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Belém Sunset

Belém Sunset
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Goncalves (Juntas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1449 W: 216 N: 1809] (7960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-30
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D40, SIGMA DC 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OS HSM, Cokin 121 Grad Grey (ND8)
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
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Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lisbon views by Juntas, Sunset by Juntas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 8:24
Viewed: 4044
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tagus River
The Tagus (Spanish Tajo, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtaxo]; Portuguese Tejo, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtɛʒu]; Latin Tagus; Ancient Greek Τάγος Tagos) is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 1,038 km (645 mi) long, 716 km (445 mi) in Spain, 47 km (29 mi) along the border between Portugal and Spain and 275 km (171 mi) in Portugal, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Lisbon. It drains an area of 80,100 square kilometers (30,927 sq mi) (the second largest in the Iberian peninsula after the Douro). The Tagus is highly utilized for most of its course. Several dams and diversions supply drinking water to most of central Spain, including Madrid, and Portugal, while dozens of hydroelectric stations create power. Between dams it follows a very constricted course, but after Almourol it enters a vast alluvial valley prone to flooding. At its mouth is a large estuary on which the port city of Lisbon is situated.

Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2011/10/30 18:19:42.2
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 G
Focal Length: 155mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/100 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off

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Hello Paulo,the industrial nature of the BG adds interest to the evening sky.
The setting sun is well positioned and the photo has good recession with the figures walking nicely into the frame.
Nice photography.

Ciao Paulo,
un bellissimo tramonto rosso fuoco sul Tago.
Buona l'idea di includere la banchina e la persona che cammina per dare prospettiva e profondità all'immagine.
Eccellente lavoro
Buona serata

Hola Paulo,
Me gusta esta puesta de sol sobre el estuario del Tajo, con la silueta del monumento a los Descubridores, en la parte derecha de la imagen.
Muy buen encuadre.
Saludos, Carlos

Bonoir Paulo.
Superbe cliché!!!!
Magnifiques couleurs et choix du POV excellent.
Un grand bravo.

Hello paulo
Un couché de soleil rouge avec la silhouette des bâtiments, grue, personne sur le quai: c'est superbe.
Bonne soirée

Ola Paulo ,
Algum tempo que não aparecias por aqui :) , fantástico este pôr do sol em pleno outono com estas tonalidades laranja , gostei muito das silhuetas na lateral da foto , bons reflexos , parabéns!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-11-14 11:39]

Ola Paulo,

wow.. what an magnificent sundwoning and great scenery, you have captured here in a very splendid picture! like a lot the colors and great pov..
splendid mood indeed!

thanks for sharing, see you soon, cheers Bernd

Ah! You are back! Very good!
Hope every thing is fine with you...

And you are back with a very intense image, not only because it's a sunset, but It's the composition which makes it so effective and expressive. The walkway assure a fine perspective and the Belém tower is like a vision in the distance. Even the cranes contribute to make it interesting while the sailing boats near the sun add a romantic touch. I think that you did a very good PP to get that reflection on the sea with no burnt parts.
An excellent work,

at the end of October I have been not too far from you...

Hello Paulo,

very good composition with excellent use of a long focal length, to increase the size of the sun and excellent reflex that used a graduated filter gray, to keep the details of the scene without burning the sky.

Regards Dino.

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2011-11-14 16:08]

Olá Paulo!
Longa ausencia, hein:)? Mas voltas com um bonito por do sol. As cores estão excelentes e a composição tambem. Gosto especialmente das silhuetas das pessoas com o Padrão ao fundo.

Hi Paulo...
lovely sun set shot captured from harbor area with a nice chosen POV...like the magical red tone sky with falling sun into the golden tone sea...the walking man in BG add a fine touch for this image...
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also good...


Hi Paulo,
A lovely illustration of that place. Very artistic capture, incredible atmosphere.
Well catch, have a nice day.

Olá Paulo,
um por de sol muito bonito aqui mesmo, e gostei as silhuetas dos guindastes ao fundo, ficou bem interessante. Belo trabalho, amigo.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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