Here's another photo of Forte da Graça, that has been recently declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
This Fortress is situated on Graça Mount, around 1 km far from Elvas. Considered a very powerful and original fortress, it was built in the 18th century, following the plans of Marshall Count Lippe, according to the orders of the Marquis of Pombal, as part of a plan to reorganize the Portuguese Army. 6000 men and 4000 animals have worked on the construction for thirty years.
Later, it became a prison.
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ManuMay (36097) 2012-08-05 8:04
Excellent point of view choosen and good depth sense here, th eplay of light is very good too with these warm colour tones, a great work yours!
JFS (32459) 2012-08-05 9:14
Very nice perspective and wonderful warm light, sense of tranquility...I like it!
serp2000 (42552) 2012-08-05 10:26
Good assymetrical composition, outstanding play of lights and shadows. It reminds me the old works of the one trekker from India, but your photo is great!!! My compliments! TFS!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-08-05 10:57
Hello Ana - I think this shot just has the edge on your previous upload. For me it is the light. You have done an excellent job with it here an I am constantly impressed by the quality of your light management particularly in situations like this. The line of windows running down the passage are superb with their rich warm colours and fine textural detail. The light and shade on the opposite wall works beautifully to describe the arched vaulted ceiling. Lovely work and what a pleasure to see. Have a lovely week Rosemary
francio64 (39784) 2012-08-05 13:22
bel punto di vista con il piacevole ripetersi delle finestre.
Ottimo il DOF e buona la qualità generale dell'immagine.
mesutilgim (90698) 2012-08-05 13:57
Nice interior capture with good pov and good pictorial geometry.
Good light management and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (38524) 2012-08-06 0:53
Hi dear Ana, how are you?
Sorry for my late reply, as I have just backed from 5 days trip.
Wow another artstic shot reflecting with your high sense and keen inspiration. I like the total color tone and sharp description for the errosion of the surface very much. Shades plays an important role too. Thanks for your sharing and have a nice start of a new week!
Takero in Tokyo
abmdsudi (48769) 2012-08-06 1:11
Good point, you have had a go at another version which is a bit better I think, I'm totally convinced about the strong lines, shapes and details retained but also the warmer tones bring much more impact without increasing the saturation. The effect of wide angle from this pov is evident along with its wonderful glow it gives off, excellent that you have managed the natural light very well. Congrats, TFS
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-06 1:50
a very impressive photo with attractive lights, the composition is superb. Great shot of this massive fort, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-06 6:10
I like your last two photos of the fortress, but picked this one because of its wonderful warm colours. The repeating windows and opposite shadows make a balanced composition with much depth.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-08-06 7:53
Beautiful color saturation and light management with awesome shadow play. Clarity and bold contrasts have given your POV here a pleasant and eerie feeling at the same time, excellent presentation Ana!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California......Buddy
boa (6895) 2012-08-06 11:24
very beautiful and impressive massive walls in this fortress. I like the warm light and colors here and you have also made a fine composition with a deep perspective and a good note, Tfs!
Have a nice week.
lucasgalodoido (21708) 2012-08-06 17:27
bem interessante essa imagem memso, com uma textura e cores bem agradáveis na parede. Uma imagem simples e impactante. Belo trabalho, amiga.
Parabéns e Abraço,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-08-07 10:18
A cor quente deste lugar é muito agradável. A foto dá uma boa indicação da arquitectura militar. Excelente exposição, nitidez e profundidade. Bravo.
jimkil (1706) 2012-08-08 3:44
Finely executed, love the right hand side of the shot, looks graphical with those light curves, dense in red/yellow color but sure stands out. Fine perspective chosen.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2012-08-10 4:54
Ciao Ana, great perspective on interesting interior, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-08-10 16:59
Splendida prospettiva, luce magnifica e gan POV in questa foto davvero eccellente e molto interessante. Complimenti, un caro saluto.
Tigerlily (3301) 2012-08-15 3:34
I really love the pov and light.. the warm colour and texture made the image very attractive. Well seen and beautifully taken.
josepmarin (58087) 2012-08-19 11:30
Olá, amiga Ana,
ésta es otra espléndida composición, perfectamente realizada, en la que has utilizado magistralmente el efecto creado en la bóveda por la luz que entra a través de las ventanas, y su perfecto equilibrio con la penumbra del pasillo.
Me gustan esta luminosidad especial, los tonos cálidos, y la profunda perspectiva que nos ofreces en este bello trabajo.
Pili e Josep
macjake (63172) 2012-08-26 15:26
i'm sure Malgo will enjoy the UNESCO site :)
she's on a roll with them right now :)
its really cool how a photo can deliver so much depth, and fool with our visual perceptions.
the yellow lights on the left are the main highlight though.
jmdias (59992) 2012-08-28 7:13
muito bom este ponto de vista. gosto do jogo de luz, sombras e formas que aparece na compo., bem feito.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2012-09-03 12:57
What a light
mauro61 (52855) 2012-09-03 13:07
omogeneità cromatica interrotta dalle finestre come fari che danno luce alle pareti.
Ottima la qualità,
mirosu (15870) 2012-09-20 3:11
Perfect view through this portal room. Excellent deep depth of field and marvelous light. I like the overal composition with the bright window openings and the door at the end of the room. Excellent photo!!!!
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-11-11 11:21
The picture has nice diagonal lines and that
creates a nice depth. Composition and light
management are also good.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (42267)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-27
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS 10
- Exposure: f/4.5, 3 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-05 7:40
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