Taken from Miradouro das Portas do Sol, bellow Castelo de S.Jorge and on the way to Alfama.
I liked how the sun was enhancing the colors of the buildings and their rooftops, while the Panteon's tower rised on background.
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SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-07-18 11:37
interesting composition with very nice house facades and the contrast between the houses and the Panteon. excellent light.
dta (79050) 2012-07-18 12:04
Ola Paulo ,
This is a superb view of the roofs of Lisboa . The picture is perfectly composed , with the attractive dome at the right place . Splendid colors , and agreat coudy sky as a beautiful backdrop .
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-07-18 13:07
Nice colors and good clouds.
Have a nice day.
Hansaphotos (8219) 2012-07-18 13:52
A very nice view and a well composed picture. You managed the light well, and dark threatening clouds is dark enough to give a good contrast to the beautiful urban scene. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
marabu61 (11061) 2012-07-18 14:44
Very well framed picture of these rooftops. The dome of the church is exactly where it should be. I like the contrast between the sunswept buildings and the dramatic sky behind them.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-07-18 21:02
Paulo, I like your chosen POV here, looking over the roofs to the clouds beyond, with the dome as a focal point. The sky as a backdrop really brings the buildings into focus and clarity nicely. The shot does feel a bit tilted - down on the left - to me.
macjake (69105) 2012-07-18 22:33
I think I've mentioned to you before, Portugal is on my top 3 countries to visit!
Looking at this scene, it shows exactly why.
Who could not fall in love with this city?
excellent colors, architecture, lighting and compo.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-07-19 0:03
Hello Paolo - An attractive collection of façades and roof-tops with contrast and colours enhanced by the pretty light. The sky is a beautiful element in the shot. A well balanced and attractive shot. Warm regards rosemary
abmdsudi (55116) 2012-07-19 2:45
A glorious skyline with awesome evening warm light filtering through taken from the best viewpoint that leads the eye through with the dome being the main focal of interest. Lovely tonal range and richness of colors to provide the striking contrast wtih some exquisite work shaded by wonderful sky. A fine photo works, Congrats. TFS.
JFS (32459) 2012-07-19 2:57
WONDERFUL view over Lisbon and splendid sky too. It's a delight for the eyes!
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-19 5:06
Oi Paulo ,
Belo momento com esta luz dourada a bater nestas paredes as cores e texturas ficaram bem mais vivas , achei lindo o céu em contraste com o Panteão , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-19 18:19
Superb shoot of this area of South Portugal.Amazing city & architectural details!Great framework and POV.Very interesting atmosphere too.
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-07-19 18:27
Belos detalhes urbanos!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, pdv escolhido, formato horizontal e composição agradam-me muito!
O céu tb ajudou!
parabéns, abraço e até mais,
Sonata11 (33871) 2012-07-19 19:28
this is so beautiful composition and wonderful framing.
The lights, natural colors, sharpness, fantastic POV and DOF wonderfully manage. I like this interesting architecture and amazing dome of church. Like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Awesome work.
All the best,
bertolucci (13362) 2012-07-20 2:20
A beautiful juxtaposition of architecture and clouds with a great lineplay as result. Love the light and layeredness here.
The Miraudouro das Portas do Sol is one of my favourite miradauros in Lisboa - the view is so very expansive and there's a fine bar/restaurant with a great terrace (Portas do Sol) close by. I discovered it two years back and came back there this year.
Re: I captured some pictures from 'Senhor da Pedra' and will post one of them later.
Best regards from Rotterdam,
mjdundee (4663) 2012-07-20 8:59
Grreat play with light and colors.
I understand what you trying to express with this compo. How about choosing a portrait frame and including nothing else but the tower and two houses on the right? I will try a WS - Hope you like it.
danyy (0) 2012-07-23 4:58
un magnifique ciel, c'est lui qui le premier a attiré mon regard. Il est si bien dessiné. Des jeux de lumières solaires font vivre les couleurs et se détacher les reliefs.
C'est parfaitement cadré avec ce dôme décentré.
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 50D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): picturesque Portugal [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 11:31