Paulo Matos

Paulo Matos

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

The Bismarck Monument, in Hamburg, Germany

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismarck_Monument_(Hamburg)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 22:21 UTC as 1st comment
On WaterWheel in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Old waterwheel in Cape Leeuwin, Australia

margaretrivervista.com/cape-leeuwin-waterwheel.html

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (3 comments in total)

Sudbury Mining Heritage Sculpture, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4GA6_Sudbury_
Mining_Heritage_Sculpture_Sudbury_Ontario_Canada

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 22:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On "landmark" in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Chilka Lake, in Orissa, India
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilika_Lake

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Farm San Francisco in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Farm San Francisco, Analandia, SP, Brazil

I guess...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Art directed petrol station in the desert road from Ouarzazate to Agadir in southern Morocco.

www.independent.co.uk/travel/africa/lights-camera-africa-morocco-is-a-place-of-deserts-mountains-and-unique-film-sets-1264491.html

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (2 comments in total)

Ecclesgreig Castle, St.Cyrus, Scotland
www.ecclesgreig.com

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Pura Tanah Lot, in Bali, Indonesia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanah_Lot

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (1 comment in total)

Woolsey Memorial Airport (Northport, MI, USA)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 21:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Derna libya in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (2 comments in total)

No, it's flickr...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 20:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Landmark in the Landscape: mystery landmark challenge (4 comments in total)

Spišský hrad castle!
Only I got it right, not even the author spelled it correctly (I read somewhere this doubles my score).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Dark room with a view (edited) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Pangloss: @ barb_s and Zoran K: thanks! I think I prefer this crop to the original, like you. The window is not anymore in the center of the picture, but the contrast here is between the dark left half and the luminous view outside on the right.
The basic idea of this image and thick shadow framing is still the same as in the original: outside, there is light, space, life, whereas inside the dark room there is darkness, loneliness, one feels like a prisoner looking outside, but then there was just a window to open...

@ Paulo: I tried to keep the colors of the sky and outside pale, so my changes were very subtle, not HDR style! I am not sure what you mean by the artificial
black border, my dilemma for cropping was how much to crop and whether to keep the window in the center or not. In the end, this is the version that kept most of the almost brutal contrast between dark/luminous and yet gives the viewer more "matter" to look at (the window is now a larger %age of the image).

Not HDR, the sky only needs a little highlight recovering (about 25%) which maintains it pale while giving texture to the clouds and to the top of the trees. I see a black border around the window that seems impossible to be real. It is mostly visible on top, where the curtains, the window and the ceiling suddenly disappear. I understand your crop, but it's just a matter of personal taste. The smaller window at the center increases for me the feeling of nostalgia and/or the feeling of some light at the end of the (dark) tunnel. As it is now it seems more just a view from a bedroom.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 10:06 UTC
On Fountain of Youth (second version) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (5 comments in total)

It's more vivid and balanced! I disagree with AndrePooh about symmetry because I like it exactly because it is neither perfectly symmetric nor clearly asymmetric. Take human faces, for example, they are beautiful because they are not perfectly symmetric and, if you make them that way in an image editor, they become very weird.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 03:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Peacock - second version in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

MargalitIL: The added saturation makes the peacok darker and hard to see. I would like to see the peacock with bright vivid colors like the leaves (I ghess this is something that cannot be done by editting this phot).

Yes, it can. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 23:30 UTC
On looking at sunset-2nd version in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

pitou250: I think its cropped a bit too thight now - the two vertical poles are wider than the frame left and right. It's a small thing but to me it matters.

Yes, I didn't wrote that but I wouldn't have cropped the left and right side.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 23:27 UTC
On Dark room with a view (edited) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (6 comments in total)

The annoying artificial black border is still present, the sky is a little better (barely noticeable). I prefer the previous entry because you changed what I liked most.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 23:20 UTC as 4th comment
On free but chat challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Joe Pineapples: I'm voting everyone 4 stars for being a bunch of good sports and taking the trouble to make such interesting and constructive comments...

Hope to see you in next chat challenges!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 01:57 UTC
On Khan25 in the Off Centred Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

l_objectif: Is this a composite?
Could we do that?

It seems so, if in the rules it isn't stated it's not:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1044&message=40006009

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 01:02 UTC
On Perfect pose due to contradicting point of view. in the DUPLICITY challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

John of Brisbane: Nice photo ,, but your english needs some improving. Duplicity means dishonesty. None of that in this picture

I completely disagree.
Does it really only have the definition you mentioned?

The host said it perfectly: "Duplicity: contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; especially : the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action".

This picture illustrates very well both contradiction and deception.
My picture also showed both and got three 0.5 stars as well.

This thread makes even more sense now:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1044&message=39923481

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 00:24 UTC
On looking at sunset-2nd version in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (4 comments in total)

I prefer the framing on this one. I correct what I said before because this has less vivid colors. Taking the first entry again I would increase its brightness and slightly its contrast, balancing between both so the blacks would remain completely dark.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 23:02 UTC as 3rd comment
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