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The View from One of the Windows in the Alhambra (1984-06-11 0081_01)

The View from One of the Windows in the Alhambra (1984-06-11 0081_01)

11 Jun 1984

The Alhambra,

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Pentax MX, SMC-Pentax 50mm / f:1.4

Fujichrome 100 Exposure not recorded.

The Alhabra is a combined palace/fortress built by the Moors. The original, small structure was built 889 AD. It was rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada. In 1492 it became the palace of Ferdinand and Isabells after they removed the Moors from Spain.

Editing was done with Luminar Flex. I used the Develop filter to increase the contrast, shadows, blacks and clarity and reduce the highlights and whites. Then I added the Accent-AI, AI Sky Enhancer and Polarizing filters, then used the Tone filter to make a slight increase in the SmartTone. Next I added Dehaze, Details Enhancer, Remove Color Cast (Auto #1) and used the HSL filter to reduce the luminance in the reds and blues. Lastly I used the Erase too to get rid of some dust spots.

Photo © 1984 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

#Spain #Granada #Andalusia #Europe #castle #fortress #medieval #history #Moors #Muslims #Moorish #1492 #ACDSee

  • Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in Medieval times?

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  1. How pretty that is. I studied mediaeval literature for a long time and have always been fascinated by those times, but I sure would not want to have to live them with life expectancy between 17 and 45 and no modern conveniences. And leeches and bone carving “cures” YIKES~

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