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Down from hell - TE Meeting

Down from hell - TE Meeting
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Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9250 W: 115 N: 13285] (64251)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-27
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x, Cokin P124 Gradual Tobacco T1
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photos with tobacco filter, TE meeting Lisbon 2010-02-27 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-10 10:28
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Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Photo in the Park of the Nations in Lisbon TE meeting 2010-02-27

Meeting with Miguel fgAeEE (nszeretlek) and his wife Annette, Goncalo (bluejeans), Filipe (Sacavem), Paulo (Juntas), Aires (airessantos) e Cidalia Bolacha

Sun Man sculpture of Jorge Vieira, created for the Expo'98. Sculpture inspired in the Sun, antropomorphus structure vacant of throughout which they promote angular forms of connecting rods and half-moons, evoking a figure human being. It has about 20 meters, 15 tons and oxide of final iron as color.

Nikon D40X
2010/02/27 12:47:42.4
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Ex+posure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/60 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
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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Hi Goncalo
This sculpture is so dynamic and it's silhouette stands out so well against the orange tinted sky. Like the effect of the wide angle too. Great sense of space.

Hi Goncalo,
Superbe presentation with this apsect of the sky, good use and result with your filter, perfect effect to show us this scupture. Well made, bravo !

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  • avene Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1587 W: 134 N: 2932] (12675)
  • [2010-03-10 11:23]

hi Goncalo,
the strange figure together with the tobacco filter create an almost menacing mood, I find the title describes the feeling very well - as if we were looking at an alien creature that has appeared straight out of our nightmares. as Nikki says - great sense of space, the wide angle really is a bonus here.


salut goncalo
statue qui en impose sous cette lumiére et ce ciel, une belle photo bien gérée dans l'expo

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2010-03-10 12:37]

Hola Goncalo

Good graphism & silhouettes of the spiky sculpture, with superb sharpness. Wonderful sunset colours as a backdrop. Tfs!

Ciao Goncalo,
bella scultura, ma anche bella foto.
Il colore del cielo è uno spettacolo a vedersi e tutto l'insieme è di grande impatto sin dalla miniatura.


Hi Goncalo,
what a shot, you took a splendid photo of this place with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are fantastic, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét!
George (György)

Hello Goncalo,
An impressive eye catching sculpture, well profiled against a fitting orange sky, is the earth burning ?

Olà Goncalo,

the monument's shape creates an impressive effect, good POV



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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125659)
  • [2010-03-10 13:43]

Hi dear Goncalo,

Smazing sculpture and what a contrast with tobacco sky! fantastic presentation of the unusual place.



Olá Gonçalo,
uma escultura das mais curiosas essa mesmo, e ficou com um grafismo forte nessa captura. Gostei do uso do filtro também. Bela foto essa.
Parabéns e Abraço

Olá Gonçalo,

Muito bom este pov, a escultura parece que caminha para nós, lol.O mostro avança....Bem apostado aqui o filtro.


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  • Juntas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1449 W: 216 N: 1809] (7960)
  • [2010-03-10 14:34]

Olá Gonçalo. Grande título e grande foto. A perspectiva ficou 5* e o efeito tabaco excelente. Muito bem. Um abraço.

Olá Gonçalo

Parece cena de filme futurístico. Excelente composição com esse animal de muitos braços.

Bonjour Gonçalo,
C'est une excellente photo de cette sculpture et une bonne utilisation du filtre tabac. Belle mise en scène pour une photo très agréable !

The master of Tobacco skies,
very eye-catching sculpture, perfectly pin sharp and the coloured sky really make the scene enhanced.
Well scene and delivered

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2010-03-11 0:32]

Ola Goncalo,
nice presentation of the Park of the Nations with the sculpture of the Sun man to dominates the place.I like the way that stands in the middle of the frame, as the way that outlined against the tobacco sky.

have a nice day,Danos

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2010-03-11 1:24]

Hello Goncalo,

Beautiful composition with this modern sculpture in front of this beautiful stormy sky.
You took us to a world of science fiction
Best regards

Extraordinário travalho, amigo Gonçalo!!
Bonita composição e peculares cores!!

Meus parabéns!!


Bonjour Goncalo
très original cette sculpture qui monte dans ce ciel tout rouge de fin de journée, tu en as fais un superbe cliché.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2010-03-11 7:34]


Sueprbe image, quelle statue, sa forem est mangigiuqe, son ampleur dans les gestes, le tout dans un ciel doux et merveilleux, ce couleurs, gransiose.

Bravo et amitié


Oi Gonçalo!
Efeito visual magnífico obtido com essa escultura de formas bastante originais!
Um ponto de vista baixo e uma composição excelentes que fizeram dessa imagem algo bem atraente e belo!
Cores no céu extraordinárias e "estraterrestres"!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2010-03-11 9:43]

O nome dessa peça de aço deveria ser o de alguma divindade relacionada a raios e trovões... Penso que já foi alvo de muito raios, não?

Abraço, amigo


Ola Goncalo
Muito bonita esta foto do Parque das Nacoes
Tenho que comprar uma lente iqual a tua....
A qualidade esta magnifica
Um abraco Amigo

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-03-11 10:47]

tonality of sky is soo different...incredible theme of the Portuguese,graphical is affective!


  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-03-11 12:50]

Essa escultura é fotogénica. Ficou bem com o céu dessa cor.

Ola Goncalo,
With the shapes and the filtered sky you get here a sci-fi like scene as in "war of the worlds"!
have a nice day JY

Hello Goncalo,
A wonderful capture of this magnificent sculpture. Lovely saturated colours and superb sharpness.
have a nice day,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
  • [2010-03-12 2:49]

Olà Goncalo,

You play wonderful with colors and light.
Also a fantastic contrast through the dark silhouette of the modern statue.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Bom fim de semana,

Ola Goncalo
Wow, impressive guy :). He has three legs for stability ;). Nice background by the yellow sky emphasise the feeling of hmm... I don`t exactly know of what ;).

Hi Goncalo,
this is really scary one I must say. The structure looks like monster from the hell. Excellent presentation and great use of wide angle lens. Fantastic sky and perfect framing, superb photo-job.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-03-12 6:00]

Olá Gonçalo,

que "louca" obra de arte. Tem um impacto visual bem forte e sua image reforça isso através da contra-luz e do efeito sobre o céu. Excelente!

Olá Gonçalo !

I can say i had the privilege to witness how that picture was born because you showed it to me just after having shot . I like the idea , the POV that invites to make up imaginary travels ...The idea of using those filters was very appropiate for pictures like those .

A pleasure to have met you ,


Ciao Goncalo, strange sculpture against a fantastic sky, fascinating composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Olá Gonçalo,

Uma imagem quase surreal, com esta enorme escultura que parece avançar sobre a cidade e ao fundo o belo céu alaranjado. O efeito ficou magnífico, usado com muita criatividade. Excelente ponto de vista e enquadramento.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-03-12 23:58]

Hi Goncalo,
unusual artistic work, amazing sculpture. Good presentation. Fine effect of tobacco filter. I like it.
Have a nice WE.

Ciao Goncalo!
Hai composto un'immagine straordinaria! C'è dentro arte, architettura e paesaggio, e tutto sul fondo di un cielo spettacolare! Eccellente anche il tuo obiettivo! Perfetta la composizione con la scultura al centro e l'inquadratura dal basso!
Anche per te e famiglia un buon fine settimana! Nino.
Continuate ad orgaizzare meeting, magari una volta ci verrò anche io!

Ola Goncalo

Great shot of this interesting statue. Great use of the filter to create a dramatic sky. Excellent composition.


Olá Gonçalo,

Your note complements the photo very effectively. It is an unusual sculpture with a message. The colors you've created with the filter are very dramatic.

Warm regards and have a good week. Um abraço!


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2010-03-15 2:38]

Hola goncalo
Une sculpture étrange, dynamique, qui s'impose sous un joli ciel ciel oranger

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-03-15 3:44]

Ola Goncalo
The sculpture is intriguing, almost mimicking an ancient dance ritual before the sacrifice, with spread legs and animated hands...interesting use of the tobacco filter and of course the wide lens...
Um Abraco

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-03-15 6:22]

Hi Goncalo, What a strange and friekish piece of art.. Well captured against the strange coloured cloud colour and formation. This would make a great post card.. Well done and thanks for the background information.. Ricx

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-03-15 11:15]

Hi Goncalo,
fantastic this silhouette with incredible shapes. Amazing cityscape, great depth, lovely colorful sky.
Great capture, my friend.
NIce week

Hi Goncalo, I am not into modern art as a rule, however this is very interesting & silhouetted against that brilliant orange sky really draws out it's sharp edges, very good detail & a nice POV, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hello Goncalo,
I've missed it ! Very nice capture, both technically and informative.
Nice warm colors and perfect details.
TFS and best regards

Excelente composição artística, digna de uma capa do Pink Floyd. A silueta da escultura com o céu laranja ficou excelente. Parabéns pelo trabalho!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2010-03-16 17:31]


gostod e fotos de esculturas e esta imagem sua está simplesmente magnífica. muito boa em todos os sentidos técnicos e artísticos. inveja boa, queria ter tirado uma foto assim. parabéns



  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-03-17 3:50]

Olá Gonçalo, gosto de saber dos vossos encontros...como agora estou longe fico-me apenas pelas vossas fotos. Esta está fantástica a todos os níveis incluindo o título bem escolhido. Parece uma fera super assustadora e conseguiste uma imagem dramática bem apropriada. Aqueles céus do teu filtro são espectaculares.
um abraço,

Hi Goncalo
interesting structure, made more interesting with the orange hue in the sky...also makes for an excellent contrast!
sharp and clear

Ciao dear Goncalo,
Curious and pleasant the graphic effect of this sculpture, captured in excellent way. A composition in which you have managed light, sharpness and colors in perfect way. Really beautiful, sincere compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-03-18 18:18]

Hola Gonçalo,
Me ha llamado la atencion esta foto en su miniatura por esa espectacular y original escultura y ese lindo cielo. Excelente perspectiva y colores.
Un abrazo,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-03-19 1:30]

Hi Goncalo
The filter increased the 'ET' mood here.
Nice graphism of this sculpture, and good framing of the scene too.
The wide angle effect adds even more atmosphere.

una foto inressante
..un po di Dalì ....o di metafisico ....

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-03-19 13:05]

Superoriginal imagen muy bien hecha...saludos

Ola Gonçalo,
Excellent composition and colours!
Tobacco filter works here very nice
Best Regards

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2010-03-20 6:23]


At first look I was wondering if you used a tobacco graduated filter and I find the answer in the setting window. I admit it is working well on this photo putting a strange ambiance going well with this strange artwork I was not knowing.


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2010-03-20 16:39]

Olá Gonçalo!
Gosto dela! O filtro deu um ar diferente ao Parque das Nações e até gosto da estátua! Devem ter apanhado um tempo péssimo nesse dia!

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  • mdetay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 1 N: 1034] (4895)
  • [2010-04-05 11:13]

Hi Goncalo,
Very graphic. Great sky.
Well done.

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