These are the arches of the famous Mezquita, the Cathedral of Cordoba. I have uploaded an external shot of this beautiful cathedral taken from across the river and also many internal shots depicting the Catholic, as opposed to the Moorish, part of the Cathedral. A truly magnificent place in an equally enchanting town.
Canon 5D MkII
17mm using 17-40mm lens
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snunney (101748) 2014-02-17 3:44
Lighting conditions were not easy and there is obvious evidence of over-exposure. Nevertheless, you have managed to produce a fine image of this amazing architecture with its repeating ranks of columns. Lovely warm colours and excellent clarity.
macjake (69831) 2014-02-17 4:47
i didn't get to see your 'phantom' photo which was deleted by the mods...but good for you to not let it get to your head! :)
i think our friend Luis posted a photo of this same subject not too long ago.
looking at this i feel as if i'm in one of those funny circus glass/mirror houses where everything is reflection and you don't know whats real haha
not much you can do about the one section of harsh light, but the desired effect of the patterns and colors has worked well.
getting dizzy :)
good to see you back
Sergiom (82931) 2014-02-17 4:55
Long time no see. You came back with a vengeance. I tried o lot of those during my visit there.But it as the argentic times and it was expensive.
Very good success with the play of lights.
Have a good day
lousat (93714) 2014-02-17 4:59
Ciao Lisa,non sei stata fortunata con la luce e qualche pezzo e' uscito sovraesposto,ma lo spettacolo offerto da questa celebre sale è comunque impressionante,grande effetto 3D e prospettiva,prima o poi ci andro' anche io a vederla...ehhee...buonanotte! Luciano
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-17 5:05
Hi Lisa - What a fascinating collection of arches; almost a forest of them rising upwards to the heavens. The graphical look of the repeating curves and stripes remind me of the 'Op Art' of the 1960's, I wonder if this would convert to B&W? For such an old building your shot gives it a contemporary look. I think you managed the light as well as possible considering the tricky conditions. Hope all cintinues well with Mama. Rosemary
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-17 5:09
Very nice interior photo with excellent details. Nice tight composition, superb low angle viewpoint. Only the very bright central part is a bit distracting this beautiful photo from famous historical place in Cordoba.
Wish you a very nice week.
baclama (18836) 2014-02-17 6:28
quelle fabuleuse salle!!
un plafond que tu as merveilleusement mis en valeur!
ikeharel (73559) 2014-02-17 8:58
Endless returning pattern of the beautiful archs inside the Masquita, Lisa - there is no POV to collect a full view and the whole number of those archs.
Fine light and clarity, always you do so, impressive indoor's shot.
There are 856 pillars, and one scholar described them as "rows of palm-trees in the oasis of Syria", he must had been a Moory himself, yielding to what was considered back than the famous capital of the Arab world.
Pleasent to look at, a memories recollection for me.
ktanska (28168) 2014-02-17 12:10
It must be sibling rivalry as they all look alike!
Beautiful orange toned light. Very special stripe themed arches that looks simply amazing. And your upwards angle gives good appreciation to them.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2014-02-17 12:12
You have a knack for uploading pictures that make me go ooooohhh. Similar to the 90's dance song, things that make you go ooooh. I bet they never expected a Moorish cathedral to be an answer to that question.
This is an amazing place, the repeating patterns, the way the Romanesque arches have been broken with the candy cane striping and that light! Its like God himself heard how beautiful this place is in opened the roof to take a peep. Such depth, it seems this place is truly ginormogantic. Love this perspective too, as I always like pics that make me feel a little dizzy. (no wheat juice on a school night, so I'll stare at your pic a while instead, haha).
Thanks as always Lisa,
tyro (25946) 2014-02-17 14:08
Ciao cara Lisa,
Well there's no mistaking that this must be the part with the Moorish architecture! And you have captured it exceptionally well considering what must obviously have been very diffult and contrasty lighting conditions.
Your composition is excellent, the row upon row of "diminishing" arches being most appealing and the colours being vibrant and strong. O.K., there are some small areas which are "blown out" because of overly bright light, but that's not concerning as they do not detract from the general appeal of the image.
Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and exquisite depth of field and sharpness throughout.
carlo62 (50914) 2014-02-17 14:59
ho visto questi archi in varie foto, il loro susseguirsi è molto bello esteticamente e visivamente, ma la tua versione è molto originale, hai sempre un modo molto personale di interpretare ciò che vedi e di gran gusto ricercato.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-02-17 15:14
Ciao cara Lisa,
Incredibile architettura! Impressionante cattura di questi archi con grande prospettiva. Complimenti!
Ti auguro una bella settimana.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-18 0:40
Nice title, well correlated!
A fine photo of these endless succession of arches. Very unique and beautiful architecture of this cathedral. The strong light streaking in the middle is an exposure nightmare but you manged it prefectly. The lovely warm colour is very atmospheric. Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
willperrett (11294) 2014-02-18 3:49
It's like a rabbit warren in there. I've not visited Cordoba, though we're off to Granada next week. Another time for Cordoba perhaps. Knowing your OCD tendencies, shared with John, and actually me too, I have to say the contrast here is so large, the highlights appear burnt-out, and the artificial light has given a strong yellow colour cast, though that's actually quite attractive...
photoray (13981) 2014-02-18 8:55
Very attractive view of Cordoba Cathedral's Moorish arches, one on top of another infinity, and enhanced by the night lighting. Like a wonderland of architecture gone crazy and beautiful.
abmdsudi (55670) 2014-02-18 9:12
Sincerely, the hot spot has really let you down distracting the architectural beauty of this famous architecture! and minus that it still a breath taking shot. Well done.
mkamionka (38415) 2014-02-19 9:07
I remember when I first saw the arches I started to dream about visiting this place and indeed the reality was beautiful. But I am still not quite happy with the photos which I took over there. Nice composition here exploring the repeated motive of the arch. You have captured it in an extraordinary light, which introduced a nice atmosphere. I was quite surprised for a while thinking how the burned out elements happened but then I understood it.
Great work, which gives away the essence of Mezquita very well.
PaulVDV (29871) 2014-02-20 4:19
A wonderful presentation of these arches, the upper part of the world famous pillar forest.
Everything is bathing in a bright warm red light.
What an impressive space! Excellent perspective.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-21 1:00
I must say the amount of these arches create here so fascinating architectural "chaos".And also the lighting makes the ambience of the scene so magnificent,that it´s hard to get our eyes from the scene.
Superb composition and good work in this difficult light conditions.
Wish You a nice weekend
ChrisJ (116108) 2014-02-21 7:03
I was here just a few weeks before you! I wasn't really happy with many of the shots I took. Might upload a few to facebook to see what response I get. But I really like the low shooting angle here and the ambiance from the yellow red lighting. Amazing repetition of the patterns and shapes of the columns and arches. Tfs!
emka (100959) 2014-02-21 22:46
Ciao Lisa, Fantastic arches of Mezquita. This forest of columns looks really wonderful. Very fine picture of magnificent architecture. I am looking forward to see it through my lenses in May.
Have a nice weekend
Angshu (56760) 2014-03-03 23:12
The repeating patterns of the arches and the red & alternating white designs works beautifully for graphism. This picture does full justice to what a wide lens is all about. Very nice!