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The garden and the city

The garden and the city
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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
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lisbon TE meeting 04/11/11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 4:00
Viewed: 2098
Points: 56
[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

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 17:04:38.8
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
1/250 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 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11911 W: 126 N: 21543] (110379)
  • [2011-11-19 4:04]

Hi Goncalo,great utilisation of the differents light levels,the garden in the shadows and the city in the light,very nice idea and composition under a fantastic sky,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Goncalo,
beautiful panorama view of Lisbon with super created effect of a stormy sky.I know this place.I was there on my last trip to Lisbon.Easly accesible from Av.da Liberdade with a tram.Great place to relax and admire the red rooftops of Lisbon.I like especially the POV and great angle you´ve chosen here.It provides us with really nice view of the city and the park.
Have a nice weekend

Olà Gonçalo,

An another excellent shot in the Bluejeans 's style with this large and efficience Fg which give prospect effect and great depht. Original, creative and beautiful presentation of the skyline of Lisboa.

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled preko parka na deo grada i lepe oblake na nebu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar tekst koji prati fotografiju sa podacima o tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Prijatan dan u druzenju sa prijateljima.
Imajte lepo vreme, kod nas je sve hladnije.
Sve najbolje za vikend.


Bom dia.
A bela vista do parque em parte da cidade e as nuvens bonito no céu, belas imagens.
Bom artigo, a perspectiva agradável e display colorido.
Um bom texto que acompanha a foto com os dados sobre as técnicas e elementos do clipe, muito instrutivo.
Tenha um dia agradável de passar o tempo com os amigos.
Tenham um bom tempo com nós está ficando mais fria.
Tudo de melhor para o fim de semana.

Good day.
A beautiful view across the park on part of the city and the beautiful clouds in the sky, beautiful images.
Good article, nice perspective and color display.
A good text that accompanies the photo with the data on the techniques and elements of the clip, very instructive.
Have a nice day spending time with friends.
Have a nice time with us is getting colder.
All the best for the weekend.

Oi o Gonçalo,
a composição é bastante espetacular, e particularmente profundamente. A administração da exposição é excelente entre as sombras e a luz. Limpeza muito boa também. A cidade é interessante, o céu é magnífico. Bravo.
Dia bom.

ola Goncalo
Nice view on the whites houses, enhanced both by the lower part in the shade and the upper dark blur cloudy sky
Not sure as concerns the leaves left at the upper right edge
have a nice WE

Oi Gonçalo, uma bela vista desta encantadora cidade a partir deste belo jardim do Bairro Alto, um bom tiro com clareza e profundidade, trabalho bem feito linda meu amigo, meus parabéns por isso. Boa tarde e fim de semana feliz.

Best regards da Andaluzia.


Olá Gonçalo,
I remember this small garden just below the viewpoint.
As always, you manage to show us a picture with a splendid sky.
The light conditions weren't easy with the garden in the shade and a strong light on the white facades in town. But you managed well.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Goncalo,

The distance between the belvedere and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the belvedere and of the buildings. The clouds and the sun are playing together to have shadowed and lighted areas. Have a nice day.


  • Great 
  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-11-19 8:30]

A new and impressive perspective of this unique city. The sky is beautiful as the light over alfhama. Thanks Gonçalo!


Hello Goncalo,
Wow, Wow !!!! Awesome !! this view of the city is stunningly beautiful. Wonderful composition of this scenery with fantastic POV and DOF as well. Beautiful colors, sharpness, perfect balance and clarity of light, a successful and fantastic made picture. I love it a lot. Awesome !!!. Magnificant shot. An excellent work.
All the best and have a nice WE,

  • Great 
  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15709 W: 159 N: 27480] (144140)
  • [2011-11-19 10:29]

Ola Goncalo
Un endroit reposant , agréable avec une vue superbe sur la ville, j'aime le contraste ombre et de lumière, et ce superbe ciel, belle image
Beau weekend

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-11-19 12:47]

Olá Gonçalo!
O tema já está bem grande:)! Gosto da foto! Apesar da sombra, ficou boa, com um bom pov e um céu excelente.Um bom momento,antes de começar a chuver:)!

  • Great 
  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9860 W: 157 N: 16051] (126453)
  • [2011-11-19 13:22]

Witaj Goncalo!
Wspanialy widok na miasto.
Ladny kadr i super kolorystyka.
Jest klimat.
Milej niedzieli

Boa noite Gonçalo

Uma visão magnífica da cidade e dos jardins. Perfeito ponto de vista. Lindas cores do céu.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-11-20 0:07]

Ola Goncalo,
une utilisation parfaite du grand angle ici. Un ciel magnifique. Je trouve l'avant plan un peu trop sombre, cela enlève de l'éclat à la prise de vue. Une photo avec beaucoup de profondeur.

Bom Dia,
The Miraduoro Sao-Pedro was one place I wanred to be in Lisboa - but did not have enough time.
The place has a magnificent roof-tops view on town, and long range sight on the fortress.
Nice POV over, inspite of shade and clouds, good clearity collected.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24621 W: 523 N: 41328] (177596)
  • [2011-11-20 1:27]

Hello Gonçalo,

Splendid panorama view taken above the city with a wonderful result.
You create depth and perspective with these picture.
Colors and sharpness are fantastic.
Very well done, TFS.

Um abraço,

Ola dear Goncalo

It seems your Meeting was a great success. Even if the weather was not perfect, the companionship of our TE friends was the more important thing. Excellent angles and distortion, the clouds (your trademark) are always an important feature of your photos and here they play that role. Great job, parabens.

Um abraco

Ciao Goncalo,
l'ombra sul giardino non ha messo in risalto i veri valori dell'immagine, comunque molto bella ed interessante, ottimo lavoro e buona domenica

Hi Goncalo
an imaginative and effective POV and composition made all the more striking by the amazing sky. Such a wonderful contrast of colours and light it really is quite beautiful. Executed to your usual high standard and presented perfectly.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday - Brian.

Hi Goncalo,
Lovely garden from where you have a perfect view over the city. Great catch, enjoy a calm night.

Hi Goncalo,
Fantastic lighting effect where the foreground garden is under the shade and the old city is under the bright sunliught, good perspective effect, nice garden in elaborate design, thanks for sharing a fascinating view.

Olá, amigo Gonçalo,
recuerdo que el sol nos ofreció una magnífica luz y unos bonitos tonos cálidos sobre la arquitectura de la ciudad, en una pausa del mal tiempo de aquel día, y que todos aprovechamos para tomar nuestras fotos desde este fantástico mirador.
Me gusta el ángulo visual que obtienes con el 24mm, y que incluye todo el jardín en esta espléndida panorámica.
Buen equilibrio de la exposición, y un color magnífico en el cielo.
Bello trabajo.
Um abraço,

Hola Gonzalo
Justo acabo de verte usando como tu nick, bluejeans!!
Buenisima esta captura del belvedere con un cielo espectacular de variados tonos de azul


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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-11-22 10:36]

Ciao Goncalo, special prospective, I like the light that illuminates the city, beautiful sky, very god manage of light and DOF, have a nice evening my friend, Valter

Hi Goncalo
the super wide angle provided you with a lovely perspective.
great lines to the bottom right thats extended a long distance.
and you were able to also get in the attractive blue sky with its cloud formation for the extra added visual.
I bet this is a fantastic spot to photograph the city below.
well done

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-11-24 16:28]


curiosa vista geral da baixa, reconheci o castelo e a catedral. boa a textura do céu.



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