E.J.Wilkins

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Évora


Évora Cathedral

Inside the - Cathedral at Évora - in Portugal.

The historic centre of Évora is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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I propped the camera slightly crookedly on the back of a pew and this is exactly how the picture came out of the camera, although I've resized it for the internet. I could, perhaps, have tried to straighten it, and could have cropped out the person with the camera but they give an idea of the scale.

Évora


Évora Cathedral

Inside the - Cathedral at Évora - in Portugal.

The historic centre of Évora is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

.....

I propped the camera slightly crookedly on the back of a pew and this is exactly how the picture came out of the camera, although I've resized it for the internet. I could, perhaps, have tried to straighten it, and could have cropped out the person with the camera but they give an idea of the scale.

comments (23)

  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 6 May 2007, 02:48
Wow! That's really high. Anyway, i'd have to agree with you that the person in the frame helps give a sense of scale. However, if this was the intention, perhaps the whole person should be in the frame rather than have half of him/her (?) chopped off. Either include the whole figure or exclude it completely. Very nice job on the exposure though. Did you use a tripod? Looks very sharp for a 1/5s shot.
EJWilkins: I hadn't intended to get anybody in the picture, they wandered in while I was getting my camera balanced and I have to admit I was too bothered about keeping it steady to notice them. One other reason I didn't crop them out was because I'd have lost too much of that side of the picture, I wanted the base of the pillar away from the edge of the frame. Yes, I agree it's better to have a whole person or no person than just a bit of one as in this picture wink
No, I don't have a tripod, the camera was balanced on the back of a pew.
The colour in this photo is very nice and it truly is very high isn't it? You might have gotten a stiff neck if you were there long enough.
  • Steve
  • 6 May 2007, 12:56
You've managed to capture the light and shade very well here.
EJWilkins: I wasn't too sure what was the best thing to do, the sun was streaming in through the windows and a couple of shots were overbright in some areas and too far too dark in others, so I messed around with the settings a bit and focused on quite a bright area. It seemed to work out reasonably well. Thanks Steve ... what would you have done?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 May 2007, 14:01
The lighting is definitely what grabs me in this pic, Ellie, as well as the height, which you've captured brilliantly. I stand in awe of these cathedrals around the world that are so full of grandeur.

And isn't it Mother's Day in Portugal today? If so, Happy Mother's Day. smile
EJWilkins: I'd be cheating if we celebrated Mother's Day today, because here in UK we use the date in March, although I'm not altogether sure why because it's nothing to do with the church calendar.
This cathedral is another marvel, and although it's quite old it looks surprisingly new when compared to those in this country. Another place for you to visit wink
I like the light and colours in this one smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Aksel, the light inside the cathedral was rather wonderful, if a bit too bright in places to make taking photographs easy.
Architecture on a grand scale smile
EJWilkins: Very much so Chris.

wink Cygnets tomorrow *yippee*
  • L.Reis
  • Lisbon
  • 6 May 2007, 15:33
Superb perspective and light tones. Évora is one of my favourite places here in Portugal...Well done!
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
We had a marvellous time there, with lots of surprises. I hope to be able to go back in the summer.
A great management of lights and composition here : Wonderful !!
EJWilkins: Thanks Zeb, I think it's something I need to work on though. I made a few mistakes that day.
Great light and beautiful cathedral.
EJWilkins: It is a beautiful cathedral, yes. I hope you can visit it one day smile
Love the contrast of stone against the mortar. Beautiful Ellie.
EJWilkins: They had, at some point, repointed between the light brown stones, making the mortar almost proud of the stones themselves. It made it really stand out, I think possibly as a design feature. I don't know why though.
  • russo
  • 6 May 2007, 20:19
Excellent perspective. Very well done,Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Antonio, I expect you know Evora rather better than I do smile
Wow! Ellie. what a majestic place. Beautiful!
EJWilkins: A truly majestic place. Thanks Suzanne smile
The scale of the place is impressive, and I think being able to see the person drives that home. Wonderful.
EJWilkins: It was very much a Wow when we walked in through the door, so huge and also quite a friendly cathedral too
I like how the light emphasizes the architectural elegance!
EJWilkins: Thanks Martin. The light was quite difficult to deal with because it was a very sunny day and made for a lot of contrast inside. This one I'm pleased with, others I took weren't as sucessful.
sharp and CLEAR...lovely lovely shot...
EJWilkins: I know ... and I bet you can guess how pleased I was when I downloaded it smile
Amazing - totally cool shot E. Today you are my hero. Nice!
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
Wow! Ellie. This photo is precious. And what I like more it is to see those two colors different from the same stone. The height of this cathedral is impressive!

Wow !! Ellie. Es preciosa esta foto. Y lo que más me gusta es ver esos dos colores diferentes de la misma piedra. La altura de esta catedral es impresionante! smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Jose. smile The different coloured stone was, I think, because the building was completed in two stages. The Wikipedia pages say more.
Gracias Jose.smile La diversa piedra coloreada era, yo piensa, porque el edificio fue terminado en dos etapas. Las páginas de Wikipedia dicen más.
Magnificent....
EJWilkins: Thank you Anup smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2007, 20:29
If you look at the two yellow columns the left and the right - they are actually leaning towards each other. The brown/grey column at the back is on its own mission. I don't think this one can be straightened. Great pic with perspective of the high ceilings.

You gotta hurry, I think the cygnets have started hatching.
EJWilkins: Hmm, yes, I think you're right. The building is magnificent but bit sof it don't seem to join up quite right ... wink
And they hatched! grin
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 7 May 2007, 22:17
This one realy struck me as soon as I opened it, Ellie. You're turning in some blinding work these days. This is pin sharp and crystal clear. I think it's safe to say you have got to grips with your new camera.
EJWilkins: That's so kind of you Colin smile but honestly, I've got a huge amount to learn, I feel very much the novice. The better camera has, I think, made a huge difference because I can alter settings without it having a hissy fit.
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 8 May 2007, 07:20
Beautiful! I like the change of light and colour in the pic.
A great architectural shot, Ellie. I especially like the contrast between the warm yellows of the central arch and the background - and you are right, the photographer does give a sense of scale. Well done indeed!
The texture of the stone is delicious.

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