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Seixal TE meeting

Seixal TE meeting
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Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6708 W: 209 N: 14053] (56155)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TE meeting Lisbon March of 2010, Setubal, Barco - Boat [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-28 0:26
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Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TE members

This picture was taken during the TE meeting in Seixal with the participation of Malgorzata Kopczynska (Emka) from Poland, Paulo Mendonca (vato_law), Teresa Travassos (TeresaT), Ana Dores (Adores), Gonçalo Lopes (Bluejeans), me and Cidalia Bolacha.

In the WS, you can see 2 picture with the people in action !

I hope you like it !

Seixal is situated in the Setúbal Peninsula, Seixal city has its highlight on its beautiful natural Bay that led into a great bound with the Tagus river throughout the centuries.
Supposedly, the toponym "Seixal" comes from a type of smooth stone (“seixo“) usually found in rivers, being the city named after these stones.
In fact, the Seixal Bay has been used since the Roman occupation period, and later was of extreme importance during the 14th and 15th centuries for the Discoveries Period success, with the setting of the shipyards that would build and mend boats that would discover much of the modern world. The “Núcleo Naval de Arrentela” is a great testimony of this important historical mark, and here one can appreciate several models and traditional Tagus river embarkations and visit the factory where the boats are built.

Land of fishermen and rich farms (the “Quintas”), Seixal developed through the centuries always with a great bound with the Tagus river, that provided fresh products from its fertile waters and also existing as a great trade and communication tool.
Seixal was also an important vacation resort for aristocracy from Lisboa surroundings during the 1700’s.
In the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, all the region was marked by a strong industrial development that even nowadays is quite visible from the Bay, through the surrounding factories that used the river as an excellent trading and communication ally.
With the development of the industry, also the professional variety and all the residential and urban area got a huge boost.

Seixal has several interesting highlights, like its wonderful Eco-Museum, with headquarters in “Torre da Marinha”, including the 15th century Corroios Watermill (“moinho de maré de Corroios”) and other smaller windmills throughout the region.

The natural heritage of Seixal borough is also quite rich, with 10% of its area situated in an National Ecological Reserve, with several wetlands areas, like the “Sapal de Corroios”, the “Sapal de Coina” and the “Sapal do Talaminho”, providing superb panoramas.

The religious heritage is present in the lovely Nossa Senhora da Conceição Church (dated of 1728, with several restorations afterwards), in the Nossa Senhora do Monte Sião da Amora Church, in the 14th century Nossa Senhora da Graça Church, in Corroios, or the 15th century Nossa Senhora da Consolação Church, in Arrentela, among many other buildings, testimonies and festivities.

The Quinta da Fidalga Estate with its lovely pond, the Quinta da Trindade Estate or the once important Mundet Cork Factory are interesting historical testimonies of the Seixal’s evolution over the centuries, that can be also observed in the historical centres of Seixal, Arrentela, Amora de Cima and Amora de Baixo and of the Paio Pires Village.

Nikon D90
2010/03/27 10:49:15
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 20mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: -1.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off

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very beautiful Aires,
your meeting was nice there you made fantastic photo's during the meeting. this is a well composed shot, good depth, fine composition, good depth fine photo job here, have a good Sunday.
regard jaap

Hi Aires! Very pleasing composition, the old boat in the foreground contrastig well with the modern cruiser in the background.

Dobar dan.
Odlican trenutak i pogled preko camca na brod i nebo, lepe boje i fotografija, dobra dubina snimka, cestitam. Lepo je gledati ovaj lep motiv sa gradom u daljini.
Lep vikend dan, Paja.


Good day.
Excellent moment and look over the boat to the ship and the sky, beautiful colors and images, good depth of image, congratulations. It is nice to watch this beautiful theme with the city in the distance.
A nice weekend day, Paja.

Olá Aires,

What beautiful light and composition, allowing this magnificent photo to be produced. I would have loved to have been present in your small TE-meeting in Seixal.

Um abraço,


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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2010-03-28 0:43]

Hi Aires,
beautiful composition in magnificent light.
An appealing place under a fantastic sky.
regards, Gerrit

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-03-28 1:14]

hello Aires

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I can not pass this your photo. in Slovenia there is no river traffic, it is a very interesting presentation. magic sky and look into the distance.
nice design and color contrast.
Congratulations! TFS!


Bonjour Aires
C'est bien joli ce paysage et le bâteau au 1er plan qui capte bien le regard. Je pense que vous avez passé de bons moments tous ensemble.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-03-28 2:10]

Hi Aires,
nice weather and interesting place. Good shot. Well vertical composition. Fine reportage about meeting (WS).
Have a nice day.

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2010-03-28 4:11]

Bonjour Aires,

Belle lumière pour nous faire découvrir ces deux styles de bateaux différents dans leur forme et leur finalité.
Belle composition verticale permettant d'intégrer ce beau ciel dans la composition.
Bon dimanche

Hello Aires.
A lovely sky is the foremost feature, but also the nice placement of these two boats, so different yet so nicely linked in your composition. You have captured a beautiful light and made a good use of the shadow too. The distant buildings and clouds create a good sense of depth. Nice work. Sounds like you had a good meeting - I'll have to find the other members' photos, too.

Bom dia Aires

Com certeza os elementos criaram uma composição romântica aqui.A profundidade é excelente e a gente tenta captar a vista da cidade lá atrás.

Oi Aires!
Nossa, até parece as margens de algum rio amazônico ou até mesmo do Nordeste Brasileiro! Um lado de Portugal que desconhecia!
Excelentes nitidez, exposição, cores, formato vertical, ponto de vista e composição!
Parabéns, abraços e um ótimo domingo prá ti!

Hi Aires,
picturesque view with beautiful details and lights, the depth of the photo is superb, the boat in the foreground is very nice, nostalgic and peaceful impression, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!
George (György)

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2010-03-28 11:23]

Interesting vertical composition in fresh deep colours.
Regards for all TEM participants.

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-03-28 13:35]
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Bela composição em vários níveis, cada qual com os seus elementos de interesse: o bote, o barco-restaurante/rio, a paisagem ao fundo, o bonito céu.
Quanto à Seixal Bay, que referes na nota, é um termo relativamente recente, creio que criação da Câmara Municipal, mas que não faz muito sentido. Esta zona do estuário do Tejo não é uma baía; o nome deste braço do estuário (e que se prolonga por terra) é Rio Judeu, como eu explico na nota da minha foto Rio Judeu, principalmente na parte em português.
A propósito, como não respondeste aos meus comentários na tua foto da Praia da Rocha ou do Vau (nem alteraste nada), fiquei sem saber se concordas ou não com as minhas observações.

Ciao Aires,
ottimo il taglio verticale per questa immagine.
La barca in primo piano con la sua ombra sulla sabbia, è un buon elemento compositivo, mentre il battello fermo sul pontile, dinamicizza la scena.
Fantastico il cielo!

Have a nice week!

Olá Aires,
cá está uma na vertical e realmente resulta bem com os planos bem preenchidos e com elementos de interesse.
Apesar do tempo mnão estar especialmente famoso, o céu está bem engraçado com estas nuvens de diferentes tipos e dimensões.
Espero que tenham gostado ambos do encontro, cá por mim é uma "dose" a repetir, e tneho de agradecer o facto de teres organizado o encontro por cá pensando também em nós.


P.S.: deixo em WS uma pequena recordação do minuto "fashion" do nosso encontro :)

Oi amigo ,
Ficou uma beleza esta tua foto , tenho uma bem parecida com a tua , bonitas as cores bem naturais , bons WS , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2010-03-28 16:43]

Olá Aires!
Afinal o tema já está criado! Amanhã junto qualquer coisa:)!
Conseguiste uma boa foto aqui! Gosto do formato e da forma como colocaste este barquito em primeiro plano. O céu aqui estava excelente!
Gostei dos Ws também:)))!
Se o pessoal estiver disponível, combinamos então um no Alentejo! Já enviei uma mensagem ao Miguel!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10118 W: 144 N: 25314] (123311)
  • [2010-03-28 18:40]

Hi Aires,
You chose a fine moment ot our meeting. Nice view of the two boats, very pleasant light and colours. Great depth, we can see thr other side of the bay. I like the photos of WS



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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-03-28 23:12]

Hi Aires! Your splendid idea of meeting with friends of TE Here you gave a picture of levels and quality Interesting perspective and important sky Good work and note!

Jolie composition avec une belle opposition barque-bateau et une très belle lumière. On voit que tu t'es appliqué (j'ai vu les WS de Malgorzatta -)). Superbe ciel!

Hello Aires,
I like this composition with the boat on the river under a clear sky with excellent sharpness. Magnificent, this truly is wonderful shot.
best wishes,

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-03-29 0:34]

Hi Aires, What a tremendous place to have a TE meeting. I like the little dingy in front giving good depth, Good lines and strong colours Have a great week Ricx

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-03-29 3:32]

Hi Aires

Beautiful river ship, it reminds me on teak wood boats on the Irrevaddy. It's not arranged, but everything was at its best place like the rowing boat in the FG or the clouds. Vibrant color hues with high sharpness. Well done. Thanks for your critique, even my flash use in this market shot was not 100%.

Best regards

But have posted a lot of wonderful photos recently but I must absolutely vote this one: the two boats are for me very fine and interesting subjects. The composition is really well framed and balanced and there is a splendid light and a fantastic sky.
An excellent work.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15430 W: 159 N: 26989] (141616)
  • [2010-03-29 4:18]

Ola Aires
Très joli cadrage de la barque et du grand bateau sur l'eau, bon format qui inclus un ciel magnifique, sympat les trois WS

Ola Aires, the layers in this photo are interesting and varied. They have been accentuated by the vertical framing and most of all the sky is just magnificent. What a wonderful Meeting you must have had, I look forward to seeing more. TFS and have a happy week, Lisa

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 95 N: 1012] (12647)
  • [2010-03-29 5:24]

Good morning Aires
Here, beautiful weather, and I have the same day it was raining. This day spent at the work of gardening. I am glad that people can shoot such beautiful things. In this way I can watch them and admire. I like it here especially the vertical frame, and how you planned the scene in the picture. The old flat bottom boat and river vessel to take us a bit more distant times. More colors nice sunny day, good POV and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • [2010-03-29 12:03]

Hi Aires,

Hi like vertical frame, this particulary.
The details of the boat and the great deph of field, the beautifull colors of the sky and the clouds.
Perfect light and brightness, the sharpness is wonderfull to. TFS.
Best regards.

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  • orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1694 W: 114 N: 1605] (7219)
  • [2010-03-29 23:29]

Hello Aires,

This is a very well composed shot. I like how you lined up the two boats in this vertical format. I also like how the blues and whites of the boats match with the wonderful sky.

Best regards,

Hello Aires,
small boat in the foreground, large one in the middle and an amazing sky above : a perfect POV and picture.
Pretty good photo work, thank you
Have a fine day

  • Docarmo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2915 W: 313 N: 4253] (9767)
  • [2010-03-30 16:07]

Olá Aires,
Gosto da disposição dos barcos, resultaram em excelente composição. A foto também mostra muita coisa interessante!
Vê-se que foi um encontro muito proveitoso. Gostei também dos WS.

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