E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image National Palace, Sintra

National Palace, Sintra

The National Palace, Sintra, viewed from the Moorish Castle.

The tall, conical structure is the chimney to the kitchens.

Enjoy your week with us in Portugal ... we're taking a break.

my vfxy

National Palace, Sintra

The National Palace, Sintra, viewed from the Moorish Castle.

The tall, conical structure is the chimney to the kitchens.

Enjoy your week with us in Portugal ... we're taking a break.

my vfxy

comments (17)

Everybody needs a break in Portugal smile
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 16 Feb 2007, 01:28
I like the point from where you have taken the photo. Great perspective! Ahhh! Good breakage! Ellie
  • Iain
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 16 Feb 2007, 01:33
Lovely! I really like how you framed it -- keeping the buildings at the bottom of the frame to preserve the hill and greenery. It looks so nice there!
  • Mia
  • 16 Feb 2007, 02:04
Wow! It must be quite something to go up there and have a look at such a beautiful city-scape!
Envying the warmth and greenery on a cold, wintry day. Lovely photo!
Lovely view Ellie. I can feel the sun looking at this shot. A nice one for the morning. I'm not sure if it was possible for you to frame it without the edge of the wall at the bottom - Would have come out just perfect.
EJWilkins: (24 Feb)
I took two pictures, one with the wall and one without it. The one without the wall had less sense of scale although, on reflection, I wish I'd been able to have a slightly higher viewpoint, but genetics (my height) wouldn't allow it wink
A nice shot and pleasant town.
  • Louis
  • 16 Feb 2007, 08:58
I am jealous of your break - enjoy it. Looks more a village than a palace. A clear pic of the place - the little piece of wall at the bottom - were you scared of leaning over?
nice overview..... have a great weekend
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Feb 2007, 12:20
Excellent picture of what looks like a very interesting place. I doubt I will ever get there, so thank you for sharing, Ellie.
EJWilkins: (24 Feb)
Thanks Ray. smile
I know the feeling .. I've always dreamed of visiting Thailand but it's unlikely to happen. That's the beauty of Shutterchance, I can see the beauty of other people's worlds, seen through their eyes. smile
This place looks really interesting - have a great break.
  • jose
  • 16 Feb 2007, 15:26
Those topiary gardens look full of photographic promise! Are you posting these on your holiday? Cold, grey, wet, miserable day here in the North West of England. Lucky you!
EJWilkins: (24 Feb)
I had uploaded a week plus of pictures before we went away, I've taken a few more now though wink It was lovely, horrible to come back to a soaking wet UK.
  • dotun
  • 16 Feb 2007, 17:01
wow, thats some depth.Nice one
EJWilkins: (24 Feb)
Thanks Dotun, the Z5 is a pretty good little camera. It's a pity they no longer make them, although I think Sony is now using the Konica Minolta technology they acquired when the bought the company.
I've now got an Olympus E-400, hopefully you'll see some decent pictures from it .. as long as I pressed the right buttons!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Feb 2007, 18:34
It looks so white and clean against the green landscape, Ellie. You are really whetting my appetite for Portugal!!!

Enjoy your break!
lovely ellie. have a great weekend!
Nice landscape here smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 13 Mar 2007, 17:01
One of the nicest aspects of Shutterchance is being able to put things on auto-pilot like this, so that images continue to pop up on a daily basis without any further intervention. Shutterchance rules!

But, I digress. Nice photo Ellie, though I would have preferred a bit more foreground. No doubt you were aleready leaning well over the wall of the Moorish Castle anyway ;-)

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