I dont remember when i took this picture, it sounds like in 1995 or 1996 before this statue completed, still scanned from my album photo and please ignore the quality, as Peter Boehringer said that only few pictures from this youngest country, East Timor. I hope my pictures will add the documentary photos in TE
Cristo Rei of Dili or Christ the King,
Built since 1995 and completed few years later before East Timor become youngest country in the world, it has 27 meters (88.6ft) height standing on the top of the hill approximately more than 100 metres over sea level. For better imagine the scale, i have posted the other view (taken form city) on ws and again sorry for the poor quality.
This picture has crooped and changed to b&w format.
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Angshu (55892) 2007-11-25 20:18
You're showing pictures of a place, so less represented in TE. You don't need to be apologetic about it & as Antonio says correctly this site is not a photographic or point winning contest. Good shot with a good docu. value. Rather than the quality of the picture, I would say that I might have wanted to see the picture from the front rather than the back of the statue.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-11-25 22:46
Hi Daniel. Nice capture. Strong composition. Unusual POV to show the statue from the back but it does add a little mystery. The people on the lower right add the scale. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-11-26 1:10
The grainy effect and B&W medium actually adds authenticity to this historic photo ... I like it as it makes it more interesting. Good inclusion of the people to give scale of dimension to the statue ... it is huge! Well captured and documented. Excellent work! tfs
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-11-26 1:57
Please do not be apologetic for the photo. TE is not a photograph contest. It is showing and sharing the world through the “eyes” of our cameras. Here you have a beautiful document and picture. I love it.
I have been in East Timor before I had a digital camera. I will scan some of the paper photos and I will add them to the East Timor gallery. That country deserves it.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-11-26 9:43
A great BW job.
These POV and framing are very original, I like that.
markstaples (15670) 2007-11-26 10:47
The black and white was probably a good choice given that the sky has no colour. I probably would have framed the image so that the statue was more on the right and looking into the shot.
trekks (14348) 2007-11-26 11:34
Great view it will be if the shot is from face front, as we will normally do. This is greatly composed vertical shot, with fine sharp details and good greyscale. Great scale of height with the figures beside.
Well done. TFS
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-26 15:06
Gostei do ponto de vista.
Uma bela fotografia que ficou melhor ainda na minha opinião, pela sua opção em B&P. Bom trabalho meu amigo.
danos (87439) 2007-11-27 5:25
nice the B/W format of the Cristo Rei of Dili to stand on this huge sphere.The people looks like so tiny.I think it's a nice documentary photo of the East Timor.Informative your note too.Well done Daniel.
japiey (10163) 2007-11-27 5:30
Be proud..that you show many a historic elements here..
A good study..
My wishes to you and expect more such documents from your land.
plimrn (21344) 2007-11-27 10:46
Your post of East Timor led me to look at the photos from that country. It looks like a beautiful place peoples with strong and beautiful people. The real problem with cropping the photo to leave more space in front, as Mark suggested would be loosing the the people and they are very important for scale. I really like the framing of the photo in the WS.
Cretense (68691) 2007-11-27 16:32
This is an excellent b&w photo! Simple but perfect composition. The "washed out" sky, which in most of the cases is a problem, in this case helps to bring out the statue. Congratulations!
Flavia (10352) 2007-11-29 5:10
Looking at it it made me think of the Cristo Redentor in Rio. Maybe its due to the same heritage from the Portuguese... Nice contribution to TE Gallery.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-11-30 12:17
That is a big statue. Again, another photo from a part not seen much. I agree with Angshu about photographing the back, but you get away with it, by showing his outstretched hand, and side profile of the face.
Adding some people really shows the scale which is important. Not a bad scan from a photo from 1996.
stego (24030) 2007-11-30 15:24
Like others have stated before, you shouldn't be apologetic about the technical quality of this one and of the WS. Their "rarity" makes them worth posting, even more in a site like TE, and actually it is a good photo. I like the POV and the high contrast.
TFS, Regards, José.
Docarmo (9639) 2007-12-03 19:55
Beautiful contribution to TE!
I like it very much, "Cristo Rei" reminds me "Cristo Redentor" in Rio, Brazil.
This POV is excellent and I like the B&W choice.
Looking at WS, I'm astonished with the beauty of this place and why there are so few photos, like others already said.
Congratulations for your work!
pboehringer (770) 2007-12-09 21:19
... and here you're back with East Timor and actually an extremely good one. The B&W is the right choice with that kind of sky, the composition with the back of the statue and those people to give the right impression of size ... WOW!
I like it a lot!
pomarancza (109) 2008-12-31 10:20
Hi, Very good picture. Strong composition, this small people really showsscale - "how big is statue" ?. simple idea but very interesting.
Happy New Year,