Hello comrades, today I present this view right through the arc of a tower, with the old wall at the back of this interesting street of the historic town of Vejer, hope you like it.
Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. The core of the town is nestled in a mountain about 8 km from the coast. It has a walled historic center. The village still retains significant castle and several churches. The municipality includes a stretch of coast where the Atlantic Ocean sits El Palmar de Vejer, a small tourist resort. The economy depends on agriculture and small-scale summer tourism.
Vejer has been populated since the Paleolithic and was already fortified in the Bronze Age. In pre-Roman times was called Besaro and have found remains of the seventh century. C. under the existing walls. During the Roman period was renamed Baesippo.
In 711 Muslim was taken over after the battle of La Janda, in which Muslims, led by Tarik defeated Don Rodrigo.
For five centuries and a half remained under Muslim rule, denominating Besher. As the gate vestiges of the castle (XI century), part of the walls and the network of streets. Vejer returned to Christian hands twice. In the first, in 1250, reigning Fernando III "The Saint", and returned to Arab hands in June 1264, after a revolt in which they took by force the castle.
The second and final began in August 1264, expelling the Mudejar and ended in 1285. That same year, Sancho IV granted the Order of Santiago Vejer lordship over the territory to consolidate more quickly, but the order never took possession of Vejer.
In 1307, after a second stocking, becomes a dominion of Guzman el Bueno, who since 1299 had become owner of the manor of the traps in the entire area of the Strait of Gibraltar, and after taking Tarifa, also became the defender of Strait, becoming lord and master, after the king of this land. It inherited the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Vejer was dominated by Guzman, and already in the Modern Age people faced with Juan Relinque to head against the Dukes of Medina Sidonia for control of communal lands, called Chance Hazas .
It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1976.
Today living from agriculture and wild cattle, although in recent times is growing a lot in regard to the construction of houses, shops and buildings, due in part to the municipality for tourism thanks to its beauty and singularity.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2011-10-30 13:12
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 269 kb
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npecanhuk (53881) 2012-10-20 12:33
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, dof, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
yquem46 (32229) 2012-10-20 12:48
impressed by the quality of exposure
not an easy game here with the large differences of light between the sky or the white facades, and the street in the shade
a very pleasant image of top quality
Bravo, have a nice WE
jacquest (14094) 2012-10-20 12:57
Excellent work on the difficult exposure here. Nice straight line that gives deepness. The shapness is remarquable. I like the small patio with chairs in the shadow constrasting with the light on the old wall. Nice composition well done.
adramad (27548) 2012-10-20 12:58
Una composicion de impresionante belleza, que has logrado con este precioso rincon y un fabuloso POV encuadrando el final de la calle con el arco, y la vista de las murallas atraves del mismo.
Muy buena la gestion de las sombras y luces, el colorido tambien es delicioso.
Gran trabajo amigo mio, me encanta.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-20 14:59
Hi Angel, beautifully framed image, wonderful light control, nice POV. Excellent work!
lousat (57594) 2012-10-20 15:12
Hi Angel,a great perspective,it looks like to see a pic on a pic passing the arch.Magnificent architechtures and a very rich composition full of thing and details,great exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
emka (58078) 2012-10-20 23:18
Excellent presentation of the old walls and this curious passage. Suiperb light management. I like specially these 'stairs' on the wall. fine photo.
siudzi (23837) 2012-10-21 0:56
A very nice picture of this lonely street. Like the way you built the composition with a great sense of depth and perspective. The second layers framed by the building is superb element of your crop. Well done! TFS.
ourania (12331) 2012-10-21 3:03
this is a superb composition making the most of the point of view, architecture and lighting, elements very interesting but also very difficult to combine. You've done it excellently, fitting the view very well into the vertical frame, exalting the elegance of the architecture and its characteristic textures and details. I love the attractive depth and perspective, the great definition of colours, the lovely and accurate capture of the atmosphere, the light on both sides of the arch and the shadows. Wonderful work, congratulations and thenk you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
Sergiom (39148) 2012-10-21 6:32
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur que donne l'arche dans l'image ainsi que le contraste entre l'ombre et la lumière. J'aime le blanc des murs et le bleu du ciel.
claudeD (24173) 2012-10-21 7:52
Very interesting picture showing an unusual framing for this old wall. I like your composition very much. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Sonata11 (28273) 2012-10-21 8:47
wonderful shot of this passage with the arch and the view which we can see through. Very beautiful composition andf great vertical framing. Colors, sharpness, clarity, great light, POV are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great Sunday,
SWEETFREEDOM (18407) 2012-10-21 11:18
a nice corner with no people around taken with good colors and finer light.
Silvio1953 (98051) 2012-10-21 12:31
Ciao Angel, lovely composition to show us interesting architectures, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (17787) 2012-10-22 5:22
This has been an interesting history lesson in association with your photograph. It is quite amazing how many changes regions have endured over the preceding centuries.
Your viewpoint funnels us quite nicely towards the beckoning opening, but without haste, so there is plenty of opportunity to appreciate the details of the white walls and the balconied windows.
The opening, with its leads lines, creates an excellent sense of depth, whilst the figure gives a good focal point.
My warm regards,
fabbs99 (5370) 2012-10-22 11:44
Another fantastic presentation of the interior of the old building.The DOF, saturation and exposure were managed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
josepmarin (55015) 2012-10-22 12:10
últimamente estoy disfrutando con estas difíciles tomas, en las que controlas la difícil luz y gestionas una exposición muy bien equilibrada entre zonas iluminadas y zonas bajo la sombra.
Y además, nos muestras la fantástica arquitectura blanca de estos pueblos andaluces, que espero y deseo conocer algún día personalmente, cuyas callejuelas desprenden una gran tranquilidad y dan mucha paz al espíritu, algo que me fascina y que se agradece en estos tiempos convulsos.
Es un magnífico trabajo, amigo mío.
Un abrazo desde Barcelona,
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-10-22 13:47
Your composition is excellent using the archway to create perspective through the scene. The narrowness of the alley is emphasized by the vertical format. The lighting and colors are wonderful as is the photo's sharpness.
Have a nice evening,
Graal (88820) 2012-10-22 23:42
amazing look through the gate of tower. An interesting old walls and informations in note. Nice peaceful place. Photo I like, is well done.
Have a nice day, my friend.
danos (73946) 2012-10-23 0:39
nice the view of the place with the old wall of the castle to be integrated in the web of the city.
I like the overview arch above of the narrow alley as the excellent light and colour management of the imege.
Have a good day,Danos
jhm (122366) 2012-10-23 3:51
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
You chose a very nice angle.
Also an excellent perspective image, with very pleasant colors, light and shadows are pleasant.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
A nice day,
krzychu30 (8817) 2012-10-23 4:22
another,very beautiful corner of Vejer de la Frontera.You coped really excellent with the light so strong contrasting in the frame.So we get fabulous view of the whole scene,where the sunny parts as well as the shaded parts of the image are displayed so great and in best quality.Also colors are so nicely captured.Brillaint work my friend!Must be really beautiful town.
Have a nice day
Didi (48882) 2012-10-23 10:53
Very good perspective and good balance between shades and lights
I suggest you to use shiftN software to helps you for the vertical lights.
mirosu (5509) 2012-10-23 20:56
Perfect view throght the wall opening. High-end quality photo. I like all at your amazing shot: vibrant colors, terrific lights and shadows, razor sharpness and superb details of the image, impressive 3D-effect. Well done.
ikeharel (37254) 2012-10-25 0:35
Good depth and clear details, looking all the way through the alley.
Old wall and gate worth a close view image, seem interesting.
marina7 (5814) 2012-10-26 12:51
that's a great shot, the perspective is very attractive. The cobbled lines lead the eye through the picture out of the shadow into the light and the other diagonal on the wall is inviting you up into the sky. Wonderful effect!
jmdias (45776) 2012-11-13 16:01
me gusta este punto de vista con el arco antiguo donde podemos mirar la vieja escalera que fue sepultada por paredes. al fundo la vista de las murallas es otro detalle muy hermoso. buena vista, hermosa compo;
kiks (11371) 2013-01-22 6:41
Hi Angel, never easy to get this kind of photo's right beacuse of the big diference in light. But you sure did it well and in a intersting compositon with all the diferentw alls and lines creating a interesting graffic effect.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (17990)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 12:21