Castillo Colomares (Colomares Castle) a truly unusual monument - 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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Royaldevon (29549) 2014-05-28 1:12
Wow! This is some sculptured monument!
Every part of it is decorated with intricate tracery and 3D modelling.
It reminds me of some baroque churches that I have visited - a bit over the top for me but still beautifully captured, with sharp details and rich colours.
I like how you have linked movement across the frame with the greenery in the f/g and the b/g.
Have a great day,
lousat (76832) 2014-05-28 1:21
Hi Brian,this architechture is absolutely fantastic! A very unique and original castle,with very rich decorations and caught with the usual top quality and precious work in PP,I like it....a lot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (33565) 2014-05-28 2:02
Always great to see a new post in your gallery from Benalmadena. This building has a superb creative and unique design with all its decorations and sculptures. Really interesting subject for photography! Well seen and executed picture with excellent sharpness and clarity. TFS!
Have a nice day!
dta (66538) 2014-05-28 2:13
Hello Brian ,
A great capture of this outstanding building and its original architecture . Great work in PP to obtain superb colors and contrast despite of the cloudy weather .
emka (78852) 2014-05-28 2:13
Hello brian, superb shot from Colomares. After seeing your photos, I have also wanted to see this caastle. And also interesting buddhist stupa and butterfly house that is nearby. I went to Benalmadena by train, but it was to far to go in foot and the buses were scarse. I was afraid that I could not go back to Malaga. So i went with a cable car and it was also IK. The views of the bay were breath taking and I observed the birds of prey show. I had a falcon on my head! So it was in the end not bad.
WArm regrads MAlgo
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-28 3:26
A terrific presentation of this intricate castle architecture. The dark bluish clouds are a perfect backdrop for accentuating the greens of the vegetation and the oranges of the stonework.
jhm (139168) 2014-05-28 3:56
This is simple a very great picture with all these wonderful details off this castle.
A sculpture totally, I like these architecture.
We see very well all details of the facade with the windows and the towers.
Composition and presentation are perfect
Very well done, TFS
Have a nice day,
snunney (83693) 2014-05-28 4:06
The designer(s) of this monument certainly had a very vivid imagination! Totally over the top, but you really have to admire it. That darkened sky makes a superb backcloth for the ochre tones of the architecture and I like the inclusion of the odd touches of green. The rendering of the detail is top class.
Nicou (121924) 2014-05-28 5:01
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe compo et captage quelle architecture avec ces tons très doux et ce formes spéciales suerpbe.
Bravo e amitié
Giustiniani (3342) 2014-05-28 7:26
Bonjour Brian, de superbes couleurs, des textures très bien restituées sous une superbe lumière. Une très belle capture.
rychem (23176) 2014-05-28 9:05
In fact, unique architecture, and a little out of this world, a huge amount of architectural details, great detailed and sharp photo, splendidwork
Didi (56851) 2014-05-28 9:27
Awesome architecture with very rich details
Interesting colour contrast with the greens
cargus (8371) 2014-05-28 10:28
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
dekanski (3274) 2014-05-28 11:42
Beautiful colors, beautiful contrast with cloudy sky!
Periko (2663) 2014-05-28 17:15
Awesome architecture. Amazing sky.
shreya2000 (1134) 2014-05-28 22:18
excellent building which is very nicely demonstrated in your pic. I like the colours of the buidling under the darkish colours of the sky.
jjcordier (76322) 2014-05-28 23:34
Une construction un peu folle qui rend hommage à Christophe Colomb et que la lumière du moment met bien en valeur. Bon POV.
PaulVDV (22099) 2014-05-28 23:45
A castle from a fairy tale!
Its reddish colour makes it stand out wonderfully against that clouded sky. Beautiful tropical vegetation adding more colour and much charm.
That plant/tree on the right looks realy special and has big flowers.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (97455) 2014-05-29 10:24
unusual place in Malaga region. Beautiful details of architecture. Great master work. Well presentation. I like it a lot.
Have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2014-05-29 10:52
Learning about the world through photography is what this place is all about, and boy am I pleased to learn about this place. I must wonder though, being an architecture geek, and with all the books on the subject I have read, how in heck have I never heard of this place. It's an incredible detailed work of construction, eith every inch of it being a total fascination. The angle you chose shows do much invest, with all the pinnacles breaking the skyline so well. I always love red buildings on blue sky, so amazing that you got such great shad of blue in this cloudy and moody sky. I love this place now, and I only learned of it five minutes ago. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
All the best
HimalAnda (9618) 2014-05-29 12:25
What a weird castle! The architecture is original, with a lot of sculptures (maybe too much). As usual, the colors are nice.
limielski (0) 2014-05-30 1:19
What can I say? - FANTASTIC . I'm impressed. Colours, POV, theme. Superb HDR
mkamionka (30618) 2014-05-30 8:09
this is such a beautiful structure. I don't remember ever seeing it before and I was in Malaga region! Very impressive! Your presentation is brilliant as well, I like the exotic plant in the bottom right corner. Great processing to emphasize the details and add a nice mood.
npecanhuk (65434) 2014-05-31 19:10
What an exotic building!
A very interesting and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, (wonderful) colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
gildasjan (41582) 2014-06-02 10:12
Des textures et des couleurs parfaitement rendues devant ce ciel presque menaçant.Très beau cliché net et bien exposé.
serp2000 (39992) 2014-06-08 3:19
Wonderful architecture, this style reminds me the Indian heritage and their impressive elegant sculptures on the temples. I have never seen this castle on the photos. Good presentation of Malaga.
adores (37025) 2014-06-28 15:49
Lots of details here but I like the architecture and your photo is also very good. I like the pov, the colours and the sky! Another good quality shot!
jmdias (55365) 2014-08-05 7:26
what creative building ! this area of the façade imitate a boat. marvelous details full of beauty. I liked the vegetation we have here and the perfect quality of this image. TFS.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (48668)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-07
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-28 0:58