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Belvedere São Pedro de Alcântara

Belvedere São Pedro de Alcântara
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Copyright: Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9250 W: 115 N: 13285] (64251)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x, Cokin P124 Gradual Tobacco T1
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with tobacco filter II, Lisbon TE meeting 04/11/11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 12:00
Viewed: 3080
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Hello friends,
Photo 11/4/2011 Lisbon meeting TE members present Josep Marín and his wife, Filipe Rocha-Sacavem, Ana Dores -adores, and me, photo in the belvedere São Pedro de Alcântara
This photo and the view from the side opposite the last photo of Josep Marin

Belvedere São Pedro de Alcântara

This belvedere, or 'miradouro' in Portuguese, is located at the top end of Gloria's funicular route, close to one of the many entrances to Bairro Alto.
From here you will be able to see magnificent views of Lisbon, especially of St. George's Castle and the Graça area. This wonderful vantage point will give you a unique insight into the city that has successfully merged the old and the new.
Quiet during the day, this belvedere completely changes at night. Old men playing cards or just walking their four legged friends give way to the young crowd that seek fun and action found at night in the Bairro Alto.


Nikon D40X
2011/11/04 17:05:46.4
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/100 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-S
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Reserved copyrights: The present photograph is intellectual workmanship protected by law 9610/98 being forbidden to the reproduction for any way without the previous authorization in writing it author. Please contact Gonçalo Lopes

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  • Great 
  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-11-14 12:09]

Hello Goncalo,
beautiful panoramic view of the town,good choice of POV and also nice contrast of the sunny part of the town and the heavy sky in the background,

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2011-11-14 12:34]

With this kind of light and clouds,every city looks great!
You took full profit of the circumstances Concalo.


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  • wgreis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2282 W: 149 N: 1150] (8267)
  • [2011-11-14 15:55]

Foto linda, Gonçalo!
As nuvens ficaram valorizadas não só pela beleza das formas mas pelo bonito efeito das cores.
Gostei também das nuvens densas bem ao fundo, alertando sobre a tempestade.
Parabéns e grande abraço.

Hello Goncalo,
this is my favorite picture of this beautiful, dramatic sky with an amazing colors. Wonderfully executed image of the panorama of this city. Overall fantastic picture. Perfectly well done. I love it.
All the best,

Hi Goncalo...
lovely wonderful view to captured the township under the cloudy sky...nice play of light over the city...
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also...


Ola dear Goncalo

Oooh la la! What a magnificent sky. And I am glad you framed it as you did, giving almost all the frame to the clouds and sky. So dramatic and the colours are marvellous. A wonder of light management, parabens.

Um abraco

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2011-11-15 0:32]

Ola Goncalo,
nice the panoramic view of the city,with the superb sky to dominates the scene.The use of the Tobacco filter makes the scene even more effective.

Have a good day,Danos

Hi Goncalo,
Dramatic sky over Lisbon. Amazing colors, a true beautiful compsoition.
Enjoy a fine day.

Bonjour Goncalo,
Une très belle panoramique de Lisboa dans des teintes qui contrastent avec le bleu obscur du ciel.
Joliment fait !

Hi Goncalo,

The point of view is sending my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing a general view of an area of the city. Using the graudal tobacco filter is giving nice colors to the sky. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11919 W: 126 N: 21550] (110407)
  • [2011-11-15 6:52]

Hi Goncalo,when the sun kiss the homes and the storm coming,the result is always fantastic,this is a great example,i like a lot your orange filter in the high,impressive light balance and sharpness too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Goncalo, splendid light on great city, fascinating composition with fantastic sky, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Goncalo,
Wonderful picture with perfect colours and light. Nice POV!
best wishes,

Olá Gonçalo

O céu é uma maravilha . Cores esplêndidas capturadas perfeitamente por você. Lembrei do Jean Bernard vendo as cores meio douradas das casas.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-11-15 10:50]

Ola Goncalo,
la filtre tobacco ajoute encore plus de magie à un ciel qui en avait déjà beaucoup. De très belles lumières sur cette ville, un cadrage bien pensé mais le meilleur reste quand même ce ciel.
Mes amitiés.

Hello Goncalo,
Wonderful cityscape composition with excellent use of tobacco filter, beautiful view, lovely light and colors, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Excelente céu, com cores bem fortes e uma boa mostra da cidade. Bom trabalho, parabéns!

Hi Goncalo,
I visited Lisboa on last September.
I liked it very much and I taken many pictures.

In this shot I like the large panorama and the amazing sky.



ciao Goncalo,
fantastico cielo come sempre, una composizione a largo raggio, ottima definizione.
buona settimana

Olà Gonçalo,

A very well coloured view of these superb city. Excellent managment of light. I like too the balance of your composition with a large part of the image reserved for this incredible sky.
Best regards,

Oi o Goncalo,
a cidade iluminada pelo sol é realçada pelo céu escuro e ameaçador. A luz, as cores, a limpeza, a profundidade, é excelente. Bravo.
Boa noite.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2011-11-16 10:44]

Ola Goncalo
Un ciel magnifique qui filtre une très belle lumière sur la ville, superbe couleurs du ciel
Belle soirée

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-11-16 10:56]

Hello Goncalo,
beautiful panoramic view of the town,Wonderful place, beautiful view, excellent photo! Great composition and framing, great depth of field! perfect light management, wonderful colours!
Beautiful atmospheric and city photo! Great composition and framing, Best regards

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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 58 N: 228] (3780)
  • [2011-11-16 11:22]

Olà Gonçalo!
Amazing colored and dramatic view of the city (incredible colored sky). Excellent managment of light. Super colors
Best regards

Ola Gonçalo!

Very beautiful view over the city...

Excellent use of tobacco filter, a wonderful light bathing the scene and an impressive sky all over...Great!!

Have a nice day...


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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2011-11-17 19:40]

Ola Goncalo,
Beautiful urban scene with a nice mixture of traditional and modern architecture all with look very impressive under this special sky and warm lighting.
Regards, Tom

Useing the Tobacco filter gave a the main attention to the cloudy sky's aloft, Goncalo.
I know Lisboa has many Miraduoro's to show it's magnificent rooftops.
Superb clearity collected well here.
Bom dia

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2011-11-18 0:55]

Hello Goncalo

Well composed using the rule of thirds. Excellent sharpness & wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the orange, blue & yellow colours. Good sharpness & excellent lighting contrasts & graphism. Tfs!

Olá Gonçalo,
con el filtro tabaco diste mucha más fuerza al cielo y un toque dramático a esas nubes, que después acabaron descargando un buen chubasco.
La vista de la ciudad desde este Miradouro es magnífica, y en este encuadre bien estructurado captaste esa gran belleza.
Es un buen recuerdo de aquella agradable tarde en vuestra compañía.
Um abraço,

Hello Goncalo,
Dramatic sky over Lisbon. Amazing colors, a true beautiful compsoition.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-11-18 4:33]

Ola Goncalo
The picture is a story of 2 halves really...the crowded lower half & the open upper part with the clouds drenched in sunset hues in the blue sky. Well done!
Um Abraco

hello Goncalo
wooow,the light is splendid,the sky is magnificent,and this is superbly framed.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-11-18 10:58]

Hello Goncalo, A nice photo to celebrate a good meeting, the light is very special and wonderful colors, but the sky is the real workhorse of this beautiful image, passing a nice WE my dear friend, Valter

Hi Goncalo
interesting way to display the city below.
Using the large cloud coverage where its about to rain, using it as a secondary, or actually a primary subject.
the lighting is fabulous, a well illuminated city below.
great shot during your TE meeting,

namaste Goncalo,
nice composition. Splendid light over the town and you captured it superbly with a nice sky. Great use of frame. A superb shot overall. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hello Goncalo,

I love how the sky, with its dramatic, cotrastingly coloured clouds, plays such an important part in this shot. Who wouldn't want to add its drama to this vast roof-top scene!! Excellent composition.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-11-21 5:52]


gostei das cores do céu mesclando bem o filtro tabaco e o céu carregado, a cidade parece oprimida pelo mau tempo. belo trabalho.



Hello Goncalo
The tobacco filter is a real bonus but it is the light on the city buildings which is the real feature. Lovely atmosphere.Cheers, Marlene

Hi Goncalo
Very nice framing, the shapes of these tobacco (I have yet to try) colored clouds contrasted well with the foreground, good light, clarity and sharpness of
the city skyline. The sky deserves separate attention by the sheer beauty that brings so many contrasting colors, the blue and grey horizon, which tints the clouds is an authentic wonder. Great management of the brightness and contrastr. Well done, great shot. Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Hi Goncalo,
A beautiful dramatic sky well taken here,
Excellent details and presentation,
Beautiful warm colors and tone with the PoV of Lisbonne.
Excellent point of view from a belvedere.
My compliments

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