My 2nd pic. of the beautiful old-town Coimbra with the University buiding on hill's top, as taken from the bridge on the Mondego river that crosses town.
In the #1WS I tried a shot with WB on "cloudy-day", and and the mix came a bit different. On the #2 - there is a more distant view on town.
Location on map: 40.205,-8.4312
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bema (26361) 2011-01-19 11:36
a very good view towards that impressive city, good capture with fine colors, good sharpness and a fine pov..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
ruisc_pt (10890) 2011-01-19 11:55
Impressive shot Ike.
Great contrasting 3 planes image, good composition also.
emka (82596) 2011-01-19 13:20
Hi Ike, nice shot. It looks beautiful fro m the other side of the Mondego river. beautiful white houses. Coimbra is very nice town, with so many University students. Cloudy day but looks colourful and bright.
vasilpro (41035) 2011-01-19 14:13
Wonderful cityscape composition, beautiful view with interesting architecture, very nice cloudy atmosphere, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
eldancer1 (30040) 2011-01-19 14:31
Awsome display! Marvelous looking town. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Very colorful. Well done, tfs.
pierrefonds (58758) 2011-01-19 14:41
The point of view from the bottom toward the houses on the top is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the architecture of the houses. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-19 22:36
a beautiful picture of splendid lighted white town on the slope,
every houses are so elegant and whole composition on the hill is very artistic here,
fore lined green trees and settled river are nice too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
JFS (32459) 2011-01-20 0:11
Beautiful panorama of Coimbra from the river. In spite of the black cloud it was quite bright.
Have a good day Ike!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-20 3:59
Excxellent POV for show this nice city. The large FG learn the glanec and give a great depht to the image. A Bg rich in various and interesting details very well collected.
snunney (87324) 2011-01-20 4:44
A fine overview of this town with its traditional white painted buildings. The crowning point of the university building makes a splendid focal point. Sharpness is excellent with much detail to be observed.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-01-20 5:39
Ola Ike ,
Belo ponto sobre a cidade de Coimbra e o rio Mondego , uma cidade com grande história , tem umas ruas muito bonitas , um lugar bem agradavel para passear , boas cores , as fachadas das casas ficaram bem iluminadas pelo sol , bom enquadramento da foto , bons Ws ,
Um abraço Gonçalo
mauro61 (52631) 2011-01-20 7:52
una bella panoramica dal fiume verso la città.
Immagine molto luminosa in cui spicca la bellezza architettonica degli edifici.
Charo (51210) 2011-01-20 10:21
Very good perspective of the city from one of the most important rivers in Portugal.
I love the view of the town that seems to climb up the imposing hill on the River.
Excellent detail and great light.
ManuMay (36059) 2011-01-20 10:40
Very good composition on stripes...
Good light bathing this houses puzzle and amazing sky..Fine details and definition...A great work!!
Have a nice day...
Cricri (109701) 2011-01-20 11:27
Belle présentation de la ville avec la rivière en avant plan, une architecture intéressante bien rendue par une très belle lumière, compliment
PaulVDV (23417) 2011-01-20 11:44
This city on the river with its imposing buildings arises quite majestically on that steep hill.
Under the dark sky there's a very beautiful light on the town. The sunlight on the middle part is very strong but I like the alternation of the parts in sunlight and the other parts in the shadow.
Best regards, Paul
raszid62 (18585) 2011-01-20 13:44
Beautifully bright light on the white and pastel houses in the hills of the city of Coimbra. Wonderful sky. Perfectly composed frame.
ערב טוב. יפה אור בהיר על הבתים הלבנים ופסטל על הגבעות של העיר קוימברה. נפלא השמים. מורכב בהחלט מסגרת. דרישת שלום.
paninho (2931) 2011-01-21 0:38
Un classique de la ville universitaire! Ici avec un joli cadrage avec le "Mondego" au premier plan. Belle lumière aussi malgré une légère surexposition au niveau des maisons.
Une bonne fin de semaine à toi
yeln (11516) 2011-01-21 5:46
izredno lepa točka pogleda in fotografiranja tega lepega starega univerzitetnega srediča na vrhu hriba.
čestitam tudi za odlično ostrino samega posnetka!!
lep dan, vojko
adramad (39482) 2011-01-21 14:22
A superb composition which show us, which is wonderful how are you beautiful buildings going up the hill, the dark sky highlights even more the good lighting of the city, very good color as well as the clarity that allows us recreate in the beautiful view.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
krzychu30 (15510) 2011-01-22 6:16
excellent capture of this beautifully situated on the slope city.It´s very good composition with outstanding lighting and beautiful,bright colors.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
claudeD (34406) 2011-01-22 8:04
very fine sunny picture with excellent colors.I like your low pov here.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kordinator (19598) 2011-01-23 2:07
Wonderful view over the river.
Amasing colorful buildings,perfect light managment.
Dramatic cloudy sky.
Amazing photos in the workshop.
Have a nice Sunday
delpeoples (54141) 2011-01-23 21:51
A one-man tourism machine for Portugal! This town is wonderful, it looks so characteristic and relatively unspoiled by excessive tourism. I like the colours and the soft green of the water. The image is well-contrasted and composed. Congrautlations and have a nice day.
jmdias (57543) 2011-01-29 1:17
nice view of the hill and the university, it is a classic pov. good details and soft light.
Juntas (7960) 2011-01-31 2:45
Hello Ike. A very nice view over Coimbra with the Mondego in the foreground. Good natural colors, light well caught and sharpness good too. Good work well done.
Have a nice day.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-08 8:01
A picture with nice layers and with nice
warm and bright colors. The dark sky fits
very well and the gives with the sunlight
a nice contrast and that makes the
picture also exciting.
It's a small town. Three days or a weekend
is long enough to visit it. When you visit
it, don it in the spring or autumn: prices
are better, better parking and it's not so
busy with people. Hotels have small rooms.
I sleep in the Detective Hotel: nice hotel
with nice owners and they do there best
to speak English.
jcpix (13724) 2013-06-15 19:28
I believe this may be the first time I've seen this town pictured, which is disappointing for me because it's rather picturesque! This is a really nice angle showing the dimension and ascending nature of this part of town. The darker cloud formation adds good contrast to the predominately white facades, which have been exposed nicely so as not to blow out the highlights. My favorite thing about this shot are the trees lined up along the river bank, spanning both sides of the frame and adding that extra little touch of appeal. Very well composed. Hope you're having a good weekend.
Best wishes from the U.S.,
mcmtanyel (14951) 2015-01-14 22:13
This is a beautiful postcard from Coimbra. Layers upon layers of enjoyable buildings crowned by a tower at the top! Excellent composition, TFS.
abmdsudi (44966) 2015-03-26 1:53
A picturesque town by the river, I love the perspective, viewpoint and brilliant lighting with excellent water and sky effect. A cute water front and a wealth of colorful detail, there's much more to explore on the compact looking slopes but full of its own charm with the prominent easily identified. You have done well with the exposure for it does look pleasantly balanced throughout. I also feel the extra beauty is enhanced by the dark grey sky. A pretty sight and tx to your brief notes. Well done, Congrats
SWEETFREEDOM (23080) 2015-05-18 21:22
Beautiful p.o.v. i Like colors and details. Light is Great too.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (60401)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 11:20