E.J.Wilkins

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Pena Palace, Sintra

Detail of an archway at Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal.

There is more information about Pena with my first photograph of the palace, you can find it here

I've tried this shot in b/w, it doesn't work well.

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Pena Palace, Sintra

Detail of an archway at Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal.

There is more information about Pena with my first photograph of the palace, you can find it here

I've tried this shot in b/w, it doesn't work well.

my vfxy

comments (15)

NIce shot love the way you captured the arch.
EJWilkins: Glad you like it Daniel, I look forward to seeing yours before too long smile
hey ellie,

wicked shot! i absolutely love the details and the patterns in this shot. i also really like the creative approach that you used to frame this shot. i tried to check out the first shot, but the link doesn't work. really nice work on this shot.
EJWilkins: Hi Nicole, and thanks. First of all I've fixed the link, it now works. The whole arch is so big the detail would have been lost if I'd shown it all.
Hi Ellie
Nice details here with this close-up frame. Well done Ellie !
EJWilkins: Thanks Florence. smile
b/W can be a good solution! wink
EJWilkins: Hi Michele, I tried this as a b/w conversion and it didn't seem to work as well as leaving it 'colour' although there isn't much colour here. It seemed to be flattened, I'm not sure why.
personally, I like the details this shot reveals.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2006, 11:55
It almost has a sepia look, Ellie. It's funny, but when I first opened this, I thought there were two photos on top of each other before I realized the two different aspects of the archway. I especially like the inside curve of the top part. The details are spectacular!
EJWilkins: I suppose it does look a bit like two pictures, with the top of the upright dividing the picture. Glad you like the shot Ginnie.
one of kind of pics that I love. really nice Ellie
EJWilkins: I am really pleased you like this shot Nicola, thanks smile
Ellie nice shoot. Great details.
EJWilkins: Thanks Sarthak smile
  • Roland
  • France
  • 20 Nov 2006, 19:31
Really fine : I love the framing, curves, lines and draws...
EJWilkins: Merci beaucoup Roland. Je suis heureux que vous aimiez les d├ętails dans l'image smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 20 Nov 2006, 20:05
nice detail shot ellie. it is always interesting the amount of detail in this arhitecuter like the rosettes here.
EJWilkins: smile Plenty of architectural detail to see at Pena if you're ever fortunate enough to visit, but you can only photograph the outside. Glad you like it Nev.
Good evening Ellie. Another stunning, highly detailed shot with bags of great contrast and razor sharp focus. I do think it may have been wise to straighten up the horizontal, (you can do this using Picasa, which is free to download from google) otherwise perfect. Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Hi Neil, and yes, but when I tried to straighten out the horizontal I lost the vertical. It was, I think, down to the angle it was taken from. I'll be more careful in future. wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Nov 2006, 21:58
Wonder why some are commenting on the horisontal. I have checked and moved the photo up on the screen until the ledge just above the row of rosettes meets the top of the screen. You can only improve horisontalism here with engineering instruments.

What I do think is that due to the curve of the arch that changes depth, an illusion is created. People think it is not horisontal - and you cannot straighten it because it is straight.

Depth of focus allover the photo is very good. The curve plus focus contributes to a most unusual photograph - well done
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2006, 00:55
That is an interesting way to frame an arch and the texture came out beautifully. I'll have to check out this creation from the mad architect lab myself one of these days.
lovely shot,
interesting composition,i never would have thought of it..
details are really vivid...
nice shot...!!
  • ta
  • 10 Dec 2006, 15:09
Very nice stone work, light and composition giving a movement the stone. Aslo colors are good.

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