The distinctive yellow flowers of Rudbeckia hirta or Black-eyed Susan thrives the world over. These particular blooms in a raised and terracotta tiled flowerbed, were in the churchyard of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman in Benalmadena Pueblo. This church is the oldest in the municipality of Benalmadena and is built on the site of where historically the town was born.
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siudzi (31767) 2014-03-31 1:13
What a charming view this! Really like the way you built this composition with an interesting textures presentation in the foreground. Beautifully seen and executed. TFS!
Have a nice week!
dip (23510) 2014-03-31 1:15
wonderful colorful composition,perfect framed with the terracotta tiled and the yellow/orange flowers in the foreground to add wonderful warm tones and to lead the eye in the beautiful church in background,
very well done!
dta (62348) 2014-03-31 1:21
Hello Brian ,
Wow ! I like that . The architecture , and the splendid composition , with the pine trees , the flowers , and the curve of the red alley in the FG .
chrislo (4149) 2014-03-31 1:38
What a lovely composition, full of charm and atmosphere. The curved shape of the little brick wall, the bending tree and the attractive bunch of colourful flowers are a wonderful introduction to this picture. The white church stands out beautifully against the clear blue sky, and the play of light and shadows gives a really nice touch to the scene. A perfectly executed image with excellent sharpness and depth of field.
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-03-31 2:02
this picture is of superb quality - my sincere congratulations! The vertical format has been great choice for this scene and the way you used the terracotta curve and bright colored flowers to create focal point in the foreground is very eye catching. The tree frames the image in very pretty and natural way and the church in the distance despite small size is very charming and interesting.
Great colors and contrast, super sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
snunney (78751) 2014-03-31 2:21
A very attractive composition with lovely rich tones. Perfectly composed with the brick path directing us toward the lamp and the church. Excellent light management.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-03-31 3:14
Good Morning Brian,
The richly coloured tiles, with associated toning flowers, makes an expressive curve to lead towards focal, beautifully detailed church. I just love the inclusion of the tree, which is very important in the overall composition, anchoring the f/g and overhanging the whole scene with its natural framing.
Have a great week,
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-31 4:26
Nice curve leading the eye to the church. Good composition and POV.
npecanhuk (60132) 2014-03-31 4:37
Wow! Every single detail in this one is so charming, lovely and beautiful and you photographed them all in such an outstanding way!
Chosen pov, composition, saturated colors, exposure, level of sharpness, vertical format, contrasts and dof are all superb photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
A great image for a Monday morning!
TFS - congrats,
Have an excellent week,
SnapRJW (28828) 2014-03-31 4:44
This is lovely Brian - The orange 'Black-eyed-Susans' and rustic red bricks make a super FG detail and their warm colours tie in nicely with the terracotta pots standing either side of the church doors immediately adding depth and dynamism to the shot. The church itself is attractively projected against the blue sky and the contrasting warm and cool tones are super.
Janusz1974 (2593) 2014-03-31 5:37
Magnificent architecture in this nice picture from Spain.
Excelent colors. Good light and bright facade view, so nicely captured.
Nicou (115244) 2014-03-31 6:42
quelle belle église blanche en fond avec ce cadrage des troncs des arbres sueprbe vue e tiamge emrvielleux et ce chemin de brique rouge le fleurs jaunes sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
rychem (18819) 2014-03-31 8:47
It is a very nice photo with great composition, I like the curve in the FG and the little church in the BG, great atmosphere of the entire photo
dekanski (2180) 2014-03-31 9:22
I like the way you've displayed a small church, and the title also.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-03-31 10:07
i colori compiscono immediatamente con i loro toni caldi, ma la caratteristica più bella è senz'altro la composizione che fa parno sull'aiuola in primo piano che con la sua curva disegna uno scenario che conduce lo sgurdo verso la chiesa.
Un ottimo soggetto ripreso da un POV straordinariamente ben scelto.
Ciao e buona settimana
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-03-31 11:08
A small and beautiful church in a wonderful presentation!
Excellent composition, a nicely balanced picture, perfect sharpness, good detailed and beautiful and contrasting colours.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (20073) 2014-03-31 13:15
Learning from each other has to be the best element of this website, and this has taught me a new view wh I have to admit, I would not have to take. A perfect compositn taking in this fine terracotta curve (that would also be a good name for a band) as well as the fine detail of the church. Depth of field has been shared between oth important elements perfectly well. Nicely done, if I had a beard I would be scratching it thoughtfully looking at this and admiring the choice of view you went for.
Thanks as always
carlo62 (26816) 2014-03-31 13:55
un titolo originale e perfetto, come la tua composizione.
Eccellente la messa a fuoco e ottima l'esposizione, c'è un bel gioco di luci e ombre sul pavimento.
Semplice e bella l'architettura della chiesa, il cielo blu la rende ancora più attraente.
Corry (4506) 2014-03-31 20:57
Beau point de vue sur cette église avec les fleurs en avant-plan. La pierre dirige naturellement le regard vers l'église. Très bonne netteté de l'image avec de belles couleurs. Bon cadrage. Bravo.
jjcordier (72602) 2014-03-31 22:11
Belle et intéressante composition exploitant bien la couleur des bordures et des fleurs en premier plan.
dkmurphys (45827) 2014-03-31 23:52
This is a perfect composition with all the elements having a high role in the scene. Great work!
Have a nice day.
mkamionka (29153) 2014-04-01 8:17
this is such a beautiful composition! Brilliant idea to use the bricks in the foreground. I think I will steal this idea in the future. It makes a great curve, plus you have also these lovely flowers, and the bent tree, and a wonderful sky. This makes all a fantastic presentation of this little charming church. I love it!
HimalAnda (8494) 2014-04-01 11:58
The composition is very good. The curve on the foreground drives the eye toward the church in the background. Well done!
GyurMaster (509) 2014-04-01 13:01
Everything fits in this image: excellent composition, nice ligts and colours! Congratulation!
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-04-01 23:44
what can I say more than a masterpiece!
It´s really great how you used this curved pavement to build the whole perspective and visual impact of the scene.And apart from that I enjoy here these trees making really nice natural frame for the church.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (94348) 2014-04-02 7:28
I didn't care much for Madrid but southern Spain was wonderful and here is yet another reason why. Love the curving terracotta path and strong warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and red tiles. Well composed with the tree at right partially framing the bg church. Tfs!
taypejka (1457) 2014-04-02 9:40
Very rich composition and attractive angle to shoot the photo. Great vivid colours. Generally speaking a very charming place.
shreya2000 (775) 2014-04-02 23:16
Excellent pic showing all the details. The flowers, the architecture, the tree, the path....many things.
Thanks for sharing.
mjw364 (6992) 2014-04-07 6:15
Sharp and clear, colourful and well composed with nice textures and contrasts bewtenn colours and areas of light and shade. All the key elements of a well crafted image created with a photographers eye. Good low viewpoint and love the way those flowers "pop" in the FG.
cornejo (27421) 2014-04-07 11:10
Hi Brian, this is another great photograph of another magnificent composition, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
adores (33912) 2014-04-27 6:33
Beautiful, the little church and the foreground with the curve of bricks and the little flowers. The sunlight really makes them stand out. A well thought composition, with very good colours!
jmdias (51941) 2014-06-08 12:41
amazing use of elements in this vertical compo. the flowers, the curve of the bricks and the small church created a group of elements perfectly matched here. congratulations, like ever.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (44389)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2014-03-31 0:59
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