Postcard from Lisbon

"Yellow trams Lisbon"

Old yellow trams crammed with people, crawling noisily on steep narrow streets in bohemian neighborhoods are an iconic image of Lisbon. But even when taking an iconic photo, it requires more effort than I thought: to find a good viepoint, to wait for the right light on the street, to wait for the tram to leave and the one from the opposite sense to intersect it in a good spot on the street (meaning no bright light – deep shadow), to wait that there are no people to obstruct the view (unless you want to spent a lot of time cloning them out in Photoshop) and so on.  All in all, I spent a couple of hours on that street, took around 100 photos, from which I chose this one. But I think it was worth it 🙂

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