Monte da Lua (Mount of the moon, literally) is one of the several existing parks in Sintra. It is a beautiful one, with fantastic vegetation and lakes. This is the first of them, when you enter the park. The sun was really strong, so it was difficult to take this one, but I think at least it allows you to see another very nice place of my country!
At the entrance you have a tablet saying this:
"This park was born from the attempt of Dom Fernando II to recreate a cross between a tropical environment and the great German forests (his country of origin). The Artist King achieved an almost impossible feat, in bringing together species from desert, tropical, European and Asian climates, and mixing them with Mediterranean plant species. The key architectural feature of the park is the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), a structure of rare beauty inspired by opera settings and distant landscapes..."
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femkevdh (2633) 2005-01-08 6:46
interesting place! What an explosion of green! The light is a bit harsh, but it's till a very atmospheric capture. That little tower is just lovely!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-01-08 6:54
Uma foto excelente para um cenário semelhante! Está perfeito Paulo, os contrastes, a luminosidade, e os relexos desta fantasia na água. Parabens por nos presentiar com este bom trabalho, e obrigado tambem pelos seus "Guidelines" sempre úteis! Vou coloca-la nas minhas fotos preferidas.
hugolef (4909) 2005-01-08 7:03
Remember this place, and the moment where we remained to contemplate.
Beautiful lights, nice atmosphere
mjrogers50 (263) 2005-01-08 7:25
Certainly a beautiful place, thank you for showing us. Difficult lighting situation handled well. Perhaps an exposure with the light reading taken from the sky could also have been tried.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-01-08 7:58
A nice pic with a castle in the middle? Well seen and taken, but the sky is a little too bright though
Emazevedo (209) 2005-01-08 19:41
I love Sintra and I've just found, with your photo, that I still have a lot to see there. :)
Beautiful photo and composition.
Thank you for sharing!
jhm (148834) 2005-01-09 5:05
I like of the two sun beams in the water, the soft green colours are splendid, Paulo, it small part of the old castle is beautiful, lovely job here Paulo!
premels (2400) 2005-01-10 7:53
The depth and perspective are really nice. It is not easy to structure an image in wood views. I also like the green cast of the picture, even the light looks green.
Mrg (825) 2005-01-12 11:05
Magnificas fotos de Sintra e da sua paisagem na sua galeria. Conheco bem este local é de facto espantoso. Bom trabalho
Hanssie (10471) 2005-01-12 16:49
Beautiful and different green with a sunny light on it, I've seen a lot of Sintra-pics and it seems a very nice place. Good shot with this little tower on the island !
lukkul (510) 2005-01-22 14:17
Excelente composição num ambiente maravilhoso. Obrigado pela sua informação que nunca faço por..., falta de tempo ou disposição. Não interessa porque esta foto tem todos os atributos de uma boa composição e textura. Parabens.
- Copyright: Paulo Azevedo (apazevedo) (5469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/75 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-08 6:40
- Favorites: 1 [view]