The beautiful Praca da Ribeira on the banks of the Douro River is well know and the cafe's here do a good trade on most days. Here they are getting ready for breakfast even though it was already 8.30am. No one seems to get up early on a Sunday morning in Porto.
In the background you can see Jose Rodrigues 'O cubo' scupture from the 1970s. A very pleasant place to sit and enjoy a coffee or a meal.
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jhm (134384) 2011-04-18 3:35
I see the weather reports of Portugal, I see almost 30° Celsius, this is very extraordinarily medio April.
All these tables wait on tourist, very well taken without people.
Also nice fronts in background.
Excellent perspective nice depth.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
snunney (78641) 2011-04-18 3:35
You have chosen the point of view very well looking across the rows of empty tables towards the delightful background buildings. I was rather surprised to see that there were not many takers, but your note explains why. The image has good light, colours and sharpness; the detail is superb.
dta (62264) 2011-04-18 4:25
Hello Chris ,
these are the charming old buildings of Porto . And you've captured this square from an excellent low POV , with the fine effect of diverging lines of pavement in the FG , and the red triangle of tables in the second ground .
alin-m (3716) 2011-04-18 6:17
Superb picture of this square.Very nice place.
Sergiom (53605) 2011-04-18 9:39
La terrasse semble prête pour recevoir beaucoup de monde pour le diner et ces dossiers de chaises rouges fournissent une belle tache de couleur. Le post traitement est bien réussi.
sabermonajati (8819) 2011-04-18 12:15
interesting place you shot.
bukitgolfb301 (34210) 2011-04-18 13:25
Hi my dear Chris
I enjoy your portugal sereis very much.
A wonderful shot! Nice combination indeed!
An excellent presentation by very well considered framework, so fresh color and very sharp focsuing in the details as usual.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day evening!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
vasilpro (40701) 2011-04-18 13:28
Wonderful composition, beautiful place, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very nice details, interesting architecture, I like the perspective from the 10mm lens.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
froggy45 (380) 2011-04-19 3:08
superb point of view and the wide angle that captures the entire square. Lovely detail of the empty cafe and the freshly washed tiles. I must say I have never seen this place so empty, lucky you!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-04-19 13:50
The composition is skillfully made with the graphics of the pavement, the chairs and the tables. The perspective and the depth are remarkable. The facades among which the forms and the colors are varied, are very interesting to discover. The light, the neatness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ifege (9967) 2011-04-20 0:54
They've probably only just gone to Bed Chris and has the advantage of providing a crowd free square for photos. Good one.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K200D, Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5, ISO 400
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 3:23
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