Here's another photo of the Fortress of Juromenha, but what we can see here is a little church devoted to St. Francis of Assisi, not the one of my last post. It's one of the three churches we can find within the walls - it's a 17th century church and I've always liked the contrast between the big decorated bell tower and the simple facade of the church .
This fortress is situated very close to the Guadiana River and also to Spain and what we see today date from several different periods.It has played an important role along its history, especially during the Moorish period.
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rigoletto (33749) 2014-01-19 14:54
hi ana. how did you change your latest "our lady" photo to this one? you must be a magician :))
beautiful light you have there, and nice ruins of this portugese fortress (feitoria?). the colors are realistic, exposure spot on, clarity perfect and composition well balanced.
Corry (3348) 2014-01-19 19:50
Beau point de vue sur les ruines de cette forteresse avec de belles couleurs. Netteté excellente. Bien fait.
imageme (797) 2014-01-19 20:10
Hi Ana, Lovely Low POV to show the façade of the ruins of the Fortress of Juromenha. Great light and natural colours along with details. Beautiful blue sky as background. Thank for sharing
abmdsudi (35250) 2014-01-19 20:33
Nice angle you have taken this from. It shows off both near fg as well the abandoned church in the backdrop as main interest with so unique design and details.coupled by good perspective and shapes. Perfect presentation with rich colours, good clarity and excellent light management and but the contrast makes this standout,
You have done a wonderful job to maintain sharpness throughout. Wonderful capture and tfs
jjcordier (69539) 2014-01-19 22:55
Un beau cardage et une belle lumière pour cette photo de cette forteresse en ruine.
emka (67229) 2014-01-19 23:28
Ola Ana, You show us very interesting, less known places from Portugal. Beautiful little ruined church. The facade is simple but so charming. Lovely composition of this deserted place. Beautiful colours, and lights, very nice picture.
Warm regrads malgo
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-19 23:53
A nice low pov to show the facade of the cute church. Very good saturated colors and clarity. The exposure is perfect to create the mood.
Excellent shot. Tfs.
krzychu30 (14342) 2014-01-20 0:14
beautiful!not only its architecture(even if time has left its mark on the Fortress),but also the perspective and color scheme makes the composition so attractive.The blue sky as a backdrop for the old walls works excellent to your favour.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (80926) 2014-01-20 0:24
Bonjour, chère Ana,
Cette délicieuse église nichée au coeur d'une forteresse attire irrésistiblement notre regard.
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale de cette composition.
chrislo (3349) 2014-01-20 0:27
Nicely composed image with the little low wall guiding the eye to the old church. The gorgeous blue sky makes a superb background for the ruined church and the fortress walls. Your slightly low POV works well in the composition. Well done.
dta (59121) 2014-01-20 0:32
Ola Ana ,
You've posted several pictures of this attractive place . This one is from a different POV . The composition and the framing are excellent . I like especially the perspective with the diagonal of the little wall in the FG .
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2014-01-20 0:49
This is the type of place I would absolutely love to visit, and you have captured it so beautifully here. This looks like a large complex of buildings, which would keep me occupied for a long long time! Like you, I find the comparison of the detailed tower over the more plain designed church body wonderful.
I really admire your composition here too, every element of this image is so appealing. Wonderful post.
All the best
Giustiniani (623) 2014-01-20 1:36
j'aime ces paysages du sud avec ces pierres blanches sur un beau ciel d'un bleu profond. Un beau rendu naturel et une mise en valeur réussie pour ce beau site.
Amicalement, bonne journée.
Sergiom (48884) 2014-01-20 5:45
Le regard suit naturellement le petit muret dans l'image, ce qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. Cette église devait être très belle à l'époque de sa splendeur originale car elle a encore beaucoup de charmes aujourd'hui.
yquem46 (37440) 2014-01-20 6:36
Nice view on this little chapel and what looks like ruins of the village and fortress
A good clear blue sky to go with the the nice colors of the stones
Best regards, have a nice day
Kamilutka (5653) 2014-01-20 7:06
the ruins are quite romantic and provide good subject for a photo, but they also gain so much beauty from the afternoon sun, which makes the walls look warm and pretty. The POV has been chosen very wisely and the path leads an eye towards the gate. The colors are saturated and the sharpness ideal.
Thanks for sharing
holmertz (33461) 2014-01-20 7:55
This is a fine composition with beautifully strong and vivid colours. The remnants of a wall leads me on a diagonal towards the small church, which I can enter along a narrow path. The church is a real gem in spite of its modest size and design and it fits well in the fortress. Your composition is very well balanced and with a good rhythm of the various features.
dekanski (1525) 2014-01-20 11:37
I'm not sure how much the buildings on the right side has a place in the picture. I would either more involved in, or completely remove from it. The sky is great!
PaulVDV (18682) 2014-01-20 15:26
A well composed picture with the row of stones and the small earthen path leading us to the entrance of the church. The wall at the right functions as a good frame.
Taken from a good angle. Beautiful colours and good sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (109607) 2014-01-21 2:28
toutes mes félicitaitons pour ce 800ème psote et il est mervilleux quelle aimge ces édifice cette église et le rendu sur la pierre mervielleuse compo.
Bravo et maitié
timecapturer (40192) 2014-01-21 2:45
attractive and beautiful capture this. Love the enticing composition with all the wonderful textures and detailing drawing us in. Light management perfect as is the glorious blue sky. Captivating image!
josepmarin (57065) 2014-01-21 3:00
Olá, amiga Ana,
creo que no te has dado cuenta que ésta es tu foto 800 presentada aquí. Parabéns!!
Debo valorar la potencia cromática del cielo azul perfectamente polarizado, con el que has creado un precioso fondo para destacar las viejas piedras de la fortaleza y de la iglesia sobre él.
El contraste entre los tonos de la piedra, de la hierba y del cielo es fantástico, y la imagen tiene una gran calidad.
Pili e Josep
dkmurphys (44044) 2014-01-21 6:26
Superb attractive ruins. Your pov is perfect, so are the colors and the contrasts. Well taken.
fabbs99 (13447) 2014-01-23 20:27
Impressive shot of the Fortress of Juromenha.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
eldancer1 (22383) 2014-01-25 7:36
Looks like this little has a good view of the valley to bad that they let it go to ruin. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
serp2000 (35056) 2014-01-28 5:25
I see this is your 800th post on the TE. My congratulations! I like this photo, interesting vertical format, very attractive ruins of the fortress, impressive deep blue sky... Perfect DoF.
Have a good time!
COSTANTINO (46432) 2014-01-28 6:57
simple capture of this little church devoted to St
Francis of Assisi
simple architectural details very well composed
this perspective makes the composition more
impressive the exposure is almost perfect
ourania (21360) 2014-03-01 9:03
what a fascinating place, it's clear the church was elegant and the walls grandiose in the past, their present state evokes melancholy but also bestows them with mystery and a very special allure. I like very much how you used the perspectives in the foreground to add depth, to frame and emphasize the dilapidated building. The colours are magnificent, I love how bright the textured, ruined walls are and how the mesmerizing brightness and warmth brings out the present character of this place instead of concealing it. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (32138)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 14:47