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A special captivation

A special captivation
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Copyright: Josep Marin (josepmarin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7631 W: 196 N: 16153] (59237)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-31
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D7000 DSLR, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200 3.5-5.6G ED VR II, RAW, Hoya Pro1 Digital MC CPL 72mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Lisboa 2011
Theme(s): Lisbon TE meeting 04/11/11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 12:11
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
I took this photo from the Castelo de São Jorge, a viewpoint favoured over the city of Lisbon, a perfect place for the photographers. In fact, from there I took a lot of photos.
In this capture, I zoomed in, in order to close the angle in a framing on the roofs and the architecture of the city, centring my attention on the Elevator of Santa Justa and the Convento do Carmo, in the Chiado.
The graphical wealth and the geometry of this urban structure were very interesting, and were composing a really attractive image, though the day was very cloudy and the light was not the best, since it was not generating shades on the buildings.

I hope you like.

Copyright © - This photograph is an intellectual property of its author, and is protected by the Law. The use or reproduction by any way without previous written authorization of the photographer is strictly prohibited.
Please contact: josepmarin@ono.com


Tomé esta foto desde el Castelo de São Jorge, un mirador privilegiado sobre la ciudad de Lisboa, un lugar perfecto para los fotógrafos. De hecho, desde allí tomé muchas fotos.
En esta toma, metí un poco de zoom para cerrar el ángulo en un encuadre sobre los tejados y la arquitectura de la ciudad, centrando mi atención en el Elevador de Santa Justa y el Convento do Carmo, en el Chiado.
La riqueza gráfica y la geometría de esta estructura urbana eran muy interesantes, y componían una imagen realmente atractiva, aunque el día estaba muy nublado y la luz no era la mejor, ya que no generaba sombras sobre los edificios.

Espero que os guste.

Copyright © - This photograph is an intellectual property of its author, and is protected by the Law. The use or reproduction by any way without previous written authorization of the photographer is strictly prohibited.
Please contact: josepmarin@ono.com

Model : NIKON D7000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Copyright : JOSEP MARIN
ExposureTime : 1/60Sec
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DateTimeOriginal : 2011:10:31 12:11:14
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FocalLength : 56,00(mm)
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Quality : RAW-14bit
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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-11-19 12:29]

Olá Josep e Pilar!
Um óptimo pov e composição!Ficou muito bem com o elevador,as ruinas do Convento do Carmo e os telhados vermelhos. Gosto de ver as pessoas no topo do elevador.

hi josep,
this is a very interesting composition with lots to look at. the sharpness is suberb. lovely colour tones and differnet textures on display from the buildings.
have a good weekend,

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-11-19 14:50]

Beatiful framing. I have on my gallery also a photo taken from the same spot. But yours i must say is much better. Despite de cloudy day i think the light is awsome giving some pastel look to the city.
Best regadrs

Hello Josep,

This is unbelievable. Fantastic capture with beautiful colors and sharpness. This will go to my favorite. The buildings are very nicely captured with lots of architectural details and the texture is very good.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3444 W: 0 N: 7962] (57279)
  • [2011-11-19 23:12]

Excellent capture, I am impressed with the mass of buildings, superb sharpness and good light management

Bonjour, cher ami Josep,
Il faut prendre parfois de la hauteur pour obtenir une très bonne photo (ce qui est le cas ici).
La ville se livre joliment sous nos pieds et les détails architecturaux ressortent à merveille. De plus, cet ascenseur particulier étonne le spectateur.
Couleurs douces et agréables.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
  • [2011-11-20 1:38]

Hello Josep,

This image must I look during 10 minuten, I see so much of lovely buildings.
Fantasic found and good image made.
Wonderful city panorama image.
Colors and sharpness are fantastic.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Josep,
beautiful close-up shot of Lisbon old town with famous Elevator Santa Justa.I agree with what John wrote in his comment.We need a while to admire all of this unique buildings.Excellent execution with good sharpness,contrast and well-saturated colors.
Have a good sunday

Hola Josep,

buena imagen con el elevador de Santa Justa como centro, el grafismo es muy interesante, el conjunto de formas y colores crean una fotografia bastante artistica, me gusta,

Un abrazo,


Buenos días Josep,
La imagen sumamente es detallada y de una nitidez excepcional. Es muy interesante descripción de este sector de la ciudad. Excelentes luz, colores y nitidez. Bravo.
El buen domingo.

Hello Josep,
A very interesting city view with the cathedral completely surrounded by secular buildings of all kinds. The compactness makes the area look very exciting. I also like the superb light and the tight croppping.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2011-11-20 9:31]

Ola mon ami Josep
Le POV idéale qui offre une vue assez intéressante de la ville et de ce spectaculaire ascenseur, j'aime la douceur des couleurs et de la lumière du moment
Une qualité au top pour cette belle présentation
Une très belle soirée a vous deux
Bisous de nous trois
PS) je n'ai pas oubliée les photos, je le fait demain promis :-)

Hola Josep.
Preciosa imagen en este plano semicerrado sobre los tejados del Chiado, donde destacan las estructuras del elevador de Santa Justa y las ruinas de la iglesia del Carmen, el rojo de los tejados da un bonito contraste de colores con las fachadas, el grafismo en esta imagen es notable.
Buena gestion de la luzy contraste en un dia no demasiado luminoso, el suave colorido me gusta en esta composicion.
Tener un feliz comienzo de semana.
Un fuerte abrazo a ambos.

Hi Josep
I've added this photo to my favorite list. Its the exact type of photo i've always dreamed of capturing when visiting an european country like Portugal, Spain, Italy, France....
just beautiful! How could anyone not fall in love with this composition.
the collage style of buildings and rooftops, the varying styles of architecture...just awesome!
well done.
In my favorites forever

Ola Josep ,
Esta brutal esta tua foto captaste um belo plano o elevador e as ruínas do Carmo ,gostei muito dos telhados em tons de vermelho , boa atmosfera de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

ciao Josep,
mi piace il taglio stretto con l'architettura degli edifici grande protagonista.
Buono il contrasto cromatico creato dal rosso dei tetti,

Hola Josep,
great idea in the view from the castle to focus on some characteristic object. I don't think I have seen this elevator photographed from this POV. It is high so usually it is photographed from below and the perspective from above well puts it in the context of the surroundings which includes the magnificent ruins.
It is a beautiful city and you show it in a very creative way,

Hola Josep!
Wonderful architectural details!
Truly interesting, beautiful and attractive picture!
So many things to be seen and enjoyed!
Lisboa is certainly a very enjoyable city!
TFS - congrats,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-11-23 5:14]

Hola my friend Josep!
A cluster of houses, almost like a jigsaw puzzle on a giant scale. The Elevator of Santa Justa is the centre of attraction. Yes, I would have loved it more if there was sun available to cast shadows...but as tourists luck is always not on our side. Exquisite sharpness & clarity
Best Regards

namaste Josep,
really a beautiful view of this city. You captured it well with nice depth and sharpness. Excellent depth and sharpness. Superb colours of these buildings with their roofs. An interesting composition using a nice POV. Great shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-11-29 23:34]

Bonjour Josep
Une image qui fourmille de détails, bien zoomé pour donner un fort impact visuel à la photo.
J'aime beaucoup aussi les couleurs, typiques de la ville.

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