Friday, May 1, 2009

May theme day: Shadows

Modern statue of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo (1699-1782), 1st Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras. He was King José I's PM and also the man responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. In recognition of his work, the king gave him a lot of land and a complex of new buildings including a palace, west of the city. This is how Oeiras was born 250 years ago.
You can see his other statue in Lisbon on this post.

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41 comments:

Uma por Dia said...

Não faço ideia onde fica!
Fantástica escolha :)

Dina said...

Well, he did a good job and deserves nice statues. Even his shadow looks impressive. Nice one!

lachezar said...

Perfect interpretation! Like your take on this statue! Cheers!

Julie said...

That is an amazingly strong shadow, JM. His profile is quite striking but I fear he has put on considerable weight.

A good reponse to the post ...

cieldequimper said...

What a wonderfully swashbuckling shadow photo, and historically fascinating too!

Mo said...

A formidable chap

B Squared said...

Good find. Well done.

Joan Elizabeth said...

A very clever shadow shot.

Lois said...

You caught that shadow just at the right time of day JM! Nice theme day post.

Lois said...

I forgot to mention that you were correct, I took that picture of the sundial at exactly 12 noon yesterday!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Interesting how the shadow seems to be striding forward more forcefully than the more erect posture of the statue.

Jacob said...

That's one impressive shadow post! Good work, JM!

Sharon said...

He casts a very intimidating figure! Very nice shadow photo.

Λακης Φουρουκλας said...

A very nice photo. I really like the angle of the shot. Greetings from Cyprus

Virginia said...

Like the way you gave us a slice of the real thing. I thought, "Capt. Hook" when I first looked at it. Great shadow entry today.
V

nobu said...

It's looks like shadow picture.
Wonderful!

SP said...

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Best wishes, SP

CathM said...

A great shot!

Joy said...

Great capture, JM! You definitely got his proud stance.

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PJ said...

How appropriate that you chose his Lordship for Theme Day. I love the elongation of the shadow, JM. Have a great weekend.

Jarart said...

This is a perfect shadow picture. Great color too.

Marie-Noyale said...

Almost two different persons!!
But both of a very elegant man.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Love this image !!!

Jjj

Lisa Wilson said...

You caught a perfect shadow!

m_m said...

Great! Interesting photo! Nice colours!

Babooshka said...

It is a terrific bold shadow.

marley said...

I love this one. My favourite of the day. :)

slim said...

Very nice . . . I like the way you composed this one for theme day . . . accent on the shadow.

Tricia said...

That's a great shadow post tribute to your city!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

way cool. it is as thought person is there larger than life with an aristocratic style and stance. you did a great job technically in capturing this shadow that looks so real and larger than life.

magiceye said...

the shadow on the brick wall contrasts well! good one!

Boise Diva said...

Amazing and great theme day post!

Jilly said...

How fabulous! You've shown us part of your city and in shadow too. Superb. Such a strong image. Someone said swashbuckling - too right!

Babzy said...

i think that i prefer the shadow than the model ;)

Hyde DP said...

That is a really wicked shadow.

Hilda said...

Somehow, the shadow looks even more regal than the statue! Fantastic shot for theme day!

valeria said...

Bellissima!

Small City Scenes said...

Great shadow---He looks so much more imposing. I like it. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear JM

Many thanks for your kind visit and comments! We are back and everything is okay here!

Fabulous shadow!I loved it!
Congratulations for your perfect shot!
Kind Regards
Léia

humanobserver said...

grat shadow

Kcalpesh said...

The picture looks so perfect... Nice shot!