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Lisboa TE Meeting

Lisboa TE Meeting
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Copyright: Filipe Rocha (sacavem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2467 W: 128 N: 3992] (18620)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-04
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX, SandDiskII15MB/s, Cokin Circular Polarizer 58mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): calçada Portuguesa, Personal photos with more than 100 points, Lisbon TE meeting 04/11/11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-11 14:28
Viewed: 7372
Points: 128
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Direitos Autorais Reservados: A presente fotografia é obra intelectual protegida pela lei,sendo proibida a reprodução por qualquer meio sem a prévia autorização por escrito do autor. Favor contactar:Filipe Rocha

Hi dear TE friends

Place : Downtown Lisbon(Chiado/Lg Camões)

Theme: Lisbon meeting TE 04/11/2011

To see: map view and workshop

My first post of the TE meeting that took place in Lisbon on the 4th November, with Josep Marin (josepmarin)and his wife Pilar, Ana (anadores)and Gonçalo (Bluejeans).

This photo was made in downtown Lisbon/Largo do Camões, on the way to "Elevador da Bica" (Lift the Bica).Where our friend Josep made his shot, which has already posted.

With a cloudy and grey sky, they were an authentic challenge that I tried to overcome.

I hope you like it, a big hug to all the friends of the TE.

vasilpro, adores, Sonata11, s_lush, bema, dip, Cricri, nobuikehonda, josepmarin, jhm, Waylim, shevchenko, siolaw, ricardomattos, pierrefonds, adramad, danos, papagolf21, pablominto, maloutim has marked this note useful
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Hello Filipe,
Wonderful composition, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, interesting architecture, lovely soft light and vivid colors, excellent POV and timing, fine photo work, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2011-11-11 15:20]

Olá Filipe!
Faltavam as tuas:)! Apesar do tempo,o céu coberto de nuvens até ficou bem aqui. E conseguiste uma foto cheia de vida. Já para não falar na calçada, que torna a foto bem atractiva!

  • Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 59 N: 2914] (34065)
  • [2011-11-11 19:44]
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Hello Filipe,
This is stunningly beautiful view of this city.
Fantastic shot of daily life scene. An amazing architecture and the pattern of this square. Wonderfully executed this fantastic picture with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity and great POV and DOF as well. I like it a lot. Perfectly well done.
All the best,

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2011-11-11 21:53]

Intéressant scène architecturale bien joué ,des couleurs naturelles et l’exposition sont excellents... image bien fait.!!

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-11-11 23:27]

Hello Filipe,
As this beautifully composed and perfectly captured shot shows, TE meeting on the 4th November was a real success. I like this dynamic daily-life scene very much. Despite the gloomy weather, the image is quite colorful and of very high quality. Perfectly well done!
Best regards,

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-11-11 23:43]

Hola Filipe,
The quality of your picture of this beautiful square is excellent: colors, depth of field, crystal clear atmosphere and 3D sentation...My compliments!


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-11-12 0:19]

Hi Filipe,
very nice place in Lisboa. Good presentation. Effect like after the HDR pp. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.

ciao Filipe,
luce e definizione al top per riprendere la bella piazza con la sua vastità e il suo movimento,

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-11-12 0:51]

Hello Filipe! Beautiful place, great photo , with an impressive "touch" of architecture with statue from famous center of Lisbon by meeting of friends TE! Great POV, framing and composition, Faultlessly light management, wonderful colours! Very impressive photo, perfect in any aspect! Excellent perspective, fantastic "lead in" impressive sky!(HDR?)
Best regards

Ola Filipe,
The grey sky gave a unique tone to this lovely image, and people, and dog adding a dynamic scale to it.
The houses in diff. colors and windows with sky reflection also give vivid dimension.
Nice taken,

Ola Filipe ,
Ficou uma beleza esta tua foto aqui no Largo de Camões , gostei muito do céu , tem umas belas nuvens cinza , os detalhes das casas ficaram fantásticos ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom dia
Lisbon is a wonderful city, one of my stomping grounds in Europe. A unique mood has this city.
The very well done photograph, colours and the sharpness simply remarkable.

Oi Filipe!
Lindo ambiente urbano com detalhes arquitetônicos muito bonitods!
Bela fotografia com excelentes cores, luz, nitidez, pdv escolhido, formato horizontal, moldura em preto & branco e composição!
Parabéns, abraço e até logo,

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3948] (26471)
  • [2011-11-12 2:41]

Ola Filipe,

a real good city and daily-life picture, nice to see a ity under such impresive colors as you show us here today..

thanks for sharing, see you around, um abraco, Bernd

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-11-12 2:46]

Hi Filipe,

A great shot of this amazing square! It's full of wonderful details, architecture, and life. Like it very much. Excellent work.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-11-12 4:14]

Hello Filipe,
nice capture of the daily life scene in the square,interesting and beautiful details of architecture,good point of view and excellent sharpness,
well done!

Hi Filipe,
A great shot with that square daily life. Nice colors and textures, a splendid postcard.
Have a beautiful weekend.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15444 W: 159 N: 26993] (141742)
  • [2011-11-12 11:36]

Ola Filipe
Très jolie la présentation de la place, le monument, les bâtiments, les arbres ajoute une jolie touche de couleur d'automne, le ciel est superbe, l'animation sur la place avec un bel effet de graphisme, le rendu des couleurs et des détails excellent
Beau Weekend

Olá Filipe, uma boa foto desta bela praça de Lisboa, imagem muito boa com muita clareza e profundidade, e bom trabalho encantador bem feito, parabéns. Boa noite e domingo feliz. Tfs.

Best regards da Andaluzia.


Hi Filipe,

Very good composition and POV. The shot wasn,t easy (side light), but light is good too.

Have a nice evening


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11756 W: 126 N: 21145] (108879)
  • [2011-11-12 15:10]

Hi Filipe,what a beautiful pic! I like a lot your point of view to create this surrounding perspective,and i like a lot your precious work in pp,maybe an HDR very well done.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Filipe,

I like the dramatic sky here. The colour rendition of the sky goes well with the colours of the pavement in the square. The wide-angle lens is very effective creating a dynamic foreground with people,…. and a small dog. : ) A slightly upward angle view provides the statue and the surrounding architecture with an integrity and the square with a feeling of being wide open. It is a very skilfully composed wonderful daily life.

With my very best wishes,
Have a very nice Sunday, Filipe

Beau contraste entre la luminosité de la place et le ciel chargé et dramatique. Bon travail de posttraitement (HDR?) et jolie composition;
Que des stars de TE à ce meeting!

Hi Filipe...
lovely street shot from this square with a nice low POV...like the people activity in the square...also like the buildings at BG under the cloudy sky and the pattern of the FG street....
good DOF controlled with nice light management....color tones & sharpness are also good...
wish you have a nice Sunday......


Olá Filipe,
una auténtica obra de arte en este encuadre, con un punto de vista muy bajo y una gran perspectiva de la plaza y su escultura.
La composición enfatiza la belleza de la arquitectura de los edificios, de los colores otoñales de los árboles, y de las nubes en el cielo, con lo que has obtenido una gran calidad estética, además de una luminosidad muy agradable.
Es una foto muy bella, parabéns!
Um abraço,
PS: ya corregí la ubicación de mi foto, añadiendo Bairro Alto. Gracias por tu ayuda.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2011-11-14 5:35]

Hello Filipe,

Splendid market place you presentation is wonderful successful
We get nice depth and splendid panorama in background
Sharpness and color are attractive
Compostion and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Did you enjoy the meeting?
I saw from Gonçalo that the weather was not the best but however you managed to get fine colours and contrast here so that the image looks quite alive and sharp. This square is a nice place for a meeting! And for a composition too! the geometrical drawings on the pavement give a fine depth together with the rows of trees at the sides. The presence of the people is an interesting feature.
Quite a good quality photo and a harmonious composition.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20598)
  • [2011-11-14 12:15]

Nice to see you, Filipe.
Pleasant historic architecture at backdrop captured symmetrically and enliven of joyful beings at mid and fore plane for intense perspective onto the superb plaza.

Nice! I liked this image! :=)

Olà Filipe,

I know this place in Lisboa. Excellent view with a POV well selcetd, this POV give a very graphic and large Fg which give depht. An image rich in various details, full of life.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2011-11-15 9:26]

Hello Filipe,

Excellent shot, and it must be really nice to meet with fellow members and go around town shooting together.

Beautiful POV showing not only the beautiful architecture, the inclusion of the people playing with football, walking the dow adds a sense of daily life and add much energy to the compostion. You manage very well on such a cloudy day to bring out wonderful detials. My complements.


Hi Filipe,
Fantastic lighting effect after adjustment on highlight/shading, it is a bit look like HDR version, good frame to the plaza with good perspective effect, lovely old architectures and tiling floor, an idea place for TE meeting, thanks for sharing.

Good Morning Filipe,

A fine pov which uses the buildings to frame the scene and the action.
Despite the lack of sun, you have a chieved fine clarity and, I rather like the grey cloudy sky, hovering over the buildings and the statue, it links nicely with the grey of the floor tiles.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2011-11-16 2:55]

Hello Filipe

Superb shadow detail & well composed. You've managed to get a great shot despite the cloudy weather. Good motion blur of the dog & the soccer player adds life. Nice framing with the 2 lamp posts with the bg statue making a fine focal point. Tfs!

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2011-11-16 9:01]

a great place and very nice and interestin cityscape

Dobro vece.
Lep trg i pogled na spomenik, lampe i arhitekturu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar trenutak snimka sa ljudima na trgu i oblacima koji donose nevreme, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar tekst i prikaz lepim bojama.
Prijatno vece.
Sve najbolje.


Boa noite.
Bela vista da praça e do monumento, lâmpadas e arquitetura, belas imagens.
Tempo de gravação boa com as pessoas na rua e nuvens de tempestade que trazem, boa composição.
Bom texto e exibir belas cores.
Noite agradável.
Tudo de melhor.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-11-16 22:32]

Hi Filipe,
I have seen Ana photo of the meeting also... Nice wide angle effect and an interesting atmosphere under this overcast but dynamic cloudy sky.
Good framing and POV too.

Olá Filipe,
Uma bela foto deste Largo com ótimas cores e nitidez. Belos desenhos no piso e boa inclusão do garoto e do cão.
Excelente composição! Valeu mesmo o encontro hein!?
Um abração do Brasil!!

Hi Filipe,

The wideness of the place is giving depth to the composition. The lamposts are framing well the fountain. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the fountain and of the architecture of the buildings. The cloudy sky is giving a godd contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Filipe,
Beautiful composition with a nice sky over the plaza. Excellent picture
best wishes,

Ciao Filipe, great perspective on fantastic square, good graphic by design of floor, superb Grey sky, wonderful clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao

Hello Filipe,

Very fine picture of this interesting place.Excellent composition and good natural colors.I like the grey sky.Very good fotojob.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello Filipe,

Congratulations for this great achievement. Great atmosphere and dramatic sky. A very good street picture!

Best regards,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2011-11-17 12:29]

Witaj Filipe!
Interesting squqre, curious monument.
Good POV and composition.
I like colours.
Photo has climate.

Hi Filipe
yes, i like it alot.
Its a bit tilted, but thats ok because its so easily corrected.
Just take a look around, so much to see, so many great little details and textures and patterns.
loving the architecture too, and the atmosphere in the sky.
a great place for a TE meeting!

Hi Filipe,
spectacual work. I really like your processing which added an amazing touch to the scene. Not only the fantastic dark clouds but overall the view seem to have an unusual atmosphere. The pavement as usually in photos from Portugal makes a great contribution.
The boy with the ball and the girl with the dog add some action in the foreground without damaging the view.
Excellent capture and processing, congratulations!
Have a great weekend,

Oi o Filipe,
a qualidade técnica da fotografia é impressionante. A composição não é menos isto. Parabéns para esta realização magnífica, particularmente feito um sucesso.
Dia bom.

Hola Filipe.
Una belleza de composicion, el punto de vista bajo enfatiza la bonita pavimentacion, de esta plaza de gran encanto, con esos bonitos edificios, las farolas añaden otro toque de gran belleza a la imagen, el color dorado de los arboles e incluso el dramatismo de las abundantes nubes, todo ello lo has conjugado para obtener un hermoso encuadre.
Simpaticas imagenes en el WS, de ese encuentro con Josep, ya me conto lo agradable que fué el encuentro.
Disfruta de un feliz fin de semana.
Un abrazo.

Ciao Filipe,
immagine incantevole di Lisbona, una piazza fantastica con dei bellissimi spunti, foto dinamica e di ottima qualità, ottimo il lavoro di post produzione.
complimenti e buon WE.

namaste Filipe,
a marvellous composition. Good light management. The architectures at background are really looking well and you captured it superbly with the people at the square. Your chosen lower POV is added a lot to it. A very nice one. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hola Filipe,
Wonderfull capture from this nice place in Downtown Lisbon. The scenery has an amazing cloudy sky as background. Nice framed.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Hola Filipe,

muy bonita imagen, me gustan los colores de la fotografia, la plaza es hermosa, ya veo que lo pasasteis bien en el encuentro, bien visto,

Un saludo,


hello Filipe
The place is very beautiful,and I don't know if you did an HDR,but the effect is superb.I love the light and the sky, and the colors are splendid.

Olá Filipe,
Wonderful daily life-picture.
The red leaves of the trees add a beautiful 'autumn touch' to this image.
The sky is very special and dramatic. Looking at the sky, I get the feeling that the clouds pass over at an enormous speed.
Best regards, Paul

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
  • [2011-11-20 0:29]

Ola Filipe,
panoramic the view of this squire of downtown of Lisbon with the impressive buildings to dominates the place.I like the beauty of the place with the cloudy sky to makes the scene even more effective.

Have a good Sunday,Danos

Bonjour, cher Filipe,
Une très belle place mettant en valeur les édifices l'encadrant.
L'ensemble est dynamisé par la présence de personnages en activité.
Belle réussite d'ensemble.

Hi Filipe,
Well framed with this fg, interesting symetrical effect, well too with people, impressive sky with these grey clouds, well managed.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-12-01 3:14]

Ola Filipe
You took advantage of the cloudy sky & made full use of it! I like the drama it adds to the picture. Well balanced picture with the lamposts on either side balancing each other and the square framed by the nice buildings. Good work!
Best Regards

Hello Filipe,

Amazing details in this wonderful city scene!
Great sharpness in the architecture, while the playing dog rightly appears a bit blurry...
A fine postcard presentation, with some dramatic clouds possibly containing rain...!

Pablo -

Hi Filipe
There's so much detail in this lively image with great dof and you have managed the exposure so masterly despite the grey sky which I feel is a plus point here. What an array of colors depicted in this lovely old square. I am impressed by the clarity that the whole architecture is superbly stands out. You have really captured the details in this and without doubt amazing and always pin sharp bringing out this impressive spot within a strict framework. Beautiful processing, as always giving a lovely clean and crisp finish to this super image. Fine shot, Congrats, TFS
Best regards

Hi Filipe
This looks like a very interesting city with wonderful architecture,and you have captured it all superbly.The oldie world street lights are great.Statues look interesting.
Best Wishes Gladys

Hello Filipe,

This is a fabulous shot from one of my favorite cities. The presence of the woman with a mobile phone, the dog, and the young boy with a soccer ball adds a slice-of-life quality to the scene. In early August I participated in a very small TE-meeting in Lisbon also, with Ana, José (Pires) and Gonçalo. I'm sorry that you were not available.

Um abraço,


Hello again Felipe.
Wonderful shot. A sky like this deserves this good HDR. Very good job.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10502 W: 174 N: 17843] (79251)
  • [2012-04-23 16:23]


uma imagem muito bonita e bem feita. as cores e texturas do céu estão magníficas e as diagonais das fachadas parecem abraçar a praça. aqui vemos bem os desenhos da calçada e os personagens , bem como o monumento. muito bons detalhes, poucas cores. bem feito.



Bom dia Filipe,
I remember commenting your previous photo to this one : "Portuguese Art". Well, I think this picture is very representative of Portuguese art too, with the lovely paving of the square, so typical of your country and the ornate lamp posts which you show us again in a different angle.
This is a great POV with a good Post-Processing in HDR, I suppose, but not exagerated.
I like the presence of the people who give life to the square, and the well-managed colours, brightened by the autumn leaves in the trees.
Thanks for sharing and have a good Sunday.
Best regards.

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2012-11-25 10:09]

Olá Filipe,
un beau point de vue sur cette très belle place.
J'aime l'architecture, la présence humaine, les couleurs...
Très bon shot de rue!

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