Elevador de Santa Justa — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E – Needs to have two E’s in the topic word.

The Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, Portugal, carries passengers (mostly tourists) from the Baixa district below to the Largo do Carmo and the Igreja do Carmo church above.  Not visible from this angle is the walkway (in the back) leading to the church, but an arch of the church is visible on the right side across from the elevator. (The church was severely damaged in the 1755 earthquake and the stone roof of the main nave is gone, leaving only the pointed arches between the pillars.) The viewing platform on top of the elevator gives excellent views of the Baixa district and the side of the church.

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017. It was converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro, with the elevator itself left in its original color. Specs are:

Canon 100D, f/16, 1/80 sec, 34 mm

Refectory Ceiling of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: CEILING.

This photo shows part of the refectory ceiling of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a monastery in the Belém district of western Lisbon, Portugal.  This magnificent monastery was built in the Manueline architectural style (named for King Manuel I) and survived the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Vasco de Gama, the famous explorer, and other Portuguese notables are buried here.

This photo was taken on September 13, 2017. It was converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 500, f/2, 1/30 sec, 3.33 mm.

Calcilhas Bus Stop — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Shots.

This man and woman were waiting in a bus shelter in Calcilhas, Portugal, visible to us through the translucent glass at the back.

This photo was taken on September 14, 2017. It was converted to black and white using the Photoshop Express Pinhole preset. Specs are: Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/320 sec, 7.61 mm

Oceanario Silhouettes

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge — Dark.

This group of silhouetted people is viewing some inhabitants of the wonderful Oceanario de Lisboa.

This photo was taken on September 12, 2017. Specs are: Olympus TG-4, ISO 800, f/2.0, 1/20 sec, 3.33 mm