Open Doors Of Lisbon Cathedral

Open Doors, Lisbon Cathedral

Something about these doors of Lisbon Cathedral really grabbed my attention. The whole scene was rather ominous even in the bright light of day. I’ve visited many cathedrals throughout Europe but I’ve never seen an entrance quite like this one.

I had to wait a while to get this shot free of other tourists, but standing in the beautiful Lisbon weather was such a pleasure I didn’t mind at all. In May it offered the perfect combination of heat with a nice breeze, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return again at that time of year.

This shot has been sitting in my “To Publish” queue for a while so it’s processed exclusively in Lightroom. Having just started looking at Photomatix I might try and give it the HDR treatment too. I always think that effect works quite nicely with architecture shots!


8 thoughts on “Open Doors Of Lisbon Cathedral

    1. Ben Post author

      Absolutely agree with you on that one! I think discovering the older architecture and its history is probably the best part of exploring European cities.

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude, these places can often be so crowded it’s impossible to get a shot without any people. Actually I suspect the best strategy is to get there early in the morning, but my motivation to sleep wins out every time πŸ™‚

  1. mariposa11033

    wow I feel so small… only when I look at your fotograph (by the way, it’s amazing πŸ˜‰ ) … can’t imagine the feeling when you really stand on those stairs

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Samira πŸ™‚ Yeah I certainly did feel pretty small standing there, I’m glad that came across in the shot. It’s often the case with cathedrals, and I guess it’s half the point of their size!


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