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The penitence room.
A place for prayer and healing.

Convent of the Capuchos ► link link
Sintra, Portugal.

Sanctuary built in the 16th century.
Isolated amidst the dense forest, embedded in the rocks and boulders.
Inside, small cells are furnished with wood and cork.
Was inhabited by eight friars in total seclusion.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kindly featured:
- Thank you!


   A shot from outside,
     with a bit more info:
by *FilipaGrilo


ps: Cheers to the survivors of the Mayan apocalypse....
Have an awesome 2013! Love to you all!!
;)


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:iconsharphotography:
SharPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Stunning gallery! :love:
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much. You're very kind. :hug:
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:iconsongofabanshee:
songofabanshee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Looks haunted to me...
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Photographer
Pretty much so... :XD:
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:icondelta-foxtrot:
Delta-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bela fotografia
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Photographer
Mt obrigado, João. :thumbsup:
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:icondelta-foxtrot:
Delta-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
obrigado pelo Lama
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:iconmiodek-pitny:
miodek-pitny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I shared your work on Tumblr [link]
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you, Agna. Looks great there. :)
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:iconpaintingforyou:
paintingforyou Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it. Peaceful.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Photographer
I'm happy for that.
Thank you so much. :aww:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is a beautifully luminous shot that is very soothing.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Photographer
Thank you Katherine. I'm so glad you like it. :thanks:
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:iconinvisigoth88:
invisigoth88 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, such a great shot! The lighting is awesome! Love places like that!
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Photographer
Me too. Light was such a fundamental part of building these places.
Thank you for the kind comment. :thanks:
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:iconbloodjinx13:
bloodjinx13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! I love old places like this. thank you for this. The lighting is great; it really brings out a lot of details in the wall & door frame.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! It's a pleasure sharing with you.
The light is beautiful there, indeed. There's no much coming in, so it's quite special.
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:iconbloodjinx13:
bloodjinx13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ indeed. it is very beautiful.
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:iconrql:
RQL Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work here with the lighting, it really brings a unique atmosphere around the piece. Great job!
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Luke. I'm glad you like that. :thanks:
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, Peter. :thanks:
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AlanTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Interesting.

Did you adjust the colors or is the inside truly like this? For a second I thought it was a manip.

I think perhapsde-saturating the wall just a tad bit would help (to draw more attention to the stuff beyond the door.) But it's just a suggestion.
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
It is actually much more spectacular there. The light brings out the green of the moss on the stone, in contrast with the cork. It's wonderful and creepy. A great combination of light and darkness.
Thank you so much for the feedback. It is very much appreciated and noted. :thanks:
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juliusonsteroids Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wow! Amazing picture. From the thumbnail I thought it was a photomanip. There's such a strange mix of colours and textures, but they come together beautifully. I really like the composition...I like being able to see so far through the doorway, it has this sense of beckoning...yet I also like how the front wall is so detailed that it makes me want to stay and look. The mood of this picture is quite ambiguous and powerful, it makes me unsure whether I would go through the door or not.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Yes, exactly. It's like we have to deal with something dark before we see the light. It's a mysterious place.
I'm glad you enjoyed the shot. Thanks so much, Julia. :)
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windinthehair Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
interesting...
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Nice. Thanks. :thanks:
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Lovely work!
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Thank you. :thanks:
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:iconalontwig:
Alontwig Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
The lighting looks really good. The light inside the doorway looks really cool.
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Thanks so much. I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconalontwig:
Alontwig Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Your quite welcome!
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:icongreempo:
greempo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
that's kinda creepy don't you think?
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Very much so. I wonder how they felt about it back then...
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:icondragonflylite:
DragonflyLite Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe a little bit more creepy then hopeful. But I like it~
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Yes, indeed.
I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
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:icondametenebra:
DameTenebra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the atmosphere and the little light in the background is very interesting and offers a good contrast with the big light. There is like a sort of "mise en abyme"! Nice work!
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
I really like how you view this. Merci beaucoup. ♥
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DameTenebra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
De rien ! ;) :hug:
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Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really love the shot, The lighting and textures make it looks grungy and might even make some think a little dangerous, yet the title opposes all this by saying it is a room for hope. I like how you framed the candle/fire in the door frame because even though everything else looks dark, it's kind of gives off a "light at the end of the tunnel" vibe. Very nice shot!
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much, Brieana. It was quite a peculiar place for prayer and hope, indeed.
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:iconbrieana:
Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy 2013 :aww:
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
Everything is fine so far... ;p :hug:
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Off to a good start! :woohoo:
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:iconeclioptrus:
Eclioptrus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Speechless! :O
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
Valeu Filipe. Abraço. :thanks:
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:iconeclioptrus:
Eclioptrus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
De nada :D bom ano :)
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:iconhoshinodestiny:
HoshinoDestiny Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful photo! It's really impressive :)
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