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Lines and Shadows: Spain

 

 

 

 

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~ W.B. Yeats

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Columns, Reina Sofia, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Palace Gate, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Reflections, Guggenheim, Bilbao

 

 

 

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” 

~Henry David Thoreau            

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Shadows, San Sebastian

 

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Aqueduct Shadows, Segovia, Spain

 

 

 

“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”

~Steven Pinker

 

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Gaudi Columns, Park Güell, Barcelona

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Iron Shadows, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Palace of Madrid

 

 

 

Architecture – Spain

 

 

 

“Architecture should speak of its time and place,

but yearn for timelessness.”  

~Frank Gehry

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

Roman Aqueduct, Segovia

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon, Urban, Travel

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.” 

~Julia Morgan

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon, Travel

Gaudi, Park Güell, Barcelona

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

San Sebastian

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

Going for Baroque, Royal Palace of Madrid

 

 

 

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” 

~ Winston Churchill

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon, Urban, Travell, Black and White, Monochrome

Casa Mila, Gaudí, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

Hillside Town, Sos

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Spain, City, Landscape, Nikon

Roof Tiles, Costa Brava

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enveloped

Gaudí in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

The Sagrada Família, Barcelona.

Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece. 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Looking Up, Gaudi

 

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Sagrada Família Nave

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Sagrada Família Blue

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Sagrada Família Altar

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Windows and Organ Pipes

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Nave and Ceiling

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Gaudi Church

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Gaudi Ceiling Detail

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Exterior Detail

 

 

 

Architecture, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spain

Sagrada Familía, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intricate

Capturing Motion

 

 

 

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time.” 

~Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

Travel, Vietnam, Street Photography, Motion,

Rush Hour, Hanoi

 

 

 

Nature, Action, Africa, Wildlife

Let’s Play!, South Africa

 

 

 

National Park, Landscape, Nature, Geyser

Geyser, Yellowstone

 

 

 

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” 

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

Portraits, Children, Play

Let’s Run!

 

 

 

Landscapes, National Park, Nikon, Travel, Nature

Motorcyclists, Badlands

 

 

 

Landscape, Ocean, Nature, California

Wave Breaking, Mendocino

 

 

 

Portrait, Children, Play, Action

Kids Jumping, Australia

 

 

 

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.”

~Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

 

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

~John Muir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

 

 

The California Poppy

 

 

 

The state flower of California makes its vibrant spring debut. 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Catching Rays

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Poppies and Sun

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Poppy and Grasses

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Poppy Party

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Lone Poppy

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Pretty Poppy

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Poppy and Light

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Field of Poppies

 

 

 

 

Flowers, California, Close-Up, Nature, Nikon

Oranges and Pinks

 

 I found these poppies along the Matt Davis Trail in Marin, CA. 

 

 

 

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…”

~Susan Polis Schutz

 

 

Early Bird

Sunflowers, A Macro Study

 

Macro photography is fascinating and a unique window into the intricate beauty of nature. 

 

 

The set-up for this macro shoot: a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens,  a set of 3 Kenko Extension Tubes, a sturdy tripod, a clamp with a flexible wire, a wireless remote shutter release and bright window light. 

Side view of a Sunflower shot at f/16 at 1/5. Vignette added with Nik Analog Efex Pro 2. 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

Petals Unfurled

 

 

 

Close-up photography is challenging due to its limited depth of field. The 50mm lens with extension tubes demands an extremely close set-up to the subject. 

Shot at f/16 @ 1.6 seconds and processed with Nik Viveza 2. 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

At The Center

 

 

 

Shining a flashlight behind this nibbled leaf  effectively backlit the beautiful fibers and veins. Shot at  f/16 @ 0.6 seconds and processed with Nik Viveza 2.

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

Already Been Chewed

 

 

A close-up of the unopened bud reveals its varying textures. This is shot at f/16 and the image below at f/2.8.

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

Sunflower Bud

 

 

You can see the difference in depth of field in this image. The wider aperture isolated the points of the leaves and petals. An added background texture with Nik Analog Efex Pro 2 completes the processing. 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

Sunflower Bud II

 

 

This monochrome version lets your eye focus on the intricate patterns of the center. Converted to black and white using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. 

Black and White, Flowers, Macro, Nature, Art, Photography

Sunflower Center

 

 A few more close-ups. Please click to enlarge.  

 

 

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” 

~ Vincent van Gogh

 

 

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