As you can see from my uploads, my vacation time in Portugal was very rich in extreme experiences ranging from a gay beach to the sanctuary of Fatima but believe me this is just the beginning...
Fatima is a very interesting place. There are crowds of believers arriving here every day from the whole Europe. As you can imagine this may heavily impact the traffic. We were lucky to participate in the prayer at 21.30 which is very atmospheric due to candles which people bring with themselves.
You can read about Fatima’s history here. I will just mention that in 1917 three children had multiple visions of St Mary here. The children were so convincing that on the October 13th they were able to assemble a crowd of 70,000 people in this place, many of which had a vision called the Miracle of the Sun. Some people saw it other didn’t, it is certainly pity that they did not have digital cameras at that time.
This shot taken at a sunset light is my personal interpretation of how beautiful the colors may have been at that famous evening. Of course this pretty basilica was built much later and now it hosts the tombs of those 3 children.
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Amaz (11475) 2009-09-21 2:15
This is absolutely incommon composition!!
Excelente capture and wonderful colours!!
The POV is superb!!!
Brillant work, Mariusz!!!
emka (100039) 2009-09-21 2:18
Witaj, bardzo ładne zdjęcie z Fatimy, śliczne kolory zachodzącego słońca i nie widac tej strasznej komercji, która tam panuje. Mnie się tam tak nie podobało, że nawet nie zrobiłam zadnego zdjęcia. Bardzo ładne te kolumienki. Z przyjemnościa oglądam Twoja relacje, bo to znane mi miejsca.
dta (79124) 2009-09-21 2:21
Hello Mariusz ,
As you say , a superb evening light , for this fine picture . An excellent choice of framing , to show us this interesting architecture .
daddo (26900) 2009-09-21 2:26
Hi Mariusz.Mellow mood with these warm colours and subdued light. Interesting POV which maximizes the play of light and shade and adds architectural richness near and far. Lovely moment. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
LeeLoo (0) 2009-09-21 2:26
Dear Mariusz Kamionka!
Very interesting information.
Original point of view.
Very good composition.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-09-21 4:03
Your composition is great using the arch to frame the scene. The lighting and colors are great with the areas of sun and shade creating nice contrast. The photo is sharp and your POV is outstanding.
npecanhuk (75592) 2009-09-21 4:46
That's a very beautiful picture!
The vertical format, the point of view and the composition are all excellent in this photograph!
Level of sharpness, exposure, depth of field and colors are very good too and the visual results of all those elements are truly eye-catching, interesting and enjoyable!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards and greetings from Brazil,
Have a very good week!
jjanczyk (2579) 2009-09-21 6:29
Sliczna kompozycja, super kolorystyka.
Zastanawiam sie jak Ci sie udalo zrobic zdjecie bez tlumow i wszechogarniajacej komercji w tle.
danos (99271) 2009-09-21 6:30
one nice shot with the bell tower of the Basilica,to seen from the arch on the foreground.I like the pastel colours of the day as the warm afternoon light, that make the scene so attractive and beautiful.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
pauloog (11751) 2009-09-21 8:19
A curious place it is, for believers and non-believers. And catched here in beautiful soft side light that creates a wonderful play of light and shadows.
celmaleite (4974) 2009-09-21 11:57
Excelente composiçăo e cores bem interessantes. Gostei de ver o santuário assim através da moldura formada pelas colunas. Belo trabalho, parabéns!
Fis2 (99766) 2009-09-21 14:21
BArdzo fajnie obramowales ten piekny kosciol.
Swiatlo i kolorystyka nadaja ciekawy klimat zdjeciu.
Graal (103032) 2009-09-21 23:40
o - Fatime odwiedziles! Tez tam bylem, cos tu mam w TE takze. Pomyslowe ujecie, fajny efekt spoirzenia na sanktuarium i kosciol poprzez arkady. Podoba mi sie.
Juntas (7960) 2009-09-22 11:25
Hi Mariusz. You caught a beautiful light here and made a very nice composition. I was there several times and never saw the sanctuary 'without' people. Have you erased them? :) It's really a shame that only two foreigners (you and Mikolaj) put Fátima in the right place. Shame on us (portuguese) and thank you. BEst regards. Paulo
denisn72 (8300) 2009-09-22 17:58
You did a great and original use of the columns as a frame. Great architecture of the further sanctuary building. The light is very interesting and the contrasts are excellent too. A good work!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-23 3:43
Wonderful light in this magnificent picture of the Fatima's Santuary.
Unusual POV, very well framed and done
Regards my dear friend
lightsensor (757) 2009-09-24 5:53
you are right about it! the sunlight creates miracle on everything. the sun light is great on this one, as well as the way you frame the church too. nice job!
photoray (13981) 2009-09-24 15:13
Like everyone else a well designed and wonderful golden lighting, with the column arch leading the eye towards the cathedral.
Longroute (19396) 2010-04-15 7:10
You have pearls of rare beauty in your gallery which I had not yet seen... This is just one of those!
The composition is so perfect and harmonious that seems the natural frame for this church. And miracle here is just the right word, not only for the obvious reference to the place, but for this enchanting light which makes everything appear divine! We have a real masterpiece here.
You deserve the best compliments,
Urs (14082) 2010-04-20 5:43
What an excellent shot, framed and done with following all the photographic rules. You also could take advantage of the sunset which produced a superb reddish light. Perfect job, congrats. Thanks for your critique of my food shot from Sainoi. Eating every few house certainly is good for health, but in some offices you never know when they will be working
delpeoples (58616) 2010-08-13 3:14
Hi Mariusz, what an amazing light you've captured. And very artfully through this arch. The image is perfectly exposed and the arch looks wonderful with the vertical frame. I also like the distortion of the wide-angle lens. Great job, lucky you being so close to travel to Portugal and Turkey etc. Have a good weekend, Lisa
adventurer (264) 2011-07-17 13:44
beautiful warm lighting, you got lucky! Very pleasant feeling and a nice composition indeed. That's exactly what photography is about...the light!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-07 9:20
Beautiful image of the bell tower seen from 'arcade. Gorgeous light of sunset giving to 'image a fairytale atmosphere. Excellent POV as well as the perfect cut. Really a great job, thanks for sharing it.
The best regard's, have a nice day ... Marino
fritzi007 (11069) 2015-07-07 14:10
interessantes Foto, sehr gute Abendstimmung, Licht und Schattenkontrast ist genial, sehr gute Farbmischung und Kommentar!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
ikeharel (72955) 2015-07-14 7:44
Good evening Mariusz,
We saw Fatima only by night, and it is quite amazing to see this under golden afternoon light. We also saw a night ceramony and parade that was most impressive. An intriguing story about the miracles happened there. Chosen a special POV through the archs.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (37843)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portugal 2009
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-21 1:24