Here is a classy view on the Court of the Myrtles of the Nasrid Palaces in Alhambra, Granada.
Alhambra is the complex of palaces, the residence of the kings of Granada. Its construction was started by the founder of the dynasty, Alhamar, in the thirteenth century, although the buildings that have survived to our time date mainly from the fourteenth century.
The walls of these palaces enclose the refinement and the delicateness of the last Hispano-Arab governors of Al Andalus, the Nasrids.
The present entrance to the Palacio Árabe or Casa Real (Moorish palace), is by a small door from which a corridor connects to the Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles), also called the Patio de la Alberca (Court of the Blessing or Court of the Pond), from the Arabic birka, "pool". The birka helped to cool the palace and acted as a symbol of power. This court is 42 m long by 22 m broad, and in the centre there is a large pond set in the marble pavement, full of goldfish, and with myrtles growing along its sides. Sources: Wikipedia and www.alhambra.org
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dip (23762) 2014-05-02 0:44
very beautiful image with amazing colors and wonderful symmetry,
very well captured and composed,
macjake (58890) 2014-05-02 0:44
do you think I'd get into trouble if I visit here with my fishing rod? haha
its a smart set of lines, smart looking reflections, and like you mentioned yourself its 'classy'.
has that elegant appeal and richness to it.
well composed and executed.
carlo62 (36147) 2014-05-02 1:03
questa foto è splendida, architettura e riflesso in una composizione impeccabile.
Ogni linea ha contribuito alla perfetta presentazione di questo luogo, completata dalla bella luce e dal blu del cielo.
Nicou (126322) 2014-05-02 1:12
quelle vue cette partie blanche en premier plan cette pierre et le reflet le doubel un vrai miroir sur l'eau du bassin quelle compo et architecture fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (31809) 2014-05-02 2:03
Good Morning Gosia,
Classy ... yes!
Your viewpoint is perfect for the symmetry, with exact lines.
I love the clarity and the richness of the colours, whilst the reflection seems to give a whole new dimension.
Have a lovely w/e,
rbassin (19187) 2014-05-02 2:03
une mangifique composition, la cour forme un lieu superbe, c'est bien mis en image.
Belle qualité des reflets, de la lumière et des couleurs.
lousat (79772) 2014-05-02 2:10
Hi Gosia,i never been there and this pic remind me some riad of Marrakech,beautiful capture in a perfect simmetry,very bright reflections and perfect detail everywhere,very interesting post and a great spectacle to see,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
chawax (19566) 2014-05-02 2:11
Very beautiful light and perfect reflections. The wide angle view and the perspective lines add some depth to the composition. Very good sharpness too.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-05-02 2:11
very cool reflection photo from alhambra. and it is a reason for a third trip of mine left for spain. i sometimes think that the sultans built those palaces for us tourists to make our photos. every corner is so photogenic.
emka (82596) 2014-05-02 2:16
Witaj Gosiu, Fantastyczne zdjecie z Alhambry, odbicie w wodzie jak w lustrze, znakomite kolory, so za niebo! i piekna symetria. Widok jak z baśni 1001 nocy.
Ja juz się nie mogę doczekać,że sama to zobaczę. Żeby mnie nie spotkała niemiła niespodzianka, juz kupiłam bilety przez Internet: zwiedzanie Alhambry nocą o 22.30, kiedy część jest oświetlona, i zwiedzanie wszystkiego w Alhambrze, Generalife i fundacji Acosta, co nie wiem co to jest, ale atrakcyjnie wyglada na zdjęciach.
Bajeczne zdjęcie MAłgorzata
jhm (141973) 2014-05-02 2:26
What a lovely presentation, with a wonderful subject but also what a reflection.
Perspective and depth are wonderful with a lovely background.
Excellent panorama view about these architecture.
Very well done, TFS.
snunney (87324) 2014-05-02 2:40
The silent pool with its beautiful reflections makes an excellent lead into the scene as a whole. I like very much the symmetry offered by the architecture and the lovely warm light and tones. Superb saturated colours and top class clarity.
kasianowak (7321) 2014-05-02 2:45
Klasyczne, a jednak wciaz zachwycajace ujecie z Alhambry. Cudowna symetria, odbicie i kolory.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-02 3:09
this is just an exquisite capture. It is a flawlessly executed image of perfect clarity and sharp detailing, with all the elements of a successful image on display here. Awesome!
Have a great weekend - B.
fds (8690) 2014-05-02 3:14
great friend gosia i licke very much this picture from grenada with Alhambra
great colors and fantastic scharpnees and very beautiful reflection on the water
great dear friend
ikeharel (60401) 2014-05-02 3:36
The most know Alhambra is a small heaven for photographers who loves ancient architecture, Gosia.
Perfectly placed the POV on the middle of the pool, with the (big) golden fishs I remember seeing them in 6/1998 visit.
Afternoon bright light made a nice reflection possible, collected superbly along with a great view of the Moorish style decoration on the entrance to the big hall.
A pleasent image to look at.
npecanhuk (68172) 2014-05-02 4:24
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black borders, contrasts, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are top notch!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (64011) 2014-05-02 5:45
Un excellent cadrage , très symétrique avec un graphisme très évident qui joue du réel et des reflets sous une lumière tout simplement spectaculaire.Bravo.
photoray (12968) 2014-05-02 6:59
Excellent view of the Alhambra, warm lighting, the articulate Moorish architecture, impressive tower background, and all mirrored perfectly in the glassy water.
PS: My first visit to a California Mission was the Alhambra Mission, Spanish Colonial design on a 4th grade school trip. And I have been attracted ever since to Spanish design.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-02 8:20
le tue foto da molto tempo sono certezza di ottima esecuzione e di piacevolezza nell'esecuzione.
Non poteva fare eccezione questa tua ultima dalla Spagna per la quale non psso che complimentarmi, in particolare dopo averla osservata nel grande formato che ne mette in rilievo tutte le più belle peculiarità.
Una luce brillante si unisce ad una nitidezza eccellente alla quale contribuisce anche il contrasto dosato a perfezione.
Ottima la composizione per un POV scelto con grande cura.
Complimenti come sempre per un lavoro fatto con estrema cura e grande perizia.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
mjw364 (7512) 2014-05-02 8:28
Great image! So sharp and clear with great symmetry. Excellent composition and exposure. Well done. Have a great weekend!
rychem (25894) 2014-05-02 9:06
Symetria, jakbyś odbiła w photoshopie, i w poziomie i odbicia w pionie :)))). Super zdjęcie
cornejo (34020) 2014-05-02 10:39
Witaj Gosia, excellent photography of this beautiful courtyard in this magnificent Nazari palace, very well captured with great symmetry and a beautiful reflection on this beautiful image, very good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pili51 (1477) 2014-05-02 13:46
you have captured well the beauty and elegance of the Moorish architecture and their love of water which adds reflections and a deeper serenity to the place. Great Andalusian light.
Beautifully rendered with a carefully chosen viewpoint to get the symmetry. Excellent colours and sharpness - one of the best photos that I have seen of this famous place.
Noel_Byrne (26109) 2014-05-02 14:25
It is so tempting to step inside your image and walk up that marble line, go deeper into the shot. Perfect symmetry, ideal light and of course the design of this wonderful place make this a very special shot. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Alco (7030) 2014-05-02 18:34
Fantastic composition.The symmetry is perfectly created.The reflections are gorgeous.Beautiful architecture.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
vjmite (3988) 2014-05-02 22:01
A nice sharp and symmetrical photo, with good colors. The mirror-like reflection in the pond is fabulous, but we can still see the goldfish in the water.
jjcordier (77870) 2014-05-02 22:35
Magnifique photo de l'Alhambra! La composition verticale, avec le splendide reflet, est superbe, la lumière et les couleurs splendides.
papagolf21 (88171) 2014-05-03 2:00
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Le rendu général est superbe, nous avons presque l'impression de pouvoir toucher les objets.
Le choix du cadrage est fort bien pensé et réalisé.
Félicitations pour le sujet et la note d'accompagnement.
danos (88891) 2014-05-03 2:13
impressive the created reflections on the calmly surface of the pond with the brilliant light management to enhance the vivid colours as the contrast of them.I like the symmetrical presentation with the quality of the image to be superb.
Have a good week,danos
williewhistler (15003) 2014-05-03 3:36
a classy presentation with fine symmetry and beautiful reflections,the lighting is so very emotive and pleasing.
High quality photography,love it.
delpeoples (54141) 2014-05-04 2:20
Witaj dear Gosia
I have only seen this wonderful part of the Allhambra at night, so your photo is a beautiful souveneir for me of something I never got to see :) A stunning photo with your usual attention to lines, symmetry and perspective. I love the rich blue tones and the fantastic reflections. It's so sharp, I can account for every fish in the pond. Superb work, congratulations.
SWEETFREEDOM (23080) 2014-05-04 4:35
Amazing reflections. Excellent simmetry and sharpness.
sabermonajati (9897) 2014-05-04 6:34
amazing view from alhambra you captured.
gildasjan (41936) 2014-05-04 11:10
Le cadrage de cette image est très soigné,la lumière est très bonne et l'harmonie des couleurs est délicieuse.Du très bon job photographique.
willperrett (7660) 2014-05-04 15:00
I think, like me, you were there first thing in the morning: it's the only way to get a shot here without it being infested with people! And I think we were standing in exactly the same spot. Just maybe I'll do a copycat posting, though probably not, as I reckon you had better light.
adramad (39482) 2014-05-04 15:24
Fascinating composition with this beautiful image of the Patio of the Myrtles, love the wonderful reflections in the pond, perfect as they are well managed lights and shadows and lucky to be with so few tourists at that time.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Happy start to the week.
bukitgolfb301 (37056) 2014-05-04 17:24
Hi dear Gosia
I enjoy your new Spain sereis so much.
Perfect shrap and clear image via complete synmetry.
Outstandingly vivid sharp color contarst is very fantatsic to see.
All the best and have a new start of week, Takero
jemaflor (87347) 2014-05-04 23:13
Excellent with these reflections, great architecture and great shot well framed and managed.
CLODO (31150) 2014-05-05 1:48
Symetry is sometimes a good choice for photography, and your image proves it. Perfect combination of blue and orange colors, and we can see red fishes in the pond!
Kielia (23993) 2014-05-05 8:22
you have chosen an excellently working POV on this fascinating building. I like the contrasts, the wonderful reflections and the strong geometry of this composition a lot. The light is beautiful. TFS!
Silvio1953 (126896) 2014-05-05 11:05
Ciao Gosia, great view of fantastic architecture, fascinayoing reflections, lovely composition with beautiful synnetry, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
zanzi (13670) 2014-05-05 11:31
I love the deep saturated colors as well as the symetry of your shot
Waylim (25368) 2014-05-05 23:27
Excellent photo with perfect symetrical composition. the reflection is so wonderful with rich and deep tone. I can a few fishes in there and the details of the architecture is also wonderful. Thanks. My complement.
mirosu (15102) 2014-05-06 0:34
As I can see I've missed many nice photos from your gallery during my TE absence. Don't worry I'll catch up soon.
This is excellent view to the famous Alhambra's Court of the Myrtles . I like the superb symmetrical arrangement and the beautiful reflections. The light is very good, the colors well balanced.
Very well done.
omid266 (6322) 2014-05-06 21:00
Salam , Hello Gosia,
An excellent shot from the old Palace, with very nice POV,very sharp colours, excellent details,
very well seen , well done and Thanks!
Best times and fotos
tatadalou (6727) 2014-05-08 9:35
Probably one of the most famous views of Alhambra Palace but technically, that's nicely done. This architecture is so delicate, that's wonderful.
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-05-09 3:59
widze ze wyprawa do Hiszpanii zaowocowala calym mnostwem ciekawych zdjec. Co zwraca uwage to ich roznorodnosc - zdecydowanie nie mozna sie nudzic ogladajac je. Tutaj bardzo dobrze uzylas symetrycznej kompozcyji, ktora dodatkowo nabrala wiekszego wyrazu poprzez idealne odbicie w wodzie. Znakomite porporcje kadru, bardzo dobra ostrosc i kolory.
mkamionka (31481) 2014-05-15 8:54
ha ha -wkleilem sdosyc niedawno podobne zdjecie tyle ze ja wygrzebalem je z archiwum a Twoje jest swiezutkie. Piekne odbicie i stosunkowo malo ludzi, masz rowniez przyjemne niebieskie niebo I zywe kolory.
Przyjemnie sie wspomina.
claudeD (34406) 2014-05-16 7:53
wonderful picture from Granada with a perfect symetrical composition, excellent colors and sharpness. like it very much. Andalucia is a wonderful part of Spain.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-21 8:23
You can take perfectly symmetrical photos.
The deep colours are amazing too.
Hansaphotos (7151) 2014-05-22 7:51
A beautiful and well composed shot. Well chosen symmetrical composition. Love the blue tones combined with the colours of the palace. Thanks.
ourania (34455) 2014-05-22 10:40
this is a superb picture, it is straightforward and well balanced and works both as a very elegant, graphic image and as a fine and detailed description. I like very much the sense of space and the play with symmetry. You balanced the light in a masterful way and the colours have great clarity. The alternation of contrasting colours has been arranged very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34119)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 0:28
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