Hello friends, photo in the town of Marvão, the sky was a little overexposed, but I liked this yellow car when pass through the gates, I decided to publish in the TE , I tried shooting at other cars but did not pass any more yellow :(
Between Castelo de Vide and Portalegre, and only a few kilometres from Spain, stands the peaceful town of Marvão, on the highest crest of the Serra de São Mamede.
The hilltop village of Ammaia, as it was then known, owes its current name to the fact that it was used as a place of refuge by Ibn Marúan, a Moorish warrior, during the 9th century. The Arab domination of the area lasted for several centuries and ended when the military campaign of 1160/66 for the Reconquest of the territory resulted in yet another victory for the Christian forces led by D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.
Geographically, Marvão is a point of natural strategic defence, marked by steep slopes to the north, south and west. Access on foot is only possible from the east, which was the direction in which the town gradually spread.
This fact did not go unnoticed by both conquerors and kings, who always took care to strengthen both the castle and its walls. It played a fundamental role in major military conflicts, including the fight between the king D. Dinis and his brother D. Afonso (1299), the Dynastic Crisis of 1383-85, the Wars for the Restoration of Independence (1640-68), the War of Spanish Succession (1704-12) and the Peninsular Wars (1807-11). Marvão's importance was recognised when it was raised to the status of a town by D. Sancho II, in 1266. The charter was renewed in 1299, and a New Charter was granted by D. Manuel, in 1512, who left his mark on the town with the building of the Pillory and the placing of the royal coat of arms on the Town Hall.
Inside the walls are narrow streets lined with the beautiful popular houses that are typical of the Alentejo. Amidst them, it is easy to find Gothic arches, Manueline windows, wrought-iron balconies and other embellishments in the nooks and crannies of the buildings made from the local granite.
Besides the castle and the walls that no visitors to the town will ever forget, Marvão's architectural heritage includes the Igreja de Santa Maria, a church that has been transformed into the Municipal Museum, the Igreja de Santiago, the Renaissance Capela do Espírito Santo and the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Estrela, lying outside the walls.
One of the main reasons for visiting Marvão is the beautiful view over the surrounding region. To best appreciate it, we recommend the views from the top of the castle´s high keep (Torre de Menagem) and from the Pousada de Santa Maria, luxurious hotel accommodation that has been formed through the adaptation of two of the town's houses and also offers you a place to rest and savour the delicious regional cuisine.
The Chestnut Festival, which is held in November, is an excellent occasion for visiting the town and getting to know more about its people and the local customs.
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
1/10 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
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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bema (26425) 2011-01-10 11:13
lol, i did post a yellow car this day too...
but i got another background for it..
like this secen, beautiful colors and a perfect sense of motion..
have a nice evening, see you around
boa (7581) 2011-01-10 12:11
The gate looks narrow, lets`s hope it was enough space for the car to pass through :) The car is a bit blurry and it gives a good impression of movement, beautiful environments and fine colors, Tfs.
Have a nice evening.
bebbetto (40) 2011-01-10 12:12
Your photograph is absolutely beautiful for severalreasons:
1) Ancient-Modern contrast
2) Perfect composition
3) Slightly motion of the modern subject vs the ancient one
I am surprised that TE people does not appreciate
ciakgiak (30433) 2011-01-10 12:17
l'immagine sarebbe stata molto bella anche senza la macchina, ben riprese e molto ben composta. Ma questa macchia gialla in movimento è un grande motivo d'attrazione. Complimenti e cari saluti.
bona (13739) 2011-01-10 12:21
Olá gonçalo, gostei do carro amarelo em movimento na cena, é um peugeot? Engraçado que a fachada do lado esquerdo me lembra uma face de um personagem de desenho e o arco seria a boca. Gostei desse local em Marvão.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-10 13:07
an attractive photo with spectacular composition and very nice lights, the timing is superb, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Silvio1953 (151717) 2011-01-10 13:24
Ciao Goncalo, great low POV on beautiful gate, splendid movie efect by yellow car, wonderful composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (70497) 2011-01-10 16:47
The car being blur is indicating movement. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the gate. The late afdternoon light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
chewycandy (0) 2011-01-10 19:57
a very nice framing and composition.
Interesting note too!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2011-01-11 1:00
Amazing yellow car, wonderful walls. Fine shot. Superb lightness and colours.
Good dynamic exposure. Very good contrast and sharpness.
Original vertical image. Fine frame.
dkmurphys (63761) 2011-01-11 2:07
A very beautiful composition. Fine dynamic scene, good work.
Have a great day.
Docarmo (9767) 2011-01-11 8:05
Você está sempre se superando! Esta com movimento ficou genial! Adorei!
O efeito de perspectiva, como sempre, magnífico, realça ainda mais a sensação de movimento.
(a gente fica se perguntando... será que o carro vai passar?)
siamesa (28123) 2011-01-11 9:23
Excelente ponto de vista.O portão parece bem estreito pelo menos para mim, ha,ha, ha...
Cricri (124902) 2011-01-11 10:59
Bel effet dynamique de la voiture jaune, un très joli contraste avec les vielles pierres, excellent POV, belle réalisation
paura (47186) 2011-01-11 15:02
Serve até para propaganda do carrinho, né? Tomada excelente, amigo, propiciada pela linda e antiga construção.
bukitgolfb301 (44821) 2011-01-11 15:02
My dear Goncalo
Another wonderful shot. Victory of wide focus appraoch and slow shutter speed! Best framework, nice delight color/sharp presentation and very well considered composition as usual. Tasteful color tone is splendid. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good day and best regards,
jmdias (67995) 2011-01-11 15:55
gostei da inclusão do carro, ele direciona a ação dentro do espaço fechado, gosto do contraste de cores e dos detalhes. sem o carro a foto teria bem menos impacto
hispic (9652) 2011-01-11 18:52
Ola Gonçalo ,
Yellow Peugeot seems to take a warp drive like a time machine. Very interesting motif, and a motion blur gave an exquisite movement effect to the image. yellow of Peugeot is truly pretty.
Best wishes, Hisashi
jusninasirun (17162) 2011-01-11 19:33
I like this shot for more than the beauty of the composition my friend, Gonçalo. That Peugeot 206 is just like my daily ride and that color stands out well in this classic architecture. Beautiful composition and thanks for sharing. Kind regards - Jusni
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-01-12 1:21
a nice composition. Light is tough but nicely managed. The details in the shadowed portion is very well collected. The yellow car acted as another focal point to your composition. Very well done. Tfs.
paninho (2931) 2011-01-12 4:39
Não há dúvidas que no próximo mês de Agosto tenho que programar uma visita ao Marvão!!
Quanto à tua fotografia, ela sem o carro já estava muito boa, nomeadamente pela maneira como geriste a luz na sombra e pela definição! Mas a passagem do carro acrescenta uma mais valia à fotografia pelo contraste e pelo movimento! Very nice work!
josepmarin (58359) 2011-01-12 5:48
bien captado el movimiento de este coche amarillo que parece que vaya a empotrarse contra la pequeña puerta de la muralla.
Y es precisamente ese coche amarillo el que aporta un buen dinamismo y un toque de color a la foto, que has compuesto con eficacia.
Buen trabajo, amigo.
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2011-01-12 17:03
uma composição bem interessante essa mesmo, e bom uso da grande angular. Gostei do movimento do carro, de cores nem um pouco discretas. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,
Graal (103038) 2011-01-12 23:30
amazing old walls and gate. Fine yellow accent (car). Good vertical composition and done photo.
Have a nice day.
Waylim (25436) 2011-01-13 0:03
the gate seem almost too small for the car to pass from this perspective. I like the motion blur of the car as it speed pass you, the rest is in great detail and nice sharpness. Beautiful color and well managed light in the shadow.
adramad (48996) 2011-01-13 8:12
Ciertamente valia la pena aprovechar el paso del coche para realizar la foto pues da un buen contrapunto entre lo moderno y lo antiguo, tambien da un bonito contraste de color.
Buena imagen del patio del castillo, tenias dificil la posicion de la luz pero el resultado esta bien logrado.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2011-01-13 9:31
Um belo contraste com um "slow motion" bem enquadrado.
Vasa (515) 2011-01-13 18:21
Looking for your work, Mikolaj, friend!!!!!!!!!!
yeln (11516) 2011-01-13 21:23
odlični barvni kontrasti in dober POV. avto je nekoliko hiter a ne moti. dobro narejeno!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
delpeoples (59684) 2011-01-14 6:30
Ola querido Goncalo
Hehehehe I see that you also like orange cars. Although this is a Peugot and mine is a Fiat. I like the motion blur and the absolute sharpness of the foreground. The huge foreground and perspective, your trademarks, are superbly thought-out and realised.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day. Um abraco
xuaxo (6854) 2011-01-16 10:56
Excelente contraste entre o antigo castelo e o novo carro.
Gostaria de ver mais carros com essas cores fortes. A maioria em Portugal é de carros cinzentos escuros.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-17 23:52
great capture! The unmoving ols stony walls and freshly moving yellow car create superb combination!
Good work, Ivana
ikeharel (77301) 2012-02-28 1:13
The speeding car through the gate, gave a dynamic scale to the old-town ruins. Good contrast collected, and I like the stone-pavement on ground.
Contrast of modern yellow with the brown old wall's is a nice idea.
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-26
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vila de Marvão [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-10 10:38