Hi TE friends,
20 minutes before the sunrise in a very windy day.
The Quality is not so good but i like it. I did not have camera steady, because i was over the grass and the wind was very strong
I put in the workshop a picture in the exact moment of the sunrise
Have a nice weekend
The Vasco da Gama Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Vasco da Gama) is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe, with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in extension roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon's other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.
The bridge was opened to traffic on March 29, 1998, in time for Expo 98, the World's Fair that celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Vasco da Gama of the sea route from Europe to India.
The bridge carries six road lanes, with a speed limit of 120 km/h, the same as motorways, except on one section which is limited to 100 km/h. On windy, rainy and foggy days, the speed limit is reduced to 90 km/h. The number of road lanes will be enlarged to eight when traffic reaches a daily average of 52,000.
1. North accesses - 945 m
2. North viaduct - 488 m; 11 sections
3. Expo viaduct - 672 m, 12 sections
4. Main bridge - main span: 420 m; side spans: 203 m each (total length: 829 m); cement pillars: 150 m-high; free height for navigation in high tides: 45 m;
5. Central viaduct - 6.351 m; 80 pre-fabricated sections 78 m-long; 81 pillars up to 95 m-deep; height from 14 m to 30 m
6. South viaduct - 3.825 m; 45-m sections; 84 sections; 85 pillars
7. South accesses - 3.895 m; includes the toll plaza (18 gates) and two service areas. From Wikipedia
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Paolo (41222) 2007-11-16 1:10
Hi Aires, beautiful image with a long long view on the bridge, with amazing sunrise colours on the sky.
good exposure and quality too
pablominto (53746) 2007-11-16 1:13
This is a composition with great dynamic lines!
The dwindling perspective is very well made use of, and the light this time of day is wonderful...
A very attractive image, a treat to my eyes!
ktanska (27644) 2007-11-16 1:19
Foreground illumination adds life to this scene. Strong wind is clearly visible on the trees, I like it. The bridge is impressive and light on the sky nice. Horizon could be straightened though.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-11-16 1:20
Another excellent work from you. Great POV and good exposure. I like the warm colours of sky and the curve of the bridge a lot. Well done my dear friend...
Have a nice weekend...
aadilj (18102) 2007-11-16 1:21
A lovely and well planned composition that is beautiful and lovely. The colours and tones are excellent and so are the textures and the colour and light management. Good perspective and pov as well. Overall a superbly crafted image with quality.
jejee_girl (8) 2007-11-16 1:23
Your pic look lonely but full of power!
I love your pic lah....
tober (8797) 2007-11-16 1:25
Apesar do tempo, esta é uma foto fantástica e fascinante. Parabéns...
sacavem (18620) 2007-11-16 1:28
Amigo posso escrever uma piada (?)a esta hora a fotografar, ou é amor à fotografia ou foi uma directa ah...ah :)
Gosto muito deste local, passo por aqui muitas vezes quando vou treinar com a minha Bike.
A foto ficou bonita com o PP.POV muito interessante, as luzinhas ainda cessas ao longo da ponte, a cor do sunrise ao fundo é notória.
ChrisJ (113889) 2007-11-16 1:29
Good graphism & silhouettes, of the elegant suspension bridge, against the lighter evening sky. I like the repetition of the lights, & sweeping, downward curve of the bridge. Obrigado & parabens!
danyy (0) 2007-11-16 1:34
un pont très célèbre et il peut l'être par la magnifiscence et son gabarit.
Maintes fois photographié et exposé ici, je ne pense pas l'avoir vu sous ce POV et ces lumières.
J'aime bien le fait que tu ais fait rentrer dans le cadre, ces arbres de droite.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-11-16 1:34
Hi, my friend!
It is very beautiful photo. I very like your bridge. Nice composition. Good long perspective. I like your light.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-16 1:38
amazing soft and beautiful colors in the sky
great frame with the lonely trees facing the bridge
marjan (6279) 2007-11-16 1:40
hi aires, very nice shot, exelent composition and coloures. fine weather and good timing make this photo very beautiful
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-11-16 1:43
Excellent image with this interesting bridge and moving trees. Good composition, but what I like best are the colours of the dawn. This is the best time for me, when the world wakes up and shows to us how beautiful it can be...:)
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-11-16 1:43
Una muy bonita y, además, el efecto este curvado del puente queda muy bien o, al menos, a mi me gusta vaya.
Lo del viento se puede ver en los árboles y, realmente, era difícil si.
Un saludo, Oscar
besnard (56385) 2007-11-16 2:14
Elle est superbe cette photo prise au lever du jour. Le paysage a une luminosité particulière qui met en valeur la belle courbe de ce pont.
Bravo - merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
pasternak (15185) 2007-11-16 2:15
Hi Aires, I like the result, great composition with this fantastic bridge and generally good light, also nice to see the moving blur on the trees, I guess you were after this effect here with the long exposure, but I think you could have closed the aperture much narrower than f/2.9 you have used, DoF would be better. But all in all - nice try!
UnTrained (0) 2007-11-16 2:51
I like the POV but it is familiar as this is not your first from here. A bit a pity for the strong wind as some more DOF would be appreciated by me, but even without a very pleasant mood and with the trees in motion a bonus. And to be honest, the workshop one should have been an own posting.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
flory (4848) 2007-11-16 4:04
ola my dear Aires,
i hear the wind;)hope you are fine and your camera,too(and tripod..)
thanks for wake up so early to show us this famous bridge!really like the colors of dawn..
from a cold city,
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-11-16 4:45
Linda imagem desta ponte ao amanhecer, já surgem os tons dourados no horizonte antecedendo o sol enquanto as luzes da noite ainda não foram desligadas e formam um belo colar, acompanhando a curva magistral da ponte até a outra margem. Ótimo POV, excelente perspectiva.
JoseMiguel (860) 2007-11-16 5:27
A very good image of this remarkable construction!
I like so much the composition made with the brigde itself, and the colour combination made with the inclusion of the grass yellows and the amazing gradations on the sky.
A very imposing structure of Lisbon!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
hatti52 (12786) 2007-11-16 5:53
beautiful image with great POV and very nice exposure
i can feel the power of wind on trees
Have a nice weekend
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-11-16 6:15
Very nice point of view. I like the low pov as you capture a lot of ground. Its amazing how you have captured the magnitude of this construction
Very well done
carper (96) 2007-11-16 7:16
wauw what a shot Aires,
the shot is indeed not your best, but I like it too, the pov is fantastic and the perspective is great, fantastic photo well done, have a nice weekend.
stefanocer (10642) 2007-11-16 7:20
What a great composition POV and light condition too Aires , colours are very nice , compliments indeed .
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2007-11-16 7:25
What a great long view along the bridge. Very well composed.
siolaw (38292) 2007-11-16 7:38
You forgot your tripod! It gave it a somewhat soft focus, but not too bad.. the POV is very good and the bridge very.... long!! Nice light and colors.
Cormac (26565) 2007-11-16 8:00
Great shot! I like that huge sweeping curve of the bridge as it goes from the left to the right. You had a great position to be able to show this. Nice colour in the sky too, which never hurts a shot! Well done!
axiotea (21651) 2007-11-16 8:04
An impressive bridge and the way you've captured it give us a sense of distance with a nice perspective. It might not be a perfect image, but I like the mood of it. On the right side we can see well the wind blowing in the foliage.
markstaples (15670) 2007-11-16 9:00
I like your chosen POV. The bridge makes a very dramatic swerve. The gentle colours are nice too.
lucasgalodoido (22304) 2007-11-16 9:15
Apesar da qualidade deu pra ver o tanto que essa ponte é bonita e grande, nossa visão vai acompanhando toda a sua extensão! As cores ficaram boas mesmo!
Parabéns e Abraço!
lestans (17168) 2007-11-16 10:20
Ciao Aires my friend!!
so you got up very early to capture such a superb view!! I notice the wind in the little trees.
Well done, it is really beautiful, quality is nearly perfect and atmosphera is greart.
leo61 (0) 2007-11-16 10:29
For me the quality is good and the composition excellent with the two trees.Yes we can see it was windy,but this gives a nice dynamic to the image.Great depth with the long curve of the bridge and the lights at it a very nice details.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-11-16 12:29
Oi Amigo ,
Que bonita foto do nascer do sol , tambem gostava de tira umas fotos do nascer do sol mas com a ponte 25 de Abril , já la passei em cima com o nascer do sol no horizonte , muito bonito.
Os ramos das arvores ficaram muito fantasticos o vento tava bem forte , gostei das luzes ao longo da ponte , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Gerrit (51935) 2007-11-16 14:37
excellent shot. The colours are fantastic and the dinishing bridge gives a good idea of the enormous length. The trees form a perfect framing element.
NoFx (78) 2007-11-16 16:39
Grande trabalho Aires. A cor ficou espectacular, e o local já por si só é bastante apelativo. Um abraço.
stego (24132) 2007-11-16 17:00
Já vi muitas fotos desta ponte, inclusive aqui no TE, mas não me lembro de nenhuma tão impressionante como esta. A compo e as cores estão fabulosas e a luminosidade juntamente com as árvores dão-lhe um certo ar dramático.
Um abraço, José.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-11-16 21:07
Gosto das duas fotos, especialmente da do WS. Quanto a esta, acho que tens relva a mais no primeiro plano. Gosto também de ver o efeito do vento nas árvores. Tu usáste ISO 100. Não tentáste aumentar o ISO? Acho que te teria dado oportunidade para uma velocidade mais rápida.
Nunca estive nessa área perto da ponte mas já vi algumas fotos que me levam a querer ir até lá.
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2007-11-16 21:54
although it looks a bit tilted to right the compo and the colour palette is quite attractive...
all the best to you aires...
bakes888 (18499) 2007-11-16 23:27
Hi Aires. I can see the wind in the trees! Excellent colours and well considered composition. Thanks for sharing.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-11-17 0:30
Beautiful image, it sure is worth the effort of getting up early. One can almost feel the wind here. Nice soft colours.
With Greetings from India
gildasjan (43608) 2007-11-17 0:54
La perspective est idéale,l'oeil est bien guidé par les lampes sur le pont.Un joli dégradé de couleurs sur la ligne d'horizon et nous voilà à Lisbonne.
Clementi (52514) 2007-11-17 1:09
Ciao Aires ,
bellissima questa immagine dell'alba con molto vento che scuote anche gli alberi .
papagolf21 (101810) 2007-11-17 1:15
Bonjour, mon ami Aires,
Le choix du cadrage, de son emplacement, de la mise en image, sont remarquables. Cette oeuvre d'art est majestueusement mise en valeur.
Bravo pour cet exercice très réussi.
vincz (19113) 2007-11-17 1:18
Beautiful compostion with this long curve in the air and the very nice light.
salvator (19110) 2007-11-17 1:30
Wonderful composition really, with the curve of the bridge nicely balanced with the tree on the right. The use of light and the colors are beautiful.
Best regards and have a nice weekend.
riclopes (35577) 2007-11-17 2:42
Bom dia, Aires, impressionante o que se vê da presença do vento em 1s de exposição. Aquelas árvores parece que vão ser arrancadas! Estão bonitas as duas e se calhar até escolheria a outra, se bem que esta está mais original. Ontem à noite estive a ver a nocturnas que enviaste e tenho a dizer-te que fiquei impressionado, apesar de já conhecer muitas daqui. Bela colecção, sim senhor!
Bom fim de semana,
jurek1951 (42196) 2007-11-17 2:56
Very beautiful sunrise,Compo,colours and light are excellent.Wonderful atmosphere and sky.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-17 7:14
No need to apologize for camera shake - I think the slight movement really adds character and life to this fine shot. I really like the colors and the shape and angle of the bridge as it extends into the distance. Great work and thanks for sharing. Gerald
Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-17 7:19
Great shot, the composition and the soft light is fantastic. The perspective is effective and very spectacular, clarity and sharpness is perfect. Very attractive and impressive shot, Congratulations, Have a nice weekend
ruisc_pt (10892) 2007-11-17 7:35
Definitivamente n aminha opinião esta está muito melhor exposta do que a do ws.
O efeito do vento ao longo de um segundo resultou em cheio.
Graal (102858) 2007-11-17 10:05
unusual view from Lisboa, great perspective of bridge. Fine colours and lights. I like it a lot. Good work.
Emile (20352) 2007-11-17 11:25
Excellent perspective with the impressive view of the long bridge. A nice sunrise shot, very good colors and composition.
Well done. TFS.
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-17 11:25
Ola Aires, a fantastic image, it has so nice light, the pov is ideal and makes it very impressive.
As a composition is very very amazing.
Have a nice Sunday
Charo (51212) 2007-11-17 12:57
Fantástica toma de este gran puente a una hora en que los colores se ven preciosos. Excelente encuadre y gran perspectiva.
Truja (4953) 2007-11-17 14:03
fantástica perspectiva del puente , con colores bellos, suaves y naturales.
El paisaje es genial. Enhorabuena!!
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-11-18 0:26
A well known place wonderfully captured using a very good POV!Well composed with the trees in foreground giving an original perspective
Merline (0) 2007-11-18 3:47
you choose a great moment of the day...when nobody is around and the light so clear...I like very much the mood here and the soft tuned colors, also the grass and the bridge crossing the whole image, and its lights.The trees are nice blowing in the wind. I think you good redress a wee bit the horizon with PS:-)
toto (0) 2007-11-19 2:24
Belle photo de ce superbe pont qui inscrit sa très longue et jolies courbe dans votre photo, jolies couleurs,bonne netteté qui laisse admirrer une foule de jolis détails.La luminosité qui vient juste après le coucher de soleil est magnifique. Belle prise de ce pont, merci.
Didi (60588) 2007-11-19 2:58
No problem, the picture is ok for the sharpeness.
Very nice perspective of the bridge; your point of view is well choosen.
Very interesting the lightened foreground by the bridge's lamps.
jhm (152842) 2007-11-19 3:05
The different lights on the bridge lead us very depth almost to the horizont.
What a nice moment just before the sunrise, this give a very great composition and nice presentation, very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice week,
danos (97765) 2007-11-19 4:40
an extraordinary perspective and a great POV are the main characteristics of this shot.The unique depth of the bridge with combination with the light of the horizon in the background of the scene mate it a specific one.Very informative your note about the bridge.Well done Aires.
Have an ice day,Danos
silvia_zenova (1336) 2007-11-19 6:38
another beautiful picture from you. Don't worry about the quality, I think is ok. You may crop the grass in the foreground if is blurred, but the blurred trees are very artistic and like special effect I like it very much. The bridge like guiding line inside the photo is great idea.
jasmis (58080) 2007-11-19 11:25
Superb set of elements - modern bridge and two lonely trees. Impressive theme.
Thanks for sharing.
berek (50494) 2007-11-19 13:21
quality is not bad my friend. great perspective and good note. I like it very much. have a nice day.
Tue (36902) 2007-11-20 1:48
I like very much this view of the bridge. The POV is excellent and I love the light conditions. The blur in the trees is great too and shows nicely the wind. Well done!
mikeo (12129) 2007-11-20 3:09
This bridge is simply unbelievable! And the way you showed is simply superb. Looking on the trees I can see how windy it was...so conditions were not easy. Despite of this you took a great photo - my congratulations:)
Hendrika (655) 2007-11-20 5:37
You can very well see how strong the wind is by the movement of the branches - A great shot.
Thanks for all those Portugal pictures - absolutely stunning.
TFS this one,
japiey (10163) 2007-11-20 6:06
Amazing results, artistic balancing.
Salutes, dear friend.
tmx (1324) 2007-11-20 7:01
Nice, I didn't have a chance to get there. sharpness and whole composition is very nice, but I also like 1-second long trees shape. looks like smoke. cheers
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-20 10:20
Um espetáculo esta imagem.
Composição e perspectiva fantásticas.
Ótima nitidez e cores.Parabéns!
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-11-20 12:34
É sempre bom ver diferentes aproximações e atmosferas com a Vasco da Gama como protagonista.
Sem dúvida que PDV é dos mais impressionantes com as linhas desenhadas pela ponte a criarem muito dinamismo e impacto mas a frente da imagem com esta luz reflectida na relva ajudam muito à criação de uma atmosfera diferente daquelas a que me habituei a ver.
Acho um desperdicio colocares uma foto tão boa como WS, bem que merecia um lugar de destaque maior na galeria.
Yffic (6106) 2007-11-20 23:36
Superb shot of one of the nices bridge in the world.
Your composition is superb.
The wind has maybe made move your camera but it gives a nice feeling on the trees.
The colors are superb !!
paura (47186) 2007-11-21 2:00
A composição está lindíssima, com a bela ponto e seu arco maior próximo ao ponto de tomada. As cores estão muito bem ajustadas e a pequena árvore está propiciando excelente profundidade. Um belo trabalho, amigo.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-21 6:53
Superb lighting in this well thought composition of the bridge. Very atrractive. Regards, Danilo
prumod (8300) 2007-11-21 7:22
it's enchanting with its colors and qulaity... the gradient of the sky is very beautiful... bridge have been captured nicely....
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-11-21 16:32
Wow ... superb lighting management. Great POV capturing the curve section of the bridge. At daytime, possibly this bridge does not look much. But the combination of lights and colors in the sky makes the whole scene looks spectacular. The trees seems to balance the whole compo. Well composed ... excellent work! tfs
Stepan (27210) 2007-11-21 22:45
A classical pov but there is something strange here : the bank is usually an urban one, with a park and walkers. Were you at the other side ?
Whatever, it produces a strong style opposition between tradionnal landscape and modern one. Interesting.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-22 0:28
Wonderful colours and great light in your picture!
Nice point of view! Your WS is good too.
...I return... :)
jlynx (12647) 2007-11-22 1:17
So long ago not look to Your portfolio, Friend. In vain that am explain, but not have time even thereon, that perform though one photo. That is so from August this year. Well however, that am people, which time permit on exercise so beautiful picture as this here. Excellent moment on realization not trite photo. Beautiful composition, splendid colour, excellent light and wonderful quality. As this well, that find though something spare time.
Best regards from Poznan,
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-11-22 3:03
Hi Aires, this bridge is fantastic!
i would like to take some photos too..
the perspective is fantastic and i like the movement of the tree..
a lot of wind!
adores (45329) 2007-11-22 15:06
Bem bonita esta. Sinceramente, não sei qual prefiro porque a outra com o nascer do sol está excelente. Bom pov e no caso desta, as luzes acesas e o efeito do vento nas árvores marcam a diferença. Bom trabalho!
Muse (34942) 2007-11-23 7:57
A pov and a centring which give a very big depth to this attractive photo. Magnificent colors and magnificent light.
A very beautiful realization.
alvaraalto (13036) 2007-11-23 13:57
Maybe the quality could be a little better, but the composition and the colours are unsurpassed. The beautiful curve of the bridge accompanied with the lights is fascinating.
jackart (6702) 2007-11-24 1:28
Wooow - great shot - very impressive and wide. Excellent POV and great perspective. Very good quality - it's surprising me that this magnificent shot was made with simple compact camera. Great quality. Well done!
Flavia (10352) 2007-11-24 1:48
Belissima foto. A composicao colocando a ponte na esquerda funciona muito bem e as arvores à direita equilibra a composicao. Vc lidou bem com os aspectos tecnicos para ter uma claridade otima na foto. Excelente profundidade de campo tb. Parabéns. :) amanha
marietom (34609) 2007-11-26 1:39
Magnifique composition, on dirait deux mondes très différents qui se côtoient, avec ce très beau pont au milieu d'une nature qui paraît sauvage. Jolies couleurs.
Wanda1 (15142) 2007-11-26 6:41
I love the depth and perspective in this shot with the curving bridge leading us into and through the shot. I also love the blur of the movement of the leaves of the tree, and the pastel colours in the sky. Nice work.
clnaef (6289) 2007-12-03 22:47
Impressionant pont dans un paysage bien équilibré.
gurselerdener (972) 2007-12-05 15:53
Great and excellent bridge "Vasco da Gama".
Composition, colours and sunriselight are wonderfull.
Best wishes from Ankara
Giorgio (11279) 2007-12-09 0:39
- Wonderful composition for this sunrise, I like this superb light, the PoV of the bridge with this curve in diagonale is excellent, well done!
Have a good sunday.
ppmiranda (373) 2007-12-25 4:09
. . .
Maravilhoso o resultado alcançado com sua fotografia.
Muito boa a profundidade e cores.
. . .
German74 (777) 2008-01-18 8:36
Aires, como estas?, muy agradable la imagen, la composición y las tonalidades, en el aspecto técnico se observa tu buen manejo de la cámara...
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-02-05 6:59
I have seen this POV before, but I am always glad to see a good photo of any place... (I don't get tired of Taj Mahal or Petra or Bagan)
Nice light ocntrol and composition. Excellent work
bantonbuju (51815) 2008-02-11 23:55
this bridge is fascinatng...i drove on it with a great pleasure...the most exciting impression is when entering the bridge from lisbon side...
your photo unveils full beauty of the bridge in a very good circumstances of the blowing strong wind...
Khattakphoto (686) 2008-05-04 5:32
Great POV and good exposure. Well done
aofl (1088) 2008-06-06 3:11
Fantástica esta sua foto da ponte. Muito nitida, boa luz e as árvores em orimeiro plano dão-lhe um "toque" muito especial.
jmdias (64368) 2008-07-13 8:50
linda imagem com o gramad iluminado quebrando a monotonia das cores deste tipo de compo. Gostei da maneira como a ponte ficou enquadrada e a maneira como a árvore foi posta para balancear a cena. Lindo trabalho
laxpix (686) 2009-02-11 0:46
Beautiful photo with very nice colors. I just think that it will be better if you crop some of the field at bottom of the photo.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-04-19 7:44
Ce pont est une merveille architecturale et ta photo est également une merveille. J'aime le graphisme de la courbe de ce pont. Les couleurs sont sublimes.
Une vraie réussite !
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-10
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Benq DC C1000
- Exposure: f/2.9, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Pontes - Bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-16 1:03
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