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Monserrate (Sintra TE-Meeting)

Monserrate (Sintra TE-Meeting)
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125659)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Event
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TE meeting Lisbon March of 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-09 1:05
Viewed: 5088
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After visiting in Sintra Palace da Pena, Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira (and in National Palace I was a few days earlier) we went to Monserrate. Aires showed me his secret POV (thanks!!). The Palace looks marvelous from there, so I show it now.

The designer of this suggestive little romantic palace was James Knowles Jr. and it was built in 1858 on the initiative of Francis Cook, Viscount Monserrate, being one of the most interesting examples of Sintra Romanticism. A work in the Romantic-Orientalist spirit, with its great circular tower, bulbous cupolas and exotic decoration, the building recalls in particular the famous Brighton Pavilion of Nash, and English Romantic architecture.

However, as José Augusto França says, "Monserrate has a somewhat different scenographic sense, based on a greater wealth of archaeological details", constituted by its inspirational roots which - via English sources - are grafted on to the Moghul architecture. A unique case of Romanticism in Portugal.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To raszid62: Monserrateemka 1 2010-04-09 01:19
To AiresSantos: Hiemka 1 2010-04-10 05:42
To Silvio1953: Hiemka 2 2010-04-10 09:57
To paololg: Ciaoemka 1 2010-04-10 10:46
To adores: Povemka 1 2010-04-18 12:05
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Witaj Malgorzata,

Very coloured edifice, very coloured shot. The red colors of the roofs in the Fg but too in the BG arise very well in the image. I like the composition with a greta prospect open to the landscape on the left and on the right.
Have a nice day,

Piękny ten klasztor, wygląda jak baśniowy zamek.
Widać mnisi cenili sobie i piękno i wygodę.
Kolosalne kolory i ostrość.

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2010-04-09 1:29]

Sekretny POV imponujący, ale obciąłbym skrawek nieba bo pojawia się wrażenie jakby horyzont leciał w lewo.

PS. I znowu bezludnie wrrrr....

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2010-04-09 13:34]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Bardzo ciekawy palac.
Ladny kadr i super kolorki.
W glebi przyjemny widok miasta.

Hello dear Malgorzata,
Wonderfull ! Amazing bright vivid colors and good pov.
Another nice entry with good and usefull notes as well.
Nice framing
TFS and best regards

ciao Malgorzata,
saturazione spinta per mettere inrisalto i colori dell'edificio immerso nel verde.
Buono il POV e la profonditŕ.

Ciao Malgorzata, great view of wonderful buiding with fantastic colors, excellent clarity, beautiful composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi dear friend Malgorzata
Wonderful POV and vivid colors in great picture of Monserrate Palace
Fine depth and contrast
Have a great weekend

Ciao cara Malgorzata,
the photo could be perfect if you didn't have too saturated the red and if there was not that ugly structure (but it is not your guilt) behind the palace. Anyway, the architecture of this castle is very beautiful. Excellent sharpness.
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
PS: I have been sorry for your President Kaczynski.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-04-10 10:09]

Hello Malgorzata, I guess I missed this one when I was gone. The shot seems to literally jump out at one when surfing the gallery. Wonderful vivid colors again, which are to my liking. Alas, I have never beenn to Portugal, but this is definitely a place to visit based on this wondrous building and your shot of it. The reds and browns in this structure are really amazing. So is this palace occupied by someone or is it a place one can view inside? Have a great weekend. Roger

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-04-10 10:19]

hello Malgorzata


nice, interesting points of view. building is fantastic.
good work. color, sharpness are great.
Congratulations for the master work!

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-04-10 11:30]

Hi Maggie,
is the roof really that red, it looks freshly painted, maybe it is , I can see the construction area. Strong light and so vivid colors, it almost hurt my eyes looking at it too long :)
Very nice compositon, beautiful day it looks like with great light.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-04-10 11:33]

HI Malgorzata!
It`s now 25 years ago that I`ve been to this fairy tale castle.Great POV and I like the strong colors and contrast.

une trés belle image ou ce batiment flashe avec ces couleurs, dommage pour l'échafaudage mais tu n'y peut rien

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-11 16:51]

The choice is great. Your realization from this position is really the best, dear Malgorzata.


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-04-11 22:03]

Hello Malgorzata
What a fine palace with bright red roof and the dome which captures attention! Well framed with the trees and good DOF to show the town in the BG

Grande partecipante a meeting fotografici .....
La foto ....lascia un po sbalorditi ,,,la nota invece spiega la complessitŕ delle forme ....portoghese , inglese ed infine un soffuso romanticismo ..orientale che porta fino all'India ed oltre .
Ottima condivisione

Serwus Malgosia!
Ekstra palac, superancka architektura. Czyby dzialal tu jakis portugalski Ludwik II Bawarski? Swietne ujecie, z gory. Kolorki ekstra. Slowem, fajowska fotencja.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2010-04-13 13:49]

Hi Malgo,this is a very great work! You work very well whit the colors and the result is a beautiful spectacle.A nice pearl from this meeting,thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ola Malgorzata ,
Este palácio e lindo tem uma bela arquitectura , gostei muito da tua foto com as cores saturadas, o vermelho faz um belo contraste com o verde, bom ponto de visăo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2010-04-17 16:36]
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Hi Malgorzata!
Good pov Aires has shown you:)! I always miss this palace when I go to Sintra. You framed it very well and I even like the vivid colours!
Have a nice Sunday!

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