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Mirador del Valle

Mirador del Valle
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4301 W: 91 N: 11078] (45473)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-16
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-10 23:18
Viewed: 2532
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although I have recently showed you a panoramic view of Toledo it was just of the three views I had the pleasure to admire with Luis (adramad). This picture presents the best of the spots so-called Mirador del Valle. You can see in this one not only the characteristic Alcazar of Toledo but also the sharp spire of magnificent cathedral. This is also a nice angle to include the River Tagus. There is actually a possibility to climb higher here to have a wider overview of the old town, however by doing that one can lose the sight of the river and so I think this is the best viewpoint. Unfortunately the light was not optimal when I was at this POV, nevertheless it was a great experience which I wanted to share.

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dta, PaulVDV, cornejo, holmertz, jhm, rychem, pajaran, PiotrF, bukitgolfb301, Graal, adramad, danos, tyro, ChrisJ, pili51, ikeharel, Cricri, Didi has marked this note useful
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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 277 N: 11724] (90429)
  • [2015-11-10 23:41]

hello Mariusz ,
A famous mirador , that offers the best view of the amazing old town . You say that the light was not optimal , but on your picture , the effect is excellent , providing fine tonalities to the ochre walls , contrasting with the beautiful cloudy sky .

Hello Mariusz,
Yes, you can climb higher as far as the parador. The views are fine there but I think they're the best at the viewpoint where you took this picture.
The right bank and the river look a bit dark but the view of the city is very clear. The famous landmarks are instantly recognizable. Also the light on the trees at the left is beautiful.
This is a great view of a wonderful town.
Toledo is my favorite place in Spain.
I can imagine you had a fantastic time there.
Best regards, Paul

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10139 W: 144 N: 25364] (123503)
  • [2015-11-11 0:00]

Cześć Mariusz, Rzeczywiście z tego punktu widok jest fantastyczny i z pewnościa najlepszy. Wspanoiała panorama z Tagiem i całym miastem jak na dłoni. Wspaniała pocztówka. Ostrośc jak zyleta. Super zdjęcie.

Pozdrawiam MAłgorzata

Hi Mariusz,
Spectacular panoramic view of this old superb city. Lovely warm sunlight, great capture.


Hello Mariusz, excellent view of the famous city of Toledo, very well captured with great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good evening and happy rest of the week.
All the best from southern Spain.

Hello Mariusz,
A great view of what I guess is a beautiful city. I have never been to Toledo, but I admit that your photos make a visit rather tempting. This is like a painting and it seems it would have looked very much the same even a long time ago.
Kind regards,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2015-11-11 3:01]

Hello Mariusz,
Magnificent view upon this beautiful place and the river. Light and colors are great. Impressive photo.
thanks and regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
  • [2015-11-11 4:10]

Hello Mariusz,

You choose a very well camera angle with sight on the river but also the village or city with churches and nice buildings
Thank you very much for your interesting text.
Truly a beauty made in high quality with splendid light and colours.
Very well composition. TFS.

Kindest regards,

Bonjour Mariusz,

Tu as trouvé le plus beau point de vue que je connaisse de la très belle ville de Tolède. Tu n'est pas très loin du Parador.Une de mes villes préférées en Espagne.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3355 W: 0 N: 7688] (56033)
  • [2015-11-11 9:20]

Piękna panorama Toledo, dla takich widoków warto tam jechać, doskonała głębia, a takie światło daje specyficzna kolorystykę
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar kompozicija, lepo pokazana reka i deo grada, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji dolaze.
Lep deo grada i reka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.

Nice view, interesting and good text ...
A good composition, nice demonstrated river and part of the city, good contrast and perspective, beautiful panorama.
Good work, caught a nice moment with clouds coming.
A nice part of the city and river.
Good evening and all the best.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2015-11-11 11:34]

Witaj Mariusz!
Piekna pocztowka ;)
Bardzo przyjemny kadr i widok tego ciekawego miasta.
Znakomity kadr i kolory.
Milego wieczoru.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3987 W: 2 N: 6715] (33282)
  • [2015-11-11 14:34]

Czesc Mariusz,
Swietny punkt widokowy i swietna panorama.Dopisalo swiatlo, ladna ciepla kolorystyka i super jakosc ( jak zwykle )

Hi Mariusz
yes, easy to see why you'd want to share this one with us, I would too!

you must be very happy with this one, as its one of those perfect postcard type of shots.

excellent composition and placement of the river, as you have already said. I wonder how it looks in blue hour and black hour too!

sweet views

Hi Mariusz
Maybe that's where El Greco stood! What a fabulous shot of a great historic town makes for a fine overall image. Lovely contrasting colour. clarity and perspective. Very well done! Congrats
Best wishes

Hello Mariusz!
Toledo... a wonderful town for sure!
Another great attractive picture of it you took!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hi Bonjour dear Mariusz

Wow a picturesque finest image posting in the best framework. A winding river makes great framework, soft day light makes this image so clam, nice light management!

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-11-11 22:32]

Dear Mariusz
You found the most beautiful views. i love tradationel architecture with this lovely view. good perspective .
Greeting. Burak Erek

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-11-12 2:14]

mimo,ze tam nie bylem to jednak widzialem Toledo na wielu fotografiach. Tutaj fajne panoramiczne ujecie i strzal z dobrego POV. Super historyczne miasto z pieknymi zabytkami.
Milego dnia.

Dear Mariusz,
przepiękny widok na Toledo, legandarny widok, znany z malarstwa, wspaniałe światło, wspaniała kolorystyka, zjawiskowej urody fotografia.
Thanx for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2015-11-12 4:33]

Hi Mariusz,a spectacular postcard where is it possible to see all the best of Toledo in a single view.And the quality is fantastic,especially the sharpness,very vert perfect despite the distance,impossible to make better,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mariusz.
Superb ..... this whole life of the city, where we can locate some of monuments, most important, good angle at which you catch the river also, with strong contrast saturation, but is very nice.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; all factors are perfectly made, in this beautiful image.
Great job. I like a lot.
You have a good day.
Best wishes.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56892)
  • [2015-11-12 8:06]

Hello Mariusz,
I haven't seen Toledo from this POV unfortunately. The city looks beautiful in the low sunlight and against the cloudy sky. Great composition that includes the river in the foreground.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
  • [2015-11-12 8:16]

Witaj Mariusz,
great the panoramic view of Mirador del Valle,this landmark of Toledo.Visited Toledo in 1968 we stayed for a while in this best viewpoint to take pictures with our analogs cameras and of course to admire this unique view.Excellent presentation.


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2015-11-12 13:25]

Hello Mariusz,

Yes, I agree that the light wasn't doing you any great favours this day but your high viewpoint and your control of your exposure has done much to remedy it and you have produced a beautiful and well composed photograph showing the magnificent distant buildings portrayed against the sky as well as the city walls in the mid ground and with the curve of the river making a fine foreground feature.

I love how the city itself is well lit while the foreground is in relative shade. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2015-11-12 14:36]

hello Mariusz

A superb high pov overlooking Toledo. Good sharpness and superb natural looking colour. The weir adds interest. The curve of the river leads the eye around. Tfs!

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  • pili51 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 28 N: 493] (1853)
  • [2015-11-12 16:36]

Hi dear Mariusz,
Ooooooh... This is a really interesting and very beautiful picture with excellent view of this monumental city with a plethora of details!
It is possible to see, from right to left side: el Alcázar, the Cathedral, the church of Santo Tomé, the church of Santa Eulalia and the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, which they are the most prominent buildings of Toledo in this image.
I seldom have looked at a photo such a long time. One can hike with the eyes.
This one is TE at its best! ;-)
This is a great view of a wonderful town.
Great work, my friend!

All the best and have a good night,

Good evening Mariusz,
Just wrote to Pilar about her POV over Toledo, and this is the typical view of the town skyline, from prominent high place. The Tajo river that surround the old town gave a natural border in ancient times.
Well composed.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2015-11-14 23:52]

Hi Mariusz
Splendide présentation, j'aime le POV , les teintes particulièrement belles , magnifique et intéressante vue
beau dimanche

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2015-11-20 18:30]

Hi Mariusz
Awesome dominant point of view on the city thaks to the presence of the sun and interesting lights balance with the sky
Well done
Best regards

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