First morning in the Dominican Republic, I couldn't sleep and got up at six. The sun was about to rise and I abolutely wanted to see the front wall of the Colonial building we discovered the previous evening when having our diner.
So, I picked up my camera, checked the battery was ok and ran away from our nice pension. I walked through the magnificiant buildings of the early 16th century (monastery, cathedrals, churchs everywhere...). I hardly saw anyone in these great historic streets compared to the previous evening : few haitians carrying their heavy loads of food or rubbish. One guy yeld me if I wanted anything like Marijuana or Coke... No, just some shots :)
When the sun was about to illuminate the buildings of the "Zona Coloniale", I was close from two major buildings : El Alcazar de Colon (palace built in 1510 by Diego Colon, son of Christophe) and the Museo de Las Casas Reales.
I made several shots of the this last building, especially because of the really nice reflections of the sun on the windows. It was built from early 1500's up to 1520 and it was where the highest administrative Justice Court of the New World took place. It ruled the Justice courts of the whole continent for several years.
Today, it's a museum presenting many artifacts from the sunk vessels in Dominican waters and reminding us the rich History of this small country which had a central place in the discovery of the New World by the Europeans.
Original framing, I saturated the colors and adjusted the sharpeness a little bit. I had a lot of difficulties to keep the picture under 200ko so it is not as satisfactory as I wanted...
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hispic (9652) 2004-04-10 7:29
This is beautiful artistic color like a picture. Wonderful composition and color scheme. Congratulations Steven!
clodreno (0) 2004-04-10 8:18
Very nice image Steven, and the light here is amazing, that's why we all should get up early to take pictures...
jhm (140689) 2004-04-10 12:22
Excellent note Steven, nice architecture picture, soft of colours lovely façade. Happy Easter too !
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-10 16:16
tres belle composition et d'autant plus meritoire qu'elle est l'originale;-) les couleurs sont tres chaudes, et je trouve cette photo tres belle. bravo
very nice compo, all the better since this is the original framing. colors are warm to please, and i find this shot very nice indeed;-) Am out of points today;-(
merpb (2001) 2004-04-10 16:50
Nice shot Steven, it's like a pointilist painting.
Well worth the early rise.
ilouy (3370) 2004-04-11 18:14
Nice architectural picture Steven. I really like the simplicity in it. The dominant color work well. Claming picture, nicely composes.
jmb (150) 2004-04-14 18:18
superbe, très bon cadre et belle composition, la lueur du soleil sur ce mûr est de toute beauté. I love it!!!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-04-17 21:20
Jolie présentation aux belles couleurs chaudes. J'aime bien la forme et la texture du mur. BIen vu.
smael (2878) 2004-04-21 16:22
Nicely framed picture with beautiful colors. Still I look for a surprising detail that takes it a bit further...
Edwin (188) 2004-04-23 7:18
Pleasant, simple and very effective composition Steven. Great textures, good composition, great work!
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/6.8, 1/78 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-10 7:09