E.J.Wilkins

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√Čvora


√Čvora Cathedral

Adjoining the Cathedral at √Čvora in Portugal are peaceful cloisters that were built between 1314 and 1340. This picture shows the tombs of Bishops, which I will show in more detail another time.

- √Čvora Cathedral -

To the left of this picture is a central courtyard, the low windows let light in and allow those in the cloisters to see out. To the right is the outer wall with much higher windows that let in light yet block the view from both directions.

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

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√Čvora


√Čvora Cathedral

Adjoining the Cathedral at √Čvora in Portugal are peaceful cloisters that were built between 1314 and 1340. This picture shows the tombs of Bishops, which I will show in more detail another time.

- √Čvora Cathedral -

To the left of this picture is a central courtyard, the low windows let light in and allow those in the cloisters to see out. To the right is the outer wall with much higher windows that let in light yet block the view from both directions.

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

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (25)

Hey Elle, let me ask you a question, It is my assumption that the ADEP function on your camera is designed to be used when you want to have a sharp focus subject in the foreground and out of focus background. So like if you were to take a picture of a person and you wanted the background to be blured or out of focus you would use the ADEP setting on your camera. I noticed that you used the ADEP setting in places where you wouldn't get the "best" results? Does your ADEP setting work differently then I think?

Don't get me wrong, I really love the shots of the Evora Cathedral, I just wondered why you used the settings listed?

If this is what you are shooting (travel, indoor and landscape type stuff) you could try the Shutter Priority setting on your camera and don't shoot lower than 1/50th of a second.

I don't know if this is helpful or something you already know.

BTW, great shots.
EJWilkins: Good point about the shutter speed, I think I got off quite lightly here wink I’m grateful for any tips. Thank you.

I was pretty sure the camera was set on either P (Programme) or S (Shutter priority) when we were at the Cathedral, and for much of that visit to Portugal because I’d only had the camera for a week or so and I hadn’t had a lot of time to get used to using it.

To check I’ve just taken, and uploaded, a few pictures and it looks as if the EXIF gets a bit scrambled on here. The A (Aperture) shows correctly but S (Shutter priority) reads as Programme mode; P (Programme) reads as A-DEP, as do the various scene modes (I tested two of them) … confusing eh? I’ll have to try to remember to put the right setting in each time, either that or just delete that bit each time.
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 27 May 2007, 06:31
Hi Ellie - lovely shot, you can almost see the age & fragility in the stone-work on the left side.
EJWilkins: It is, surprisingly quite fragile. There's clear evidence that some of the tracery around the windows has vanished, which is such a pity.
Nice picture. I Like the colors and the light very much.
EJWilkins: Thank you Frank. I think I was quite lucky with the way this turned out smile
Nice shot Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 May 2007, 08:54
Did I tell you, Ellie, that when we were in NYC back in April, we visited The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan. It's a reconstruction of a cloisters with bits and pieces from all over Europe. Absolutely fascinating. I haven't shown any of my pics yet but when I do, I think you'll be interested to see how much of a similarity there is to the real thing...like what you have brilliantly captured here.

I always feel transported back in time when I see pics like this. I often wonder what life would have been like as a monk/nun living here!

BTW, I have no clue what the A-DEP setting is. I don't think my camera has it!
EJWilkins: Goodness me, I didn't know they'd done that. I'd heard of bits of architecture being exported but hadn't any real idea what happened to it. It'll be good to see the pictures.
I too always wonder what life might have been like in this sort of community, I'm not sure I would have liked it.

I've investigated the settings (see my reply to Photoman Doug) it seems that Shutterchance scrambles things a bit, the "A-DEP" should be either Auto or using one of the scene modes.
  • Ray
  • Thailand [Land of Smiles]
  • 27 May 2007, 12:57
Great shot of a beautiful old building, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Ray, hopefully you'll enjoy the other pictures too, as they appear.
Like the kind of symmetry in this one, and the way you make me want to go to the end of this archway smile
EJWilkins: That's good, I suppose it's sort of what I was hoping because when I was there I wanted to see what was at the end. smile
Lovely image Ellie - I'm a big fan of old cathedrals like this as you can probably tell from my archive!
EJWilkins: Thanks Bernie, yes, I had noticed wink
Cathedrals are great. So many photographic possibilities. Nice shot grin. All the best, Dave
EJWilkins: They are aren't they, and there are ... thanks smile
Wow !! Estas fotografías son mi debilidad. No sólo las fotografías de este estilo, son estos lugares los que me atraen !! Te felicito por conseguir que no hubiera gente !! smile

Wow! These photographies are my weakness. Not only the photographies of this style, are these places those that they attract to me! I congratulate to you to obtain that there was not people! smile
EJWilkins: There were not many people there when we visited Jose, it was in February and I suppose outside the 'tourist season'.
You would enjoy √Čvora. It is a small town, with a very big history. A day is not enough to see it all.

No había mucha gente allí cuando visitamos Jose, él era en febrero y supongo el exterior la ' estación turística '.

Usted gozar√≠a de √Čvora. Es una ciudad peque√Īa, con una historia muy grande. Un d√≠a no es bastante para considerarlo todo.
Really like the light in this shot
Looks like a beautiful cathedral
EJWilkins: It is beautiful Magnus, there are contrasts too between the very old and the slightly later architecture. The grandeur of the church and the simplicity of the cloisters
A really nice serie - I like your composition very much !!
EJWilkins: Merci beaucoup Zeb. smile
Niceley captured Ellie; given how much is in focus it looks a smaller aperture than F4.3 on your exif though? Regards, Chris
EJWilkins: *sigh* I have no idea Chris, I really haven't, but I do agree that it seems wrong. I've just checked the data that's recorded with the original and it says the same. Would the slightly high ISO have anything to do with it, I'm sure the camera organised the settings.
Magnificent architecture. I like your composition.

When I clicked on the archive thumbnail, it brought me to a series page. How did you do that?
EJWilkins: I don't really know how it works, but it's something Shutterchance does if you give several pictures the same title. It can come in handy if you've taken pictures of the same thing and posted them at different times.
I keep coming back to view this very impressive walk way. I love this shot Ellie.

J
EJWilkins: Gosh! Thanks smile
fantastic shot ellie .
EJWilkins: Thank you Michael, that's praise indeed especially from somebody as skilled as you are. smile
Whatever setting your camera was on, you have endedup with a winning image! Lovely colours, textures and light. Beats my arches to a pulp! wink
If we are to be all technical, why yours is so brilliant is that even the brightest highlight areas aren't burnt out and are still holding detail, as are the dark corners- magic!
Do you know how to correct the converging verticals? I'm happy to post a thirty-second tutorial to you which would turn this into a competition winner!
EJWilkins: OK .. what I did was point the camera at the window at the far end to try to balance all the strong sunlight coming in from the windows. It was an incredibly sunny day. I'd already taken one other shot of a different part of the cloisters and the light was blown. I couldn't mess around too much, because we were being tourists.
I'd appreciate a tutorial please, but I'm not very good at finding the right buttons in PS, they seem to hide from me.
I don't know of any competitions though, so couldn't enter one. wink
I don't see that the "converging" verticals (they don't converge very much) take away from this shot. But then, I don't enter too many competitions -- perhaps that's why. smile Lovely shot, lovely light, just lovely, lovely, lovely!
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 28 May 2007, 12:44
Really nice, Ellie. Cathedrals are SO fascinating, aren't they? I love to take a leisurely wander round them. soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the architecture.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2007, 16:14
another one of your portugese beauties ellie. lovely
Beautiful, Ellie, just beautiful!
Nice perspective.
I really like the warm light here.
  • Julischka
  • the black hole where time disappears
  • 29 May 2007, 17:31
Simply beautiful!
  • Lilith
  • Tearing my hair out
  • 5 Jun 2007, 23:33
Lovely light, lovely atmosphere.

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