Spectacular Architecture in Spain [17 HDR Photos]

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Plaza Zorrilla, Valladolid (Spain) HDR, taken by marcp_dmoz on 11/07/2010


Plaza Zorrilla, Valladolid (Spain)

Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Introduction

Some photographers like Marc love to take photos and then process them to generate HDR (high dynamic range) images. He’s from Spain and has an amazing eye and talent for capturing architecture. Here are 17 gorgeous examples that Marc took in the last year to help us take a virtual tour of Spain and admire the architectural beauty that can be found there.  [17 Pictures]

Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture.

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Church of San Manuel and San Benito in Madrid (Spain) taken by marcp_dmoz on 10/31/2010

Church of San Manuel and San Benito in Madrid (Spain)
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Hanging Houses – Casas Colgadas, Cuenca (Spain), HDR taken on 11/07/2010 by marcp_dmoz

Hanging Houses – Casas Colgadas, Cuenca (Spain)
Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Plaza Mayor, Salamanca (Spain) taken on 02/27/2010

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca (Spain)
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Plaza Mayor, Salamanca (Spain), HDR 2 taken by marcp_dmoz on 02/27/2010

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca (Spain)
Spectacular architecture HDR 2 photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Crystal Palace – Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, HDR taken by marcp_dmoz on 03/26/2010

Crystal Palace – Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Crystal Palace – Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid taken by marcp_dmoz on 03/26/2010

Crystal Palace – Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - View of the Cathedral of Cadiz taken by marcp_dmoz on 10/09/2010

View of the Cathedral of Cadiz
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

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St. Vincent’s Basilica
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Monument to King Alfonso XII – Madrid, HDR taken by marcp_dmoz on 04/24/2010

Monument to King Alfonso XII – Madrid
Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Pond of the Fisher's Cabin taken by marcp_dmoz on 03/26/2010

Pond of the Fisher’s Cabin
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Cathedral – Catedral, Cuenca (Spain) HDR taken by marcp_dmoz on 11/06/2010

Cathedral – Catedral, Cuenca (Spain)
Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Cathedral – La Seo Cathedral – Catedral, Zaragoza (Spain) taken by marcp_dmoz on 08/07/2010

Cathedral – La Seo Cathedral – Catedral, Zaragoza (Spain)
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Covent of Saint Esteban – Convento de San Esteban, Salamanca (Spain), HDR taken by marcp_dmoz on 02/27/2010

Covent of Saint Esteban
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar taken by marcp_dmoz on 02/27/2010

Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - La Almudena Cathedral – Madrid (Spain), HDR taken by marcp_dmoz on 12/11/2010

La Almudena Cathedral – Madrid (Spain)
Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz

Spectacular Architecture in Spain - City Hall of Cadiz taken by marcp_dmoz on 10/11/2010

City Hall of Cadiz, Spain
Spectacular architecture photo: marcp_dmoz

34 Comments

  1. Spanish architecture looks amazing in HDR… the blur and artificial lighting is a little overdone in some of these, but overall nice photos.

  2. I can’t say that I’m a fan of HDR when executed like this. I feel that the overblown and and overdone processing detracts from what would have been a perfectly good image in it’s more natural form.

    I’d like to see these same images processed in a way more loyal to the original light and subject, where I think that the architecture would have stood out more than the processing.

    Is the photographer here trying to draw the viewers eye to the subject or the processing? To me it feels like the latter.

  3. Images like these are the reason I stopped using flickr where such oversaturated gimmicky pictures seem all the rage these days. While there might be some technical merit to them, this HDR effect carries no artistic merit whatsoever (it’s my opinion and obviously debatable). An effect is an effect and will always be “just an effect”. HDR is like make-up on a woman – too much and it looks cheap, when you don’t even notice it’s there it looks classy. Sadly all but maybe one in these fall into the “cheap make-up” category.

  4. @Juha Hyrsky and Nasser: Suck it up capcakes, not everyone likes your fucked-up terrorist religion and maybe you should get the message and get the fuck out of Europe where you don’t belong!

    • Wow, what a dick. I’d much rather spend some time with almost any Muslim person than you, it sounds like you’d have trouble with even basic polite conversation. Then again, it’s easy to be a douche when you’re anonymous and the people you are insulting don’t have faces.

  5. steve jobs wants to know where all the barcelona architecture is. if this is strictly historic architecture why not include casa botllo? oh its little known how about casa mila or sagrada familia. Gaudi is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, architect to influence the country of spain. No ode to him?

  6. HDR makes for garish and tasteless photographs and unfortunately most people have no taste and love those overcooked effects.

  7. It is really good but there are not places as ciudad de las artes y las ciencias of valencia, cathedral of burgos, gaudi’s architecture… But there are some pictures no very usual in spain’s galleries such as rhe second picture, where my parents got married, haha

  8. The most beautiful bulding in Spain is the Monasterio of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Look for it, its in Madrids mountain range

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