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Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
27.5.14 Chris Spracklen

Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Cáceres, Spain view map

This photo has been precisely geotagged for your further enjoyment.

The monastery had its origins in the late 13th century, when a shepherd from Cáceres, named Gil Cordero, discovered on the bank of
the Guadalupe River a statue of the Blessed Virgin, which had been apparently hidden by local inhabitants from Moorish invaders in
714. On the site of his discovery a chapel was built, dedicated under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In 1389, the Hieronymite monks took over the monastery and made it their principal house. Construction works continued under the
auspices of the order's first prior, and in 1474 Henry IV of Castile was entombed in Guadalupe, next to his mother. [Wikipedia]

Nikon D7000 ,Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
1/500s at f8 with the Tokina fully out at 11mm. full exif

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hamery12-Feb-2015 02:49
Excellent wide short with great detail and have capture the grand monastery. V
Apostolos Tikopoulos19-Oct-2014 19:00
Amazing wide composition and great perspective. V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)06-Sep-2014 08:11
Lovely! V
Michael Weinberg08-Aug-2014 20:22
Unbelievably dramatic image of this monastery. Amazing details and wonderful perspective, using the lens's natural distortion to your advantage. Excellent work.
DAVID FINCH11-Jul-2014 20:52
Very impressive shot Chris
Marcos Garcia07-Jul-2014 07:54
abulous compo and details!
Chris Gibbins06-Jul-2014 23:56
Good perspective - always quite tricky with those extreme wide-angle lenses.
Gary Hebert02-Jul-2014 11:45
great architecture and use of WA...
Ton T.01-Jul-2014 18:50
Wow; a fabulous image with great colours and a great sky! V+
Graeme27-Jun-2014 13:17
A magnificent monastery! Wonderful details and composition, Chris. V++++
Yiannis Pavlis26-Jun-2014 12:52
Wonderful details, and a lovely composition.V
mart s23-Jun-2014 20:39
a lovely capture of this wonderful place
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik23-Jun-2014 15:47
Wonderful image Chris!
Zoltán Balogh23-Jun-2014 06:55
Wow, this photo is just marvellous! V
joseantonio23-Jun-2014 04:09
What a fabulous capture. Very nice work.V.
Jeff Real21-Jun-2014 14:01
A beautiful and inspiring image ~V~
laine21-Jun-2014 08:59
it's beautiful the architecture.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)20-Jun-2014 13:35
what a beautiful image! V
Ken Chambers ARPS20-Jun-2014 13:14
Very fine detail of this impressive Monastery. Chris.
Interesting history.
Marcia Colelli20-Jun-2014 12:02
Very beautiful and breathtaking with wonderful architectural details V
gerard belbeoch20-Jun-2014 07:50
Wonderful photograph of this stunning monastery.
Fong Lam19-Jun-2014 16:55
Amazing details and perspective in this magnificent architecture, Chris.....V
janescottcumming19-Jun-2014 12:48
Extraordinary capture of this building. The sky compliments the structure perfectly. V
Alexander Kazakov19-Jun-2014 09:04
Beautiful building! V
Julie Oldfield19-Jun-2014 01:20
Really nice POV and detail. Great sky.
Stephanie18-Jun-2014 22:28
Gorgeous image Chris! BV
Simon Chandler18-Jun-2014 21:18
Beautiful composition with dramatic perspective. v
Patricia Kay18-Jun-2014 20:48
Fantastic image of this amazing building Chris...BV
Karen Stuebing18-Jun-2014 20:29
Magnificent building. Love this wide angle viewpoint. Great detail. V.
Martin Lamoon18-Jun-2014 20:03
Wonderful photograph of this stunning monastery.
Ika Zinka Eferl18-Jun-2014 17:30
Beautiful ... fantastic shot!V!
Nestor18-Jun-2014 17:15
A grand entrance to this amazing architecture .
Love the youngster sitting on the steps .
Amazing light and razor sharpness from corner
to corner.
The clouds are perfect and in harmony with the scene.
Bill Klein18-Jun-2014 17:04
Superb POV, Chris! V!
Frank Brault18-Jun-2014 16:46
The monastery is a work of art and your presentation is marvelous! Very powerful, with superb clarity and gorgeous color and light. V
Pierre18-Jun-2014 14:45
Une présentation formidable de ce splendide monastère! V
lucanton18-Jun-2014 11:59
une tres belle photo de ce monastère avec une belle architecture, Chris! V
pkocinski18-Jun-2014 11:28
Fantastic building - well done.
Don Mottershead18-Jun-2014 07:00
Great light, composition and clarity. That little boy really adds something to the image. ~V~
shatterbug18-Jun-2014 06:39
Grand structure in a beautiful wide that lens!
Bryan Murahashi18-Jun-2014 04:46
Beautiful ornate architecture. V
SLC_Images18-Jun-2014 03:46
Lovely architecture- nice wide angle shot. Thanks for the info about the monastery as well! VT!
Mary Hamilton18-Jun-2014 03:14
The monastery looks massive, and beautiful. Great angle to catch the lovely sky. V!
woody3418-Jun-2014 02:23
Amazing perspective, and a fabulous capture of this beautiful Monastery....V
Jean D18-Jun-2014 02:16
Terrific capture of this splendid scene in w/a mode. Thanks for the very informative caption, Chris. ~V
Gill Kopy18-Jun-2014 01:08
The wide angle works so well here - such a rich history attached to this beautiful old building V
Hank Vander Velde18-Jun-2014 00:55
An excellent well captured image Chris.
Jean Chiasson18-Jun-2014 00:38
Love the view and exposure Chris vote
godro17-Jun-2014 22:57
I like it!
John Reynolds LRPS17-Jun-2014 20:32
Very impressive building - well shown, Chris. V.
Buz Kiefer17-Jun-2014 20:08
13th Century and absolutely stunning craftsmanship. Beautiful capture of this magnificent edifice, Chris. Vote.
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)17-Jun-2014 19:46
Chris, this is an impressive image. Really like the POV. Wow, a fantastic job shooting it. V.
marie-jose wolff17-Jun-2014 19:13
a very impressive monastery, style and architectural details are fabulous! V
bill friedlander17-Jun-2014 18:52
Great POV to display the majesty of the architecture! An excellent shot, Chris! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad17-Jun-2014 18:50
Wonderful light and detail. Voted
Tom LeRoy17-Jun-2014 18:41
Certainly a superb wide angle image. Some fine details and beautiful sky really enhance this fine one! V
Colin Storey17-Jun-2014 16:22
Fantastic wide angle image of the monastery. v
Tom Munson17-Jun-2014 16:10
Beautiful colors, sky and framing, Chris. Well done.
Helen Betts17-Jun-2014 16:01
Gorgeous capture, Chris, from an excellent POV. Excellent clarity and details as well. V.
Chris Morton17-Jun-2014 14:52
something built to impress and succeeding admirably! Some nice patterns in both carved and random masonry and contrast between their colour and the sky
Walter Otto Koenig17-Jun-2014 14:45
An impressive perspective of this imposing building. Great detail and clarity. "V"
danad17-Jun-2014 13:59
Great light, sky and architecture ! V.
Mildred Alpern17-Jun-2014 13:31
Elegant design and perfectly composed and exposed image with a baby blue clouded sky complementing this grandiose monastery. V
Kim17-Jun-2014 13:26
Fabulous WA architecture shot! V
globalgadabout17-Jun-2014 13:13
as monasteries go this one seems palatial...a marvelous, well-balanced image, and what a glorious sky..V
larose forest photos17-Jun-2014 13:10
Breathtaking view of this magnificent building. The details are amazing!! Thanks too, for the informative text. VV
Jim Coffman17-Jun-2014 12:26
A very fine capture with superb detail,Chris! Well done,my friend!
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