Monday, June 20, 2011

Arched Patio


Pena Palace at Sintra

35 comments:

Campeche Fatos & Fotos said...

Que bela imagem, O céu de brigadeiro, contrastando com o laranja do palácio,ficou perfeito.

Parabéns.

Abraço

Henrique
http://campechefatosefotos.blogspot.com/

Cezar and Léia said...

Ah que lembrança gostosa, esse palacio é maravilhoso e sua foto está perfeita!
Léia

Olivier said...

c'est majestueux, ombres et lumieres sur cette demeure historique

Dina said...

A stunning picture!
What a place!

Leif Hagen said...

I guess it's just a museum now? Nobody lives there?
Can you take us inside?

brattcat said...

Fantastic perspective, stunning light and shadow, dream like in composition.

Woody said...

You have so magnificently used natural light for this capture, it is beautiful.

joo said...

The palace is stunning, and I love the shadows in this photo! Terrific shot.

San said...

Oh my, can I move in there?

Great picture, the light is fantastic.

Have a great new week.
San

JM said...

@Leif: Unfortunately taking photos inside is strictly forbidden and there is no way you can do it without being noticied, there are people watching you in every single room...

Carolina Tavares said...

Luz e sombras perfeitos!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous shot. The sun has made the palace glow with color.

To answer your question, that was a sculpture of a saguaro behind the colorful pot on my site.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome looking place and a superb capture! Love the colors and the crisp shadows! Your composition is always fantastic, JM! Hope you have a good day! Thanks as always for your visits and lovely comments! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Dorian Susan said...

Such stunning architecture. I love seeing the people in the courtyard to give better sense of the dramatic size. Beautiful light!!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i loved this palace when we visited. it is so pretty. gorgeous image

ladyfi said...

What a marvellous sun-drenched photo with gorgeous shadows.

VP said...

You know how I appreciate any single image of this curious and fascinating place. I like the effect of the sharp shadows and the barely discernible and faraway plain.

Birdman said...

Oh, what a shot. Oh, what shadows.

cieldequimper said...

The way you caught the shadows is magical.

Jarart said...

I never paid much attention to shadows until I started doing photography. Now I am very aware of the changing play of light and shadows. These are stunning with that lovely golden light.

Jacob said...

It appears this is high on a hilltop, and a city lies spread out beneath in a valley (which has a layer of smog hanging over it!)...

What what a place! Great colors and light and shadows. You did a triple-play here!

Gine said...

Magnifique jeu d'ombres et de lumières ! Bravo !

Sérgio Pontes said...

JM, Parabens! A sério!

Adorei os tons desta foto

Photo Cache said...

the lighting is perfect and the architecture is lovely.

cara said...

Ahh the shadows are great!

RedPat said...

Lovely colours and shadows adding up to a fabulous pic!

Randy said...

Very nice! Great view too.

Jack said...

Wow! That herringboned spire first draws the eye, and then the wonderful shadows below. A terrific photo and a terrific place, JM.

Babzy said...

beautiful light and shadows ...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great picture JM, it's all been said but just to add, I love the way the man standing quietly in the shadows, blends in subtly making a different shape to the others.

T. Becque said...

Nice photo! I thought of you yesterday. I have a travel calendar which highlights a particular destination each month. I turned to July and it's Portugal and it had several photos of Sintra on it!

Steffe said...

I could live there.

Cildemer said...

Que beleza! Cores lindas e sombras alongadas! Ficou mesmo linda!

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Bjos****

Francisca said...

I just have to get to Sintra... I like your shadows here...

Juan Manuel Jimenez. Sevilla Daily Photo blog. said...

Gorgeous, this shot is very nice. Congratulations!