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TE-Meeting Quinta da Regaleira

TE-Meeting Quinta da Regaleira
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10134 W: 144 N: 25354] (123461)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architecture II, TE meeting Lisbon March of 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 14:57
Viewed: 2602
Points: 28
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On Sunday meeting we visited very beautiful and unique palaces and castles of Sintra.
Aires already showed the main view of beautiful Palace of Regaleira . My version is slightly different. I am interested here less on the Palace itself but rather on the magnificent fern trees. Large ferns belonging to the family Dicksoniaceae are found growing in tropical and subtropical areas as well temperate rainforests in Australia, New Zealand, and other island groups nearby. I haven't seen them before (I have plans to see them in their natural habitat).

Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra". Along with other palaces in this area (such as the Pena, Monserrate and Seteais palaces), it is one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra. It consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-03-31 17:53]

Hello Malgorzata, Beautiful palace and lovely vegetation. You have done well placing them in the foreground as an entrance for the viewer's eye before they reach the palace. From what I can see through the tree limbs, it is very impressive building. BTW, the tree accentuates the palace as well. Great Job. Have fun. I envy you. Regards, Roger

Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic architecture in a wonderful ambientation, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellente photo de ce palais et de son bel environnement végétal avec une belle luminosité.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-03-31 23:32]

Hi Maggie,
I like the placement of the church for a good composition, However there are two issues with it. One the tree branches cover too much of the church, I wonder if there a way to avoid it, two the light is very strong which is good the green is tiny bit too strong. Good sharpness and clarity.

Hi Malgorzata
Geat picture of this wonderful Palace
Your POV was different of mine but effective
Lovely colors, excellent sharpness
Regards my dear friend
Happy Easter

Ola Malgorzata
Like on Aires' image the castle his hidden by the trees, but I like how these foreground plants raise the luminous impression by their greens
Have a nice day JY

Wspaniały pałac, jest pzreśliczny w tym otoczeniu tropikalnej roślinności. Widać ,że wiosna , są już pączki na drzewach. Wspaniałe kolory i ostrość.

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2010-04-01 11:24]
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czesc gosia,

you are everywhere.....polska, india, middle east...and now portugal.
do you think your roof in warszawa is going to fall on you if you stay too long at home?? :):)

nice and colourful postcard from portugal...a country I absolutly have to visit once again...


Hi Malgorzata,
A very impressive place and probably big enough for a TE meeting. How many TE members joined this meeting? Beautiful colours with the blue sky and the green vegetation. Beautiful weather too...
Happy Easter!

Witaj Malgosiu,
Bardzo ciekawy zameczek, ladnie wkomponowany w kadr. Najbardziej jednak zachwycily mnie tutaj te paprocie drzewiaste, ktore widywalem tylko w tropikalnych lasach deszczowych, nie wiedzialem ze rosna gdzies w Europie "na wolnym powietrzu"... no i w zasadzie te paprocie calkiem mnie zaabsorbowaly... ;o) w dodatku zielen wspaniale kontrastuje z blekitem nieba...
Pozdrawiam cieplo,

Witaj Malgorzata,

An another xeccelnt framing to a beautiful edifice. detaisl of the architectur very well collected. I like too the contrats and the ballance between the suoerb green of the vegetation nad the color of the edifice. The vegettaion in the Fg give a greta depht to the image.
Have a nice WE,

Hi dear Malgorzata,
Here are many nice hidden details again.
The capture is perfect in each photographic detail but the most interesting part for me is the bright fresh color of the typical local flora in the foreground. Which creates a nice contrast with the white color of the building.
Again nice and usefull notes.
TFS and happy Easter to you !
Best regards

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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 10:26]

Witaj Małgosiu,
Widziałem ten pałac w portfolio Airesa. Szczerze powiem, że ten kadr jest bardzo intrygujący. Myślę, że jest tak z uwagi na miejsce z którego fotografowałaś oraz z powodu na kąt, pod którym fotografowałaś. U góry nieco chaosu, ale rozumem że nie zawsze można połączyć wszystko w jednym. Piękne kolory i niezwykły nastrój miejsca.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-04-07 16:27]
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This palace and quinta seems very interesting, but I didn't visit it yet.
I like also the ferns very much. We see them in other parts of Sintra, such as the palace/park of Monserrate.

Czesc Malgorzata,
nawet nie nadazam za twoimi zdjeciami z Portugalii ale tez zadzroszcze ze tyle miejsc udalo Ci sie zobaczyc. Ja bylem w Lizbonie chyba 4 pelne dni ale to takie niesamowite miejsce ze musialem podejmowac trudne decyzje czego nie zobaczyc...
Bardzo piekny zameczek we wspanialym sietle i otoczeniu. Piekne paprocie na pierwszym planie.

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