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Convento de Santa Clara

Convento de Santa Clara
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Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6708 W: 209 N: 14053] (56155)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-02
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mosteiros e Palácios - Monasteries, Arquitetura - Architecture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 1:30
Viewed: 3997
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TE friends

This one of most beautiful monuments of the 'Vila do Conde' city.

The foundation of the convent of Santa Clara in Vila do Conde, date of 1318 on the initiative of the illegitimate son of King Dinis, D. Afonso Sanches and his wife D. Teresa Martins, with the purpose of collecting daughters of the nobility poorer. Around the year 1780, are made expansion works, including the dormitories that were few for the number of nuns who had a monastery, works that would end in 1825, but did not complete the initial project.

With the dissolution of religious orders in 1834, the convent was being abandoned, until around 1900, this building is created the House of Detention and Correction Porto later Reformatory Vila do Conde, and the convent is delivered the Ministry of Justice.

In 1944, after renovation work of the building, the reformatory was delivered to the Salesian Institute, through a designated, Professional School of Santa Clara, where young people have vocational courses industrial shoemakers, tailors, carpenters and binders.

The various changes in policy of social reintegration operated after April 25, in addition to changing the name of the institution is currently known, Educational Center of Santa Clara de Vila do Conde, advocate the end of the operation of this institution in the building of the convent,to be converted into an inn.

Nikon D40X
2009/04/02 16:13:15.1
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 46mm
Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto

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Dear Aires,
I am glad to be your neighbour today!
You present one more fantastic place from Portugal. It seems there are endless opportunities for a photographer in your country. This is a wonderful postcard here. I like the architecture of this pretty building. Very good POV, the bridge is not that old anymore but the view across the river enhances the composition. Great clors and quality.
But I see your sensor got some dust spots visible in the left part of the sky, if you need advice how to remove it please let me know.
Have a good day,

salut aires
un cadrage qui nous donne un max de détails de ce paysage, j'ai l'impression que le batiment penche à droite mais c'et l'effet d'optique car tu a mis le pont parfaitement horizontal

Hi Aires,
the building gives a determining sight on the opposite bank, this is a superb photo of this imposing building with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, the POV is very attractive. Tfs! Have a nice day!

Bonjour Aires
Une architecture intéressante mise en valeur avec une bonne luminosité.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Hi Aires!
Mysterious monastery. Wonderful huge building. Very nice meadow. Beautiful colors.

Bom dia Aires!
Que beleza de edifício! Lindíssimo!
Com excelentes nitidez, exposição, ponto de vista, cores e composição, a foto ficou bem agradável e bonita!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2009-12-17 3:19]

Interesting building. Fine composition with a bridge in the foreground.
Regards my dear friend.

O convento ficou muito bem enquadrado, dando destaque para suas cores e formas. O entorno também é bem rico, com a ponte, o rio e as árvores, além das casinhas brancas. Só acho que a ponte ficou um pouco disfarçada, parecendo mais a base do convento, devido à posição. Mesmo assim, foto maravilhosa. Parabéns!

Hola Aires,
Fantástico encuadre del Convento de Santa Clara, con el verde y el río en primer plano.
Magnífico trato de la luz y el color.
Buen trabajo.
Un saludo,

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  • ang25 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 46] (147)
  • [2009-12-17 5:15]
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Ola Aires,
Esta foto faz-me lembrar a minha juventude, quando ía passar férias á Vila do Conde, 30 anos atrás, tempos tão distantes! Tantas vezes atravessei esta ponte a pé, com minhas amigas para os nossos passeios habituais aos fins de semana.
Obrigado por me trazeres belas recordações.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2009-12-17 6:41]

Hi Aires,
wonderful and very stately high building.
Looks quite fortified especially for a convent.
regards, Gerrit

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 144 N: 25376] (123537)
  • [2009-12-17 12:51]

Hi Aires,

Fantastic photo of the Convent. Very beautiful postcard - the composition is beautiful and tthe sharpness is stunning. great photo.



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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-12-18 0:12]

Hi Aires,
very nice architecture, good presentation of old monument. An interesting history. Well done photo. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Ola Aires! Wonderful convent, amazing architecture, superb building. Very interesting bridge. Good POV and capture. Nice lightness, very nice natural colours. Good exposure and sharpness. Perfect note. Saude!

Ola Aires!

Excellent architecture photo, great framing and composition, great perspective! Flawless light management, brilliant colours and impressive overall definition! Congratulations!


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-12-18 1:22]

Impressionante arquitetura, amigo Aires!!
Belíssimas cores e boa composição!!

Estúpendo registro!!

Meus parabéns,

Um abraço,

Olá Aires,

Mais um Convento de Santa Claro, desconhecia este.Belas core e pov. TFS

Hi Aires!
Just a beautiful shot of this wonderful architecture! Lovely framing, and great control of the colors. Always a treat to see your gallery! Kind regards,

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