Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Tagus River


Alfama, Lisbon

27 comments:

Dominic Doherty said...

What a beautifully framed photograph and lovely view across the rooftops. Awesome picture!

Dina said...

Gorgeous shot!

That is the river? It is huge!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I love through-the-window photos, but the depth of field can be a challenge, although you have mastered it here.

Gunn said...

Nicely done!

Sharon said...

What a nice view from here. I like the window and all.

Steffe said...

I really like this one. I used to see circles everywhere when I was out hooting a few years ago, time to take up that sport again i think.

Merisi said...

Lots of curlicues to frame an interesting view!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a gorgeous shot, JM!! I do love how you've framed it!! Perfect! So much beauty! Thank you!

Sylvia

Carolina Tavares said...

Gostei muito do enquadre, estas molduras embelezam a foto.

AGMPRISMA said...

Buen enfoque, menos mal que solo es una foto, jjj. no hay peor que una guerra.
Un saludo.

Karl Demetz said...

Very beautiful, good idea JM.

mark said...

A porthole to a porthole? Good one.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a beautiful composition dear JM!You have such clever eyes!Great idea and very creative one!
Léia

Lowell said...

Great composition! The Tagus is the river that Columbus expedition sailed down, right?

We're on hiatus after today, JM. Don't know for how long. Have a great summer if we're not back before.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

People say that you should try and frame a photo by using natures frames tree, fences Etc... you have thrown the book out the window by using this window. Well done
Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Kay said...

Beautiful composition! So nicely done. Are these still the German ships you shot a few months back?

JM said...

@Dina: It's the Tagus estuary.

@Lowell: Portuguese King John II refused to sponsor Columbus journey so he went to Queen Isabella I of Castile and Leon (Spain) and did it four times to the Americas always departing from Spain. However, Columbus is connected to River Tagus after a secret meeting with the Portuguese king, to whom, according to some history experts, he was spying to. The goal was keeping the Spanish busy with the Americas, while the Portuguese were travelling east, as they actually did until they reach Japan. This might be one of the most fascinating periods in European history and many books were written about it.

@Kay: Yes they are. Great memory! :-)

NixBlog said...

Wonderful composition and framing, Jose!

Randy said...

What a great view.

Halcyon said...

The framing is perfect!

RedPat said...

Great point of view JM!

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous shot! Lovely framing.

San said...

AMAZING SHOT. I love everything about it.

Have a great new week.

Kate said...

This is an imaginative way to frame a scene. Nice!!

Francisca said...

Me no like them boats. But your perspective is lovely.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Inspiring.

AB said...

Nice composition!