Today a photo taken a Praça da Figueira in Lisboa. The partial statue we see is from former King 'D.João I' and castle on background is the well know 'St. George's Castle', one of Lisbon's Ex-Libris. This square one of the most busy of Lisbon's downtown is well known by it's shops, cafés, and due to it's placing in the center of Lisbon's downtown. It's surrounded by magnificent old buildings very interesting from the architectural point of view, each one, by itself, well worth to be seen an photographed. Passing point of Lisbon's charming old trams, and buses, the square is always filled with people working, passing or simply walking around on hollidays.
Before the 1755 earthquake it was the place for 'Hospital de Todos os Santos'.
On the draw of 'Marquês de Pombal' this square was thought as an 'Open Market'. In 1855 a covered market was there built, demolished in the 50's. Nowadays the buildings are occupied by stores, cafes and hotels.
Right on it's side we can find another well known square 'Rossio'.
Hope you enjoy the photo!!! The partial buildings you see at the bottom of the picture (which I don´t like), I couldn't remove them without croping the statue and the castle which I didn't want to.
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xavshot (69835) 2006-04-17 14:40
très bien vu cette compo avec cette statue qui marche sur le château. C'est bien réalisé. La lumière est très belle et j'aime beaucoup ce ciel. Bravo
Paolo (41222) 2006-04-17 14:46
Hi Paulo, wonderful composition. a wonderful sky, a small frame made by the castle and that beautiful statue.
great colours, light and focus.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2006-04-17 14:52
Muito bom o angulo de tomada dessa foto, e as cores ficaram muito boas também! Parabéns!
elmec (12210) 2006-04-17 14:54
Great shot with the monunet in the first plane and old castle in the back!
Great idea for the perspective!
Nikofan (1090) 2006-04-17 15:09
St George castle is under siege again!
Beautiful composition : I like your sky!
And...Thank you for the historical comment and sharing!
sovieira (289) 2006-04-17 15:21
Amazing this photo, it looks like he's taking over Lisbon :)
You're right it would be better without the building but I sure that a WS would resolve that, unfortunately I'm not able to do it...
The sky is superb, excellent color.
Composition is a must.
Mat87 (225) 2006-04-17 16:33
It is an amazing shot, great perspective, grea colors... everything is great! Just perfect!
drago (4826) 2006-04-17 19:05
The title fits perfect with the picture.Great POV,well done!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-04-18 12:29
El cielo y la vista eesstan muy linndos, pero mem parece que deberias habebr tomado un par de epasos hacia atras yyaa que la escuultura cortada en la mitaad en este contexto no esta muy b ien
abhishek (288) 2006-04-18 16:37
Brilliant POV. The colour of the sky has come out really well!!! Bravo!!!
Posted a workshop. Hope u don't mind.
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-18 17:27
um trabalho bem elaborado, lindo o ceu e a estatua no lado esuqerdo dando uma linda perspectiva a foto
aznegrao (10316) 2006-04-18 18:03
Lindo lugar e composição, o cavalo cria uma perspectiva dinamica. Gosto da sua sensibilidade de captar as formas e nuances e agrupa-las no lugar certo.
berek (33349) 2006-04-18 22:11
I just say great. very good framing colors and composition. congratulations.
have a nice day
Meaning Sense :-))
jbweasle (9373) 2006-04-19 4:20
Hello Paulo, you have a wonderful perspective with the horseman seeming to be ready to jump over the castle. The sky is incredible - is this real or was it subject to much post processing?
gebala (0) 2006-04-19 4:31
hello, great compo, I like how you showed this place:)exellent colours, great sharpness:) well taken, rgs
evanrizo (456) 2006-04-19 6:21
Nice background, very interesting angle, very good moment with the birds on the statue.
cjmm (4479) 2006-04-19 14:28
I really like your composition, with the statue 'entering' the scene and the walls in the lower plane. It gives some kind of 'medieval' feeling to the image.
Un abrazo, saludos,
pranab (5354) 2006-04-20 11:06
wonderful composition. the small building at the bottom is a bit distracting but not a big deal. good color and light management. good dof.
donluicu (24718) 2006-04-20 18:06
i like this pov, and it doesn't really atters if we see the buildings behind..
wjat pp have you done to the sky..it seems so blue..
bravo for this comp
jjbach (9324) 2006-04-20 18:54
Excellent photograph, very well composed. I like very much the point of view and the angle you chose. Wonderful depth and fantastic colours on the sky. Splendid and original work!
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-04-21 4:24
Great great great foto....scenario in high!!!pov y is the best!!my GNGRS my frend...Nikiforos
dHitman (0) 2006-05-07 3:57
Brilliant composition with lovely colors. Love the sky with glow like effect. TFS!
riclopes (35577) 2006-07-30 14:32
Excelente foto Paulo!
Eu que até tinha uma foto desta estátua, que ainda não tinha decidido se iria publicar, fico inibido depois de ver esta imagem. POV muito original e com uma composição muito bem conseguida. A ideia do cavalo a marchar para o castelo é realmente boa. O céu é fantástico e as casa de que falas não me incomodam. E já sei a quem roubar as notas informativas, quando precisar (eu sou muito preguiçoso nesse campo).
marietom (34607) 2006-12-15 15:55
J'aime beaucoup le cadrage de cette image, ainsi que les couleurs. Le bleu du ciel est sublime !
Balrog (102) 2007-10-24 7:06
O céu ficou muito estranho mas a perspectiva está óptima...
umutlu101 (13296) 2010-07-22 1:24
j'aime cette composition.
- Copyright: Paulo Mendonca (Vato_Law) (12720)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The End of Portugal as a nation, Your favorites on my photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-17 14:35
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