This is a view of the “Vasco da Gama” shopping in Nations’s Park at Lisbon, in the blue hour.
We can see the flags of all countries of the world, in the right side of the photo.
About Oceanarium inside the Park
The Lisbon Oceanarium is actually the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world and I can say that it is really amazing. It was probably Expo 98's main attraction and during the Exhibition, lines were extremely long and waiting times were up to 4 hours! The actual building is composed of a large central tank - the open ocean- and four small tanks each representing the coastal habitat of the Indian, Pacific, North Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans. There are over 300 species of animals and plants to be seen. It cost over 60 million Euros to Build. One of the main attractions is the pair of sea otters, named Amalia and Eusebio after Portugals most famous singer and football player. When we were there they treated us to a mating ritual that re-started every 10 minutes, it was amazing! We were told that they had lost a "baby" a few weeks earlier and the female had just overcome her depression and that they were trying to procriate again. In any case, it was a unique experience. Check out the travelogues for some pictures of you might see: - Lisbon Oceanarium - Sea Otters - Lisbon Oceanarium - Open Ocean - Lisbon Oceanarium - Other You might want to plan you visit to coincide with the feeding of the animals, which can be quite interesting to see: Monday - Open Ocean day 10.30 Sharks 11.15 Rays and Sunfish 15.30 Manta-Rays Tuesday - Penguin day 15.30 Penguins and Inca-terns Wednesday - Atlantic Day 11.30 Fish, Sharks and Anemones Thursday - Sea Otter day 10.30/13.00/15.30 Sea Otters Friday - Open Ocean day 10.30 Sharks 11.15 Rays and Sunfish 15.30 Manta-Rays Entrance is 10 Eur and there are reduced fees for children (5 Eur), over 66 and Groups. Open daily from 10.00-20.00 (in the Summer) and 10.00-19.00 (in the Winter), please note that the ticket office closes one hour before.
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PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-15 4:04
A nice blue hour shot of this futuristic area, good perspective as well, but I think the cut masts on the right use too much space in your frame.
Have a nice sunday, JY
Gustaw (21670) 2007-07-15 4:06
Hi, my friend!
Very oryginal photo. I like your composition. Nice strong colours. I like your view and your reflection. Well done.
leo61 (0) 2007-07-15 4:11
WOW,what colors and light,fantastic.Good composition and a great POV.Good depth,nice reflections and wonderful blue tones of the water and sky.
flory (4848) 2007-07-15 4:20
and wuauu..blue hour is a perfectly one,love these colors,reflections,again a good angle to show us this famous place;
pablominto (53746) 2007-07-15 4:22
The rich colour are very eye-catching!
Pleasant lines in the composition are creating a fine lead-in, and the beautiful reflection is a nice bonus...
Attractive dynamic composition, sharp fine details!
levocan (2253) 2007-07-15 5:05
Great night blue and reflections.
vero07 (1781) 2007-07-15 6:57
I like very much the light you captured over the city. Nice intense blue of the sky too.
Specially amazing the reflections on the water.
Very well done.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-07-15 7:55
Ola amigo , bonita foto do Parque das Naçoes os reflexos ficaram muito bons , gostei das cores e da nitidez da foto ,parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
P.S. Estou a espera das panoramicas :)
danos (102514) 2007-07-15 8:08
An excellent night shot at the best hour of the day,the blue hour! This gives a wonderful composition with the skyscraper in foreground and its superb reflection on the water.The side with the flags give an excellent perspective in your shot and captured it from a great POV too.You have captured this remarkable view with as much majesty as one could imagine. Many thanks for your interesting note.
Have a nice day,Danos
Paolo (41230) 2007-07-15 8:57
Hi Aires, beautiful night view, with excellent colours, quality, POV and a great capture of the reflections.
Cormac (26565) 2007-07-15 9:14
Beautiful work! The lighting is just perfect in this, with the deep rich colour of the sky shown well, while the highlights of the artificial lights are exposed well too. The tower placed in the centre of the frame is good too, because it draws the eye there and makes the rest of the picture revolve around that. Well done!
delkoo (68) 2007-07-15 9:20
You were there at the right moment to get this Excellent composition .
deep perpective and beautiful reflection are very attractive to.
carper (96) 2007-07-15 9:29
lovely shot Aires,
a fantastic pov, good lines, fine perspective and a good quality, good photojob here.
Scharan (14144) 2007-07-15 9:32
Cores, luzes e reflexos maravilhosos.
Ótima perspectiva; lindo trabalho.
Vato_Law (12732) 2007-07-15 12:10
Tal como diz o JeanYves, o facto de teres tirado esta foto durante a 'blue hour' e a luz dos edificios criam aqui um aspecto futurista muito interessante. Os reflexos na agua estão tambem muito bons, assim como a sucessão de mastros criando muita profundidade na foto.
É mais um belo nocturno a juntar à tua colecção muito interessante.
veve (4189) 2007-07-15 12:22
Wow!Very attractive night shot!
The colors and reflections are really beautiful!
Great pov,fine details and perspective!
lestans (17200) 2007-07-15 14:08
Night full of light! what a place!!
very well done, you managed lights very well! TFS
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-07-15 17:26
Really great night picture!
Wonderful colours and light!
Perfect clarity and lovely point of view!
Nice reflexion, too!
zeca (19762) 2007-07-15 18:47
Muito bonita a foto, e com ótima profundidade e cores! O reflexo dobra a beleza. Ãngulo de captura muito bom!
prezntime (3946) 2007-07-15 20:28
Another stunning image Aires.
The deep blues set off the colors amazingly well. Also, you've incorporated some incredible geometery here. The receding wall to the right is awesome. Great shot.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-07-15 22:37
Desde luego, los reflejos y el trato de la luz son buenísmos!
Un saludo, Oscar
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2007-07-15 23:00
I find your experiment wonderful. Excellent composition. Well done.
salvator (19110) 2007-07-16 0:27
What canI say? It is just wonderful to put it im one word. The composition, the time to take the photo, the colors and sharpness, the details are absolutely soooooooooooo wonderful that I am speechless. The best of today for me.
Best regards. Salvator.
rigoletto (34279) 2007-07-16 0:42
Blue hour photography becomes "dark blue hour" photography here. The tones are really beautiful, thanks a lot to your selection of the cloudy sky and its reflections. The line of masts create great perspective here. Shaprness and exposure are perfect. Congrats,
vincz (19113) 2007-07-16 1:24
Great perspective, stunning colors, excellent composition with the wide blue river in a diagonal. Great work.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-07-16 2:31
Great shot, This is a really fascinating blue impression, I like the gorgeous reflection and the splendid perspective, colours are stunning. Creative and fine realization, Congratulations. Have a nice week
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2007-07-16 3:26
what an amazing blue aires and what a great compo with all the reflections... a spellbinding job, congrats...
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-07-16 4:04
Fantastic night shot , extremely good reflection in very calm water ...perfect mirror effect, compliments for the exposure time control,colors and composition
sacavem (18620) 2007-07-16 9:16
Bonito nocturno do Parque das Nações,tons azuis magníficos,boa luz e profundidade,muito bem feito este poste é muito nobre a mostrar uma parte da minha Lisboa :).
siolaw (38292) 2007-07-16 11:41
Getting used to your new toy, I see!
Nice blue hour reflection shot, with perfect colors, sharpness..good POV with flags on the side providing perspective and depth...
UnTrained (0) 2007-07-16 13:19
yes, I was right, familiar as also one from last autumn in different light. One of those I like a lot, like this! I prefer this view with more space. The blue hour light impression is great, well done.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
izmirli (3989) 2007-07-16 17:37
merhaba my friend aires
wonderful lights and reflections.wonderful night and colours.well done.
tigra (2968) 2007-07-16 20:54
Wow.. the sky color is unbelievable!!!
Fantastic view, Aires:)
Thanks for sharing
marianita (3455) 2007-07-17 2:55
ebautiful reflections adn colours1 love it
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-07-17 5:20
HI Aires, very good perspective here and beautiful blue in this image!
i like the lights and the composition too!
Balrog (102) 2007-07-17 17:38
As cores estão magníficas. Pena é que na imagem aqui apresentada, a compressão jpeg foi exagerada e apareceu uns artefactos na imagem, por exemplo no lado esquerdo da torre.
john_c (24666) 2007-07-17 21:19
Well composed with rich hues and tones, which despite much PP enhancing, are associated with the marvellous blue hour of the evening. I like the lines and graphism here, the reflections, and overall quality. Well captured.
Docarmo (9767) 2007-07-17 23:00
As cores e os reflexos aqui estão magníficos! O ponto de vista me agrada muito também e a nota está muito interessante.
Maria do Carmo
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2007-07-18 0:38
Perfect photo...The reflections, light and colors are wonderful.
axiotea (21651) 2007-07-18 1:51
Great compo at the magic blue hour with good perspective along the flags on the side, reflections and fine colors.
Thanks as well for your interesting note.
toto (0) 2007-07-18 3:07
belle photo de cet endroit la nuit, superbes couleurs,superbe vue et superbes reflets bien nets, énormément de détails bien clairs.on se demande ou commence les reflets et ou commence la partie réelle.Merci. Amitiés Thomas
Cretense (68703) 2007-07-18 6:11
I think that you might have notice that I am a nightshot lover and I can assure you that this is one of the 5 best nightshots ever uploaded in TE. Straight to my favs! Congratulations!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-18 7:29
What a fantastic night shot!, razor sharp, great DOF.
riclopes (35577) 2007-07-18 10:18
Wow, está um espectáculo esta nocturna do parque das Nações, Aires. Finalmente decidi retomar o TE, depois de um período de reflexão...
Grande perspectiva, com contrastes fortes, boa definição e uns reflexos fantásticos. A única coisa que detecto menos bem, é um "ruído" no céu, à volta do edifício e bandeiras.
Durakers (543) 2007-07-19 3:16
Preciosa foto con un POV ,un refleco una composición un color expectaculares! Felicidades por el trabajo.
ryno (6865) 2007-07-19 3:18
Hi Aires, I like this one very much. Great reflection, and the blue of the sky and water give the image a special quality. You took a very ordinary scene and made it appear beautiful in this image. Great work!
alderse (159) 2007-07-19 8:05
Very nice shoot, i love the colors.
Cricri (124884) 2007-07-19 10:33
Belle image nocturne prise a l'heure bleue ce qui donne une trés belle couleurs de l'eau et fait resortir joliment les lumiéres, bon POV, cadrage et couleurs, bravo
coco (30439) 2007-07-19 15:11
You saw very well where were the reflections and shot from the right place.
The perspective and the composition are very good and I love the way you managed the light.
anavazao (5592) 2007-07-19 15:22
depois de muito trabalho estou de volta!
Gostei da perspectiva, das cores, da luz, da composição! Como sempre uma foto muito bem gerida!Fica bem Ana:)
adores (46357) 2007-07-19 17:50
Excelente foto com muito boa nitidez, cores e luz. Os reflexos na água estão excelentes!
Emile (20352) 2007-07-19 21:44
Una fantastica foto nocturna tomada en la hora azul. Tiene unos colores muy buenos y la iluminacion esta estupenda. El reflejo de las luces en el agua esta muy bien capatada y tu POV es excelente. Gracias por tu instructiva nota.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-07-20 2:29
Hi Aires. Great photo. You have captured a wonderful sense of calm in this shot. Well composed with good depth and perspective. Excellent colours and sharpness also. Thanks for sharing.
Muse (34962) 2007-07-20 4:48
Wonderful! Cette vue nocturne à l'heure bleue et les reflets de la tour sont de toute beauté.
De très belles couleurs et une belle perspective.
Le pov et le cadrage sont tout bons.
Best regards and a good weekend to you
anes_lc (14968) 2007-07-20 8:51
this blue...and the reflexion ,amazing shot
Aires you show us beautiful places :)
jasmis (58447) 2007-07-20 9:05
Perfect night view of the town with an amazing perspective. Real gem.
Tue (42820) 2007-07-20 12:00
A fantastic night capture. The colours and especially the blue of the sky and water are really beautiful. The lighting is nice and pleasant and I find the composition very good too. Well captured and thanks for sharing!
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-07-21 0:42
Very slick image ... I like the well defined lines and sharpness of the whole image. Good balanced lighting and contrast. Well captured and composed. Excellent work!
Charo (51212) 2007-07-21 10:38
Bellísima foto con estupenda luz y color. Muy buenos reflejos de ese gran edificio y excelente POV.
atus (15856) 2007-07-21 16:01
greatly captured and composed night shot with perfect light managing and very nice and greatly contrasting colours. Great one, my friend!
Tfs and have a nice Sunday.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-07-21 18:35
Linda imagem do final do dia - a hora azul, com excelente perspectiva, cores, reflexos e muito boa nitidez. Gosto muito do ponto de vista.
Abraços e um bom domingo
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-07-22 0:54
Great blue hour capture,
Compo and POV is wonderfull,
Reflect on dark blue water looks amazing
PARDAL (624) 2007-07-22 2:37
This place in Lisboa is great, modern and at the blue hour is amazing!!!
Natàlia i Joan
elmec (12210) 2007-07-23 9:25
Such a lovely scene!
Full of colours and light, perfect mirrored architecture and light!
Very good composed, very dynamic scene!
I like it!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-07-26 13:08
Imppressive image with the reflection of the tower. Great light and good composition.
jlynx (12647) 2007-07-27 5:31
Infectiously beautiful are blues prevailing in this picture. It is strange, how much lights is in this photo performed after dusk. Beauties plays lights, fundamental reflections in water, and all very well composed and perfectly performed. Replete colours correctly , the sharpness very goods!
Best regards from rainy about this time of Poznan,
berek (50506) 2007-07-27 9:31
Ola Amigos ,
very good one of one reflections. I like beautiful blue and your composition very much. take care.
alvaraalto (19778) 2007-07-29 12:47
Beautiful expressive night shot. The a-symmetric composition is marvelous and the contrast between the steel blue sky and the yellow light is excellent. The reflection completes this great picture.
anesugur (18789) 2007-08-01 13:09
Very beautiful scenery.
Good exposure and very nice reflections.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
balatrek (7455) 2007-08-10 10:33
Impresionante atmósfera, una iluminación diferente y llena de fuerza, me gusta la composición, está bien equilibrada, fantasticos colores y un buen reflejo, parece una imagen del futuro, buen trabajo.
paura (47186) 2007-08-17 16:08
Muito linda essa foto amigo. Você conseguiu um ponto de tomada que propiciou uma excelente composição. As cores e a quieta agua, repleta de reflexos interessantes, ficaram igualmente boas.
Toba_O (123) 2007-08-19 2:48
I like this very much
the colours the compositon the
mikeo (12129) 2007-08-19 13:16
OO LA LA:)
Another great photo showing Portugal.
Aires, you are a perfect advertisement of your country. Your pictures really make me feel like visiting it aqap:)and I am sure not only me...
Perfect POV, sharpeness and colours.
Really well done,
Stepan (27210) 2007-12-14 23:32
The urban and modern mood works well here... A good pov, a good light management. That's OK.
avene (12675) 2008-06-10 17:45
this photo came up at random in your intro page, and I'm glad it did, the colours and lights are simply amazing. the strong line of the flags on the right create a great perspective and nicely lead the eye into the shot, towards what looks like a crystal constraction, weightless and full of light. excellent photo, my compliments.
with best regards,