The spires, steps, arches, and colonnades of the Castillo Colomares (Colomares Castle) at Benalmadena Pueblo, Spain. This unusual monument is a photographer’s dream with plants and beautifully kept gardens all laid out to display and complement the Byzantine, Roman, Gothic and Mudejar architecture perfectly. Built by Esteban Martin and two stonemasons from nearby Mijas, it took from 1987 to 1994 to create this masterpiece that pays homage to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America. This part of the castle, for me, has decidedly Indian influences especially in the design of the building on the very right of the image.
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subhendu_bagchi (21368) 2013-08-20 2:17
great architectures Brian, you got a nice frame of it. Yes, there may some Indian influence in the built. Like it a lot with the blue sky at top. Your angular POV acted well here. Very good one. Tfs.
Gigidusud (10438) 2013-08-20 2:18
Beautiful architecture against blue sky with a good frame. Well done!
Have a nice day,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-20 2:30
Hi Brian, A great shot..well composed..good show of the architecture..great details..Tfs
snunney (73038) 2013-08-20 3:29
It is indeed a most unusual and interesting structure with a definite touch of the orient about it. I like the angle of view and the superb detail to be observed. The lovely sky makes an excellent backdrop for the brownish-red tones of the architecture. The red flowers are a nice addition and act as a focal point from whence to take in the rest of the scene.
Nicou (106275) 2013-08-20 6:35
Fantastique iamge et cpatage quelle vue et image sueprbe quel ciel pur et limpide avec les fleurs rouges ce cadrage quelle emrvielle la vue au-travers de l'arche sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Graal (92322) 2013-08-20 8:16
very nice details of old architecture here. Good shot. Image is well composed and superb quality. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
rychem (13898) 2013-08-20 8:21
What a beautiful openwork architecture, great lighting and sharpness, excellent composition
Romano46 (11915) 2013-08-20 9:27
un soggetto interessante, che, se non ricordo male, avevi già ripreso da un'altra angolazione, e che hai saputo valorizzare molto bene.
Ottimo anche il formato quadrato che ben si addice al soggetto. Eccellente, come tua consuetudine, la ripresa dal punto di vista tecnico.
Un lavoro molto ben fatto.
Ciao e buona serata
HimalAnda (7048) 2013-08-20 12:10
It's quite unusual to see such an architecture in Spain!
That's a nice picture, with beautiful light.
carlo62 (19759) 2013-08-20 14:51
una bella composizione per un'architettura molto bella e particolare.
Il contrasto con il cielo rende il castello ancor più bello.
jjcordier (67602) 2013-08-20 22:54
Un étonnant château aux allures arabo-indiennes dont tu as réalisé une excellente photographie.
emka (64518) 2013-08-20 23:49
strange architecture, a mixture of Indian influence and maybe Gaudi. looks fine against the blue sky. I am interested in these gardens. I hope you will show them too. Thanks for sharing of this fascinating place.
gildasjan (39624) 2013-08-21 0:48
Excellent rendu des textures de cette architecture et l'ensemble est bien mis en valeur devant ce beau ciel bleu.
ikeharel (44349) 2013-08-22 5:25
Magnificent monument with carved elements in fabulous artistic texture's. Prominently rise against the blue sky aloft in exquisite contrast, good sharpness and fine use of the bright daylight.
Beautifully employ the pic. space.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-23
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 1:31