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New on 500px : Until We Meet Again by PedroQuintela1 by PedroQuintela1

Helen Keller wrote that “the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”. That´s what I felt on my last trips to Monsanto. In this occasion I intend to capture, at sunset, a location int the village that I called “Bowler Street”. Stood there until get the proper mood and light. I hope you can feel a little of what I experienced.

On the technical aspect, I preferred to use a wide aperture to give a more natural look to the scene. If I used a very close F Stop, the light in the street lamp will have that ethereal look, that I used on the first image of Monsanto.

Last, but not the least, I want to thank, deeply, the friends that didn’t forget me and contact me during my absence.

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New on 500px : Wind, Sun and Stone by PedroQuintela1 by PedroQuintela1

Monsanto was built under and over the granite. Due to the interest motivated by one of my last images, I decided to revisit the antique village and try to capture a little more of its spirit. After a couple of hours I found this place that, at least to me, symbolizes the roughness of living among the boulders since many, many centuries.
With this God´s view I had no other chance but make a panorama shot, blending three images, because only one couldn’t show all the beauty. This was trickier than I first thought, because of the 17 mm distortion and the lack of space. Also used a 0,9 ND grad and placed the tripod to wait for the (windy) sunset, in particulary the moment of the sun flair, to add a little more magic.
I hope you all like it and if you want I´ll upload some more. Have a great day and thanks so much for the support and comments.

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New on 500px : Across the Horizon by PedroQuintela1 by PedroQuintela1

My today´s image embraces again my quest for seeking natural and human beauty. In this case they were bonded for hundreds of years ago in the village of Monsanto. It’s a panorama and Le shot, because the view was to wide to get it and light was fading.

With traces of man is from Early Stone Age, and Elected the “most Portuguese village of Portugal” in 1938, Monsanto has is unique. Built around granite boulders of varying sizes, many houses are actually within the rocks. The countryside has breathtaking views across Portugal and Spain.
I kindly ask you to take a few seconds, breath and enjoy the view. Thanks for the visit and support, as always! Be happy, please. 🙂

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