I liked the atmosphere of the Feria de caballo in Jerez, but most of all I was delighted with the view of jacarandas. They are everywhere, the streets and alleys are lined with them, and the most beautiful are on Alameda Vieja, near Alcazar.
Simple composition, but aren't they beautiful and impressive? I chose the time for my Spanish trip very well :). The trees are still in blossom, but there is a carpet of fallen flowers also. I was here with our friend Angel, who also loves jacarandas in his city.
Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central America, South America, Cuba, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. It has been planted widely in Asia, especially in Nepal. It has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions.
The name is believed to be of Guarani origin, meaning fragrant.
The leaves are bipinnate in most species, pinnate or simple in a few species. The flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla; a few species have white flowers.
In Workshop another shot from the same place but wityh a photographer. I found his round figure amusing and I couldn't decide what to post as the main photo.
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snunney (86538) 2014-05-30 2:06
Wow! What a lovely display of jacaranda trees we have here. Love the perspective looking toward the bandstand, which makes a fine focal point. Very pleasantly lit and with superb colours and detail. Many thanks for sharing these beauties.
PaulVDV (23073) 2014-05-30 2:12
Yes, you have chosen well the exact time of your trip!
I agree that the flowering of the jacarandas gives an extra dimension to the visit of a place and to the pictures taken then.
The jacarandas provide a wonderful colour above our heads, a colour that we usually don't see in the top of the trees.
It's an impressive sight with all these jacarandas bordering the square.
Beautiful lines of clouds in the sky!
Best regards, Paul
mkamionka (31311) 2014-05-30 2:17
niesamowite kolory. Bardzo ladnie pokazalas te drzewa z ciekawym chodnikiem jak rowniez interestujacym niebem a takze pewna symetria, drzewa prowadza wzrok do struktury w centrum kadru. Ciekawe rowniez na ziemi widac juz troche opadnietych kwiatow, moze te opadniete kwiaty bylyby dobrym pierwszym planem. Tak czy owak znakomita prezentacja. Gratulacje!
Gdzie teraz? :)
besnard (54001) 2014-05-30 2:41
Une belle image profonde avec ce dallage intéressant bordé de magnifiques fleurs. Il doit faire bon se promener dans cet endroit.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Giustiniani (3426) 2014-05-30 2:55
une belle profondeur d'image et de superbes couleur qui font l'originalité de la photo. Une belle capture.
shreya2000 (1288) 2014-05-30 4:06
Marvellous scene. The colours are extraordinary nice. A dream location.
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (25820) 2014-05-30 4:28
The rich color of the flowers against this sky is really superb, but the pathway in the foreground and leading into the scene really makes it for me. A very special place. The pools of mauve from th fallen flowers look brilliant too.
Thanks as always, have a great weekend.
ricardomattos (4745) 2014-05-30 5:08
Amazing shot of this beautiful trees and place. Excellent POV you choose. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (125250) 2014-05-30 5:54
Quelle allée fait ce arbres de chaque côté de la place ce mauve est mervielleux quelle alignée et la belle plavce sueprbe image3 couleur et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-05-30 6:49
We have some Jacarandas in Windhoek Malgo and their purple blossom is gorgeous. Here presented with strong colour and against the blue sky they look really impressive. A simple but perfect composition, ideal for the scene.
Have a lovely weekend.
adramad (39182) 2014-05-30 9:17
That marvel of composition, great perspective of this ride that ends at the kiosk of the music, the two lines of jacaranda blossoms are of remarkable beauty, creating a nice harmony with the blue sky.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-05-30 10:10
Roczny cykl jacarandy jest taki, ze najpierw kwitnie, dopiero gdy kwiaty opadna wypuszcza listki przez co mamy aleje kwiatow. Mialas szczescie ze udalo Ci się je uchwycic. Piekny kadr alejki a wzrok kieruje się ku ladnej altance w srodku fotografii.
ps o paskudnym pomniku odpowiedziałem przy mojej fotografii
dale54 (6673) 2014-05-30 10:14
malgorzata hello..i will say...WOW..great scene,color and POV to enjoy this view! tfs. dale
cornejo (33372) 2014-05-30 10:51
Hola Malgo, esta foto está estupenda, con un bello color y mucha profundidad, excelente y bello trabajo amiga mia, mis felicitaciones, me ha dado mucha alegría verla aquí, es como verte de nuevo.
Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
fritzi007 (7047) 2014-05-30 11:58
wieder ein sehr gutes Bild von dir, sehr gute Bildschärfe und wunderbare Farben, rgatuliere!
fabbs99 (16783) 2014-05-30 12:02
Tremendous shot of the jacarandas.Simple shot but lots to observe here in purple.Very well done,TFS.
carlo62 (35348) 2014-05-30 14:04
molto bella questa prospettiva, grazie anche al colore degli alberi.
Ottimo il pov scelto e la simmetria è perfetta.
Buon we ...senza pioggia spero
Silvio1953 (125767) 2014-05-30 14:27
Ciao Malgorzata, fascinating composition with fantastic trees, excellent perspective, great clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
photoray (12797) 2014-05-30 17:32
Attractive Jerez scene for the old growth Jacaranda trees and mosaic pathway leading the eye towards the gazebo in the distance.
Being born in Whittier, California there are many Jacarandas and always reminders of my youth and fond memories of my loving Grandparents.
Nicely composed and presented
jcpix (13718) 2014-05-30 20:21
I remember these well from Angels pictures. Wow, you were certainly there at the right time to catch them in full blossom, the rich purple color is amazing...and in this composition looks like something straight out of Willy Wonka. :) In fact,the colors all around are a delightful mix that tantalizes the senses, and makes me want to eat something with blueberry flavor. :) Bright, cheerful and a lovely sight to behold. Have a wonderful weekend. Take it easy.
jemaflor (86694) 2014-05-30 23:16
So lovely with thes eflowers and the perspective of all these trees, good pov with the view of this intersting ground, tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (22990) 2014-05-31 0:35
very nice colors and p.o.v. beautiful also the carpet of fallen fowers.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-31 2:55
an awesome spring image this, such beauty and colours all captured from a perfect POV. Strong visual impact in this fine image. Amazing!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
claudeD (33998) 2014-05-31 8:23
Jerez and its wonderful blue Jacaranda trees are amazing. Very fine picture with perfect sharpness and nice fresh colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (108805) 2014-05-31 9:23
un lieu incontournable qui plait avec ces magnifiques arbres de fleurs mauves, bonne profondeur et lumière
marabu61 (8931) 2014-05-31 14:01
I even didn't know that Jacarandas exist in Europe. I first came across these amazing trees when living and working in South Africa. I still remember how the whole of Pretoria was bathed in pink during the season.
Superb Jacaranda alley here with gorgeous colors. Even the multicolored paving seem to pay tribute to the blooming trees and the fallen flowers on the floor are very attractive, all topped by an amazing sky.
have a great weekend
And now I am off to bed as tomorrow I will have a long day, working a12h shift at the Rolling Stones concert in Zurich
abmdsudi (44856) 2014-05-31 18:57
A vibrant scene taken from good view point full of delicious colours, great clarity, well details and good overall contrast. Well done, tfs.
npecanhuk (67530) 2014-05-31 19:01
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
ikeharel (59635) 2014-06-01 1:08
The boulevard painted purple, Malgo, a beautiful sight you managed to collect.
POV chosen with good depth and the pavillion on far end stands where two diagonals converges. Nice focal view upon.
Best regards, and thanks for the note written.
kato (11630) 2014-06-01 3:03
You're capturing well this roadside trees of acarandas by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Jacaranda with superb colours of purple blossom. You catch this scene well as the symmetry. And, the petal which has fallen on the road draws out special poetic atmosphere. Have a good new week!
lgir (6891) 2014-06-01 7:49
nice colors on this beautiful perspective.
bartekp (4746) 2014-06-01 12:03
Wspaniałe kolorowe zdjęcie. świetny efekt dają płatki kwatów leżące na trotuarze.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-06-03 9:43
delle foto del tuo viaggio in Andalusia questa è quella che mi piace di più per la particolarità della composizione che, oltre a mettere in evidenza la convergenza delle linee verso l'orizzonte, ha il grande pregio di evidenziare le quinte colorate costituite dagli alberi che trovano uno scenario fantastico nell'azzurro del cielom e una base altrettanto bella nel pavimento, il tutto disposto in maniera eccellente anche grazie alla scelta di un punto di ripresa piuttosto basso.
Grazie di nuovo del tuo gentile pensiero.
macjake (57974) 2014-06-15 8:21
now thats alot of purple! wow!
a very pretty scene, hope that doesn't sound too girly coming from a man :)
i really like the white streak across the sky too, even the ground has a fine colored pattern.
nice shot to post
How did it go with Gert?