Another tourist at Pena Palace

It’s just something I like to do now and then; blend in with foreign visitors and go with the flow, catching the spirit of novelty and “first time seeing” of places I already know. As visitors often feel good about their discovery experiences, I sort of catch that feeling, and take the opportunity to find new angles trough other people’s eyes and interests. It’s a fun game to play and it turns out to be always a learning experience for me.

And what a glorious light it was on that day…














All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2013


15 responses

  1. beautiful pics Antonio ! I love your black and whites !

    May 19, 2013 at 02:53

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Abu. I confess I would like them to have a more “filmish” look, – grain and a more organic sharpness – but sometimes I think it would be a “fake” thing…

      May 19, 2013 at 14:43

  2. Ces photos ont plus de force en noir et blanc! Belles images!

    May 19, 2013 at 07:18

    • António Marques

      Mercy, Lily!

      May 19, 2013 at 14:39

  3. 76sanfermo

    Great takes ,the B&W is awesome!
    Thanks for this share!

    May 19, 2013 at 10:04

    • António Marques

      Thank you very much, Sanfermo!

      May 19, 2013 at 14:44

  4. Que local mágico!

    May 19, 2013 at 15:16

    • António Marques

      Sintra é um sítio à parte… embora eu seja suspeito, não? Saudações!

      May 19, 2013 at 18:12

  5. Great idea….I should do that more often in Vancouver! It looks like a really interesting structure to photograph and your choice of B&W really delivers the historic feel of it.

    May 19, 2013 at 17:04

    • António Marques

      Sometimes we locals, lack the interest or inspiration to approach our environment with a fresh pair of eyes… Travelers can bring and deliver that kind of freshness, which I find to be highly contagious. Thanks for stopping by, Deb.

      May 19, 2013 at 18:23

  6. Excellent photographs, and i find the bw processing just fine as it is. One question – are you using one or more filters, or is the vignetting intentionally introduced in post-processing?

    May 19, 2013 at 19:23

    • António Marques

      I use Silkypix, the native RAW converter from Panasonic, to do the post-processing. I add the vignetting to some of the shots as I think it gives that extra depth.

      May 19, 2013 at 21:34

      • Silly of me to even think it may have been a slip, given your level of competence… Thanks for the pointer and keep up the great work!

        May 20, 2013 at 07:15

  7. Your country is full of history. Beautiful!

    May 21, 2013 at 00:45

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