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Pierced Rock

Pierced Rock
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Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3465 W: 39 N: 5452] (22477)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-14
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, CPL
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-07 14:12
Viewed: 638
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Sculpted by the waves of the sea, Pedra Furada (Pierced Rock) is a rock formation stuck on the beach 4 km away from the village of Jericoacoara and one of the most famous postcards of Ceará state. In July you can see the sun go down through the hole of the rock.

All Rights Reserved: Alexandre Baptista Copyright. Use in any form is forbidden without the written permission of the photographer.

Direitos Autorais Reservados: A presente fotografia é obra intelectual protegida pela Lei 9.610/1.998, sendo proibida a reprodução por qualquer meio sem a prévia autorização por escrito do autor. Favor contatar Alexandre Baptista.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9138 W: 57 N: 15347] (56868)
  • [2017-10-07 14:13]

Hello Alexandre,
Beautiful photo of the smooth beach, which makes the contrast with the rough rocks that form the natural arch very strong. The people add a good sense of scale too. Great photo work!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11751 W: 126 N: 21138] (108849)
  • [2017-10-07 14:36]

Ciao Alex,magnificent work made by the sea,time and weather,the result is a fantastic natural sculpture,a very photographic place where there are always a lot of people to take a memory of the trip there. A lovely view very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Lep pogled i trenutrak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima. Lepa Pierced Rock i interesantani beli oblaci.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast and sharpness, nice colors, nice moment with visitors. Nice Pierced Rock and interesting white clouds.
All the best, happy.

Ola Alexandre,
Impressive sight of this unique rock and texture.
Beautifully scaled by the people around, and a fine clear view of each of its cracks. Yet, it looks as not geologically related to its surrounding - but its only an assumption of mine.
Bom domingo.

Hello Alexandre,
You show us a fine postcard of the strange rock. I like how you captured the rough texture of the rock seen between the blue and beige areas. The persons animate the view well. The clarity and sharpness are essential for the photo.
Kind regards,

Ciao Alexandre, great view of fantastic natural monument, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Alexandre,

The presence of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the pierced rock. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


Hi Ola dear Alexandre

So amzing landscape, this is made by mysterious natural power, I hope to see sunlight on the hole in July. Very sharp and clear presentaion as usual.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13697 W: 295 N: 27279] (109547)
  • [2017-10-08 23:03]

Ola Alexandre,
Nice the view of the pierced rock with the visitors to add scale in the scene..I like the contrast of the colours as the beauty of the image.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9590 W: 157 N: 15499] (124027)
  • [2017-10-09 0:35]

Witaj Alexandre!
Curious place.
Interesting rock, gate makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Persons add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hi Alexandre
if you look closely and use some imagination, it looks like an aligator/crocodile laying on the sand, with its head on the right side. looks kinda cool haha. amazing how rock formations are created like this. excellent detail and textures seen here. the blues and yellows provide fine contrasting elements. cheers

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14260 W: 1033 N: 28561] (135816)
  • [2017-10-09 5:11]

Hello Alexandre,

The elongated red rock arch looks like the top half of a crocodile's head. It contrasts superbly against the blue sky and the people add scale. I like the tidal lines in the fg sand too. Tfs!

Bonjour, cher Alexandre,
Cette masse rocheuse ressemble à un monstre marin qui serait venu s'échouer sur le sable ! (non, je n'ai pas fumé un joint). ;o)
Cela dit, je comprends que cette roche naturelle attire beaucoup de monde.

Hello Alexandre
Beautiful beach and impressive rock formation with the peoble giving a good sense of scale here.
have a great time

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3348 W: 0 N: 7665] (55939)
  • [2017-10-09 8:32]

A very attractive rock formation, it is one of these nature wonder that is a "must see" , excellent photo
regards Ryszard

Hello Alexandre,

Your photograph explains why this is such a popular place to beach lovers and photographers alike. The hole, coloured by the sea and the sky, looks huge. I would imagine that many are photographed inside the hole, as well as those seeking to capture it during the sunset.
I think a slight crop of the sky would have removed the rocky outcrop from such a central place in the frame, otherwise everything is A1.

my warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hola Alexandre.
Una maravillosa composición con esa formación rocosa al borde del mar y lo que mas atrae la atención, es ese arco formado por la fuerza de las olas, debe ser todo un espectáculo cuando el sol coincide con el arco a su atardecer.
Un magnifico colorido que da mucha riqueza cromática a la imagen.
Muy buena gestión de la iluminación y muy buena nitidez.
Bien hecho. Me gusta.
Te deseo una agradable semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.

Hi Alex
Nice compo whn the contrast between blue sky and golden sandy beach have lifted the main feature tenfold, Well done,, Congrats.
Best regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13808 W: 0 N: 16043] (169252)
  • [2017-10-10 2:55]


quelle belle plage avec ces personnage et quelle roche sueprbe et cette tonalité fantastique et cette ouverture danbs l'arche on voit le bleu à travers superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15437 W: 159 N: 26991] (141698)
  • [2017-10-10 4:48]

Hola Alexandre
Belle sculpture naturel, fantastique formation, super bien présenter
belle journée

Hola Alexandre,

llamativa formación rocosa, me gusta la imagen con unos bonitos colores y una luz muy bien gestionada, el contraste con el cielo también llama la atención, bien visto,

Un saludo,


Hello Alexandre,
This is a nice natural bridge on the beach. I like the colors and textures in your frame.

Hi Alexandre,
Just wonderful natural gate. Dark brown rocks look so different compared to pale sand. Somehow that looks like a dragon lying on a beach.

Hi Alexandre,
very unique rock formation, not only shape but also the color of the rock is extraordinary. The location near the sea on the beach makes it very photogenic.
Lovely light and well saturated colors.
Beautiful presentation,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10501 W: 174 N: 17837] (79217)
  • [2017-10-18 0:27]


é, o ceará tem dois arcos do triunfo, acho que em sobral existe outro...uma pena que não visitei esse lugar ainda.
bacana essa vista com as pessoas ao redor dando escala e a rocha contrastando bem com o azul do céu.


Olá, Alexandre!

As cores intensas da foto estão realmente incríveis! O céu também é muito bonito, gostei da forma como as nuvens estão dispostas. A nitidez e a luz da foto são excelentes.
Belíssimo trabalho!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10127 W: 144 N: 25335] (123385)
  • [2017-10-18 18:52]

Hello Alexandre,

Beautiful rock formation and it must be fascinating when the sun go down through it. Fantastic sculpture made by Mother Nature. Beautiful view from this beach, nice holiday atmosphere.

Kind regrads Malgo

Hello Alexandre,
Clearly a popular sight on the beach.
Through the opening in the rocks a beautiful view of the blue ocean and the sky.
And nobody did climb on the rocks there !
Best regards, Paul

Ciao Alexandre
mi piace come hai composto la foto, il mare ci da il senso all'orizzonte e le persone presenti ci mostrano quanto sia grande questo arco in pietra naturale.
Saluti Carlo

Pedra furada, cartão postal de Jericoacoara. O ângulo foi bem escolhido, e com uma sábia decisão de incluir as pessoas, mostrando o tamanho da escultura natural.

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