wild colors

© Susana Matos

wild colors

Ralf Lukovic 5/22/2004 8:43:33 AM

... and enjoy! Nice Photo Susana! #130503

Ganeshwar Prasad 5/22/2004 8:47:15 AM

Spectacular colors and a good composition.

Well captured Susana!!! #554903

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 8:54:12 AM

Thank you Ralf, by the way, I saw your gallery, nice photos in there! Is your 15mm the sigma lens 15mm, or the 15-30mm or is it canon? I would love to exchange some informations.
Thank you Ganeshwar, nice to meet you in Darren´s photo!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #554923

June Marie Sobrito 5/22/2004 8:54:24 AM

Beautiful! #554924

Murry Grigsby 5/22/2004 9:11:05 AM

The light and colors are amazing Su! What a wonderful spot to stop and reflect!! #554969

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:16:28 AM

Thank you June!
Murry, how nice! I was just thinking of you some minutes ago and thinking how much I missed your presence and words! How nice to read you then!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #554980

Carol Engstrom 5/22/2004 9:23:54 AM

Beautiful shot, Susana! #554994

Dominique Declerck 5/22/2004 9:32:18 AM

ça en A3 ... c'est un vrai vertige!!! #554998

Donna J. Taff 5/22/2004 9:40:21 AM

Beautiful!!! #555007

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:41:27 AM

Thank you Carol! Your words are very much appreciated by this side of the Atlantic Ocean!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

Dominique, aaahhh, Merci!!!!!!! Je n´ai pas encore essayée A3 prints, peut-être vais-je essayer un de ces jours car j´ai demandé une place ici à Ponte de Lima pour faire une exposition. Ce seront des photos en A4 et peut-être quelques une en A3. J´attends une réponse du Président de la Maîrie (je n´ai pas un diccionnaire ici, mais je pense que c´est la Mairie ce dont je parle)
Le bonjour de Ponte de Lima pour vous et Silke, Su #555010

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:42:14 AM

Thank you Donna, we had a cyber-meeting in space!!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #555011

Diane Addonizio 5/22/2004 9:42:16 AM

Fantastic!! #555012

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:43:16 AM

Thank you Diane, I appreciate indeed!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #555014

Deborah Sandidge 5/22/2004 10:55:18 AM

Beautiful image Susana, I had to bring my husband over to the monitor to see this too! #555125

Donna W. Neal 5/22/2004 11:01:11 AM

Outstanding colors Su. Beautiful DoF and image! #555136

Gabriela Cunha 5/22/2004 12:09:20 PM

wow, dear Su! beautiful, just beautiful!
:) gy #555175

Larry Lawhead 5/22/2004 12:18:39 PM

WOW!!! This is great, Su! Love the colors!



William C. Raco 5/22/2004 12:54:44 PM

This is amazing, Su!!
Love the incredible colors, the rugged lanscape, the shining waters, the rays and reflection of the sun.
Beautifully composed and taken.

bill #555194

Susie Peek-Swint 5/22/2004 1:49:36 PM

Very beautiful capture Su ~ looks like a great place! #555249

Debra Booth 5/22/2004 3:41:11 PM

An incredible shot! Wonderful lighting and perfect timing! #555407

Carolina K. Smith 5/22/2004 5:12:07 PM

Beautiful colors and photo :) #555459

Darren K. Fisher 5/22/2004 7:58:55 PM

Su my friend this is stunning, you have been putting out some great stuff lately but I do think this is by far my favorite to date. I love the colors and detail you have capture from the FG to the BG. Simply Beautiful. #555601

Evy Johansen 5/23/2004 12:25:04 AM

Awesome image, Su! Simply beautiful!! #555744

Susana Matos 5/23/2004 2:42:58 PM

Thank you my BP friends! I posted today a very similar photo so don´t expect you to comment again.
I have to say I find these images something very unusual and I am quite happy to have shot them this way. The sky had supperbe clouds because a thunderstorm was approaching and then with a degradé orange cokin filter I got this dramatic sky that I find nice to go with the superbe colors of the ground! I had to run when I went away as the thunderstorm began suddenly with the first signs of rain...
Thank you for your great words, so good to read from you.
Cheers from Portugal, Su #556624

Rui Filipe Rebelo Prego 6/3/2004 4:43:07 AM

Hello Susana...
Nice to be back on betterphotto
The sky colors are amazing !!!

I see you got the 300D now! what do you think about it ??

(I changed my 17-35 2.8L for a 16-35 2.8L some weeks ago.)

I have no time to take pictures for the moment but I will maybe go to Portugal (Ovar & Lisboa) mid june and maybe we can meet. There I will certainly find time to take pictures (I Hope so).

Have a nice day and again congratulation for your pictures (and exposition ...)

Rui Felipe #574460

Heather L. Jacks 6/5/2004 7:55:36 AM

This series is fantastic! Beautiful light and color. #578623

Susana Matos 6/5/2004 8:32:15 AM

Thank you Rui and Heather! I appreciate a lot!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #578709

Mary K. Robison 6/13/2004 9:48:36 PM

So very, VERY beautiful (and peaceful), Su!! Best of luck with it in the coming days!! #592464

Jeff Robinson 6/14/2004 11:58:23 AM

Just beautiful Su! Grat work! Jeff #593716

Susana Matos 6/14/2004 12:46:31 PM

Thank you Mary, thank you Jeff, your words are very much appreciated!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #593785

Ralf Lukovic 6/15/2004 12:45:32 PM

Congratulations SU!!!!!

Regards from Sweden
Ralf #595524

Kelly Abernathy 6/15/2004 1:03:21 PM

Congratulations! -K #595608

Sherri Conley 6/15/2004 2:19:52 PM

Congratulations my friend! This is soooo very beautiful!
Sherri #596032

Mette Vendelboe Allison 6/15/2004 2:32:14 PM

Yep! Big congrats from me! #596145

Michael Brown 6/15/2004 3:35:41 PM

Another one of yours that warms the soul!!
Mike #596382

Claudia Kuhn 6/15/2004 4:05:20 PM

Congrats Su!! #596470

Murry Grigsby 6/15/2004 4:25:56 PM

Congrats Su!! #596568

Cathy Barrows 6/15/2004 4:40:21 PM

Congrats!...beautiful #596672

Donna J. Taff 6/15/2004 5:27:28 PM

Congrat's, Susana!!!!! #596931

Debra Booth 6/15/2004 5:44:19 PM

Congratulations, Susana! #597006

William C. Raco 6/15/2004 7:48:17 PM

Su, this is gorgeous.
Best wishes on winning a higher award.
Congratulations on the finalist

bill #597522

Robert Mann 6/15/2004 10:26:14 PM

THis is stunning, su! the colors are sublime. Excellent image! Big congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #597773

Susana Matos 6/16/2004 1:24:29 AM

THANK YOU BP Family!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH for all of your nice words and wishes!!! I APPRECIATE THEM A LOT!
I intend to come with some time to comment all the beautiful finalists later, as I have an urgent thing to finish until tonight!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

Marie Fields 6/16/2004 6:58:14 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME image, Su! (and all of your finalists!) Good Luck in the next round! #598476

Robin L. Wehrman 6/16/2004 9:02:05 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful photo Susana!! #598884

Karen Engelbreth 6/16/2004 11:57:23 AM

Congratulations Susana! #599244

Susan T. Parady 6/16/2004 4:21:08 PM

Congrats again, Su! #599840

Kathleen Clemons 6/16/2004 6:18:37 PM

Congrats on your win, Su! #600058

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 6:35:18 PM

Allright Su! Congrats on your win! -K #600112

Joy Brown 6/16/2004 6:36:19 PM

Congratulations, Su, on this well-deserved second place winner! #600115

Carolina K. Smith 6/16/2004 6:46:11 PM

Kudos to a superb PHOTOGRAPHER!!
Carolina #600137

Diane Addonizio 6/16/2004 7:15:38 PM

Congratulations, Susan! #600189

Robert Mann 6/16/2004 7:17:36 PM

Congrats, su! RoB #600195

Claudia Kuhn 6/16/2004 7:41:42 PM

Big congrats on your win Su!! #600260

Mary K. Robison 6/16/2004 7:57:27 PM


William C. Raco 6/16/2004 8:32:22 PM

Congratulations, Su.
Wonderful photo and win!

bill #600352

Patrick Campbell 6/16/2004 9:26:02 PM

Congrats and cheers from Redding, CA! A well-deserved win! #600390

Susana Matos 6/16/2004 10:40:40 PM

Good Morning!! It is 6,30am and I was prepared to come here to comment the finalists and WOW!! These were 3 days of big surprises!!!
THANK YOU most of all for your support on my work and for your wonderful words!!!! Words like yours Carolina (you have made such nice comments on my photos lately) MAKE MY DAYS!!!
Now, let´s see your finalists and winners before I have to go out, I learn so much seeing such a beautiful work, it inspires me! Many of you "know" me since one year and saw the changes, I must thank BP and all of you because I learn a lot from your work, while i´m waiting to have time and organize myself before I try to follow some courses from BP!
Well, big regards from Portugal, Su

Gene Spears 6/16/2004 11:17:16 PM

Breathtaking image, Su - CONGRATULATIONS! #600461

Karen Lewis-Gunn 6/16/2004 11:22:22 PM

congratulations!! Simply STUNNING! #600469

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 6/16/2004 11:24:17 PM

Beautiful shot, SU!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards

Joergen Joergensen 6/16/2004 11:30:46 PM

Hi Su. Congrats with the win.
Cheers from Denmark.

Foodball final: Denmark-Portugal 3-0;-))) #600483

Evy Johansen 6/17/2004 12:01:10 AM

Hi Su - Many congratulations on your win! WELL DESERVED!!!

I don't agree with Jørgen...... my guess is Denmark 4 - Portugal 0... LOL #600494

Mette Vendelboe Allison 6/17/2004 12:46:21 AM

Well-deserved! Big congrats, Su! #600521

Gary H. Minish 6/17/2004 2:06:01 AM

Way to go, Su! I fully expected one of these to win and I'm very happy to see my prediction confirmed :-) Congratulations!! #600572

Michael Khoury 6/17/2004 2:38:54 AM

I'm not surprised Susana...well done! #600578

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/17/2004 2:59:27 AM

Congrats, Su!! #600587

Sharon E. Lowe 6/17/2004 3:29:30 AM

Congrats Su!! #600645

Paul C. Gazzanigo 6/17/2004 3:34:28 AM

Congratulations, Su! #600666

Donna W. Neal 6/17/2004 3:42:15 AM

Su this has such a sureal beauty to it. Well deserved win! Great photo!! #600696

Paul Michko 6/17/2004 3:47:45 AM

Congratulations, Susana. #600709

Wim Wilmers 6/17/2004 4:26:08 AM

congrats su, great light ,composition and colors, very well balanced photo
expecting more of these sort of pictures from you I hope.

greeting wim wilmers holland, see my pics nature and black and white on www.focusgallery.nl page 1 wim wilmers #600789

Heather L. Jacks 6/17/2004 4:37:48 AM

So glad to see this win....Congratulations! #600818

Gary O`Dell 6/17/2004 5:41:08 AM

Congratulations on your Win Susan..Gary O #601000

Deborah Sandidge 6/17/2004 6:02:46 AM

Beautiful, congratulations! #601057

Carlos E. Corzo 6/17/2004 6:45:21 AM

Congratulations Susana, Amazing masterpiece...

Carlos Corzo #601182

Lori Ditlefsen 6/17/2004 7:04:03 AM

Congrats on the win Su! It's beautiful! #601213

Jin Y. Park 6/17/2004 7:32:00 AM

Gorgeous picture Su! Congratulations for the win. #601286

Marta Azevedo 6/17/2004 9:20:36 AM

Congrats, Su #601496

Susan T. Evans 6/17/2004 9:23:24 AM

Congrats Su, so well deserved, was one of my picks for winners, just awesome!!!! #601499

Bernard B. Travers 6/17/2004 10:10:13 AM

This is really cool, Susana. Well deserved win. Congratulations. #601609

Murry Grigsby 6/17/2004 12:21:12 PM

Congratulations on your win Su! Beautiful light and colors!! #601935

zcaley 6/17/2004 12:25:27 PM

Love this photo Susan! Glad it made it to the winners circle!!! Congrats:+) #601953

Susana Matos 6/17/2004 2:08:55 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your comments, I appreciate them a lot, even more when I am trying to comment on more than 400 photos, uffffffffff, I hate to miss them but wow... what a job! But I love seing all the beautiful finalists and winners!
Joergen and Evy, I AGREE WITH YOU:
PORTUGAL 4 - DENMARK 1, we think the same thing don´t we????...LOL!!

CHEERS from PORTUGAL, Su #602117

Terry R. Hatfield 6/17/2004 3:33:58 PM

Hi Su!! This Sure Is A Beauty Congrats On Your Win Very Deserving!! #602271

Debra Booth 6/17/2004 3:53:40 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Su! #602297

Colette M. Metcalf 6/17/2004 8:50:00 PM

Congrats on your win, Su!!! #602526

Dan Holm 6/17/2004 10:42:01 PM

Incredible image, Su! Many many congratulations!! #602724

Anton Falcon 6/18/2004 7:33:20 AM

just beautiful! congrats on your win Susana!! #603551

Frederic David 6/18/2004 8:33:24 AM

Congrats Su. The light is simply wonderful. I love it!

Fred #603670

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/18/2004 1:53:02 PM

So pretty Susana!! Congratulations!! #604010

Susana Matos 6/18/2004 3:17:31 PM

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to write your comments, I appreciate it a lot!
Regards from Portugal, Su #604089

Monika Sapek 6/18/2004 5:30:46 PM

Very nice image, Susana! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Colleen Braun 6/19/2004 5:26:52 AM

congratulations Su, Parabem... #604742

Stephen Zacker 6/19/2004 6:18:26 AM

Congratulations Su! This image truly has some "Awesome" colors! #604843

Gabriela Cunha 6/19/2004 6:44:48 AM

:) gy #604921

Mike Hollman 6/19/2004 5:13:48 PM

Hi Su,

Congratulations on a great image!

Best wishes,
Mike. #605534

Pu Chen 6/20/2004 12:00:58 AM

Love the colors you capture,Su, especially that of the sky, WOW! Congratulations! #605932

June Marie Sobrito 6/20/2004 3:18:56 AM

Congratulations on your win! #605961

Carol Brill 6/20/2004 9:48:47 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Susana, so wonderful to see it again and as a winner this time!! #607498

Wim Wilmers 6/20/2004 10:50:14 PM

congratulations on this win but this I wrote before but also on the win of spain

greetings wim wilmers netherlands #607541

Susana Matos 6/21/2004 12:51:53 AM

THANK YOU for your wonderful comments!!

Wim, THANK YOU, I think we deserved it! What a beautiful goal from Nuno Gomes!! And I think we have a pretty good team!

Cheers from Portugal, Su #607557

Robert Brown 6/23/2004 8:06:40 AM

Congratulations, Su. This may be your best shot yet. Very unusual lighting. #612335

Ursula I. Abresch 6/23/2004 10:50:05 AM

Su, hi, I hadn't seen this picture before (missed it somehow). It's beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS! The light is exceptional in this shot.

Ursula #612504

Andre Marhaug 6/23/2004 11:50:33 AM

Beautiful, Susana. Congratulations.

:-)Best regards from Norway: André #612542

Joe Terni 6/27/2004 2:13:06 AM

Congrats on that well deserved win Su.I leaned a little to "Fly..Fly....." But I am not always right! Either one are just magnificant photos.As us Ozzies say...Good on ya kid. #618474

Wim Wilmers 6/27/2004 3:11:03 AM

for the third time beautiful photo realy, but wednesday the battle portugal holland susana I hope it wille be a nice and fair match

greetings from holland

wim wilmers #618489

Susana Matos 6/28/2004 2:03:41 AM

Robert, Thank you! I appreciate your words very much!

André, Thank you, nice to read from Norway, i´d love to visit your country someday!

Joe, Thank you,i´´m sorry I don´t understand the last words, my english is not that good!!! But thank you for your compliments on my photo.

Wim, THANK YOU again! Portugal is living a nice period with so many foreign people prepared to celebrate! And yes, may the BEST win... I have to say I never felt so excited with football in my life, but the last match Portugal-England, decided after 3 hours was amazing!

Regards from Portugal, Su

Penny Duncan 6/30/2004 7:42:51 AM

I have only three words to say.

WOW! WOW! WOW! #624737

Kelly Heaton 7/12/2004 7:02:48 PM

Well deserved ..beautiful! #644704

Kathleen R. Struckle 7/14/2004 8:55:31 PM

Susan congrat's on your win!! Beautiful image! #648077

RG Rottschalk 7/16/2004 7:23:25 AM

This is an absolutely stunning, gorgeous photo. Words hardly do justice. #650426

Susana Matos 7/20/2004 2:48:47 PM

Thank you SO MUCH for your words! They are highly appreciated!
Cheers from Portugal; Su #661402

Ken Smith 12/28/2005 5:48:14 PM

Susan, you have an outstanding gallery. I really like your colors. #2230720

She-She Killough 11/23/2007 11:34:49 PM

Great Gallery Susana! How come you don't have a premium gallery? You have several 2nd places wins and that gives you a free Premium gallery everytime you win one? Well a year for each one anyways. :) #5115827

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A little piece of land with these amazing colors, a place to see the day slowly end...

Uploaded on 5/22/2004 8:35:18 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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