Photo in Cascais October 5 at the Plaza, we have the statue of King Pedro IV of Portugal in Brazil I
A hug and a good weekend
Pedro I of Brazil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpedɾu]; English: Peter I, October 12, 1798 – September 24, 1834), was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil and also King of Portugal as Pedro IV, having reigned for eight years in Brazil and two months in Portugal.
Pedro was born around 8:00 a.m. on 12 October 1798 at the Queluz National Palace, near Lisbon, Portugal. Named after St. Peter of Alcantara, his name in full was Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim (English: Peter of Alcantara Francis Anthony John Charles Xavier of Paula Michael Raphael Joachim Joseph Gonzaga Pascal Cyprian Seraph).
Through his father, Prince Regent Dom João (later King Dom João VI), he was a member of the House of Braganza and was referred to using the honorific "Dom" (Lord) from birth.He was a grandson of Dom Pedro III, who married his own niece Dona Maria I (daughter of King Dom José I).His mother was Infanta Doña Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Don Carlos IV (Charles IV), King of Spain.
The second eldest male child, Pedro became the heir to his father as Prince of Beira upon the death of his elder brother António in 1801.João had been acting as regent on behalf of his mother, Queen Maria I, since 1792 when she became incurably insane.By 1802 Pedro's parents were separated, with João living in the Mafra National Palace and Carlota Joaquina in the Palace of Ramalhão.Pedro, as well as his siblings, lived far alway from his father and mother and resided in the Queluz Palace, along with his grandmother Maria I. The young prince only saw João and Carlota Joaquina during affairs of state that occurred in Queluz.
Tradition in the Portuguese Royal House demanded that Pedro was to be taken care by an aia (governess), who would be in charge of the prince's personal establishment (or chamber), composed of several servants. Of the women chosen for the post, the most important was the last, Dona Maria Genoveva do Rêgo e Matos, whom Pedro regarded as his surrogate mother. She "was subject to his tantrums, but she received and returned his love." At age 7, Pedro was to be placed under the charge of an aio (supervisor), who "would guide his upbringing and oversee his education".
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/2000 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: -2.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-A
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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PaulVDV (24435) 2011-10-15 2:17
Sometimes I wonder if the Portuguese never fear that the interest for their beautiful architecture and their monuments decreases because visitors are distracted by those famous pavements :)
Another wonderful capture of that beautiful square under a wonderful blue sky dotted by small white clouds.
Best regards, Paul
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-15 2:25
Beautiful and very zanimlivo work.
Great views and perfect angle shot
Have a nice day.
besnard (55117) 2011-10-15 2:42
Une bonne prise de ce pavement. Un effet très graphique qui donne une impression de vagues.
Je te souhaite un bon week-end.
delpeoples (55094) 2011-10-15 3:09
Ola dear Goncalo
This place is intriguing. Your vertical frame and large foreground bring out the best of the graphical qualities and perspective. What a lovely little town. Excellet colour, sharpness and perspective.
dale54 (6707) 2011-10-15 3:35
beautifull place,nice feel thru out it.hi goncalo!good day!very well done pic.like it all! dr
lousat (82720) 2011-10-15 4:01
Hi Goncalo,magnificent new point of view of this very beautiful square,impressive sharpness,ground details and high saturation as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
bema (26363) 2011-10-15 4:04
another one of these truly impressive pictures and locations.. he artwork which is done here, is simply magnificent.. one gets runken when looking longer at this splendid capture!
thanks for sharing. see you soon, um abraccio Bernd
npecanhuk (70129) 2011-10-15 4:09
Repete o sucesso aqui, com esse céu muito lindo e esse calçamento também muito interessante e belo!
Formato vertical, pdv escolhido, cores e composição são destaques!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,
Um ótimo fim-de-semana prá vc!
SWEETFREEDOM (23608) 2011-10-15 4:18
great weather and perfect contrast of colors.
nice place and floor pattern
Bartleby (13552) 2011-10-15 5:01
again you put this patterned square to good use in your composition. Colors are bit over-saturated for my taste but still, cool picutre.
francio64 (39708) 2011-10-15 5:09
lunga prospettiva con un eccellente DOF.
Bello il disegno sulla pavimentazione che crea un ottimo e piacevole grafismo.
Ottimo il cielo e il contrasto cromatico che crea con la parte inferiore dell'immagine.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-10-15 5:56
what an amazing viewpoint. the colours are incredible, lovely saturation and really vibrant. the blue sky and the clouds are very atmospheric.
limielski (0) 2011-10-15 7:12
Amazing shot with wonderful colors and subject. Especially the sky and the geometrical forms on the ground are very good shown. A beautiful composition. Wel done!!
Have a nice WE
paololg (31448) 2011-10-15 7:20
Ciao dear Gonçalo,
beautiful image, especially for the pleasant visual effect of the waves on the floor of the square. Really they give the impression that the floor is in 3D! Congratulations for the excellent sharpness and the good choice of the POV. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
pierrefonds (60444) 2011-10-15 7:24
The length of the Plaza is giving depth to the composition. The point fo view is showing the details and colors of the buildings and of the statue. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
vasilpro (41103) 2011-10-15 7:58
Wonderful composition, excellent low POV and perspective, beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and colors, interesting architecture, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
gervaso (11980) 2011-10-15 8:04
O que mais me chama a atenção na foto é o efeito gráfico do piso, que ficou muito bonito e interessante, completado pela bela arquitetura ao fundo e um céu também muito bonito. Belo trabalho! Muito boa a perspectiva!
dta (71467) 2011-10-15 9:58
Hola Goncalo ,
An excellent and typical "Blujeans" composition . With teh waves of the pavememnt in the FG , teh coloured houses , and a fine sky providing some dunamism to the picture .
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2011-10-15 11:27
wow, what a composition! A really brilliant one. You got the frame very well with the texture at FG, nice architectures at middle and a superb sky at top. Excellent light and vibrant colours. A beautiful presentation in vertical. Tfs.
Docarmo (9639) 2011-10-15 11:44
Adoro estas tuas tomadas em perspectiva e com estes grafismos fantásticos das 'pedras portuguesas'. A luz está muito bonita também.
nikkitta (16862) 2011-10-15 19:11
Great low POV to show this incredible work at the Square, it makes me feel a little dizzy because of the waves it seems to produce
Great super saturated colors to best show also the white architecture
jafadabret (56501) 2011-10-15 23:39
On aurait presque pu se rencontrer, j'étais sur cette place le 28-09-2011 !
J'ai été séduit par la beauté du site. Les édifices blancs, le ciel bleu et les vagues sont bien mis en valeur
dkmurphys (52823) 2011-10-16 0:39
Your unique style brought us another fine capture. Lovely POV and colors, great catch.
Enjoy a fine Sunday.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-16 1:05
a beautiful photo of this picturesque square, the composition is spectacular, the colours and lights are splendid, great architectural details and perspective, TFS! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!
jemaflor (89405) 2011-10-16 1:23
Always interesting and photogenic these strange waves .. well captured with this large fg, perfect light and colors management, tfs.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-16 2:38
Ciao Goncalo, molto bella e particolare questa pavimentazione, luce fantastica.
ChrisJ (104429) 2011-10-16 2:56
Missed this one. Another superb shot of the repetitive & distinctive, wavy patterns of the piazza, with wonderful saturation, sharpness & framing. Tfs!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-16 7:44
Oi o Gonçalo,
eu ainda gosto de fachadas e estátua vestidas esta superfície pavimentada "instável." A limpeza e a profundidade são muito boas. A composição é hábil e interessante, como a nota. Luzes excelentes e cores. Bravo.
siamesa (27763) 2011-10-16 12:23
Belíssimo passeio que dá uma ilusão de ótica de ondas suaves. Beleza de foto.
abmdsudi (46980) 2011-10-16 20:11
Another great shot, a brain twister image, the longer I look at it the more I am hyptonised to diff reality from illusion. I can assure that had HM King Pedro still alive, he would have been more than happy to admire this magnificent square and grant the highest honour to the designer/architect for his creative works, Superb works, Well done
danos (90429) 2011-10-17 0:37
one more nice and beautiful scene from the Plaza with the crazy waves to lead-in the eye to the statue of King Pedro IV and the buildings on the backdrop.Excellent the light and the colour management.
Have a good day,Danos
josepmarin (57953) 2011-10-17 12:45
otra nueva foto con una potencia gráfica magnífica, gracias a los dibujos del pavimento de la plaza, con una buena perspectiva, una buena luminosidad y unos colores saturados muy vivos y brillantes.
La imagen es nítida, tiene un buen ángulo visual y una gran profundidad.
Es un bello trabajo, muy bien compuesto.
Graal (100166) 2011-10-17 23:39
unusual waves once more. Nice place in Cascais. Well informations and done photo.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (63039) 2011-10-18 6:00
Boa tardes, Goncalo.
The "waved" pavement is amazing, and DOF collected well on this pic. from Cascais.
Fine lightened town's scenery, and shown architecture's.
Regards from Israel on a most exciting day today.
Hansaphotos (7353) 2011-10-18 10:43
Good use of the wide angle to give us a superb view of the square. Truly a beautiful picture with a great graphical effect created by the stonework. Good colour contrast from the interesting sky as well. Great work:)
Best regards, Erling
gildasjan (42536) 2011-10-18 12:54
Ce graphisme en courbes sur les pavés donne de la profondeur à la perspective de cette place.
Angshu (56592) 2011-10-19 9:24
Fine perspective created by the wave pattern of the tiles leads us to the buildings in the BG. The statue in the middle is a good focal point. Good use of the wide lens for this fine work!
yquem46 (38750) 2011-10-19 9:27
i think this is the one that I prefer in the series
Strong colors and strong contrast, but it works well here
Cricri (111515) 2011-10-19 10:14
Superbe le POV, qui donne une impression de vagues du sol, bonne profondeur, détails et un ciel magnifique, très belle réalisation
sevy (15367) 2011-10-20 0:31
I already saw photos of this place, but mainly in B&W to underline the graphism.
Nice also to see it in colors as it also works to share the beauty and the particularity of this place.
For this time the almost half-half composition between ground and sky is working. Good setting for the contrast and the saturated colors.
mauro61 (52761) 2011-10-20 0:32
ottimamente composta la scena con un bellissimo cielo a sovrastare la piazza dalla caratteristica pavimentazione.
Ottima la luce e la brillantezza dei colori,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-20 2:41
An another excellent pice in your serie of shot with a very large, creative, graphic, efficience FG. This FG and the POV well selcetd too give depht and learn the glance to the edifice which arise in the BG. Congratulations.
marcan44 (6301) 2011-10-20 7:10
grande destrezza nell'usare l'effetto creato dal pavimento per dare profondità e prospettiva all'immagine.
Il cielo è stupendo e molto graziosi sono gli edifici che si affacciano su questa piazza.
Nitidezza e POV eccellenti.
Sonata11 (33697) 2011-10-20 7:49
This is amazing place and amazing pattern. Fantastic effect that you can get dizzy. Wonderful management of light and colors. Super sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are excellent. Perfectly well done. I like a lot. It,s really beautiful shot. My congratulation. All yours pics are wonderful. Awesome !!!
All the best,
cornejo (35919) 2011-10-20 10:38
Oi Gonçalo, uma boa foto deste belo lugar ênfase nas características do pavimento de Encanto deste país maravilhoso, um bom trabalho e bom muito bem feito, meus cumprimentos por isso meu amigo. Boa tarde e fim de semana feliz.
emilbo (22616) 2011-10-20 11:55
Magnifique prise de vue et bel effet graphique du pavé mais un peu étourdissant. L'éclairage est au max et l'harmonie de couleurs est superbe. La statue ajoute de l'intérêt à la photo et beau contraste des édifices avec le merveilleux ciel.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
ricardomattos (5361) 2011-10-20 17:22
Lindos detalhes deste pátio.Uma bela composição.Ótimas cores e nitidez.Excelente enquadramento.
wolf38 (31284) 2011-10-22 6:25
Hi Goncalo. A great outlook. Pure graphics. My compliments for this successful shot. In this masterful composition everything fits together perfectly. Really excellent. Rgds, Wolfgang.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-10-22 14:44
Excellent picture. Again, a lovely patterned floor that creates a good effect.
jmdias (59000) 2011-11-05 1:58
ficou bonita a tertura da calçada e suas ondulações típicas, cada edifício e elemento da paisagem urbana ficou muito bem colocado nesta foto em vertical. boa luz, enq. e nitidez. parabéns.
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-30
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/10.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): calçada Portuguesa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 2:05