Continuing my series around the back alleys of Lisboa here one of those charming back squares of Alfama.
Alfama is well known in Lisboa, and all the tourists that visit the city wants to have a walk on its narrow, typical streets, but here on TE it's not so ususal to see Alfama represented, so with this serie around the back streets of Lisboa I will try to show you something more about it.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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kiks (11749) 2008-03-16 12:59
Hi PAulo, i like the way you use the stair and building lines on this composition. I also like the vivid colors and definition on it. Well seen
romanaa (7948) 2008-03-16 13:01
wonderful crooked street, very nice composition, a lot of fine details to look at, I especially like the reflected patches of light on the walls.
baclama (17927) 2008-03-16 13:06
un joli dedale d'escalier aave des couleurs tres chaudes.Le lampadaire est juducieusement placé au milieu .
mesutilgim (83056) 2008-03-16 13:06
Very nice capture, with amazing graphical effect. Wonderfull colors and perfect pov; very nice compo with nice info's.
TFS and best regards
wautersw (3647) 2008-03-16 13:07
Wow, this is really a great picture. It has an "Esher" kind of perspective and the colours and light are excellent. A great view of these alleys. TFS
Looking forward to the next one of this series
ninaL (21348) 2008-03-16 13:11
Un POV tout en serpentine, une composition à plusieurs niveaux, c'est joli et frappant.
KLB (23723) 2008-03-16 13:15
Once again, a great picture to catch the soul of this old village.
The stair is a real invitation to get down and have a walk in the narrow streets, to admire the colorful and joyful facades.
A timeless moment...
Very well done. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place.
johannes68 (3469) 2008-03-16 13:22
this is simply amazing! So many angles, such a complicated mixture of stairs, ways, buildings, and the beautiful coloures - great!
xavshot (69835) 2008-03-16 13:23
superbe ! encore une excellente photo et un PP dont ut as le secret. j'aime beaucoup le POV et le rendu des couleurs. Bravo.
doctor_kk (16) 2008-03-16 13:55
Your POV and the colors of the photo are great. You gave us a very nice sense of the beautiful narrow roads of Lisboa.
Mateja (434) 2008-03-16 14:01
what a beautiful photo! The composition, the sharpness and the colors are amazing! And the reflex of the windows on this beautiful stairs presents a proper "hommage" to Lisboa...
Excellent, in one word...
Regars and TFS
velocista (897) 2008-03-16 14:51
bonita fotografia que ilustra muito bem as ruelas de calçada de Lisboa!! parabéns
Prisley (1485) 2008-03-16 15:00
this is a very good shot of lisboa! on TE we use to see tramway shots and for having visited Lisboa I know there are much more to see!
colors are splendid here. I also like the spots of lights on the walls.
The only thing i'd regret is the contrast IMHO pushed a little bit too hard as some parts are almost burnt.
Excellent sharpness and well thought composition.
danyy (0) 2008-03-16 15:14
un coin très bien choisi, un peu labyrinthique et en tous cas, assez peu plat, uune impression de verticalité que tu photo rend bien.
Des couleurs très franches qui restent naturelles.
Et un excellent cadrage.
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-16 15:38
Ciao Paulo ,
composizione fantastica , mi piacciono molto i giochi di luce sugli edifici ,
molto belli i colori e la definizione e' ottima .
jurgen (2074) 2008-03-16 16:35
Com esta foto eu tenho vontade de ir e conhecer esta parte da cidade, mas também Lisboa, que eu ainda não conheço. As escadas, com a lámpara quase no centro da foto, dao-me uma idéia de ruas labirintosas que ascendem e descendem por toda a zona. As casas de paredes amarelas e os telhados vermelhos, tudo muito brilhante e nítido, fazem de esta foto uma muito boa imagem.
Estou esperando para ver as próximas fotos de este lugar.
leo61 (0) 2008-03-16 22:38
A great POV and a niceview down the old street.The curvy balustrade starting in the corner looks very elegant in your composition.Great depth and natural colors too.
corniste (4278) 2008-03-16 23:39
Wonderful stairs! Very atractive colors.
have a great day!
Juntas (7960) 2008-03-17 1:53
Bonitas cores e excelente POV. Parabéns. Paulo
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-03-17 2:31
These warm colors and nice atmosphere reminds us summer, and I think we all missed it. Very nice POV and frame,
sacavem (18610) 2008-03-17 2:58
O tema faz jus à foto, gosto do pov embora tenha pouca profundidade. Luz e cor bem captadas.Pessoalmente não gosto nada desta moldura.
CatherineD (4864) 2008-03-17 2:59
Excellent shot with great management of light and vivid colours. The graphical effect of the stairs is very beautiful.
Jeppo (17639) 2008-03-17 4:07
good idea to show us the hidden corners of Lisboa.
I have also been there and I liked to stroll across it heading for sao jorge castle!
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-03-17 4:19
I like a lot how you used the curvy wall in the FG.
Colors are wonderful, a great and balanced one, nice job.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-03-17 4:27
It looks like a fake place...so wonderful composition like a small alley in a dreamy place!Very charming with splendid vivid colors and very nice play with light and shadows...
sebinho342 (19317) 2008-03-17 8:08
Hi Paulo, excellent search of the ultimate POV, i think this is what makes the success of this shot. For sure and of course your unique way and inimatable way to process and present your pictures, you delivered like the mailman on time and on purpose a terrific catch.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2008-03-17 12:58
muito bonita essa vista dos becos de Lisboa, gostei dos prédios amarelos também, mas achei essas bordas um tanto grosseiras. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço!
paura (47166) 2008-03-17 13:15
Incríveis detalhes urbanos aqui. Interessante como se consegue captar tanta coisa interessante em um único quadro.
BennyV (13794) 2008-03-18 0:17
A great miniature portrait with great colours and lovely curving lines. A very succesful picture! Thanks, Paulo.
marietom (34607) 2008-03-18 1:04
Une jolie géométrie dans cette nouvelle vue que tu nous proposes de Lisbonne. j'aime bien ces lignes qui partent dans tous les sens, et les couleurs sont jolies.
pablominto (53744) 2008-03-18 1:09
The stairs makes a fine lead-in to the colourful houses and narrow back street!
A pleasant composition with good lines, dynamics well maintained...
The red roofs offer nice colour contrast!
jorgi (3810) 2008-03-18 1:11
must compliment this excellent capture of yours. The chosen spot for shooting is brilliant with a fence leading to a continuation of stairs surrounded with most joyfully coloured houses and marvelous light spots on their facades. The small glance of the sea in upper part tells of how exceptional this place must be. I've never been to Liboa before and judging from this shot it is a definite MUST. Thanks for sharing!
riclopes (35577) 2008-03-18 2:19
Está espectacular, Paulo. Acho que Alfama até está muitíssimo bem representado no TE e acho que vários encontros em que participei, passaram nestas escadas...seja como for esta composição está suberba, cheia de dinamismo e, mais uma vez, com aqueles efeitos de luz nas fachadas engraçados. Nem reparei que não havia pessoas, pois perdi-me na geometria destas linhas... ;-) Muito boa mesmo.
Gerrit (47564) 2008-03-18 5:34
Last tiome I visited this great place was before the big fire. I see that it is a fine place still (agai"?) to wander around.
Good colours and a great composition with the round stairs and the streetlight as eyecatchers,
sonkai (1105) 2008-03-18 11:46
It's a beautiful shot,very colourful,luminous,and sharp alleys.I love this perspective,with the ocean in the bottom and the stairs going down...Lisboa has a lot of gorgeous corners to visit.Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-03-18 11:49
OI Paulo ,
Conheço muito bem estas escadas em Alfama , as cores saturadas ficaram fantásticas ,escolheste um bom ponto de visão com boa profundidade ,parabéns por este postal de Lisboa .
Um abraço Gonçalo
stego (24028) 2008-03-18 16:28
Quiçá os mais puristas impliquem com aquela calçada queimada pelo sol e com o céu branco, mas quem tenha tentado fotografar estas ruas algo escuras "rodeadas" de sol sabe que o que conseguiste aqui é quase uma proeza. Está lindíssima, principalmente pelas cores e pelo esmerado arranjo gráfico da compo.
Um abraço, José.
gary91 (15348) 2008-03-18 23:25
Very good composition where you used the stairs to build a strong diagonal and lead the eyes to the very narrow street in the distance. The mood and the soft colors of the place are very good. My only regret is for the sky which seems to be a bit over exposed. Maybe better at another time of the day ? but these very narrow streets are very difficult for lighting generaly speaking.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
josepmarin (57711) 2008-03-21 8:19
un escenario precioso, me gusta el ambiente de estas callejuelas con fuertes pendientes, el pavimento de adoquines, las casas con sus fachadas de colores y el grafismo de las barandillas y la farola, en una imagen con un difícil y fantástico equilibrio entre la luz y las sombras.
Espléndida foto, muy bien realizada y con un buen encuadre.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-03-24 4:00
I really like the scenery you get here
The colors are amazing. The stair give you a great perspective
It's very well done
Cretense (68687) 2008-03-25 4:16
Excellent architecture photography, everything is perfect here, but the most impressive part is the fantastic perspective! Great framing and composition and as always in your photos, amazing colours, contrast and sharpness! Congratulations!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-29 23:12
Uma magnifica imagem na nossa belissima Lisboa.
Alfama tem lugares encantadores e este foi muito bem captado. As cores saturadas e o enquadramento estão fabulosos... as escadas, o candeeiro, a casas com uma arquitectura tipica...
Um abraço e bom Domingo
rigoletto (34255) 2008-03-30 2:21
If one day i happen to visit Lisbon, your photos and the places in your notes will be the first things that i will recourse to. You show places where exactly i would love to stroll and get lost. Wonderful emptiness (at least a single figure would be highly appreciated though), wonderful textures and colors. The reflections of windows on the yellow walls add more charm. A real Mediterranean beauty for sure.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-03-30 5:46
Impressive capture. Great perspective and these different shapes. Lovely light too.
Have a nice day.
jemaflor (83779) 2008-03-31 10:09
Good perspective with the fence and lovely colours for houses, good light, well taken.
Angshu (55407) 2008-04-06 22:00
Was wondering how this one works so well as a picture...is it because of the stairs leading down providing an excellent perspective, is it the lamppost so strategically placed or is it the saturated colours of the facades or the part on the left appearing as if in sepia...in fact it's all of them which makes this a classic. Very good work my friend!
atus (15838) 2008-04-09 15:39
from the thumbnails this one simply attracts the eyes, especially for the mixture of lines created by the banisters. Great pov and good light control, also on the left side. Nice work!
Tfs and best wishes.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-05-07 22:23
Excellent POV! The picture, guiding us throught that neighbourhood is great too!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-05-12 3:40
beautiful photo of the back alleys, for the light, colours, the angle, very good looking compo,
TeresaT (10806) 2008-05-12 15:58
Esta está mesmo muito boa.
Todas estas escadariasx criam um efeito gra´fico muito bonito.
E estas cores vivas das casas tornam a foto ainda mais atractiva.
ronners (10) 2008-05-26 16:56
Your composition shows a really good eye Paulo. I think this shot conveys exactly what you would want it to - the ability to walk in and down the steps into the alley. The highlights to the left make me think that lighting conditions probably weren't perfect, but most of the shot has good exposure. It looks like a very tricky location to get a overall good exposure.
France (125) 2008-06-13 8:54
It's always nice to discover new talent on TE. I like your composition, even if the lamp is central. All the image turns around it with an explosion of patterns and colors.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-07-24 2:03
Hi Paulo, this is a beautiful view of ALfama
Lisbon is in my heart, it is really a wonderful town and i miss many things..i hope to come back as son as possible...
This image has a ery good perspective on the Alfama street, a place full of atmosphere
Yves-triga (5149) 2008-11-09 12:28
Superbe vue et quelle couleur !!
porto62 (2313) 2008-11-20 18:12
Hi Paulo, you gota great compo and pov on that one really artistic and original you had capture all the living sens in thoses bricks on the sidewalks and stairsé Great done
Mistral (15402) 2009-02-10 12:25
excellent framing with great colours.
rajhema (1871) 2009-02-11 8:40
Beautiful capture Paulo. I like the black framing and you managed to capture with no men around. It is charming indeed.
macjake (55614) 2009-10-10 15:28
So many great details and subjects in this photo.
The black railing, the black street light, the yellow house walls, and the red rooftops.
also, great detail and sharpnesson the walkway.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-01-23 12:53
I love this city shot showing traditional buildings and amazing colors. Well done
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-00-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-500, ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2008-03-16 12:56
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