Hello friends today I present a nice view of the Alhambra with Sierra Nevada in the background, this photo is taken from the famous Mirador de San Nicolas, in the neighborhood of Albayzin. Hope you like.
In WS1 and WS2 I present two variants of the same view with different brightness.
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: 10/5000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 35 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-14 17:01
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 265 kb
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emka (98706) 2012-08-20 10:16
Hi Angel, Today we are neighbors. Beautiful panorama of Sierra Nevada surrounding Granada. Interesting architecture of albazyin, magnificent high mountains.
jacquest (18927) 2012-08-20 10:48
This is very good panorama view of the Sierra with good contrast between the darker foregroud view and the lighted horizon of mountains. The distance to the Sierra gives deepness and the sharpness is very good.
adramad (45990) 2012-08-20 11:20
Una maravilla de imagen, pues complementa la grn belleza de la Alhambra, con la preciosidad de Sierra Nevada y con "nieve," que es toda una ańoranza con este axfisiante veranito.
Precioso efecto de sombras y luces en el arbolado, es una gran imagen captada de forma impecable, me encanta ver esta deliciosa ciudad.
El calor lo llevamos lo mejor que podemos, menos mal que por las noches la temperatura deja dormir bien.
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-08-20 11:32
preciosa vista de la Alhambra con la Sierra Nevada al fondo.
Buen encuadre, luz y color.
Un sitio al que tengo muchas ganas de volver.
Además últimamente por TV he visto la restauración del patio de los Leones y me ha encantado.
Un abrazo, Carlos
PaulVDV (29147) 2012-08-20 12:06
The view of the Alhambra with the snowcapped Sierra Nevada on the background is absolutely wonderful. It was a beautiful and sunny spring day and the late afternoon sun created nice warm tones on the rocks and even on some trees. Splendid under that plain blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-08-20 13:06
The landscape is very beautiful, great atmosphere with the snowy mountains that remind us that winter is coming. Τhe excellent light and the marvelous sky, a very good photojob.
claudeD (39217) 2012-08-20 13:10
Very fine landscape shot from Spain showing interesting details. I like your composition and really your good informative note.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-08-20 22:13
Good Morning Angel,
Lovely view ..Sharp landscape image with the snowy horizon.The Alhambra was also nice to be acquainted with.Very well done.
danyy (0) 2012-08-20 23:33
grandiose ce spectacle, avec une presque infinie profondeur. Bien cadrée męme si la scčne parait un peu centrée. Des lumičres parfaites bien balancées dans une phot qui montre tout de la région.
Graal (102928) 2012-08-21 0:18
very nice view from Alhambra Palace. Pleasant remind for me. I saw this S. Nevada some years earlier and picture is here. Good shot. An interesting note.
Have a nice day my friend.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-21 1:51
a fantastic view with spectacular composition and many beautiful details, the POV is very attractive. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ikeharel (72131) 2012-08-21 4:25
Highest mountains ridge in Espanea, can be seen from almost everywhere in Granada, Angel, with it's breautiful snow cup.
A fine perspective showing both the Alhambra and the Ghanerlife gardens from town eastwards.
Nice presented and pleasent to remember this impressive place.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-08-21 7:51
Esta hermosa ciudad se encuentra en el centro de un paisaje fantástico. Es una zona preciosa, aunque reforzada por su composición. La luz, los colores, la nitidez y la profundidad son excelentes. Bravo.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-08-21 9:49
very nice landscape with the mountain's peaks full of snow. nice the buildings in fg.
baddori (20147) 2012-08-21 23:03
La Sierra y la nieve.
Este calor, contra natura con estas temperaturas.
Ver White y frescura.
Grandes edificios religiosos y los caminos y los valles que indican que las tierras altas.
Un intercambio de bienvenida
Enhorabuena y gracias.
danos (98427) 2012-08-22 1:29
nice the panoramic view of the city with the snowy Mts range of Sierra Nevada on the backdrop, to be the eye catching of the image.
I like the beauty of the place as the light and the colour management of the image.
Have a good day,danos
jhm (153674) 2012-08-22 4:13
I look with a lot attention to your workshop pictures, I find the "Altered Image #2" the most beautiful of the three picture.
We get indeed more light this gives more claerity and perfect light.
This is very good panorama view of the Sierra with good contrast between the darker foreground view and the lighted horizon of mountains
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-08-22 9:26
Your Sierra Nevada is much more beautiful than our Sierra Nevada. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Love the snow covered mountain. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2012-08-22 11:53
Qué placer ver La alhambra con el fondo nevado! Con la que debe estar cayendo por ahí... Me gusta mucho tanto la composición como la cálida luz. Un lugar maravilloso. Gracias Angel!
mirosu (16265) 2012-08-24 7:34
Buenos Dias Angel,
I visited this unique place last year in February. I enoyed Granada, during this sunny and not cold day, very much. You have excellently captured Alhambra with the white Sierra Nevada in BG. I like the great light and also color contrast and the great blue sky. Excellent work.
Have a nice rest of day and very good weekend.
josepmarin (58359) 2012-08-27 2:44
preciosa y clásica vista sobre la Alhambra y Sierra Nevada al fondo, que nos presentas en una composición atractiva, con una excelente estructura de sus elementos.
La luz juega un buen papel en la calidad estética de la foto, creando un bonito efecto de claroscuros en la fascinante arquitectura de la Alhambra.
El cielo azul tan limpio cierra el encuadre mientras ocupa más de la mitad de su parte superior, y eso da un buen equilibrio a la imagen.
Es un bello trabajo, amigo mío.
jmdias (64918) 2012-09-03 16:53
creo que puedo reconocer el veleta a la izquierda de la sierra. muy bonita esta vista con una mezcla de la belleza de la arquitectura de granada y la sierra al fundo. bien hecho.
fritzi007 (10819) 2015-01-17 8:07
very beautiful landscape and comment, well done!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (42907)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-14
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-20 10:06