Porto, Portugal (HDR)

When I visited Porto a few months back…I stayed in Porto at a hotel called Pestana Porto.  Cute and small…with wonderful views of the city and a perfect location.  I had an early AM to go out and shoot and before I returned to catch my flight.  Right outside the front of the hotel was this courtyard…it had this odd cube fountain.  It was built in the 70’s and called “O Cubo”.   A decorative and funky piece!   A great subject for HDR.  I really like Porto…wish I enjoyed wine…it would make visit very drinkable!  LOL

Here is some info from the web:  The Pestana Porto is one of the most charming hotel in Oporto, located in the Praça da Ribeira, heart of the historic city centre. This Oporto boutique hotel offers an explendid view of Douro river. It is part of a group of buildings dated from XVI, XVII, XVIII centuries, and it is classified by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage site.  Located at the historical site of Porto, the Pestana Porto is 20 minutes from Sá Carneiro International Airport and 5 minutes from the train and metropolitan station of S.Bento.  The hotel enhances all the charming atmosphere of Ribeira, in a pitoresque group of buildings with original trace over the Douro River.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 13.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza