Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a view of the square of St. John of God and the access gallery to the town of the historic city of Cadiz, hope you like the strong contrast between light and shadow, then some letters the city.
Cádiz is a city and municipality located in the Spanish province of Cádiz , in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the extreme southwest of continental Europe . It is the capital of the homonymous and adjacent province Jerez de la Frontera is one of the two principal cities in the metropolitan area of the Bay of Cádiz -Jerez , third population center of Andalusia and one of the most economically active and industrially , in Andalusia, Spain . Also conforms with the municipalities of Chiclana de la Frontera , El Puerto de Santa María , Jerez de la Frontera , Puerto Real, and San Fernando Rota the Association of Municipalities Bay of Cadiz. Today Cadiz is known for his long and influential history, one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and archaeological remains dating back 3100 years, not only nationally but also for its importance in processes such as the Punic Wars , Romanisation of Iberia, the discovery and conquest of America, the establishment of the liberal regime in Spain with its first constitution and its subsequent influence of this for made independent constitutions of the former Spanish colonies. The history of Cádiz is typical of a city marked by its strategic military and commercial situation , halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the oldest Phoenician settlements in the West. Since its founding by the Tyrians , according to the classical tradition 80 years after the Trojan War ( 1104 a.) , Was a city facing the sea and trade. Her left Hannibal to conquer Italy and Julius Caesar himself was granted the title of civitas federata the Roman Senate. The city reached great prosperity in Roman times . Amphitheatres , aqueducts and becomes the second most populous city of the Empire for a short period are constructed . During this time living in the city more than five hundred equites ( a caste of notable citizens ) , rivaling Padua and Rome itself. During the crisis of the third century of the Roman Empire, the same drop this and Visigothic conquest , the city enters a significant decline , entering a dark time and losing the provincial capital and its commercial and strategic importance . The collapse of the commercial networks of the Empire, Gades as necessary to any coastal city, did most . The style of wide open city of antiquity slowly gave way to a small walled city, style common in the Middle Ages . Desperate economic necessity , many of these ancient inhabitants of Gades were forced to give up basic rights for protection of large landowners and peoples from the interior , for example Asido Caesarina Augusta. The first became a middle class of free citizens called colonus . The city was conquered by the Byzantines in 522 , conquered by the Visigoths in 620 and conquered by the troops of Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 , the Battle of Guadalete . During that time he demolished the statue of Hercules, in the temple of Hercules. The reconquest of Cádiz is included in the recapture of the Guadalquivir (1243-1262) , incorporated in 1264 to the crown of Castile. Not until the Reconquista when it They establish in the Bay of Cadiz shipyards actual Crown of Castile and the beginning of the Age of Discovery , when the city emerges with great momentum. From left numerous ports discoverers like Christopher Columbus or Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and conquerors in colonial times , which allowed the rich and centuries later , the creation of a bourgeois , liberal and revolutionary society. As a city that had the monopoly of trade with America , home of the House of Trade and Fleet Indian , was the scene of numerous naval battles and creating the first Spanish constitution . In 1766 Carlos III definitely promoted the emancipation of Lion Island with the foundation and appointment of the first session in the new detached villa by Royal Decree with the name of Villa de la Real Isla de León . In decline, after his involvement in the War of Independence and sunk after the loss of Cuba , the city does not stop growing in population ( in the sense of benefiting rural exodus , especially from the Janda ) , until the early nineties and especially from the period 1996-2010 , a period in which around 20,000 have left the city of Cadiz . So far it has not regained its importance at the state level .
Source Wikipedia , more info at the source .
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-05-28 11:34
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 227 kb
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jhm (151376) 2014-04-27 5:16
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Also your picture in two parts, with light and dark
Lovely architecture picture with all these nice buildings
Depth and perspective make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday from Belgium,
Sergiom (77253) 2014-04-27 5:33
Ici tu nous offre adroitement le choix entre marcher au soleil ou prendre le côté de l'ombre. J'aime les fleurs en pleine floraison ainsi que les palmiers sur la belle place.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-27 5:36
un peccato che la differenza di esposizione, troppo marcata, non ti abbia permesso di evidenziare nella foto anche la vita che si svolge sotto i portici, che, però si percepisce in ogni caso.
I ogni caso la composizione è molto buona con la contrapposiuzione tra la parte esposta al sole e la parte in ombra nella quale curve e linee disegnano un bel tracciato.
Anche i colori si contrappongono e creano una piacevole commisione.
Ciao e buona domenica
npecanhuk (74814) 2014-04-27 5:42
I really like this one here!
The light was hard but you managed it quite well!
Highlighs are the horizontal format, chosen pov and composition, though!
Muchas gracias por compartirla!
Noel_Byrne (30459) 2014-04-27 5:44
Two images in one here, a very nice considered angle to include both the bright colorful streets, and the wonderful depth of the darker corridor. Really nicely done to balance the light between them so well, I would imagine this was quite difficult to do. Its come out perfect anyway.
It reminds me of one of those scenes from a movie, where you must choose your path. Brightness, color and flowers, or darkness and no return. Nicely done :)
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-27 6:49
Cute photo of this scene in Cadiz, I like the fact the archway into a mall of sorts is dark, and there for mysterious.
Well managed and presented.
You have a pleasant Sunday afternoon and evening.
jacquest (18927) 2014-04-27 7:19
The contrast between ligh and shadow makes a good natural contrast and the distance on each sides creates deepness. Shadow or ligh invites for a walk depending on the feeling of the moment.
Nicou (139940) 2014-04-27 8:29
quel contraste de plans sueprbe image et captage ces arches en plus sombre brun et les personnages et la vue dans la partie éclairée sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-04-27 11:35
Wonderfully captured image, nice light control. It's not an easy shot, the light contrast is strong, but you managed excellently.
carlo62 (46353) 2014-04-27 11:55
sembrano due foto accostate, sono due parti talmente diverse e in contrasto che non sembrano appartenere allo stesso luogo.
Bella idea e bella realizzazione.
rychem (34507) 2014-04-27 22:16
The arcade is really eyecatching, fantastic long perspective, very nice photo
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-27 23:34
an original photo with effective composition, the POV is very attractive. Superb impression,
Graal (102570) 2014-04-28 0:54
another nice place and view from Cadiz. Amazing arcades and flowers. Fine game of light with shadows. Good presentation, interesting note.
Have a nice day.
claudeD (38074) 2014-04-28 2:36
very fine picture from Cadiz with a very good light managment and sharpness. I like your informative note very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (44798) 2014-04-28 8:26
Fuerte contraste entre sombras y luces, en esta bonita imagen de las calles de Cadiz, una escena muy viva con la presencia de la gente y a la cual ls flores y palmeras, añaden gran belleza.
Muy bien equilibrada la iluminación y muy buena nitidez.
Bien hecho. Me gusta mucho la viveza del color.
Te deseo una buena semana.
Un fuerte abrazo, amigo mio.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-29 7:23
A good balance between light and shadow. Nice composition with good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (52963) 2014-04-29 7:34
Very attractively composed image and another excellent advert for the City. A wonderful slice of life street scene, I really like how the arches and the people pull the eye into the image Wonderfully rich coloured and clarity with sense of depth, Well done shot, Congrats
nedasepanloo (234) 2014-04-29 12:45
I love your smart pov,really nice picture.
thanks for sharing
ourania (44254) 2014-04-29 14:25
what an interesting and stark division of a frame, the dark portico and the bright city view are combined and contrasted superbly. There's great depth and perspective in both parts, comprehensible details and sense of movement. The view through the portico is a little too dark maybe but this makes the clear and colourful view on the square so pleasant. An original idea that you carried through boldly and effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-29 20:19
pero que comentario!!impresionante!!!
y una imagen que enseña una parte de Cádiz con el contraste architectonico y chromático..
una linda postal!!
Royaldevon (37925) 2014-04-30 1:50
This shot is very different, with what appears to be two quite different places in the one scene; we have light and sunshine, flowers and an unending space. In comparison, a shady, tightly compact corridor with prescriptive movement rather than freedom.
Well seen and well photographed.
Have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (140700) 2014-04-30 12:27
Ciao Angel, composizione accurata ed originale, sei riuscito a tenere insieme due situazioni diversissime di luce con un ottima scelta di esposizione, ottima la profondità data dal portico, bella scenetta di vita urbana, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (64130) 2014-04-30 22:41
Hello my dear friend
at first many wishes for the 1st day of May
with a view of the square of St John of God
your notes are very useful and help everybody
to understand more for this place
it is a very interesting shot divorsed
into two parties the first one into
the lights and the second one into dark
you are wellcome in Greece
Cricri (117853) 2014-05-01 10:56
Un contraste autant dans la lumière, les couleurs et l'architecture, bien cadrer et présentation intéressante
ikeharel (69765) 2014-05-03 0:58
Nicely divided pic. space between the archade in relative darkness - and in contrast the outskirts of Cadiz mid-town beautiful plaza and architecture's.
People gave yet another dimension to the fine photo.
Buen fin de semana,
delpeoples (57278) 2014-05-04 3:44
Hola dear Angel
A superb quality photo, where you have so expertly balanced the light and shade between the two halves of the photo. I like the perspective of the repeating arches and the dynamism of the left hand side of the photo. It is almost like 2 photos in 1. Well done.
macjake (66972) 2014-05-06 10:17
light and dark!
thats always a scene i actually try to avoid at all costs! I can never seem to get the exposure correct and i'm usually unhappy with the results.
here though it works so well. the lighter shade of yellow through that 'tunnel' on the rightl illuminates the dark shade nicely.
you have yourself a fine light/shadow combination photo. well done
PaulVDV (28215) 2014-05-10 16:31
Very interesting and beautiful combination of those two quite different parts of the picture, the darker archway with the repetition of lamps, columns and arches and the exterior view in bright sunlight with the palmtrees, the flowers and the visitors.
Very good light management.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (41303)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 5:08