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Photographer's Note

Time again for something a little different.

I'm sure you all know about the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon. It's been photograph and posted on TE several times.

It was created initially in the early 1940's as a temporary beacon in the 1940's Portuguese World Exhibition Opening Ceremony. It was decided later that it would be kept.

The sculpture is a celebration of Portuguese Exploration of the 15th and 16th centuries.

But have you seen it like this? I hope not.
Rather than show the same touristy photo that everyone else displays, I wanted to show something creative. But that also comes with risk, some people may not like that.

I took this photo on a hot, sunny day, worst time of day as well, at about high noon. So what I decided to do was convert the image to InfraRed.

What that did was, it converted the blue sky into black, and here is the result.

Just curious...do you know how many sculptures make up the monument? there are 33 individuals. Please take a look at the WS photos as well.

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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8365 W: 85 N: 20869] (92295)
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