Santa María la Real de La Almudena is the Catholic cathedral in Madrid, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo and the new capital had no cathedral. Plans to build a cathedral in Madrid dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena were discussed as early as the 16th century but even though Spain built more than 40 cities in the new world during that century and plenty of cathedrals, the cost of expanding and keeping the Empire came first and the construction of Madrid's cathedral was postponed. Making the cathedral the largest that the world had ever seen was then a priority, all other main Spanish cities had centuries old cathedrals, Madrid also has old churches but the construction of Almudena only began in 1879.
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besnard (57228) 2017-02-06 1:12
Bon choix de format pour mettre en valeur cette très belle cathédrale. Tu as du procéder à contre-jour mais tu t'en tires bien.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
GyurMaster (7595) 2017-02-06 1:31
Hello My Neighbour today!
Excellent presentation in you unmistakable style: the light is very nice on the woman.
Tue (43818) 2017-02-06 1:49
Great photo of the front of the large cathedral. The backlight makes this really special and you controlled the lighting very well. The many different shades of blue throughout the photo are very appealing.
npecanhuk (78901) 2017-02-06 1:55
Very interesting and attractive picture!
Sharpness, managemenet of difficult light, colors, vertical format, chosen pov, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (107401) 2017-02-06 2:14
Fine capture of this interesting and beautiful façade, whose size we can estimate by the presence of the people. Very good management of the backlight with excellent colours and clarity.
holmertz (59740) 2017-02-06 2:16
The interesting blue cathedral is seen from a nice angle and the woman in the foreground is well placed in the sunny area.
ricardomattos (8327) 2017-02-06 3:46
Linda foto desta imponente catedral. Belas cores e nitidez debaixo de um céu espetacular.
jhm (160851) 2017-02-06 5:01
A wonderful frontage of the nice Santa María la Real de La Almudena.
The people are a nice addition excellent for the scale.
You create depth and perspective too.
Composition and presentation are perfectly.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (89205) 2017-02-06 5:55
J'aime beaucoup cette lumière douce sur la place qui ne réussit pas à réchauffer les passants mais qui donne une belle douceur à l'ensemble. La cathédrale est magnifique.
Silvio1953 (154001) 2017-02-06 5:59
Ciao Daniel, great POV on fantastic cathedral, lovely composition with walking person in FG, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (43282) 2017-02-06 8:12
Impressive cathedral, I think this light blue is not typical dolor for churches, beautiful decorative details, very nice photo
carlo62 (55660) 2017-02-06 14:49
molto bella questa cattedrale, mi piace l'architettura e mi piace il colore della facciata.
La luce a sinistra era piuttosto violenta, ma hai gestito bene l'esposizione.
bukitgolfb301 (45365) 2017-02-06 18:46
Hi dear Daniel
Very comfortable shot from you. Strong back sunlight from side plays so important role. Semi-fish eye lens in vertical fromat is very good idea. So stylish mood is well kept via you high skills.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
Nicou (151958) 2017-02-06 21:43
Quel rayon de lumière qui filtre au somme du clocher quel effet et vue fantastique cpatage avec ces personnage et quelel architecture sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (49946) 2017-02-07 13:23
Sensational this POV, with the facade of the cathedral to the Plaza de la Armeria, very well that half backlighting, to which those light white clouds, add charm.
A magnificent color, which gives the image a lot of chromatic richness.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.
mkamionka (40079) 2017-02-07 13:50
I remember well this spot. From this square the cathedral looked the best but it was against the sun and in the shade. I was lucky to have one bad weather day in Madrid so the contrasts were not so strong.
Here you took a different approach: turning the sunlight into an interesting effect with well preserved details of the facade..
I like your effect although it is a bit too artistic for my taste. In particular the dome of the cathedral was a bit too tight to the edge for my taste but you didn't have too much freedom to compose with such a strong light behind.
Very interesting and original, very impressive final effect as well.
pierrefonds (71649) 2017-02-08 14:47
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. the point of view is showing the details of the architecture of theSanta María la Real de La Almudena cathedral. Well done, have a nice day.
macjake (73057) 2017-02-15 22:20
another awesome shot here.
makes a strong visual impact right away, jumps off the screen.
and I actually like the overbright sky on the far left.
it works well. cool blue tones all over the place too.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (65112)
- Genre: Lugares
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2016-12-25
- Categories: Vida cotidiana, Arquitectura
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Versión de la foto: Versión original
- Tema(s): Madrid [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2017-02-06 1:05