How many red bricks were used in constructing the unusual Castillo Colomares (Colomares Castle) is anybody's guess. This masterpiece of Byzantine, Roman, Gothic and Mudejar architecture pays homage to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America. Full of steps, arches, colonnades and spires, it stands on the hill that runs between Benalmadena Pueblo and the coastal zone of the Costa del Sol, Spain.
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Romano46 (11607) 2013-10-28 2:50
una bella ripresa ed una altrettanto bella postproduzione che valorizza in maniera eccellente il colore e labella luce che hai colto in questo scorcio di Spagna.
In particolare colpisce la scalinata, vera protagonista del fotogramma con il suo alternarsi, una luce splendida di linee verticali ed orizzontali.
Splendido anche il colore.
Ciao e buona settimana
siudzi (27779) 2013-10-28 3:04
The place looks charming with all these interesting details and patterns around. Like the warm tonality of the bricks and lovely color contrast which they created with blue and green here. Great image! TFS.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-28 3:06
I can see why your eye would be attracted to all these lines, shapes and textures with areas of light and shade. It's the lure of the graphic artist within!
I might have been tempted to crop out the blue bit in the upper right by moving the right edge in slightly so that your eye stays on the central window of blue - but hey, that's just me.
Sorry haven't posted for a few days been up to Scotland to meet some TE members - had a great time but poor light and landscapes are not really my thing so not very fruitful. It's not easy taking pictures form the bar of the pub either!
snunney (72796) 2013-10-28 3:17
I love brick as a construction material, so this image is a joy to behold. The image is very well composed with the patch of blue sky making a contrasting focal point and helping to give the image depth. I like the low moody lighting and the superb detail to be observed in the brickwork.
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-10-28 3:22
love red bricks and to see so many of them at once is just great!Mike would crop out the part of blue sky in the upper right,but actually I think it contrasts really nice to the red bricks and helps you to animate a little bit the whole scene.
Perfectly composed and close-up picture with lovely,atmospheric light and strong,well-saturated colors.
Have a nice day
olive224 (2583) 2013-10-28 4:59
Pleasant composition with the orange vase and the different layers of brick walls
Very well done
jhm (128091) 2013-10-28 6:01
You chose a very classic angle but absolutely the most beautiful.
The look through with the door and pillars in background are a nice architecture image.
Perspective and depth are perfect taken.
Your picture is taken in high quality and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Oceania (3245) 2013-10-28 6:05
I like this picture not under direct sunlight. It's very moody in a nice way. The brick structure is very beautiful. Thanks for showing us.
Corry (1547) 2013-10-28 6:06
Belle prise de vue de cette partie du Château de Colomares construits de briques rouges. La photo montre beaucoup de détails. Beau contraste de couleurs. Bien fait.
Nicou (105947) 2013-10-28 6:53
sueprbe jeu de lumière et compo quel effet et iamge et ce rendu sur ces escalier en brique et en couleur ocre et on va vers la belle lumirèe sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (13740) 2013-10-28 9:27
Beautiful corner with impressive brick structure, very nice combination of different shapes, light and shadows, perfectly well done as usually
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-28 9:35
interesting tight framed image which coulod be very easily boring if it was not for cleverly placed details. I love the beautifully shaped window which promises some other world behing the wall and the plant in the left corner. Such a smart composition! And the light has been handled really well.
Thanks for sharing
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-28 10:42
Lovely red brick textures and shapes. That part of Spain is sure amazing. Well taken detail, have a good evening.
williewhistler (9887) 2013-10-28 13:26
It`s such an attractive structure and you shown it as such perfectly, I do like your composition and the way that you have handled the light,the effect is mesmerizing.
Really nice photography.
Have a great week.
jjcordier (67332) 2013-10-28 22:24
Jolie exploitation de cet escalier de briques pour une photo graphiqe et intéressante.
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-10-29 2:18
wow! Can even count the bricks. Great capture Brian. Light is superbly managed. Nice contrast with the shadowed portion. Nice colour tone and depth. Excellent. Tfs.
jcpix (6640) 2013-10-29 17:30
So glad to hear everyone and everything is safe and sound after taking a beating yesterday from the storm. I wanted to comment on your "storm wall" picture today with the events in mind, but I just can't seem to get past this one at the moment...I love it! Perhaps it's because my childhood was spent living in a red brick house, but this has a very strong attraction for me. The rich rustic colors, the gritty kind of texture, the lighting...well, just everything about it is appealing to my senses...and I really like that small "window" at the top of the stairs, just begging for a look out beyond.
Some debate I can see about the open space in the top right corner...hard to say, I think it actually works both ways. How's that for being decisive? :) Really neat shot. Enjoy the day ahead.
Cheers from the desert,
Overcast, cool and windy here today...the natives have become restless. One day without the sun and they believe they've offended the weather god's!?
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37200)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-23
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-28 2:25