I wish you all a great new year and I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. We were in Madrid this Christmas and I start the series with this iconic image from Puerta del Sol.
The Puerta del Sol ("Gate of the Sun") is a public square in Madrid, one of the best known and busiest places in the city. This is the centre (Km 0) of the radial network of Spanish roads. The square also contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year. The New Year's celebration has been broadcast live on national television since 31 December 1962.
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lousat (97515) 2017-01-03 1:16
Hi Daniel,welcome back with this very lovely night view from Madrid,there is the fest mood in the composition,the usual top sharpness and bright lights,well done. Happy new year to you too and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (59044) 2017-01-03 1:33
I think Christmas in Madrid is quite different to one in Stockholm. Madrid may have more majestic sights, but Stockholm has more water ;-). This is a fine photo from the black hours with splendid illuminations. The black, blue and yellow areas are all well exposed and there is enough activity in the street to make me happy.
I wish you a nice 2017.
Royaldevon (43325) 2017-01-03 1:57
A very festive scene that I definitely wanted to look at.
It is a fine example of a well managed night shot.
The artificial lights give excellent illumination, the aspect is well chosen and there is a wonderful, Christmassy atmosphere.
Have a great day,
snunney (106459) 2017-01-03 2:17
Great capture of this square busy with people on Christmas Eve. I like the point of view and the well rendered warm/cool tonal contrasts. Happy New Year 2017.
Nicou (150964) 2017-01-03 2:26
merci pareillement très bonne année 2017 et quel,e vue quelle lumière sur cette place avec ce sapins ces illuminations ces façade quel de monde aussi qui font la fête superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Tue (43386) 2017-01-03 2:48
Great view of this square and all its many festive Christmas decorations and illuminations. The contrast between the golden and blue colours are great and I like the busy mood throughout the photo. Happy 2017!
npecanhuk (78497) 2017-01-03 3:31
Wonderful urban enviroment!
Lovely Christmas decorations!
Beautiful, attractive and agreeable night urban picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
My best wishes for the New Year of 2017!!!!!!
jhm (159925) 2017-01-03 5:06
I like the enlightenment of the street and buildings
Also an excellent depth and perspective picture.
A nice original colours, and lovely contrast composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (88217) 2017-01-03 6:03
Elle est vraiment très belle cette place immense de Madrid. C'est beau de jour mais encore plus de nuit surtout avec cette illumination du temps des fêtes. Superbe ligne de fuite.
cornejo (46726) 2017-01-03 10:41
Hello Daniel, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life in the famous Puerta del Sol in Madrid, very well captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
All the best from the South of Spain.
Happy New Year.
COSTANTINO (69604) 2017-01-03 10:44
Hello dear Daniel and have a nice time
and a happy new year 2017 full of
health and happiness
what a beautiful decorated place!!!
it is a real dream full of lights
and colors this is a fine photo
during the night with dreamy
Energysavingelk (2810) 2017-01-03 11:56
obviously a very lively and natural party scene - we had a lot of trouble with sexual infringement by north african young men at Cologne last year and responded with a overdose of policemen this year.
A happy and prosperous New Year for you and all your family!
Regards from Rhineland
Fis2 (106292) 2017-01-03 13:06
Wonderful christmas scene.
Good frame and superb colors.
Happy New Year!
Gigidusud (21247) 2017-01-03 13:19
Splendid postcard from Madrid, the square illuminated is splendid. A beautiful Christmas scene, thank you.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
carlo62 (54900) 2017-01-03 14:15
c'è un grande movimento in questa piazza addobbata e illuminata, del resto siamo a Madrid, non poteva essere diversamente.
Mi piace che questa tradizione dura dal 1962, è l'anno della mia nascita!!!!
Buon anno anche a te
bukitgolfb301 (45115) 2017-01-03 18:13
Hi dear Daniel
So stlish and fashinating image in the perfect farmework and composition. First of all I appreciate this color and light touch, quite marvelous to see.
Widefocus appraoch makes so comfortable mood.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
emka (106662) 2017-01-03 23:03
hello Daniel, You like to travel during Christmas. Last year it was Stockholm, now you went to Madrid. Wonderful view of the Puerta del Sol with the Christmas illumination. amazing how many people there. In Poland, all stay at home with the most celebrate dinner.
Happy New Year
Cricri (125818) 2017-01-04 1:43
Magnifique ambiance de fêtes , avec toutes ces décorations lumineuses, très belle nocturne
I wish you a Happy New Year!
ikeharel (78229) 2017-01-04 1:49
The very center of the city, attractive all year round - but especially with those holiday's decorations.
A well mastered night scene, crisp with shining white illuminations, and good contrast to the dark sky and the mild yellow light o the plaza.
People, as always added vividness and vibrant scale on this picture.
Silvio1953 (152867) 2017-01-04 10:09
Ciao Daniel, lovely greetings card withfantastic lights, nice composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (49504) 2017-01-04 15:16
What a surprise, find this beautiful image of Madrid, that you have captured this Christmas, if I knew you were coming, we could have found and have a coffee, because you know I live in Madrid .....
Very nice colorful, and good quality the image.
Have a good day and happy 2017.
abmdsudi (57644) 2017-01-04 19:28
It's a magical place, it must be fairy-tale at night with all the crowd putting all the fun and festivity in its place. Rich and interesting with its lovely vibrant true colours and good composition. Congrats
Belated HNY 2017
kordinator (22515) 2017-01-05 1:18
Wonderful Christmas and New Year's card from Madrid.
Nice and atmospheric scene.
Excellent parameters of the photos as well as top quality visual.
Excellent composed image.
I wish you a great light.
Have a happy New Year!
ChrisJ (117741) 2017-01-05 9:06
A fantastic warm cold color contrast between the yellow and blue. The road at right adds good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
kasianowak (10405) 2017-01-06 5:42
Excellent night image taken at black hour which is generally much more difficult to manage in terms of exposure than blue hour. The colours and lights are beautifully captured.
I've never been to Madrid and in your photo it looks wonderful.
Very Happy New Year to you too!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (64525)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2016-12-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Madrid [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2017-01-03 0:59