‘Toledo – Cathedral and rooftops’
View over the rooftops towards the cathedral of Toledo, one of the greatest Gothic structures in Spain.
From a higher vintage point (like the roof terrace of a hotel) it’s easier to appreciate the scale of the cathedral.
Up close, in the surrounding streets or on the small square in front of it this is very difficult.
Toledo Cathedral stands on the site of the Great Mosque of Toledo, which itself had replaced a Visigothic church.
Built from 1226 to 1493, the long process is reflected in Toledo Cathedral's variety of styles.
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Manamo (3654) 2010-02-11 13:45
Toledo is such a beautiful town! all in hills, stones, sun and kind spaniards.
I find very interesting to see the tree leafless there just aside the cathedral! It is a strong indication of when the photo was taken.
The light was rather harsh with this cloudless sky and strong spanish sun. However you make up for it with a strong composition, suing the superposition of rooftops leading to the masterpiece that is the cathedral.
Compo is a bit tight at the top of the cathedral in my opinion...
Very fine job!
Bergenphotos (2570) 2010-02-11 13:48
This cathedral seems quite nice. I first thought there maybe was a better view to the cathedral another place, but yes, after reading your note I see that you probably did a good choice. This also includes a bit of the life around it too as well as it shows the size of it. TFS.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2010-02-11 19:13
It is a beautiful view of this magnificent cathedral. For the picture, I think it is a bit too tight on top. Otherwise, I like the natural colours and the sharpness.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-02-12 0:08
Beautiful capture of these cathedral and interesting archtiecture.This place sure has an interesting history.
Very good composition.Nice colours and perfect sharpness.
danos (85165) 2010-02-12 0:25
a nice panoramic shot from the roofs of Toledo,with the bell tower of the Cathedral to dominates the scenery.A great contrast of colours under the brilliant light of the day.
Have a nice day,Danos
dta (64982) 2010-02-12 1:39
Bonjour Paul ,
Le point de vue est vraiment excellemment choisi . C'est cadré un peu trop serré en haut , et la lumière était vraiment très dure . D'un autre côté , c'est un plaisir d'avoir ce grand ciel bleu à cette saison .
josepmarin (57693) 2010-02-12 3:01
Across your photo I can see that you have visited Toledo recently, and also you have caught its great beauty.
Already you know that I love this city, and I believe that you have done a great photographic work, because of an excellent POV and a perfect framing to include the Cathedral, a tower of the Town hall and the nice roofs that surround it.
jaywalker (16095) 2010-02-12 6:46
Hi Paul, A truly wonderful shot across the roof tops to the amazing architecture beyond, the strong light draws out some great detail & the gorgeous blue sky assists this, a very impressive building, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
npecanhuk (63570) 2010-02-12 6:51
Toledo is an architectural pearl in Spain and you got quite a beautiful photograph here!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations1
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-12 10:41
Goed avond Paul,
I visited Toledo in 1971.... Your photo is dus a memory for me, an excellent meory.
Very good shot of this famous city with a good framing, a great depht and a good balalnce in the composition.
Goed WE voor Uw,
s_lush (16134) 2010-02-13 8:14
The view of this historic city is simply beautiful. You have chosen a perfect point of view with so expressive composition. The tile roofs in the foreground and the cathedral in the background look great against the blue-blue sky. Excellent job!
Charo (51210) 2010-02-13 14:47
A cathedral very difficult to photograph a whole, if not from a vantage point like the one were you.
Excellent prospect with a heaven and a wonderful light.
lousat (74993) 2010-02-13 15:12
Hi Paul,this is truely a perfect postcard,wonderful point of view and great sharpness and colors...the best way to show this impressive cathedral! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano
jhm (137622) 2010-02-14 2:20
We zien mooi de gotische style op de zijkant van de chathedraal.
Ook de andere torens zijn mooi scherp.
De traditionele pannen op de daken maken de foto volledig af.
Misschien zou ik rechts een klein beetje bijsnijden om de helft van de toren te verwijderen.
Algemeen mooi werk. Bedankt.
adramad (36949) 2010-02-14 9:23
Magnificent view of the Cathedral of Toledo with its elegant structure overlooking the surrounding rooftops. Beautiful colors and excellent brightness. A good job, congratulations.
Have a nice week.
john1 (4028) 2010-02-14 9:27
A view of the original roof, a beautiful view of the church architecture with excellent framing. From beautiful colors and light, a beautiful azure blue sky.
A good Sunday.
ManuMay (34411) 2010-02-14 12:58
Well, I see you have had good weather in Toledo, for sure cold!!
Very nice view to the Cathedral and its surroundings, it is very interesting, from my point of view, to place monuments on its surroundings to know really well its importance and uses, to have an idea of history...Great colours and composition, and the play given by roofs, interesting and colourful...Very good!!
Have a nice week...
edge (6070) 2010-02-14 17:34
Hello Paul, This is a clear sharp photo of a lovely church. Excellent composition and good balance to the church. i.e level with the horizon. I have only been to Barcelona for a day in conjunction with a cruise, and I would love to visit Toledo, Granada and Madrid. Lucky you. My last time in Belgium was to the World's Fair there quite a long time ago. Regards, Roger
paura (47166) 2010-02-16 8:34
Os ajustes de pp aqui ficaram excelentes, mostrando a linda paisagem de forma muito competente. Lindo trabalho.
Longroute (19394) 2010-02-17 3:52
A very nice view Paul,
not only the cathedral has a superb and well outlined architecture but also the surrounding houses with their red roofs are a fine and interesting complement to it. The compo is well balanced and with a great sense of depth. I guess you took it from your hotel room, and in this case you should tell us the name!
ellelloo (6570) 2010-02-18 13:27
A beautiful photo of this impressive cathedral from good POV. Also a nice composition, which includes many rooftops. Beautiful light, good natural colours, excellent clarity and sharpness. Thanks for the link, where you can read about the magnificence of this cathedral. TFS!
francio64 (38276) 2010-02-20 13:26
bella vista sui tetti di Toledo con la Cattedrale a dominare sulla scena.
Ottima luce e sharp.
Ho visitato questa Cattedrale nel 1997
sacavem (18610) 2010-02-26 14:02
Toledo is a fantastic city.Good shot and Good work to capture this image.
Beautiful image with the Cathedral in background.
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mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-11 3:31
bella immagine della Cattedrale sullo sfondo con i tetti delle case in FG a dare colore e profondità alla composizione.
Immagine curata e ottima gestione della luce,
un caro saluto
mkamionka (30072) 2010-03-12 8:09
another excellent POV.
I like very much the colorful roofs, they make a nice foreground and good introduction to the beautiful cathedral.
vladic (4335) 2010-03-21 14:16
Une superbe photo, vraiment bien composée et mettant en valeur de magnifiques bâtiments historiques.
Formidable abondance de détails architectoniques.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée.
abiesudiono (235) 2010-03-26 7:36
Love the blue and the beautiful cathedral rooftops in this photo.
Thanks for share,
kordinator (15725) 2010-05-25 2:55
Toledo is beautiful town.
Composition is dominated by two things it's amazing architecture and beautiful light.
Fine delicate colors
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-06-01 12:44
Hello Paul! Amazing cathedral, wonderful roofs, superb point of view, good DOF, very good capture and frame. Nice lightness and colours. Well done!
Fante (5429) 2010-07-03 12:49
excelent POV for this beautiful photo. Lovely and very interesting cathedral. Great view, extremely good sharpness and lovely warm natural colors. Lovely crystal clear blue sky. I like it. Nice shadows play. Bravo
ciakgiak (30409) 2011-03-26 14:20
Splendid Cathedral seen through the roofs that create a magnificent composition.
The colors are really splendid, the quality absolutely excellent.
A dear hug and a happy WE!