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Lénçóis Maranhenses

Lénçóis Maranhenses
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Copyright: Francisco Neto (chicow) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 18] (312)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus Camedia D-580
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 60 points or more !, "Beyond my control !!!" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 15:47
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Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had to go for the state of Maranhão sited in the northeast of this large country for the NDesign (Event of Brazilian Students of Design) that happened this year there.

I traveled almost two days to arrive there and participate of the event. By the Way, the city of São Lúis capital of the State, have a lot of culture and exotic places like the famous Lençóis Maranhenses that have a desert with a lot of lakes that was formed by the constant rains.

It was a beautifull experienced!

I will go to post more pictures to share with you!

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What a unique shot. The "lakes" look so out of place amongst the desert sand. Well captured.

Foto lindissima de um lugar relamente paradisiaco!!!! Muito bem feito Francisco. E voce realmente fez bem feito com as sombras e a luz. Areia e um refletor poderoso e voce a "domou" bem . excelente POV e o homen so faz a cena parecer ainda mais grandiosa
Tudo de bom, Stef

Wow... incredible landscape Francisco! I like the shadow of the clouds and the sharp, vivid colors. TFS.

What an incredible picture Francisco! I've not seen anything like this before. You were at the right place, at the right time and thank god you had your camera to capture this. Great job!

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  • Peeotr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 146 N: 328] (2322)
  • [2005-07-30 16:29]

Interesting how the shadow goes along the shape of the lake. Good to have that man in foreground.

Very good natural graphism, Francisco! I love the organic swerves of the little lake and the curves of the dunes. Due to the combination of the three main colors and the shadow play it also looks kinda nicely unreal. Very good.

A lake in the desert with the shape of a boomerang! I can hardly believe that such a thing exists. Very good; a landscape for the surrealistic painter.

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  • maofun (0)
  • [2005-07-30 17:06]

fantastic picture, it's like in a dream with this strange sky, not empty, and the shadow of the cloud in the sand... wonderfull! The most important : you have a human size reference in the first ground. Congratulations and TFS.

Excellent shot! I really like the strong contrasting colours here, and the almost surreal nature of the scene. The cloud and its shadow add an extra element. The man standing at the water's edge improves it still further. The only thing I find myself wondering is whether a wider or vertical format shot showing more of the cloud would be an improvement? As it is I find the cloud slightly chopped, if you see what I mean. Anyway, that's a very minor point, this is a wonderful capture :-D

Amazing photo. The contrast in colour works well. I like the shadows and the little bit of light on the horizon. Again creates a nice contrast against the dark blue of the sky. Great!!!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 161 N: 337] (2163)
  • [2005-07-30 21:46]

Pois é chicow, este passeio é meu sonho de turismo, faz tempo que estou tentando visitar os lençóis quem sabe daqui a pouco...mas falando da sua foto ela esta fantastica, a composição, a profundidade de campo e as incriveis cores que o espetacular lugar proporciona e vc soube captar legal..fantasticas tb as luzes e sombras. Parabens!

You are lucky to be there. You captured it so beautiful with nice perspective, giving the viewer a wide angle of this place. Beautiful.

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2005-07-30 22:54]

Hello Francisco,

Very impressive photo.....
I like the three colors and their delimitations.
This natural landscape is incredible.
Thank you to share.


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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-07-30 22:57]

This is fabulous Francisco. Beautiful - Bravo! B

ha now this is f*cking cool man...very well done. the little man completes this picture for me.

Wow! This is a great shot Francisco. The depth you've captured is amazing. The colours are beautiful. The green water against the expanse of sand looks great. The colour of the sky looks great too, the blue is perfect. The light is also well balanced all through. Great capture. TFS.


Wow never seen anything like this. A boomerang shaped lake in the middle of a desert?? Like Huub just said and to make it more dramatic a huge shadow on the other half ! Want to see more !! Thanks for sharing this one!!

wellcaptured.. everything in this picture is prettymuch perfect to my eyes.. i youst want to go there right now.. terrific shot francisco!

It's look so fragile... I mean... We all need water. It's the real value... Forget petrol... If there was just a gallon of water who is enough clean to drink in all the world... Even all the petrol of the world will have no value to bye that gallon of water.

And here... It give the feeling... that in 2 weeks... it will be avaporated!

But you say that it's raining often... SO what's happen to the plants, the cultivable ground?

Anyway... It's beautifull!

WOW Fransisco,
What a great balance between the shadows of the sky and the water on the ground. Good depth as well.

What an amazing place. Very well taken.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-07-31 3:24]

The light of Mother Nature....
The shapes of Mother Nature...
Seen through your eyes....
A wonderful picture, Francisco !

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-31 4:09]

Cette nature est un vrai enchantement pour les yeux.

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-31 4:47]

Francisco this is amazing.
Absolut fantastic composition using just few lines and curves and few persons. Perspective is also breathless.
Great job, this is my favorite.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-07-31 6:54]

Very unique indeed, amazing landscape, look like a desert but with a pond that nearly dry out. Very well captured, the colours are great and so does your composition. Excellent work, thanks for sharing. :)

Excelente foto chico, realmente é daquelas fotos que só se tira uma vez na vida.... parabéns !!!

Colour, light, shadow and texture all go towards making this an outstanding image. Well done indeed.

Francisco, this is so superb and unique that it is hard to add anything by way of words... congratulations! Excellent shot!

Fantastic Francisco,
I got no words to describe the feelings this picture can bring.
By the way, you probably gave to Lencois more tourists with this shot on TL.

Pas possible de trouver de si beaux coins de paradis....Merci pour nous avoir faire bénéficier de ce magnifique endroit....
Bravo pour la prise...elle rend justice a cet endroit...

Hi! Francisco,
This is a great capture which is supported by wonderfull shadow play. The curved lake edges keep you within the scene.
I too wonder if a vertical format would enhance this great shot. I did a WS to adjust the highlight colour as I think it looked a little yellow. I removed the driftwood as I thought it took from the main character. You could crop the image and do the same.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2005-08-13 23:23]

Interesting composition, with the shadow of the cloud on the upper part of the photo. It is obviously a spectacular area, and your photos are capturing the colours very well.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-08-14 9:01]

Wow! What a great picture! Absolutely remarkable! Makes me think of the pictures of the famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.Excellent composition,beautiful colors,one of my favs! Bravo! Michel

Another great capture !
I like the compo and shadow ! the lake has lovely color !
thanks for sharing

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  • lol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 63 W: 10 N: 3] (434)
  • [2005-08-23 5:21]

Waouw ! Beau-ti-ful ! In my favorites...

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2005-08-30 16:03]

Hi Francisco,
This is a beautiful photo. very good composition and colours.

Truly amazing and special photograph. Thanks so much for sharing this unique landscape with us.


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  • M4tej Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
  • [2005-10-19 8:35]

Beautiful shot.
I like composition!!!
This is come lake eh?
I like it, so big and clean.
Green and....
Oh congrats.

great POV here,u captured a perfect moment.it is shaped like a banana,the man washing his face and the shadow of the clouds were two very nice details to see.

This is a great capture
nice reflect and colors
perfect POV

Linda essa foto ...

Hi Francisco
Wowww Good Photo.Very very nice. PErfect colors.
Very nice clouds. Well done


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  • ocariz (6)
  • [2006-10-01 7:50]

oohh.. great image!!! It´s a place very particular and strange, good angle, good proportion, good colours. Congratulation!!!

What a beautiful place:)!!!!Very nice photu!Very interesting!

Hello Francisco.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Francisco!
Unglaublich Tolles Foto!!!EINZIGARTIG!
Viele Grüsse!

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2007-12-16 22:28]

Hi Francisco,

It's a fantastic paradox, well done.


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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2008-02-13 20:16]

Bonjour Francisco,

Quel endroit merveilleux, je ne pensais pas qu'il pouvait exister un endroit comme ça au Brésil, un vrai spectacle pour les yeux, je partirais bien découvrir ces dunes à mon tour.

Bravo et merci de partager.
Bonnes photos en 2006


Hi! Francisco,

beatiful place, amazing shadow. TFS

Ola Francisco,

eu sei que o lugar è lindissimo mas esta foto è muito bem feita!!! :-) gosto do POV, das cores, da luz e da sombra, e a composiçao tem muita armonia.



Incredible landscape! I like the shadow of the clouds and the sharp, vivid colors.


Amazing place, excellent shot. TFS.

what a great angle.

like a place in fantasy, Francisco..
very strangely beautiful colors and atmosphere..
well composed!

this is so amazing - a place I'd never heard of or knew even exixted. Now, thanks to your photo I do and would one day like to see it for myself.

Hello Francisco,

There is only one thing to say, WOW.


Beautiful picture !
great colours... :D

Yeah that's nice, cloud is at the right position to project a shadow smoothly on the lake.

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  • jods Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 101] (578)
  • [2016-06-04 10:32]

Bom dia Francisco

C'est époustouflant de beauté, l'ombre des nuages crée une atmosphère étrange!
Merci c'est sublime!

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