One more photo in this Park D. Carlos I in Caldas da Rainha, hope you enjoy this vision of this corridor with these huge trees on the sides.
Caldas da Rainha was founded by Queen Leonor, wife of King João II. One day in 1484, while traveling from Óbidos to Batalha, she found a group of peasants bathing in foul-smelling waters by the roadside. She stopped to inquire about this oddity and was told that the waters possessed curative powers. She decided to try them for herself. She was pleased to find that she was quickly relieved of some affliction she had been suffering (exactly what is not known). On that site, the queen ordered a thermal hospital built so that others may enjoy the relief that she felt. Construction began the following year, 1485. Although the first patients were admitted in 1488, construction was not completed until about 1496 or 1497. The name of the settlement that grew up around the site (Caldas da Rainha), refers to both its founder and the reason for its existence.
On March 21, 1511, King Manuel conferred the status of town (Portuguese: vila) upon Caldas da Rainha. The town was elevated to the status of city (cidade) in September 1927.
In the early 20th century, it had a significant artistic and intellectual life. During World War II, in which Portugal was a neutral country, hundreds of Jewish refugees came to Caldas da Rainha to escape Nazism. During the war, Caldas also served as home to British and American airmen who landed or crashed in Portugal or off its coast.
In a prelude to the Carnation Revolution, on the night of March 15–16, 1974, the Fifth Infantry Regiment, based in Caldas da Rainha in what is now the Escola de Sargentos do Exército, attempted to stage a coup d'état against the country's authoritarian Estado Novo.
Caldas da Rainha's coat of arms was granted by Queen Leonor, before municipal coats of arms were typically used in Portugal. Because of its early introduction, several elements of the arms violate Portuguese heraldic standards. For example, Portuguese coat of arms typically feature a mural crown, made up of brick towers. Caldas da Rainha's arms feature a gold crown. The arms lack the typical banner bearing the municipality's name. The shield is much longer than the normal 8:7 ratio. The two smaller shields surrounding the main shield are also not in keeping with Portuguese heraldic rules.
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/320 sec - F/3.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Sharpening: Medium high
Reserved copyrights: The present photograph is intellectual workmanship protected by law 9610/98 being forbidden to the reproduction for any way without the previous authorization in writing it author. Please contact Gonçalo Lopes.
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lousat (78455) 2013-04-19 9:54
Hi Goncalo,a very original perspective,the trees seems open the road,great capture in differents light levels and bright colors as usual,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (53008) 2013-04-19 10:05
Vrlo interesantan tekst o parku sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano drvece u parku.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting article about the park with the given data and history ...
Nice view ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nicely demonstrated the trees in the park.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend.
tars (882) 2013-04-19 10:10
Goede avond Bleujeans, mijn buur van vandaag op TE.
Mooie groothoek foto met bijhorende perspectief en diepte.
Vind ik mooi.
Groet en prettig weekend
Good evening Bleu Jeans, my neighbor today on TE.
Beautiful wide picture with accompanying perspective and depth.
I find beautiful.
Greetings and a nice weekend
cornejo (32752) 2013-04-19 10:13
Oi Gonçalo, muito boa imagem desta perspectiva bonito e interessante do corredor formado pelas árvores, belamente capturado nesta imagem interessante, com boa nitidez, profundidade, luz e cor. Muito bom e interessante trabalho bem feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este trabalho interessante.
Boa tarde e fim de semana feliz.
Best regards do sul da Espanha.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2013-04-19 11:39
Ciao Goncalo, great perspective on fantastic trees, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (14697) 2013-04-19 14:46
Hi Goncalo,the wide angle lens has helped to distort the trees into some very interesting shapes.
Nice depth and good detail
jmdias (56641) 2013-04-19 16:20
muito boa ideia ter capturado estas árvores ao lado do caminho, elas parecem estar fazendo uma ola (comemoração). muito bonito o efeito visual e a qualidade técnica da imagem. parabéns.
bona (13039) 2013-04-19 17:48
o interessante aqui, é que as árvores de cada lado da estrada apontam para lados opostos, primeira vez que vejo isso. Belas cores e enquadramento.
npecanhuk (66894) 2013-04-19 23:18
Um lindo e agradável lugar!
Uma bonita foto!
Formato vertical, pdv escolhido, composição e exposição são destaques aqui!
dkmurphys (50222) 2013-04-20 1:52
Spectacular road through the weird huge trees. Very well composed, spectacular result.
Have a fine weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-20 2:23
wonderfully inviting composition with all of natures elements so enticingly on show. Love the openness here and the attractive light and shadows. Captivating!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-04-20 22:04
Hello Goncalo. What an original avenue. The avenue trees need light and grow outward. Visually, the view is very nice. Informative text.
Cricri (108087) 2013-04-20 23:01
Incroyable comme ces arbres ce penche vers l'extérieur comme pour ouvrir le chemin, bonne profondeur et lumière
Royaldevon (30789) 2013-04-21 0:38
A simple scene but with a compelling composition.
Fine use of light and shadow, and a great sense of perspective.
Have a lovely Sunday,
jemaflor (86104) 2013-04-21 9:13
Impressive effect with these trees, good depth with the view of the path, nice light capture.
bukitgolfb301 (36508) 2013-04-21 13:50
Hi Hola dear Goncalo
Sorry for my late reply---.
Great usage of fish-eye lens! So impressive and attractive effect you get. Good day-light catching and tasteful color touch are so admireable.
Thanks a lot and have a good new week!
Takero from Tokyo
thebest (4276) 2013-04-22 2:25
Interesting photo The distorted leaning trees - almost giving way to those who dare to walk between them - what I really like about your photo is the wonderful light.
lovely natural colours.
delpeoples (53419) 2013-04-22 4:35
Ola dear Goncalo
This place would be very scary at night! It seems a little scary even during the day time! I love the vertical frame and what it has done to the perspective of that row of trees. Their lack of leaves create a wonderful graphism and atmosphere. A superbly composed and realised photo, parabens
marabu61 (8745) 2013-04-22 6:06
Your wide angle lens has created an intriguing effect on the trees, as if the trees bend outwards to make place to pass trough. Somewhat scarry if you ask me. But the graphism of it is at the same time pleasing as well, so all in all a very intriguing photo.
have a good time
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-04-22 20:27
very beautiful capture and perfect perspective. An amazingly beautiful photo. Tfs. Like it a lot.
All the best,
ikeharel (58929) 2013-04-23 11:11
Fine DOF through the trees boulevard. Side light enhanced the shadows and gave a distinct view between each of any tree.
Fine clear view through.
jhm (140643) 2013-04-24 4:26
You chose a very nice angle the old classic angle but very lovely with the trees to both sides.
Your picture is excellent taken.
Excellent sharpness and clarity, also perspective an depth are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-04-24 5:58
very good shot....
beautiful colours & contrast..
great sharpness... unique POV...
Nicou (124243) 2013-04-24 6:39
quelle iamge et compo ce troncs d'arbre qui partent à la renverse sueprbe compo et iamge fantastique vue et cpatage grandiose avec ce chemin de terre.
Bravo et amitié
Robert1969 (7120) 2013-04-25 1:58
De schuine bomen lijken wel naar buiten te buigen,
zodat je er tussendoor kunt wandelen, je groothoek
versterkt dat effect. Dit zorgt ervoor dat de foto
spannend is en dat het een mooie diepte heeft. Dat
laatste wordt versterkt door de verticale positie.
Verder is de foto heel goed belicht.
josepmarin (57831) 2013-05-01 11:13
Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
una gran perspectiva y profundidad en esta imagen, en la que has utilizado los árboles como un túnel por donde nuestros ojos llegan hasta el punto de fuga, inteligentemente situado en el punto medio de este buen encuadre.
Buena luminosidad y bellos colores, me gusta la potencia de la composición.
Pili e Josep
leonorkuhn (16235) 2013-05-02 12:06
A disposição das árvores nesta aléia é muito curiosa. Parece que um gigante passou por aí e abriu caminho por entre as árvores. Gosto muito da perspectiva. Cores e detalhes estupendos.
abmdsudi (44324) 2013-05-04 23:03
This shot is about strong perspective and tremendous depth you achieve here in excellent contrasting colors, with a very pleasing results making this image stands out so superbly. The natural framing on both sides by those tall wonderful trees is eyecatching enhanced by the diagonals and symmetry. Indeed a peaceful looking sight away from the stress of traffic, Great shot. TFS
Angshu (56066) 2013-05-07 3:06
Very interesting, the trees, as they seem to swerve away from the road, almost like a fanning effect. the road creates a good perspective and lead-in. Good exposure handling in this very nice scene!
danos (87931) 2013-05-07 10:44
nice the view of this section of the park with the lines of the trees to create depth and perspective in the scene.I like the edless alley as the beauty of the place.
COSTANTINO (56815) 2013-05-10 23:34
I liked this shot because in my opinion there
is a movement in this shot,looking at the trees
their branches trying to touch each other
great work,natural colors,original verison
have a nice weekend
ruisc_pt (10890) 2013-05-11 13:02
Difícil luz frontal e alstos contrastes... muito bem conseguida.
Uma boa compasição.Um ab
Waylim (25362) 2013-05-13 16:41
Very nice shot with good perspective, great use of the path leading our vision in through the canopy of the trees. Excellent POV and gives lot of depth to the composition and landscape.
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-19 9:50