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[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] SINGLE FUN [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] No particular order; no particular grouping. Just fun! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8941" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="black" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] The delicate scent and beauty of Lavenders. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width"...

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Decadence

The bright colors on the walls still display how the place was vibrant and popular to dance, have good company and...

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Mind Games

Without being invited, a man with a provocative attitude sits at the table where Ron was having dinner...

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Voynich

He was dying of old age and all the members of his family, present in the vast salon...

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Awakening

Part 3 of 3. Another day at the office. I stopped counting the days and I don't remember when I first arrived at this hole...

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Discoveries

Part 2 of 3 - The war was already over for almost 50 years but the Chief Inspector still had to deal with old episodes...

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Day At The Office

Part 1 of 3 - My “office” is a tiny cubicle dug under a rotten tree in the middle of some forest in harsh Winter...

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Portugal

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="60" padding_bottom="30" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] PORTUGAL [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] (You can click on the images to see them larger) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6177" img_size="500x500" alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="black" onclick="link_image" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]On the way to Santiago...

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Study at Close Range

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] STUDY AT CLOSE RANGE (ESTUDO BEM DE PERTO) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" padding_top="15" padding_bottom="15" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_tabs interval="0" style="horizontal"][vc_tab title="Text in English" tab_id="7ca91af2-4bef-5"][vc_column_text]Based on a "photographic accident" (I took the wrong picture at...

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Hand-Colored

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_image="5530" background_color="#ffffff" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="900px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" padding_top="60" padding_bottom="60" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] HAND-COLORED [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I still remember, when I was around six years old, my father taking us to our monthly visit...

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Winter

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] WINTER [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_gallery images="5511,5512,5513,5514,5515,5516,5517,5518" img_size="450x450" column_number="3" type="image_grid" grayscale="no"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Photo Essay on a Foggy Day

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="60" padding_bottom="30" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] PHOTO ESSAY ON A FOGGY DAY [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" padding_bottom="15" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]What do you do when the day presents itself to you so white that you like...

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Adeste Fideles

Apparently, Adeste Fideles was a tune played in shows for the populace, later adapted with austere Latin rimes to become a Christmas Carol...

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Cars, Framed!

At least for me, a 30 minutes stroll after lunch with my camera helps me to relax my body, to clear my mind...

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Vantage Point

Vantage Point: a position or a place that allows one a wide or favorable overall view of a scene or situation...

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Elegant Waves

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="4404" alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row] [vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full" image="4407"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full" image="4406"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_top="30"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image alignment="center"...

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City Impressions

My mother loved painting but society at her time was not very complacent about women deciding to undertake activities...

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Sunset in Montreal

What a difference 10 minutes makes when taking pictures during sunset! We happened to be at the Saint Joseph Church in Montreal, Canada, to show its splendor to a friend that was visiting us. Conveniently, I delayed as much as possible...

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Hidden Somewhere…

Almost on time, rushing through the crowded streets for a shooting session, I saw this wonderful lilac in a small garden and partially hidden by a fake white fence. No other bushes, any wild flowers, just grass for company. Strange! Is...

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Want to Relax?

If you want some relaxation time, just to get away from your daily chores or from problems, go out for a walk with a camera. You do not need to stay long out; 15 to 20 minutes is enough. Why for...

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Spiking the Sun

Little moments that reward you so much! Walking down the street, close to home, I found these spiked bulbs protruding from the bushes almost on the walkway. Nothing really interesting but there was the Sun hitting them from my back. Why not...

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Sunset in Porto Alegre

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" background_color="#ffffff" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] SUNSET IN PORTO ALEGRE [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Usina do Gasômetro, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Then, a dirty methane power plant producer; now a beautiful museum and art events space. It's a...

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Water in the Park

This Winter was really tough with lots of snow that accumulated and then melted in the beginning of Spring. Normally, the water gets absorbed by the ground but, since we got too much snow, the snow melts faster than it...

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Summer Rain

There is nothing like a hot Summer day washed out by a sudden rain that comes, spills water like a bucket full of water being turned over and then, just like it came, goes and leaves that pleasant freshness in...

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Bamboo Rafting

The first impression of a bamboo raft is not very pleasant as it looks pretty unstable and wobbly but once you get onboard, you feel safe and comfortable if you don't go through very rough waters.  Actually, looking closely, they...

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Petra

This year, I was in Petra, Jordan, to admire the beautiful houses carved in soft stone by a mysterious people named Nabataeans. In fact, what seamed to be houses are actually tombs where members of this people were buried. The...

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From Hell to Heaven

Simple facts in Life have different meanings for different people: to a poet, would a little house with a white fence a reason for romantic or delicate moments of Love? To an architect, the same house and white fence is...

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Lost in Time

Lost in Time (but not in Space because I knew where it was all the time), this low-resolution image was taken while traveling to some beach in Mexico with my daughter and her boyfriend long ago. These flowers were there,...

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Some Flowers.

Here in Ottawa, I have seen more fireworks in a year than I had seen in my entire life elsewhere. Right now, I am seeing this beautiful presentation of colors, explosions, beams that goes in a crescendo and I found...

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Fire and Water

Canada Day, commemorated at July, the 1st, marks the start of the country called Canada in 1867 or you could call it "Canada's Birth Day", if you prefer. A series of events happens throughout the day ending with fireworks at the...

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Before the Storm

I really don't like going to the doctor for whatever reason and I only do it when it is absolutely necessary which seldom happens for my own good. I am not saying that doctors or the associated medication that often...

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The Big Tree

It is not only from sunny days that we can create opportunities for a nice photo. This afternoon, the day did not promise much but the sky was contrasting enough to spread light around the objects on the ground and...

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Four Seasons in Yellow.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]OK, I accept the suggestion that maybe the pictures are not really yellow but gold or even brown! But, if we otherwise also accept the idea that they are metaphorically representing the four seasons, then yellow in place of any other...

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Wishing Wells

There is a tradition in Germany (and perhaps in other countries as well) that a "Forest Belongs to the Soul", meaning, nobody actually possesses a forest but, at the same time, they belong to everybody. Indeed, forests in Germany are...

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A Nice Smile!

There are days that things work well and there are days that the more you try being nice or the more you try being productive, things simply do not work out. Today, it was one of those days that none of...

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Mauve

I Could Not Resist!

As I usually do at lunch time, I was walking in the neighborhood with my camera just inspecting if anything interesting would jump on me when I saw these beautiful purple and white flowers with a delicate yellow detail almost...

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The Colors of the Desert.

The common understanding that a desert is sort of yellow and all covered by sand is somewhat a cliché mostly propagated by the movies. The pictures below, taken in Israel and Jordan, show plenty of disparities in the scenario with...

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Winter Scene

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I was not really confident about this panorama taken right after the snow stopped following. The temperature was relatively high (around zero degrees centigrade) which meant that I had to be careful with the falling...

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The Engulfing Boulder

Working with HDR (Hygh Dynamic Range) gives me a lot of pleasure because, far from being a ritual, is different from the previous one. This picture taken in Brazil, in the city of Niterói, is a combination of three exposures at...

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Large Windows

Still on the the HDR thema (please, take a look at my previous post about this subject matter), I worked on this photograph taken in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in one of its large sections. This is a single shot...

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Beam Me Up, Scotty!

I visited a couple of times New York and, the more I do it, the more I find it amazing. There is something there that attracts, not only me, but millions of mes to its architecture, way of living, vibrant...

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Almost Dark

Interesting how our point of view can change from the scene we are looking at, the picture we take from that scene and its final processing stage. This happened to me when I was strolling around with my wife at the...

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Changing the Point of View

Have you already noticed how some animals that are notorious hunters chase their preys? As soon as they detect them, they froze their eyes on them and slowly and silently move towards the preys until their close enough to jump...

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A Branch Story

Were all branches created equal? Actually, I am not talking about branches that are thick or the ones that are long or even the ones that are as curvy as a snake slithering on the sand. I am talking about the purpose...

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The Music of Japan

To me, above all, Japan represents a mystique combination of elements as simple as a geisha, the pink peach flowers, the Fuji, the Buddhist temples, the very peculiar way Japanese act and think, its tradition...

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