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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/13 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-10 15:24
Viewed: 1878
Points: 128
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken inside the subway in the «Orient Station» that is one of the main transport hubs in Lisbon, Portugal.

«Orient Station» was designed by Santiago Calatrava and it was finished in 1998 for the «Expo'98 World's Fair» in the «Parque das Nações», where it is located.

It encompasses a Lisbon Metro station (where this photo was taken), a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police office.

The station bears considerable resemblance to Calatrava's earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto's Brookfield Place.

Oriente Station is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York (*)

The promenade inside this Station is like to travel in a futuristic scenario... so if you go there don't forget your camera... and enjoy the trip to the future.


(*) data extracted from Wikipedia.

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Esse é o tipo de foto que prende nossa atenção e
não cansa nossa vista. Excelente profundidade de
campo e ótimo tratamento, como já é de costume.
Meus parabéns, amigo mb! Nota 10!!!

Grande abraço,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-05-10 15:49]

Hi Jose,
A fantastic lit photo. Excellent POV and well controlled on your settings. TFS Julie

I like this one Jopse, partial to subway shots myself. The b/w works perfectly, the scattered figures break up the image nicely and I particularly like the seated figure closest to us. The unusual shape of the architecture is also interesting - cool shot!

Very moody Jose! Very futuristic also! This photo has a tension to it, a story, a kind of sadness. The bit of yellow makes this very different! I like it!

Fantastic textures and grain in this image. The composition is also very impressive with so many lines and curves in the frame. TFS

Hi Jose,

Very futuristic subway station. I like the very modern approach taken by the designers. It almost looks like something we would envision in outer space. The lighting on the floor and the reflections all add interest. Interesting tones too...

thanks for sharing, Lisa

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-05-10 22:30]
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hi Jose

This looks like under a highway bridge with the piers. But for a subway station, this is very impressive design. I wonder where the 75million passengers come from, all local people?

When I read your note, I imagine as if Lisbon is in the mid route of a regional hub, perhaps something like Paris where all traffic must converge to get through the undersea tunnel.

But I like the shot and your presentation in B&W of this subway station, very impressive.

tfs, bill

Hi Master
Wonderful capture and perspective
Amazing light and place

Yes very moody Jose
great artist work as you are!
The bw works perfectly and you captured a great moment of our daily life
the effect of the shot is wonderful
what more?


well, you leave me no choice - I will have to post mine on Trekearth!!! =)
I remember very well the moment we took this picture - and yet you made something entirely different, it's almost a surprise for me...
apart from the deep perspective, which I love, I find the toning an excellent idea - it brings out the best from the structure and the texture of the materials used in the station.
the lonely guy sitting there - well, I already told you that he was so immobile I thought he wasn't real... it's a sad posture, it expresses all the loneliness and isolation of modern cities.
un abbraccio,

Bom dia Jose,

it looks so...surreal...like it was taken in some other time and dimension. Impressive B/W shot with great PP work. Spotless composition, wonderful perspective, lot of details...and fantastic mood.

I like the feeling of loneliness...and people seem like puppets that are waiting for someone to pick them up and play with them.

Great work...

Um grande abraço,


Hello Jose,
I do like the lighting here and you meterd it effectively. The almost b&w medium is effective, there is good depth and sharpness. Regards.

Ola José.
Grande foto. O preto e branco confere uma atmosfera excelente que retrata muito bem o metro, nas suas emoções.
Acho-a extremamente equilibrada e de muito bom gosto.
Grande abraço

Hi Jose,
Great light and graphism...A masterpiece again
Selahattin E

ciao Jose..
great, fantastic capture!
composition, light and perspective are simply superb here!
excellent mood by subjects and light..
a taste really intense with a bit of alienation of the big towns!..
it's a great job.. it's really a professional realise, believe me! ;)
ciao Marco

Hi Jose,
Beautiful architecture and lovely details,
nice perpective and contrast in black & White,
lovely composition and presentation,
Excellent done..
all my compliments

Hi Dear Jose
Fantastic lighting and composition in this artwork!
Your sharp and smart eyes and your skills in photography are adorable
The monocolor tone added to its beauty.
Regards, Alireza

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-12 0:42]


Quel effet, se passage, avec ce brillant, quelle belle courbe il fait au sommer, avec les personnages, ce rendu sur les pierres, mangigique iamge, du grand art.

bravo et amitié


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-05-12 5:59]

wow, excellent one; dear Jose !
Love it; thanks !


Boa tarde Jose
For a while i can see a possible future in this present. A Fantastic architecture where people walk and stay alone.
Great Dof...and great lights and shadows.
There is some cold...
My regards

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-12 7:03]

Hello Jose.
Interesting composition and great point of view.
Good perspective here.
You have good eye.
Best Regards
Janek Kloss

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-12 7:43]

Hello Jose

futuristic scenario indeed, it's like a scene from a movie... the B/W created this incredible effect and somehow this mood and the guy waiting on the side added more impact to the mood in general...POV is different and awesome.. this is very unusual, unique and intense from all aspect! excellent composition and more..

best regards

Welcome Jose,
great b&w composition. Light and shades on mosaic are wonderful.
Regards - Slawek

Ciao Jose

Um belo visual do interior desta Estação!
eu gosto da arquitetura e das bonitas linhas.
A cor em sépia tem efeito belíssimo no visual!
Um bonito visual de luz e sombras.
Saudações my friend...


Hi dear friend. I have an axplanation for this unique deep and intesive perspective in perfect light management. This is ART!


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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-05-12 14:15]

Hi Jose!
An excellent composition very well presented!
again.Good choise in B&W -sepia,with nice perspective and pov! Amazing light and place,and moody atmosphere!
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)
  • [2009-05-12 14:28]

A very challenging shot, Jose, but you have managed really well. The sharpness and shadow play are just exquisite and you talented eye has rendered a really great image; different from the others but equally perfect.

ta leme

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-05-12 15:43]

Hi Jose, Good POV to obtain the diagonal wall, very strong effect. The lightwell throws some interesting effects. Good to see the mosaic ceramics on this structure, similar to Barcelona. TFS. Murray.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-05-12 21:16]

Hi Jose...

Very nice architectural scene and nice capture of "Orient Station"..!
Great lighting and beautiful colors and details.
Well done, my friend,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-05-12 22:39]

Ola Jose !

Bonita foto.
Excelente B & W cores, apresentação de topo.
A descrição fornecida é muito interessante. Quando visitei Lisboa foi o único meio de transporte com o qual nos mudamos. E parece que perdi alguma coisa ...
Um dia tranquilo,

Hi Jose..this is a great dramatic shot...wonderful details and light...nice work.


The hell with the personal car, José; I went to Lisbon a few years ago and didn't see that, which would have so much interested me !...But what the travel guides are doing ? Had I not the good one ?
Nice sepia shot and notes which would give the idea to come back
Have a nice day José

Nice association curves and lines in a dynamic perspective given also by the light. Good choice of the B/W, less distractive.
Best regards

Hello Jose
This is superb b&w photo,strong contrast is creating specyfic mood!I like it a lot

Ciao Jose, fantastic B&W with wonderful light and splendid perspective, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose!

Perfect composition! B/w works very well! Lights and reflections are superb! Very interesting image!


Olá José,
Tem toda a razão quando diz que se respira um ambiente futurista. A Gare do Oriente é uma das obras de arte que provam que Santiago Calatrava tem o condão de trazer o futuro até nós!
A foto está de facto óptima, a definição, a luz e as linhas de força decorrentes do ponto de vista tornam a foto muito original.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-05-13 16:18]

Hello Jose,
Impresive composition. Beautifully description. This is more beautifully light a wonderful picture with excellent organization. Clear photo with very good detail and wonderful perspective.
Best regards.

Great work my friend!Nice idea.
Um grande abraço,

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  • dunav1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 167 W: 71 N: 89] (1879)
  • [2009-05-13 23:26]

Hi Jose,
Excellent B&W photo with beautiful view.Very impressive composition...
Best regards!

Ola Jose:
muito bem capturada esta perfundidade.
excelente trabalho.

um Abraço

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2009-05-14 11:28]

Very nice contrast, beautiful play of the light and composition. Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-05-14 12:29]

for some raison the surroundgs are bringing me to''a clockwork orange"".
Nice one jose.


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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-05-14 12:51]

Hi Jose, I find really particular the lights you captured. fantastic the choiche of B & W. A great picture! Compliments, Adele

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-05-14 13:48]

merhaba dear Jose...
enteresting detail and shot... selamlar

Amigo José,

Uma foto com sua marca registrada: altíssima qualidade!
Concordo com o comentário do Bruno: "... foto que prende nossa atençaõ e não cansa a vista".
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

Ola Jose,
Very impressive place vith excellent sepia tone.Great lighting, silhouettes and perspective.TFS.
Um grande abraço.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-05-15 0:02]

Hi Jose,

Beautiful perspective, lighting and shadows is really good.
POV and composition is very interesting. Love this one...


Ola Jose! Wonderful black and white art work. Good scene. Very good composition. Perfect contrast. Original effect. Saude!

Hi Jose
Amazing architecture,marvelous capture,very good contrast and details,I like the lightening.

Hi Jose,
It is nearly to beautiful for a subway. The graffity boys will do their job, I guess.
Great capture and b/w presentation. Very moody. I like the exposure.

Olá Jose

Excelente trabalho.
Òtima escolha do sépia
que ficou muito adquado
com a imagem.
Boa luz e nitidez.

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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-05-15 14:48]

Hello Jose
Perfect B&Wphoto .Excellent details and light in this image.
Very beautiful arhitecture.
regards and TFS

Hello Jose!
Nice light and beautiful tone in your composition!
Lovely artwork!
Best regards!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-05-15 18:01]

Bonsoir Jose,

Nice monochrome image. The POV and the use of a very wide angle gave a nice perspective effect. Nice texture in the architecture. Peoples being dark and "silouette" create a mytery effect. Overall it's a very good image. TFS.


lovely shadow and silhoutte.. its always interesting to see something like this from underground.. the lights are amazing.. wonderful capture and converted it in black and white.. good one..

regards, terry

Olá Jose.

Essa estação realmente é uma maravilha de construção arquitetônica do modernismo de Lisboa.
Esse registro em foto preto e branco feito por você está fantástico. Bela profundidade.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-05-18 4:56]

Ola Jose

Missed this one. I like the superb graphism, & the marvellous silvery, reflective, sheen. Excellent sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-05-19 5:19]

Great light and graphism
A fantastical photo...

Dear friend,

I was looking at your latest work for more than 10 times in a few days. And every time I did not know what to say, but most definately I felt extremely strong, powerful energy, and that is one more reason why I appreciate your work so much!

Beautiful pov, great compo, unusual and extraordinary tones and again, special "something", that only you can make!

Haave a great day!

Hello Jose,

You surely know how to create a feeling of space and expansion! Great lighting - somewhat aggressive, which works really well with the mood.



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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-20 16:08]

Naturally this did not exist when I visited so I am glad to visit via your shots.
It looks very futuristic so the monochrome suits it well.
TFS its a great one.

Ola JM

Mais uma foto de artista.Excelente composição e perspeciva.Belo jogo de luz e sombra.Great B/W shot!

Um abraço

José Diogo

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-05-23 14:48]

hello Jose,
This has a great sense of place giving that particular atmsophere of places like this.There is a sense of the seperate individuals all going there sepaertae ways in thrie sperate worls, passing each other but not connecting.I especially like the seated figure who has his head bowed, as if in defeat. "I give up" he seems to say, "take me home please".This is strong both grahically and emotonally.

Ola Jose.
Without doubt, a picture of you.
Excellen looking scene with the silhousets from the people in it.
Bravo Jose.
Cheers from Jan

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