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.
Exposure time 13"
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
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