Hello friends,photo on the Miramar beach and the small chapel :)
Capela do Senhor da Pedra - Miramar
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/1000 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: -1.7 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
The Lord of the Stone Chapel is located in the parish in Gulpilhares, municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto district and is located by the sea and is based on a rock.
It was built in the seventeenth century, of hexagonal plan with a main altar and two side altars and gilded Baroque / Rococo. It has diverse religious statuary, emphasizing the image of Christ crucified. The pilgrimage to the Lord of the Stone is one of the most typical of Vila Nova de Gaia and the parish of Gulpilhares is a party too old to be held annually on the beaches of Sr.Stone on Trinity Sunday and continues until Tuesday following Monday.
The origin of the worship of the Lord Christ in the Chapel of the Stone may have originated in ancient pagan worship of the naturalist, the pre-Christian peoples, whose gods were worshiped in nature, was subsequently converted to Christianity. The market next to the entrance of the chapel, is a tile panel, monochrome blue, with the following inscriptions:
Tile panel on the left:
"THE PLACE WHERE THIS RAISES THE LORD OF THE STONE CHAPEL is certainly the oldest place of worship HIM BEFORE THE PARISH TO CELEBRATE CHRIST BE PAGAN ALTAR"
Tile panel on the right:
"THE ORIGIN OF THE GROUP OF POPULATION Gulpilhares Reassemble the longest service as is well demonstrated by the archaeological remains NOTED THAT THIS REGION HAS BEEN FOUND"
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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Sonata11 (33795) 2011-12-26 18:25
what a very beautiful composition of nature and framework as well. Impressive and beautiful relaxing atmosphere at this place. Marvellous photo. I love it. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV, are perfect. Awesome work.
All the best,
kato (11630) 2011-12-26 21:27
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the contrast of the dune and blue sky. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by four objects of dune, sea, church and sky. And, it's kind to eyes.
serp2000 (44013) 2011-12-26 23:32
Excellent format, splendid landscape. I see that weather is not for a swimming or sunburning. Original composition, when the main subject situated on the deep background.
Happy New Year!
josepmarin (58357) 2011-12-26 23:55
Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
la pequeña capilla aparece detrás de las formas del paisaje de la playa en el primer plano, aportando un toque humano en un entorno natural muy bonito, gracias a su elegante arquitectura.
La composición está bien estructurada, con una imagen luminosa, equilibrada y con unos buenos colores.
Un bello trabajo.
lousat (90604) 2011-12-27 1:34
Hi Goncalo,beautiful capture,the little church is like the cherry on the cake,it seems a peacefull beach too as i can see! Great perspective and impressives sharpness and colors as usual.Happy holidays to you too and thanks for share,Luciano
jhm (152164) 2011-12-27 3:47
Lovely soft and pleasant picture with these beach scene as subject.
Perspective and depth are very pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition, real colors.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you and your family a healthy 2012,
ikeharel (70607) 2011-12-27 3:50
The already known church (from your gallery) is place in excelent POV on image.
The beach obsecured by the small sandy hill in FG, and I like it's askewed angel on image.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-12-27 4:50
molto bello il contrasto tra il mare , il cielo e la terra, una luce molto particolare.
complimenti ed un felice 2012 !!!
pierrefonds (65796) 2011-12-27 4:59
The distance between the dunes and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the dune and of the sea. The late mornning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (75026) 2011-12-27 5:28
Foto bonita e interessante!
Gosto em especial do pdv escolhido, da composição e do manuseio da luz (difícil)!
Parabéns, abraços e BOAS FESTAS!
adramad (45294) 2011-12-27 7:31
Un paisaje hermoso el de estas dunas, con el toque de verdor de la hierba sobre la arena, magnifico ese oleaje que podemos ver, ideal el toque de la capilla en la distancia, que te da un gran DOF a la composicion.
Un colorido magnifico y un muy buen equilibrio de la luz. Bello trabajo, me gusta.
Pasa unos felicies dias.
vladic (4561) 2011-12-27 9:22
Excellent format, paysage splendide. Ici, on est entre la réalité et le rêve. J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance, surtout où ciel et mer se confondent.
Une année exceptionnelle!
erhan1958 (15685) 2011-12-27 10:31
a very deserted beach
I would like to be there
I need the sun
hapyy, healty & fun 2012
wgreis (8267) 2011-12-27 11:09
a foto convida a focar o olhar na casa, bem no centro da foto. A imagem parece ser um pouco dramática, não só pela vegetação rasteira próxima da praia e também pelas cores entre nuvens e céu.
Silvio1953 (141955) 2011-12-27 11:48
Ciao Goncalo, fascinating landscape, lovely composition with beautiful church, superb sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (63912) 2011-12-27 15:37
bem bonito o enquadramento com as dunas cobertas de vegetação e o detalhe da igreja espiando ao longe. boa luz e nitidez. por aqui uns dias de calor insuportável e estiagem.
dkmurphys (57972) 2011-12-28 1:57
Lovely scene, I like the windy atmosphere and the fine colors.
Well catch, have a nice day.
Nicou (141100) 2011-12-28 2:45
Très belle compo et iamge superbe vue quelle belle formes avec ces herbes dans le sable ce découpagne et juste dans l'arrondi cet édiffice en fond superbe recherche de cadrage.
Bravo et amitié
patdeph (35748) 2011-12-28 3:56
the church is built on a very original place,on the beach, but on the picture,it's very small,just a beautiful detail in a splendid landscape where I love the colors.
Royaldevon (38371) 2011-12-28 4:20
Good Morning Goncalo,
Oh, you have positioned yourself well for this shot! The dunes make a fine slope across the frame and the little church is peeping secretively from the dip.
Fine colour saturation and pleasing, contrasting textures.
Have a good day,
ChrisJ (113137) 2011-12-28 4:52
Superb warm versus cold color contrasts between the yellow sand & blue sky & sea. Excellent sharpness & well composed. Th bg church makes a good focal point. Good fg textural details in the dunes. Tfs!
Cricri (118709) 2011-12-28 5:10
Un joli aperçu de l'église a partir des dunes, j'aime le POV, les couleurs et l'arrivée des vagues belle présentation
Meilleurs voeux 2012
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-12-28 8:12
Oi o Gonçalo, eu espero que a elevação de mares, sucessivo ao efeito estufa, não vai destruir a igreja. Uma fotografia interessante, clara e funda. Trabalho bom.
A tarde boa. Meilleurs Voeux pour L'Année 2012!
danos (97395) 2011-12-29 0:41
nice the landscape scene with the church to be seen through the alley on the sandy beach.
I like the beauty of the place with the contrast of the colours to are superb.
I wish,to you and your family a wonderful,peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
Graal (102752) 2011-12-29 10:21
nice landscape by sea. I like the dunes and chapel in BG. Great nature. Photo well done.
Happy New Year 2012 for You!
mafegan (8624) 2011-12-30 16:37
Looks to be an unusual place for a chapel - almost hidden from view amongst the sand-dunes - until I read your notes. A fine composition. Best wishes for 2012, Marlene
mkamionka (36250) 2012-01-02 1:00
very interesting composition with the church appearing so tiny further among the dunes. Good idea for the title to emphasize the building, it attracts the attention pointing out also the scale of this place.
Very well spotted.
I have tried a similar approach some time ago, please have a look HERE.
Happy New Year!
NaturalLand (617) 2012-01-02 4:40
Christian Portugal fading in the distance, swallowed by evil and the absence of humans
jemaflor (96705) 2012-01-03 23:21
Well taken, interesting omposition with the focal point well placed in the view between two dunes, nice tones, tfs.
Angshu (56750) 2012-01-04 7:52
A distant view of the church you've showed us before...I like the use of the dunes in the FG which makes this picture different.
Wish you & your loved ones the very best for 2012
Kielia (24077) 2012-01-23 5:47
another beautiful impression of this already well known church with a very interesting perspective. Excellent photo work! The composition is outstanding. My compliments!
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The End of Portugal as a nation, The End of Christian Western Europe, Capela do Senhor Da Pedra - Miramar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 16:37