05-27-12 A View From Above

Lisbon, Portugal

Inspired by an article on Lisbon, Portugal,in the Travel section of today’s NYT, I went back and looked at things I had from our trip there a couple years ago. This photo was taken from the top of a monument to the Portuguese explorers, who boldly went where no European white men had gone before.

I am captivated by aerial shots that show shadows and of course there are strong shadows in this photo, though I’m not all that impressed with what I got. Compositionally, I would like something different, though I can’t tell what that would be. If I had spent 30 minutes more, in this location, I probably could have gotten the perfect placement of my unsuspecting subjects below.

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