Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Queen Amelia


Royal Riding Arena (1787), Lisbon

21 comments:

Olivier said...

la lumiere qui tombe sur le tableau est superbe

Lowell said...

What a love composition and the photo of Amelia is showered with wonderful golden light. That arena has either been well-taken care of over the years or extensively renovated!

Sharon said...

You are so good at framing this photos just perfectly. I love this one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely staircase leading straight up to her portrait, nicely composed JM.

T. Becque said...

I like how this photo is presented, the stair leading up to the portrait with the darker hallway and lighted ceiling.

T. Becque said...

Oh, I've got cacti for you today on my post :)

Sylvia K said...

Love the stairway and your composition is always superb as always! Hope your week is going well, JM! Enjoy!

Sylvia

joo said...

I love the composition and the light in this photo.
By the way, wales is awesome!

Halcyon said...

She looks very regal against the blue background!

MaCoBra said...

I'd wish my staircase looked like that!

Art said...

Absolutely fascinating picture!!
Love it a lot.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This place seem elegantly austere in comparison to other buildings you have shown of this era ... but I reckon pretty swish for a riding arena.

VP said...

Great and dramatic setting. Is this the portrait made by our fellow citizen Vittorio Matteo Corcos?

Randy said...

That is amazing. I really love that blue!

Virginia said...

Shame on me! I've been gone too long and look at what I"ve missed! This is a shot that could have been "ho hum" but your great eye makes it a stunning photo. Love the angle and how the gray steps lead up to that lovely painting.
Happy New Year my dear JM!
V

JM said...

@VP: Yes, it is! :-)

Dina said...

The Queen beckons one up the stairs.
Wow, some riding arena!

Gunn said...

So wonderful.
I like the way you composed your image.
Thanks for sharing this with us!:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's an amazing picture -- I feel as if I'm standing right there at the bottom of the stairs -- and I want to climb up and explore.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks as if she is waiting there to take some very important royal visitors to the ballroom...
God bless you!
Cezar

Francisca said...

Terrific POV on this one, JM.