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High view of Montefrio
23.5.12 Chris Spracklen

High view of Montefrio

Montefrio, Granada, Spain

"Sacred Empire of Montefrio is a empire in the Granada province of southern Spain. The ruins of a Moorish castle sits near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.

The climate of Montefrío is a continental Mediterranean type. The economy is typically agrarian, with olives the main crop. The relatively limited industry revolves around agricultural processing such as oil and dairy products. The population is reported as 6,688, with 3,337 men and 3,351 women. Near the town is a vast archaeological site known as Las Peñas de los Gitanos, famous for its prehistoric tombs and remains of Roman and Visgothic settlements."


Nikon D7000 ,Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
1/1250s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso200
HDRed in Photomatix Pro full exif

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Tom LeRoy17-Feb-2013 19:48
Fabulous wide angle shot of the town. Can't get any better then this! V
SageCreek Images17-Feb-2013 16:52
Super image, and so many things too view....
Fong Lam17-Feb-2013 14:32
Fantastic shot of this town with amazing clarity and details, Chris....V
Kevin Warren17-Feb-2013 14:28
A wonderful perspective, Chris, the eye travels throughout.
CM Kwan17-Feb-2013 09:52
This is a breathtaking view, Chris. V
shatterbug17-Feb-2013 07:36
Beautiful the pattern of the houses!
Karen Stuebing16-Feb-2013 23:48
Love the aerial view of this pretty village. Wonderful scene and capture. V.
Frank Brault16-Feb-2013 23:39
What a fabulous image and point of view! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad16-Feb-2013 22:45
It is beautiful how the city is laid out at your feet. Wonderful perspective. Voted
Ika Zinka Eferl16-Feb-2013 21:35
Very nice compo , colors are Greats Bravo!
Colin Storey16-Feb-2013 20:33
Stunning view of the town from this point, fantastic image. v
Anitta Vuorisola16-Feb-2013 20:18
Another stunning capture, my friend! What a feast for the eye! V+++
J S Quesada16-Feb-2013 19:21
Excellent! You actually had the best possible vantage point to capture the street grid and rows of houses. Impressive details and clarity as usual in all your work. V
Marcia Colelli16-Feb-2013 18:31
Fantastic view of this lovely scene. Nice details and interesting information V
Bryan Murahashi16-Feb-2013 17:33
Beautiful center piece for this landscape view. V
bill friedlander16-Feb-2013 17:29
Great vantage point and excellent details throughout! Nice how the rows of houses climb the hill! V
Helen Betts16-Feb-2013 17:07
Wow, I can't get over the superb clarity in this image. A stunning bird's eye view. V.
Walter O. Koenig16-Feb-2013 16:12
What an amazing view. Superb details, colors and lighting. Fine work my friend. "V"
Martin Lamoon16-Feb-2013 16:03
Like the way they built the old part of the town, the new looks too regimented.
Buz Kiefer16-Feb-2013 15:50
Beautiful detail in the shot. The eye is drawn to the mosque but there is so much else to see. Very nice, Chris. V
Zoltán Balogh16-Feb-2013 15:26
Wow Chris, awesome! V
Jeff Real16-Feb-2013 14:58
What an amazing view. Wow, this is spectacular ~V~
globalgadabout16-Feb-2013 14:50
wonderful flow and colour palette..the round building seems almost a stylistic anomaly...V
Marco Valk16-Feb-2013 14:19
Love how the eye gets drwan into the frame; nice work.
pkocinski16-Feb-2013 13:18
Wow this place is packed to it's max. Awesome capture.
Randy Adams16-Feb-2013 13:12
wow..what a view! great capture Chris! V
burtmann16-Feb-2013 13:04
What an unusual perspective for a cityscape Chris. Such interesting lines, shapes and colors. Braavo. V
Stephanie16-Feb-2013 11:20
What a gorgeous composition and image! V
lucanton16-Feb-2013 10:03
Quelle magnifique vue, Chris ...V
Chris Morton16-Feb-2013 08:38
a wonderful overview
Alain Boussac16-Feb-2013 07:49
The quality and the beauty it this exceptional image leave me speechless, Chris ! BV.
joseantonio16-Feb-2013 05:13
Amazng almost aerial view...v.
Ali Majdfar16-Feb-2013 04:51
Great capture! ~V
Simon Chandler16-Feb-2013 03:58
Excellent composition of this unique view. v
Don Mottershead16-Feb-2013 03:29
Stunning! An amazing scene, and so well photographed. ~V~
Mike H.16-Feb-2013 03:20
Expansive view, interesting facts, and optimal image quality -- fine work, Chris!
janescottcumming16-Feb-2013 02:56
A great view that really shows the lay out of the town. Looks to be a great place to wander through. V
Tom Munson16-Feb-2013 02:23
What a wonderful vantage point, Chris! Beauiful work!
Jim Coffman16-Feb-2013 00:20
Just fantastic,Chris! There is a lot to see in this image!
Nestor16-Feb-2013 00:08
Amazing vista of a residential area and a archaeological site where discoveries are found and facts added into the history books.
This scene is spot on in composition and plenty of resolution for a great viewing pleasure.
Mildred Alpern16-Feb-2013 00:02
Looks quite densely populated with homes one on top of another. Must be a convivial community, quite beautiful with its straw-colored roofs and its surrounding green ranges.
mart s15-Feb-2013 23:55
wonderfull view
gillygangtx15-Feb-2013 23:25
Interesting picture!
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