One of the challenges of shooting so many monuments is the lack of space to photograph head on. Being close to the building creates odd distortions in the photographs. Lightroom allows you to correct for this but it is not always perfect.
Here is an example from directly opposite the hotel in Salamanca – the convent of San Estoban. There is some working space but going back to where you need to be you then have to contend with trees blocking your view. This is a 6 minute requested experimental exposure I shot using a 10 stop ND filter.
It is an amazing facade and inside is even more dramatic.
Here is another a few hundred yards away – San Pablo. Here the working distance is essentially the other side of the road. No further. I think LR (and I) have done a decent job here, if i say so myself. This building impressed me in June when we spent a few hours here and I was determined to have a proper go at photographing it.
You may have realised by now that my MacBook Pro is back working FTB. Thank you Apple Madrid. We have another full day here then we wend our way home via Venice and Doha.
The other perspective shift today was Mrs. Ha’s view of bikers. As we went for our final stroll we saw maybe a hundred or so driving into Plaza Mayor. An incredible noise. All in leathers and looking rather intimidating. I of course made a beeline for them with the small X100s. Mrs. Ha lagged a little. There were police present in very small numbers. They were just having a good time. The stopped on the main square, chatted with the locals and me, took their ow photos and one big group photo. Then they drove on as noisily as they had arrived. Total invasion, 20 minutes tops. Here they are.
They were a fun bunch of mainly over 50s, men and women, having a ride out. Mrs. Ha was enchanted.
Thanks for staying with me over the last week and forgive me the limited reading and commenting on your blogs. It has been hard going.