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    Oporto at dusk

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Rui

    Hello and welcome to this website.

    I'm going to be in Oporto later this year and your images just make the prospect even more inviting.

    I wonder if you think the watermark you have is necessary? It does interfere with our ability to appreciate your skills. Many of us on here do not think it is necessary to include a watermark. The images we post are low resolution adn not going to be of much use to anybody to download. And if anyone did want to go to that trouble, then they're welcome.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Thanks for your comment, Donald.
    You may see a whole gallery on Oporto pictures either at my www.pbase.com/ruilopes or www.ruilopes/smugmug.com.
    I agree with you about the the watermarks. The reason why I did start posting it was because two years ago, some of my images were stolen from another forum and sent worlwide through the usual horrible PPS. When I asked the person (or organization) to stop it, I´ve been just ignored...
    Anyway, I´ll avoid to watermark future pics post in this forum.
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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    I am blown away by the colour, light and angles of the second one. Do you mind sharing how you took the shot?

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Quote Originally Posted by Maritimer1 View Post
    I am blown away by the colour, light and angles of the second one. Do you mind sharing how you took the shot?

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    With pleasure!
    Here´s the recipe:
    Nikon D300, Nikkor 12-24 f/4 @ 14mm, 5 sec. @ f/13, ISO 200 and of course...a sturdy tripod!

    Thanks for commenting.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Well Rui,
    To me these shots (and some more of your night shots I've seen) look very well balanced in terms of exposure. The colours look nice, I like the different colours blue and red/yellow. The compositions look good though I wonder if #2 would be better if the bridge wasn't cut of by the top of the photo.

    About the watermarks, if you really want them at your photo's I suggest you put them somewhere in a corner, So they don't spoil your beautiful shots.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Olá. Viva !

    I brought Rui - my Portuguese compatriot - to Cambridge.

    I talked to him on the telephone about coming to CIC and here he is

    He is doing nice pictures as he always does. One can see here just two samples of his good work.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Thank you, Rui, for sharing. Thank you, Antonio, for inviting him to CinC.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Lopes View Post
    You may see a whole gallery on Oporto pictures either at my www.pbase.com/ruilopes or www.ruilopes/smugmug.com
    Rui

    Very impressive. Also wonderful (and very relevant to my other great passion - wine) are your Port wine pictures, which I greatly enjoyed.

    Through the wine merchant from whom we buy our wines, my friend and I are hoping to get an introduction to Niepoort's port house. I believe the cellars are well worth seeing as they haven't changed very much in many generations.

    Indeed, the reason for this holiday/vacation is wine. After a few days in Oporto we are moving to stay in a Quinta in the Douro Valley

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    ... After a few days in Oporto we are moving to stay in a Quinta in the Douro Valley
    It sounds pretty good. Happy holidays then, Donald

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Well Rui,
    To me these shots (and some more of your night shots I've seen) look very well balanced in terms of exposure. The colours look nice, I like the different colours blue and red/yellow. The compositions look good though I wonder if #2 would be better if the bridge wasn't cut of by the top of the photo.

    About the watermarks, if you really want them at your photo's I suggest you put them somewhere in a corner, So they don't spoil your beautiful shots.

    Regards,
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    Thanks for the suggestion, Jeroen. About the watermarks, as you may understand, the idea is to put it exactly on parts of the image where it would be difficult to clone it out. However, as promised, my future posts here will not be watermarked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Olá. Viva !

    I brought Rui - my Portuguese compatriot - to Cambridge.

    I talked to him on the telephone about coming to CIC and here he is

    He is doing nice pictures as he always does. One can see here just two samples of his good work.
    Thanks, António. It was a big pleasure to talk with you on the phone, specially after getting your good advice to join this forum!
    Also, many thanks for your kind words!!

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Thanks, Myra.

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Rui

    Very impressive. Also wonderful (and very relevant to my other great passion - wine) are your Port wine pictures, which I greatly enjoyed.

    Through the wine merchant from whom we buy our wines, my friend and I are hoping to get an introduction to Niepoort's port house. I believe the cellars are well worth seeing as they haven't changed very much in many generations.

    Indeed, the reason for this holiday/vacation is wine. After a few days in Oporto we are moving to stay in a Quinta in the Douro Valley
    Great idea! You´ll love it. BTW - I invite you to take a look at my PBase gallery called "Douro - Port Wine origin", where you may have an idea of the beautiful places you are going to visit, Donald!

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    About the watermarks Rui: Have you seen what CS5 makes like hiding cables and doing some crazy things to photos ?
    For it, the watermarks are just a piece of cake.

    Look at this video please

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Bad news my friend... as our portuguese prime minister would say "technological shock"....

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    This clip is far better of what CS5 can do regarding cloning

    Or this one

    I must get this CS5 soon

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    Hi Rui

    Welcome to CiC.

    I had a look at your Pbase images. I am impressed. Your night-time shots in particular are excellent, but they are all of a very high quality. May I ask how much time you spend on your photography, because you seem to span a very wide spectrum of subjects.

    I'm getting 'server not found' on your Smugmug page.

    Edit: I found it. I think your link should read http://ruilopes.smug mug.com/ without the spaces.

    http://ruilopes.smugmug.com/ You have a '/' instead of a '.'

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    Re: Oporto at dusk

    Look Rui how people are nice here and care about your photography.

    Didn't I tell you ?

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