Hello friends and companions 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 district of Albayzin, Previously I presented a similar view but with a different pov in this is more the Alhambra. Hope you like.
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: 10/10000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-14 17:57
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 253 kb
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jhm (148606) 2012-10-08 3:29
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
A lovely panoramic view about these area.
Nice depth and perspective image.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jacquest (18927) 2012-10-08 3:47
This is a well chosen POV under a good light and with an interesting panoramic view. The image has good deepness and I like the contrast of vegetation and snow.
Sergiom (73246) 2012-10-08 4:47
Un cadrage un peu spécial de ce bel endroit. Je trouve que tu laisse beaucoup d'espace au ciel bien qu'il soit très beau. La neige blanche offre un beau contraste avec le bleu du ciel.
Silvio1953 (136509) 2012-10-08 5:18
Ciao Angel, great view of lovely place, fantastic mountains full of snow on BG, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-08 5:37
This is a fascinating and impressive spectacle. Effective POV and attractive details. Colours are fine and rich. Picturesque shot.
Have a nice evening,
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-08 6:53
the view is breathtaking!Excellently composed scene.The foreground with beautiful and impressive Alhambra prevailing over the surrounding and amazing background with those snow covered mountains.Very nice juxtaposition.Delightful colors and superb clarity and contrast.Fabulous work!
Have a nice evening
bayno (18344) 2012-10-08 7:41
beautiful landscape with snow-capped mountains, blue and clean sky, beautiful light and natural colors, excellent framing and sharp...
my best regards,
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-10-08 12:30
A beautiful view over this beautiful city.
Sierra nevada is really covered by snow!
The depth is really impressive, as is the exposure, clarity and saturations.
claudeD (37232) 2012-10-09 8:53
very interesting landscape view from Spain with a good composition and fine details. Excellent informative noteTFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (35403) 2012-10-09 8:57
I also like your Sierra Nevada, ours Sierra Nevada is not as pretty as yours. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.
wolf38 (31286) 2012-10-09 21:35
Hello Angel. A landscape with a lot of blue sky. Very educational and informative text. The sierra Nevade is a beautiful area on earth.
Didi (60320) 2012-10-10 5:01
Belle vue d'Andalousie avec une intéressante priorité au ciel
C'est la 4ème photo du sujet; il serait intéressant de relier cette image aux autres sur un thème afin que l'on puisse avoir une vue d'ensemble sur le sujet.
ikeharel (67069) 2012-10-10 8:47
Snowy Sierra-Nevada above Granada, a beautiful sight from town, very typical.
The highest ridge in Espanea, can have snow till the beginning of summer, as i remember it from 6/1998.
Much of pic. space alocated to the big blue sky, to my view.
rychem (32139) 2012-10-10 10:40
Beautiful view of the famous Alhambra, I like the mountains in the background covered with snow, great photo
adramad (43051) 2012-10-11 11:16
Una gran panoramica, con la inconmensurable belleza de la colina de la Alhambra en primer plano y los jardines del Generalife, soberbio POV con la vista de Sierra Nevada en la lejania.
Un dia precioso de sol, que da una fantastica luminosidad, ideal la nitidez y el bonito colorido.
Un bonito trabajo que nos hace disfrutar de los rincones de esta magica ciudad.
Pasa un buen dia.
jmdias (61178) 2012-11-14 15:30
hermosa vista con partes de la ciudad y sus murallas y la sierra al fundo, yo consigo reconocer el veleta donde estuve en los años 80.
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-15 8:24
first of all I like your idea of this high sky a lot. It adds a very moody color to this characteristic scene. The light is also very pleasant. And the photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the notes!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (39237)
- 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/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 3:19