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The Cloister World - Part II by Inebriantia The Cloister World - Part II by Inebriantia
"The Cloister World" | Évora, Portugal

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This photo was captured during a one-day trip to the fascinating city of Évora. Classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site, one can easily get amazed at the diversity and quantity of historic buildings, including Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

This is one of those special places where, on a weekend, without the noise of cars and the crowds, you can forget present time, and feel immersed somewhere in the past, when beauty was cherished, and schedules were not a concern.

One of the places I've visited was the amazing Cathedral of Évora, and one of it's strongest surprises: an exquisite and captivating cloister. Curiously, as usual, people were just passing by this place, in a hurry, not even stopping to breathe a little bit and properly look at their surroundings.

Cloisters have always fascinated me. In the past they were the place, inside a monastery, where the fusion of nature and men was strongest. Four cold stone corridors and a garden in the center, adorned with profound meditation, trying to reach the highest answers.


Technique:

Just a 3 stop soft ND filter to expose the sky. Not easy at all to control the exposure, due to the extremely strong sunlight, fortunately filtered by passing clouds. Captured this image near the ground, to enhance the size of the trees and building, and focus on the path in the middle.
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MigleGolubickaite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here [link]
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconcuriosityofpandora:
CuriosityOfPandora Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have yet to come across a single photograph of yours that I didn't think was breathtakingly beautiful. This is absolutely gorgeous.
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gotta love those words. Thanks for your support!
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:iconirethh:
irethh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Great place, incredible picture.
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Awesome!!!
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment! :)
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D My pleasure!!! :nod:
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AniMal-e Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
This is lovely. beautiful harmony
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RubyBaggins Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Verde fantástico :)

Está um encanto :)
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Bigada! :hug:
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dwth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 60th.:wave:
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DeadlyWitch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Bolas.. dá mesmo vontade de rebolar nesse verdinho bonito (:

Excelente, menino... tudo dito já... :hug:
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TitanForLife Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
It's so beautiful! It really does seem so calm.
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment! :)
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TitanForLife Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
no problem. <3 It was well deserved!
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xdaniel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Photographer
grande foto! parabéns
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arritaAGOGO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
wow cool teach me how to do that !
im still a newbie :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful photo Jose
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Daeg-Niht Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so peaceful, I just want to grab a book and go sit under a tree.
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your comment my friend. :)

:highfive:
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puddin-chronicles Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student Photographer
I can't wait to study abroad and have a chance to explore new photo subjects :)
The color saturation and detail in this blew me away! Teh deepness of the sky and the detail in the tree's shadow...wonderful!
Old architecture never ceases to amaze me, and thanks for the lovely descriptions! :)
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment! :)
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Mp4Cu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Great.
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmichel-lag-chavarria:
Splendid... Thanks for the comment, I always appreciate to learn more about our magic world...!!!

:+favlove:

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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your feedback is much appreciated. :)

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pestilence Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely work mate, love the details and the contrast!
:+fav: :)
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment! :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   General Artist
beautiful!
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009   General Artist
no problem!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009   General Artist
no problem!
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snap-happy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely picture - but I disagree with your comment that schedules were of no concern - monks and nuns living in cloisters had very regimented lives
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
They weren't a concern... life was silent, steady, it flowed with serenity... there were schedules, but they weren't a cause for concern. :-)

I'm glad you read the description. Most people don't. :)
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snap-happy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fair enough :)

And you should always read the description
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Some people prefer to look at the image only, and consider the description to be intrusive, as the want to have their own interpretation of the image. As you might guess from the fact that I put descriptions in all of my images, I strongly disagree with them.
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snap-happy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm with you - I prefer to have the whole story and like to know the circumstances behind the picture. I think it puts you more in the mindset of the photographer and gives you a better sense of the mood they felt when they took the picture. To me the story is often the fun part and I'm sad when great images have no commentary.
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DanielGnomes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Muito bom. Quando é que fazes um tutorial sobre como tratas as tuas imagens? ;P grande abraço
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ui ui... se houvesse um só tutorial para todas as imagens! :(
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DanielGnomes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I really miss this place. I can't wait to return.
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks. :D
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
(: :rose:
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A minha bela cidade.
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Belissima!
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
:rose:
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Alphaon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Photographer
Insane looking photo :faint: So beautiful vibrant colors and tones and that place looks so amazing :+favlove: Superb capture!
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your feedback is much appreciated. :)

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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Beautiful shot and I learned a new word..Cloister
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