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Glimpses Of Eden / Vislumbres Do Éden

WINNER OF THE
"WORLD WETLANDS DAY - YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST", organized by the RAMSAR Convention.

Capibaribe River, Limoeiro - PE, B...
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WINNER OF THE
"WORLD WETLANDS DAY - YOUTH PHOTO CONTEST", organized by the RAMSAR Convention.

Capibaribe River, Limoeiro - PE, Brazil.

"I live in the small town of Passira, and in the late afternoon I was driving back from the nearby town (Limoeiro). As almost always carry my camera gear in hand, was using alternative roads, looking for images that called me the attention. Probably was not safe to use a camera there (or anywhere else in a similar situation), but I was optimistic, as always. Already near the exit of the city, crossing the smallest of the three bridges that cross the urban area, I came across this scene. The light was naturally flawless, with a beauty rarely seen. The atmosphere was blue, contrasting with the gently newborn green of the first rains of the season. Right next to the bridge were some boys and two horses, ready to enter the river. I stopped the car, grabbed my camera (Nikon D7000), and put it over the lens that I thought appropriate at the time, my dear Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S, of manual focus. The boys entered the water and I was approaching me slowly, as I could without having to enter the water. I spent a few minutes looking for a good angle and trying to anticipate the movements of individuals. After about 10 minutes, I could already predict certain situations at certain times, and that's exactly how I prepared to make the picture. I was in the best possible place, framing and waiting for the right moment to make the click, until, as happened a few times (in less favorable angles), the horse raised his front paws, raising a bit of water, with the boy on the back . It was the perfect time, as those in which even before photographed already know will be a great picture.
The light played a big role in everything, cutting horse, kid, water flying, giving sky color to the river, shining in net ripples and vegetation. I kept clicking in and out of the scene until the rain began to show signs of presence where I was, and for a matter of seconds unable to frame a radius which unexpectedly left the sky deep in the scene. With time rapidly closing and the sun fading completely, all came out of the water, and I was just there though, with happy life."
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Awards

Contest Finalist in Playing With Water Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Once Upon A Time Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in I Love Photography Photo Contest
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Staff Winter Selection 2015
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28 Comments | Report
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 November 15, 2015
A wonderful photo that really tells a story. Congrats.
heldersantana
heldersantana November 16, 2015
Thank you!
jleosadauskas PRO
 
jleosadauskas December 09, 2015
You have a very keen eye. We need to see much more from you.
heldersantana
heldersantana December 09, 2015
Thank you so much my friend!
51goldie
 
51goldie December 13, 2015
Beautiful shot but was it taken in the winter as that is what the contest is?
heldersantana
heldersantana December 21, 2015
In brazilian northeaster there is no snow. The winter is the season where it rains and the plants grow.
RoadKing1985 PRO
 
RoadKing1985 December 14, 2015
Excellenteey photo Wow talking about being in the right place at the right time!:) And that kid has great control of the horse too. Congrats! Thanks for sharing:)
heldersantana
heldersantana December 21, 2015
Absolutely! It was a pleasure.
Gabriele69 PRO
 
Gabriele69 January 07, 2017
love
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thanks!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz January 07, 2017
This has to be one of my all-time favorite photos! Beautiful work.
heldersantana
heldersantana January 09, 2017
I'm very happy to know that! Thanks!
GuinevereJones PRO
 
GuinevereJones January 07, 2017
Fabulous!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thanks!
trexkamal PRO+
 
trexkamal January 07, 2017
Talented kid..good capture
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Yeah... Thanks!
Denise51168
 
Denise51168 January 08, 2017
Spectacular!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thanks!
carolbader
 
carolbader January 08, 2017
Love this!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thanks!
RicRicciardi
 
RicRicciardi January 08, 2017
excellent composition
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett January 09, 2017
wow - fabulous image
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you!
nath1121
 
nath1121 January 18, 2017
This photo is absolutely stunning! Where was it taken?
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you! In the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 13, 2017
Beautiful shot! Congrats.
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you!
FredericMONIN PRO
 
FredericMONIN March 03, 2017
Great capture my friend !!!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thanks!
kerryscott
 
kerryscott March 06, 2017
A wonderful photograph
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 10, 2017
Voted in 'we love animals' contest.
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you so much!
barbararybolt
 
barbararybolt March 23, 2017
Beautiful image with a wonderful story to go with it. You captured soemthing very special!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you so much!!! :D
Barry_Johnston
 
Barry_Johnston March 24, 2017
Just amazing, and perfectly timed... !!
heldersantana
heldersantana March 25, 2017
Thank you!
mariamcdonald PRO
 
mariamcdonald March 28, 2017
What a beautiful composition. Just an amazing photo. Great job.
heldersantana
heldersantana March 29, 2017
Thank you!
trishhennessy
 
trishhennessy April 03, 2017
Just wow!
heldersantana
heldersantana April 04, 2017
:D
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons August 01, 2017
So stunning
heldersantana
heldersantana August 09, 2017
Thanks!
IvanMuraenko
 
IvanMuraenko October 20, 2017
Powerful!
heldersantana
heldersantana November 20, 2017
Thank you!
beckyreding PRO+
 
beckyreding December 06, 2017
WOW, SOOO AWESOME
heldersantana
heldersantana December 19, 2017
Thank you so much!
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 December 14, 2017
Amazing capture!
heldersantana
heldersantana December 19, 2017
Thank you!
heidiathomas
 
heidiathomas May 16, 2018
You took me straight to my childhood! Reminds me of The Neverending Story, Atreyu and Artex. Oh the feels. Thank you!
heldersantana
heldersantana Jan 16
*_*
nettygall
 
nettygall Jan 09
I love this. It also made me think of
heldersantana
heldersantana Jan 16
Thank you!
nettygall
 
nettygall Jan 09
The never ending story.
heldersantana
heldersantana Jan 16
:)