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Paulo Bizarro

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Odemira - SW Portugal
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:58:55 am »

Fields near Odemira, at sunset. When I was returning to the car, Mr. Paulino showed up. He is the owner of the farm/terrain, is 80 years old, and has been living there for 50 years. He gently agreed when I asked him if I could take a picture of him.

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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 10:39:58 am »

Great Set.

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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 06:17:47 am »

Very nice, especially the portrait of Mr. Paulino and his weathered face.
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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 12:33:19 pm »

More portraits! That's good!
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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 12:42:30 pm »

Love the portrait. What a visage!

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 09:08:44 pm »

Wow! what a portrait! 
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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 08:51:10 am »

Very fine set, particularly like #1
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Re: Odemira - SW Portugal
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 09:33:27 am »

Thanks everybody. Mr. Paulino is indeed a fine character and person. We talked for about 15 minutes, while returning from the field to my car. I was actually in a hurry because I was supposed to pick up my wife who was arriving at 8 pm in the bus station in Odemira. And I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes, somehow they appeared at sunset. I only had the chance to take this photo of him, using my Sony 90 macro.

This is one of the reasons I love to shoot and walk in the area, there are many nearly-abandoned farms, tended by old folks, since the younger generation has long departed for better life; or so they hope. Today, there is a resurgence, with the municipalities very active in promoting activities all year round, making the most of the richness of the region: nature, landscape, quiet, sustainable tourism in rural areas that are very close to a wonderful coastline.

Here is a B&W rendition, but I prefer the colour one, the light was really soft and nice.
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