Barcelona is a truly beautiful city like few others. Not only on an architectural level, but also on other levels: cultural, artistic...
It's a pity, because when I think about it, I realize that I have many more panoramic views of other places than my city, which reminds me of a wise phrase from my friend Tino Soriano, photographer of the National Geographic: "If I am not able to photograph the Pyrenees well, I will not take any good pictures in the Himalayas".
Well, here is a panoramic view taken from Montjuic, the mountain beside the city, from which you can see a good part of it. To do this, I took 6 pictures in portrait mode and made the rotation using my VR panoramic head.
If you think of Africa, you are sure to get images of the savannah, deserts or poverty in general (although, like everything else, there are exceptions and not all of Africa is like that). Well, the Canary Islands are also in Africa. Although they are a Spanish colony, the islands are actually much closer to the African continent than to Europe.
That's why, when you look at photographs of the Canary Islands, you can't imagine that it really is Africa. Taking advantage of a trip I made to the capital, Las Palmas, on the island of Gran Canaria, I was able to take a panoramic view of the harbour and the beach:
In Spain there is a photographic event that has managed to gather more people than any other: Fotogenio. Curiously, it is celebrated in a small town in Murcia, but this has not prevented more than 2,000 people from being under their tent.
Well, apart from the interest of the event itself, curiously the place also has its photographic interest, since it is at the foot of a beautiful beach, and also next to some curious rocks called Bolnuevo.
Maybe you've visited a Guggenheim museum once. There are three: in New York, Venice and for a few years in Bilbao.
Frank Gehry's building is well known for its striking design. At the foot of the museum is a curious spider sculpture called Mama, by Louise Burgeois. At 9 meters high, it's nothing compared to the impressive titanium building but the truth is that once you're underneath it makes you feel something special. It's a strange feeling. Or at least I felt it.
The international expo of the water of Zaragoza, celebrated in 2008, has left us multitude of spectacular constructions, as well as a good economic hole (although that is another quite different subject).
One of these beauties is the bridge of the 3rd millennium, which is the largest suspended concrete arch in the world.
I like to photograph these types of buildings from the inside, letting them wrap me around. The problem is that capturing all its beauty from here is difficult, unless it is photographed in 360º.
Initially I tried with a wide panoramic and the result was not bad at all:
Being in Leon I had the opportunity to photograph the inner of the basilica of San Isidoro. I am not a fan of photographing religious temples, but it is necessary to recognize that in Castile region (Spain) there are many that are worth to be seen, both from the outside and from the inside.
The San Isidoro temple is not the biggest in Leon (the cathedral is much bigger), but it is certainly very large. I decided to take a 360º panorama and the result was this:
Minorca island is beautiful, but Mallorca is not less. This time I’d like to show you a panorama view that I took there in summer. Generally when one thinks of Mallorca, beaches, sun, terraces and party comes to your mind. Otherwise, ask the Germans, who flock to this island ...
Well, in Mallorca -as expected- there are other things. And one of them are the fields, like this one, located in the south zone, near the salterns.
"High dynamic range", a name that generates rejection among photographers and is associated with over-processed and unrealistic images. But the truth is that this technique is fantastic; What is ugly is the misuse (and abuse) of image overprocessing. Also, most of the images you see on Google when searching for "HDR" are actually pseudo-HDR, which is nothing other than the result of overprocessing a single image. No multiple shots, no bracketing, no scenes of very high contrast ... nothing.
While in Uruguay I found these trees while driving north to Brazil. Taking advantage of the fact that it was a busy road, I stopped in the gutter so I could take a few minutes to shoot some photos.
Most people think that panoramic photography simply consist on wide photographs that allow you to see a large horizontal field. In fact, that's how it was for many years ... but things have changed a lot.
In this place there is a cozy camping in the middle of a forest of very tall trees. A horizontal panorama allows you to get a rough idea of the place, although not totally: