A morning view of the Fatima's Basilica, after rainy night. A night procession and a general view posted on the 2 Ws's.
Clic here to see 1st night post .
Two important annual dates has the pilgrimage town of Fatima : May 13th and Oct. 13th. A week ahead of those dates, there are numerous religious events like day and night Masses and processions.
We arrived on Friday night to town and there was a ceremony in 6 langugaes ( as there were 6 delegations from 6 countries) and a procession than after.
The name of the town comes from the Arabic name Fatima, a Moorish woman who captured by Christian forces during the Reconquista, was converted to Catholicism, and baptised before marrying a local Count .
The basilica built to commemorate an events in 1917 when 3 peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary". The children experienced the purported Marian apparitions in place where the sight is.
The fascinating story of Fatima: Read the web page attached .
Location on map: 39.6312, -8.673
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lousat (57704) 2011-02-10 9:31
Hi Ike,a morning view whit the colors of the blue hour.Very nice! And nice is the composition too whit a great sens of spaces and very good quality as usual.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-02-10 9:40
Serene morning, nice basilica, nice depth, sharp image.
eldancer1 (17088) 2011-02-10 9:43
Uma igreja bonita e imponente e capturado muito bem. A base nos povos no primeiro plano a igreja é muito grande. Eu gosto de seu pov e bom uso da luz natural que vem do lado, dá à foto alguma profundidade. Cores agradáveis. Bem-feito, tfs.
ManuMay (33357) 2011-02-10 9:48
Great one! Superb composition, and very good sense of space and dimmensions, this morning light fits well to the scene and bring this soft blue tones very beautiful!! Great work!!
Have a nice day...
adramad (27556) 2011-02-10 10:02
Very nice composition, I like the effect of the surface, it looks as if it were water, the soft light that illuminates the high tower on one side slightly, gives a nice touch to the facade in contrast, which in turn highlights the soft color the sky.
Good brightness and color.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-10 10:22
Excellent morning's light nad good presnettaion of this sanctuary. The large Fg give a greta depht to the image and learn the glance. The peoples on the left give an interetsing idea of the important scale of the place.
Have a nice evening,
JFS (32179) 2011-02-10 11:06
Impressive scenery, it seems a huge swimming pool! Great light and POV.
Silvio1953 (98217) 2011-02-10 13:08
Ciao Ike, beautiful composition with lovely Basilica, wonderful morning light, excellent clarity and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
raszid62 (18212) 2011-02-10 13:56
I was there in 2005. At first, I thought that the city was struck by a flood. Place looks at flooded with water. And that's just wet pavement of the square. Very well composed picture and great quality photographs.
הייתי שם בשנת 2005. בתחילה חשבתי כי העיר נפגע שיטפון. ילדים מסתכל מוצף מים. וזה רק כביש רטוב של הכיכר. מאוד מורכב גם תמונה וגם תצלומים באיכות מעולה.
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2011-02-10 14:37
Hi my dear Ike
I am very happy that your Portugal sereis are endless.
This is another very tasteful and impressive image shot agaian. Perfect stable horizotal framework you get. Nice presentation for excellent soft color and light. Very clear and sharp in the detail indeed.
The composition is also well considered and organized.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good last day of a week and best regards,
Takero from a rainy Tokyo
pierrefonds (48369) 2011-02-10 15:41
The distance between the statue and the church is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Fatima basilica. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
emka (58194) 2011-02-10 21:50
Original photo, after rain it looks like on the lake. Strange effect. Great blue colours and good depth.
But I didn't like the place at all. So much, that I didn't make any photos :). So comercial, all these stands and shops! Wax legs, hands,... terrible for me.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-10 21:57
clear blue sky and its reflection on the wet ground are strange and beautiful in this view,
the beautiful basilica is well captured in the stable composition,
light and air are clear and delightful so much,
thank you for your excellent shot,
mauro61 (52527) 2011-02-11 1:23
ampia inquadratura sul santuario con i tanti pellegrini presenti.
Luce difficile ben gestita.
Bluejeans (64239) 2011-02-12 2:23
Ola Ike ,
Bonita foto neste lugar de paz em Fátima , bom ponto de visão com a basílica de fundo , bonitos reflexos de azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
clic (11033) 2011-02-14 8:53
Many thanks, dear Ike.
You composed a magnificent setup, featuring the Basilica located precisely on a vertical tier line, so that attention remains stuck on it!
Pleasing allover blue cast due to wet pavement for an impression of cleanliness!
claudeD (24173) 2011-02-14 9:31
Hello Ike ,
very interesting shot from Portugal.The principal color here i this picture is blue.Good composition and excellet sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Juntas (7958) 2011-02-16 8:04
Hello Ike. Strange to see that place not crowded. Very nice perspective, good colors and sharpness. Composition is great including several elements to see.
Fátima in in Santarem district not Leiria (I know that most of the photos are located like that but it's wrong).
Have a nice day.
jmdias (45820) 2011-02-21 6:49
nice framing of the square and the basilica. my grandomother walked a lot during many years to reach this sanctuary, homeland of my ancestors isn't so far from here. I ever visited the place since 1968 until 2001
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-03-05 12:03
A worldwide famous pilgrimage place Ike,
Interesting note and explanations, good view
Have a good evening
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (37378)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-09
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-10 9:28