Cabo Espichel is a place not to miss just outside Lisboa and Sesimbra. As well as being in an excellent place to provide contact with Nature and the Atlantic Ocean.
I guess that was one reason for my TE friends Jose Elias and Sofia when they took me here when we met some time ago.
We can find an agglomeration of constructions which is a sanctuary dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Cabo (The Virgin of the Cape). The church is flanked by buildings which used to serve as a hospice to pilgrims, today everything has been abandoned and is in ruins.
The main altar is Baroque in style and contains some paintings of the same era. The church dates from late XVII/early XVIII century. The blue and white tiles are symbolic of the Virgin. The main altar has a platform which was used by the kings when they visited the church. The architect of this church was João Antunes. The ceiling of the main aisle is painted with XVIII century scenes and the walls are mainly covered with Baroque paintings. The church has two shrines on either side, all from the XVIII century.
In the vestry, two excellent paintings from the XVI century signed by Mestre da Lourinhã depict S. Tiago and Sto. António. A further five paintings which hang with these are from a later date. A fine ark from the XVIII century completes the collection of artifacts found in the vestry. The façade is representative of early Baroque: the portal is crowned by a scallop shell set in stone from the early XVIII century.
The original chapel from which originates the legend of Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel from the XV or XVI centuries is little more than a white stain near the ocean, a few metres from the sanctuary. Of tiny proportions, it possesses an interesting bulbous cupola. The tiles inside,covering part of the walls are from the XVIII century.
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voightlanderfan (0) 2006-11-27 7:52
Magnificent landscape and lovely composition, the sky is fantastic.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-11-27 7:53
A work of Master today..!
You plunges us in a film of hitchcock today, good effect and good atmosphere. Good shot Jack..! I ilke much..!
Have a nice day,
Patrick & Emmy
delkoo (68) 2006-11-27 8:01
stunning black and white, your PP is so wonderful, the perspective of the huge house gives a crazy depth to your shot.
very good work
bantonbuju (51781) 2006-11-27 8:06
you may guess i love this sort of post processing - strong contrasts, highly detailed work, excellent textures...
and the architecture was astonishingly "generous" - playing with you so well;
an interesting photo,
best wishes, j.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-11-27 8:14
My compliments for this picture!!! The POV, the B&W, the atmosphere, the note...impressive.
maltese (22853) 2006-11-27 8:17
Très belle image par sa composition avec ce long batiment sur la droite et ensuite par son traitement
qui lui donne un coté dramatique.
Très beau travail!
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-11-27 8:42
Marvelous landscape and nice composition.The B&W and the atmosphere are amazing. Well done my friend...
cessy (13647) 2006-11-27 8:57
r u using IR filter ? it looks like coming out from IR filter. great BW picture
love the mood and the tones
nwoehnl (122) 2006-11-27 9:29
Hi Jack. A good work of composing for this shot, playing with the dimensions of the buildings in a good way to build perspective from a well-chosen shooting point. As far as the hollywood-style post-processing - well it is not totally to my liking, to be honest, but as a case study of what can be accomplished with the clarify tool and related stuff it certainly has merit for the site. Greetings from Japan.
ancevski (3358) 2006-11-27 9:52
this is nice photo. I like the effect and the composition.
jrzufferey (7301) 2006-11-27 10:24
Hello Jack, impressionnante composition, après traitement ça semble même un peu sinistre ton ambiance. Beau travail. Ciao/jr
kasienka (0) 2006-11-27 11:50
I like it very note is intresting too.
It look very mistic
lgir (6891) 2006-11-27 11:56
The atmosphere is sinister, but this composition in black and white is successful with a perspective bringing our glance on this church.
very good work
evanrizo (456) 2006-11-27 12:29
Woooh very impressive image, soo clear with this great depth.
Ilike the perspective you shot it and the composition, a great work.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-11-27 13:00
Incredible PP in this pic.
The POV plays well with the perspective, and brings great depth.
Very nice job,
marknunnerley (2780) 2006-11-27 13:28
happened upon this. Very interesting, great b&w and excellent pp. Creates a very odd effect, which I suppose you wanted. Bit like Jerzy's effect on his Polish buildings.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-11-27 13:40
What a beauty and interesting in this composition.One of the best photos I see as a result of an excellent pp work!Fantastic tones and amazing light.Also a very informative note!
mlopes (494) 2006-11-27 14:20
I was asking if it was HDR when i've read your reply to cessy. Nice effect on the walls... and the light is really nice also.
I've dropped Clarify and similar produtions... somehow i start to think they are easy winners to public in general, but not with this one ... i think this is a very genuine work, very good taste.
gilou530 (34) 2006-11-27 14:42
YES quel bon choix ce traitement de la photo qui la remnd magique, hormis le cadrage parfais avec des perspectives, mais quelle ambiance elle a cette photo, bravo pour le travail
kittyhawk (1692) 2006-11-28 1:07
Very nice photo, I really like the choise of B/W for this image. I allso like the comoposition and the contrast. The photo looks as if it was taken in the '50s, which is a nice effect. Nice work. TFS.
ChrisJ (100840) 2006-11-28 3:47
It looks more like a painting with the softness & pp work. Superb linear perspective & compo. Tfs!
Paolo (41222) 2006-11-28 4:07
Hi Jack, excellent image and a great PP work. i don't know if it seems an old dagherrotype or a modern paint!
excellent POV qith amazing persepctive along the main facade and great quality.
miuky (3335) 2006-11-28 4:28
Beautifull BW...great contrast and sharpness...is huge this picture...taking in some very small detailes...Perfect!!
papagolf21 (87466) 2006-11-28 5:21
Bonjour, mon ami Jack,
Tout simplement superbe. J'aime beaucoup cette très belle composition. Le noir et blanc donne à l'ensemble une atmosphère très particulière et très agréable à contempler.
Un succès, sans aucun doute.
Bluejeans (64249) 2006-11-28 8:48
Ola Jack fantastico , um trabalho de 5 estrelas !!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
vincz (19113) 2006-11-28 9:54
Amazing shot, amazing PP. i love what you did here. For some reason I feel as if it was coming from a movie or a dream where I would have to explore this so mystetious and scary empty place. Very well done.
Philippe (11836) 2006-11-28 11:49
Hi, Jack. What I like here is the excellent perspective you've created using the buildings on the right to lead us into the picture. The church appears between the cross and the buildings and is excellently framed. I must confess I don't like the post-processing too much, but the perspective is really excellent.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-11-28 13:19
The first idea that comes to me is "Dürher" because it looks like one of his special ink works.
The choice of elements teh depth, the great and long perspective here makes a superb work.
This is a very interesting place and monument
I like it
Didi (57740) 2006-11-28 14:08
good evening Jack
I especially think of an engraving with the charcoal like we can found in the books of XVIII century literatures. The composition is interesting and very original. However I allow myself to suggest masking the pannel.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-11-28 14:59
Cette photo, Jack, a le charme d'un dessin au fusain. J'aime cette belle perspective de l'abri des pélerins avec une répétition d'arcades du meilleur effet. Cette perspective amène le regard sur cette chapelle lumineuse.
Silvio1953 (125725) 2006-11-28 15:24
Hi Jack, great perspective of this wonderful architecture, great B&W composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
HOBO (5282) 2006-11-28 16:54
your pp and conversion to b&w really produces a special atmosphere, really a bit scary.
ps thanks for the note
Gregtom (7167) 2006-11-28 16:58
This kind of monochrome graphic seems to be very popular on TE lately... Imust try it too, because i become to be a fan of this kind! However, it is the right way to show such an architecture - old and impressive, telling stories. Very nice shot and really stunning place!
elmec (12210) 2006-11-29 10:53
This is amazing photo!
I like the technic You use there.
Great are the B&W tones.
Very good composition!
JCG (35129) 2006-11-29 11:15
An original treatment of the photograph which resembles a draft with the charcoal. I find the idea supberbe and gives to this landscape
another atmosphere. It is very successful, cheer Jack, I like very much.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-11-29 17:18
Very interesting PP. It gives the place a kind of post nuclear ambiance, very well captured and framed
rosaline (0) 2006-11-30 4:15
This is an impressive shot for a number of reasons. The pov is superb as it really emphasizes the depth of the scene; the post processing gives us an original look and feel to the building; and the tonality of the picture gives it a surrealist interpretation. Great note to give us the history of this place. Very well done.
faganrodney (489) 2006-11-30 7:57
Great Photo. I love the mystical feel that you created. The final processing works very well with the atmosphere of the church and court yard. The POV and clouds work very well. It's a motivation photo to get others to play with the final processing.
Emile (20350) 2006-11-30 15:32
This is an excellent B&W shot with an amazing contrast between the architecture and the sky. Very good low angle POV. Your PP is superb producing an impressive composition.
berek (40511) 2006-12-02 15:06
great mono color working. very good framing and perspective. congratulations. have a nice weekend.
my overall evaluation -> ****
TeresaT (10806) 2006-12-03 18:03
Fabulous POv here, with a perfect sense of depth due to the extensive arcades and windows that lead our eyes directly to the church on the bottom.
The contrast is perfect and the light too.
erthmuffin (1551) 2006-12-04 0:13
this looks very surreal and nearly not like a photograph at all. well done.
Georges (11185) 2006-12-10 4:08
Tres joli Post traitement.
J'aime bien ce cadrage version Pano en plus de ce N/B qui donne un exellent coté mysterieux.
Bravo Jack et a bientot
Juntas (7960) 2006-12-14 18:01
Para quem não conhece: Está muito melhor que o original. Parabéns
sacavem (18614) 2006-12-14 18:05
(PT) eu tenho muitas fotos deste local,e também já vi muitas.Mas esta composição é demais 20 valores.
have many photos of this place, and also already vi muitas.Mas this composition is excessively 20 values.
alentejo (1954) 2007-01-07 17:02
Hi Jack !
What an amazing shot indeed! It looks like a painting in black and white. The perspective is impressive with that cross on the foreground.
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-01-23
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 28-100 G
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Porto and Lisboa
- Theme(s): Personal favourites, Favorites selected by 3 or more members [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 7:48
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