There are some photographers who think that post-processing is, if not cheating, then something to be minimised. I tend to think that way myself, in that I try to restrict digital manipulation to the equivalent of darkroom techniques; things like dodging and burning, contrast adjustment and so on. Continue reading “A new toy – Tonality Pro”
This is the last catch-up entry from my holiday in Spain.
One thing that strikes me about almost every town and village in France or Spain is the importance of the market. It seems that they are more concerned with the freshness of the food than with its appearance (as we seem to be). And so markets are well-attended and well-provisioned wherever you go. It makes them wonderful places to wander around, and gorgeous subjects for photography. Continue reading “Market”
Spotty internet connections and busy days stopped me from updating the blog every day, as I had intended.
This was going to be another ‘gallery’ post; more pictures giving my impressions of a place that is new to me. In other words, another post like the previous one. Continue reading “Frieze”
A day of travelling today, so just a quick update.
I drove up from Mojácar to Alicante this afternoon, so here’s a quick gallery of shots taken whilst out looking for something to eat. Continue reading “A Blanca Slate”
Tuesday was a lazy day, much sitting around in cafés, chewing the fat.
Pictures today from Mojácar pueblo. I’ve been here a few times now, and the one enduring aspect of it is that it has lots of ‘up’. The view (and the café) is worth it, but it can be quite punishing on a very hot day — which may go some way to explaining the new lift that’s been installed to take you up about half of the climb. I was grateful for it, but it still feels a bit like cheating. Continue reading “Up and down”
A gallery this time; we went out exploring the hinterlands of Andalucía, so these are just some images of the areas we visited.
In my last post, I mentioned using harsh shadows as a signifier of heat in photographs.
I’m in Spain on a short holiday, and it’s very hot – in fact, it’s officially drought conditions here. It’s the sort of conditions where you’re very reluctant (even as a card-carrying Englishman) to go out in the midday sun.
On a recent holiday in Spain, we spent a couple of days in Granada. Although the Alhambra is always referred to as a “must see”, we didn’t want to use up a significant fraction of our time there wandering around somewhere which, however stunning, was likely to be very hot and full of people. Continue reading “Granada”
I recently had the opportunity to attend the local fiesta at the village in Spain where I was staying with some friends Continue reading “Fiesta!”