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Ascensor da Glória

Ascensor da Glória
Photo Information
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: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D40X, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, SD 4GB 150x
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tram, funiculars and lift of Lisbon, Eléctrico, Lisbon TE meeting 04/11/11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 11:08
Viewed: 3255
Points: 62
[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 street Calçada da Glória .

Ascensor da Glória

Inaugurated on 24 October 1885, this elevator was the second to be placed in Lisbon. It is the most visited elevator in the city. On 2002 it was classified as National Monument.


Nikon D40X
2011/11/04 17:19:23.6
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/20 sec - F/3.5
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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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2762 W: 28 N: 3952] (26481)
  • [2011-11-16 11:31]
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Ola Goncalo,

the blurred effect is really a stunning part of this splendid capture.. looks like this tram is getting fast through the picture, but in my personal opinion i think that this will not be so in reality, or isn´t it??

have a nice evening, see you soon, um abraco, Bernd

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2011-11-16 12:17]

hola gonçalo,

o elevador do gloria....a "must" in lisboa you cannot miss...and that I really appreciate to climb from rossio up to chiado....


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-11-16 13:17]

Olá Gonçalo!
Este foi mesmo o centro das atenções:)! Gosto da atmosfera aqui. Nota-se o tempo chuvoso, tem umas bonitas cores. As luzes acesas e o movimento são dois bons detalhes!

Olá Gonçalo,

Afinal a pouca luz,quase no fim do nosso encontro, deu esta bela composição com o "Lift of Glory". Gosto da textura da calçada com os carris e da iluminação dentro do ascensor. Tentaste fazer um panning?


Hello Goncalo,
I never seen elevator like this one, an amazing. A very beautiful image. Wonderfully executed photo with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, wonderful light and great POV and DOF as well. I like it a very much so. Perfectly well done.
All the best,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2011-11-16 23:33]

Ola Goncalo

The motion blur of the moving yellow tram is superb. Nice perspective & pov with good sharpness & diffused lighting. The yellow window bottom left adds interest. Parabens!

Hi Goncalo,
A splendid dynamic capture of that symbol of Lisbon. Great colors and a wonderful atmosphere. Well catch, enjoy a fine day.

Olá Gonçalo
Uma beleza de foto com este elevador . Aqui nós chamaríamos de bonde. Gostei da foto com um toque de movimento no fim do elevador. Òtimas cores e nitidez. Muito interessante a inclinação dele para conservar todos no plano. Como ex ferroviário nunca tinha visto um destes.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
  • [2011-11-17 3:41]

Hello Gonçalo,

This is the first time that I see a tram in these style, perfect founded for the passengers.
Excellent composition, sharpness and clarity are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Um abraço,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-11-17 4:07]

Hello Goncalo,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the elevator with yellow body which goes up a slope. It catches a moving image by slow shutter speed of 1/20 sec. And, lights inside elevator and the window compared with the light of building in behind draw out an additional good effect.


Hi Goncalo,

The buildings are framing well the ascensor. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the ascensor da Gloria. The light blur is indicating movement. There is a good contrast between the colors of the ascensor. Have a nice day.


Hi Goncalo
a clever composition and effective use of the shutter speed to give the all importatnt sense of motion here. Not easy to get this type of image just right but this is spot on! Well done!

Regards - Brian.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2011-11-17 8:19]

Ola Goncalo,
nice the view of the world wide tram of Lisbon, as passing by in front of your lens,with its blur presentation to adds more effective in the scene.Fascinating the view as is an eye catching for a stranger.

Have a good afternoon,Dnaos

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-11-17 9:15]

Hi Goncalo,
an interesting composition of the slant street with the horizontal yellow tram,
very well captured and presented!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2011-11-17 11:23]

Ola Goncalo
Une belle montée de la route avec la prise du tram en horizontale, belle et intéressante composition
Belle soirée

Bonsoir Goncalo
Joli fluo léger de mouvement sur cette pente très rude.

Hello Goncalo,

A fine composition of diagonal and vertical lines, giving a fine impression of the steep slope and the tall upright buildings.
The slight movement blur implies the rapid progression of the tram. I would have like the vehicle to be a little closer to the r/h edge giving more room for it to move into. However, otherwise, great.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Oi Gonçalo!
Bela foto mostrando as ladeiras e os elétricos (bondes) típicos de Lisboa!
Pdv escolhido, formato horizontal, composição, cores e exposição são destaques!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-11-17 23:27]

Hi Goncalo,
congratulations on the circumstance of a successful meeting. Good presentation of famous tram in Lisboa. With effect this looks on the inclined street. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.

Olá otra vez, Gonçalo,
no puedo esperar a valorar esta fantástica toma, en la que has cazado el Elevador da Glória en plena acción, en una imagen muy dinámica.
Me gusta cómo has captado su movimiento mientras dejas el edificio del fondo perfectamente enfocado, en un ligero barrido que da un gran resultado.
Gracias a este encuadre podemos apreciar la gran pendiente que puede superar este venerable viejo medio de transporte.
Magnífico trabajo, amigo.
Um abraço,

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-11-18 3:23]

HI Goncalo!
Your photo and good framing shows well how steep the roads are in the Alfama.
The blurr is very nice here.

Ciao Goncalo, great blurry effect of fantastic old peoplemover, fascinating composition, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Goncalo,
Wonderful composition, lovely light and colors, beautiful scene with motion mood, excellent diagonal POV and timing, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.

Bonsoir Goncalo,
Tu as géré la dynamique de ta composition de très belle façon et le résultat est superbe. Un composition bien cadrée , joli contraste entre l'ascenseur et le mur de l'arrière plan sous de bonnes lumières.

Ola dear Goncalo

This is a very attractive cable car and I bet the residents are happy it is there. Judging from the steep street, there would be alot of climbing otherwise. Beautiful colours, I like the slight motion blur which emphasises movement and dynamism.

Thanks for sharing, um abraco

Vivere a Lisbona ed il Meeting di TE.
Ormai un classico, Portogallo, Veneto-treviso, Istambul.
Un ascensore stupendo per colori ed il suo stile "altri tempi"..
Lisbona come San Francisco e grande colore da potenza cosmopolita.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2011-11-22 6:24]


outra foto com luz difícil e onde vc conseguiu um belo efeito visual. gosto do senso de movimento e do enquadramento.



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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-11-22 21:02]

Ola Goncalo
This is interesting, as we see the car horizontal instead of being parallel to the tracks!! The blurred effect shows the sense of movement clearly. Well done even in low light!
Um Abraco

Hi Goncalo
I am back after a month of rest and wont forget your gallery for there so much attarctive images to digest and I have sellected this one
and thks to your last comment/critique.

A superb composed view of old Lisbon, a beautiful low light image very well captured. Great tones from the late evening in wonderful colour and light. Love the technique with dynamism and we can feel the motion and the great depth, the use of diagonal and convergence are so effective. Excellent mix of lighting and superb colors rendition, so well exposed, sharp and what beautiful archtectural detail. Wonderful warm light on the main subject as it makes a great contrast to the surroundings. That evening light certainly has been used to a very good effect here. Well done. Congrats
Best regards

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  • divail Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 603 W: 24 N: 933] (8334)
  • [2011-12-29 18:27]

Bonsoir Goncalo,
J'aime le léger flou de mouvement de ce tram en montée ardue. Jolie jaune soutenu et j'aime aussi les silhouettes des passagers.
Bonne année 2012


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3021] (20620)
  • [2012-09-09 6:14]

Hello Goncalo
It's quite an interesting view of a railcar straightening for passengers comfort that you captured with the artistic touch of a motion blur.

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