E.J.Wilkins

10 Dec 2006 519 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém

Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém

Looking from the cloisters into the central courtyard of the Monastery of the Jeronimos at Belem in Portugal.

When we walked through into the Cloisters we gasped and said "Wow". I think this picture gives an idea why, but I hope also some of the sense of peace. It is very much a place to sit, relax and reflect.

Below the arches to the right are folded white chairs, being made ready for a concert.

my vfxy

Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém

Looking from the cloisters into the central courtyard of the Monastery of the Jeronimos at Belem in Portugal.

When we walked through into the Cloisters we gasped and said "Wow". I think this picture gives an idea why, but I hope also some of the sense of peace. It is very much a place to sit, relax and reflect.

Below the arches to the right are folded white chairs, being made ready for a concert.

my vfxy

comments (12)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2006, 00:35
Lovely comp and colours El.
EJWilkins: Thanks Johnny smile
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2006, 08:31
not surprised you gasped Ellie
EJWilkins: I've got a few more pictures but it was so bright they don't do the place justice. It's huge, and truly amazing.
  • ta
  • 10 Dec 2006, 15:02
Correct place to touch the shutter.
EJWilkins: Thank you Ta smile
Hi Ellie smile

A great shot with a clever composition - I like this place very much smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Zebigleb, it is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit.
Pretty place, pretty colors and good contrast, only are of plus the "heads"! But is the good shot!!
EJWilkins: Thanks Jose. Two of the 'people' are quite important to me, so I couldn't edit them out wink
Gracias Jose. Dos de la gente son absolutamente importantes para mí, no podría corregirlos tan hacia fuera. (http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr)
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 11 Dec 2006, 02:43
What an incredibly ornate courtyard, Ellie. I can definitely see why you were attracted to it. Monasteries, like cathedrals, have a way of transporting us away from the world's tyranny. So peaceful. So quieting.
EJWilkins: Very ornate Ginnie, and I think this may well be our Christmas Card for this year. I didn't take as many pictures as I perhaps should, and those I took were slightly spoiled because of the very bright sunlight, so hopefully we will return there before too long. Ecclesiastical buildings always seem to give peace to visitors, whatever their faith.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Dec 2006, 03:16
Consistent architecture for a change! I like how you picked up similar design elements in silhouette and on the far side of the courtyard.
EJWilkins: Aha, you spotted my one deliberate effort Martin. I tried, when I took this picture, to make sure the central pillar matched one at the other side of the cloisters.
  • Ngozi
  • Maryland, USA
  • 11 Dec 2006, 19:59
Ellie this is beautiful. I love the way you've framed it all with this intricate arch. The bright sunlight hitting the rest of the structure really highlights all the details. Nice grass and sky too to ground it all. Very very nice.
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Ngozi, the place is so beautiful and peaceful I'm glad you think so from seeing this picture.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Dec 2006, 21:12
Very nice. Like the silhouttes and the play of light and shadow.
EJWilkins: Thanks Deji, it was a bit of an experiment for me at the time, not having had the camera for very long, so I was quite pleased with how the picture turned out. I'm glad you like it.
Hi Ellie, got to say this is one of favourite pictures of 2006! love the silhouttes, light, shadow and framing. This picture really is beautiful, much history here. Thanks for sharing this with us Ellie.

Regards,
Raymond E Skux.
*One of my favourite pictures of 2006.
  • FLOOG
  • ENGLAND
  • 16 May 2008, 16:35
What a wonderful composition and perspective.

Stunning

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a constructive critical comments icon ShMood©
camera DiMAGE Z5
exposure mode
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO50
focal length 5.8mm
Tallinn MemorialTallinn Memorial
Fallen giant?Fallen giant?
Any good?Any good?

Warning