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Lisbon TE meeting - Regaleira Palace

Lisbon TE meeting - Regaleira Palace
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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: 2010-03-28
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRII
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TE meeting Lisbon March of 2010, Mosteiros e Palácios - Monasteries, Arquitetura - Architecture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 0:51
Viewed: 3665
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TE friends

During my meetings with Malgorzata, we was in the Regaleira Palace and Estate

In the WS, I post 2 pictures about the meeting

I hope you like it !

The Regaleira Palace and Estate, also known as also known as the "Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire”, was built in the beginning of the 20th century, born from the imagination of its millionaire owner António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro and the Italian architect Luigi Manini.

From dream to reality was born Regaleira Estate, a combination of several artistic and architectonical styles, from Gothic to Manueline, with a Renaissance touch. The result was an unique creation, filled with magical nooks and details that disclose the union between national History and esoteric and mythic interest, inevitably associated to the mountain range of Sintra.

From the luxuriant gardens to the numerous buildings, such as the Milhões Palace, the Santíssima Trindade Chapel, or the turrets and the small palaces, the Regaleira Estate provides an entrance in an alternative dimension that one could never guess just by looking at its main gate…
Situated next to Sintra’s historical centre, the Regaleira Estate is open every day of the week. Guided visits (scheduled in advance) at 11am, 12.30pm 14.30pm and 16pm.

Nikon D90
2010/03/28 12:22:57
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: -1.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C

siamesa, paura, carper, asajernigan, yeln, csabagaba, Amaz, jhm, lucasgalodoido, vasilpro, PaulVDV, patdeph, Fante, jlynx has marked this note useful
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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-03-31 0:58]

Hi Aires! A splendid Architectural and clean detail in your beautiful composition Splendid colours and frame! Excellent idea the meeting!Nice note and WS

ciao Aires,
bella inquadratura del palazzo che con la sua costruzione bianca che ben contrasta con l'azzurro del cielo.
ottimi i colori della vegetazione e la resa,
un abbraccio

Ola Aires! Amazing architecture. Good weather. Fine colours. Superb sharpness. Well done!

OLá Aires

Os jardins parecem ser belíssimos. O palácio tem uma arquitetura austera. Com o esoterismo presente, com certeza um lugar impressionante para visitar.

Hello Aires,
The castle presented in beautiful spring sunny light, looks like coming from a fairy tale, a pleasure to look at.

Hi Aires,
wow this is really such a rich piece of architecture. How could I miss that! It is really a pleasure to look at it. I like of course the fantastic colors and wonderful garden setting.
Very well done,

That is an incredible building, composition doesn't seem easy...good job

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2010-03-31 2:51]

As cores estão fantásticas aqui, amigo. A paisagem é muito bonita e você a tomou com maestria.



Oi Aires!
Que edifício de arquitetura rebuscada!
Que foto atraente que foi tirada lá!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, ponto de vista e composição excelentes!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!

very beautiful Aires.
I must excused me that I could not critique all your photo's.
I came out on this one a fine contrast photo, good colors in it, fine details, a very good photo job, I like it a lot, have a good day.
regard jaap

This is a nice shot of this fine architecture. The upward view works well using the deep blue sky to provide a backdrop for the shot. The trees provide nice framing for the scene. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has good sharpness.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-03-31 4:11]

hello Aires

Google Translate

wonderful building with beautiful colors and great sharpness
I like it very much
Congratulations! TFS!


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  • alive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 1 N: 227] (1360)
  • [2010-03-31 4:34]

bom dia Aires,
Foto bonita de um sitio que não me canso de fotografar.
Gosto deste azul no céu.E da boa claridade.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-03-31 4:44]

Hi Aires, What an outstanding and fascinating building. I like the different colours and tones of both the foreground and the back ground.. Great Note TFS Ricx

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-03-31 5:00]

Hi Aires

That is a fantastic palace, I would love to explore it, but I would need time. When to do? Good informative note and of course vibrant color hues with high sharpness. I guess taking a picture of the palace without tilted walls must be not possible as the palace is situated on a hill. However I like they way you composed and photographed the building. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my dragonfly shot.

Best regards

It is amazing the number of must see and not miss places even in a little charming village as Sintra . We , unfortunately , could not enjoy such lovely weather but the experience was positive . I´m glad you have already decided to come to Barcelona . Count on us for all you need and of course we see each other soon ! ...Anyway i ll write to you so that you make us know what your plans are and this way we can organise interesting programs !

Un abrazo ,


Hi Aires,
Another amzing capture from Lisboa ! Nice dark blue sky puts every nice detail of this white palace into the eyes of the viewer.
The fresh green lawn in the foreground completes the scene.
An entry with high photographic quality and good usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards

Hello Aires!
That's a fancy building. Is any of this, a small tower, high tower, lace, lightning-buffer, stack :-) Of course, this is not your criticism :-) The picture is very good, nice colors and contrasts. The perspective gives back to the monumentality. So, the picture is good. Congratulations. Csaba

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2010-03-31 8:38]

Excelenet composição, amigo Aires!
Bonita composição, e ótimas cores!!

Bom travalho!!

Parabéns mil,


Ola Aires
Nice little palace hidden within trees, the view is very luminous
Have a nice day jY

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
  • [2010-03-31 10:53]

Hello Aires,

Wonderful detailed picture, lovely castle, splendid image.
A very nice colours and details, splendid shot
Very well composition, nice architecture picture. TFS.

Best regards,

Olá Aires,
outro palácio muito bonito aqui, e ficou ótimas as flores amarelas no jardim também. Ótimas cores em sua captura.
Parabéns e Abraço

Ola Aires,
Excellent composition, interesting Palace, very good contrast, clarity, sharpness and light management, lovely colors and beautiful atmosphere.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Este palácio é um prédio com milhares de detalhes, fico a imaginar o trabalhão que deu para construí-lo.

Um abraço,

Hello Aires,
A very beautiful view on this palace and a picture with lots of interesting details.
The façade of the palace is magnificent.
I also like the green foreground with many yellow flowers that bring us in a nice spring mood.
Best regards, Paul

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2010-03-31 14:08]

ciao aires,

wonderful architecture and colours....a good reason for me to come back to sintra....

I think you had a wonderful meeting...and I saw that globetrotter Malgorzata is always everywhere...


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10124 W: 144 N: 25326] (123353)
  • [2010-03-31 14:34]

Hi Aires,

Well chosen, wonderful POV :). Splendid sharpness, great colours of the sky and the field of common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta). I like the WS, the best photo I had lately. Thanks a lot!
I am already in Warsaw, fighting with the photos.
Warm regards


Ola Aires

As cores estão fantasticas, bem como a composição, a quinta da Regaleira para mim é um local fantastico, já tive oportunidade de lá assitir a uma representação de Hamelt ao fim da tarde/noite e foi magico.


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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2010-03-31 15:48]

Superb place, amazing photo in deep colours. Interesting WSs as well.
Regards my dear friend.

hello Aires
splendid architecture,shown under a superb light,and with fantastic colors!Wonderful!

Bon POV sur ce palais à l'architecture particulière;
Sympas les deux WS!

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-04-01 2:23]

Hi Aires,
nice photo of very interesting and dynamic architecture. Realy lovely shoot with spring bushes and flowers. Great sharpness, nice vivid colors.
Regards, Sasko

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 95 N: 1012] (12647)
  • [2010-04-02 8:25]

Good morning Aires
I have seen in this palace in the portfolio of Margaret. Of course, the staff made this place Margaret shows otherwise. I love the contrast here between the palace walls the color of deep blue skies. The sky here is doing an amazing atmosphere. I also like the architecture of the palace. Are unusual decoration of windows, galleries and roof finials. Young green and spring flowers add charm to this place. Great picture, great POV, very good colors and sharp images.
Have a nice day

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-04-02 23:18]

Hi Aires
You were quite lucky with the light during the meeting! Nice monument too in strong detail sharpness and quality colours.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2010-04-07 3:10]


realmente é um curioso palacete, vemos claramente os pedaços de estilo manuelino. muito boa a sua foto, ótima nitidez, luz e pov,. bem feita



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