Barcelona, a photo a day

photography

Post 1879

DSC02205

SOOC post, for once. What do you use, which programs, for editing your photos?


Port Vell

IMG_0089-Edit-Edit

Many ways to see the old port.

IMG_0089-Edit

What is your favorite?

IMG_0089_tonemapped

Or maybe the original, SOOC?

IMG_0089


Playing with light

SONY DSC

Now and then, I like playing around with old photos, mainly with Adobe Lightroom (not a Photoshop fan, me) and with NIK filters. What do you think? Are you rather a SOOC -Straight Out Of the Camera- fan?

The Sagrada Familia church seems so close to the beach… Well it isn’t, it is well inland.


Planet Poblenou

DSC06205

You too can create your own planet! This is la planeta del Poblenou, complete with Hilton hotel and a beach!


Old dog…

2014_01_19_3168

… but still learning new tricks.
I mean on Adobe Lightroom, not the one with the 4 balls and the sardines… Don’t ask.
Photo taken on a Barcelona-bound ferry.

And don’t forget on sunday the City Daily Photo theme day, all about aging.

And for once, here is the original shot:

original


Paintings with my camera

Barceloneta w 055_tonemapped-Edit

A little publicity today, for myself. I recently started this project/website, taking some of my photos, and transforming them into paintings, using mainly Adobe Lightroom, and several plug-ins. Want to see more? It’s right here!

BTW, this is the W hotel, facing the Desigual HQ.


Sailing away… Rule of thirds

2014_01_19_3150 Fed up with┬áBarcelona? Easy: just take a ferry to Italy, Africa, the balearic islands (Ibiza…)… Many nice places out there! In 24 hours, after cruising the Med, you can be in, for example, Livorno. Nice place. 20 km further (by land), you could have a pizza in Pisa, just next to the leaning tower. And I swear: you cannot beat an italian pizza!!!!! Buonissime pizze italiane!!!


Peix

2013_11_04_0255_DAP_Aquarell

The whale, this is what we call this big structure on the seafront in Barcelona.
No, wait… According to Frank Gehry who built it for the 92 Olympics, it is actually a giant goldfish. Ok with this, it is red indeed, made of copper and steal.

About the style of this photo ((no, I did not paint. Although, I did…), more about it on my brand new website, the painting camera, merging photography and painting. Feel free to browse.And who knows, you might want to buy a picture…


El bar rojo

SONY DSC

A 5 years old Jpeg photo, from a non-DSLR, 3 MP camera. The so-called red bar, just behind the city hall. Nothing that a few tweakings can’t save from Jpeg hell, with the help of Saint Lightroom and Saint Photoshop, alleluia!


Dreamy

A rather dreamy view of the Port Vell, with the Maremagnum shopping center in the background.


Shooting into the sun

I love shooting into the sun! The results can be quite unexpected. This was around 9PM, sun going down. The photo is as I took it, just downsized to fit this window.


Details

One of my great pleasures is to walk around town, in places I’ve been soooo often, and discover new details. And also to imagine how the photo could like after a bit of reworking. Here the original photo.


Shooting into the sun 2

Skywatch Friday, more sky photos right here.


Weekend reflection

Once again, I’ve been playing around with a good half a dozen programs, to rearrange a bit this old photo. Quite happy about the result.

Some more weekend reflections here.


Playing

Been playing around with Picasa and other programs. This is what came out, after a few minutes fiddling.


Not Barcelona neither…

…but Richmond-upon-Thames, near London. It is amazing to be able to find places like this just minutes away from the big city buzz.


I was standing far behind you…

…but I had my long zoom with me…

News. According to ‘Forbes’ magazine, Barcelona is the happiest city in Europe, and the 3rd happiest city in the world, after Rio de Janeiro and Sydney…… Aren’t you happy wherever you live?


Playing around

A combination of several programs, HDR, little planet and so on. This was originally a view of the old port, or Port Vell


Ciutadella park, the winter garden

Oh the joys of HDR…


Pose for the cause

Pretty model, even if the guy behind her doesn’t seem to agree.


HDR photography

I have been meddling with HDR for a while now, even though I really don’t have the time to really learn it, read the books or websites. So basically, I am learning it the hit and miss way. Here is a detail of a church in the old town. Hit or miss?


Shadow play

One of the buildings along the Ramblas, in the sun.


Pigeons

Been learning a lot lately about High Definition Range photography, aka HDR and ARW. Just playing around really for the moment. Anyway, pigeons on Plaza de Catalunya.


Working

We forget easily that Barcelona is still a working fishing port. Here is one of the rare remaining working boats.