Picture of the Week

6 October 2006

Week 39: Lisbon

Filed under: — Administrator @ 15:19

Lisbon has been one of my favourite cities since my first visit there three years ago. I have had the good fortune to be back there a few times since then, most recently this week in connection with my job. I travelled light, so rather than the Canon DSLR equipment I normally use, I took my little Ricoh GR Digital and my Leica CL, loaded with Tri-X. This was only the second roll of 35mm film I have shot this year.

Here I show a selection of B&W pictures (Lisbon is a great place for B&W photography). A larger gallery is available on one of my other sites, www.greatpix.eu.

Praca do Comercio is a grand big square near the waterfront, surrounded by government buildings:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

Nearby is the Cais do Sodre, a departure point of ferries to the other side of the river and a popular place to fish and hang out:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

The streets in Lisbon are steep, really steep:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

The day before two of Portugal’s football clubs, Porto and Benfica, both played in the Champions League and both performed poorly to miserably. Concerned football supporters look at the headlines of the papers:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

Stairs, light and shadow on Praca do Comercio:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

I sat down for a cup of coffee on Rua Augusta (the street leading down to Praca do Comercio):
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

This is what the same street looks like at night:
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(Leica CL, 40mm Summicron, Tri-X)

2 Comments »

  1. Just wonderfull pictures. You got great visual results out of the 40mm. I was never quite happy with what I got from my CL and 40mm. Prefer a 35 or wider. But back to your pix. Very pleasing and well seen. Good for you!

    Comment by Richard Endress — 8 October 2006 @ 22:52

  2. Dear Nathan:
    You know how I feel about Lisbon- Spending my life there would not be out of the question. The places
    you show are very familiar to Lisa and to me. Congrats on wonderful shots- Roger

    Comment by vroger — 9 October 2006 @ 17:55

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