Barcelona, a photo a day

Sunday Bridges: as Gaudi saw it…

Monsieur Louis la Vache has a thing about bridges. After being invited to join his meme, I thought: hmmm… Bridges in BCN??? Very few of them around.
Then I started looking… And you know what? I found some bridges!

Here is a particularly fancy one, created by none other than Antonio Gaudi (Barcelona’s architectural god) himself. It is situated in Parque Guell, and as you see, you can even have a picnic underneath!

We have been asked several times how we do it. Well…
First, the material. Mandy uses an old Fuji S3500, 4 MP. Rob uses mostly SLDR, a Sony @230, 10 MP, with several lenses, a Sony 17-55 mm, another Sony 55-200, and a 10 years old analogic 75-300 mm Minolta lens, with is usable on a SLDR and becomes a very nice digital 112 to 450 mm zoom (see the moon photos, for example).

Almost none of our photos are SOOC, straight out of the camera. We use a lot of enhancement programs, like GIMP, Artizen, some versions of Photoshop,, Picassa, Raw Therapee, etc. We will go very soon into HDR, once we have a good handle on it (have a look at this one!).

We do not ‘cheat’, we simply think that these tools are really good, they do a lot to improve the quality of what we do. They are available, so we use them.

All we hope to do is a good quality blog, with good quality photos, a bit a humor now and then. And we truly hope you enjoy our… work? No, it is and will always be a hobby.

On the very first place in what we try to do is the intense satisfaction of creating a thing of beauty. This makes us happy, and that’s all we want.

Words, words words. Let us stop them and just enjoy some more bridge photos, here .

16 responses

  1. Amazing indeed. What an imagination Gaudi had.


    August 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  2. Oh my goodness! That bridge is absolutely amazing!


    May 31, 2010 at 11:24 pm

  3. hi rob n mandy. ^0^
    haha, nice post. ^0^
    gr8 explanation and a good one.
    i don;t mind the techy details, i think it's how you present that matters the most.
    and i never get tired of Gaudi's creation, always too perfect and really beautiful. ^0^
    oh, did i say this is just flawless?!


    May 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm

  4. What an impressive sight you do provide tonight. Wishing you always a safe step ahead and a nice new week as well.

    daily athens


    May 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

  5. So organic looking. Love the performances that also occur under the bridge.


    May 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

  6. Dear Rob and Mandy. You know how much I like all your photos 😉
    …and to you, Rob; may your health soon be OK!


    May 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

  7. It looks as if the bridge naturally grew there! Great photo for Sunday Bridges 😀


    May 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

  8. an impressive bridge, a Gaudi no less. i love the colors in this photo, makes me think of a beautiful gold sunset. excellent work!


    May 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  9. Ah ha! La Sagrada Familia in (pardon the pun) a – bridge -d form!
    Neat! «Louis» is delighted that you've participated in Sunday Bridges. He appreciates your technical explanation and throughly enjoys visiting your blog and is always happy to see you've stopped by his blog. And, he REALLY appreciates your providing the link to his coffee site!


    May 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

  10. We need to go back to Barcelona for once as we missed Parc Guell (I'm ashamed to confess this)… And also because Barcelona is simply great! 🙂
    God bless you!


    May 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

  11. If I were still a teenager, I would gush, “This bridge is to die for!”
    And isn't makeup on a beautiful woman an enhancement? That no one objects to!


    May 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

  12. Let me gush like a teenager, this bridge is “to die for!” Have probably dated myself with that one.
    Enhancing a photo is like makeup on a beautiful woman; all are better.


    May 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  13. Very impressive entry, great idea dear Rob, it's wonderful post!


    May 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  14. This is so cool! I agree it's not cheating using enhancement programs. I'm mostly SOOC (thanks for teaching me that acronym) as at the moment that's all I have time for, apart from cropping. Might learn more one day!


    May 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  15. That's definitely a “one-of-a-kind” bridge! C'est formidable!


    May 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

  16. Gaudi, forcément. Et pas n'importe quel pont, c'est extraordinaire !
    Bon dimanche !


    May 30, 2010 at 10:34 am