Monday, August 1, 2011

August Theme Day: 'Postcard-worthy'


The Tagus estuary, Lisbon
(Monument to the Discoveries, 25th of April Bridge and Christ the King on the other bank)
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43 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe composition avec le pont (et cette lumiere) au loin. Une tres belle carte postale

brattcat said...

so many of your images are 'postcard worthy', jm. this is another beauty.

Babzy said...

perfect angle !

Leif Hagen said...

That looks like the Golden Gate bridge in the background! Which came first....

Tanya said...

i love that warm glow on the sculpture!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

It brings me memories about my travel to Lisbon a few years ago. Ah, the pasteis de Belem, a little piece of heaven.

Julie said...

Magnificently like the prow of a ship ploughing through the waters. Lovely capture of the light, Jose.

Lois said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Great perspective.

Birdman said...

Striking shot. Soooooo worthy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Julie JM from the angle you've taken this shot it does look like the prow of a boat bathed in golden light heading across the Bay. Definitely postcard worthy.

Halcyon said...

You got a lot of nice things in here! I'd buy this postcard for sure. :)

Sharon said...

Everything about this photo is wonderful. the monument with the sun making it glow, the straight line of the bridge against the slightly pink horizon and the blue of the water. This is wonderful.

Jack said...

I agree with brattcat that most of your photos are postcard worthy and with Julie that the sculpture on the left looks like the prow of a ship. Another wonderful image today, JM.

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking, superb capture, incredible composition and, yes, a picture perfect postcard! A visit to your blog is always a great way to begin my day!! And, I hope you have a wonderful day, JM!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great angle to use the tip of the Monument to the Discoveries to add depth to the river and bridge.

Woody said...

I like how the monument is lighted, it make a strong statement.

Jarart said...

This would make a fantastic postcard!

VP said...

One of the greatest views I have ever seen... Honor to the great Henry the Navigator!

Rob and Mandy said...

Seen this before... Think it was on a postcard! Very nice!

Art said...

I love this sculpture, perfect great work!

Dorian Susan said...

BETTER than post card worthy!! I love the light on the statues and the clarity of the day. Fantastic shot!

Carolina Tavares said...

Quando estiver em Portugal a primeira coisa que farei é ir ter uma conversa com Cabral. E o que lhe direi? É cara... deu certo ;) O resto... é papo secreto.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Definitely definitely postcard worthy! It's beautiful... and does make me wish I were there!

cieldequimper said...

Can you send me this postcard? ;-) It's superb.

RedPat said...

So fabulous! It would be a best-seller as a postcard.

Jacob said...

I've seen photos of the Monument before but never from this angle...it is very well composed with with the bridge and church beyond and the light, too! Fantastic!

PPusa said...

Is this really the same monument that I saw on a rainy day? ;) Not the first time when you use warm light to make something look really good.

Irina said...

Bravo, master.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Gosto da perspectiva

Tamera said...

How very beautiful! A perfect postcard view.

Andrew said...

Wow! JM that really is a wonderful image.

Randy said...

Now that is a postcard! Great light.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Bob Crowe said...

Perfect for the theme and beautiful light. We visited here on our one visit to Lisbon years ago. I also remember the horrible traffic coming north into the toll gates on the bridge.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ótima escolha, realmente perfeito cartao postal!Esse angulo está maravilhoso, que céu azul encantador.
Léia

Mo said...

Great postcard

Dina said...

All very inspiring and very beautiful. And all in one postcard.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am not surprised at the bridge being in your postcard but find the monument in the image a great touch.

(JM, you notice the earlier post with the wrong Id, please don't publish it)

Joanne said...

Linda, a luz está maravilhosa:)

Gunn said...

A bit late.....
Still think this is just superb!!

T. Becque said...

Gorgeous JM!

Jeroen van de Ven said...

Very nice!

Francisca said...

Terrific POV.