I just returned from a fortnight in Europe, giving lectures on the Crystal Serenity. It was meant to be a working vacation, but 3-4 lectures on a cruise that involved ten ports hardly seems like serious work. With well over 800 images, many of them worthy of posting on Trekearth, my problem was where to start. And indeed, the photo, Welcome to the heart of Prague posted by Grzegorz Oczkowicz inspired me to post an image of Lisbon, highly evocative of his photo. Both photos feature skylines of beautiful capitals seen from the water. As the Serenity approached the dock, I called José Pires, and he identified the magnificent white structure with the cupola that crowned the hilltop as the Pantheon.
I would like to dedicate this photo to Ana Dores, Gonçalo Lopes and José Pires. We had a mini-TE meeting in beautiful Lisbon. We walked around the Alfama District, rode ancient streetcars, and enjoyed lunch in a fashionabel restaurant, once used as a monastery. My three Portuguese friends, José, Ana and Gonçalo are seen in an accompanying workshop.
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adores (39223) 2011-08-17 17:24
Thanks a lot for the dedication, post and WS:)!
Good to see your first post! You had a good view from the ship. It was taken soon - it was still cloudy by this time but the sunlight was coming for a really hot day.
It was a really good day and it was great to meet you all. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the vacation!
I'll post one soon!
Sonata11 (33426) 2011-08-17 17:44
Awesome!!! what a beautiful shot of Lisbon, splendid colors and wonderful sharpness, exposure, contrast and a very impressive composition are all excellent. An amazing panorama of this city, its architecture. I love it a lot. Congratulation. I hope to see more picture. Perfectly well done.Congratulation.
Thanks for sharing and for information.
All the best,
Suppiluliuma (3887) 2011-08-17 18:20
Dear Bulent Bey,
I believe one of the most distinctive features of TE is the ability of its members to meet in different locations, to share common zeals and hobbies, to interact face to face with the people they have known for years over the Internet.
Lisbon surely seems to be an interesting place to visit.
Selam ve sevgilerimle,
JFS (32459) 2011-08-17 22:35
What a lovely and calm shot! Well seen and well captured. I hope you had a good stay in my city.
Graal (99132) 2011-08-18 0:15
beautiful old Lisboa. Good shot from fine POV. Nice panoramic composition. Well note and done photo.
Have a nice day.
emka (82596) 2011-08-18 0:18
Hi dear Bulent, welcome back from you cruise! I am sure you and CJ had wonderful time and you were not overworked. Haha, 800 images, makes me laugh. I am looking forward to seeing them. I know you met our Portuguese friends from Goncalo post. Beautiful Lisbon panorama. Have you made it from the ship? Impressive view with this menacing sky.
Thanks for Workshop, it is the most exciting part of meetings. I also met in Lisbon with Goncalo and Ana. I see that Aires was not there, busy maybe. I think I met somewhere the person second on the left :))
Big hugs to you and Carol Jean
tober (8797) 2011-08-18 0:27
Merhaba Sayın Hocam, Lizbon gezinizin çok renkli geçmiş olduğu Workshop'daki fotoğraftan da gayet iyi belli oluyor. Keşke ben de orada olsaydım. Yaz mevsimi için ilginç bir şekilde kapalı havaya denk gelmişsiniz. Oysa Lizbon Avrupa'nın en fazla güneş ışığı alan başkentidir.
Fotoğrafta görünen bölge, limanın da bulunduğu Santa Apalonia bölgesi. Buralar çok eski, biraz da bakımsız kalan yerler. Arka planda yükselen Pantheon'un içinde Amalia Rodrigues başta olmak üzere birçok ünlü Portekizli simanın mozoleleri bulunuyor.
Başka fotoğraflarınızı da bekleriz.
sacavem (18614) 2011-08-18 3:14
....It very liked to be present in this meeting with our Bulent friend, but it found me of vacation....
I hope you enjoyed Lisbon.A short time on Lisboa :)
Lisbon has seven hills, you photographs one of hills here, with two beautiful architectural monuments. You had time to visit some? Although the photo is a little dark, it is always good for seeing the city of Lisbon from River Tejo.
snunney (87324) 2011-08-18 4:29
And, what a splendid welcome it is. A great capture of this lovely city landscape. The lighting is very attractive and the detail excellent.
mayjayne (3955) 2011-08-18 4:40
I like the light effect in this composition: streals of light in the gloomy sky, the evening sun on part of the buildings, while the rest are in the shade.
sabermonajati (9897) 2011-08-18 7:11
excellent view from city you captured.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-08-18 10:18
Linda esta vista do navio para terra , muito bonita Lisboa deste ângulo , boas cores e luz , bons detalhes.
Thanks for the book and the dedication of the photo .
Um abraço Gonçalo
saxo042 (37596) 2011-08-18 11:54
The cloudy sky brings out a fine setting for this panoramic view of Lisbon. A very pleasant scene and also a very pleasant WS group picture.
corjan3 (2095) 2011-08-18 13:03
Good evening from the beautiful Eastern Cape. The first thing that strikes me here is the feeling of tranquility brought along by all the elements in the image but mainly by the light quality. Very beautiful indeed. Best wishes.
stny (18) 2011-08-18 22:11
Günaydın Bülent Bey,
TE te torununuzla çıkacağınız cruise gemi seyahatinizi okumuştum,özellikle Portekiz karelerinizi merak ediyordum.3 ay önce bu tepelerden baktım hep tajo ırmağına ve cruise gemilere,oradan görünüş se çok sürprizli,heyecanlı ve güzel geldi sabah sabah.WS taki babaanne- toruna bayıldım,allah nazardan sakınsın,çok hoş zarif ler her ikiside.Diğer Portekiz karelerinizi sıklıkla vede ws larla dolu bekliyoruz.Size ve Carol Jean'a çok selam ve saygılarımla.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-08-18 23:21
Hello Professor Atalay,
It is a wonderful photo; Sailing into Lisbon sounds and is very elegant. It is also very nice to read that you have met some of the TE members there in Lisbon.
The dramatic sky over the hill and the wonderful skylines created by the architecture on the hill has a stunning beauty. A very soft and gentle lighting together with a natural rendition of colour is very pleasant to the eyes. It is wonderful to have you back on our site. The image presented to us is particularly special one, since this view could only be obtained from the ship. You have over 800 new images? We will be looking forward to see them on our site.
Once again, it is very nice to have you back with us professor Atalay.
With my at most compliments,
Very best wishes,
danyy (0) 2011-08-19 0:21
des lumières très spécviales sur Lisbonne, mais très douces aussi, laissant toutefois voir les moindres détails architecturaux.
Un POV efficace et un ciel de toute beauté.
josepmarin (57837) 2011-08-19 1:35
I hope that your short stay of a few hours in Barcelona was totally satisfactory. I'm sorry for the impossibility to have met with you.
In the note of this photo I see that you have met some Portuguese friends in Lisbon, and that has been a nice experience. I will try to meet them in my trip to this city at the end of October.
For the present time, I can enjoy the beauty of Lisbon by means of this beautiful photo, in which you offer us a magnificent sight on its monuments from a privileged POV.
I like the WS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-08-19 2:47
It is a beautiful photo in an a little bit dramatic atmosphere. The exposure is excellent. It is a very beautiful visual sample of this magnificent city. I like very much the ws also, with these very nice people. Good and interesting work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jhm (141973) 2011-08-19 3:52
A very well combination vacation, three weeks Europe but a lot preparations for a perfect lecture.
You picture with Lisboa a subject is very lovely, a pity a little bit bad weather.
I would here make a square image perhaps gives this better result.
Thank you very much for the WS picture with the members of TE, this is always pleasant for look at.
Very well composition, excellent of colors too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2011-08-19 10:50
a very nice and picturesque town. You captured it well from the boat. Great to see the bright light on those building under cloudy sky. Good light management and depth. An excellent presentation. Tfs.
agulberk (3794) 2011-08-19 19:45
Merhaba Bülent Hocam
Kasvetli bir havada dikdörtgen prizma şeklindeki kışla binalarını hatırlatan yapıların arasında manastırın güzel mimarisi şehrin kompozisyonunu çok olumlu yönde değiştirmiş. Bu güzelliği mükemmel bir açıdan yakalamışsınız.
Selam ve saygılarımla...
adramad (39482) 2011-08-20 15:26
A wonderful panorama of the city of Lisbon in a POV that shows many of its charms, that beautiful ideal sky with dark clouds that add beauty and drama, I like the soft light that gives the dark sky, good colors.
mumek (20202) 2011-08-20 16:48
Good evening Bulent!
Your work looks like beautiful oil painting. Great view at the city with superb light and fantastic dramatic clouds on the sky. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the interesting note
paololg (31448) 2011-08-21 9:43
Ciao dear Bulent,
what a wonderful view of Lisbon! You have managed in an excellent way the light, really hard, getting interesting detail even in the shadow areas. Also perfect the sharpness, especially in the more distant buildings. I am happy about your mini-meeting with dear Portuguese friends (thanks for the WS), this is one of the most important and pleasant missions of TE :-)
Ciao, have a beautiful week!
TopGeo (38206) 2011-08-21 10:52
Hello Bulent! Wonderful pictures!
Good exposure controlled with nice light management ... nice color tone & sharpness ... Very good shot with nice information ... from the meeting with remarkable friends TE. I is the moment when the border is only on the maps!
serp2000 (41364) 2011-08-21 21:08
I usually love the clear blue sky, no doubdt. But a similar sky adds more dramatic senses. Sometime the bad weather gives very interesting topics.
Good presentation of Lisboa, Bulent.
Greetings from Russia!
mauro61 (52631) 2011-08-21 23:50
le grandi città europee sono un serbatoio di tesori.
La ripresa dal fiume mostra la collocazione della città sulla collina alle ultime luci del giorno,
danos (88891) 2011-08-22 0:27
i see that your fortnight in Europe was constructive,especially with the mini-TE meeting with the three TE friends.You know with the Jose and his family met in Athens three years ago,enjoying our stroll in Athens.
Lovely panoramic shot of this part of Lisbon with the moody sky and the crowned hilltop to makes the scene more effective.
vasilpro (41035) 2011-08-22 8:40
Wonderful cityscape composition, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very nice view.
Best regards, Vasilis.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-08-22 13:23
beautiful views of Lisbon, beautiful light and perfect depth, the clouds in the sky very inetressanti.
Congratulations well done.
anokutan (15097) 2011-08-22 18:00
Bülent bey merhaba,
Ön ve arka planla birlikte nefis bir sunum Portekiz'den.Tebrikler.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-08-22 23:56
Hi Bulent, The weather has certainly added to this super photo you have captured of Lisbon, great mood,love the subdued lighting, Well done, Cheers Iain.
PS, Sorry for not replying sooner re my Saint Paul's post, very busy at work, I have posted a workshop of the silver sphere's in Peter's hill city, London.
papagolf21 (88171) 2011-08-23 1:13
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale qui se dégage de cette composition.
La lumière venant traverser un gros nuage nous laisse apprécier une partie de la ville avec joliesse.
Le ciel menaçant ajoute une beauté toute particulière à l'ensemble.
delpeoples (54141) 2011-08-23 4:12
Hi dear Bulent
You are back from your travels? I hope you had a marvellous time. What a lovely scene of this town and the river. The colours are beautiful, well-contrasted and the image is so nice and sharp. It's very similar to some Italian cities, what a a wonderful place.
Warm regards and welcome back
bebbetto (12) 2011-08-23 6:28
Great atmosphere in this image of Lisbon, a beautiful city.
Fascinating sunset light.
It's a little tilted to left but the same is very beautiful
Charo (51210) 2011-08-23 15:17
I see you've already got a good trip made on this trip, which I guess you've met new friends from TE and seen others already known.
A beautiful view of Lisbon from the boat, unlike the notion of the city, between light and shadow.
Very good colors and details.
Fis2 (88015) 2011-08-24 12:02
A very interesting view.
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Jakab (3867) 2011-08-24 16:16
Beside the interesting city scape I like especially the composition where the water and the sky with impressive clouds divide the picture into three horizontal parts thus increasing the effect of the play of lights and shadows on the city. Observing the POV I am surprised: it must have been a unique experience getting a first look from different cities from as high as the roof of a big house!
P.S.: I respect your creative freedom (finally the picture is a product of the free and intuitive photographer rather than that of the spiritless camera) therefore I do not criticize any technical detail here. I only remark that I would have corrected it as in the WS.
Angshu (56406) 2011-08-25 8:41
Hello Professor 'A'
Fine light you got here as the sun breaks through the clouds. The Pantheon is of course the 'crowing jewel' of the buildings in the frame towering majestically over the other houses. Thanks for the WS, showing our TE friends as well with your wife.
With Warmest Regards
Vasa (16778) 2011-08-25 9:07
Hello dear Bulent,
during your stay in Portugal, my interest was big for Portugal gallery in TE. Because that country is honor guest in Belgrade's Book fair in October. I am so glad that you visited Europe and hope see you one day in Belgrade. Since to Paololg you are very friend and big person.
I like this panoramic view with the partly sunshine. If you have the shot with the church illuminated by sun, it should be perfect. Question of symbols.
So glad to meet you and don't worry if I am not always present on TE. Warm regards,
Guenther (10915) 2011-08-25 9:13
a great atmospheric view of Lisbon. The particular light & cloud situation makes it quite special... very appealing.
polpo56 (15136) 2011-08-30 0:52
I'll have a trip to Portugal next week to participate, as the winner for Italy, the award of a photographic European competition. I will visit Almeda and Lisbon; so I can see with my own eyes the beauty of this city you have proposed in this magnificent picture.
I think that you have had a great trip in Europe... and to choose and manage a lot of pictures is a very difficult job... (from my trip in Romania I returned with 3.500 pictures: I also have a hard job to do and little time to devote to it).
I hope that the earthquake and the hurricane have not caused damage to you and your family.
Cari saluti, ti abbraccio
eldancer1 (30040) 2011-09-02 9:19
Very nice capture of light shinning on part of Lisbon against dark clouds. Awesome pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
kato (11630) 2011-09-02 23:35
You're capturing well cityscape by a good angle, so it's impressive and interesting to see a lot of houses and buildings with colorful walls standing the hill of city. And, thick clouds covering the sky give a wet atmosphere for the whole.
PaulVDV (23417) 2011-09-10 14:51
Arriving by ship must be great as a first introduction to a new city. If this is one of the first views a person gets by arriving in Lisbon, the feeling must be overwhelming.
The historic buildings, built behind each other on the hill, look wonderful from this POV.
The dark clouds add a dramatical touch to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
Urs (14082) 2011-09-23 3:50
A very beautiful blue hour shot, or at lest it could be the blue hour. Superb colour hues, the silhouette of Lisbon still has some light spots, what makes the shot more lively. I like the POV very much. Well done.
ikeharel (60401) 2011-10-09 2:28
Exactly a year ago, Oct. 6th 2010, we were in Lisbon and had same weather, Bulent.
However, this city offer wonderful sights, and monuments, vibrant and easy for any tourist.
Well taken from mid-river cruise, I know the relative exact POV on land.
Nice takn - have a nice sunday,
satyakki (640) 2011-10-14 0:39
My Dear Bulent,
I have tried to make 'Sailing into Lisbon" a little more attractive and to bring out the details of your already great shot.
See the WS please.
Also,the backdrop of the drak clouds that you ave chosen makes it a great composition.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (36141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-05
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): TE Meeting - Lisbon - August 2011 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-17 13:41
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