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Luciano Cruz
Works at Restaurante Terra www.RestauranteTerra.pt
Attended Instituto Superior Técnico
Lives in Oeiras, Portugal
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A Little Light - Belmonte, #Portugal

“Peace begins with a smile.” 
Mother Teresa
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Boa Pascoa tambem para si! +Luciano Cruz :-)
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Let the Light Pass... - Belmonte, #Portugal

While I'm waiting for my new iMac to be delivered, here is another shot from the Nikon D3200 archives.
I remember it was the end of a stormy day at Belmonte, and this was a too dramatic sunset to be missed out...

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BELLO AMANECER...
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There is Light in the Core - Belmonte, #Portugal

Just found in the archives another shot from last Summer vacations at Belmonte, and taken with my old Nikon D3200 camera. Post processed in Lightroom 5.

Happy weekend friends!

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Wonderful macro dear +Luciano Cruz :)
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Preparing for the Big Thing - Barcarena, #Portugal

As you may know (or not) +Miguel Almeida, +Fabs Fabian and myself are preparing a joint Photo Exhibition at Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena in Portugal. The grand opening is this Saturday 5th of April at 16.00h. Until then we are preparing the place with lightning, plants, hanging the photos on the wall and figuring out which food to include in the catering for the inauguration. It's a lot of fun and this shot is part of a time lapse we are preparing to show you all.  
If you are in the area and feel like showing up we'll be delighted to have you...
The big tamale will end on the 18th of May...
See ya :)
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Thank you +Markus Landsmann. We will post some photos of the event :)
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It was fun to contribute to the contest, but here are amazing photographers. Thank you so much +Margaret Tompkins and the +Landscape Photography Show 
 
Thank You to all the great Landscape Photographers who shared photos to the Landscape Photography Community contest Stormy!!  You're awesome and so is the LPC!!

The judges will soon have the results which we will post in the Inspiration category of the LPC.!!  We will have a special wrap up hang out with the contest judges and special guests +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel who will discuss the winning images!!  You don't want to miss this one!!  Tell them that you're coming at this link!!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cc1o6ktoev3l8gqmg2a3c9tvgps

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You're most welcome +Margaret Tompkins :)
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Windy Cape - Cabo da Roca, #Portugal

Digging the archives once more, I just found this reminder of a windy afternoon spent at the most Western point of continental Europe: Cabo da Roca. Taken in February 2013 with my old Nikon D3200. It rained all day and a couple of hours before the evening the wind cleared the mist and we could see a sharp horizon at a distance. I just love the Ocean...

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Great view and shot!
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The latest Photo Exchange Club Member List is here!
April 10 to April 17, 2014

If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing the posts in your stream!

If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to become a member.  This circle share, a weekly contest, a lot of engagement from fellow members, and many G+ users circling you are all the benefits of being in this great club.

This circle is shared every 2 weeks, and if you want to be in the next one, add a URL to a recent G+ photo from your stream  in the comments below.  Mingle through the comments, click on some links to other people's shots and get to know some new people with similar interests.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)  *Please do not add more than 1 photo per week here!*

The (optional) Photo of the Week Contest is here >>http://goo.gl/KLqrDq

Last week's winner was +Tor Pedersen - see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/7ct1h6, and the other 2014 winners here >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B

See the Honorable Mention album here >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA
and the 2013 Winners here >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA

The Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Cathy Neth << with a chain of 18 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Heather Kelman,  +Brian Dukes,  +Miguel Almeida Sharing,  +Robin Cohen,  +Anders Stedtlund,  +Stefanie Schächtel,  +Larry Beekman,  +Vinod Kalathil,  +Sergio Miranda,  +John Onnen,  +Septimiu Catona, +Share Card-Photo,  +Berit Schurse,  +Markus Landsmann,  +Dominique Bonnet, and  +Heiko Köster !               


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Moonlight Swim? - Belmonte, #Portugal

I do not know how many times I said this before, but I really miss my vacation spot!!! Geez! 
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Indeed it is +Marla Mathis. Thank you :)
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Sunny Day - Burgos, #Spain

From last year trip to France. We usually stop in Burgos for the night and this one was taken just after we left the luggage at the Hotel. I just love to walk the streets of Burgos. They are full of life. And color too. This is Plaza Mayor just before sundown.

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Obrigado +Jorge Schramm :)
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Managing Partner at Restaurante Terra and also Amateur Photographer
Skills
None whatsoever!
Employment
  • Restaurante Terra www.RestauranteTerra.pt
    Chef / Managing Partner, 2003 - present
  • CASA - Centro de Apoio ao Sem Abrigo
    Presidente da Mesa da Assembleia Geral, 2007 - 2013
    Homeless Support Center - Chairman of the Board
  • Rush Hour Consulting
    Senior Partner, 2001 - 2003
  • Interoute Communications
    Deputy Managing Director - Portugal, 1998 - 2001
  • TID Comnet
    Managing Director, 1995 - 1998
  • Compta SA
    Project Manager: Voice Mail Systems for Mobile Carriers and Dealing Systems for the Stock Exchange Markets, 1990 - 1993
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Currently
Oeiras, Portugal
Previously
Setúbal, Portugal
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Work
Phone
707 108 108, +351 213 421 407
Address
Rua da Palmeira, 15 Príncipe Real 1200-311 Lisboa Portugal
Story
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I'm a Buddhist, a Cook and a Photographer. Was once an Engineer...
Introduction
"For as long as space endures, and for as long as sentient beings remain, until then may I too abide to dispel the miseries of the world."

Shantideva
Bragging rights
Owner/Chef of a vegetarian restaurant loved by many meat-eaters!
Education
  • Instituto Superior Técnico
    Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, 1983
  • Liceu Nacional de Setúbal
    1977
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Married
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Tenzin Yeshe