Hello friends and colleagues , this photo today I invite you to stroll through a beautiful ancient city in northern Portugal , I hope you like it , then a few letters of the city.
About 50 kilometers from the Spanish border in northern Portugal, Viana do Castelo is , beautiful village located between the mouth of the Minho and Porto.
Viana do Castelo is located on the estuary of Limia , a river which rises in Galicia and the Atlantic will die . So when the traveler overlooking the sea has the feeling of being at a river, but when you see the big boats docked there they know that since cod fishermen .
There is a hospital ship , the Eanes , which commemorates the tempests of the Grand Banks , and full historic crests reminiscent of better times , when money came to Portugal from the colonies. Great houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Best of Viana do Castelo is the Antigo Area , with cobbled streets leading from place to place and from street to street , approaching palaces and churches. With sun always travels better , but there cityscapes seem to ask a little rain to highlight the reflections of the stone.
The Republic Square is the heart of the historic center , where are the Town Hall , Mercy Hospital and a source of 1553. There are also in place with Romanesque collegiate and several baroque churches. Should see also neo-Byzantine basilica of Santa Luzia and the Municipal Museum.
Source : Miguel Moreno on Wikipedia.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-13 11:36
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 486 kb
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Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-02-17 12:05
Superb depth in this, I want to climb inside my screen and go exploring down this street :) This looks like a very quaint place and I really like that there are no big ugly tacky signs taking away from its appearance. The way the light is being reflected on the ground in the middle looks almost like hieroglyphics!
thanks as always
jacquest (18493) 2014-02-17 12:12
A very good street view with a lot of deepness. I like the different architecture aof the buildings and the street life created by the people. Good play of light and shadow.
macjake (54940) 2014-02-17 12:45
a charming collection of store fronts all in a narrow passage way that looks very clean and well kept up. Really like the shaded street with the large stone ground and flowers, very sweet place for a stroll.
peaceful environment thats conveyed in your photo.
holmertz (39569) 2014-02-17 13:18
This is a very nice-looking street and your photo has an exceptional clarity and sharpness. The many windows, flower-pots, signs etc drag me along the street, and I am only surprised that not many more people were strolling through this nice area. Considering this was a sunny day in mid-July maybe they were all at the nearest beach.
Silvio1953 (119690) 2014-02-17 13:53
Ciao Angel, gran bella prospettiva, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e bei colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (30625) 2014-02-17 15:23
la prospettiva ci offre una bella profondità, ottima la presenza delle persone, molti i dettagli da osservare.
npecanhuk (63604) 2014-02-17 18:19
Una calle hermosa!
Una foto muy bonita!
Me gustam todas las buenas calidades: nitidez, exposición, colores, formato vertical, punto de vista y composición!
Una imagén que me deja con ganas de conocer ese lugar!
Gracias por compartir,
Corry (4508) 2014-02-17 21:22
Belle perspective sur cette rue étroite sous un ciel magnifique qui se reflète dans les fenêtres. Bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
shevchenko (19271) 2014-02-18 0:17
Good vertical format to frame the old buildings at both side, nice old street view, lovely old city, nice blue sky in a sunny day and beautiful reflection on the glass windows too, tidy shot, distinct photo, well done.
Nicou (119547) 2014-02-18 0:57
Quelle vue de cette rue piétonne sueprbe avec le rendu sur les façade l'étroitesse de la rue la pronfondeur et perspective fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (81885) 2014-02-18 2:11
If you have to go shopping, then this looks a pleasant place to stroll on a sunny afternoon:-) I like the animated atmosphere and the interesting selection of architecture. Also, the light and shadow contrasts.
krzychu30 (15442) 2014-02-18 3:06
I must say your streets shots have really something special!
I like its atmosphere,you are able to convey so well.But also technically the shot is outstanding.
And finally the vertical frame combined nicely with the angle and perspective.Well done my friend!
Have a nice day
lousat (75063) 2014-02-18 11:26
Hi Angel,a great capture in a very rich composition full of things to watch,a beautiful neverending perspective made with excellent exposure and fine details too,i remember the name of this city because always represented in an historical TV program,"Jogos sin fronteras" many many years ago..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
RhodieIke (11584) 2014-02-18 11:37
This takes me back we use to have a time share in the Algarve, love the lights and the charm of this place.
Splendid Pov, well managed super presentation, adore the sunshine filtering through and making patterns on the walkway.
jurek1951 (41406) 2014-02-18 11:42
an another splendid street atmosphere with beautiful details and attractive composition,
Royaldevon (28455) 2014-02-18 14:35
It is interesting to see the characteristics of different towns. Here there is a strong emphasis on balconies, all with their beautiful wrought iron details. How nice to see a place where pedestrians have major importance, where they can leisurely stroll without interference from traffic.
Your viewpoint works well, giving good, strong guide lines leading to a strong vanishing point.
Despite the shady appearance, you have collected the details and the colours well.
My warm regards,
rychem (21719) 2014-02-19 9:23
I like such picturesque Portuguese narrow streets, beautiful and moody photo, very nice composition and perspective leaning to the strong point, great photo
Romano46 (16720) 2014-02-19 10:43
il grande formato valorizza in maniera eccellente il tuo lavoro.
Alla bella composizione si unisce una nitidezza molto buona che permette di ammirare il tutto nei minimi dettagli.
Bello anche il soggetto.
Caio e buona serata
jcpix (13404) 2014-02-19 18:11
Thanks for taking us along on this stroll through this quaint and picturesque street, it really is a beauty to take in! You've put together another solid composition which uses the curve and distance as a strong perspective. I just love the shading in the sky, ranging from blue to turquoise, a little out of the ordinary, which makes it all the more enjoyable...especially when combined with this lovely scenery. The reflections of light from the window panes are also a neat effect on the pavement, you've done well to manage the light conditions. Bright, colorful and detailed. Enjoy the day ahead. Take care.
nikkitta (14354) 2014-02-20 12:51
Impresionante la claridad de la foto, parece que fuera una ventana abierta a esta belleza de calle en la que me gustan los reflejos de los vidrios y el punto de vista, mostrando ambos lados y faroles a la dereche
Te felicito, saludos
Yo de Viana recuerdo el puerto y los puestos de recuedos que hay en el, creo no haber visitado la ciudad, apurados por llegar a Guimaraes
No se si me estoy confundiendo con Valenca do mar
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-02-21 2:01
I like the shadow and light play in the fg street as well as the superb depth accentuated by the excellent linear perspective. Good sharpness and nice repetition of various patterns and shapes in the architecture. Have a nice weekend!
ikeharel (55368) 2014-02-21 4:48
We heard bout this town, on our trip to Portugal in 10/2010 - but never got as far north, Angel.
Beautifully collected the old town street, with its fabulous facades, balconies, glassed door and windows.
Well taken this photo from a perspective that allow full view along, and with super clear details.
adramad (36959) 2014-02-21 13:03
Preciosa imagen la que has captado de esta interesante calle, que nos aporta un encanto muy especial y transmite una sensacion de tranquilidad y relax, esta ciudad es muy agradable de pasear. Magnifica la perspectiva con la curva de la calle cerrando la vista.
Muy buen colorido muy natural.
Una imagen brillante, con una claridad óptima.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Un fuerte abrazo amigo mio.
wolf38 (31258) 2014-02-23 0:18
Hello Angel. These streets and pedestrian zones are really very interesting - and ideal for strolling. Here tourists feel comfortable. Very informative text with all the background knowledge.
ourania (29445) 2014-02-23 8:04
a very delightful and interesting view into this long, picturesque alley. Your composition is well balanced and inviting, depth and clarity are excellent and there's a great abundance of details to occupy our attention. I like very much the bright, contrasting colour of the sky and the pleasant atmosphere and play of reflections in the shade. You've offered us a very vivid impression of this place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Cricri (104511) 2014-02-25 9:19
Belle vue de la rue piétonne dans un joli jeu ombre et de lumière, bon cadrage de la lanterne, des plantes, une rue sympat avec de beaux bâtiments
delpeoples (52931) 2014-02-27 0:49
Hola querido Angel
Una bellissima strada di architettura antica e caratteristica. Hai catturato una bella prospettiva. ottimi i colori ed il gioco tra luce e penumbra.
Grazie per la condivisione, ti auguro una bellissima giornata
SWEETFREEDOM (22292) 2014-02-28 5:28
interesting street view. good colors and details.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-03-15 17:27
Hola Angel, parece tanto como España del Sur...la architectura me gusta mucho y el punto de vista como la has sacado añade mucho a su belleza..el encuadre siempre bien pensado y realizado..
tenretin (2408) 2014-04-05 14:52
I am particularly familiar with this city and its surroundings. And your beautiful photo reminds me of good memories.
Thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (30115)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-17 11:53