After a pause in the TE back with this picture Mimo in this town of Obidos, is the character with the original color, the landscape around it took the color, I hope you enjoy this picture of this romantic character of this charming village.
Obidos, a fortified town in Portugal.
Obidos was the traditional gift given by the King of Portugal to his wife. This tradition commenced in 1282 when Dom Dinis gave the town to his wife Dona Isabel.
In those days, the sea came up to the walls of the castle but by the 15th Century the sea retreated and the land was cultivated.
This slow process can still be seen by driving 6 kilometers to Foz de Arelho which is located between the remains of Obidos lagoon and the present Atlantic coast with its long, sandy beaches.
Óbidos has changed little over the years and still has narrow cobbled stone streets and white washed houses with blue trim and flowered window boxes.
The town is surrounded by 'centuries old' walls which can be 'interesting' to walk around. Please note that care is needed - an acquaintance of the writer needed the assistance of the fire brigade to get down again!
Within these old walls, is the castle which has been converted to make one of the country's finest hotels - and one of the first to become a Pousada.
Pousada de Obidos has 4 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 suites with double bed and 1 presidential suite, all with private bathroom, air conditioning, Cable television, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, locker bathing gowns and telephone.
Facilities include air conditioning, restaurant, bar and terrace.
The restaurant specialises in regional dishes and in the nearby fishing port of Peniche there are also many excellent restaurants.
Casa das Senhoras Rainhas, also situated within the walls of Obidos, is an excellent alternative when the Pousada is full. This delightful Estalagem has a superb restaurant.
Visitors will enjoy walking in the old town with its village museum, local churches and old pillory.
A short distance outside the town is a very large church which was never used and is now falling into decay. In the buildings surrounding this church are a number of restaurants which serve very, good lunches.
Golfers will enjoy the nearby course at Praia D'el Rey Golf Club which provides excellent golf on a links course.
Obidos is 110 kilometers from Lisbon and has a Railway Station nearby on a line designed by Gustaf Eifel.
The international airport at Lisbon (Lisboa) is approximately 83 kilometers from this Pousada of Portugal.
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/40 sec - F/4.5
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
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off
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Sonata11 (33891) 2013-03-30 20:15
indeed he looks romantic with heart in his hand. Great capture and an executed. I like his expression on his face. Well done. Tfs
Warm regards and have a Happy Easter,
batalay (39131) 2013-03-31 0:11
Gonçalo, my friend,
I hope that you and your family are well on this Easter Sunday. I like this photograph very much with the subdued subtle colors. Normally, I would have place the subject a little to one side or the other, but here it works very well.
siudzi (34141) 2013-03-31 0:28
A nice shot of this interesting scene. Like the way you cropped the view and the man in such a great pose. Very well done. Happy Easter!
lousat (92892) 2013-03-31 2:11
Hi Goncalo,finally a new pic...ehehe...the man is painted whit the colors of azulejos,a tipical style of your country..ehehe..very nice capture ,original and made whit a very impressive quality.It's nice to see something to different! Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks,Luciano
marabu61 (11061) 2013-03-31 4:14
This is a timeless piece of photographic art.
The blue man stands out beautifully in this monochromatic surroundings. His pose is so naturell and he looks at ease with himself. Great work indeed.
jhm (154564) 2013-03-31 5:02
This is a very well picture for Easter day, a man wait on a small gift of the Easter clock
What a wonderful picture, I like your fantastic composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Nice Easter Sunday,
chrislo (4097) 2013-03-31 12:29
I think this picture would fit in better on St Valentine's Day ! I like this composition very much, and the way you have post processed the image gives it a charming, timeless, romantic feel. The blue colour putting the emphasis on the smiling subject makes it nicely stand out from the dreary background. I hope his Valentine came to the rendez-vous !
bona (13737) 2013-03-31 15:47
Olá Gonçalo, gostei dessa composição, apesar do título remeter aos gangster ele me fez lembrar chaplin.
Pensando que possívelmente minha próxima viagem internacional seja para Portugal, futuramente irei pedir umas dicas para você.
pierrefonds (67563) 2013-03-31 15:56
You have captured well the smiling expression of Mimo.
The point of view is showing the details of his clothing. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
emka (99999) 2013-03-31 23:38
Ola Goncalo, I am happy to see you after a break. How creative these living statues are. He has unusual colour and you enhanced the mood by desaturation. Nice shot.
Nicou (144292) 2013-04-01 5:34
quelle attitude ce personnage sur e mur en légère pente avec son chapeau quelle vue et ce aspect et effet nostalgique splendide photo.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (145645) 2013-04-01 6:33
Ciao Goncalo, lovely composition with fashinating strret artist, great PP work, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (65105) 2013-04-01 7:07
ficou bacana a imagem, gostei da maneira como vc construiu a compo com belo enquadramento e mudança de cores. bem feito.
pajaran (61882) 2013-04-01 10:45
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan gospodin na stepenicama.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Good shot, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, nice gentleman on the steps shown.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
Royaldevon (39740) 2013-04-01 16:23
How lovely to see you posting again.
Have you been on holiday or just taking a break?
I can't help thinking that the figure reminds me of Jim Carrey in 'The Mask'. Have you seen it?
The scene is very well composed, the figure positioned strongly in the frame, with textures and details sharply captured.
My warm regards,
dkmurphys (60031) 2013-04-01 22:37
Very fine street portrait. I like the image a lot, well taken.
Have a fine day.
Angshu (56758) 2013-04-02 3:04
The subtle tonalities in the B&W picture works well, with the bluish tone on the main character.
Thanks to your pause in TE, you are spending quality time with your daughters...that's great to know. We also hope to see you post you new pictures soon
macjake (69173) 2013-04-02 3:52
yes, great to see you back with new photos :)
did you take a break because you felt as if you needed a TE break? sometimes I feel that way.
I really enjoy this scene, the street performer set against the gey stone backdrop is perfect!! glad you left out the skyline.
see you around
sacavem (18620) 2013-04-02 6:17
Tiveste no Brasil? Ou foi só descanso do TE? Não te tenho visto por aqui.
Uma foto diferente do habitual,gosto do trabalho de pp.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-02 6:24
Splendid porture with great focus and amazing details.Nice colors and saturation.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
Kielia (24077) 2013-04-02 9:03
now you are presenting something quite different! This is a very nice document. First of all I enjoyed reading your interesting note and then I saw how smartly this gentleman is posing for you. What an interesting impression on his face! The composition is excellent - congratulation.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-04-03 4:15
Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
interesante composición, en la que has respetado el color azulado del mimo que posa para ti, y su contraste con el resto de la imagen, eficazmente desaturada para crear un buen efecto de B/N.
Me gusta la simpatía del mimo, su actitud alegre, así como la luz, y las texturas de los elementos urbanos.
Pili e Josep
Cricri (120537) 2013-04-03 4:15
L'on dirait un acteur, un tout les cas il prend super bien la pose, cool avec son air romantique, un peu blay boy :-) jolies teintes, belle réalisation
Fis2 (99720) 2013-04-03 12:41
Ciekawa kompozycja kadru.
dip (23888) 2013-04-03 13:17
nice idea to give to the picture b&w tones and to let the "blue" man in original color,
I like the result!
ChrisJ (115555) 2013-04-03 13:28
A good daily life scene of the blue gangster with excellent pp work to achieve the effect. I like the slight diagonal tilt which adds dynamism. Impeccable sharpness and superb framing and graphism. Good tonal range also. Tfs!
danos (99257) 2013-04-05 3:44
this guy is very charmy and ute to be a Gangster.I like the specific colour tints of the image that really looks like to come from an old postcard.
Have a good day,Danos
kato (11630) 2013-04-05 7:05
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, effective partial color and excellent clarity, so it's impressive to see the man wearing the vintage clothes/hat and posing as the gangster. It's good at the surrounding environment including stairs, too.
bukitgolfb301 (42712) 2013-04-05 22:53
Hi Hola dear Goncalo, how are you?
Sorry for my so late reaction.
Ya another tasteful and authentic portrait image by your taste and special color effcet. His gentle eyes are so attractive and wonderful to see. Many thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-06 19:07
Creative presentation on this charming shot, Goncalo. That simple chromatic difference really allows him to stand out in the frame, and I really like his pose - very much draws the attention. Thanks!
Didi (60588) 2013-04-07 4:06
Very original interesting scene framed with a good artistic style, original composition
ciakgiak (30431) 2013-04-07 13:30
foto bellissima, splendido soggetto e grande tecnica.
E' sempre un piacere ammirare le tue foto!
Un caro abbraccio
dale54 (8114) 2013-04-10 11:29
goncalo hello,this is one super shot,love it,well thought out and artfull,great POV too! dale
adores (45715) 2013-04-10 16:10
Tens andado desaparecido:)!
Vejo que andaste por Obidos ultimamente e conseguiste uma foto bem diferente. Gosto da pose do mimo e dos detalhes em volta. A tua opção em termos de cor resulta bem porque faz sobressair o mimo.
delpeoples (58600) 2013-04-15 5:33
Ola dear Goncalo
It is good to see you back posting, you have been missed. I hope you and your family had a happy Easter. This is very funny, very quirky and characteristic. I love the smile he is giving you, the title of the photo and the wonderful textures that surround him. Nice work, one that has put a smile on my face.
jemaflor (98771) 2013-04-17 10:05
Original presentation with the contraste of tones between blue and b&w, interesting attitude, well made.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-05-18 23:17
Lovely shot of this blue gangster.Looks impressive and powerful.The image is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality. Excellent job!
Best regards, Farhat
ruisc_pt (11090) 2013-05-19 11:36
Um belo enquadramento e uma óptima composição.
Belo Mimo :)
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-03-30
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Obidos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-30 18:02