Still in Sintra but now in historical centre of this town, today I decided to post one of the many charming little corners we may find in the town.
It's really amazing the amount of interesting details yhis town can deliver us every time we go there.
For me, along with Óbidos one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, everytime I go there I discover something new (that was already there but I didn't saw it) with interest.
For those who are planing a trip to Portugal don't loose the oportunity to have a walk on this town, you won't give the time you spend there as wasted.
Hope you enjoy this little corner, some more will be posted...
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Nicou (130007) 2007-01-24 14:25
Très belle image de cette cour intérieur, couleurs très contrastées.
xavshot (69835) 2007-01-24 14:26
j'appréice toujours autant ces nombreux détails sur ce genre de photos que tu nous proposes. Beau travail et joli cadrage.
Cara (2059) 2007-01-24 14:27
Bonita foto, com cores vibrantes e equilibradas.
É pena nao aparecer a totalidade da placa identificativa do local, o reflexo é do flash?
josepmarin (57911) 2007-01-24 14:38
una imagen que me gusta por su buen encuadre, su sencillez en la composición, su riqueza de detalles, su color y su luz.
Hay muchos elementos para contemplar aquí, y los adoquines del suelo, la farola, las plantas y las casas de colores dan un toque de gran calidad gráfica a la imagen.
Perfecta, lleva la firma de tu estilo personal.
mesutilgim (89070) 2007-01-24 14:41
What a nice capture.
Wonderfull colors. A real TE job.
Thanks for sharing
lorienlorien (2086) 2007-01-24 14:44
Warm atmosphere is very well understood from photo
Well done :)
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-01-24 15:13
Hi Paulo, of course we like that kind of shots, so little corner in sintra, that gives me the envy to visit that town, but i know you put those cities so well in evidence throw your shots ;)
Sweet city, sweet picture
jaywalker (16101) 2007-01-24 15:15
Hi Paulo, A wonderful colourful view, the old red door & the yellow wall contrast well, great cobble alley & the plants down each side give extra brightness, sharp with very good composition, kind regards Wilson.
noahsark (1092) 2007-01-24 15:19
This is a lovely photo with excellent colors and fine details.
colors and light*****
evanrizo (456) 2007-01-24 15:36
You captured a lovely-wonderful corner here.
I love places like this. I like the angle you shot it.
Thanks very much.
marietom (34609) 2007-01-24 15:42
J'adore toutes ces couleurs.
Je déménage... demain !
Très belle image !
danyy (0) 2007-01-24 16:07
Je suis une fois de plus fustigé par tes couleurs splendides et ton art de capturer des lumières dans un endroit exigu.
Un festival de teintes vives qui font oublietr que l'endroit n'est pas des plus rénovés, mais en tout cas propre et soigné.
Juste dommage qu'il manquele haut de la plaque avec le nom de la rue.
J'aime beaucoup de genre de lieu.
izmirli (3987) 2007-01-24 16:45
merhaba dear paulo
wonderful lovely picture.wonderful lovely pastel colours.good composition.well done.
nursez (1903) 2007-01-24 17:05
so cute,it looks like a really nice place with the colors and the warm atmosphere.thankyou.
peter1892 (1681) 2007-01-24 18:45
Good shot - lots of colour, detail & character. It seems like a quiet, almost unnoticed side street.
Retagger (26) 2007-01-24 18:47
Wow! This is a great photo. The bright colors of the wall contrast nicely with the worn-out cobbelstone street. The planters bring all the elements together to form a great shot.
I do agree with you that this is one of the msot beautiful places in all of Portugal. I travel there at least twice per year and I never get tired of the town. There are several really good coffee shops in the area of your photo where you can sit outside, drink a coffee or beer and watch the world pass you by. I do miss being there.....
I took a photo of the same street but underneath the archway as seen Here
I can't wait to return in April.
gypsygirl58 (1329) 2007-01-24 19:43
This is lovely! Great composition, lovely colours and textures, and the sharpness and details are excellent. I like all the pots of colour contrasting nicely with the walls. TFS
Cheers Tina :-)
lucasgalodoido (21378) 2007-01-24 21:03
Bonita foto, bem típica de becos e vilas mesmo! Ótimas cores! O mais interessante da imagem são os vazinhos de planta, muito bom!
Parabéns e Abraço!
UnTrained (0) 2007-01-25 2:03
the beauty is catching the eye in less than a second. Wonderful colors and beautiful scenery. So many things to have a look on. Your POV to capture that was well chosen as we have also some depth in those narrow streets. The only pity is about the street plate on the left house, as it is a bit cut. But that is only a small detail. I like your shot as I said before.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-01-25 2:24
Sintra é uma belissima cidade, principalmente a parte historica, os castelo e muitos monumentos.
Conheco muito bem esta rua, a perspectiva é excelente assim como as cores.
Um abraço amigo
riclopes (35577) 2007-01-25 3:27
Bom dia Paulo,
Se não a mais bela de Portugal, pelo menos a mais romântica! Para mim, é caso único neste cantinho plantado à beira-mar.
Tirando o pequenino pormenor da placa com o nome do Largo estar cortada, a foto está muito boa e bem enquadrada, convidando-nos a espreitar e a descer as escadas que poderão existir ou não para lá do arco. Gosto dos detalhes e da combinação de cores. O teu pp é de 1ªclasse como de costume e ajuda muito a tornar esta imagem atractiva.
Tem um bom dia,
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-01-25 3:50
É uma casa portuguesa com certeza, é...
Com essas cores, vasos com plantas, paredes degradadas, nomes terminados em "...inho", só pode mesmo ser em Portugal.
É curioso que já fui inúmeras vezes a Sintra e nunca deambulei pelas vielas da vila. Tenho de o fazer um dia. Talvez o faça em Setembro/Outubro deste ano.
Gosto muito da tua foto. Está muito bonita.
paura (47182) 2007-01-25 7:27
Muito linda a fotgrafia. Os pequenos detalhes da paisagem urbana parecem oriundas de uma tela à óleo, tão bonita a paisagem.
eshirey (325) 2007-01-25 16:27
Great shot - especially color and atmosphere. Nice!
ajcoutinho (568) 2007-01-25 17:47
Very well balanced photo in terms of colors. Also a wonderful POV showing us the small corners of the street, and perfect sharpness. However, and probably it´s a vice of mine, I would correct the perspective, which I did in workshop.
MIG13 (0) 2007-01-25 18:04
Só falta uma tasquinha para fazer esse lugar melhor ainda, Paulo! Recorte, cores e clima excelentes! Bom trabalho, amigo! Abraço! Miguel.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-01-26 8:24
Ola Paulo que bonita foto deste pequeno largo em Sintra , as cores ficaram bem naturais , ficou uma bela composição ,parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (89351) 2007-01-26 13:57
good angle to have depth with the street, lovely colours, just a detail : the name of the sterret on the top of your shot is too much cropped, a detail ...
Scharan (14144) 2007-01-26 20:21
Uma foto cheia de detalhes interessantes e com cores muito bonitas. Boa textura; gosto de todos esses vasos bem diferentes alegrando a entrada da casa.
Grande abraço e parabéns.
Cricri (111351) 2007-01-27 2:21
yes un endroit charmant qu'il doit être agréable de visiter, beaucoup de joli détails et de couleurs trés belles qui ce marie bien avec les vielles pierres, trés joli
leo61 (0) 2007-01-27 4:07
Great shot of these facades and the arch.Colors and contrast are amazing.Good depth too and I like the lamp in the background.
berek (43587) 2007-01-27 4:37
beautiful cute and colorful corners. I like flowers , green , cute door . I like all the things. nice work my friend.
have a nice weekend.
vincz (19113) 2007-01-27 5:15
Wonderful colours in this very intimate part of this samll town. I like the pots with green plants. Well seen.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-01-27 13:49
What a beauty on this photo!So wonderful composition taken from the best point to enjoy the perspective to the small alley.The great winner is of course the strong and vivid colors!Very nice,gives a nice sense to me,
Enjoy the weekend,
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2007-01-27 19:10
I like this colors tone a lot. Great POV, lovely and good colors. Beautiful composition. Well done!
anesugur (18789) 2007-01-28 17:47
Very beautiful composition and POV.
Wonderful scenery with superb light and colors.
Best wishes. Uğur
Angshu (56568) 2007-01-29 4:13
You show us a wonderful little corner, with beautiful colours. Very well thought of composition with the arch leading us deeper into the picture with the lamp protruding from the wall. The cobbled street definitely adds to this beautiful picture. Well done!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-01-29 7:38
Normally a human element adds a lot to a photo, but I feel that this particlar scene has everything in spite of its lack of human element. You have captured the architecture in such an intimate way that it has an almost human charm to it
TeresaT (10806) 2007-01-29 18:20
Acho que este tipo de fotos é mesmo a tua assinatura.
Todo este colorido e forte contraste e o angulo aberto.
Está simplesmente excelente.
continua assim que vais no bom caminho ;-)
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-01-30 14:38
Lovely corner. Nice colours and good composed with these flowers. There must live nice people who like flowers :).
beijokense (498) 2007-01-30 17:47
Estive uns meses sem passar por cá e volto a encontrar tudo na mesma... Vato Law e TeresaT a fotografarem os mesmos objectos...
Se eu me chamasse Jesualdo, mandaria investigar! :)
Sobre a foto - a nitidez é soberba, as cores foram muito bem aproveitadas.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-01-31 22:21
What a beautiful corner you have found. Simple composition but excellent details. Above everything else is the stunning colours.
With Greetings from India
xuaxo (6846) 2007-02-02 10:14
Está uma magnífica imagem do sítio.
Vi a da Teresa primeiro e agora fiquei encantado com esta, que gosto mais; está mais "composta", mais colorida, com mais coisas para observar.
Só tem o defeitinho da plaquinha do larguinho: não aparecendo toda, seria melhor não aparecer nada. Mas isto é o menos.
atus (15838) 2007-02-13 4:09
as a colour-oriented person, I couldn't resist to this fantastic shot. You captured very well this nice corner of the old town. The sharpness is perfect and the details, like the texture of the pavement is well visible. Very well managed light conditions and of course, fantastic pastel colours here. Great one!
Tfs and best wishes.
bantonbuju (51787) 2007-02-13 4:58
portugal, italy and spain fall into my category of "dreaming-about-little-corners" places :-))
i personally can vagabound across the backyards all day long and never get bored at all...
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-05-26 22:09
I think this technique you have of driving the contrast and the saturation is very nice when combined with these street scenes from Portugal. I think it works well because the scenes you see are well chosen and comosed but you also do not lose the detail to contrast or chroma blur, very very nice. Great capture.
As for the workshop to straighten the shot, I think your centerline is truer. In the video world there is vertical and apparent vertical, I think you have the apparent vertical correct.
vero07 (1781) 2007-06-30 14:25
I have visited your gallery and I this it's fantastic. You have lots of nice shots plenty of colours. Thanks for sharing in this way your country.
specialist (1181) 2009-12-10 0:37
strolling through your gallery seemed like taking a virtual tour in Portugal. Your shots, of which a typical sample is this one, are most of the time very realistic and makes the visitor feel as if he was there himself. nice shot perfect treatment.
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-08-16 12:37
I just saw your gallery...you have several gems...this one though is special because you have created magic out of a very ordinary scene. I love your processing technique and the saturation and sharpness you have achieved...I think I can learn a lot from you!
jadesgran (5369) 2011-12-09 22:42
This is a well seen picture that you have captured ,and everything pin sharp.It tells me a story!
Even though the area may not be of the highest standard the inhabitants have great pride in their home as is shown by the care of the potted plants. Wonderful! T.F.S.
Best Wishes Gladys
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-15 11:35
This is the first time I am seeing your gallery and I see many beautiful pictures here. Lovely shot of this old corner with that bright red door grabbing the attention. The yellow wall is a nice color contrast. The green plants in the pots are nicely placed along the wall and the door on the stone paved alley. Very charming image with quality, colors and depth.
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-500, ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-24 14:23