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«The Sirens in the storm»

A portrait of this emblematic place, looking for a minimalist and at the same time balanced picture, with the help of the bravery of the waves, a long exposure and a realization at a height that prevents the horizon “cutting” the rocks.  

Made with Full Frame camera, lens 24-70 mm F: 2.8, 100 ISO, F:11 and 40 seconds.

Peter Manschot, volcanic coast, Cabo de Gata, Almería, workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour.

«Chestnut in magic land»

An image that portrays a centenarian chestnut tree, among the biggest trees of the Peninsula (though it requires urgent treatment to ensure its survival), surrounded by  freshly uncorked cork oak trees with also considerable dimensions, in a place whose magic seems to give a great growth and longevity to all that grows on its soil. 

Made with Full Frame camera, lens 24-70 mm F: 2.8, ISO 200, F:14 and 20 seconds.

Peter Manschot, chestnut  tree, Málaga, workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour.

«Lorquian cork oak»

A centenarian cork oak named by the locals as «The Cork oak of Federico», because García Lorca had himself  portrayed in this place with the tree in the background. Here an image of January 2017 with the tree already more aged since the time of the famous poet, but alive, leaning, as if it were an old man, on his “walking stick». 

Made with Digital camera, lens 24 – 70 mm f: 2.8 at F:8, ISO 200 and 1/2 second, during a blizzard.

Peter Manschot, Cork  oak trees, Granada, workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour.

 

«From the inside II»

A photo made in one of the most inhospitable and at the same time beautiful places that I’ve known in Andalusia. On a stage consisting of narrow walls that let in little light, water that due to its ferruginous characteristics impede visibility and hinder the passage with the slippery layer deposited on top of rocks, steeps and unstable slopes to go, covered with a dense thorny vegetation, skeletons of animals, wasp nests, and mountain goats throwing stones, I could finally arrive and photograph, after a few missteps and small mishaps.  

Made with Full Frame camera, 24-70 mm F: 2.8 lens, F.13, 50 ISO and 2 seconds, polarizing filter, water tight box, ropes and neoprene

 

«From the inside»

Image performed within a deep gorge that requires canyoning techniques to be able to survive. In this case, I advanced upwards in the Canyon (in good company) swimming and climbing the best I could. Due to the height of the walls (100 metres) little light enters and among so much water it is difficult to find a place where to put a tripod.

Made with Digital camera, 10 – 20 mm f:4-56 lens, 200 ISO and F.16 and 4 minutes, polarizer, water tight box,  and neoprene.

 

«Window to the sea»

Image of the serie «Ghostly places» made during a maritime excursion to be able to reach this place. Due to the complicated conditions of access, logistics and humidity the battery got out of charge and I could only make a single shot in great darkness, looking for the correct proportions between water and rock.  

Made with Full Frame camera, with 15 mm F:2. 4 lens, at F.16, 400 ISO and 30 seconds, polarizing filter, small boat, water tight box, strings, floats and neoprene.

 

«Ghostly waterfall»

Another image of the serie «Ghostly places», taken in the Sierra Segura, with the ice, snow and fog accentuating the lugubrious and at the same time magical character of the place. Performed during a nearby camping trip, evading the forest ranger and resisting the cold, snow and rain. I had the bad luck that the thread of the camera broke, so the only way to shoot was placing the camera without fixing on the tripod in the middle of a Blizzard, which prevented me practically from shooting. 

Made with Digital camera, 10 – 20 mm F:4-5.6 lens at F: 11, 200 ISO and 1 second, umbrella and camping equipment.

 

“Nightly Magic”

An image which composition was evocative for me, especially by the presence of the Moon in a quite adequate place, which is also an element difficult to portray. The closeness of the Cork oak trees forced me to shoot with a rather wide angle, what caused the Moon to come out quite small. However this tiny moon enhanced quite well the large size of the Oak trees contributing to the magic atmosphere of the scene.

Made with an Analogue Camera Praktica Super TL , with a 28 mm F:2,8 Sigma lens, at F:16, 2  seconds exposure time,  at ISO 50 (Velvia) forced to 100 .

Peter Manschot, Cork trees, Moon, Sierra de las Nieves,  workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour

 

 

 

 

 

«Night visit»

 

An appearance of a curious Fox specimen, when performing a session of night photography with the last light of the “blue hour” at this emblematic rock figure in the Torcal de Antequera. I was trying to include the moon as highlighted element in the composition, when suddenly a new protagonist appeared, and during the few moments of its presence, I could «freeze» it with the help of the flash, with the luck that it was positioned more or less in the ideal place of the composition.

Made with Digital Camera, with a 10 – 20 mm lens, at F:11  a 10 (16)mm,  200 ISO, flash and polarizing filter. 

Peter Manschot, Tornillo, fox, Torcal de Antequera, workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour

 

 

 

“The King´s little pathway”

“The King´s little pathway”

Here a portrait of this pathway at the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, before it was restored to become a place of  “pilgrimage” where nowadays people walk in large rows, with previous appointment and payment, perhaps impressive for the person who comes for the first time, in contrast, too much “theme park” for those that visited this place previously.

Made with an analogue camera Praktica Super TL,  with a Sigma 17-35 mm lens, a f: 11 at  50 ISO (Velvia) 

Peter Manschot, Caminito del Rey, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, workshop, Andalusia, Travel, Photography, Nature, Sensations, Colours, Contrast, Experiences, Al Andalus Photo Tour

 

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