I spent two evenings in Malaga and I hoped to make some blue hours shot, I even checked the best places. But in May the days are long. Spain is in the same time zone as Warsaw, it means, it is relatively late in the morning, and also the night comes late. In both cases, I had to get up VERY early the next morning, so you will think I am lazy, but I didn't wait till the real blue hour. Here is the view of the facade of the Malaga cathedral.Even if not yet blue hour, I found the light marvelous. But it was difficult to find the place for a good composition. On the square behinds me there were many beer umbrellas :(.
The Cathedral of Málaga is a Renaissance church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is located within the limits defined by a now missing portion of the medieval Moorish walls, the remains of which surround the nearby Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782, following the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is also in Renaissance style. The north tower is 84 metres (276 ft) high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville. The south tower remains unfinished.
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lousat (81138) 2014-08-15 2:02
Hi Malgo,not a blue hour but a fantastic late sunset with the best light to warm up the colors.Magnificent capture of this cathedral facade,very well decorate anc caught in a very imposing perspective,great detail in the WS too.Have a nice day! Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-15 2:41
a beautiful light inside this image, with exquisite detail. Malaga cathedral is so huge and enclosed by buildings so it is hard to get an open shot, but this is wonderful with the W/a lens working its magic.
Have a great weekend - B.
Gerrit (50822) 2014-08-15 2:42
I think the late light is also very beautiful Malgo.
Nice piece of architecture and you're doing a great job with the presentation of a city that gets little exposure here.
PaulVDV (24063) 2014-08-15 2:49
It's very difficult to photograph this facade of the cathedral of Malaga in its entirety. I know that plaza in front of it. It's quite small and often crowded with visitors of the terraces.
But it's the most beautiful facade of the cathedral and you show the architectural details nicely in the warm glow of the evening sun and in a nice contrast with the blue sky.
In summertime and more specifically in Mediterranean countries, I find that the time of the blue hour interferes with the time at which many people want to dine. It has often happened dat I leave the restaurant between the meal and the dessert or coffee and leave my travel companions alone for a few minutes so I would not miss the blue hour :)
Best regards, Paul
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-15 3:11
The warm daylight sun can be as fascinating as the blue hour. You proofed it with this picture. The warm sunlight in the centre contrast marvellous with the shadow around. It gives the façade something extra.
snunney (88421) 2014-08-15 3:42
Not quite the blue hour, but still very appealing. I like the upwards point of view and the symmetrical framing. Lovely warm light and colours, but what strikes most is the superb detail. A most beautiful building.
tyro (21632) 2014-08-15 4:05
Well, it might not be quite the "blue hour" but, as you say, the light here is stunning - and, yes, the sky is blue too!
The light on the facade of this magnificent building is just fabulous and you have coped with the light and shade superbly well as we can see full details in the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts of the image.
Despite the fact that you had obstructions behind you, you have managed an excellent symmetrical composition here using the widest focal length at your disposal. The light and colours are glorious, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.
A very interesting note too!
Sergiom (65323) 2014-08-15 5:00
Même si ce n'est pas la vraie heure bleue, j'apprécie grandement cette composition à l'heure ou le coucher de soleil donne de très belles couleurs dorées aux façades. J'aime beaucoup.
eldancer1 (30846) 2014-08-15 14:20
Can't blame you, if I was on a vacation I'd sleep late also. But nice capture of this cathedral, I do like the lighting even if it's not the blue hour. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
carlo62 (37318) 2014-08-15 15:02
bellissima luce calda su questa meravigliosa facciata, dove le decorazioni sono delle vere opere d'arte.
Ottimo il tratto di cielo blu, che si abbina molto bene al colore della facciata.
jcpix (13726) 2014-08-15 19:32
I think it's safe to say, the blue hour isn't necessary to make this picture any more alluring. You captured some amazing light, no matter what time of day or night it may have been. :) A strong upwards point of view has impact, and the sharp details are well worth a long look staring towards the sky. Speaking of which, that looks pretty blue to my eyes! :) Simply beautiful rendering of the sun and its presence on the cathedral exterior. Enjoy the weekend. Take good care. The clock is ticking.....:))
npecanhuk (69190) 2014-08-15 20:21
Wonderful architectural details!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are very good photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
rychem (26834) 2014-08-15 21:23
Światło świetne, chyba lepsze niż blue hour, tu widać całe bogactwo szczegółów, pięknie uchwycone
aliabazari (16053) 2014-08-15 22:04
Hi Malgorzata dear
The beauty of this architectural shot. Excellent exposure and contrast. Clearly seen. Thanks for recording this nice picture
jjcordier (78372) 2014-08-15 22:40
Superbe lumière du soir sur la belle façade de cette cathédrale....ça vaut bien l'heure bleue!
berek (42288) 2014-08-15 23:33
an amazing architecture, architectural details . In the light of sunset, golden yellow color is remarkable.
Have a nice weekend.
jemaflor (88217) 2014-08-15 23:59
Great architecture presented with a good angle and a lovely warm light, tfs.
kasianowak (7421) 2014-08-16 12:55
Ja tez uwazam, ze swiatlo na tym zdjeciu jest bardzo ladne, wcale nie gorsze niz o zmierzchu. Bardzo podobaja mi sie kolory i cienie podpelzajace od dolu - znak, ze wkrotce zajdzie slonce.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
adramad (39770) 2014-08-17 8:27
Although the identification of town, put Cordoba, both for your note, for those who know, know that this wonderful image represents the facade of the cathedral of Malaga, with that splendid afternoon sun gilding its beautiful moldings.
Very good light and sharpness.
Well done. I love it ..
You enjoy the Sunday.
All the best.
macjake (60030) 2014-08-18 22:05
nothing wrong with this one!
And yeah....sometimes you really do have to get up or stay up late to get that special lighting. It does pay off though :)
With this photo you didnt have to wait for the blue hour. This is just as attractive if not more so. This one is right up my alley, really appeals to my photographic eye.
stunning color contrasts and the upward pov is exactly what you're aiming for too.
strong visual impact shot.
Angshu (56460) 2014-08-20 0:47
The light is delightful, and you created a fine symmetric composition with good exposure. There are rich details to see on the facade. The clear blue sky creates a nice contrast as well between warm and cool tones.
adores (39934) 2014-08-21 15:43
I think the moment was very well chosen because you got a beautiful soft light that shows all the details. Beautiful colours also, seems a magnificent cathedral!