The Alhambra: Palace of Charles V

Directly opposite the entrance of the Alcazaba, covered in my last post, stands the magnificent Palace of Charles V. Charles visited the Alhambra in 1526, after his wedding to Isabella of Portugal.

Without question it is a very impressive example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, but to my mind, when compared to the beautiful Nasrid Palaces (which will be the subject of my next post) it just looks a little austere and imposing……but then maybe that was the point.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

6 Responses to “The Alhambra: Palace of Charles V”

  1. Chillbrook

    The black and white Mark is just superb. The close-ups are great too and I really like the use of depth of field in the canon shot! Fabulous gallery!

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Adrian – I did enhance the shallow DoF for the canons in PP, so I’m glad you liked that 😊

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Love the close-ups. It’s the little details in a composition that I think I like most. Small details with nice DOF make great compositions (in my opinion).

  3. Noeline Smith

    I love the details here Mark. The cannon shot is wonderful – playing around with the dof has worked really well.


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