This last Friday I went to the village of Serpa near the village found this little chapel, just took this picture because it had a wire fence around and some dogs :), this day was very hot 35 °c and lots of light.
Serpa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛɾpɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal, in Alentejo Region, with a total area of 1104.0 km² and a total population of 16,178 inhabitants. The Guadiana River flows close to the town of Serpa.
The present Mayor is João Manuel Rocha da Silva, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition and the President of the Municipal Assembly is José Jacinto Sargento Valente, also elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.
Serpa is of ancient origins and its establishment probably preceded the coming of the Romans to the area. After the Roman occupation, the neighbouring town of Beja (known as Pax Julia to the Romans) became the Roman capital of Pacensis (southern subdivision of Lusitania province) and Serpa was settled by Roman settlers. The archeological remains of a Roman Villa today lie close to Serpa.
The Moors settled in Serpa after their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and remained until their defeat at the hands of Portuguese forces fighting their way south during the period of the Reconquista (the Christian re-conquest of Iberia).
As a result of Serpa's proximity to the Spanish border, the town has always been a defensive stronghold and today is still surrounded by thick castle walls. The town castle stands in the middle of town and is partly damaged as a result of the last Spanish invasion.
Owing to its rich past, Serpa offers much in historical interest to visitors, including archeological sites, the town walls, the castle, the aqueduct, the clock tower, the town's museum and numerous interesting old churches.
The area surrounding Serpa consists mostly of wheat farms and wheat has traditionally been the staple of the local economy employing many people. Due to the area's strong agricultural reliance much of the area's people have traditionally been peasants or sheep herders.
After the Portuguese Revolution of 1974 the Portuguese Communist Party gained strong support in the area and its popularity continues to this day.
Today many urban residents of Lisbon, Beja and other cities maintain country homes in Serpa or take weekend breaks to the area as a result of Serpa's rural location and laid back lifestyle.
Serpa is famous for its cheese, a spicy and strong-smelling cheese made in the area and eaten throughout Portugal, although a good one is now hard to find. Other local and regional specialties include Shepherd's Lamb Stew, a Clam and Pork dish and Sweet Potato Pastries. Slightly to the northeast, Pias 38°1′16″N 7°28′39″W is known for its wine.
The municipal holiday is Holy Tuesday.
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
1/640 sec - F/9
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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bema (26425) 2012-07-16 13:56
think there is to do bit of painting, befoe this church looks pretty again..
a nice summer feeling imho, not the same wet feeling we have here in midsummer europe!
have a nice evening, um abraco Bernd
dale54 (7902) 2012-07-16 15:13
hi goncalo.really like this! great contrast to this,beautifull chapel too! tfs! dr
lousat (91430) 2012-07-16 16:59
Hi Goncalo,what a idea to take this chapel from a lateral point of view,the result is very nice,great details,colors and the best light management for the best white of the facade.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (66476) 2012-07-16 17:57
The trees are helping to frame the chapel. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the chapel. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
siamesa (28121) 2012-07-16 19:10
Boa noite Gonçalo
Super interessante esse ponto de vista. O céu contribuiu para maior beleza da composição.
Sonata11 (33841) 2012-07-16 21:00
Wonderful composition and frame of this interesting architecture of this a little chapel. Wonderfully executed photo of this place with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF too. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing. I like it.
All the best,
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-07-17 0:06
É atraente e interessante olhar afiado
Cores combinado com imagem
Gestão em luz e contraste
Tenha um bom dia
pajaran (60673) 2012-07-17 4:03
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o selu i kapeli ...
Lep pogled na staru kapelu.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, , lepa arhitektura.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Artigo muito interessante e bem sobre a aldeia ea capela ...
Bela vista da antiga capela.
Boa imagem de contraste, nitidez e perspectiva, belas cores.
Bom trabalho e composição, bela arquitetura.
Bom texto com os dados fornecidos para a técnica utilizada e os elementos da imagem.
Tenha um bom dia e bem-sucedido, tudo de melhor.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-17 4:47
fascinating POV and composition this. Really like the effect of this profile shot and the shadows the light creates along its length. Top marks for orginality looks wonderful pitched against a Goncalo blue sky. 35C eh! only 20 degrees higher than here in an English summer!!
Regards - Brian.
dkmurphys (58789) 2012-07-17 6:03
Very fine POV of this old chapel. I like the contrasts and the textures. Well seen, have a nice afternoon.
Nicou (142210) 2012-07-17 7:28
quelle chapelle sueprbe quelle forme et perspective, avec ce rendu sur la roche ce beau ciel limpide fantastique cpatage et ocmpo.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (71475) 2012-07-17 8:02
Boa tardes Goncalo,
No dogs and 35c hot day would scare a photographer, determind to take a shot...
Use of the CP enhanced the white edifice in good contrast.
Not much remain on this chaple, as probably suffered attacks in the past - but I like it's typical small turrets.
jemaflor (97333) 2012-07-17 9:28
Original architecture for this little chael, good angle and light management, tfs.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-17 9:45
a beautiful photo of this little chapel with fantastic lights, the composition is very attractive, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
emka (97717) 2012-07-17 23:54
I do not find this chapel specially beautiful but the archirtecture is very i nteresting and worth seeing and posting. original diagonal composition.
danos (97879) 2012-07-18 3:01
well chosen the POV with the white side of the chapel to captured perfect.
I like the contrast of the colours,the brilliant light management as enhance the vivid colours of the scene.
Have a good day,danos
shevchenko (20516) 2012-07-18 3:24
What an unique church in rectangle shape while looking from this pov, good frame to show it, lovely old architecture, nice charming view in a sunny day, distinct photo, good shoot.
jmdias (64488) 2012-07-18 7:45
talvez um pov um pouco mais à esquerda tivesse apanhado mais a fachada, ainda assim é um belo trabalho, gosto dos volumes da lateral e das cores. uma pena vc não ter tido acesso total ao prédio.
aqui continua gelado, ao menos apareceu o sol agora.
abmdsudi (54101) 2012-07-18 8:13
The chapel is clearly catches the eyes in this perspective and superbly arranged in this manner with dark blue sky creating a stunning contrast. Excellent textures, sharpness and colors as well the depth. Splendid informative picture, Great effort. Congrats
Fis2 (97695) 2012-07-18 8:47
Bardzo ciekawa budowla.
Szkoda, ¿e nie widac wiêcej, troche dziwny punkt widzenia.
bertolucci (13362) 2012-07-18 10:12
A strong take on this chapel with it clear lines and sturdy style: I like the angle,the colour palet and the rendition of the shadows. And you can feel the heat. Very nice work, parabéns !
Abraços and best regards from Rotterdam,
Royaldevon (38896) 2012-07-18 15:35
This building is very eye-catching with its white textured walls contrasting so well with the blue sky and the ochre coloured land. The shadows reveal its contours nicely. Good sharpness.
Lovely viewpoint to give an angled lead from the f/g to the b/g.
My warm regards,
Cricri (119541) 2012-07-19 0:28
Un POV "presque" obligé a cause des chiens :-)) cela n'en reste pas moins un POV intéressant, tout comme le contraste des couleurs, l'architecture de la chapelle
delpeoples (58080) 2012-07-19 2:29
Ola dear Goncalo
Ooh what beautiful colours, such excellent sharpness and the bokeh effect from the wide angle is just marvellous and so very artistic. A very creative shot, parabéns.
Silvio1953 (143278) 2012-07-20 12:20
Ciao Goncalo, great POV on lovely chapel, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (58357) 2012-07-21 12:39
Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
con esta foto has celebrado tus 8 años en el sitio, y aunque un poco tarde, quiero felicitarte por tu constancia y tu magnífica galería. Parabéns!
Tu foto nos muestra esta capilla con su sencilla arquitectura blanca, que se destaca sobre un cielo azul muy intenso, con un bonito contraste gráfico y cromático.
Buena gestión de la exposición, que ha dado un gran resultado fotográfico.
Un bello trabajo.
Pili e Josep
ourania (45534) 2012-07-22 5:56
your point of view and angle of capture as well as the church's architecture give great perspective to the picture. Despite the strong light, we get the fascination of an antique, mysterious, maybe deserted place. There's superb sharpness and capture of textures that contribute to the strong character of the picture. I love the vividness of the natural colours and the marvellous light management that has enhanced this composition so effectively. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
aliabazari (16170) 2012-07-22 20:06
Selecione uma boa visão da parede da capela. O registro é feito bem.
No que diz respeito
Angshu (56758) 2012-07-23 4:54
The light does appear very strong. The long shadows of the roof tiles on the white walls creates a nice impression. The contrast with the blue sky is appealing!
- Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) (64251)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vila de Serpa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-16 12:34