Street colors from Cartagena, northen Colombia facing the carribean sea. This photo is from the amazing old colonial city, a world herritage site. The architetural beauty of this place is stunning, everywhere you look are vivid colored houses with great personal details.
The city was founded 1533 by don Pedro de Heredia and rapidly became one of the most important Spanish settlements in the new world. It was here most of the african slaves arrived and sent further away across the continent. This was also the most important port for the Spanish treasure fleet and became a popular target for pirates and privateers. The city was sacked 1580 by a huge pirate attack cooridinated by Sir Francis Drake. After the defeat they began the construction of a mighty impressive fort to defend all the treasures waiting transportation to europe.
All the riches accumulated here and all the rich people living here led to a city center litterary packed with colonial mansions, artistic buildings and many churches.
The colors of this photo is all original. I've sharpened the edges and changed the brightness/contrast a bit.
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betogrein (2232) 2005-07-07 20:41
Composition is excellent, and colors are great...
eladen (239) 2005-07-07 20:41
I love this photo! The colors make it seem so ALIVE! I esp. like the shadows on the pink builing. And though I know you didn't control the color of the sky I think it's great that it matches the accent colors of the building.
ares (0) 2005-07-07 20:59
These colours literally vibrate! Thanks for exposing us to this beautiful image.
LCannon (2796) 2005-07-10 1:02
This is a very bright, beautiful, charming city shot. I love all the different colored balconies. It must be a lovely city to visit, very clear sharp, super lighting and colors, well done.
fayeulle (27827) 2005-07-10 6:41
Great shot with falshing colors.
I think that this can be enhanced with a perspective correction and a better frame.
Is it dangerous to visit Colombia ?
Regards and congratulations
MisterWhite (340) 2005-07-13 5:46
You just have to love those colors!
Thanks for sharing
sofiii (20) 2005-07-18 18:04
I like your point of view here and those colors.
Thanks for this picture and your interesting note! Well done :)
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-07-26 10:33
Very nice picture you post here. I like the vivid colours of the houses and the composition. I'm just curious how is the larger view of this town. TFS
michalu (810) 2005-07-27 7:25
Cartagena must be a colorfull place. Very niche photo I like it
- Copyright: Jakob Rutqvist (rutti) (249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S50 digital
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Latino´s Colors [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-07 20:35
- Favorites: 1 [view]