Parish Church, located in the plaza of the same name, is the main temple of Obidos. Although the tradition traces its foundation to make the Visigothic period, converted into a mosque in the holy Muslim period and again by D. Afonso Henriques soon after the conquest of the Village in 1148, the fact is outside of the original walled enclosure seems to contradict this hypothesis. Not knowing the exact date of foundation, it is a fact that the Priory of the new church was given to S. Teotónio, mate D. Afonso Henriques, the great figure of the Church and prior to the powerful Santa Cruz Monastery in Coimbra, which had the patronage of the Church of Santa Maria to D. John III, have donated to his wife, Queen Catherine of Austria. It was also home to a collegiate community (comprised of eight prior and beneficiaries), suppressed by liberal legislation in the mid-nineteenth century.
The medieval church was radically changed by Queen Leonor in the late fifteenth century, dragging the works by the first quarter of the sixteenth century. Date of this campaign the bell tower, adjoining the facade and covered with octagonal spire pyramidal.
Certainly struck by the earthquake of 1535, about 1570 threatened to ruin, so it is immediately thought of his complete reconstruction. Thus, on August 15, 1571, the day of the Assumption of Our Lady, was launched the first stone of the new church with great pomp and religious procession, continuing the work under the protection of Queen And Catherine D. Prior Rodrigo Sanchez, Spanish cleric, chief almoner of the Queen and prestigious figure in the court of Charles V. This campaign follows its current configuration, with a probable risk of royal architect Antonio Rodrigues (pedro Flower, 2002). Nearly a century later, suffers further improvement works at the initiative of Dr. Francisco de Azevedo Prior Caminha, who redecorate the church through a program of baroque art - ceiling tiles and paintings of ships.
Source: C.M. Óbidos
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Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/100 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
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manudautriche (4344) 2010-11-10 9:20
J'adore vraiment l'effet du ciel menaçant et sombre bourré de contraste autour de cette église superbe,le point de vue est extra pour avoir l'essentiel,le gros arbre est sympa aussi,bravo.
sabermonajati (9351) 2010-11-10 9:53
amazing architecture you shot.roof in left is illustrated.
dta (65852) 2010-11-10 10:16
Ola Paulo ,
what a perfect composition ! The dark clouds provide a dramatic atmosphere .
well done .
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-11-10 10:29
Oi Paulo ,
Beleza de ponto de visão sobre esta igreja em Óbidos , já tentei algumas fotos mas nunca gostei :), o céu nublado deu bastante dramatismo a foto , gostei muito da árvore com as folhas douradas , só acho que não deviam deixar estacionar carros nesta praça , não se enquadram com o antigo :), parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Morac (27665) 2010-11-10 13:12
Beau résultat pour ce travail en HDR, ce n'est pas toujours évident de trouver un bon équilibre je trouve que ici c'est bien réussi.
lousat (75766) 2010-11-10 14:35
Hi Paulo,i like a lot this kind of work in PP..very nice composition and great quality...and very interesting place too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
dkmurphys (48566) 2010-11-10 14:52
Great capture, a true beautiful postcard. I like the atmosphere around the picturesque church. Nice saturation.
Have a good night.
bebbetto (12) 2010-11-10 14:54
Hello Paulo. Beautiful composition.
Very good HDR shot
ashres (1453) 2010-11-10 22:17
great shot with great lights and great polarizer effect..
s_lush (16134) 2010-11-10 22:25
This beautiful architectural scene looks highly impressive despite or maybe due to the gloomy weather. The so dramatic sky is a perfect background for the wonderful architecture of the old church. Very well thought-out composition, interesting foreground and good surrounding of the scene!
Urs (14082) 2010-11-10 22:28
A very dramatic shot, very bold colors, you really feel that it will rain soon. Vibrant color hues and fine sharpness. Well done
In the past 10 days I was not really online, because the whole of Northern Malaysia and Southern Thailand were hit by floods. Even our housing estate in Alor Star, built in 1975 and never flooded, was hit the first time ever by dirty flood waters. The ground floor of our house was flooded ankle deep, but outside in the compound it was knee deep. For everybody it was the same, first they cut the tap water and three days later the power. We had to wade out of the housing estate and look for shelter in a town further south. Now we have returned to our house and started cleaning.
yeln (11504) 2010-11-10 22:37
zelo lep POV in odlično narejen hdr. bravo!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
ikeharel (56212) 2010-11-10 23:20
I know exactely the pov you took this wonderful picture. It was so rainy day - I could not take a pic. from this spot.
( I just posted a photo from the corner behind this church).
Good and clear view of the Church and Praca in FG .
Very powerful clouds hanging above - marvelouse.
Graal (96869) 2010-11-10 23:42
amazing effect like HDR pp. Nice architecture of church. Good POV and composition. Well note and done photo.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-11-11 0:21
Very nice presentation of this typsiche church under an impressive and beautiful sky very well colected. POV well selcetd with a great propsect effect. And for me a memory of this nice small city.
PaulVDV (21965) 2010-11-11 0:50
Very well composed with the column and the roof at the left side and the tree in beautiful autumn colours in the right corner.
The main subject of the picture is the church and its interesting facade of course but the stormy sky adds a wonderful dramatic accent.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (64434) 2010-11-11 1:53
Bom dia Paulo!
O lugar tem detalhes arquitetônicos muito bonitos e interessantes!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, pp, contrastes, formato horizontal, moldura em preto & branco e a composição são excelentes!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo,
Silvio1953 (120840) 2010-11-11 4:20
Ciao Paulo, fantastic perspective on a wonderful church, splendid light and superb grey skj, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (36357) 2010-11-11 17:12
Gosto da composição, com este telhado à esquerda e a árvore com as folhas amarelas. O céu escuro está excelente. Uma boa foto de Outono!
sacimar (25975) 2010-11-12 5:00
I like the image, the post-processing is good, I like the result. The church is interesting and the cloudy sky is perfect here, well done,
Longroute (19394) 2010-11-12 6:57
I'm really admired in front of this remarkable photo: the composition is so interesting and harmonious with all the elements, portico, church, trees and sky well integrated together. It really take out the best from this lovely architecture and make the best of the cloudy weather. I also like your PP work, always very accurate and effective in giving to the image a proper expression or atmosphere.
norman_isaure (4) 2010-11-12 7:26
Un traitement HDR bien fait, les couleurs sont réalistes et cela donne une exposition parfaite à limite de l'irréel.
L'église ressort bien de l'ensemble et la présence de la personne donne une idée de la grandeur de l'édifice.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-11-12 8:53
Very nice presentation of this Parish Church.
Beautiful architectural photo with amazing lights and colours, superb shot.
paninho (2931) 2010-11-12 9:52
Bela demonstração de como bem utilizar o método HDR, pelo menos parece...O enquadramento ficou do melhor! Um abraço e bom fim de semana!
pajaran (51376) 2010-11-12 12:42
Mnogo lep pogled na trg i crkvu, dobra kompozicija i trenutak ...
Dobra ideja i realizacija trenutkom i ostrinom snimka, lepe boje i mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu i tekstu.
Prijatno vece i lep vikend.
Very nice view of the square and church, good composition and timing ...
Good idea and realization of the moment and sharper image, beautiful colors and many beautiful pictures, my congratulations on the good work and text.
Pleasant evening and a nice weekend.
emka (77658) 2010-11-12 23:16
Vey nice view of the Obidos church. The colours are strong and menacing, specially the dark clouds. I would rather seek a safe place before rain. Nice photowork. Have a nice weekend
gunbud (34066) 2010-11-13 17:41
The impressive parish church look very impressive sitting against the dramatic stormy sky.
The little bit of autumn color adds much to this lovely plaza.
Strong details and true colors to this fine image.
mvinagre (849) 2010-11-14 12:20
Linda foto com uma excelente composição e luz.
kordinator (16555) 2010-11-15 4:21
Great composition of beautiful Parish church.
Beautiful presentation of this architecture under magical gray clouds.
Many fine details,nice texture.
Excellent point of view.
Perfect contrasts and nice strong colors.
The sharpness and clarity of this fine composition are are all excellent.
adramad (37449) 2010-11-16 10:12
A wonderful composition in every way, great POV with the column and the roof, beautiful color that tree, dramatic and impressive sky.
In resument a very beautiful picture, very bright and good definition. Congratulations.
Have a nice evening. Regards.
ManuMay (34447) 2010-11-17 3:32
Absolutamente grande trabalho!
Para a composição, a cor, para esse céu maravilhoso e as texturas tão fielmente refletida através de seu trabalho em HDR. Uma excelente fotografia ...
E uma nota muito boa e informativa ... Muito bom!
Parabéns Paulo ...
Tenha um bom dia ...
sacavem (18610) 2010-11-18 5:55
Uma imagem muito forte visualmente com um pov/ângulo muito bem escolhido.Um céu muito dramático que nos valha a Santa Maria de Óbidos.Bom trabalho before and after com esta foto.
nota: quando fazemos o próximo meeting em Lisboa? Temos de contactar o pessoal portuga:)
jmdias (54651) 2010-11-19 5:56
uma vista líndíssima. as linhas e detalhes da igreja estão muito bem mostrados. perfeito enquadramento, o céu extremamente tempestuoso e acentuado, creio que pelo filtro, ficou muito bom de se ver. linda imagem. parabéns.
iainsp (2626) 2010-11-25 10:01
This is one of the most impressive skies I have seen in a photograph for a while - wodnerful contrast and a stark black and white wildness. The light on the rest of the frame is vey impressive - and you have framed the shot from a wonderful point of view. I so wish there was a way to get the cars out of the frame - but welcome to the 21st century.
great stuff, thank you, Iain
- Copyright: Paulo Goncalves (Juntas) (7960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX, Hoya 52mm Circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches by Juntas, Óbidos by Juntas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-10 8:56