Photo of the natural park Sintra Cascais, in the background is mountain of Sintra
I chose this version in black and white because I think that stands out the walkway and sticks.
I have a picture like this in color I'll post later. we have the background hills of Sintra
Natural Park Sintra Cascais
The Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais was created in March of 1994, and includes the area parallel to the coastal stretch from Cidadela in Cascais to the River Falcão, and the Sintra Mountain Range to the agricultural area in Colares.
The main purpose of this Park is to keep safe the fauna and flora of this blessed region.
The Park is divided in two distinct zones: the agricultural zone that produces especially fruit and wine, and the coastal zone, with its beautiful beaches, cliffs and dunes.
The Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais presents an amazing diversity of environments and landscapes, including dunes, forests, ponds, a beautiful coastline with sculpted rocky cliffs that put together astonishing beaches, the imposing westernmost point of the European continent Cabo da Roca, and, in the centre, the magnificent Sintra’s Mountain Range and all the area classified by the UNESCO as World’s Heritage.
In the territory of the Park diverse species of oaks prosper, as well as eucalyptus and pine trees and all the exuberant vegetation of Sintra’s mountain range.
The Park’s Fauna is also very diversified, and one can easily come across birds of prey such as falcons, owls or hawks and also maritime birds like seagulls and Procellariidae, several reptiles and amphibious species like salamanders and toads, and, of course, a great variety of mammals, such as vixens, moles and hedgehogs.
The Park is located next to the huge Lisbon metropolis, and amazingly, it has been able to preserve all the compelling territory of the westernmost point of the European continent and to harmoniously coexist with Nature and the human presence in a territory so looked-for construction, that has been suffering over the years a demolishing economical and technical evolution.
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
1/160 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-S
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
Reserved copyrights: The present photograph is intellectual workmanship protected by law 9610/98 being forbidden to the reproduction for any way without the previous authorization in writing it author. Please contact Gonçalo Lopes
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mesutilgim (68590) 2012-05-16 10:55
Nice b&w capture, with many interesting notes.
You have utilised here a perfect pov and succeded to create a perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (9385) 2012-05-16 10:55
excellently composed image of this beautiful Natural Park and dunes.Good idea to present it in B&W.Superb POV on the fork of these paths.Good job,but anyway I´d love to see it also in colors.So I hope you´ll post it too.
Desejo-lhe uma noite agradável
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-16 10:56
an impressive B&W photo with spectacular composition and perspective, superb lights and details, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
baclama (15643) 2012-05-16 12:03
un joli noir et blanc avec un cadrage bien choisi..
bien vu et bien fait
lousat (58414) 2012-05-16 15:31
Hi Goncalo,it's very strange to see a black and white in your gallery,but another time the result is really fantastic,magnificent geometries and perspective and great details,i like the idea!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
chandrapranil (979) 2012-05-16 15:31
What a magnificent shot this is. The shadows on the land and the contrast in the sky is spot on. Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for sharing
bukitgolfb301 (30387) 2012-05-16 17:22
Hello my dear Goncalo
I think this is the continuation from yesterday's one but so different image you creat by using B&W.
Reasonable framework and perfect composition you captured.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Sonata11 (28748) 2012-05-16 20:43
interesting pathway in two direction, charming place with an amazing perspective and fantastic management of light, color, sharpness, perfect clarity. Marvellous execution photo job. An excellent result. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
timecapturer (31250) 2012-05-17 3:25
a great composition with a choice of directions that entice and invite. Superb clarity and light that work well in B&W. Elegant lines and shadows all presented so perfectly.
Regards - Brian.
delpeoples (45684) 2012-05-17 4:15
Ola dear Goncalo
Another excellent wide-angle shot of this wonderful unspoiled area. I like the perspective of the two paths going off diagonally. The clouds look waonderful in B&W and you have good contrasts. Thanks for sharing, parabens.
dkmurphys (37399) 2012-05-17 5:03
Very fine artistic capture. I like the big V of the roads. Nice catch, enjoy the day.
jlbrthnn (79787) 2012-05-17 5:12
A perspectiva é interessante, passando a luz de um lado para outro da foto. A escolha do preto e branco é criativo, e acentua o sentido artístico da composição. Excelente luz, nitidez e profundidade. Bravo.
Oceania (2371) 2012-05-17 7:07
The angle of the walking boards makes the photo beautiful.
abmdsudi (27098) 2012-05-17 10:24
This image gets viewer to focus straight onto the 'V boardwalks extending the depth into the far distance. Strong impact in black and white and good decision as this bring out more starkly really emphasises the focal of interest without colours to distract. Great tonal contrast, sharp and excellent exposure control, Well done
patdeph (35738) 2012-05-17 12:08
I prefer your pictures in colors, but here also, there is an impressive double perspective, and a superb sky.Excellent!
jmdias (46230) 2012-05-17 16:18
muito bom o enquadramento apanhando as diagonais que vão em direções opostas, gosto das linhas do céu, uma bela foto em branco e preto.
pierrefonds (48661) 2012-05-17 19:05
The distance between the woodden sidewalks and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of this area of the park. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (38062) 2012-05-18 5:00
A version slightly diff. but in B&W.
Good depth and sharpness, and personally I like the natural colors.
Lovely. Bom fim de semana,
Silvio1953 (99177) 2012-05-18 7:48
Ciao Goncalo, beautiful B&W composition with fantastic perspective, impredssive sky, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Nicou (98741) 2012-05-19 0:41
Quelle compo NB superbe iamge et compo avec ces pontons de bois qui partent vers l'infini le bonheur sueprbe compo e tiamge.
bravo et amitié
siudzi (24681) 2012-05-19 2:11
An interesting shot of this unique place and landscape. The b&w version was a good decision in my opinion. The visual effect is awesome. Very well done.
Have a nice day!
danos (74478) 2012-05-19 3:00
excellent and well chosen the POV from the natural park of Sintra with the wooden corridors to create depth and perspective in the image.
I like the b/W format with the sky clouds formations to make the scenery unique.
Have a good weekend,danos
npecanhuk (54207) 2012-05-19 4:20
O preto & branco caiu muito bem para esta imagem!
Luz difícil, mas foi bem gerenciada! Destaque para o formato horizontal, pdv escolhido e, certamente, para a composição esmerada!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,
Cricri (87288) 2012-05-22 4:42
Un choix du N/B bien contrasté, l'angle de prise, le rendu des détails et des ombres, belle présentation
ChrisJ (87654) 2012-05-22 6:11
Good symmetry between the dual board walk tracks with excellent sharpness & tonal range. Superb light contrasts & a dramatic cloudy sky that adds interest. The angled V shape adds interest. Tfs!
TopGeo (38000) 2012-05-23 11:34
an impressive B&W photo with spectacular composition and perspective,great 'low' POV, very good framing and composition! Excellent perspective! Great light management, excellent choice of frame with great contrasts!
josepmarin (55191) 2012-05-29 6:53
Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
no había comentado esta foto aún.
El blanco y negro crea una sensación muy fuerte sobre el paisaje que nos muestras en este encuadre, y da un buen toque dramático al cielo y a las nubes.
Me gusta el fuerte grafismo de la bifurcación de esta pasarela, y el juego geométrico que añade a tu composición.
Es un trabajo potente y bien realizado.
Pili e Josep
Angshu (51394) 2012-05-30 1:06
Excellent twin perspective created by the two paths! The B&W works very well for this picture & the tonalities especially the grey tones work well. Good work!
Robert1969 (6330) 2012-06-03 13:05
Great point of view and composition: the
picture has now a double depth.
Light management is also great and the
B&W version gives a timeless feeling, but
it makes the viewer also curious (I like
that) with the question: "how is the
picture in color".
kato (7076) 2012-06-22 10:19
You're capturing well this scape by a good angle and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the wooden walkway with sticks divided into two directions. It's good view for the plateau which spread ahead and the low mountain in back, too. And, the shadow projected to the walkway draws out a good effect as well as thick cloud in the sky.
Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64241)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-05-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x, Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey ND2
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-16 10:40