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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.

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ISO 100
Exposure time 13"
F13
Canon 350D
Sigma 10-20 at 10mm
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Post-processing:

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 )
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MINECRAFT909101 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Artisan Crafter
: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!
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MINECRAFT909101 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Artisan Crafter
Nice Red flash
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gwennyp Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
almost looks surreal, where is that road going? reminds me of "spirited away" 
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:iconmasterghoul13:
masterghoul13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love pictures like this
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:iconfronkinsteen:
Fronkinsteen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
light tracers are probably my fav!
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:iconwinston-portrait:
Winston-Portrait Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Sweet Photo Man
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RifqiArt007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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:icontrentbclark:
TrentBClark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Those red light trails are amazing.
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:iconocureal:
OcuReal Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great one!!! I have been trying to make this type of photos lately. 
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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.
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:iconduhricepatrol:
duhricepatrol Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely love long exposure shots :) great work
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:iconloreisel:
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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:iconrockinishaan:
rockinishaan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful exposure!:D
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:iconpoloulloa:
poloulloa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
amazing
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:iconthomas-wergeland:
Thomas-Wergeland Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome shot!
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Inkbulb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great shot..
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Chaotic-Jester1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing shot! Great angle Love 
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Sector3Photography Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Perfects
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:iconshaun-ashmead:
shaun-ashmead Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Great long exposure and Awesome location!!! ... I bet you got a lot of different wicked shots on this corner just from this one shoot, I totally would :D 
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Fractitos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Sintra Portugal one of the old group B stages
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Dash-Photo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice! And thank you for detailed info on post-procoessing. I am a total beginner with this!
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PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thanks my friend ;)
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MomenSaleh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured: [link]
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demongirl1369 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!! I absolutely love this pic, great job.
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow it's wonderful!!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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:iconisohel:
isohel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice capture :)
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MartinSar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Shot!
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janeesh Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
superb.Nice pic
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:iconbadene:
badene Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Photographer
i love the curves..speed..
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:iconcrh:
crh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful shot, the dynamic composition is excellent, and I agree: Sintra is a magical place!
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MR26Photo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your great work is featured here :)
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AllHailZ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
That looks like it'd be so much fun to slide my 300ZX around!
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
:bulletblack: This work has been featured here: [link] :icongreyheartplz: :iconblacksparklesplz:
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LWinslow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Really amazing looking!
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daydreamerinc Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Cool!
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takuro19 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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Airy012 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
where exactly is this road? it looks amazing :D i want to visit with my dad soon and this would be a cool place to visit. can you please add an adress for it :D
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Little Feature!
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manurie Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome ..
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IdemLaFel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Interesting !
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Trinit94 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Incredible
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Jan-K-Fotografie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot!
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PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thanks so much ;)
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blackcatsshoot Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very amazing !! i like it
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HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh I love this! The red of the lights is such a wonderful contrast to the monochrome of the rest of the photo, and the smooth smear of the colour such a good contrast to the crisp clarity of the forest. It truly looks like a gorgeous place to be ^.^ Faved!
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PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thanks dear. Cheers
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PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thanks so much
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gedezuko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
damn cool
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JESIKATheODD1OUT95 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
i done all of the above ^
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