The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is the Alcázar of Palma. Having been built as an Arabian Fort, it was claimed as official royal residence in the early 14th century. Inside it has many empty rooms, however, when King James II began restoration, his design plan included the encompassing of the small, Romanesque Chapel of Saint Anne. It stands opposite the Palma Cathedral with commanding views over the Bay of Palma.
Nowadays the Royal Family uses it as official residence for ceremonies and State receptions, having his private summer residence in the Palace of Marivent on the outskirts of Palma. Source: Wikipedia
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lousat (86998) 2014-07-25 1:24
Hi Gosia,nohing better to celebrate your 500th post,a magnificent late blue hour showing us this spectacular Royal Palace! Very bright colors and excellent detail too,perfect symmetry with the electric reflections too,only a bit overexposed some part of the facade.Have a nice weekeend and thanks,Luciano
Lefteris13 (300) 2014-07-25 1:39
rbassin (21666) 2014-07-25 1:41
Une très belle 500e photo, bravo pour ce parcourt.
Cette vue de nuit est superbe, le miroitement est parfait.
dkmurphys (55763) 2014-07-25 1:43
Lovely night capture. The perfect management of lights and natural colors are my favorites. Well taken, enjoy a nice day.
snunney (94705) 2014-07-25 2:08
A splendid image to celebrate your 500th posting. Ideally exposed with lovely warm and cool tonal contrasts. The palace is well placed in the frame and the image has excellent clarity.
claudeD (37232) 2014-07-25 2:09
wow! what a wonderful night shot from Mallorca showing this interesting architecture by night. Excellent light managment and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
besnard (55778) 2014-07-25 2:17
Tous mes compliments pour ta 500ème. Une belle image nocturne très réussie. La lumière est bien maitrisée et les reflets bien saisis.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-25 2:24
awesome blue hour shot this. A real lesson in how to get the exposure, detail and light just right. A superb image to celebrate your 500th posting, all of which have been excellent quality, relevance and appeal. Well done; raising a glass to the next 500.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
carlo62 (43393) 2014-07-25 2:56
non potevi festeggiare meglio le tue 500 foto, questa è una meraviglia.
Eccellente esposizione, con un fantastico riflesso, bella anche la composizione, con il palazzo a destra per dare spazio al resto.
Compimenti per la foto e per le tue 500 foto.
dta (74741) 2014-07-25 3:15
Hello Gosia ,
Congratulations for your 500 pictures on TE !
You've chosen a great piture for the event : superb architectural subjetc , splendid blue hour capture , gorgeous reflections ...
annjackman (21674) 2014-07-25 4:13
Wow - the golden light and the blue sky and water make a powerful picture. Expertly taken and produced.
Kind Regards, Ann
seres76 (1078) 2014-07-25 4:56
It's perfect. Good pov and reflection. Tfs...
jhm (148606) 2014-07-25 5:02
Congratulations for your 500th picture on TE.
You shows us the Royal Palace of La Almudaina is the Alcázar of Palma on a very nice way.
The golden reflections are wonderful.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, also a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
willperrett (9401) 2014-07-25 5:18
Congratulations on your 500 postings: not a record, but a mighty show of perseverance! And what a photograph to choose: beautiful blues and oranges, and a spectacular building. Lovely work.
Sergiom (73246) 2014-07-25 5:43
Toutes mes félicitations pour ta 500ième. Tout un bang avec cette photo à l'heure bleue ou la technique est irréprochable. Il faut dire que le sujet lui-même est superbe.
rychem (32139) 2014-07-25 9:07
Pięknie, wspaniałe nocne zdjęcie z doskonałą ekspozycją i efektem lustra
Graal (101674) 2014-07-25 9:23
gratulacje na ten maly jubileusz! Maly - bo mam nadzieje, ze takich 500tek bedzie sporo.
Piekne odbicia i barwy.Fajne masz wspomnienia z Hiszpanii.
cornejo (39237) 2014-07-25 11:03
Witaj Gosia, my congratulations on your 500 post in TE. Very good night view of this interesting and beautiful Mayorquín castle, very well captured with great pov and a nice reflection on this great and beautiful photography. A beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (136509) 2014-07-25 11:13
Ciao Gosia, congratulations for your fantastic 500 post on TE, fabolous blue hoour with fascinatinmg reflections, great exposurewonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, brava, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (29065) 2014-07-25 11:45
What a magnificent image, such perfect clarity for a dark scene, and such a perfect reflection. All of the elements combined perfectly and you were there to perfectly capture this timeless scene. I am not sure what the curved object is rising from the water in centre right, buy it adds a whole lot to an already fantastic scene. Congratulation on number fine hundred and this beauty of a photo.
holmertz (48822) 2014-07-25 12:08
A very nice photo for your jubilee. My congratulations. This is an exquisite blue hour photo with fantastic reflections. You make this place look very stylish, and I guess it is. Decades ago Mallorca was mainly known for large groups of noisy and drunken Scandinavian, German and British holiday-makers on cheap package tours. I think the image of the island has changed considerably in recent years.
photoray (13725) 2014-07-25 12:08
Attractive night view of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, with the red wall in flood light, mirrored in the calm water, and the gothic fort architecture a glow, offset by palm trees.
and congratulations on your 500th post and many more to come,
Alco (7249) 2014-07-25 18:11
A magnificent picture for your 500th. Superb architecture,very nice reflections and beautiful colors. TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-07-25 22:24
Voilà une 500 ième de très grande classe! Un grand bravo et un grand merci pour ces sublimes photos que tu partages avec nous. celle-ci est parfaite à tous points de vue.
COSTANTINO (62551) 2014-07-25 22:27
Hello my dear friend
and have a nice weekend
at first greetings for your 5ooth photo
and many wishes for more and more new photos
in the future
the presentation of the Royal Palace of la
Almudaina with your personal stamp
is really amazing
great work indeed with golden tones
lovely noght capture
have a nice time
kasianowak (8209) 2014-07-25 22:27
Po prostu oczu nie moge oderwac od tego zdjecia! Fantastyczne swiatlo i kolory, niesamowite jest to odbicie w wodzie.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-25 23:51
A beautiful image of the Royal Palace and its reflection. I love the gold and blue tones. You are certainly a master of these blue hour shots.
I admire your perseverance to get to 500 images. Congratulations.
CLODO (33416) 2014-07-26 1:27
A picture taken abroad, as you travel so much. I like its sharpness as there is no wind to destroy the reflection in the water, and the 2 contrasting colors: ochre walls under artificial lights vs the deep blue hour.
All the best
emka (91460) 2014-07-26 4:23
cześć Gosiu, Mam jakies zaległości. Miły jubileusz, 500 zdjęć to jest coś, a w dodatku jakie są te zdjęcia! I trudno byloby znaleźć cos lepszego z tej olazji. Fantastyczne zdjęcie o bękitnej godzinie, z gwiazdkami i odbiciami. Bajeczne kolory, cudowna kompozycja i jakie piekne palmy. NMo i całkiem niezłe miejsfe dla króla.
Pozdrawiam i zyczę miłego weekendu
Nicou (135950) 2014-07-26 6:41
Un total miroir quelle vue ces lumière cette gestion des tons superbe image quel calme sur le plan d’eau rien ne bouge c'est merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (67069) 2014-07-26 9:06
Good evening Gosia,
Excelent 22 sec. exp. brought a beautiful lit palace, palm trees, large wall and their reflection on water.
Fine divided pic. space, in great sharp details.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
ourania (41070) 2014-07-26 9:27
congratulations for your extraordinary collection of 500 photos on TE! This is another gem added to it, a very lovely presentation of this place, you have given it a dream-like quality. The golden tones are deep and bright and have a delightful warmth. The symmetry is conveyed in a fine, dynamic way and the clear, graduating blue tones make a fantastic backdrop. Congratulations and thank you, I wish you many more travels and to always share your creativity and skills through your photos!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Fis2 (93679) 2014-07-26 10:52
Super nocne foto.
Kompozycja z odbiciem to atut tej pracy.
Podoba mi sie ostrosc i kolorystyka.
jcpix (13846) 2014-07-26 11:24
Well, if the royal family only uses it for ceremonial and reception purposes, I'd be happy to live there in the meantime to keep it occupied. :) What a magnificent palace, and a super rendition of its beauty taken at such a fine hour to enhance the many fine details and features in this setting. A truly beautiful display of natural and artificial lights coming together in a singular moment. Hope you're having a great weekend, and a big "congrats" on the 500 mark! Take good care.
SWEETFREEDOM (24354) 2014-07-26 23:32
congratulations for your 500th post.
you can offer us a better picture. Amazing exposure. details, colors and light superb.
delpeoples (56722) 2014-07-28 2:36
What a very special photo to celebrate your 500th here on TE. Seriously, the shot is sensational, one of those one in a thousand shots you see that really stands out from the crowd. Stunning Blue Hour exposure, superb golden reflections and a magical sense of stillness and peace.
Congratulations and I wish you many hundreds more here on TE, it is always a pleasure to critique your photos.
mesutilgim (92258) 2014-07-29 10:33
I'd missed this ! Congratulations to your 500th TE entry.
Secondly congratulations to this wonderfull capture from Mallorca with perfect pov and light management. Amazing reflections.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (93095) 2014-07-30 0:01
Great photo, congratulations for this one and all your 500 ... Perfectly captured and managed, lovely architecture and reflections on water, tfs.
petarl (1255) 2014-07-31 3:17
Gosia, this looks very nice and appealing due to vivid colours in the blue hour. The symmetry and reflections make this image enjoyable and interesting. The angle is very well selected to present this place in its most beautiful moment. Regards, Petar.
Cricri (115457) 2014-07-31 9:50
Félicitations pour cette 500ème image, prise a heure bleu, de jolies teintes dorées et l'effet de miroir, une belle réussite comme d'habitude
fds (9320) 2014-08-01 4:12
Ciao dear friend Gosia fantastic suggestions by night from the Alcazar palace with fantastic colors
congratulations for this 500Th
PiotrF (15136) 2014-08-01 13:42
Piekne wspomnienie z wakacji, perfekcyjna fotografia - jak bardzo wiele z Twojej 500-tki zaprezentowanej tu na TE.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam
npecanhuk (73486) 2014-08-01 13:51
Very beautiful place!
Very attractive picture too!
Exposure, colors and composition are true highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (64582) 2014-08-03 6:24
first of all, congrats on photo #500, its always fun to reach a milestone number.
the best part of this photo has got to be the blues!
love love love the dark royal blues along the edges, then the blues get brighter as they get closer to the middle.
the entire color collection is so attractive...who wouldn't enjoy this photo!
well done as you always do
rigoletto (34279) 2014-08-03 9:18
great, a photo i'd love to complete to 90 points!
magnificent compo, blue hour, exposure and technical quality. superb shot to celebrate your 500th! may you share many more hundreds of lovely photos on TE.
adores (43799) 2014-08-03 16:39
This is a great night shot! The colours and composition are very good, you got some very nice reflections and so much detail. A very good long exposure!
ChrisJ (109330) 2014-08-04 3:27
Wonderful blue hour shot with marvellous symmetrical reflections and good density levels. Fantastic warm vs cold colour contrasts between the deep navy blue sky and water and the golden illumination on the buildings. Tfs!
pierrefonds (63232) 2014-08-04 15:44
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colorsof the Royal Palace. Using a tripod and a shutter speed of 22 seconds has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-08 1:10
You have nicely managed this night shot. Color balance specially golden and brick red made it an excellent result. Super composition and POV. Your photographic note is very much informative. Well done.
MOST IMPRESSIVE AND VIVID.
best wishes and have a nice weekend.
Selmik (3366) 2014-08-15 14:22
Thank You for comments.
Nice, symmetrical picture with fantastic reflections and colours. Very beautiful!
PaulVDV (26576) 2014-08-30 4:47
I missed this one. So hereby my very late but sincere congratulations for your 500th post on this site.
A wonderful blue hour shot with the beautifully illuminated palace, the wall and their reflected images nicely presented surrounded by the blue.
Excellent colour contrasts.
Best regards, Paul
pili51 (1849) 2014-09-14 16:49
Hello dear Gosia,
Congratulations for your 500 pictures on TE.
What a beautiful capture this!
The view is extremely charming due to the unique architecture and eye catching.
The illuminated The Royal Palace and its reflections stand out wonderfully against the dark sky and water.
Perfectly executed clarity and saturation, made it so great!
Clearly a high quality shot!
Gigidusud (19789) 2014-09-15 14:23
I missed this one! Congratulations for your 500th post! Always a pleasure to see your beautiful photos
Splendid capture on blue hour with nice golden tones and beautiful reflections on the water. I like it!
I still hope a lot of pictures to share with us.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-14
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/13.0, 22 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 1:20