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Blizzard flowers

A storm has left traces of its blizzard, decorating the top of the mountains with beautiful flowers of ice on its way, creating a work of art full of beauty and ephemeral magic. The panoramic format allowed the capturing of the essence of the scene.

Panoramic image made of 3 photos, full frame camera, 24-70 mm lens f:2.8, at 70 mm, 100 ISO, F:16 and 1/50 seconds,  polarizing filter

 

«Sailing»

The play of the currents of the wind and water, are drawing this eye-catching pattern with pollen in the water. The stone is the element of counterweight, «navigating» between the currents, seeming to carry the pollen in its trawling, as if it were a ship sailing in a big imaginary ocean.

Full frame camera, 24-70 mm lens f:2.8, at 70 mm, 200 ISO, F:16 and 1/80 seconds,  polarizing filter

The dance of the Oaks

A Holm oak wood portrayed during a blizzard of snow, with a slow exposure to emphasize the movement of leaves and branches, contrasted by the steady trunks, thus creating depth and adding an extra touch of magic to the scene.

Full frame camera, 24-70 mm lens f:2.8, at 24mm, 31 ISO, F:16 and 25 seconds,  polarizing filter.

 

Sierra Segura in flames

A portrait of one of the most impressive peaks of the immense Natural Park of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. In this “sea of pine tres” it is important to find forms and reliefs that stand out or emerging above them, in this case we see the impressive walls of Banderillas peak (which seem to «flab» as if it were a flag in the wind), accented and enhanced by the last rays of sunshine and the dark clouds. To get this image you have to walk quite a while until finally the pinar leaves a window open to be able to contemplate the impressive massif, which means a walk of about 20 kilometres per image.

Photo taken with analogue camera, 28-90 mm lens, at F:11, Velvia (slide) 50 ASA, 1/2 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

Ephemeral set

An abstraction of some of the many photogenic corners of the Rio Tinto, with a cutout of a waterfall whose fall creates a swirl of foam. I have tried to photograph the scene with a moderate speed, for, on the one hand, emphasize the twisting motion of foam and on the other hand, to keep texture at the same time in the scene. When we find a composition with water in movement that we like, it turns out to be very interesting to try to photograph it with different speeds, to acheive the photo that contains the appropriate exposure time according to our criteria. A neutral grey filter (variable) turns out to be of great help in this process.

Photo taken with digital camera,  80-400mm F:4 lens at 180 mm, at F:16, 100 ISO, 1 second, polarizing filter, variable grey filter tripod.

Spring setting

An abstraction of a spring forest at an exceptional moment with an abundant bloom of common primrose (Primula vulgaris) among the trees. Instead of portraying the scene with its many trees and flowers and trying to cover everything, the photographer has chosen to apply the philosophy of «less» is «more» selecting (only) the base of the trunk and some roots framing flowers, creating thus a setting with more than sufficient information.

Photo taken with digital camera, 30-80 mm 2.8 mm lens, at F:16, 100 ISO, 1/20 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

A different autumn

A picture of a day in which the expected snow, which can give an extraordinary combination with autumn colors, turned out to come in the form of an intense hail storm, with numerous lightnings with nearby strikes at the hills surrounding this spot. The storm lasted half an hour and left a layer of more than 10 centimetres thick. In the photo, flash was used to highlight the leaves of the tree in the foreground  and the picture was taken at a high speed to capture the traces of the fall of the hail, to reflect something of the atmosphere so hostile and magical at the same time.

Photo taken with digital camera, 24-70 mm f:2.8 lens, at 24mm, at F:14, 400 ISO, 1/50 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

Enchanted Dawn

A morning scene in full «hoarfrost”; a phenomenon that plays with the wind, clouds and cold to create an enchanted scene where the elements of the landscape are dyed by a magical layer of ice, with its contours and textures emphasized in a subtle as beautiful way. The image is made in slide format a few years ago, subsequently in this place an unfortunate and unnecessary viewpoint has been built, for whose purpose the area has been covered with a thick and excessive layer of concrete, which is only covered in days of snowfall.

Photo taken with analogue camera, 24-50 mm f:4 lens, at F:16, Velvia (slide) 50 ASA 1/2 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

Spring harmony

An image with an intention to transmit harmony and balance between the lights and shadows, between the color of the bloom of the almond trees as well as among the undulated hills and tracks, thus creating a pleasant spring-like portrait of an agricultural landscape with a “naïve” feel. To achieve this image, the photographer must be at a very determined hour in a few and very limited specific dates and even years and get the ideal point of view to combine different elements in the correct way, a work whose dedication and difficulty will be hardly valued and compensated, beyond a few «likes» on social networks for a few hours.

Panoramic photo taken with digital camera, lens 24-70 mm f: 2.8 at 60mm, F:16, 125 ISO, 1/20 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

Winter in autumn

When it is coupled with the autumn, it creats  images of great beauty, in this case I had been expected snow that was supposed to fall on the colorful leaves of autumn trees. I had to change my idea because instead of snow a fulminant hailstorm took place, whose ice balls did not clot to the leaves but rather rebounded onto the ground. That unexpected happening instead gave me the opportunity to get something different from the topical images of details, thanks to the presence of hail and textures that contributed to the composition.

Photo taken with digital camera, 105 mm f:2.8 macro lens, at F:16, 100 ISO, 1/20 second, polarizing filter, tripod.

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