Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this photo of a beautifully decorated courtyard, in a house in the city of Medina Sidonia, a city of history, in the province of Cádiz, hope you like it, then some letters on the city .
The city of Medina-Sidonia is a Spanish municipality located in the center of the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. It belongs to the region of La Janda.
Is a Historic-Artistic and Cultural
The mountain on which it is located is called the Cerro del Castillo, which is the highest elevation of the entire western third of the province, from the foothills of the Sierra de Cadiz to the Atlantic coastline, allowing you to be spotted since an important part of the province, offering, at the same time, the extraordinary panorama of provincial surface. The city is oriented towards the Bay of Cadiz, which is why it is known as the Balcony of the Bay.
A small part of the municipality asidonense belongs to the Natural Park of the Acorns, one of the most valuable areas in terms of nature and landscape concerns in Andalusia. The term also hosts much of the route of the Green Corridor of the two bays, a greenway linking the Bay of Cadiz and Algeciras Bay.
The first settlements in the area of which we have evidence, dating from the Late Bronze Age. Found in the Cerro de las Madres a lot of fragments of handmade ceramics and some stone tools. It seems that these people were in relation to culture tartésica.5
Then takes place the arrival of Phoenician colonists from Sidon, which will found a city (with the same name as their city of origin) on the basis of earlier Indian occupation.
In the third century. C. Romans occupy the entire peninsula was formerly in the hands of the Carthaginians. Around the first century will build a new town center that will occupy the entire space of what is now the Historic. By Augusto César Award, the city promotes its former municipal status and becomes entitled Roman colony (civitas optimo jure). It was known by the name of Asido, Caesarina, or completely as Caesarina Asido Augusta. It was situated in the Province Ulterior Baetica, belonging to legal convent Hispalensis (with capital in Hispalis).
In the Visigoth Hispania was also provincial capital and episcopal see of the Catholic Church, then known as Asidona, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville which included the former Roman province of Andalusia in the diocese of Hispania.
In 712 the city was conquered by Musa ibn Nusair, commander of the Umayyad Caliphate, at the beginning of the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. It was the capital of Muslim Cora Cora called Sidonia (also known as Arabic Saduna شذونة). Alfonso X the Wise recaptured the city on September 22, 1264, occupying the border against the Moorish Kingdom of Granada, which is why it appears in a medieval document with the name "de la Frontera".
At the time of the Reconquista was home to several military orders. These include the Order of Santiago and the Order of St. Mary.
In 1440 became part of the Lordship of the Dukes of Medina-Sidonia.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 11:56
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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jacquest (18919) 2013-10-14 4:21
Beautiful indeed and looking almost like being indoor. The shot through the glass door is well done with very good colors and sharpness.
Sergiom (70578) 2013-10-14 5:00
J'aime beaucoup cette architecture très européenne avec une cour intérieure ouverte pour profiter du soleil . Celle-ci semble particulièrement confortable, comme un salon.
jhm (146590) 2013-10-14 5:35
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Through the glassed door get we a lovely courtyard, you plays excellent with light and shade.
You took a very good picture, also the interior furniture care for a nice composition.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2013-10-14 6:00
Hello Angel, very nice image here. Lovely piece of design there. It looks like a very nice place to hang out. Good saturation. Well done.
danos (92568) 2013-10-14 6:44
Hola my friend,
what a great interior view of this well decorated courtyard of the house at Medina sidonia .I like the excellent light and colour management,with the small figure on the right and the vase on the left,to complete perfect the whole scene.
Nicou (133392) 2013-10-14 7:22
Fantastique image quelle vitre sueprbe iamge et compo fantastique vue cette transparence avec l'arche au sommet et la vue au-travers merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-14 8:27
in questa foto c'è tutta l'anima dell'Andalusia con i suoi colori ed il gusto per il sole, la luce e la vita all'aria aperta dell'Andalusia.
Pur essendo l'interno di una casa, la sua vita è proiettata verso l'esterno dal quale la divide solo un vetro che pur manifestando il distacco dall'esterno nello stesso tempo non opera con esso alcuno stacco.
La ripresa è molto ben eseguita e la gestione della luce perfetta con una resa ottima anche del colore.
Ciao e buona settimana
Royaldevon (34699) 2013-10-14 12:49
I can see how you love to use archways as natural frames to your shots and, why not, they add interest to the viewers, and give a feeling that we are peeping into their homes, sharing their special places.
This is a very welcoming courtyard with its rich terracotta hues and waiting sofa. I particularly like the contrast of sunlit and shadowed areas, which you have dealt with very well.
My warm regards,
mjw364 (2) 2013-10-15 2:56
Great use of a frame within the frame and I love the areas of light and shade which structure the scene.
TFS and have a good week.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-15 5:54
What a lovely looking attractive and peaceful looking courtyard. How nice it must be to sit in that chair on an evening relaxing in the Andalusian sun. Beautiful colours and clarity and the archway makes a natural frame for the shot.Thanks
dkmurphys (54465) 2013-10-15 9:07
Very nice scene,mi like the composition though the arcade. Well taken, have a nice evening.
ourania (38928) 2013-10-15 9:10
I like very much the graphical frame you put within the frame using the arch of this original entrance. I don't remember having seen a glass front door of a house before and find this play of public sight and privacy very intriguing. There's superb depth and clarity, beautiful light and pleasing colours that attract and welcome us to this place. I like the decorative details and the way you rendered the different kinds of shades. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Rafer (16199) 2013-10-15 10:45
Genial ,Angel...genial... te vale mi pequeño comentàrio???? Saludos
adramad (41997) 2013-10-15 11:06
Si señor un rincon muy coqueton y muy bien decorado, con sencillez y gusto, el arco da un encuadre natural muy bonito, sin embargo tu le has agregado un segundo marco muy elegante y que me gusta mucho.
Muy buen nivel de colorido, en tonos muy naturales.
También tanto la nitidez, como la iluminación son las adecuadas.
Buen trabajo. Me gusta
Disfruta de una buena semana.
Un fuerte abrazo.
claudeD (36596) 2013-10-15 11:19
Very fine picture from Cadiz showing this amazing location. Very good colors, sharpness and clarity. You did an excellent contribution to TE here.TFS.
With tetards from Luxembourg
PaulVDV (25571) 2013-10-15 18:07
A very beautiful sight of this small but cozy and comfortably furnished patio.
Excellent clarity and sharpness of this shot through the glass door.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (65187) 2013-10-16 2:29
Fabulous view through the glassed-door, Angel.
Well taken as no back-reflection from this.
The view through is a charming indoor's yard, nice shot into people daily-life scene.
ChrisJ (107129) 2013-10-16 10:16
I like the big overlapping fg arch framing a smaller arch within. The enigmatic face on the vanishing point towards the back of the image is intriguing. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Shadow detail is excellent despite the harsh sunlight and exposure on the highlights has been well managed too. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (133736) 2013-10-17 8:31
Ciao Angel, great view of fantastic lovely interior splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (33885) 2013-10-22 9:18
Nice capture of this enclosed patio, I wouldn't mind spending a lazy day on it. Good lighting and sharp details especially being shot through a glass. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-10-31 22:27
HOla Angel, no había visto ésta foto preciosa antes...estoy leyendo a tu comentario y me quedo sin palabras..
me gusta mucho tu composición como entra el sol en la parte derecha y deja vida...
te felicito amigo mio por tu trabajo muy bonito
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-23 6:31
hi angel. this is a beautiful still life from a cadiz courtyard. the light was difficult but you managed it very well without any overexposures. colorful details are worth a close up look. you made very good use of the silhouetted arched door, creating a clever natural framing.
fritzi007 (9887) 2014-04-08 12:48
really a nice presentation of this backyard. As your photo shows, he is very well maintained and clean. I like your photo very much.
Thank you my friend
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (37671)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-13
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 3:59