Photographer's Note

To lucasgalodoido, paura and other Brazilian friends.

Why? If you take a look at their galleries, you'll find why, specially if you go to the Minas Gerais sections; see, for instance these: 1, 2.

This is also my first post of Viseu, an important town in the Centre/North Portugal, at least in the context of the small country we are, that has very few big towns. It's a charming old town located in the a very scenic region of verdant hills and valleys. Its origins are older than the Roman occupation, during which it had some importance.

The church, named Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy), is a construction of the late 18th century and looks more imposing than the supposedly more important cathedral, which happens to be in the same square front, to the back of the POV.

The image is a stitch of 6 horizontal shots. I am not satisfied with the result, but I feel I have to show it after the trouble I had obtained it. I wasn't expecting that it was so difficult, specially after having been able to obtain reasonably good stitchings with not so much work using shots taken by hand much less carefully than I did here. One of the irritating things for me is that I find it's easier to stitch images from a set of shots without much repetition, but on the other hand sometimes I discover that if I had shoot a couple of angles more or had used other exposure adjustment here or there, the final result would be much better and also easier to process. The obvious remedy sounds to be making plenty of shots with various angles and exposure adjustment., but the problem with this approach is that choosing which shots to use in the stitch is a nightmare, aggravated by the fact that the processing time of each try can be quite lengthy if you use much images. Here I started with a set of 32 shots and ended up with 6. One of the hardest things to achieve was avoiding broken lines/corners, namely in the staircase. In the latter I simply gave up. I wouldn't be posting if the church was more represented in TE and if I saw good chances of returning in Viseu soon. It rained heavily most of the day I was in the town, so it hadn't many chances of getting decent photos.

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.66,-7.9115

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