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Featured Madeira in Mono

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Lightmancer, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I recently spent a week on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira and in particular the main city, Funchal. These are some monochrome impressions of my trip, taken with X-Pro2 and X100T with a couple of guest appearances by my trusty GR. The macro shots, and a few of the others were taken with the Carl Zeiss Touit 50mm Macro - a surprisingly flexible and usable travel lens.

    Let's start with a bit of "car porn" - A beautiful Austin 12 and a 1960s Opel:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 X100T Austin and Opel 2 mono
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    A real REO Speedwagon:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 Car Show 3 mono
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    and a temperature gauge:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 Car Show 6 mono
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    A beetles reunion:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 Car Show 28 mono
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    Then off to the market for some fresh fish:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 Xpro2 Touit 50mm Mercado 7 mono
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 Xpro2 Touit 50mm Mercado 28 mono
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    Some slightly creepy Chinoiserie in the botanical gardens:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 Xpro2 Touit 50mm Monte Botanical Gardens 5 mono
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    ...and one of the most beautiful "weeping angels" I have ever encountered:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 Xpro2 Touit 50mm Monte Botanical Gardens 27 mono
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    Door art in the Zona Velha (old town):
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 X100T Zona Velha 10 mono
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    Random teddies:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 Xpro2 Touit 50mm Funchal City 6 mono
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    Workmen (this is with the XM-FL "toy" lens:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 toy 8 mono
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    Some lacemaking:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 toy 10 mono
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    and a "corner shop":
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 XPro2 toy 9 mono
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    Finally, and courtesy of my GR, this is my hotel, designed, as was Brasilia, by Oscar Niemeyer:
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 GR Casino Park Exterior 9
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    ...and the adjoining casino, also designed by him, which just made me think of a Bond villain's lair. Pass me the chips, Vesper...
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    Madeira Funchal May 2016 GR Casino Park Exterior 11
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    this set is way too good to NOT be on the front page. If I were a Beetle owner, I'd make an offer to purchase a print of that reunion. Excellent work, as always, Bill.
     
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  3. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Very nice image. Love those angel eyes.
     
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Praise indeed! Thank you kindly!
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Awesome quality images!!!!
     
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Very well done! Beautiful set of monos there, Bill... especially love the fish and beatles. :bravo-009:
     
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  7. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Beautiful set! That Austin is stellar.
     
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  8. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    The images are....quite wonderful.
    So is the processing by the way, it is powerful, subtle, and seems to enhance the innate qualities of light, shadow, and especially some of those gorgeous dark tones.
    A beautifully rendered set of images....which once again is proof of the fact that although there are some fine pieces of camera hardware and glass involved, the real kudos go to the photographer's eye....and vision.
     
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  9. jssaraiva

    jssaraiva SC Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    José
    Great set, hope you've enjoyed the holidays!
     
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