Pina National Palace, Portugal

Uploaded: July 15, 2012 14:46:41


This Romanticist palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Transformed from the ruins of an old monastary in the 1800's, it served as the summer residence for the royal families of Portugal.

It's good to be back after an extended vacation....congratulations to all last month's finalists and winners announced while I was away.

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 15, 2012

Welcome back. Beautiful palace, light and capture, Ann. #1474996

Patti Coblentz July 15, 2012

The colors, light and comp are beautiful, Ann! Welcome home...was it fantastic? I just got back from Provence and want to go back tomorrow...LOL :) #10230570

Robert R. Goodman July 15, 2012

Hi Ann,So nice to see to a post my friend and what beautiful capture that is.I bet that's a sight to see inside.We have had a very wet start to the Monsoon this year!!!!! #10230659

Tammy Espino July 15, 2012

What a wonderful capture, so nice that you get to travel so much. :) #10230678

David Phalen July 15, 2012

Fabulous light, comp, colors and clarity!! Love It!!

Great to have you back!! #10230683

Terry Cervi level-deluxe July 15, 2012

Welcome back, Ann! What a beautiful capture to begin your return!! Gorgeous! #10230760

Monnie Ryan July 15, 2012

Definitely a few cuts above shabby, I'd say! ;-D That's quite a place and you've captured it beautifully. Welcome back! #10230784

Ellen Hodges July 15, 2012

Welcome back, Ann!! Absolutely gorgeous capture and congrats on your finalist last month, too!!! #10230811

Michelle Alton July 16, 2012

Beautifully composed and presented architectural capture, Ann. #10231337

Tiia Vissak July 16, 2012

a cool view! #10231824

Mike Clime July 16, 2012

What a cool piece of architecture, Ann! Interesting with all of the different colors. #10231904

Rony Sagy July 16, 2012

Wonderful capture, Ann. #10231914

John Connolly July 16, 2012

Welcome back Ann! It looks like you had a wonderful trip away! This palace is spectacular! #10232077

Val Feldman level-classic July 16, 2012

Our World Traveler has come to back to roost @ home and dust off her Travelin' Shoes...but just for a while, I'll bet! :) :) Welcome back, Ann! And what a wonderful capture to start our Grand Tour with! Beautiful architectural design - love all the turrets - a castle isn't a castle to me w/o a bunch of them! :) Excellent capture! (Looking forward to more!) #10232332

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 18, 2012

Love it Ann!

jo ann c. #10235002

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 21, 2012

Thank you all so was a great vacation, but it's nice to be back! #10238829

February 04, 2017's not Pina but Pena. Excelent photo! #11560301

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