Doubles with Portuguese Pavement

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Portuguese pavements can be found in the four corners of the world, so don’t worry, you don’t have to visit my country to try this tipster!

Credits: saidseni

Double exposures with patterns are absolutely beautiful to me. The pattern I use more often is the “Calçada Portuguesa”, the typical Portuguese pavement you can find everywhere in Lisbon. It is made mostly of white squared stones, but the most popular are the ones that mix black stones in beautiful drawings.

Credits: saidseni

Making the typical “Calçada Portuguesa” is considered to be an art and the Portuguese seem to have left a piece of it everywhere they have been. You can find it in several countries in Africa and Europe, in Brazil and even as faraway as Macau! So, look carefully in your home town, maybe you can try this tipster even living far from Portugal.

Alicante, Spain.

There is something very important when shooting “Calçada Portuguesa”, specially when living in a sunny place like myself – the white stones reflect the light and tend to overexpose pictures. When using my LC-A, I set the ISO to a higher value than the film loaded when I want to double expose white Portuguese pavement on a sunny day.

Credits: saidseni

Actually, there is no reason to stay just in the double exposures. Multiple expose it, split it, play with it! Portuguese pavement always looks good! ;)

Credits: saidseni

Most of my pictures are taken in Lisbon. What about you, do you have pictures of “Calçada Portuguesa”? Let’s make a worldwide gallery, show us yours!

written by saidseni on 2012-11-19 #gear #tutorials #film #calcada #pavement #tipster #double-exposures #multiple-exposures #portugal #quickie-tipster

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  1. joao-lomo-leao
    joao-lomo-leao ·

    A NOSSA CALÇADA É LINDA! Boas fotografias! Adoro a 4ª do 4º grupo :)

  2. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    very nice ;)

  3. sorrilha
    sorrilha ·

    A calçada portuguesa fica sempre bem!! :)

  4. purepaty
    purepaty ·

    o que é feito em Portugal não é bom, é EXCEPCIONAL!! ^.^

  5. mjouty
    mjouty ·

    This is a really great idea! I will try it for sure here in Amsterdam, there's a lot of stone-pavimented streets and squares! Good job @saidseni !

  6. af-capture
    af-capture ·


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