This is another photo for one of my favourite themes. Once more I'm posting this little church, that is one of my favourite.
This little hermitage is devoted to Our Lady, in this case of Aracelis, that means something like Altar of the Sky. The place is magic, it's situated on the top of a hill (almost 300 metres high) and besides the wonderful view, it's also a good place for birdwatching.It was the first time I went there in the morning, this time I tried to get there at around 07.00 a.m., when the light was still very weak and the plains around were still covered with fog. No one around, only the birds and the cattle could be heard.
This is an ancient place of worship,the pilgrimage takes place in September and by that time, many farmers come here to ask for good crops and for rain.
It has also a particularity,it's situated on the border between Castro Verde and Mertola, as far as I know, the church is situated in the municipality of Castro Verde and the churchyard is situated in the municipality of Mertola.
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celmaleite (4970) 2009-09-06 15:30
Parabéns pelo ótimo equilíbrio da luminosidade. A igreja é mesmo uma belezinha e o lugar, bem alto dá a impressão de estar bem mais perto do céu. O tempo também parece ter ajudado. Linda foto!
ldalef (78) 2009-09-06 16:47
Stark contrast of the white against the blue makes this photo minimalist in perspective. I like the way the cobblestone, the building, the sky break it into thirds. If you could have been there a bit sooner in the morning would have made it more dramatic. Nice shot. Laurie
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2009-09-06 16:54
mais uma bela e interessante Igrejinha para a sua galeria, gosto dessa textura limpa das paredes e curiosa a torre do sino também, parece encolhida para o tamanho da capela.
Parabéns e Abraço
subhendu_bagchi (23699) 2009-09-07 3:20
this little church is really looks so sweet. You have composed it nicely here. Sharpness is appropriate. Nice contrast of white church with the blue sky. The hint of a tree completes the framing. Tfs. Have a great week.
paololg (31448) 2009-09-07 4:42
Ciao dear Ana,
always beautiful, pleasant and romantic your small churches, always captured by the best POV and perfect light. You did a really nice image, mystic, relaxing, congratulations!
Ciao, have a beautiful week!
gervaso (9247) 2009-09-07 8:25
Muito bonita esta igrejinha toda pintada de branco, dando um contraste muito bonito com o céu aberto ao fundo! Perspectiva muito boa também! Bonito trabalho!
bobocortis (15918) 2009-09-11 9:35
A charming light on this tiny church.
The exposure is perfect, allowing to appreciate the walls' details.
kevinos (7379) 2009-09-13 10:11
This is a beeautiful ans simple structure, Ana, so typical of rural Portugal. You have framed and presented it so well. I note that the sky here is a soften blue that so often occurs in Portugal. It is a lovely image. Regards kevin
pablominto (53744) 2009-09-14 23:04
I like the simplicity of the composition, with the white church almost filling the frame!
The framing branches add fine contrast, and the difficult white areas are well managed exposure wise...
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2009-09-27 22:43
Very beautiful architecture and fantastic POV! Nice colours and detail.
xuaxo (6846) 2009-10-06 5:35
Por um lado, parece que faltam as barras azuis das casas alentejanas. Por outro lado, tanto branco dá uma grande sensação de paz e pureza.
Quanto à foto, nada a reclamar! Está uma beleza.
jmdias (49701) 2009-10-12 18:14
linda vista, a simplicidade de linhas é arrebatadoramente bela, luz suave e perfeita, enquadrasmento e ponto de vista magníficos. gosto muito dos eucaliptos aqui e da escadaria. belíssimo trabalho, parabéns
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (32204)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/4, 1/340 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches in the Alentejo [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-06 15:15