27 May, 2011

The Heart of Lisbon

reflections FTW:

Out of the 5 days that I spent in Lisbon Portugal, this was the only day where it didn’t rain. — Well, it didn’t rain all day anyway… On the other days it was raining cats and dogs. Giant wet cats, and you know how pissed off cats get when they’re wet. And dogs, lets not forget about them, they stink up a damn storm when they’re wet. Ha! Stink up a storm… because it was raining, get it? Anyone? — Crap, I completely lost my train of thought…

Now, a cool little side effect occurred while I was dodging pissed off wet cats and stinky dogs. All around, pools of water cast cool reflections of everything. It was pretty awesome actually. Almost every shot that I framed around the city had a reflection of some sort in the frame. It was like my own little “make look cool” button for composition.

This is the statue monument of Dom Pedro IV in Rossio Square, which is affectionately known as the heart of Lisbon. There are lots of little shops, restaurants, and bars lining each side. So when you get tired of shooting HDR reflections and dodging giant falling wet animals, there are plenty of cool little spots to have a break.

Check out other HDR Photos of Lisbon, Portugal.

Daily Banana – The Heart of Lisbon

Elia Locardi - HDR Portugal - Heart of Lisbon

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

  • Karah

    Portugal is often overlooked…thanks for capturing it for us.

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com Elia Locardi

      It’s a shame that Portugal is often overlooked. It’s one of the most beautiful countries that I’ve visited. :)

  • Grace

    Awesome!!!!! B)

  • Victor Ferreira

    Elia you have to come to Portugal again, but this time you have to visit Porto city! Great wine, great food, great coffee, great views!

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com Elia Locardi

      I would really like to get back to Portugal soon. It’s an amazing country for photography. :)

      • Victor Ferreira

        Yes, please come, but this time, your have to visit Porto!
        Elia, travel guide Lonely Planet has selected Porto city as Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013!!!