Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a nice view of the sunlit Alhambra at sunset, with Sierra Nevada in the background, this photo is taken from the famous Mirador de San Nicolas, in the district of Albayzin, Previously I presented other views similar but with a different light and pov. Hope you like it, then some letters on this beautiful palace.
The Alhambra is an Andalusian palace city located in Granada, Spain. This is a rich palace complex and strength (fortress or al-Qasr القصر) that housed the monarch and the court of the United Nasrid Granada. Its real appeal, as in other Muslim works of the time, not only lies in the interior decoration of which is between the peaks of Andalusian art, but also in their localization and adaptation, creating a new landscape but fully integrated with existing nature. In 2011 he became the most visited monument in Spain, receiving a record number of 2,310,764 visitors. Etymologically, "Alhambra" in Arabic is "al-Hamra '(الحمراء,' the Red '), from the name" al-Qal'a al-Hamra' ('red fortress'). In its evolution, Castilian sandwiched between m and r a b, as in "mat" which in classical Arabic was the meaning of 'redness', written as "al-humra." There are more theories to explain the origin of the name of the Alhambra, as there are other authors who argue that at the time the Alhambra was whitewashed Andalusian and its color was white. The name "red" because when it was built would be working at night, and night view from afar because of the torchlight, saw red. Other authors argue that "Alhambra" is simply the feminine name of its founder, Abu al-Ahmar, which in Arabic means 'the Red', being red.The Alhambra is a walled city (medina) occupying most of the hill of La Sabika. Muslim Granada system had its own fortress, the Alhambra therefore could function autonomously from the city. In the Alhambra were all the facilities and necessary for the people living there: the royal palace, mosques, schools, workshops, etc.. In 1238, Granada enters through the gate of Elvira, and to occupy the Palace of the Wind Gallo, Mohamed Ben-Nazar (or Nasr), called Al-Ahmar the Red (as it had a red beard). When Ben Al-Ahmar (Ben Mohamed Nazar) became the winner in Granada in the year 1238, the people received him with the cry of "Welcome the winner by the grace of Allah", he replied: "Only Allah Wins". This is the motto of the Nasrid coat and is written by the Alhambra. Ben Al-Hamar built the first nucleus of the palace. His son Mohammed II, who was a friend of Alfonso X the Wise, fortified it. The Alhambra in Granada style is the culmination of Andalusian art, what happened in the mid-fourteenth century Yusuf I, who built the Tower of Comares, and Mohamed V, who would build the Patio de los Leones. In 1492, with the conquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs, the Alhambra became the royal palace. Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Count of Tende, was the first Christian governor of the Alhambra. Hernando del Pulgar, chronicler of the time, says: "The Count of Tende and the supreme commander of Leon, Gutierrez de Cardenas, Ferdinand received the keys of Granada, Alhambra and entered the top of the Tower of Comares raised their cross and the flag. " Napoleon's invasion was a negative event for the Alhambra. In 1812, the French army in their retreat from Granada, the Alhambra decided to fly with several explosive charges connected by a wildfire. [Citation needed] By this time he had come down some defensive towers, like the Tower of the Seven Floors. [Citation needed] Only the courage of a Spanish soldier was able to avoid its total destruction, to interrupt the course of the explosions. The World Heritage Committee of Unesco declared the Alhambra and Generalife of Granada as a World Heritage Site at its meeting on 2 November 1984 and five years later, the neighborhood of the Albaicin (Al Albayzín), old medieval Muslim , got the same name as an extension of the declaration as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity of the Alhambra and the Generalife. The Alhambra was one of 21 finalists to be one of New Seven Wonders of the modern world, but ultimately was not chosen to join the group.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-14 18:59
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 289 kb
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jacquest (18809) 2013-02-28 4:33
A mix of soft and warm colors in this composition which has good deepness. I like the inclusion of the lampost and the sun on the snow on the top of the mountains. Well done.
PaulVDV (23013) 2013-02-28 4:58
A most impressive picture of the Alhambra perched on the hill and with the snowcapped mountain range of the Sierra Nevada on the background.
A beautiful light shines on the trees and on some buildings, creating nice warm tones.
Good idea to include one of the lampposts of Mirador de San Nicolas.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (58847) 2013-02-28 5:06
A fabulous view eastwards on the magnificent Alhambra and the Generalife-gardens, and the snowy Sierra-Nevada ridge rises on far.
Afternoon golden light shed a beautiful tones upon.
Grand details on a beautiful location, well taken shot.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-28 5:21
l'Andalusia è bellissima e non ha bisogno di presentazioni, ma questa tua foto è uno splendido biglietto da visita per invogliare chi ancora non l'abbia visitata a fare un viaggio nella tua terra.
Hai colto un bel momento con la neve sulle montagne, il cielo terso e l'alhambra accarezzata dal sole per fare una bella sintesi di questa città e di questo ben monumento.
Complimenti per l'ottima realizzazione che si distingue anche per una eccellente nitidezza.
Ottime le note.
Ciao e buona giornata
Sergiom (61906) 2013-02-28 6:11
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue avec le beau lampadaire qui s'accroche au coin gauche de la composition, le célèbre bâtiment et les montagnes enneigées qui complètent le tout.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-02-28 6:49
Fantastic view of this palace presnted in a great panoramic format. Good use of the light to creat f/g interest and a sense of depth/scale.
abmdsudi (44238) 2013-02-28 8:39
A super landscape, great that you have managed to catch the low warm light on time, sure you are so pleased with the outcome with the golden tone catching on the the whole valley and the snow mountain is so eye-catching. I think it is a classic image where it is not too bright or dark. Very natural tenderly, the depth with sufficient detail in the fg. I find this is superb with the blending of sunset atmosphere with other parts are just amazing. Awesome shot, Congrats
Nicou (124129) 2013-02-28 8:43
quelle vue avec la lampe dans le cadrage superbe image et captage ces montagnes en fond dans la douceur et ce village et ces beaux édifices superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (86723) 2013-02-28 12:33
Excellent composition and frame.
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-28 12:39
Very pleasant light in this photo! I like the nice focus on the street-lamp in the foreground - it gives the sense of realness to the whole landscape, which seems to be so far away, in those warm subdued colors,,,it could be an oil painting!
"Alhambra" by American author Washington Irving coincidentally was the first book I read in English without a dictionary, when I just started to learn the language)) I was so impressed by that book, I am still fascinated by all things relating to Alhambra. Hope to visit it some day in the future!
npecanhuk (66814) 2013-02-28 18:26
Lovely, beautiful and charming picture!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-02-28 20:20
An amazingly beautiful snapshot of this spectacular sunset and fabulous architecture. Beautiful work and wonderfully executed. Colors, sharpness, clarity , light are fantastic. Tfs. I like it a lot.
All the best,
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-02-28 21:28
Superb landscape shot from you with the lamp in the FG.A great use of light and colors. The deep depth of field is excellent.Sharpness and clarity are perfect. Very well done, TFS.
danos (87873) 2013-02-28 23:42
nice the panoramic view of the place from this advantage POV.I like the beauty of the place with the warm afternoon light to makes the scene so beautiful and unique.
Have a good day,Danos
claudeD (33584) 2013-03-01 6:59
wonderful evening sunshine picture from Spain with a perfect composition and with an amazing atmosphere. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (28961) 2013-03-01 7:47
Awesome panoramic view of this beautiful city and the snow-covered mountain. I like the idea of including the lamp. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ourania (32763) 2013-03-01 12:05
the splendid architecture of the palace and the beauty of the surrounding natural scenery have been captured and presented in a very appealing way. Depth and clarity are excellent. I love how you have captured so many details as well as wonderful natural colours and the warmth and shadows of the afternoon. The atmosphere is so romantic and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mayjayne (3525) 2013-03-02 0:10
What a delightful composition filled with charming buildings, warm lighting effect amidst a background of snow capped mountains !
berek (40015) 2013-03-02 22:40
Good morning Spain and my friend.
I love lights and your lovely Smoot composition. Mountains look lovely on the background.
Have a nice Sunday.
SWEETFREEDOM (22878) 2013-03-03 0:27
very nice picture with the historical palace in fg and the snow covered mountains in bg.
nice the lamplight in fg.
Silvio1953 (124525) 2013-03-03 0:34
Ciao Angel, greatPOV on fantastic place, lovely composition with lamp in FG, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-03-03 1:09
wonderful panorama picture of Granada and its most famous landmark-The Alhambra.I like the way you composed the scene with the stylish lamp in the foreground.But even more I like the time of the day you immortalized the scene.It brings out so delightful colors out of this scene and let the scene appear so magnificent and warm to us.Great work my friend and truly delightful view!
Have a nice sunday
raszid62 (18583) 2013-03-03 1:17
Gran vista de uno de los palacios más hermosos y los más hermosos en el mundo ubicados. En el trasfondo de la alta Sierra Nevada. Una vez fui a través de un paseo en bicicleta con Capileira a Granada ruta que conduce a través del Pico de La Valetta. Fue maravilloso. Por supuesto, al día siguiente visitó la Alhambra. Una experiencia inolvidable.
Maravillosa fotografía en colores hermosos y de excelente calidad.
adramad (38830) 2013-03-03 9:07
Sensacional el bonito POV que has realizado de la Alhambra, es una vista magnifica que abarca todo el conjunto con Sierra Nevada al fondo, la nieve le añade encanto, el farol esta sensacionalmente colocado, pues añade un encanto especial.
Esplendida tanto la gran nitidez, como la buena luminosidad.
Disfruta de una buena tarde de domingo.
Rafer (15385) 2013-03-03 12:43
Preciosa foto granadina.. luz y commposiciòn muy bonitas.... Saludos Angel
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-03-04 10:21
Very impressive view over this beautiful Alhambra and snowy mountains .
Beautiful place and photo, great POV, great framing and composition!
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-05 8:44
this is not only very beautiful place but you also chose fantastic time to take photo of it. The light is wonderful and casts lovely golden reflections on the buildings and on the mountains on the horizon.
Nice composition with the stylish lamp in the foreground.
Thanks for sharing
josepmarin (57831) 2013-03-08 2:15
me gusta esta farola en el primer plano, abriendo ante nuestros ojos una espectacular vista de La Alhambra y de Sierra Nevada al fondo, en una imagen limpia, nítida y con una gran profundidad.
La luz del atardecer y los tonos cálidos que bañan esta maravilla de arquitectura y de paisaje, crean una imagen muy sugerente y atractiva.
Buen encuadre, elegante composición, y excelente resultado.
JFS (32459) 2013-03-10 1:07
Una de las vistas más bonitas de España, casi te se escapa en sunset....Esto nos pasa habitualmente:)))Preciosa!
willperrett (7420) 2013-03-11 13:13
Lovely warm tones, even if this is March. The mountains in the background are beautiful, and the old-fashioned lamp gives a little foreground interest. But do I detect a bit of a halo round it, maybe from burning in the sky??
adores (38134) 2013-03-11 18:24
Bonita composição, com o magnifico Alhambra e o candeeiro à esquerda. Gosto da serra coberta de neve, ao fundo. A luz está muito boa!
fds (8508) 2013-03-12 14:54
caro amico mio scusa il ritardo con cui ti rispondo
davvero bellissima questa panoramica sull'alhambra con tutte le montagne sullo sfondo
colori molto belli e quella lanterna sulla sinistra è davvero una favola arricchendo e personalizzando questa bella cartolina
buonanotte da pisa caro amico
Hansaphotos (6913) 2013-03-15 8:03
Wonderful scenery you`ve captured here, Angel. The lamp post creates a anchor and a nice foreground interest. A well balanced scene with the impressive moutains as a marvellous background. A great view of the palace too. Excellent work:) TFS. Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32722)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-14
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-28 4:01