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New Creative Experience in Lisbon


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A few days ago with a friendly funicular in Lisbon, Portugal (near
Bairro Alto). I was there for a new and very creative experience
in collaboration with Samsung! I'll share a photo report shortly...

Update: See this mini video documentary showing the
interaction I had with the beautiful city of Lisbon and
the works I made there. You can also have a look to
this full report on my blog.


For more information about my artwork:

Other photos with "selective coloring":

All the World's a Stage by BenHeine We Are In It Together by BenHeine The Beast and The Beauty by BenHeine

The Rainbow after the Rain by BenHeine Something in Common by BenHeine Hello by BenHeine
Image details
Image size
1100x826px 955.02 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2012, 6:34:27 PM
Sensor Size
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The setting and composition of this picture are simple yet marvelously chosen. The original (3:2) aspect ratio was cropped appropriately to have the vanishing point follow the rule of thirds - placing it a third into the picture from top and left. The photographer chose the angles very well to place the subjects - person and trolly - into the center and the opposing side of the vanishing point and having them (especially the trolly) not cut off on any side. Also, the selective color - which is the first thing anyone will notice - was chosen wisely to have a blue and yellow working well together. Note the person is wearing blue and the graffiti on the trolly is blue too. Additionally, the brown of the trolly nicely matches the person's shoes. It also seems very appropriate that the trolly's interior is not in color thus not stealing any attention from the outside and person.

At a longer glance, the spectator begins to notice the black and white that actually takes up more space of the photograph than the colored subjects. He starts to notice the fine detail in the cobble stone pavement in the lower left, the door on the right, the cables working toward the vanishing point at the top and the people down the street.

To me it is amazing how well the only real vertical line in this picture works out not being in the center but to the right of the person that takes up the center.

If the picture was taken by another person, I have to congratulate to the wonderful photograph. If the picture was taken by the subject using a tripod, I am in awe of your vision to see yourself in a setting that does not implement you at the time of setting up.

I have never been to Lisbon or even Portugal but this photograph got it on my bucket list.