A Luz De Lisboa (The Light of Lisbon)

by Bernardo Ricci Armani September 1, 2015 2 comments
A Luz De Lisboa (The Light of Lisbon)

Lisbon (Portugal). This is a photo from my recent trip around Portugal. I’m particularly attached to this shot, since it’s the first one I took as soon as I arrived to Lisbon. It was late afternoon, the sun was going down in front of the city and I was drinking a beer at Praça do Comércio, probably the most important city’s square and – for sure – one of the most beautiful ones, surrounded by wonderful buildings and with the end of Tejo river (Tagus, in English) meeting the Atlantic Ocean in front of me.

What captured my attention was the light: it was incredibly brilliant and clean, and the sunset was perfectly colored with a warm orange tone. I immediately understood it was “The Light of Lisbon”, and – interestingly – in front of me there was the banner of an exhibition exactly with that name: “A Luz de Lisboa” (translated, The Light of Lisbon).

Behind the building’s corner there is one of the symbols of Lisbon, the April 25th Bridge, whereas people are walking around, probably going back home or preparing for Lisbon by night.

 

This is my first photo of Lisbon and Portugal. Many others will follow in the next days…

 

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2 comments

Betty September 1, 2015 - 11:04 am

Oddio Bernardo, che bella foto!!!! Mi piace la luce ma ancor più mi piace il secondo piano, è perfetto, quella ragazza di colore è magnifica, molto meglio di una bianca.

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Bernardo September 1, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Ho scelto di mantenere il fuoco sullo sfondo del ponte (dove c’era un tramonto meraviglioso) e di far apparire sfocate le persone in primo piano mentre erano intente nella loro attività quotidiana. Forse per loro la “Luce di Lisbona” è una cosa normale, abituati a vederla tutti i giorni… Per me no, era una cosa nuova e non me la tolgo dalla testa (e dal cuore)

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