The Clérigos Church is a Baroque church in the city of Porto. Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.
The monumental tower of the church, located at the back of the building, was only built between 1754 and 1763. The baroque decoration here also shows influence from the Roman Baroque, while the whole design was inspired by Tuscan campaniles. The tower is 75.6 metres high, dominating the city. There are 240 steps to be climbed to reach the top of its six floors. This great structure has become the symbol of the city.
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PaulVDV (20711) 2014-08-30 2:11
The vertical format is best suited for a view of the tall clock tower through one of the narrow streets with multi-storey buildings on both sides.
At the same time we see a part of the colourful old town of Porto.
The different colours go well with the full blue sky.
Excellent presentation of a city quarter interesting to discover.
Best regards, Paul
snunney (79973) 2014-08-30 2:13
I like the point of view looking up this narrow street toward the fine focal point offered by the church tower. Also, the light and shadow play that contributes much to the mood of the composition. Very good colours and clarity.
npecanhuk (61578) 2014-08-30 3:31
Oi Daniel! The city of Porto is certainly wonderful and your very beautiful pictures of it really show you truly enjoyed your stay there! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov, dof and composition are all excellent here and this image makes me want to go back there some day! Tfs, congrats, enjoy your weekend! Neyvan
ryno (6783) 2014-08-30 5:24
Great light and pastel colours, Daniel. Your vertical composition works very well down this narrow alley. This type of shot is always hard to execute, because of the shadows and the difficulty in capturing the atmosphere of a place, but I think you pulled it off to a large degree here.
Sergiom (55325) 2014-08-30 5:49
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical. Il accompagne parfaitement la forme haute des maisons qui bordent la rue avec comme beau point d'orgue ce beau clocher dans le ciel bleu.
Nicou (117290) 2014-08-30 7:23
super cadrage avec l'étroite rue et les deux côtés des façades tout en couleur un personnage tout en fond et ce clocher qui ressort dan la belle lumière fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (81374) 2014-08-30 9:15
Good pov on this naroww street, interesting colors for these houses,, good focal point with the tower, the strong contrast of light is well managed.
marabu61 (7443) 2014-08-30 9:32
This is a pleasing scene out of the old town of Porto. The old and multicolored houses are beautiful and the eye is drawn naturally towards the bell tower, towering over the city.
have a great weekend
serp2000 (38305) 2014-08-30 12:35
Good continuing theme of Porto, very nice architecture and fine details and elements.
Perfect quality, outstanding DoF! Excellent slim format, I have found very good point of view. Well done.
carlo62 (28397) 2014-08-30 13:46
bella prospettiva, la strada guida l'occhio verso il centro della foto e il formato verticale crea profondità.
Le facciate hanno bei colori e il cielo corona il tutto.
ktanska (24258) 2014-08-31 0:01
A beautiful view along this narrow alley. Your high viewpoint is excellent. Sidelight looks good making contrasty result. I like all those colourful buuildings and that tower is perfectly placed.
jjcordier (73728) 2014-08-31 0:07
Très bon cadrage vertical, parfaitement adapté ici avec l'église comme point d'attrait. Le contraste entre les façades colorées et celles restées brutes est étonnant.
dta (63484) 2014-08-31 8:26
Hello Daniel ,
A superb perspective twards the Church , by the straight street . Splendid colors and contrasts .
delpeoples (52731) 2014-08-31 23:04
Ciao dear Daniel
I knew this was yours even before seeing your name. No one does narrow characteristic alleys like you do. This is delightful, charming and of superb quality. Stunning colours and an original book mark cut add to the photo's dynamism.
ourania (27174) 2014-09-05 14:47
a most rewarding and pleasing view to the attractive baroque tower. Amazing how many details you included in this tight vertical composition, how much we get to see before we arrive at the distant background. You found a great perspective and enhanced its impact with excellent sharpness and depth. The blue sky sets off the tower and works superbly as contrast to the other colours too. I also like the spreading shadows and the silhouette crossing the lower part of the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,