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Orient Station_Lisbon
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-27 14:20
Viewed: 1877
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«Orient Station», designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, was built in 1998 due to Expo 98, and nowadays is one of the most important railway stations in Lisboa.

The design of the «Orient Station» is based on concrete and white steel, with suggestive forms made in both materials. This building grows in lightness by each meter higher from the subway station to the railway one. From this Railway Station some steel and glass trees of 25 meters and 40 tons each one, grow to the top, showing a structure similar to a bot palm tree wood. (*)

To arrive by train to «Orient Station» is like to depart from «past» and arrive in the «future» in a short period of time…
So, please, come in, take your sits…
... and have a good trip to the future!


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This is spooky Jose! Like a horror movie! Nice sharpness. Are there bad men lurking in the shadows? I like how you did this! Nice perspective!

Wow! Great shot of this station again Jose. Fantastic moody colors, great light, great vantage point. It feels as though at street level, it's leaning to the right, but at the bottom of the shot, it's level.
In any case it's a great shot, with the huge beams at the top, and the escalators at the bottom, all leading the eye right into the center of the shot. Great job Jose.

Boa noite jose
Maybe ... it seems easy...these lines from the ceiling and from the ground converge in complete harmony. I believe that you you know how to look Calatrava and you help to see the gare in a must beautiful way. I really like Calatrava and your photo tells me why. Thanks
My regards

Hi Jose,
A nice artistic impression of this station, a few years ago I walked there too :-)
The green tone makes it very specia and creates a bit mystic mood. Fine posting Jose.

Nice shot! I like the mood and the perspective simply the best.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-05-27 16:42]

Another fantastic photo!
You have given a science-fiction and futurist mood at this station! I am sure that the cars are running on a high-speed moving pavement, more ecologistic than the traditionnal transport way. A pity, we don't can see it ! :))

Beautiful convergence of lines to the vanishing point.
Very well done! Annie

Well seen, Jose, this has a very fituristic feel to it and you've executed the shot nicely. Good tones and symmetry but maybe needs a slight rotation to the left? Regardless, this is a nice shot.

Different colors and unusual POV. This Sigma lens is great, hu? Unusual architecture picture.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-05-27 18:01]

hi Jose

A different but closer view from your previous post, and hehe, this time the tilt is CW :)

I am not sure if the pp work gives the blue/green tint or it comes from the skylight roof filtering but the effect gives a mood of scan slide.

Nice work.

tfs, bill

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-05-27 18:29]

Ciao Jose

Super linhas nesta composição!
Esta é uma criação muito dinâmico,
e o toque artístico faz com que
seja mais atraente para os meus olhos ...
O forte contraste e as cores funciona bem aqui!



Nice strange colors..
and beautiful architectural shot!
I like the symmetrical spot u chose..

Ola Jose,
What a superb interior shot vith great POV, perspective and light.TFS.


Hi Jose MB,
macro capture of the Orient Station with excellent details, nice POV/DOF and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

ciao Jose
great visual impact! pov is superb!! excellent choise of tones! bravo!
ciao Marco

Bonjour José
Great impressive shot; fantastic in all the senses of the word , a futuristic movie or maybe the mood of "Orange Mécanique"...
Have a nice day, José

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-05-28 0:47]

Another great work of yours from this great place

congrats and thanks,

Hi Master
Another wonderful capture from Orient Station
Great perspective, light and colors

Hi José,
Wonderful picture of Lisbon's main station, the shapes are beautiful as wellm as the colours of your exposition. Moody image indeed, TFS!

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-05-28 7:09]

Hi Jose,
Very futuristic indeed, especially the colour tone. Like something out a science fiction movie. Good composition with a large part of the roof included.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful Railway station well presented and composed, nice perpective and details, a great architecture in a beautiful tone of colors,
Excellent sharpness and light.

Bom dia friend Jose.
The grass is always greener by neighbours, right ?
Well at this moment, mine's is greener. haha
I think the horizontal lines of the road are not in conjuction with the bottom part.
Maybe cos you didn't stayed exactly in the middle ?
Best wishes from Jan

Ola Jose!
It's very interiguing composition with gloomy atmosphere and unusal greenish tones. I like effect you achieved by PP work.
Greetings, Ewa

Hello Jose,
Breathtaking light/shadow dance. graphism and symmetric compğosition..
Congatulations for your unique style
Selahattin E

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-05-28 21:26]

Hi Jose...

Another great picture of this nice "Orient Station" series - nice story!
Absolutely fantastic architectural shot, nice natural colors, good details.
I like your post, congratulations,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-28 22:41]

hello Jose.
Fine shot and very interesting point of view.
Great detalis here presented.
And moment captured.
Janek Kloss

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-29 1:41]


encore une splendeur, quel effet, ces ombre et lumières, quelle ambiance, grandiose image.

bravo et amitié


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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2009-05-29 1:51]

ola jose

this is beautiful. i like the tone & POV you have presented and with the notes IMO you have conveyed the message well. my congratulation.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-29 8:06]

HI Mario
If you were aiming for lines you sure got the right place and were well served. The pp sure adds mystery and intrigue to the shot

Amigo José,

Mais uma vez comprovo suas grandes qualidades, não só como fotógrafo, que sabe com maestria compor sua obra (a fotografia), mas também como excelente artista no que tange à edição de imagens!
Parabéns duas vezes!
Grande abraço,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-05-29 18:19]

Ola Jose

I like all the converging lines, & linear perspective, in both the upper & lower sections of the image. The people add scale. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-30 7:03]

it must be a great futuristic ride, I love the mood in this shot as well, pretty intense and how the colors and patterns lead the eyes straight forward to the last point on the other side.. colors are Fab and the reflection of people on the ceiling is something else mixed with the green and yellowish tones! amazing and it keeps getter more amazing with every shot!
superb presentation..
all my compliments and regards Jose

Super architecture, Jose !
Very special green tint in it. Very symmetric, which could be even more if you had walked a bit to the right.
Useful note too.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful modern architectural built...
Nice colours and perfect details.
Beautiful shot. congratulations.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

This one looks like space station...Great work dear Jose..Great futuristic mood you've gave to this shot...

warm regards

Hi Dear Jose
Great perspective with fine details and amazing composition
The green tone make it much more moody
I feel that street has a slope, or may it not horizontaly balanced
Well done & Take care, Alireza :)

Hello Jose,
This looks futuristic, the pp treatment also lends a sci-fi appeal. I do like how you composed this, there is good details and lighting. Best regards and TFS.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-05-31 11:41]

Wow Jose,
mad close-up one coloured and architecturally very interesting details The color play is intensive and is interesting.
Best regards.

Ola Jose! Amazing vertical composition. Mysterious light and shadow. Perfect contrast. Original art work. Saude!

Ciao Josè. Quieta è la compiszione di un genio. Fantastica scelta cromatica per un atmosfera quasi surreale di grandissimo impatto.


I really really hate myself when I accidentaly (never on purpose!) miss a photo of my dear friends. BUT...I am here now, I am on «Orient Station», looking...trying to get the right impression.

I was just talking to a friend of mine (who is architect) the other day (we were comparing the modern architecture and a bit older styles) and we have realized that in the 'good old times' people were more creative than today. In the present time all is consisted of straight lines, steel and concrete and glass construction...everything seems so 'sterile' and out of this planet. While in the past they paied more attention to the fine details, shapes...etc. Maybe it is also connected with the 'time'...people used to have more time to go into the details, while today...lack of time brings us lack of shapes.

BUT...to make long story short (and my critique as well)...another wonderful post dear Jose that brings the future a step closer to us.

Um grande abraço,


Boa noite José,
Fotografia documental? Coisa nenhuma. Uma visão pessoal e nada animadora desse mundo de pressa, angústia e transitoriedade. Por mais que seja, também, "uma saudade de pedra", falta-lhe o mar.
Um abraço do

another superb work, Jose.. beautiful colour in dark.. remind me scene from a movie.. its so different.. good one..

regards, terry

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-06-01 11:00]

merhaba dear Jose..
verynice shot and detail... A superb colors and comp..selamlar...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-06-02 4:07]

Hi Jose,
superbs colour. Very rich and exciting.
the lines and the shadow really put up a good and excellent show here. wonderful graphic imapct.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-02 8:32]

Hi Jose,

Another great capture of the station.
Great mood and perspective. I like the reflections
on the roof. Well composed!


Hi Jose!
Another wonderful shot from Orient Station!
Beautiful moody colors, great light and perspective!
I really like Calatrava works,and your unique presentation! An artistic compo!
Compliments and TFS

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-06-04 22:51]

Looks like those old ektachrome films. Really impressive!

Ciao Jose, fantastic perspective on wonderful architecture, superb composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Olá Jose,

Tenho o prazer de mais uma vez poder elogiar e apreciar através de suas fotos essa belíssima parte de Lisboa. Linda para quem não a conhece e belíssima imagem para quem aí já esteve. Realmente é uma das mais belas estações de metro. Belo POV, belo tudo...
Parabéns e Abraço,

very well done Jose..
great perspective.. very interesting colors..

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