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Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/24/2004 5:18:59 AM

This is really nice Su, the lighting from indoors adds such a warm glow to all the cold stone on the outside. #181496

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/24/2004 5:37:52 AM

Great image Su! The detail, the light and comp are so well done! Jeff #865828

Susana Matos level-classic 10/24/2004 5:41:23 AM

Thank you so much Claudia and Jeff, it´s nice to read from you again! Haven´t had much time lately to come to BP.
Cheers from Portugal, Su #865837

Kathleen Clemons 10/24/2004 6:11:16 AM

Lovely, Su! #865886

Kelly Abernathy 10/24/2004 6:36:39 AM

So pretty Su! And perfect title! -K #865946

Debra Booth 10/24/2004 7:15:18 AM

Great composition and lighting, Su! #866049

Susan T. Parady 10/24/2004 7:32:44 AM

Nice leading lines and warm light in this photo, Su. Great shot! #866109

Murry Grigsby 10/24/2004 8:24:58 AM

Terrific textures and light Su! You have such wonderful and quaint scenes to view and photograph. Here in Houston we don't do a very good job of preserving the past--just more new building all the time :0( #866251

Terry R. Hatfield 10/24/2004 8:55:10 AM

Beautiful Warm And Inviting Sue,Excellent Comp:-) #866327

Donna J. Taff 10/24/2004 9:01:23 AM

This is so beautiful, Susana!!!!! #866343

Brenda W. LaFleur level-classic 10/24/2004 10:27:06 AM

Su, this is wonderful. You've done an excellent job of capturing the light inside. Wonderful texture! Great job! #866547

William C. Raco level-classic 10/24/2004 11:00:28 AM

Absolutely fantastic, Su!!
I love the exposure you used.
The light is rich and colorful, the dark areas, nicely detailed.
What a wonderful stone construction, it looks like a castle.
I expect to see a beautiful princess on the stairs and well dressed subjects awaiting her arrival.
Just another fabulous photo from you, Su

bill #866613

Susana Matos level-classic 10/24/2004 1:55:25 PM

Thank you my BP friends, it is really nice to have your comments again!
This photo was taken in a beautiful hotel. I still have some that I will post and hope to find the correct words to explain some details.
Murry, the princess will arrive very soon, with a marriage dress!!!! Thank you for your Wonderful words, it is such a pleasure to read you, wow!
Many regards from Portugal, Su #866837

Dan Holm level-classic 10/24/2004 2:37:19 PM

Beautiful, Su! You've captured a wonderful, historical, warm and inviting feel in this shot! Excellent work, yet again! #866887

Susana Matos 10/24/2004 2:44:19 PM

Dan, thank you indeed, and even more for your nice mail!!! This is really nice to have this friendly site where to share our photos and sometimes our moods!!
Many regards from Portugal, Su

Murry, although I love indeed reading from you, my little comment about the princess was for Bill, as I am sure you both have guess!! William Raco always writes like if he was making poetry, it is nice for sure!
KInd regards for you two from Ponte de Lima, Su

Oh, Murry, I will say hello to Gaby for sure! She is in a tough period of work and lots of time out of her home. That is why she comes so little to BP lately. #866901

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 10/24/2004 8:53:03 PM

I love it Su. Wonderful exposure for the lighting inside. Which is warm and very inviting. #867336

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/24/2004 9:58:50 PM

Wow - this is really a great shot, Su! Wonderful light! #867407

Patricia Marroquin 10/25/2004 12:36:47 AM

Lovely light and perspective, Su! :-) #867472

Paula Showen 10/26/2004 6:06:05 PM

Great exposure and I love the perspective, Su! This is such a beautiful structure! #871320

Susana Matos 11/2/2004 2:27:27 PM

Thank you very much indeed!!!!! I am sorry for being so late!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #886173

Ed Heaton 11/15/2004 5:36:39 AM

Hi Susana,
This is an awesome image. I love the warmth that the lights add!

Well done... #910638

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/15/2004 5:48:17 PM

Glad to see this one here, Su, congrats! #912521

Terry R. Hatfield 11/15/2004 5:49:06 PM

Congratulations On Your Finalist Again Su:-) #912538

Jill Battaglia 11/15/2004 5:52:16 PM

Another beauty Su! Love it! Congrats!! :-) #912589

Ed Heaton 11/15/2004 5:52:49 PM

Hey Susana,
Congratulations On Your Finalist ;-) #912599

William C. Raco level-classic 11/15/2004 6:38:08 PM

Wow, I love this, Su!!!
Best of luck, too!

bill #913273

Paula Lechten level-classic 11/15/2004 6:40:51 PM

The warm light just draws you in, congratulations. #913318

Murry Grigsby 11/15/2004 8:09:16 PM

Congrats Su!! #914271

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 11/15/2004 8:16:48 PM

Congrats on a wonderful image!!! #914339

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 11/15/2004 8:32:18 PM

A beautiful finalist! Congratulations! -K #914472

Carol Brill 11/15/2004 9:00:40 PM

Susana, once again congratulations and best of luck! #914614

Gary H. Minish level-classic 11/15/2004 9:31:47 PM

This amazing old architecture is one of my favorite things and something you will not find in Alaska. I love the light in this one and your composition is perfect. An excellent photo, Su! Congratulations and good luck :-) #914758

Dominique Declerck level-classic 11/15/2004 11:24:58 PM

.. une autre belle photographie.. d'une artiste qui s'appelle Susana et qui mérite tous ces honneurs ... bravo!!!

s+d #915012

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 11/16/2004 12:04:16 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Susana, on this wonderful image and win! Best of luck in the next round!!
Stan #915069

Mary-Ella Bowles level-classic 11/16/2004 12:10:11 AM

This is so wonderful, so warm, timeless and inviting - a well deserved finalist. Congratulations, Su! #915082

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 11/16/2004 12:59:19 AM

Congratulations and best of luck! #915127

Evy Johansen level-classic 11/16/2004 2:24:10 AM

So very well deserved, Su! Love this photo!! Congratulations and best of luck! #915283

Karen Engelbreth 11/16/2004 10:16:52 AM

Congratulations, Susana! #917317

Peggy Wolff 11/16/2004 3:22:41 PM

Congrats Su, on BOTH of your finalists! #918225

Jeff Robinson level-classic 11/16/2004 5:23:17 PM

So beautiful Su and such a great title! Congrats! Jeff #918614

Brenda W. LaFleur level-classic 11/16/2004 9:35:14 PM

Knew this one would be here...congrats, Su! #919182

Susana Matos level-classic 11/17/2004 1:51:29 AM

Thank you a thousand times for your wonderful support!!!
I feel myself always out of time, always late, I will try to catch the finalists and winners little by little.
I indeed want to thank you for being there, it counts a lot knowing very well it takes a lot of time to write our comments down!
Thank you!
Regards from Portugal, Su #919454

Kasia Elser level-classic 11/17/2004 1:52:38 AM

Great shot! Congrats! #919456

Susana Matos level-classic 11/17/2004 2:00:02 AM

Thank you Kasia, you´re very nice!
Regards from Portugal, Su #919466

Janice Forrest level-classic 11/18/2004 12:06:24 PM

Congratulations. #923893

Anette Linnea Rasmussen level-classic 11/18/2004 9:12:01 PM

Very beautiful Su, love the light!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #924755

Susana Matos level-classic 11/18/2004 9:41:43 PM

Thank you Janice and Anette, I loved to visit this place by this hour of the day, it was very beutiful!
Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #924821

Alberto Calheiros level-classic 11/26/2004 11:07:55 AM

Lembro-me bem deste momento, boa foto amiga !
Beijos! #939122

Alberto Calheiros level-classic 1/30/2006 12:56:06 PM

Ficou demais!
Beijos! #2356801

James E. Coleman level-classic 3/28/2006 8:50:40 AM

As I guess you know by now, this and many others are great shots you have on here. You have a good eye for creating beautiful images. I especially appreciate the European flavor; I only got there once and loved the architecture, the culture, people, all of it! Very nice gallery!
Congratulations to you!
Jim #2584113

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An hotel in North Portugal - Pousada Santa Maria de Bouro

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