I took this shot in Spring 2011 in Madrid at the wonderful Retiro Park. It was a beginning of April however the day was sunny and beautiful. I miss these days so much...
About Retiro Park: large and popular 1.4 km2 park at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and the Prado Museum. It takes its name from King Felipe IV's 17th century royal palace that once stood on this site, but all that remains of it is now the Casón del Buen Retiro, a building that was then part of the Prado Museum but that after renovation is now an educational center. A second part of that palace housed the Army Museum ("Museo del Ejército") for years, but it was decided that it should move to the city of Toledo and make the building part of the Prado Museum. Source: Internet.
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mesutilgim (68620) 2013-02-10 0:10
Good morning Gosia,
Nice capture from Madrid. Portrait format was a good choice for your compo.
Nice cloudy and "photogenic" sky creates a perfect background to the scenery. Nice framing and short but usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (13544) 2013-02-10 1:20
bella e solare immagine, il taglio verticale ci mostra tutta l'opera ed il laghetto con le barche.
JFS (32429) 2013-02-10 1:23
A wonderful postcard of Madrid, i lovely shot od this marvelous park. Spring will come soon, dont worry:))))
Romano46 (5988) 2013-02-10 1:28
Hai scelto un bel soggetto per rappresentare la capitale della Spagna. Mi piace la composizione che trovo molto equilibrata ed anche la gestione della luce perchè la leggera sovraesposizione della scalinata mette in maggiore evidenza il bronzo dei leoni e delle altre figure che sono il soggetto principale . Bello anche il taglio verticale e giusto aver incluso parte del lago che rende il complesso architettonico più vivo. Buona anche la nitidezza e giusto il contrasto, non facile da gestire con le statue di bronzo.
Ciao e buona domenica
snunney (67918) 2013-02-10 3:49
The image is very well composed and has good depth. I like the lighting and agreeable natural colours. The person in the row boat helps bring the scene to life.
papagolf21 (76995) 2013-02-10 4:54
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Comme il est agréable de voir une telle composition sous une lumière printanière, où les fleurs s'amusent à nous offrir des taches de couleur.
Les sculptures bordant le lac sont très joliment présentée.
L'ensemble se regarde avec beaucoup de plaisir.
amaryllis (30381) 2013-02-10 5:35
ton cadrage ext excellent et nous offre une belle perspective sur ce joli parc avec statues, fontaines et arboré début printemps
une belle lumière et un beau ciel accompagnent l'ensemble
merci de ce partage
npecanhuk (54221) 2013-02-10 8:18
Wonderful urban space!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical formt, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Noel_Byrne (8073) 2013-02-10 9:34
Beautiful point of view you have here, to include the monumental statues, as well as the wonderful liveliness of the background with the people enjoying the water.
The lions look very proud, and like something has caught their attention, they look really excellent. the stairs make a really nice addition too. Really nicely seen!
All the best
holmertz (27216) 2013-02-10 12:52
This is a fine view of the Retiro. The picture is very well composed with a fine balance between the statues and between the steps and the lake. The dramatic looking statues show us the "fine", official face of the park, whereas the rowing-boats tell us about the way ordinary people enjoy it.
Alco (4683) 2013-02-10 19:38
Very nice point of view and composition.We can see at the same time the statues and the activities on the water.This add life to the picture.Beautiful colors.Very well done.
Have a good week.
GiovanniG (1619) 2013-02-11 0:38
Excellent capture of fine detail and color. Your chosen pov is perfection. Congratulations Gosia.
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-02-11 1:17
Very beautiful day and a superb park to spend your time. Lovely, have a fine week.
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-02-11 3:16
We have few days until spring and will revisit these wonderful pictures again. Really nice to relax here and enjoy the day. Nice pov in the well composed view, in bright light and careful choice of the architecture feature.
Have a nice weekend,
Oceania (2371) 2013-02-11 6:08
Fortunately, spring is not far.
Your wonderful picture shows a gorgeous sunny day in Madrid. It is excellent in composition and colors.
claudeD (24601) 2013-02-11 11:35
You are right. I miss the spring too.Excellent picture to remember us this beautiful days ... Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
vladic (4153) 2013-02-11 16:26
Dobrze przemyślany kadr, eksponujący walory rzeźb zdobiących park, skąpany w wiosennym słońcu.
mkamionka (24808) 2013-02-12 4:26
urocza prezentacja z Madrytu, jeszcze nigdy nie widzialem tego miejsca. Bardzo ladnie to pokazalas, robi wrazenie. Piekne letnie kolory i wakacyjna atmosfera. Przyjemnie sie oglada,
chrislo (2179) 2013-02-12 14:14
At times, we find winter too long and wish for it to end sooner. But life has its own pace, and we just have to be patient. I'm sure you had a good time in Madrid, and the lovely picture you made of this park surely reminds you of pleasant memories. I like your point of view and perspective, showing a part of the monument to King Alfonso XII and the scattered boats on the pond. A perfect place for sitting and relaxing. Great depth and detail of the structure. Nice work.
mirosu (5557) 2013-02-14 2:58
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the statues. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the lyon and woman staues but also to the boats and trees behind. The statues very well-exposed. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. Excellent!!!
adramad (27872) 2013-02-14 10:36
What a joy to see a picture of my city so beautiful .... Wonderful POV you've captured this place so great, which I very often walk.
Sensational brightness and sharpness, with the beautiful colors of spring.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
cornejo (18714) 2013-02-16 10:57
Hi Gosia, I like this photo of the interesting composition in the Retiro Park in Madrid, a beautiful and interesting image very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done with very good quality, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings from southern Spain.
eldancer1 (17330) 2013-02-17 8:59
It feels like it's already spring in Las Vegas with the temperature in the mid-60s. Nice capture of this beautiful scene. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (6322) 2013-02-18 21:06
Nice shot of the sculpture by the lake with good sharpness and clarity.Excellent composition,good presentation too.Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (38090) 2013-02-19 8:23
Good evening Gosia,
This known park offers many beautiful objects to photograph, art details like statues and a large pond.
Beautiful side angel picture of the mighty lions, two statues and fine view in depth over the lake.
Superb light on anfine day.
SWEETFREEDOM (18607) 2013-02-19 10:27
an interesting p.o.v. and great details. sharpness and colors very good.
Robert1969 (6330) 2013-02-23 0:25
A picture with a lots of diagonal lines like:
the fence, the stairs, but also from head to
head from the Lions to the background (trees).
These diagonal lines creates a lots of depth
and the vertical position emphasize that extra.
Light management and composition are as always
jusninasirun (17144) 2013-03-18 18:23
This is a well composed shot filling up the foreground with beautiful statues. The water adds perspective against a fine day with blue sky and puffy white cloud.
ines8 (5840) 2013-04-20 14:51
Wonderful place and wonderful photo,i like it a lot.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (24689)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 0:06