Hello friends, a photo on the walls of the town of Marvão ,I am one of the highest points of the castle walls the angle of view is enormous, inside the courtyard of the castle are some areas for improvement works of passage.
Nearby the border with Spain, situated between Castelo de Vide and Portalegre, on the highest point of the lovely São Mamede mountain, in Alentejo, is situated this charming village of Marvão.
In a peacefull and relaxing environment, surrounded by 13th and 17th century defensive walls, Marvão rises high, with its lovely white houses, narrow and winding streets, showing that time is not as quick as it often seems.
The archaeological vestiges of the region date back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic Period, with many menhirs and antas all around the area, as well as an important Roman archaeological station.
Its strategic location, on the higher point of the São Mamede Mountain, with difficult accesses, that served as a natural protection, and near the border with Spain, made of Marvão an important Portuguese defensive point for many centuries, being the stage of several battles and political conflicts.
Visiting Marvão, one has the certain of visiting history itself, along these historical streets, with gothic and manueline inheritances, and medieval testimonies of other times, marked in the typical granite constructions.
The Castle and its imposing walls from the 13th century are unforgettable monuments of the village, yet Marvão has much more to offer to the visitor, like its Mother Church of the 15th century, or the old Santa Maria Church, nowadays an interesting municipal museum with ethnological and archaeological collections from the region.
Located next to the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, from the highest points in Marvão, like Torre de Menagem (Watchtower) or the Pousada de Santa Maria, one can enjoy of astonishing landscapes throughout the surrounding natural area.
Outside the village walls, are located the lovely Espírito Santo Chapel and the Nossa Senhora da Estrela Convent, which saint is said to be miraculous and once believed to be the reason of the Portuguese kingdom’s protection, and every year the festivities dedicated to her are widely famous.
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 11.5mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/160 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off
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dip (23888) 2011-01-24 11:29
wonderful panoramic shot,excellent perspective and depth of field,
very good choice of POV,well done!
siudzi (34141) 2011-01-24 11:45
Wow, what an amazing colors of the sky you achieved here! The view from the castle is really wonderful however the sky is breathtaking. Excellent work. Congrats!
Many thanks for sharing.
vasilpro (41187) 2011-01-24 13:31
Wonderful composition, excellent light management, very good contrast, lovely colors, beautiful sky, very good POV and DOF, interesting castle.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
pierrefonds (61904) 2011-01-24 14:46
The point of view is sending my eyes toward the walls of the castle then toward the mountain which is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me the details and colors of the exterior wall and of the courtyard. The afternoon light is embellishing the colors. Have a nice day.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-24 15:23
great view, the composition of the photo is superb, a romantic atmosphere with beautiful details and lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
jmdias (59992) 2011-01-24 15:31
linda foto, apanha mesmo o espírito deste local, onde as linhas de horizonte distante rodeiam tudo. de certa forma as cidades do norte do Paraná, minha região, são um pouco assim, erguidas nos montes e com amplas vistas. teriam na certa castelos se estivessem na europa.
linda vista, gosto muito dos detalhes interiores das muralhas, da paisagem grandiosa e do céu que parece uma renda a cobrir tudo
wgreis (8267) 2011-01-24 16:13
sua foto feita de um ponto de vista mais elevado ficou muito bonita. Gostei muito das cores, particularmente do azul do céu mesclado com as nuvens bem suaves.
A muralha é bonita e deste lugar dá para ver qualquer coisa bem distante.
Parabéns e abraço.
emka (89373) 2011-01-24 23:38
Finally we are on the top. Great panorama, very wide view and nice blue(jeans) sky.
Warm regards from snowy Warsaw
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-25 0:40
An impressive shot and especillay an excellent and impressive propsect effect. The POV is very well selcetd and the wall learn the glance in the discovery of the landscape. the very good managment of light give too beautiful contrast.
dkmurphys (54485) 2011-01-25 1:46
Wonderful capture, fine and picturesque place. Great work, have a nice day.
siamesa (28105) 2011-01-25 4:37
Bom dia Gonçalo
Eita! Isso é tudo de lindo. Uma foto magnífica com um ponto de vista nota 1000. Parabéns, amigo.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-01-25 8:31
molto bello questo POV scelto, dà molta profondità alla foto, grandi dettagli, il cielo è fantastico.
npecanhuk (72044) 2011-01-25 8:33
Que amplidão! Que céu! Dá vontade de sair voando... sobrevoando!!!!
Linda foto, com excelentes pdv escolhido, nitidez, exposição, cores, formato horizontal, moldura em preto e branco, composição e pp!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo,
jemaflor (91279) 2011-01-25 10:59
Well managed, colors are perfect and well contrasted and interestinf depth with the perspective, good result.
josepmarin (58087) 2011-01-25 12:55
gran vista aquí, bellísima, muy profunda y con buena nitidez, en un buen encuadre, que nos da la impresión de estar volando como un pájaro.
Buen trabajo en el tratamiento del RAW, has obtenido un alto nivel cromático y una exposición magnífica.
Una bella realización, amigo.
Graal (101108) 2011-01-25 23:34
great view, superb POV You had. Fine presentation of castle, defensive walls and landscape in BG. I like it. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (113605) 2011-01-26 1:04
Une belle série sur le château, bon choix du POV qui donne une vue magnifique sur la paysage, les jeu ombre et le contraste des couleurs sont superbe et le ciel bien sur sublime
lousat (85018) 2011-01-26 4:05
Hi Goncalo,what a long long long perspective until the sky! I like a lot this style,ant the usual impressive contarst,very good sharpness and warm colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
Silvio1953 (133778) 2011-01-26 10:26
Ciao Goncalo, beautiful composition with fantastic sky, wonderful perspective and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56740) 2011-01-27 21:06
The never ending walls look like the Great Wall of China! Excellent wide view with fine depth, deep upto the mountains in the BG. Like the perspective of the clouds in the sky! Well done!
paura (47186) 2011-01-29 4:21
Paisagm fantástica. Beleza de tomada, amigo.
Juntas (7960) 2011-02-04 9:34
Olá Gonçalo. O ponto de vista é um espectáculo e dá para ver quase até ao fim do mundo. As cores estão muito boas e a definição perfeita. Bom enquadramento que nos coloca os olhos em bico :) Muito bem.
Abraço e bom fim de semana.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-05-21 23:46
La photo est bien faite avec cette pointe fortifiée qui s'avance dans ce paysage grandiose.
J'aime la lumière et cette impression d'espace.
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-26
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vila de Marvão [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 11:25