06-12 2:37
Superbe composition sous un ciel chargé. Le cheval et le chemin captent toute la lumière du soleil couchant. C'est tout simplement magnifique.
Tous mes compliments. Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
grantlp (2113) 2007-06-12 2:56
This image has such a good mood to it, and I like the contrast of the paeceful, calm horse against the stormy sky. It reflects that the animal has no problems with what the weather brings. The position of the horse and the warm lighting on the road add such strenght to the overall image. Well done.
jasmis (57824) 2007-06-12 3:25
Interesting exotic mood. Superb deep colours. Fine composition with horse. Thanks for sharing.
DKarine (3903) 2007-06-12 4:05
Quelles couleurs magnifiques de ce soleil couchant ... la route et le cheval captent toute cette lumière... un magnifique contraste avec ce ciel noir chargé.
wolf38 (31282) 2007-06-12 7:01
Hello Jose. A beautiful motive, outstanding composes with its own mystic light. In addition wonderful colors. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
sined (4523) 2007-06-12 7:40
I am admiring , i'd like to take the way to enter in your picture.. to caress the horse and touch the tree ...
derek3755 (2341) 2007-06-12 7:44
lovely shot, considering the stormy sky ahead, there is still a nice light on the road and on the horse, nice balanced composition with the horse on one side and the tree on the other!
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-06-12 8:14
Great colors and very sharp. What detail. You have set this scene very well.
Tayon (1985) 2007-06-12 9:49
Faz algum tempo que não entro por aqui e foi uma grata satisfação ver esta outra incrivel foto sua...
Acho incrivel sua sensibilidade para ver e aproveitar, transformar essas fantasticas imagens em fantasticas fotos !
mais uma favorita...
O título me deichou confuso, mas lendo a nota tudo faz sentido :)
O cavalo esta fora de série :))
delkoo (68) 2007-06-12 10:21
The longer i look at it, the more i like it
this is absolutely great shot, full of light and colors. Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
nivaldo (15415) 2007-06-12 11:11
Beleza de imagem, Zeca! Queria esta tua câmera emprestada para também "arrasar"!
O fotógrafo está de parabéns, mais uma vez!
Silke (3027) 2007-06-12 11:45
Wow! Stunning image: the sky is the perfect BG for this capture -- it has a drama rarely seen here
agbonavita (0) 2007-06-12 11:48
Zeca, apesar de achar um pouco subexposta (pode ser problema do monitor aqui) essa é uma de suas fotos mais bonitas! Ficou maravilhosa o cavalo ali te olhando, como se esperando pelo dono para cavalgar sobre o campo debaixo da chuva que está prestes a cair... Lindo esse céu nublado contrastanto bem com o barro de primeiro plano!
quetzal (3467) 2007-06-12 12:03
Bonsoir Jose Augusto,
Magnifique composition juste avant le mauvais temps. Les couleurs sont superbes et le cadrage excellent.
Bien beau travail.
lucinka (9976) 2007-06-12 14:29
Hello Jose, Just discovered your wonderful gallery from Brazil. This particular shot stands out for its strong and heavy atmosphere created by the stormy weather. Good use of the path and alone standing tree to give the photo well balanced composition. Well done. Lucie
deblink (2548) 2007-06-13 1:42
I think it is superb, such wonderful colours. The horse adds a lot of interest to the image. The dramatic sky looks just wonderful. Truly beautiful.
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2007-06-13 1:59
Superb scenery! Good POV, colours and lovely light. Well done.
Marche (4307) 2007-06-13 2:12
Quelles jolies couleurs ! le cheval a même adopté la couleur du chemin. Une composition des plus agréable à admirer. J'aime beaucoup le contraste de la nature et du cheval se découpant sur ce ciel dramatique.
Magnifique prise de vue.
anesugur (18789) 2007-06-13 3:20
Impressive composition and nice POV.
Superb light and colors.
Best regards. Uğur
PixelTerror (0) 2007-06-13 6:09
The place in itself would be nice but not that spectacular, even with this nice horse, but what really makes it spectacular is that superb light that gave a tremenduous boost to the contrasts and the colors, resulting in a very luminous image.
Have a nice day,
jemaflor (85548) 2007-06-13 6:40
Very nice composition and colour effect, this tone of the ground is the same that the animal, great effect ! well seen.
bracasha75 (24583) 2007-06-13 7:15
I cane say you only this
Lonely animal,lonely road ,lonely tree and splendid bad sky make this shot for a unicate and hard to anybody make something like this in coming time
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-13 10:22
Zeca, vc tem razao, este tipo de tempo com o ceu escurao e uma das suas marcas registradas. Sempre quando eu vejo alguem em TE com este efeito eu penso que a foto deveria estar na sua galeria. O cavalo deu um elemento muito especial e esta muito bem colocado em sua composicao.
carper (96) 2007-06-13 10:29
marvelous shot Jose,
the light is fantastic and the pov you choose is very good, the composition is very nice too look at and with the dark sky it is a pleasure for the eyes, very goodphotojob here, have a nice day.
Gerrit (48342) 2007-06-13 11:34
The magnificient light and the positioning iof the horse are fantastic Jose.
AmiBe (6042) 2007-06-13 15:27
Very impressive, dramatical atmosphere.
I like that the color of the horse is the same that the road.
Congrats for this successful picture.
vincz (19113) 2007-06-14 3:28
It is so nice for a photograph to be outside when the sky gets very dark while there is still a somptuous light on the ground. Clearly you happened to be there at the right time and you made marvels out of it. Composition is perfect with the horse and the tree. Excellent work.
berseph (1758) 2007-06-14 20:04
Great post Jose. Love the colors, especially the hues of the road and the horse contrasting against the dark stormy sky. Relatively simple composition, but it all works well together.
sufi (9588) 2007-06-14 21:40
Merhaba Jose, my friend...
Wow... It's like a painting... Wonderful point of view and perfect perspective, indeed.
The light is incredible... Also wonderful colors and contrast between the hot and cold colors... The position and the pose of the horse are great...
JCG (35129) 2007-06-16 12:00
A photograph good made up. The horse which seems to look at the photographer fixedly arises marvelously well on this gray sky. Beautiful management of the light which offers very pleasant hot colors to us. Very beautiful work, cheer José.
With all my friendships and a good WE,
izmirli (3987) 2007-06-16 18:00
merhaba dear jose
wonderful picture.wonderful atmosphere and composition.beautiful sky and tree.
Angshu (55942) 2007-06-17 4:13
Incredible colours & superb composition. With the dusty road going up & the horse inquisitively looking at you, the contrasts with the dark sky is incredible. Dramatic & fabulous!
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-06-18 2:06
Uma belissima composição com cores e tons fantasticos. Gosto da perspectiva e do enquadramento.
Parabens e uma boa semana
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-06-19 14:53
Very special light in your picture!
Nice colours, clarity and lovley perspective!
...I return... :)
Stepan (27210) 2007-06-19 15:28
Impressive light and colors, on a path, perfectly composed. The moment was strong and you captured it ok. Thanks for sharing that dramatic instant, so well.
PS : All of your last posts are really great.
cam (9041) 2007-06-22 8:10
The contrast is stunning,the colors just stands out,all of this adds to a perfect composition.
A gem to be proud of.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-06-29 13:13
Lovely photo, very colourful, charming light. And a very good composition, the tree, horse, road, dark moody sky, all is in balance. Main subjects nicely placed off centre. The road creates some fine depth. Good vivid saturation and fine contrast and presentation with this dark border. Sharpness is also okay. WEll done.
Emile (20350) 2007-07-02 16:09
Imponente foto con la presencia del caballo pero para mi mas importante la forma que captaste el camino en una subida con el cielo gris detras. Buena iluminacion delante y oscuro detras. Magnifica.
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-07-10 6:41
Beautiful and soulful:)))
The mood that U created is just unbelievable!!
And this is thanks the 18-55 lens.
Do U think they are worth buying with the new camera?
I am planning 400D (now I do have 300D) but I don't have any wide angle.
Could U tell me please something about this basic lens which are considern to be not good.
I heard that with a quite good light it is not bad.What do U think??
Warm greetings from Poland, Agnieszka
JEPC (1305) 2007-07-13 9:53
A composição, cores e nitidez estão espetaculares!
bucanas (2218) 2007-07-28 18:56
Ola Jose Augusto.
Parabens.Que foto bonita.Que luz.Nota 10.
paura (47166) 2007-08-06 15:50
Tá realmente boa essa fotografia. SEm todos os aspectos, está uma obra de arte.
German74 (777) 2007-08-27 10:41
Que buen trabajo que hicistes con esta foto, la verdad que está genial!!!!
Buena composición, los tonos espectaculares...
Abrazos y que sigan los éxitos...
woladorsky (806) 2007-09-12 6:10
Que hermosa foto. La composicion es excelente. Cuando entro a tu galeria la verdad que quedo facinado!
dareco (17134) 2008-07-01 5:07
This is a scene straight out of a movie!! I love the lighting and colors. This old fence adds alot of character. A very beautiful picture! TFS
andre_luizs (599) 2008-08-03 22:11
Uma fotaça, José!
Estava olhando tua galeria e achei essa aqui. Composição perfeita e cores vivas com céu de tempestade. Além de um cavalo com uma expressão quase humana. Meus parabéns!
Colombiana (2955) 2008-09-20 13:55
Wow ! Jose!
I am glad I found this photo that was hidden in your
It is excellent. The stormy sky adds so much
drama and contrast with the vivid orange tones.
This image is so well composed. I love the
horse, it seems so at ease; the tree in the f/g
is another great element.
I believe this photo is simply OUTSTANDING!!!
>>> Straight to favorites! :-)
guitianmiranda (5323) 2010-01-31 8:53
Jose, increíble luz donde la presencia del caballo es fundamental para su composición. Es una foto realmente atractiva y perfectamente compuesta con el camino, la alambrada, el árbol... me gusta.
michalu (810) 2010-01-31 10:08
just great! I like shots like yours hier. best colors and contrast beutyful composition and i like horses :)
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-16
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5:5.6 II
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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