Photographer's Note

In our 2-3 weeks of travel through Portugal, we spend 3 days in Lisbon. I had the pleasure to meet there Aires dos Santos, who was once an active TrekEarth member.
I loved Lisbon. I think there are European capitals which are very popular among tourists and their fame is bigger than what they really have to offer. I mean here for example Dublin or Amsterdam. There are some which are beautiful but again they are advertised as spectacular, I mean here Barcelona, and there are some which are not as popular but are truly spectacular, and I mean here for example Lisbon.
I was very critical about the quality of my photos in the past and this is why I didn't post many photos from Lisbon before. Now with age, I became more understanding towards some imperfections, hence I think I will be able to pick a couple of more photos from Lisbon.
Let me start with a blue hour photo taken at the Praa da Figueira. On the top of the hill you can see the Castelo de S. Jorge.
I started my blue hour session there because I thought the view of the fortress above the lovely townhouses is really impressive. However, later I got annoyed a bit by the presence of too many people and the fact that I was not able to position the street lamps in the frame the way I wanted. Trying to shorten the exposure time to avoid too many people and ghost, I was not able to turn the lights into star shapes.
Nevertheless, I like the general mood of the scene now, and the ghosts are simply a part of the life cycle.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7495 W: 106 N: 19629] (75139)
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