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February 13, 2009
- U - by =PhilipMatthews
Featured by PurpelBlur
Suggested by Rom3o
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Taken at Sintra - Portugal.

I was driving down the hill in these awesome roads.. In the past they used to practice Rally championships on them.
When I go out to shoot, I tend to look at everything that surrounds me and I spoted a great place to shoot this curve. I was carrying my wide lens, and decided to shoot this at 10mm giving this great look.

It was raining a lot, so my girlfriend had to hold the umbrella over our heads while I was shooting this one.

Its a crazy shot of a beautiful place, and every Portuguese deviant surely agrees with me, Sintra is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal.

ISO 100
Exposure time 13"
Canon 350D
Sigma 10-20 at 10mm


PSCS2 levels, desaturate the image, used "replace color" to maintain the red lights of the passing car, burn tool on the 4 corners and unsharpmask at 25%.

Some areas of the road, you can easily see a lost of detail, this is due to water drops on my lens... it was raining and even with the umbrella some drops reached the Uv filter.

Edit 14-02-2008: Wow, I can´t believe I´ve got a DD on this one! I´m so so happy! I have to say thanks to all the people who have passed by my page and left their comment and support. I´m sorry for the poor thank you messages that I sent, but I wanted to say thanks to everyone that commented on this pic, I think they deserve it.
Thanks again to Rom3o for suggesting this photo, and PurpelBlur for featuring it. Cheers!!

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V3NCT0's avatar
Nothing more beautiful than light stripe photography!  
curseciel's avatar
Awesome! The red line catch my gaze directly. The angle is great.
Julius198's avatar
Really cool picture
Wow!!!  Very very NICE picture 
Kimera-Kimera's avatar
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Eidolon1's avatar
Neat looking scene here.
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:omgomg: Llama Gwomp - tastes good :angry: Red Square Bullet Heart 3D Five Nights at Freddy's 2 - Marionette - Icon GIF :icon300plz: Romano emote  Red is cool!
gwennyp's avatar
almost looks surreal, where is that road going? reminds me of "spirited away" 
masterghoul13's avatar
I love pictures like this
Fronkinsteen's avatar
light tracers are probably my fav!
Winston-Portrait's avatar
Those red light trails are amazing.
OcuReal's avatar
Great one!!! I have been trying to make this type of photos lately. 
Canadian-Lunatic's avatar
I first saw this while I was submitting a piece of my own artwork. Great work.
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