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Espigueiros
Espigueiros
Ancient stone granary, "espigueiros" as we call them. Minho, Portugal
© Susana Matos
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Gabriela Cunha

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    UAU! realmente MUITO BONITO!
really beautiful, my dear Su!
gy

7/3/2003 2:02:03 PM

 
Dave R. Mikkelson

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Very interesting country you live in. Do they still use them? I love the background, blue sky and hills.(mountains?) Pretty flat where I am from.
dave

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautifully done!!

 
Gary W. Lake
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Great image Su! Very unusual looking buildings.

 
Paula Showen
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Very nice! Great colors! I would love to visit your country someday. Your pictures are not only beautiful, but a learning experience as well.

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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A facinating and beautiful sharp image Suzanna. Portugal in nothing like I had envisioned.

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Another beautiful shot Su. The scenery in Portugal is outstanding!!!

 
Bernard B. Travers
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My - these are granaries? My immediate thought was that they were the eternal quarters of the more economically elite.
In any case, Susana, this is a wonderful picture. You did real good.

 
Paula Showen
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Me too, Bernard. It was the crosses on the top of them that made me think they were tombs. Then when I read Susana's caption, I was surprised!

 
Susana Matos
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Good morning, to all of you... of maybe good night for you?! Nice to wake up in the morning, see the blue sky announcing a summer day and after getting the camera´s batteries to charge, coming here and see/ read you. That´s a good day start. These place that hasn´t tombs but granary is absolutely amazing and I am glad you could feel it through the photo.
And also as i´ve asked for my gallery yestarday I suppose today i´ll have it, and I hope you will appreciate some of my photos about my region.
Portugal is an amazing country with good and not so good things, but what I like most is the recovering of our old patrimony that is beautiful. This way we have some cities and samll towns that are "Patrimony of the world", don´t know if you heard about it. I ask Gaby´s help here to explain it to you. She will soon explain I hope.
Have a very good day and thank you a lot for the comments.
Cheers from Portugal, Su

 
Oksana Pashko

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WOW! This is beutiful, Su...

 
Oksana Pashko

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Only one thing... if the cross in the foreground would not been cropped off, this picture would be absolutely perfect!

 
Susana Matos
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you are absolutely right Oksana, will take a look at the original 3 or 4 photos that compose this image to see if it´s possible to do something, or go again to this beautiful place... what maybe will do this week-end. See/read you around, Cheers, Su

 
João M. Gil

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It seems they live. They are talking to each other on top of the granite rocks, like living things. Discussing how the night went, and the morning brought a photographer do their presence!
Very good! Muito boa!
I also agree with the cross issue at the top, to make it perfect.

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you so much João, I appreciate very much your comments and also noticed you are lucky, you speak/write very good english. Do you know this place? You also are right about the cross but will have to go there again to di it ... one of these days.
Cheers, Su

7/6/2003 2:41:11 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi Su, Good luck with your new gallery . I'll keep an eye out for it!. It shouldn't take too long for you to have it up and running if you already have images on betterphoto and the help of Gaby..Donnarae

7/6/2003 6:34:32 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Hello Donna, very nice to read from you, I am very happy with my gallery, a wonderful place to share with my friends from abroad and from here. Also with all of you that make me incredibly happy whith your comments, it means I was able to bring about a feeling... what you get so often with your wonderful and colorful photos. About Gaby, she surely helps me (i´m lucky to have good friends) she has an amazing gallery, hasn´t she? I adore her style.
Cheers from Portugal Donna,
Su

7/7/2003 12:04:50 AM

 
Gabriela Cunha

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ah ah ah
you're too much, SU! thank you
gy

7/7/2003 1:29:08 AM

 
Susana Matos
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you´re welcome my friend!! obrigado Gaby, beijo Su

7/7/2003 1:54:34 PM

 
Luis Spinola Pitta

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Viva Susana!

Vejo que tambem te tens dedicado à arte!
Tres bien!
Esta foto está qb "assutadora"!
(gosto dela em parte por isso)

Bjs,
LP


7/9/2003 10:35:17 AM

 
Susana Matos
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well if you have nightmares you´ll know whose the fault!... ah, ah, ah, Beijo, Su

7/11/2003 8:55:15 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Congratulations, Su! Such a beautiful photo!!!

8/14/2003 6:33:09 PM

 
Wayne Vanderneut

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CONGRATULATIONS, SU!!! Well deserved recognition! Thank you, so much for sharing with all of us the love and pride you have for your region!

8/14/2003 6:51:07 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Su!

8/14/2003 6:56:18 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Many congratulations, Susana!!

8/14/2003 7:49:30 PM

 
Oksana Pashko

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Meny congrats, Susana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/14/2003 7:54:10 PM

 
Gary W. Lake
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Congrats Su! Much deserved selection!

8/14/2003 7:55:19 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congratulations, Su. A well deserved recognition. Good luck in the finals!

8/14/2003 8:40:02 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Congratulations Su. Beautiful!!

8/14/2003 9:58:39 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations, Susana, best of luck!

8/15/2003 12:16:02 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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CONGRATS SU!!

8/15/2003 3:07:15 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, su!!!!

8/15/2003 4:32:03 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Su!!!!

8/15/2003 4:37:43 AM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Congrats Su!! Beautiful!! :-)

8/15/2003 7:02:05 AM

 
Susana Matos
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congratulations, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gy

8/15/2003 7:24:53 AM

 
Nicola Clark

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Congratulations Susana, well done.

8/15/2003 9:06:08 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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WOW - Congrats Susana!

8/15/2003 9:07:34 AM

 
Claudia Fernandes

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Congrats! Excellent shot dos espigueigos do soajo.

8/15/2003 10:41:16 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Big congrats from me also!
birdie

8/15/2003 10:45:05 AM

 
Susana Matos
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well, you can surely imagine how good this moment is!! To have your support and compliments! THANK YOU so much.

PS- GABY was answering from my computer and there are a lot of her replies under my name (we forgot that my e-mail code would make her answers appear under my name). Now she´s gone to Germany and will see this only in some two weeks!! SORRY !!

8/15/2003 11:04:31 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Best shot of a grain cemetary I ever saw. No kidding, Susana - I'm glad you got it for this one. Good work, dear friend - good work, good win.

8/15/2003 11:48:28 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you so much Bernard, I don´t know if I understood it good but this is not a cemetery, people used to stock the grain here so it could get dry and keep good for a long time. This stone granaries are very old and the more recent ones were normally made of wood.
I was very surprised this photo was a finalist because although I liked it very much it seemed to me most people thought it has something to do with cemeteries and that´s not a pleasant idea.
cheers from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean Bernard,
Susana

8/15/2003 12:04:22 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Big congratulations to you, Su!

8/15/2003 12:04:53 PM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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No - I was just kidding. You told me before what they were. I just had to joke with you about it one more time. Again, congratulations.

8/15/2003 12:06:48 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Bernard this is gorgeous when we think how far away we are and that we can answer in some two seconds.... thank you internet!
It´s really nice to read from you, maybe one day you´ll come to visit the most wonderful "grain cemeteries" of the world !!...and take yourself a magnific photo of them !!
cheers Susana

8/15/2003 12:12:20 PM

 
Elizabeth Stiles

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Congratulations Su! Great to see one of the greatest treasures of Portugal aside from its sparkling beaches:)

8/15/2003 12:30:12 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you Elizabeth, congratulations for your beautiful finalists.
I am glad you liked this.
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su

8/15/2003 2:07:42 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Su, and thanks for sharing the beauty of Portugal with us!

8/16/2003 12:03:27 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz

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Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Su !!!
I'm so glad you win with a picture of your beautiful country !

JF

8/16/2003 12:46:47 AM

 
Oksana Pashko

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Many congrats, Su!!!!!!!!!!!

8/16/2003 1:01:22 AM

 
Tony Gough
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Congratulations Su you're a winner. That's fantastic, well done.

8/16/2003 1:49:57 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Kathleen, thank you so much for your kind words, I love so much your work!! I think we had a cyberspace meet yesterday!! And CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful winner "Early moning shadows"!
Cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana

8/16/2003 1:56:59 AM

 
Susana Matos
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WOW !! what a surprise for this morning!
Thank you so much Jean, Jean-François, Oksana, Tony, this is something!!! You are really KIND for taking your time to comment.
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana

8/16/2003 2:06:23 AM

 
Gary Minish
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What a beautiful panorama! Very nicely composed! Fascinating structures too. VERY well done and a well deserved win! CONGRATULATIONS, Susana!!

8/16/2003 2:50:53 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Gary, thanks a thousand times! You - the man that make me dream about crossing the Ocean to visit Alaska with your magic photos!! I am glad you liked, cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana

8/16/2003 3:01:33 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, su!!!! Well deserved!!!

8/16/2003 5:30:10 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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woo hoo, Susana!! I am soooo happy for you!! Congratulations!!

8/16/2003 6:13:35 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Wonderful work, Su......congratulations on your win!

8/16/2003 6:16:42 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Wowwy, wowwy, Susana. You're gonna be tough to beat now, lady. Great job - great win. Good for you, my dear. Good for you. Congratulations.

8/16/2003 7:53:29 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Su on your win! Keep up the great work!

8/16/2003 8:30:18 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Su - beautiful!!

8/16/2003 9:21:04 AM

 
Susana Matos
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YOU ARE WONDERFUL, thank you so much for your nice words and I feel wonderful to see you appreciate my guide-book-gallery of my region "The Minho" seen through my eyes!
THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES!!!
cheers, Susana

8/16/2003 10:35:52 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Su!

8/16/2003 12:58:38 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you so, so much Murry,
cheers Susana

8/16/2003 1:26:05 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Stunning panorama image of the graineries against a beautiful blue sky with GREAT shadows, Su! Wonderful congrats to you on your win! RoB

8/16/2003 3:18:29 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your win, Su!

8/16/2003 7:23:23 PM

 
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Interesting shot! Congrats, Susana!

8/16/2003 7:37:57 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Hi Robert, Evy, Karen, I have a little "pantufas" with two monthes that occupies much of my time this last days!! "Pantufas" is the name of my little dog;as it´s my first one I have to do the normal things but everything is so new for me and I am always walking up and down to go see if she is ok. She is adorable and i´ll show her in some photo one of these days...
I want to thank you so much for your presence and your time to comment,
Cheers from Portugal, Susana

8/17/2003 10:29:40 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Susana, glad to see all your hard work and beautiful photos paid off in this winner! Congratulations!!

8/18/2003 11:59:55 AM

 
Rui Filipe Rebelo Prego

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SUPERB !! I am very happy !
Your picture is awesome and I would like to discover your region !
You are great

Rui Felipe

8/19/2003 6:39:17 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you so much Carol for your more than kind words, it´s really more than a compliment to a photo, that counts very much to me! Hope one day you´ll come to see with your eyes what I photograph. Photos here make me dream a lot about traveling!
Cheers from my little region,
Susana

Olá Rui Filipe, que agradável mensagem, claro que penso que um dia destes vens cá conhecer esta região. Ainda hoje fui dar um passeio num sitio que não conhecia e fiquei sem palavras pela beleza da paisagem. Há sitios muito bonitos em todo o mundo e na minha região não há nada de extraordinario mas qualquer beleza natural preservada é para mim a melhor de todas.
Não tenho tido calma para responder aos mails mas brevemente o faço.
Beijinhos, Susana

8/19/2003 8:11:14 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats! Susana Your photograph is beautiful. I would love to visit Portugal someday. Kathy Struckle

8/19/2003 8:39:53 PM

 
Nicole Boenig-McGrade

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Dear Su, what an amazing country side. Congratulations on this winner. There will be many more "stickers" next to your photos to come! As previously mentioned, you are a real inspiration! See ya next year!!!

8/22/2003 6:36:09 AM

 
Darren Alexander
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Your eyes... they're wonderful! I like the way you see things. Outstanding image!

Congratulations on a well deserved win! :-)

8/22/2003 12:01:10 PM

 
Mike Hollman
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Hi Susana, Congratulations...this is a real winner. Great to see you have a member gallery here now. Really enjoyed looking through your shots. Hope the recennt heat wave wasn't too extreme for you! It's a little cooler here in NZ with some nice snowfalls on the ski fields.
Keep posting. Cheers, Mike.

8/24/2003 10:27:32 PM

 
Gabriela Cunha

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Su, desculpa ainda nao ter visto que tinhas ganho! e tu nao me disseste nada, nem uma smssinha...
CONGRATULATIONS on winning! you deserved it well!
:) gy

9/3/2003 11:06:17 AM

 
Susana Matos
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I FEEL AWFULL!!! How could I not answer to your wonderful comments !?

Hello Kathleen, I hope you´ll come someday to visit my region and that we´ll go out together for shoting, that would be gorgeous!! You just have to think about it.
Hi Nicole, I feel awfull about this late answer, still... I would love we could meet this year!!
Hi Darren, you make me a wonderful compliment, as you like to see things the way I do it means I get to make people feel some emotion looking at my pictures, that´s the best for a "photographer (i am still a student...)".
Hello Mike, it´s very nice to read from you again. We had a very hot summer and terrible / horrible fires in the south of Portugal. But now, autumn is coming and i´m crazy about going out to shot the marvellous colors of this season, although i´ll never get to the level of those magnificent photos you take.
My dear friend, wellcome back !! It´s super-super-super to read from you again!!
To you all, my best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su

9/3/2003 11:25:21 AM

 
João M. Gil

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Congrats! Your photo deserved it!
Parabéns!
Abraço,
João

9/3/2003 2:40:10 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats!Su You did a wonderful job. Your country looks very beautiful & your photo shows that. It is very interesting. Kathy S.

9/3/2003 7:45:54 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Thank you João, I don´t know if you live here in the North and if you know this "espigueiros", this is a wonderful place.
Hi Kathleen, thank you so, so much, i´m glad you like my pictures! I think my place has wonderful subjects for photos, you would do a better work than me if you were here...
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su

9/4/2003 2:47:51 PM

 
Morteza Safataj
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I never forget this pic and this place , very artistic , Susana.

2/23/2006 7:14:31 AM

 
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