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Blue hour in Albufeira

Blue hour in Albufeira
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4384 W: 94 N: 11241] (46119)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Portugal 2009
Theme(s): Blue Hour [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-08 14:08
Viewed: 3504
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After over a week of sightseeing in northern Portugal, we have eventually arrived in Algarve. It is a very different face of Portugal. In the second we opened our conditioned car we were hit by a very humid and hot air. Fortunately it was already early evening and the heat was rather mild. Even if very touristy and crowded, we liked Albufeira the most among all towns in Algarve.

Albufeira is a Portuguese city and a municipality in the district of Faro, Algarve region. Its name came from the Arabic: البحيرة (al-Buħayra = "the lagoon").

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Czesc MAriusz,
Czyzbym byl pierwszy? Doskonala interpretacja tego wymarzonego na urlop miejsca. Wszystko tak znajomo wyglada, ze ciagle jeszcze czuje klimat tamtej plazy oraz goraca atmosfere na dziedzincu. Bylem tam takze rano, wiec mam podobne zdjecie tylko odwrocone o 180 stopni. Bardzo ladnie zapodane!

czesc Mariusz,
bardzo ladna fotka. W ogole swietne miejsce, pelne swiatel i tetniace zyciem. Pewnie duzo musi sie tam dziac po zmierzchu. Ciekawa plaza ze skalami hmm chetnie by sie po takiej pospacerowalo w swietle ksiezyca. Fajnie ci wyszla tafla wody, przypomina troche tafle lodu:) Interesujace miejsce, a fotka pierwsza klasa.

Hi Mariusz. A wonderful view with excellent exposure. A really pleasant seacape.

Regards, Henrik.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2009-10-08 15:11]

Hi Mariusz,fantastic game of lights and colors and a beautiful silk effect of the water create by the long time of exposure...a very very nice blue hour of a wonderful perspective.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • gnuri Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 13 N: 1] (63)
  • [2009-10-08 23:10]

Hi Mariusz,
Congratulations for this beautiful shot.
Very good light and colours (long exp. time, i think.).
Good POV where the line of the cost lead the eye to the right.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2009-10-08 23:51]

Cześć Mariusz, Sliczna błękitna godzina w Albufeirze. fajna ta skała na plazy, ładne domy. Wieczór, a jeszcze sa ludzie na plaży. zdjecie pewnie zrobiłes z klifu. Ja byłam w Armacao de Pera, to chyba niedaleko i widok byl podobny.



Hi Mariusz

Beautiful evening scenery ... I like the lighting from houses and slow motion effect of the water.
Your composition and angle also great


Naprawdę znakomity moment na zrobienie zdjęcia.
Bardzo ładnie ująłeś w kadrze plażę, skały i miasteczko.

Hi Mariusz,
wonderful exposed, the colours are pretty good. The POV and the depth, too. Very well done, TFS

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-10-09 3:05]

You are really amster in "blue hour" captures everywhere yoy are, Mariusz!
Sincerely I have to admit that your "blue hour" compositions are very successful!

This one is very good, indeed!!

Kind regards,

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 8 N: 220] (1491)
  • [2009-10-09 4:49]

Hi Mariusz,
A photo with nice soft colours
and composition. Great POV. I can count
five layers of colours blending into
each other towards the pier, to where
the eye leads.

Hi M,
Great shot, good pov on this beach, perfect light capture very well done, bravo !

Uma praia cheia de aparatos e decorações muito interessantes. Felizes os moradores que desfrutam dessa linda paisagem. Bela foto, parabéns!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-09 23:01]

paleta barw powalajaca. Dobra pora na takie swiatla, odbicia i kolory. Fajny POV miales. Urokliwa plaza i otoczenie. Podoba mi sie.
Pozdr. Al.

Salut Mariusz,
Une photo de nuit très réussie avec une très grande netteté et une pdc extra. La lumière est bien gérée et les couleurs sont très agréables.
Bravo à toi.

HI :)

Beautiful photo, about a beautiful place
Great compo, great light management, with high clarity.
I like the combination of colors, well harmonized.
The Sea and the sky are excellent... that blue is magnifique (my favorite color)
Claudia, from Romania

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2009-10-12 3:48]

You have captured this spot at just the right time of evening and you have composed it to take advantage of the strong curve of the beach.
Nicely done.

Hi Mariusz,
An amazing curve made by the line of the beach. Great exposure settings. Rich colours and impressive sharpness. The point of view is excellent too! Cheers!
Best regards

Wonderful night picture, in the blue hour, from Albufeira, dear Mariusz !
Everything is excellent... colours, sharpness, depth, light management, POV...
Regards my friend

Hi Mariusz, I;ve been wanting to comment on this amazing photo for a while. I like the landscape framing, the light on the rocks, details of the sand and the silken effect on the water as a result of the long exposure is just magical. I am really impressed with the DOF you've obtained in these difficult lighting circumstances. TFS and have a wonderful week, Lisa.

Hej MAriusz
Świetna robota - niesamowite kolory i kompozycja.
Hipnotyczna praca.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-11-01 10:40]

HI Mariusz!
Great POV and a very nice view at this curvy beach.
I`m missing some sharpness in the distance,but colors and lights are wonderful.

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  • Juntas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1449 W: 216 N: 1809] (7960)
  • [2009-11-03 17:31]

Hi Mariusz. This blue hour is very nice. Albufeira like most of Algarve beaches are very beautiful. Light is well managed, colors are great and the pov, perfect to show the beach and the village. A great job. Best regards. Paulo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2009-11-05 1:29]

Hi Mariusz,
amazing this shot to be taken the most beautiful hour of the day,the blue hour.I like the perspective and the sandy beach that lead the eye on the far end of it.Good management of the lighting conditions.

Have a nice day,danos

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2009-11-14 18:06]

Hi Mariusz!
Without any people? In August? Just during the night, you're right:)! It's not so common to see night shots of this beach and it's a pitty, because it seems so calm and much more beautiful. Good pov and exposure!

Good perspective, with great management of lights and interesting elements throughout the beach. The reflections on the water are also very beautiful, congratulations!

Bonjour Mariusz,
Cette photo à l'heure bleue est une pleine réussite. J'aime la belle courbe de la plage, les reflets dans la mer et les maisons blanches. L'ensemble fait une composition très agréable.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-04-29 7:02]

Hi Mariusz

Well well well, how much did you had to pay that there were all the spots at the right place ... just kidding, you really found a dream place for a blue hour shot. Fantastic color hues and high sharpness. well done. Thanks for your critique of my beach house shot from Yan

Warm regards

Namaste Mariusz,
it is really a magically lighted photo. Great use of the advantage of blue hour. Like the contrast and mixing of last light of the day and the artificial light beside beach. Great colours too. Excellent shot indeed. Tfs.
Best wishes.

a nice view, TFS and best regards...

An exquisit night scenery, Mariusz.
The lights within the houses seem to be popping out from, and the curve on the coastline are outstanding contribution to the image.
Perfect depth and color's contrast, most impressive shot.

Hallo Mariusz,
also, diese Stadt könnte mir auch gefallen, die Abendaufnahme sie fantastisch aus!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Woche

this is like a fairyland, mariusz ~
i am delighted with all these pretty colors. what a wonderful playground, and seen from a a very opportune perspective. the light is just beautiful.

wonderfully seen ~

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2017-09-26 8:22]

Hi Mariusz
Quelle beauté telle une carte postale, joliment prise a heure bleu,
j'apprécie la vue depuis ton chois du POV, belle ambiance donner par les éclairages, c'est vraiment beau
c'est un projet de voyage pour l'année prochaine, mais plus tôt entre Mai et Juin
belle soirée

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