© Susana Matos


Gabriela Cunha level-classic July 03, 2003

UAU! realmente MUITO BONITO!
really beautiful, my dear Su!
gy #43819

Dave R. Mikkelson May 26, 2019

Very interesting country you live in. Do they still use them? I love the background, blue sky and hills.(mountains?) Pretty flat where I am from.
dave #132464

Colette M. Metcalf May 26, 2019

Beautifully done!! #132501

Gary W. Lake May 26, 2019

Great image Su! Very unusual looking buildings. #132507

Paula Showen May 26, 2019

Very nice! Great colors! I would love to visit your country someday. Your pictures are not only beautiful, but a learning experience as well. #132508

Donna R. Moratelli May 26, 2019

A facinating and beautiful sharp image Suzanna. Portugal in nothing like I had envisioned. #132525

Charlene Bayerle May 26, 2019

Another beautiful shot Su. The scenery in Portugal is outstanding!!! #132613

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

My - these are granaries? My immediate thought was that they were the eternal quarters of the more economically elite.
In any case, Susana, this is a wonderful picture. You did real good. #132615

Paula Showen May 26, 2019

Me too, Bernard. It was the crosses on the top of them that made me think they were tombs. Then when I read Susana's caption, I was surprised! #132634

Susana Matos May 26, 2019

Good morning, to all of you... of maybe good night for you?! Nice to wake up in the morning, see the blue sky announcing a summer day and after getting the camera´s batteries to charge, coming here and see/ read you. That´s a good day start. These place that hasn´t tombs but granary is absolutely amazing and I am glad you could feel it through the photo.
And also as i´ve asked for my gallery yestarday I suppose today i´ll have it, and I hope you will appreciate some of my photos about my region.
Portugal is an amazing country with good and not so good things, but what I like most is the recovering of our old patrimony that is beautiful. This way we have some cities and samll towns that are "Patrimony of the world", don´t know if you heard about it. I ask Gaby´s help here to explain it to you. She will soon explain I hope.
Have a very good day and thank you a lot for the comments.
Cheers from Portugal, Su #132651

Oksana Oksamit May 26, 2019

WOW! This is beutiful, Su... #132668

Oksana Oksamit May 26, 2019

Only one thing... if the cross in the foreground would not been cropped off, this picture would be absolutely perfect! #132669

Susana Matos May 26, 2019

you are absolutely right Oksana, will take a look at the original 3 or 4 photos that compose this image to see if it´s possible to do something, or go again to this beautiful place... what maybe will do this week-end. See/read you around, Cheers, Su #132670

May 26, 2019

It seems they live. They are talking to each other on top of the granite rocks, like living things. Discussing how the night went, and the morning brought a photographer do their presence!
Very good! Muito boa!
I also agree with the cross issue at the top, to make it perfect. #133461

Susana Matos July 06, 2003

Thank you so much João, I appreciate very much your comments and also noticed you are lucky, you speak/write very good english. Do you know this place? You also are right about the cross but will have to go there again to di it ... one of these days.
Cheers, Su #134624

Donna R. Moratelli July 06, 2003

Hi Su, Good luck with your new gallery . I'll keep an eye out for it!. It shouldn't take too long for you to have it up and running if you already have images on betterphoto and the help of Gaby..Donnarae #134694

Susana Matos July 07, 2003

Hello Donna, very nice to read from you, I am very happy with my gallery, a wonderful place to share with my friends from abroad and from here. Also with all of you that make me incredibly happy whith your comments, it means I was able to bring about a feeling... what you get so often with your wonderful and colorful photos. About Gaby, she surely helps me (i´m lucky to have good friends) she has an amazing gallery, hasn´t she? I adore her style.
Cheers from Portugal Donna,
Su #134827

Gabriela Cunha level-classic July 07, 2003

ah ah ah
you're too much, SU! thank you
gy #134938

Susana Matos July 07, 2003

you´re welcome my friend!! obrigado Gaby, beijo Su #136158

July 09, 2003

Viva Susana!

Vejo que tambem te tens dedicado à arte!
Tres bien!
Esta foto está qb "assutadora"!
(gosto dela em parte por isso)



Susana Matos July 11, 2003

well if you have nightmares you´ll know whose the fault!... ah, ah, ah, Beijo, Su #140209

Paula Showen August 14, 2003

Congratulations, Su! Such a beautiful photo!!! #166059

August 14, 2003

CONGRATULATIONS, SU!!! Well deserved recognition! Thank you, so much for sharing with all of us the love and pride you have for your region! #166107

Murry Grigsby August 14, 2003

Congrats, Su! #166118

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2003

Many congratulations, Susana!! #166287

Oksana Oksamit August 14, 2003

Meny congrats, Susana!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #166309

Gary W. Lake August 14, 2003

Congrats Su! Much deserved selection! #166317

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe August 14, 2003

Congratulations, Su. A well deserved recognition. Good luck in the finals! #166438

Charlene Bayerle August 14, 2003

Congratulations Su. Beautiful!! #166621

Carol Brill August 15, 2003

Congratulations, Susana, best of luck! #166856

Donna R. Moratelli August 15, 2003

CONGRATS SU!! #167003

Colette M. Metcalf August 15, 2003

Congrats, su!!!! #167143

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 15, 2003

Congrats, Su!!!! #167162

Jill Battaglia August 15, 2003

Congrats Su!! Beautiful!! :-) #167465

Susana Matos August 15, 2003

congratulations, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gy #167516

Nicola Clark August 15, 2003

Congratulations Susana, well done. #167755

Damian P. Gadal August 15, 2003

WOW - Congrats Susana! #167762

Claudia Fernandes August 15, 2003

Congrats! Excellent shot dos espigueigos do soajo. #167926

Wolfgang Dolak August 15, 2003

Big congrats from me also!
birdie #167932

Susana Matos August 15, 2003

well, you can surely imagine how good this moment is!! To have your support and compliments! THANK YOU so much.

PS- GABY was answering from my computer and there are a lot of her replies under my name (we forgot that my e-mail code would make her answers appear under my name). Now she´s gone to Germany and will see this only in some two weeks!! SORRY !! #167993

Bernard B. Travers August 15, 2003

Best shot of a grain cemetary I ever saw. No kidding, Susana - I'm glad you got it for this one. Good work, dear friend - good work, good win. #168135

Susana Matos August 15, 2003

Thank you so much Bernard, I don´t know if I understood it good but this is not a cemetery, people used to stock the grain here so it could get dry and keep good for a long time. This stone granaries are very old and the more recent ones were normally made of wood.
I was very surprised this photo was a finalist because although I liked it very much it seemed to me most people thought it has something to do with cemeteries and that´s not a pleasant idea.
cheers from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean Bernard,
Susana #168171

Kathleen Clemons August 15, 2003

Big congratulations to you, Su! #168172

Bernard B. Travers August 15, 2003

No - I was just kidding. You told me before what they were. I just had to joke with you about it one more time. Again, congratulations. #168176

Susana Matos August 15, 2003

Bernard this is gorgeous when we think how far away we are and that we can answer in some two seconds.... thank you internet!
It´s really nice to read from you, maybe one day you´ll come to visit the most wonderful "grain cemeteries" of the world !!...and take yourself a magnific photo of them !!
cheers Susana #168186

Elizabeth Stiles August 15, 2003

Congratulations Su! Great to see one of the greatest treasures of Portugal aside from its sparkling beaches:) #168216

Susana Matos August 15, 2003

Thank you Elizabeth, congratulations for your beautiful finalists.
I am glad you liked this.
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su #168396

Jean Papo August 16, 2003

Congratulations, Su, and thanks for sharing the beauty of Portugal with us! #168796

Jean-Francois Schmutz August 16, 2003

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Su !!!
I'm so glad you win with a picture of your beautiful country !

JF #168821

Oksana Oksamit August 16, 2003

Many congrats, Su!!!!!!!!!!! #168824

Tony Gough August 16, 2003

Congratulations Su you're a winner. That's fantastic, well done. #168835

Susana Matos August 16, 2003

Kathleen, thank you so much for your kind words, I love so much your work!! I think we had a cyberspace meet yesterday!! And CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful winner "Early moning shadows"!
Cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana #168843

Susana Matos August 16, 2003

WOW !! what a surprise for this morning!
Thank you so much Jean, Jean-François, Oksana, Tony, this is something!!! You are really KIND for taking your time to comment.
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana #168850

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 16, 2003

What a beautiful panorama! Very nicely composed! Fascinating structures too. VERY well done and a well deserved win! CONGRATULATIONS, Susana!! #168870

Susana Matos August 16, 2003

Gary, thanks a thousand times! You - the man that make me dream about crossing the Ocean to visit Alaska with your magic photos!! I am glad you liked, cheers from Ponte de Lima, Susana #168875

Colette M. Metcalf August 16, 2003

Congrats to you, su!!!! Well deserved!!! #168960

Dolores Neilson August 16, 2003

woo hoo, Susana!! I am soooo happy for you!! Congratulations!! #169036

Ellen Peach August 16, 2003

Wonderful work, Su......congratulations on your win! #169038

Bernard B. Travers August 16, 2003

Wowwy, wowwy, Susana. You're gonna be tough to beat now, lady. Great job - great win. Good for you, my dear. Good for you. Congratulations. #169201

Patrick Campbell August 16, 2003

Congrats Su on your win! Keep up the great work! #169249

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 16, 2003

Congratulations Su - beautiful!! #169313

Susana Matos August 16, 2003

YOU ARE WONDERFUL, thank you so much for your nice words and I feel wonderful to see you appreciate my guide-book-gallery of my region "The Minho" seen through my eyes!
cheers, Susana

Murry Grigsby August 16, 2003

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Su! #169510

Susana Matos August 16, 2003

Thank you so, so much Murry,
cheers Susana #169556

Robert Mann level-classic August 16, 2003

Stunning panorama image of the graineries against a beautiful blue sky with GREAT shadows, Su! Wonderful congrats to you on your win! RoB #169635

Evy Johansen level-classic August 16, 2003

Many congratulations on your win, Su! #169761

Karen Seargeant August 16, 2003

Interesting shot! Congrats, Susana! #169793

Susana Matos August 17, 2003

Hi Robert, Evy, Karen, I have a little "pantufas" with two monthes that occupies much of my time this last days!! "Pantufas" is the name of my little dog;as it´s my first one I have to do the normal things but everything is so new for me and I am always walking up and down to go see if she is ok. She is adorable and i´ll show her in some photo one of these days...
I want to thank you so much for your presence and your time to comment,
Cheers from Portugal, Susana #170361

Carol Brill August 18, 2003

Susana, glad to see all your hard work and beautiful photos paid off in this winner! Congratulations!! #171398

Rui Filipe Rebelo Prego August 19, 2003

SUPERB !! I am very happy !
Your picture is awesome and I would like to discover your region !
You are great

Rui Felipe #172132

Susana Matos August 19, 2003

Thank you so much Carol for your more than kind words, it´s really more than a compliment to a photo, that counts very much to me! Hope one day you´ll come to see with your eyes what I photograph. Photos here make me dream a lot about traveling!
Cheers from my little region,

Olá Rui Filipe, que agradável mensagem, claro que penso que um dia destes vens cá conhecer esta região. Ainda hoje fui dar um passeio num sitio que não conhecia e fiquei sem palavras pela beleza da paisagem. Há sitios muito bonitos em todo o mundo e na minha região não há nada de extraordinario mas qualquer beleza natural preservada é para mim a melhor de todas.
Não tenho tido calma para responder aos mails mas brevemente o faço.
Beijinhos, Susana #172175

Kathleen R. Struckle August 19, 2003

Congrats! Susana Your photograph is beautiful. I would love to visit Portugal someday. Kathy Struckle #172550

Nicole Boenig-McGrade August 22, 2003

Dear Su, what an amazing country side. Congratulations on this winner. There will be many more "stickers" next to your photos to come! As previously mentioned, you are a real inspiration! See ya next year!!! #174927

Darren M. Alexander August 22, 2003

Your eyes... they're wonderful! I like the way you see things. Outstanding image!

Congratulations on a well deserved win! :-) #175239

Mike Hollman August 24, 2003

Hi Susana, Congratulations...this is a real winner. Great to see you have a member gallery here now. Really enjoyed looking through your shots. Hope the recennt heat wave wasn't too extreme for you! It's a little cooler here in NZ with some nice snowfalls on the ski fields.
Keep posting. Cheers, Mike. #177576

Gabriela Cunha level-classic September 03, 2003

Su, desculpa ainda nao ter visto que tinhas ganho! e tu nao me disseste nada, nem uma smssinha...
CONGRATULATIONS on winning! you deserved it well!
:) gy #186412

Susana Matos September 03, 2003

I FEEL AWFULL!!! How could I not answer to your wonderful comments !?

Hello Kathleen, I hope you´ll come someday to visit my region and that we´ll go out together for shoting, that would be gorgeous!! You just have to think about it.
Hi Nicole, I feel awfull about this late answer, still... I would love we could meet this year!!
Hi Darren, you make me a wonderful compliment, as you like to see things the way I do it means I get to make people feel some emotion looking at my pictures, that´s the best for a "photographer (i am still a student...)".
Hello Mike, it´s very nice to read from you again. We had a very hot summer and terrible / horrible fires in the south of Portugal. But now, autumn is coming and i´m crazy about going out to shot the marvellous colors of this season, although i´ll never get to the level of those magnificent photos you take.
My dear friend, wellcome back !! It´s super-super-super to read from you again!!
To you all, my best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su

September 03, 2003

Congrats! Your photo deserved it!
João #186577

Kathleen R. Struckle September 03, 2003

Congrats!Su You did a wonderful job. Your country looks very beautiful & your photo shows that. It is very interesting. Kathy S. #186812

Susana Matos September 04, 2003

Thank you João, I don´t know if you live here in the North and if you know this "espigueiros", this is a wonderful place.
Hi Kathleen, thank you so, so much, i´m glad you like my pictures! I think my place has wonderful subjects for photos, you would do a better work than me if you were here...
cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su #187828

Morteza Safataj February 23, 2006

I never forget this pic and this place , very artistic , Susana. #2457059

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Ancient stone granary, "espigueiros" as we call them. Minho, Portugal

Uploaded on July 03, 2003 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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