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Lisbon_Nations Park

Lisbon_Nations Park
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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
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Messing with my mind!, MyFavoriteSubject~Light, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD III, Poetry insight, mbrito back in time, by himself, postcards from Portugal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-02 13:20
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Favorites: 11 [view]
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in the new up market area of Lisbon. The former grounds of the 'Expo 98' were not left to abandonment and is now called 'Nations Park' place that offers numerous attractions: you can use its promenade by the river for a run, for a walk or just to sit and enjoy the view of Vasco da Gama Bridge; visit some of the pavilions that are still open like the Oceanarium; enjoy the cable car ride; cross the street and go shopping in the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre; have an exquisite meal in some of the finest restaurants in town or just have a drink in one of the relaxed bars! As you can see, there is a choice for everyone.

The park was built with the general theme of "The oceans, a heritage for the future" and some 142 countries and international organizations participated. Today it offers a unique and exciting experience!(*)

I hope you can enjoy it, specially in Spring, or Summer, or even in Autumn... Lisbon usual has a friendly weather.


(*)Dta extracted from http://www.strawberryworld-lisbon.com/lisbon/places/expo-park.html

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Ola José,
Perfect capoture, great colours, superb light. Did you do any PP work here? It almost looks like a HDR image. Anyway great posting my friend.

Boa noite my dear Jose,

when I started to write this critique I was the first one, but since I write my critiques rather slow, I have a feeling I'll not be the first one to comment on your wonderful photo/artwork.

And believe me when I say...Oh my God, this is amazing! Because it really is. I don't think I have told you this...but I really admire you as a photographer (you already know I admire you as a person and a friend). You have great skills and you seem to know how to get the most out of your camera.

OK...to be more technical...excellent clear image with great POV and striking composition. Wonderful colours and realization.

Simply amazing image...

Um grande abraço,


Hello Jose,
Fantastic...great composition, saturatyed colors and clarity...
Wonderful pp work my friend...
Selahattin E

Olá José!

Você conseguiu aqui um fantástico efeito de luzes, contrastes e reflexos! As cores também estão muito bonitas.
A imagem é simplesmente snsacional!
Parabéns e obrigado por compartilhar!

Um abraço,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-02 13:34]

Hi Jose,
An amazing composition with a great reflection on glass, glorious lighting, a great color saturation and sharpness.
These make a fantastic artistic photographic presentation.
A clean outcome!
Well done

Francis Xavier

Jose, your trademark yellow filter:) I love it.
Fantastic shot, with the reflections in the glass, the sun hitting the stairs, and a touch of a brightly lit sky in the color.
Great shot .. and very interesting note. Thank you:)

I have been waiting for this post...I love it. The angle of capture is divine...and it´s not easy and obvious. I love the richness of lines angles and the play with shadows lights and reflexes. This is the must beautiful post I have seen until today, from Expo. The architecture splendour lives here and it speaks a lot about our quotidian life and a new harmony to search. Architecture is a great art... Congratulations.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-06-02 13:52]

Hi Jose,
Amazing.Great compo.Beautiful reflections.Congratulations.Necla.

I believe I am that black thing between the 3rd and the 4th glass pane..? =)
if I hadn't been there, I would almost say you had "constructed" the image - but I know that whatever is in the picture is real, and this makes your PP work here even more interesting: it's that "oneiric" quality many of your pictures have which makes them so unique.
well done jose'!
un abbraccio,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-06-02 14:39]

Hi Jose,
After Milan, this is Lisbon who will want add this wonderful photo at its guide! What a strong composition, here.
What grabs me, is the angle you chose! With the sky behind the right side of the architecture and the reflections of the place on the glazed frontage, you created a terrific depth! For the mood,you did a very beautiful work on the colors, a nice analogy with the theme of this place with the deep blue on the sky seeming the same than we can see in the oceans! Really, you excell in this kind of photo!
My compliments! Annie

ciao Jose..
my compliments for this image.. cromatism and tones confer a unic and unbelieveble atmosfere.. great use of light.. great gold colours.. reflection has something directly close to S.Dalì.. excellent realise! thanks
ciao Marco

Ola Manuel:
esta demasiado perfeita,fantastico.
os reflexos,a luz,a perfundidade.
excelante trabalho.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-06-02 16:59]

Ciao Jose

Sem duvida é um bonito visual
a classe e elegancia no post é fantástico,
eu adoro as linhas, seja no chão, nas paredes,
na pele de vidro do edificio.
As cores que voce trabalhou aqui são de muito
bom gosto, reflexos incriveis no espelho.
É um excelente visual para os meus olhos!


Boa noite, Jose!
This is a very beautiful photo! Reflections and the sky look so great! Impressive, saturated colours, artistic composition. It's a perfect creation! Fantastic work!

Wonderful composition and frame.
Fantastic colours and clarity,good sharpness,wonderful reflections.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-02 19:05]

I really think this is one of your best. Fantastic composition and great colors and detail. One you should be very proud of. TFS

You are amazing Jose! This has got to be one of your VERY best ever. You are getting into TWO of my themes! First one is a Texas Excellence Award, for outstanding comp, quality and emotion. The other is an addition to my "Light Theme" because of the glorious way you presented light here! DANG I'm impressed!! The light on the stairs leads you right up to that incredible sky! WOW! Amazing!
I'm jealous!!

Bonjour José
I cann't say something else than MARVELLOUS, one of TL shot that most impressed me.A perfect balance beetween all parameters and however the strongest vew tha can be shown;
great , great great
I suppose this is HDR ppw; will you one day give your secret for students we are here, many of us?
Best regards

Hello my friend Jose.
Sure one of you, with its special light in it.
The colourcombination. the light-shadow, its suits this picture perfect.
Yeh... one day, I do have to visit Lisboa.!!!
Best wishes from Jan

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-03 0:27]

Again your superb light&colors
Love it; thanks !


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-03 2:35]


Fantaystique reflet et que leffe, quelle iamge, on se croirati dans un autre monde, avec l'escalier et le rayon qui donne ce jaune, une merveilleuse vitrine, la classe.

bravoe t amitié


Hello, José -
Really GREAT image - your POV shows so many wonderful elements. Curving and straight graphic lines, the reflection of the buildings, the fine sky in the upper right corner. Nice interplay of light and shadows. This is real artistry - well done!

Hi Master
it's aòways a pleasure to see your new opera!
great composition and well worked and great effect
your style
have good days


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-03 5:03]

Hi Jose

it looks out of this world in terms of real reflection, fabulous colors, clarity, as if coming out from the clouds, the light glowing on the stairs and the shadow in some areas, the unsual perspective, such a grandiose composition, spot on, distinctive and I think I can look at it for the longest time cuz somehow the details are so rich, I keep discovering a new element in it! remarkable work!

all the best wishes and compliments Jose

Hi Jose,
Beautiful picture well presented and composed, Excellent POV. and details,
good colors and great architecture.
Excellent PPwork and perpective..very well done.
all my compliments.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-03 5:54]

Ola Jose

A marvellous colour contrast, between the yellow ochre & the blue sky. Good sharpness & superb architectural details. Tfs!

Ola José
Este rabalho está fantástico. Tem "tudo no sitio" :)


Grande malha



Hi Jose,
Beautiful and shiny architectural built ant
its wonderful details. Good perspective and
sharpness composition.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Perfect shot ...Look like out of this world of this time...Great one,, I can say just WOW!!:))
warm regards and can't wait next one:))

Ciao Jose. Giocare così con la luce è segno di grande maturità e sicurezza. Pensarla è una cosa, realizzarla è un'impresa insuperabile! Chapeaux!


Olá José,
Está soberbo!
Uma paisagem urbana com uma atmosfera futurista que vacila entre a banda desenhada de ficção cientifica e a pintura. Um trabalho efectivamente fantástico!

Amigo José,

Absolutamente magnífica obra, indo muito alám de uma excelente fotografia!
Meus cumprimentos e minha admiração profunda.
Um grande abraço,

fascinating composition
reflections, lighting, graphics, tons of details but good impact of the overall composition

Olá Jose,
A luz que banha o lado do prédio e a escada é linda. Os reflexos estão muito bons tb, boa luz e foco.
Composição diferente e excelente.
um grande abraço


This "real" scene has such an abstract, modern look. So many separate things to see that somehow come together in a terrific composition. The sky, the reflection, the patterns, the light, the repetitive lines, angles and curves all come together nicely. Terrific photo! :) Lisa

A delightful composition Jose. It is highlighted by the dramatic reflection of the modern building. What more can I say except for it's an outstanding work...Regards.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-04 8:54]

Hello Jose.
Great presentation here and very well captured.
Good looking game of light and refelctions.
Well done!
Janek KLoss

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-06-04 9:21]

hello Jose,
this is a stunner! It has a quality of a science fiction, like the cover design of a sci-fi novel. Wonderful colours and reflections and a stairway leading to ...who knows where? You make me want to visit this place.

Hi Dear Jose
Another superb shot with complicate composition
Very dreamy colors which are special in your shots
Excellent details, extraordinary atmosphere, BRAVO my friend
Regards, Alireza

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  • dunav1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 167 W: 71 N: 89] (1879)
  • [2009-06-04 13:41]

Hi Jose,
Lovely shot. Nice picture, wonderful composition with great colors and details.My compliments.
Best regards!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-06-04 14:49]

HI Jose
Wow... Feels like a city in the sky. Dubai move over.
This is simply fantastic.
I am a great fan of your work and I think this has got to be your best.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-06-04 15:33]

Hi Jose, Your photographs have become a genre of your own with the mystical colouring and attractive very fine graininess. This composition is very special rather surreal. The curvy paving is like they have in Macau, very Portuguese. A pleasure to see your work, i, like many others enjoy your style. TFS. Murray.

Hi Jose
uhh..what the great image..!
good composition, nice reflection, the result is amazing, well done

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-06-04 19:42]

Hi Jose...

Excellent composition with a great reflection on wall of glass..!
Great capture, great colours, superb light and view.
I love the beauty of this "Lisbon - Nations Park".
I like your post, congratulations,

HI Jose...great shot..wonderfully composed with great tones...


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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 22:50]

90 is not enough :)!

Another gem in the gallery. Congrats...

Wow Jose, I was knocked down when I saw the latest masterpeace! I think that every pixel has its one atmosphere and special "color". Dreamy scene. I do not knw how to define it exactly, but definately scene from a dream-city!

All the best!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-06-05 8:05]

Very subtle persepctives Jose,what I like about your pictures:you are not afraid for dark places;]


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-05 9:27]

HI Jose,

Very impressive reflection shot.
Great play of light and shadows, well spoted composition.
Great job as always...


Ola José!
Great photographer,
great image creator
great artist!
your awesome presentation for your country triped my imagination and i'm thinking visit Lisbon soon!
All my copliments and tfs

Good evening, José!
Again this is a wonderful artistic picture of Lisbon's architecture, the reflection on the wall are awsome and very clear and sharp. I like the yellowish, diffused light at the right part, this shot has a nice mood. Great job, my friend! TFS.
Friendly greetings,

Ciao again Jose, fantastic composition with splendid architecture, wonderful light and colors, fascinating reflections, very well done, again a good week end to you, ciao Silvio

Another stunning shot! Great composition!
I like very much the reflections in the glass!
Have a good weekend!

Hello Jose!
Lovely reflection!
Excellent PP work!
Great colpurs and very good perspective!
Best regards!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-06-06 3:30]

hi Jose

When I open this thumbnail, I immediately like the reflected image on the glass wall. Particularly when the glass wall is curved and the amount of light is simply superb to show such an interesting part of 2 buildings and the sky is so much blue.

As if a large poster is put on the glass wall.

Very well composed shot. One of the your best, if not your best.

tfs, bill

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  • gosma (71)
  • [2009-06-06 16:06]

Olá José,

A foto está de facto excepcional. A nitidez dos reflexos, a luz e as cores estão suberbas.

Um grande Abraço,

Wow Jose, a beautiful spot overthere !
The reflections make it very special. The sky, in the mirror and just looking around the corner, completes it.
The stair acts as a stairway to the sky. Well seen and well captured.

Bonjour José,

Un superbe reflet magnifiquement bien capté et parfaitement maîtrisé, des couleurs fabuleuses!!
Une superbe compositon de Lisbonne!!!

MASTERPIECE! Yes, it's really masterpiece, Jose! I'm so impressed with light and colours on this. You perfectly used light here. My compliments!
Best regards, Ewa

Truly artistic composition with great lighting for all areas.A real feast for the eye. Good job as always
warm regards

Olá José

Excelente fotografia.
Arte e beleza se misturam
para um resultado de sonhos...

Ola Jose
Grand architecture photo. Inspirit composition. Fantastic reflection and colours
Best wishes

Ciao Jose.
Great light and reflection issues in this picture.
The strong light intensity contrast has been managed perfectly.

Hello Jose
Nice shot with great POV and composition.
Great colors, clarity and specially I like this piece of sky:)
Great reflection on building too...
Wonderful pp work and realization.
my compliments Jose and greetings

Excelente iluminación, encuadre, definición, esta super! :)

Hi Master
Wonderful capture and place
Impressive job

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-06-15 7:10]

Hi Jose,
Love the moody colours and lighting. Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. The soft lighting falling on part of the stairs is an excellent touch.

Hi Jose!

Nice shot! I like composition and colours very much! Sunlight is really perfect!


An impressing 3D effect!
But above all a very intense composition with a strong atmosphere. Outstanding and masterful image. So involving!
I wish you a wonderful holiday because I'm leaving and I'll stay away the whole summer.

Bom dia José,
Com seus HDR você consegue refazer a paisagem, com cenas e iluminação oníricas. Isso é poesia visual.

Hi José,

Nice capture. I love the reflexion it creates some kind of continuity with the real sky on the right. Plus the slightly distorted reflexion of builing match well with the distorted line on the ground. Nice work and TFS.


Beautiful photo painting. Wonderful warm light. Excellent depth.

hello Jose,

your work is just beautiful.. the reflection and the light are the main attraction here and of course the dark effect in some part of the picture.. remind me of 3d effect.. superb creation and work.. well done..

regards, terry

Welcome Jose,
modern Lisbon is olso beautiful. Reflectionos of buildings ad sky are amazing.
Regrds - Slawek

Oi Jose.
Esse lugar é realmente uma maravilha, desde a estação do metro quando se chega até onde nossos olhos possam alcançar.Maravilha de foto desde o céu ao fundo aos prédios refletidos nos espelhos. Essa foto enobrece com merecimentos esse lindo recanto moderno de Lisboa.
Grande abraço.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-06-25 0:04]

Hi Jose,
your shot s very exciting and very powerful indeed. The excellent colourings and very dramatic. Look at the clouds and the perspectives. Very fascinating. Thr patterns and graphic presentation is brilliqnt. The lines and the textures.


Hello Jose
Great composition, dramatic light and dense colors.
Best regards .

Me estaba perdiendo alucinantes fotos de máxima calidad...saludos

Hello Jose,
almost unreal, great light, colors and composition.
Simply superb artwork.
Thank you - also - have a happy new year and lots of creativity.
Regards caesar

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