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Court of the Lions, Alhambra

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 16 May 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Looking past the throngs of tourists toward the Court of the Lions which is in the heart of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Built by Muhammad V between 1351 and 1362 it's a truly beautiful and uplifting architectural space.

NIKON D800 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo superbe ta photo avec un magnifique B&W

16 May 2018 8:31am

@Martine Libouton: Thanks Martine!

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Pretty light and architecture on this one.

I was just thinking of you Ian as I got a new 10 stop ND filter and am now running around trying to find something interesting to capture. Need to go back through your archives for some inspiration.

16 May 2018 4:43pm

@Jason Kravitz: Hi Jason - it's more about the tourists than the architecture isn't it - or how we interact with the architecture of famous buildings. I would have tried a long-exposure shot at this location to 'remove' the people from the shot however tripods are banned at the Alhambra. Re the 10 stop - if you're looking at any of my daytime shots where the exposure time is 2 minutes or more I will have used a 6 stop as well as my 10 stop so 16 stops altogether.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

16 May 2018 6:01pm

@Existence Artistique: Thanks!

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful use of contrast in the scene. I like the way the darker elements frame the main part of the image.

17 May 2018 3:29am

@Darkelf Photography: Thanks Maciek!....that's the effect I was after

Babzy from Besançon, France


17 May 2018 4:28am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

This is an awesome capture.

18 May 2018 2:04am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany


10 Nov 2018 10:45am

1/80 second
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)