‘Moon rises over Toledo’
Hereby my second picture of the rooftops of Toledo with the Alcázar dominating the old town.
The photo is taken a little before sunset from the same viewpoint as the picture of the cathedral and the rooftops that I’ve posted a while ago. That viewpoint was the roofterrace of my hotel.
At the highest point of the town there has been a fortification since Roman times but during the history of Toledo the fortress has been burned and bombarded very often.
Its last destruction was in 1936 and after the civil war it has been completely rebuilt.
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ikeharel (58921) 2010-02-18 10:50
Pabules colors and a very well taken picture of Toledo.
Gigsn (858) 2010-02-18 11:43
clear, sharp... how it should be!
greetings from Austria: GIGI
TOMLEVMB (1495) 2010-02-18 12:26
Very nice view of the dominant city of Toledo. Lighting perfect. Castle in the sun and the area beneath the castle in the shade. Great.
lousat (78445) 2010-02-18 14:41
Waaw Paul!!What a beautiful postcard!!Not only the moon,but the last light of sun that kiss the Alcazar is a great spectacle,you was lucky to be there in this moment.Perfect and professional work,thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-02-18 14:51
what a splendid view the illuminated cathedral of Toledo with the special guest of the full moon.
Congratulations for the superb quality too.
edge (6719) 2010-02-18 20:37
Hello Paul, Such a lovely shot of this cathedral. The lighting the sunset on the building makes the picture. You did a great job in the composition as the housing in the foreground gives great depth to this scene. I really like it. Great..... Regards, Roger
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-18 22:25
Good framing and above all excellent timing to get remaining day glow on the Alcazar and the moon together
have a nice day JY
Graal (98295) 2010-02-19 0:07
great castle on the hill. Beautiful sight. Good composition with the moon on sky. Amazing glance on Toledo. I like it a lot.
Have a nice WE.
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2010-02-19 0:40
a nice ligth om the beautiful castle. Very intersting how its located on the hill. Well done.
josepmarin (57831) 2010-02-19 1:35
You already know my passion for this very beautiful city, of which already I have presented many photos here, and it's a pleasure for me to value your beautiful photo.
I like the framing and the closed angle on the roofs and the magnificent Alcázar dominating the scene. The moon is, of course, a fantastic aesthetic element for the composition.
Great light of the late afternoon and beautiful warm golden tones.
An excellent work.
mkamionka (30903) 2010-02-19 1:55
amazing light. Very impressive work. The palace is beautifully rising over the crowd of small houses. The moon is an extra bonus,
Great work. Have a good weekend,
npecanhuk (66862) 2010-02-19 2:13
The time of the day was perfect for this eye-catching image, of course, because of the special colors, light and the moon that were so nicely captured by you!
Sharpness, exposure, pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
delpeoples (53417) 2010-02-19 2:46
Hi Paul, you must be so proud of this shot, it is perfect. The light management, sharpness, framing and depth are all magnificent. But to top it off is that full moon, which makes it an unforgettable shot.Thanks for sharing and I wish you a wonderful weekend, Lisa
adramad (38874) 2010-02-19 8:07
A beautiful close-up on "El Alcazar" and the houses surrounding it, wonderful combination of the last rays of the sun and moon in the sky. Very nice colors and good use of light.
Have a nice weekend.
diomed (13926) 2010-02-19 12:07
what a beautiful view of Toledo!
The Alcazar that takes the last suns' rays with hits warm light have a nice contrast with the houses on shadow. Lovely sky, pretty moon. TFS
belido (19934) 2010-02-20 4:16
you know when we have the best opportunity with such a good theme, the best light and something as the bonus? Well, this photo explains what I'm talking about. This is really beautiful and you did a great job. Love the golden light on the cathedral...and the moon of course :) TFS!
ManuMay (35497) 2010-02-20 4:22
You were lucky having this sunset light...and the moon...Complete wonderful!!!
Great colours and an absolute composition, great point of view choosen, and to include roofs adding contrasts and volumes...Great Paul!!!
Have a nice WE...
Dashab (2564) 2010-02-20 4:45
The pastel colours and the warm glow in the sky and on the castle are beautiful. I also like the composition of your shot, with all the roofs leading to the castle.
TFS and have a nice weekend!
prabut (3548) 2010-02-20 6:16
The beautiful and stately castle on the hill. Beautifully illuminated by the sun.
Looks nice city lying below. Great photo taken in nice colors and good sharpness.
coco (30439) 2010-02-20 10:03
What nice and beautiful photo. I love and you made a wonderful work.
jhm (140629) 2010-02-21 4:07
U was op vacantie in januari in Toledo.
Een schot met een prachtig panorama beeld over de stad.
De Alcázar in volle licht, en de maan opkomende moet een prachtig gezicht geweest zijn.
Zeer mooie foto. Bedankt.
paololg (31448) 2010-02-21 12:00
Ciao dear Paul,
this is the most suggestive photo of Toledo that I have seen! It's really a pleasure for the eyes to admire the splendid light of the sunset on the Alcazar, that I saw in the distant 1986. Excellent image, captured with a good management of the light. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week!
s_lush (16134) 2010-02-21 12:09
You have really caught the right moment, when the moon had risen, while the sun had not set yet. In the picture the last sunlight illuminates the most important compositional element and makes the sky looking so beautiful. Absolutely excellent shot!
Aviller (3866) 2010-02-21 16:21
A truly stunning pic. The sunshine on the Alcazar makes the building look even more impressive and emphasizes the towering position it has over the city. I might have cropped out a bit of the sky but that's nothing major.
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-22 1:04
A comprehensive view of Alcazar and the surrounding city kissed by a lovely late evening warm light and enriched by the moon. A fine composition with this superb building holding the place of honour on top of everything.
carper (96) 2010-02-22 3:44
heel fraaie view Paul,
zeer mooi genomen, wat een view, prachtige, mooi met die laaste zonnestralen en die opkomende maan als een fraai extraatje, erg goede foto. prettige dag verder.
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-22 4:06
A magnificent shot of this old town.. I like the composition with the glittering castle dominating the town n all those details about the houses.. well captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
ellelloo (6572) 2010-02-22 22:59
The famous fortification looks really impressive in this really fine photo of yours The last rays of sun illuminate the Alcázar very beautifully and the moon is great here. A fantastic POV from your hotel's roof terrace. Excellent control of light and lovely colours. My compliments!
UlfE (14641) 2010-02-23 11:06
What lovely evening colours. I love the golden tone of the castle on top of the hill and the houses climbing up the hill are also great. Also a very nice sky. TFS and have a nice evening!
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-24 2:45
Beautiful picture with the moon and the Castle on top
Nice colours and details
Have a nice day
lucasgalodoido (21097) 2010-02-25 13:00
impressive this shot! The sunset lighting in the castle are wonderful and interesting the moon in composition too. Great job, my friend.
Charo (51210) 2010-02-25 15:41
The perspective of Alcazar, illuminated by the red sunset and the moon to enjoy the view is fantastic.
Great point of view with magnificent detail.
ymrk (14955) 2010-02-26 1:04
Just incredible..the architectures is some look like Italian architectures..Good timing and well thought..Regards,
danos (87923) 2010-02-27 0:54
Good morning Paul,
great the panoramic view of Toledo with the last rays of the day to be spread over Alcázar,dominating the old town.The existence of the moon,as the beautiful colour tint of the sky making the image so effective.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
jmdias (56625) 2010-02-27 7:09
excellent view of alcazar, I liked the golden light that made its shapes more beautiful. nice framing with the houses around, under the shadows. only a portuguese word can explain what I feel watching this landscape (SAUDADE)
TopGeo (38204) 2010-02-27 12:56
Hi Paul! They is supremacy place the colours the architecture the hot oppositions and the moon they gave a enchanting scene of city Toledo impressive!
Fis2 (86801) 2010-02-27 14:12
Photo has climate.
jemaflor (86086) 2010-02-28 1:48
Idéal pdv avec un très bel effet de cette lumière , belle valorisation de l'édifice, jolie teinte également au niveau des quelques nuages de ciel et superbe la présence de cette lune pour compléter la composition.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-02-28 22:21
Flawless light management with detail in the sunlit and shadow areas. Nicely composed with the rising moon.
shevchenko (19519) 2010-02-28 23:31
Charming old city at the evening, nice bright sky appear with the moon too, clear to see old roof tops and architectures, very nice the cathedral shining by the last ray, good shoot.
alin-m (3716) 2010-03-01 7:19
This city look wonderful and yours picture is very nice.
I visited some time Toledo and liked me much.
dta (68096) 2010-03-01 7:25
Bonjour Paul ,
Une magnifique capture , à l'instant parfaitement choisi , où l'éclairage est le meilleur pour illuminer l'Alcazar .
PS : le cadre me plait moins , mais c'est affaire de goût :)
dip (23640) 2010-03-01 7:33
wonderful photo with amazing colours and good lighting,
the moon is a beautiful detail on the picture,
POV and framing are also superb,
very well done!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-03-01 9:08
Magnificent cityscape! Spectacular view, with the building of the Alcazar still illuminated by the golden light of the day and the full moon rising in the sky. Very beautiful contrast of colors, great light and good sharpness.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-03-02 12:55
Wonderful castle, amazing roofs, excellent cityscape. Superb Moon over Toledo. Wonderful POV and capture. Fantastic shot.
Greetings from Warszawa!
pablominto (53744) 2010-03-03 0:58
The moment is very well chosen, as the last rays from the setting sun are blessing the castle on top of the hill!
And the rising moon adds an extra impact, in this well exposed scene...
Well composed with fine colours and good details!
Vasa (16778) 2010-03-03 2:20
la Belgique n'est pas dominante dans ta galerie. Ton Canon trouve l'inspiration dans le monde autour. Cette magnifique photo de Toledo, decouvre ton ame romantique et ta sensibilite pour les couleurs chaudes. De ta position elaboree, la composition est bien complete. Le chateau fait la photo, mais la lune determine me moment decisif. C'est beau, merci ami et suis fier de ta visite.
sevy (15365) 2010-03-04 5:37
I never visited this place of Spain but it is one of my various project.
Good exposure with a good balance between parts in light and the ones in shadows. As main interest we have the last ray of sun putting orange on the wall of the castle and the moon as bonus.
bebbetto (12) 2010-03-04 6:31
Splendid and luminous photograph with a perfect framing and excellent light balance.
patdeph (35748) 2010-03-04 8:46
the POV is superb,and the wondreful light on the castle gives it some very nice colors!The moon adds some charm to the picture!
manudautriche (4348) 2010-03-04 11:25
Superbe photo architectural,la ville est splendide et le soleil qui donne juste sur le château et contraste avec l'ombre où la ville est plongée,joli composition.Bravo.
darek1978 (13361) 2010-03-05 8:39
I love the warm light in this scene- it looks amazing. It just really makes me come back to Spain soon again! You captured a very nice atmosphere here. I'm very impressed!
jlynx (12645) 2010-03-05 12:51
Good evening Paul.
On the one hand, the moon rises, on the other hand the sun. Sunset led to an unusual spectacle of lights. The show focused on the massive walls of the fortress, which looks as if burned. Great staff, great moment to register your chosen image.
Have a nice evening,
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-05 13:25
molto belle le tonalità rosse che pervadono lo scatto.
Ottimo il POV e immagine dalla perfetta definizione,
pajaran (53000) 2010-03-07 8:21
Pozdrav iz hladne Cuprije.
Odlican trenutak , volim pogled na krovove, lepe boje i fotografija, odlican prikaz dvorca lepom bojom koja ga je odvojila od gradske arhitekture, cestitam na odlicnom radu.
Prijatno popodne, uspeh u daljem radu, zeli vam Paja.
Greetings from cold Cuprija.
Excellent moment, like look at the roofs, and beautiful color photos, excellent view of the castle beautiful color that it is separated from the city's architecture, Congratulations on your excellent work.
A pleasant afternoon, the success in future work, he wants you Paja.
riclopes (35577) 2010-03-08 0:53
Olá Paul, I actually like more the general view of your last post but this is something especial. The gentle last light of the day bathing the alcázar makes quite a sight and the full moon at right is a big bonus together with the pink clouds. Wonderful image to look at.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-03-08 10:07
For three weeks I was in Spain, and not visited Toledo - the unpardonable sin. A beautiful city and the castle on the hill and the sky with the moon is a revelation.
Giedra70 (963) 2010-03-10 15:51
Impressive colours in Toledo.
fserajian (2295) 2010-03-14 12:39
Lovely shot, there is a lot happening in this photo, very interesting with fantastic colours and framing. TFS
cmarino (2488) 2010-03-16 10:54
Wow,,, Amazing shot showing the Alcazar fully iluminated in Red.
I particularly like the light balance you gave to the pic showing the low buildings clearly in the foreground.
ilDottore (5252) 2010-03-18 6:13
What an amazing view!
Breathtaking composition with excellent level of details. Also stunning colours.
bracasha75 (24583) 2010-03-21 14:56
Amaizing architecture of Spain and realy awsome view on this castle in Toledo
]Very very good work my friend
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-03-21 16:15
Magnifica foto , ficou lindo o edifício com aqueles tons dourados e o resta da vila sobre sombra , gostei muito do céu com a luz a nascer, boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Fante (5429) 2010-03-25 4:39
amazing photo of an amazing architecture. Extraordinary POV and great DOF. Very good sharpness and lovely colors. Perfect light management. Bravo
Didi (57492) 2010-03-25 4:44
Une intéressante variation de la température de couleur
Une belle lumière chaude innonde l'Alcazar.
La lune agrémente parfaitement le paysage.
axiotea (21649) 2010-03-26 6:11
a nice presentation of the Alcázar nicely illuminated, contrasting well with the houses in FG.
The moon is of course the icing on the cake ;)
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-03-28 16:24
Wowwwwwwwwwwwww...what an excellent colours! And the moon rising is lovely.
anesugur (18789) 2010-03-30 12:45
Very nice view of this beautiful place.
I like the colors, light and POV.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur
Angshu (56062) 2010-04-04 21:04
A beautiful view of the magnificent Alcázar which dominates the city, lit up by the crimson rays of the setting sun, with the rising moon a fine bonus, which acts as a strong counterpoint as well. Excellent!
skippy007 (12510) 2010-04-07 6:29
Hello Paul, Very well captured, Alcázar is well placed in the frame but I think it's the excellent colour & light that make this a truly beautiful image. Well done, compliments
sacavem (18614) 2010-04-26 13:35
Very beautiful moon, good composition that he is taken at the good time and the moment. Good postcard from Toledo.
COSTANTINO (56799) 2010-05-02 12:30
I chose this shot tonight because I liked the whole
presentation and the idea of the lighting and impression,great work from you,nice sharpness and
mafegan (8624) 2010-05-16 4:56
Amazing photo perfectly composed under this magical light. Tfs, Marlene
kato (11630) 2010-05-17 0:15
Well composed, rich color tone and a wonderful town scenery!
You're capturing well the moment the moon rises over by a skilful touch. And, the light pouring down the cathedral draws out a good effect for the whole.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-05-18 23:24
Great composition. Nice use of DOF. The details are clear and sharp. The lovely light falling on the building is the heart of the picture. Nice colorful sky.
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-05-20 5:23
well seen and well done. Nice shot with excellent presentation. I really like it.
erdna (5711) 2010-05-31 7:57
This is a very nice shot, Paul. The moon with the remaining light of the day is what made it beautiful. I would have given it a little bit more saturation and contrast to emphasize the light you have caught.
This photo brings back memories when I was here in 1973. It is a good thing structure like this does not get remodelled and changed.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-06-17 15:23
Hello Paul! El Greco! Amazing picture, amazing paint. Nice colours, superb saturation, excellent brightness. Good exposure and sharpness. Very good frame. Good luck!
korbee (6617) 2010-08-22 6:21
Wat een schitterende stad Paul,en precies met het beste licht ter wereld.
Mn opa rookte vroeger altijd sigaren en ik vergeet nooit de de afbeelding op de sigarendozen,precies zoals dit!;]
Dit is herrinnering Paul.
tomi1 (2180) 2010-08-28 5:00
Before let me say to you the river Formoso in Brasil gets deeper away from the beach depending where you are. I like to see the moon just as we see it without artifical increasing with lens. The conquering of it seems false but it is time the men stat going to that exploration. At least I would like to see what others buried never will. With a station at moon the human being might see it at the precise moment with cameras set. Weel the city of Toledo is a real amount of houses and at this right place the streets must be like narrowed labyrinths. I remember Tanger where our trip group visited it with a local guider. Despite all the ship allowed de issues of boys in group but did not allow a woman who wanted to go to the city.But we are talking of different countries and mentallities. It is case to say the old sentence "I fear my shadow. Criminality is everywhere. Kindest regards. Domingos
iainsp (2626) 2010-09-01 8:14
A very impressive shot. The colours are fabulous and you have kept everything sharp - including the moon itself.
Great work, well done, Iain
kLe (2196) 2010-09-04 22:33
You choosed the right hotel to get this beautiful view of the city, declared as World Heritage by Unesco. And you choosed a very good moment of the day for taking the picture with the last red sun's rays illuminating the Alcázar.
Robert1969 (7120) 2011-05-07 22:32
Mooi verdeelde foto, waardoor de kasteel extra statig boven de stad/plaats uitsteekt, maar ook de foto extra aangenaam rustig maakt.
Ook opvallend is de fijne en zachte overgangen, oftewel: de foto is heel goed belicht.
De wolkjes en de maan maken de foto extra romantisch.
Samengevat: een mooie en verzorgde foto.
dale54 (6655) 2012-02-01 12:26
paul hi,what a wonderfull shot,like this!great color and light,amazing feel to your shot too! tfs! dr
pedram_abazari (971) 2012-04-15 10:15
عکس زیباو جالب
رنگ خوب و عالی
منظره بسیار زیبا وجالب
همیشه شاد پیروز باشید .
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (23021)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-29
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-18 10:48
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