Photographer's Note

Hi dear TE friends,

I made this picture from Monte da Caparica. It's 6 km from my point until the Alfama in Lisbon. The Main building is the Panteao Nacional, in the known Alfama.

I caught the '25 de Abril' bridge in the midle. In the background you can see the 'Vasco da Gama' bridge.

Have a nice day !

Monte de Caparica is a locality in the parish of Caparica, the municipality of Almada and the district of Setubal, Portugal. It belongs to the Greater Metropolitan Area of Lisbon

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the Castle of Lisbon and the Tejo river. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths. It contains many important historical attractions, with many Fado bars and restaurants.

During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city, which later spread to the West (Baixa neighbourhood). Alfama became inhabited by the fishermen and the poor, and its condition as the neighbourhood of the poor continues to this day. The great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake did not destroy the Alfama, which has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares. Lately the neighbourhood has been invigorated with the renovation of the old houses and new restaurants where Fado - Portuguese typical melancholy music - can be enjoyed. from Wikipedia

Nikon D40X
2008/11/02 14:37:31
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/18
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto +3
AF Mode: Manual
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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