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January 28, 2009
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- U - by PhilipMatthews - U - by PhilipMatthews
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 cant believe Ive got a DD on this one! Im so so happy! I have to say thanks to all the people who have passed by my page and left their comment and support. Im 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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- U - by =PhilipMatthews ( Suggested by Rom3o and Featured by PurpelBlur )
gwennyp Featured By Owner Edited 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
almost looks surreal, where is that road going? reminds me of "spirited away" 
masterghoul13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I love pictures like this
Fronkinsteen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
light tracers are probably my fav!
Winston-Portrait Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Sweet Photo Man
RifqiArt007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TrentBClark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Those red light trails are amazing.
OcuReal Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great one!!! I have been trying to make this type of photos lately. 
Canadian-Lunatic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I first saw this while I was submitting a piece of my own artwork. Great work.
duhricepatrol Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely love long exposure shots :) great work
loreisel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SO cool! like - soooo cool! i loved it so much. wonderful way with creating the lines. dark images are my favorit
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