The Salón de los Embajadores (Hall of the Ambassadors) is the largest in the Alhambra and occupies all the Torre de Comares. It is a square room, the sides being 12 m in length, while the centre of the dome is 23 m high. This was the grand reception room of the palace. The grand hall projects from the walls of the palace, providing views in three directions. In this sense, it was a "mirador" from which the palace's inhabitants could gaze outward to the surrounding landscape. There are nine windows, three on each facade, and the ceiling is decorated with white, blue and gold inlays in the shape of circles, crowns and stars. The walls are covered with varied stucco works, surrounding many ancient escutcheons. source: Wikipedia
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carlo62 (45967) 2014-05-05 0:29
grande spettacolo di luci.
Un taglio verticale con diagonali luminose meravigliose, una splendida idea e una fantastica realizzazione. Eccellente esposizione e grande profondità.
CLODO (33878) 2014-05-05 0:41
thankfully, there was no one! You had time to look for the perfect framing to include the light going through the window illuminating the old floor and the scilpture and decortion on the wall. Good light management
My best regards
Royaldevon (37695) 2014-05-05 0:54
Superb light management and a well chosen viewpoint, to take advantage of these exquisite patterns, reflected on the floor. They emphasise the decorations all around.
Have a great day,
snunney (96825) 2014-05-05 2:33
What a glorious composition exhibiting superb light management. Great light and shadow play and lovely warm colours. Excellent rendering of the intricate decorative detail. Fine photography indeed.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-05 3:09
a gloriously observed and executed shot this. The play of light is just beautiful and the effect captivating. Well done!
Have a good week - B.
ryno (6865) 2014-05-05 3:50
Hi Gosia, there's a lovely play of shadow and light in this one, supplemented by the warm colours one associates with Moorish Spain. Sharp and clear - I particularly like the detail of the little colourful square tiles in the foreground. Great composition!
jhm (150878) 2014-05-05 4:48
Wonderful interior picture, maybe one advice, takes the picture out of a lower position, now get you deformation of the wall in background.
But a wonderful shadow reflection.
Nice architecture picture, with a lot good details.
Good perspective and depth image.
Excellent composition, good colours and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Sergiom (76491) 2014-05-05 5:44
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Les ombres jouent très bien avec la lumière forte à cette heure du jour. Le choix du cadrage vertical est excellent et donne une belle image profonde.
macjake (66704) 2014-05-05 6:07
you found a way to elongate an already elongated scene :)
I like how the tiles are not perfectly square, that alone adds alot of charm.
elegant place isn't it, lovely shot
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-05 6:17
bardzo ladne zdjecie wnetrza. Podoba mi sie wybrany przez Ciebie POV ktory zaowocowal swietne perspektywa. Wyraznie widac strukture terakotowych plytek na pierwszym planie dzieki bardzo dobrej ostrosci, a takze subtelny wzor i male ozdobniki. Ladne, cieple kolory i dobre swiatlo.
Oceania (5202) 2014-05-05 6:28
It's a very nice picture, well taken. I've always wanted to visit Granada, Spain. The architecture there is amazing.
Nicou (139240) 2014-05-05 7:10
quelle aimge et ocmpo fantastique vue cette lumirèe qui pènètre à l'intérieur et fait un suepr graphsime sur le sol cette couleur ocre quelle inti8mité grandisoe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
gojo (1769) 2014-05-05 7:37
What a wonderful image. The golden light, the fine details and the spectacular composition makes a great one!
cornejo (40953) 2014-05-05 8:23
Witaj Gosia, very good photo of this interesting and beautiful interior scene with pretty light in the tower of Comares Nazari palace, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Lefteris13 (300) 2014-05-05 10:15
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Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-05 10:34
una foto difficile per i forti contrasti tra luce ed ombra che hai saputo dominare in maniera eccellente.
Hai saputo rendere molto bene l'atmosfera particolarmente affascinante del luogo ed i bei disegni che la luce del sole disegna sul pavimento.
Bello anche il POV che determina una composizione efficace.
Contrasto e colori eccellenti.
Ciao, buona serata e buona settimana
dkmurphys (57143) 2014-05-05 10:35
A charming detail that captures the great details of Andalusian architecture. Lovely artistic catch!
photoray (13981) 2014-05-05 10:36
Beautiful Alhambra scene for your presentation of the sunlight and shadows in geometric patterns across the Salon de los Embajadores. The warm coloring hues enhance the Moorish architecture.
gildasjan (43442) 2014-05-05 12:49
Bon cadrage vertical avec ces perspectives de lumières tamisées.le rendu chaud des teintes est très agréable.
Fis2 (95583) 2014-05-05 14:59
Swiatlo zagralo tutaj glowna role w tej kompozycji.
Alco (7299) 2014-05-05 19:46
Beautiful picture of that hall.You have realized a perfect management of the light which gives very nice patterns on the floor.Great sharpness and nice warm colors.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-05 20:51
Une très belle photo avec un superbe effet de lumière sur le pavage et de belles couleurs chaudes.
janneman (2812) 2014-05-06 1:14
The light on the floor and wall and the perspective is beautiful.
And no other people in! Lucky you.
COSTANTINO (63804) 2014-05-06 6:12
artistic shot with shadows and lights playing
together good light management
wellchosen point of view making
this composition almost perfect
great work indeed
Cricri (117425) 2014-05-06 8:09
Une bonne utilisation des ombre et lumière des grillages, teintes chaude et longueur incroyable des reflets sur le sol, belle réalisation
SimoAle (646) 2014-05-06 10:28
Lavoro molto ricco e particolarissimo di linee e luci in un'ambiente non facile da immortalare!
Ottima nitidezza ed esposizione.
Belle le decorazioni sui muri!
Ti auguro una buona serata
mesutilgim (94062) 2014-05-06 12:36
You've perfectly observed this nice game of light and captured it !
Just amazing. Interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
danos (96215) 2014-05-06 23:04
fascinating the light and the colour management of the interior of the Hall of the ambassadors,as creating this unique sensation form very old eras.Despite of the low lighting conditons,the quality of the image is superb.Well done.
jemaflor (95471) 2014-05-06 23:08
Perfect effect with the wide angle, lovely golden light and contrast with shades, interesting architecture, tfs.
emka (94608) 2014-05-06 23:27
To też mi sie bardzo podoba. Sama dekoracja jest juz bardzo bogata, a tu jeszcze efekt jest wzmocniony grą świateł i cieni. Świetnie to zauważyłaś i znakomicie zaprezentowałaś.
adramad (44390) 2014-05-07 7:48
A great composition of this wonderful room, superb beauty that the projection of shadows and lights, signaling the celosia design of the windows, on the floor slabs with nice graphics.
Very nice colorful tones very effective.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
rychem (34101) 2014-05-07 9:13
Świetne, ta gra światła i cienia jest fantastyczna, i doskonale współgra z wystrojem ścian, brawo
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-07 11:54
Beautiful play of lights and shadows on the soil, letting see nice texture details. Nice framing.
PiotrF (16730) 2014-05-07 14:08
Pieknie uchwycone wnetrze, podkreslone walory ciekawym swiatlem. Bardzo dobra praca
abmdsudi (52529) 2014-05-07 21:48
Excellent in depth shot digging deep inside with predominant warm colours and long light captured so well and stronger compositionally and to my eye has a better balanced of the backdrop interest. It's beautifully exposed with lovely detail all round even in the shadows areas. Lovely mood on a very fine shot, Congrats.
SWEETFREEDOM (24550) 2014-05-08 10:27
i like p.o.v. with the floor in fg and the superb light management with so many difficult light sources to control.
delpeoples (57266) 2014-05-09 7:12
Witaj dear Gosia
Another beautiful photo from you Granada series. I really like the play of light and shade here, aswell as the diagonal lines and warm tones. Stunning detail in the architecture and a superbly judged vertical frame. Well done, it seems you enjoyed your trip to Spain a lot!
Didi (60586) 2014-05-10 3:08
Hi dear Gosia
Interesting game with lights and nice deep foreground
tenretin (2545) 2014-05-11 2:47
J'aurai eu une approche différente de la votre plus cadrée sur le pavé et la lumière qui s'y accroche... mais alors on aurait perdu tout le reste.
C'est un beau cliché.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-13 21:26
piekna gra swiatla te robi tu doskonaly klimat,ciekawe wnetrze,pozdrawiam
Silvio1953 (140033) 2014-05-15 10:14
Ciao Gosia, fantastic light, great view of wonderful interior, very well done, my friend, brava, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (840) 2014-05-16 7:33
Great light, shadows, shapes, textures, lines and pov. Just about all the boxes ticked for a cracking shot!
patpatch (1601) 2014-05-21 8:51
That's a splendid shot.I like the perfect sharpness with all these details of the paving stone.The depth of field is remarkable.
The golden tones composed a limited palette but that's a very nice effect.I like the design with the shadows on the floor too.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-05-26 22:35
Hi Gosia - You have posted some gorgeous shots recently and now I am home after a holiday I have he chance to catch up. This one is super. The light is evocative of a warm sunny day but here in the building there is a cool quietness which appeals to me. Well managed light and good use of the wonderful play of light and shade. Attractive work.
ourania (43696) 2014-05-27 14:04
the architecture is magnificent and walking into this hall at the time of the day when the play of light and shadow enriches the elaborate decoration, must be like walking into a dream. I like very much the generous perspective of your composition that enhances the fascination and dynamism of the light patterns and offers us a rewarding sense of space. You met the challenge of lighting this tricky hall very aptly, we can enjoy all the details and a great palette of warm tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Angshu (56750) 2014-05-29 21:51
I loved this picture...with the 'patterned light' diagonally falling across the frame with the superb delicate details on the wall. The exposure has been handled well. Lovely work with the wide lens!
Have a great WE Gosia
npecanhuk (74542) 2014-06-19 8:32
An impressively beautiful interior photograph, where exposure, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are true highlights!
TFS - congrats,
wolf38 (31296) 2014-06-22 12:09
Hello Gosia. Truly a wonderful light / shadow study. The golden light is very well managed. The beauty of the area is very good effect. My compliments for this great shot.
ikeharel (69319) 2014-07-22 11:38
Good evening Gosia,
Outside light through the decorated carved windows, shed over the floor of the Salón.
Well taken the famous place in the Alhambra, covered walls with Moorish decorations.
Sharpness and variable light managed superbly.
Hellas (6937) 2014-09-12 22:18
Great handling of the light as well as the point of view that creates a very good frame!
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-17
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 0:20