This is a shot from the Rossio square at Downtown Lisboa, with the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II in the background and a fountain in the foreground.
That part of the city, called "Baixa", was completely rebuit after the hearthquake which took place in 1755. The area is structured along the Avenida da Liberdade with the banking district, the big elevator de Sana Justa leading to the Cidade alta, the main shops and Libraries. You may find wonderful typical portuguese pastries nearby in the Confeiteria Nacional.
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silvia_zenova (1332) 2009-01-11 11:17
"Lisboa é boa" , especially its baroque part in twilight. I like the effect of the long exposure here, the water from the fountain seems good in this way.
JanD (0) 2009-01-11 11:36
Amazing shot. Wonderful light, bright and colors. Good contrast. Nice POV and very nice capture. Interesting frame.
flatwin (2181) 2009-01-11 11:38
bon cadrage pour cette belle prise de vue de cette fontaine
hdl (7005) 2009-01-11 11:59
Hi Steven. Crispy clean and sharp image carefully composed with a good balance and well-time exposure time.
atha2pan (3811) 2009-01-11 13:01
I like this one, as you have captured a nice photo with very good light results.
loves_summer (1310) 2009-01-11 13:24
Nice perspective of this beautiful fountain and structure. I like how you have captured the water spouting from the fountain so well and the sharpness of this image is excellent. Good colours, use of light and composition.
Thanks for sharing!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-01-11 16:36
I see, you did not miss the Confeitaria Nacional, the shop that bakes the best “Bolo Rei” in Lisbon. Did you try it?
Your shot is superb with a perfect blue hour light. I like it very much. Well done.
sacavem (18614) 2009-01-12 6:25
Very beautiful image of the Lisboa(downtown).
Great Blue Hour shot of this square. The buildings are interesting, the composition is well executed.But,with 3 seconds, the picture was very light.
Bravo et belle journée,
pilpel-adom (3018) 2009-01-14 22:25
Lovely and clean shot, Steven! I like the blue color of the skies, the people sitting beside the fountain and the rushing bus at the background...I wish you could take a broader shot of the fountain and building, maybe from the left side...It's a bit disturbing that the fountain is blocking part of the building facade...
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 10:44