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Pavilhão Carlos Lopes

Pavilhão Carlos Lopes
Made by diwan
Lisboa / Portugal Description: The history of the pavilion During the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Brasil, Portugal has been represented with various pavilions. Amongst them there was a pavilion which was imagined by the Portuguese Architects Guilherme and Carlos Rebello de Andrade and Alfredo Assunção Santos. This pavilion was constructed in Portugal and, at the Big International Exhibition of Rio de Janeirro, the product of the Portuguese Industry where show in that pavilion. The opening of the building took place in May 1923 - 9 month after the official start of the event - and it was the only pavilion that deserved the visit of the Braszilian Head of State Mr. Artur Bernades. As a matter of curiosity, one of the Treasures exhibited at the time in the Portuguese Pavilion was the Santa Cruz hydro-air plane - used in the Atlantic crossing by the Portuguese pilots Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral. The pavilion was reconstructed in Lisbon, by a well-known team, supervised by Architect Jorge Seurado, right at the place where it still stands. It was called the Exhibitions Palace and it re-opened, on 3 October 1932, for the Big Portuguese Industrial Exhibition. With almost 70 decades of life, and apart from having suffered several interference and even being menaced of demolishing, this magnificent, multivalent space of Lisbon started to acquit the function which still maintains and it was adapted in 1946 in order to be able to receive the 1947 Skate Hockey World Championship. The Sports pavilion has recently been renamed (27 August 1984) with the name of one of the major figurehead of the Portuguese and World athletics - Carlos Lopes. It is situated at the São Sebastião da Pedreira Parish, at the oriental edge of Parque Eduardo VII, initially known as Parque da Liberdade (Liberty Park). Its tile panels, statues, and staircase, are an important patrimony that has to be defended. Apart from the tiles, other decorative elements of interest are highlighted, as the case of the two statues in stone that stand on each side of the noble entrance, made by Raúl Xavier, and which represent the Science and the Art. The harmonious integration of its architecture in the green landscape, apart from the valuation of the city, is a constant challenge to the future.

hotel staircase_flickr

hotel staircase_flickr
Made by pvanorden
Canon Elan 7 50mm f/1.4 USM Kodak T-max 100 Scanned on an Epson V500. Whenever I scan black and white film I always set the scanner to scan them as color negatives and then desaturate using the channel mixer in GIMP. This helps to ensure that the scanner isn't throwing away information as it does the scan, and I also feel that desaturating via the channel mixer gives me a final image that's much closer to what I envisioned when I took the photo. Looking up the staircase at the Lisboa Central Park Hotel. If you are ever vacationing in Lisbon I highly recommend this hotel. It's half a block from Marques de Pombal, where you can pick up a bus or get on the metro, and it's located right across the street from Parque Sao Sebastio. I stayed there for the week I was in Lisbon. This negative required a lot of work cloning out dust. Some moron opened the drying cabinet without turning off the air intake first. The drying cabinet is where you put your wet film to dry after you've developed it. Normally, air is drawn through a filter before it is heated and circulated in the cabinet. If you are stupid (like this guy was) and fail to turn off the air intake before you open the cabinet, you bypass the filter and suck dusty air into the cabinet. When dust hits wet film the film is almost always ruined permanently, so while I can scan this negative and clone out dust, it's dirty and I can't make optical prints with it because this idiot didn't turn the drying cabinet off. Lesson: when sharing a darkroom with others, don't be a jack ass and do stupid things that wind up ruining other people's film.

Lisboa

Lisboa
Made by Yvon from Ottawa
The Eduardo VII park with the statue of Marquês de Pombal in the distance overlooking the city. Lisbon is a beautiful city that never ceases to amaze me even after many visits (this was my seventh!). It is quite remarkable how the pulse of the city has changed over the years. When I first visited as a teenager in the late 50's and early 60's, Portugal had all of its overseas colonies. Lisbon was a vibrant city then, and one could feel that it played an important role in the world as the administrative centre of a vast empire. In the 70's and 80's things had changed and the city was run down. Many of the sidewalks were in a state of disrepair, parks and public places were dirty and uncared-for; one could feel the exhaustion of the entire country as a result of the colonial wars in Africa which consumed so much of its energy. Things started to turn around in 1986 when Portugal joined the European Community and now in 2009, Lisbon is once again the beautiful and buoyant metropolis that the Portuguese can be proud to have as capital.

Are you talking to me?

Are you talking to me?
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
We attended a portrait meetup and we had the task of to take some portrait shots from our friends. In my turn I decide to mount the UWA and make some Media Markt advertising style shots. Strobist Setup: - SB-900 on the left - Sun on the right at full power without diffuser -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Portugal • NIKON D80 + Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 @ 11 mm • f10 at ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec - ISO200 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Portugal flag

Portugal flag
Made by tiseb
* The five blue shields represents the five moor kings defeated by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, at the Battle of Ourique. * The dots inside the blue shields represent the five wounds of Christ when crucified. * The seven castles represents the fortified cities D. Afonso Henriques conquered from the moors. * The globe represents the world discovered by the Portuguese navigators in the fifteen and sixteenth centuries. * The green strip is meant to symbolize the hope in the future and the red the blood of the nation’s heroes. (taken from www.un.int/portugal/flagexplanation.htm) seber's tumblr

Save me SuperEddie... Save me please...

Save me SuperEddie... Save me please...
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
was in trouble, she just scream and SuperEddie came to the rescue. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Portugal • NIKON D80 + Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.5 @ 24 mm • f4.5 at ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec - ISO100 • Nikon SB-600 on the right 45º • Nikon SB-27 on the left 45º -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

The couple

The couple
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
First test on the . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII, Portugal • Penta 6x7 + S-M-C Takumar 6X7 LS 90mm f/2.8 • Rollei Retro 100 • Rodinal 1/50 - 10m (1m inversions, then tow inversion every 30s) @ 24ºC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome, but please don't post images or badges (Those will be deleted without notice). Group invitations are ok, but without images. • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Patricia Loureiro

Patricia Loureiro
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
Strobist Setup: - Nikon SB-600 at left on a human tripod - Triggered via Nikon CLS Model: Patricia Loureiro -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisboa, Portugal • NIKON D80 + Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm • f3.2 at ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec - ISO100 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Follow me, I know the way

Follow me, I know the way
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
and Eddie on a Strobist Session -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Portugal • NIKON D80 + Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.5 @ 24 mm • f8 at ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec - ISO100 • Nikon SB-600 on the right 45º • Nikon SB-27 on the left 45º -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

A big Azulejo (and me) in Lisbon

A big Azulejo (and me) in Lisbon
Made by Romeodesign
Wikipedia: The azulejos are a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries the consecutive trends in art. Wherever one goes in Portugal, azulejos are to be found inside and outside churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

the ghost [pinhole self-portrait]

the ghost [pinhole self-portrait]
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
Taken on a Pinhole meetup. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Portugal • Pentax 6x7 + .33mm Pinhole Body Cap (F/239) • Rollei Retro 400 • Rollei RHS 1:15 - 9:30m (shake for 30s and then 4 inversions every minute) • Canon CanoScan 8400F -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Strobist Meetup - Group Photo

Strobist Meetup - Group Photo
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
A group photo from the Portugueses Photowalkers Strobist Meetup. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon Portugal • NIKON D80 + Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.5 @ 21 mm • f8 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec - ISO100 • Nikon SB-600 on the camera -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

More then an inch

More then an inch
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
My baby is now more than a inch... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Nikon SB-600 @ 1/2 on the ground in front of the model • Fired by Nikon CLS • NIKON D80 + Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm • f3.2 at ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec - ISO100 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Does will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Strobist Meetup - The basics

Strobist Meetup - The basics
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
The basics of the Strobist explain by me and Carlos Rodrigues in the Strobist Meetup from the Portuguese Photowalkers. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Parque Eduardo VII, Portugal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Those will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

marigold

marigold
Made by Luís Leonardo [luigi]
lost in the park... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • NIKON D80 + Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm • f1.8 at 1/4000 sec - ISO100 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Constructive criticism are welcome but please don't post images, badges and group invitations (Does will be deleted without notice). • Remember that all intellectual property rights on my images are reserved, so you can't use them without permission. If you want to, just ASK ME!!!

Azulejo

Azulejo
Made by aGinger
It was really surprised me, because I've never seen such a chiseled and inspired tiles, like in Portugal (they called them azulejos). It's not common in Hungary... Azulejo is a Portuguese word used to denote a square plaque of ceramic material, one side of which is decorated and glazed. The Battle of Ourique (July 25, 1139, St. James day) saw the forces of Portuguese Prince Afonso Henriques (of the House of Burgundy) defeat the Almoravid Moors led by Ali ibn Yusuf.

In Lisbon: church tile panels (1)

In Lisbon: church tile panels (1)
Made by mistca
Many churches in Portugal have such beautiful panels on exterior walls. Residential buildings also have painted tiles of different colors on their facade. You can see the collage that I made when photographing in Lisbon and Porto various designs of tiles . Definitely see the Larger image.

Olive tree

Olive tree
Made by Vitó
The house in the photo belongs to a luxury apartment complex, side by side with a garden where the main trees are olive trees. It's funny to find these trees in a city like Lisbon. This can help a lot of kids knowing where the olive oil comes from... ;) See where the photo was taken at maps.yuan.cc/.

High Speed

High Speed
Made by Tiago Vieira Perestrelo ©
Sony a200 + DT 18-70 São Sebastião - Lisboa Check out my website : www.tiagoperestrelo.weebly.com Coldplay - High Speed : www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv6F5aZU34I

Day 3: Av. Antonio Augusto de Aguiar, Lisbon

Day 3: Av. Antonio Augusto de Aguiar, Lisbon
Made by bitterbutter2000
Feel a lot better this evening, thanks to my wife for the paracetamols that she always carry in our luggage and the delicious dinner at local restaurant. This is the night view from the balcony of our hotel room. Three long exposures blended manually in CS4. Explored | |



Nearest places of interest:

Restaurant Botequim do Rei
Monument to the Revolution of 25 April
Pavilhão Carlos Lopes
Наземный вестибюль станции "Парк"
  Real Palácio Hotel 5*
Igreja de São Sebastião da Pedreira
El Corte Inglés - Lisbon
Cafetaria Linha de Água

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