View from a bullring!

The Les Arenes Bullring in Barcelona is now no longer a bullfighting arena but instead has been converted to a shopping centre and a great eating place on the roof. The view from the top provides lovely views of Placa Espanya and Palau Nacional (that houses the National Museum of Art). Some views below.

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View of a park near Placa Espanya.
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Palau Nacional and Placa Espanya
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Palau Nacional and Placa Espanya, Barcelona

Ely Cathedral

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_DSC3990, a photo by Jawahar1 on Flickr.

The Ely Catherdral is a towering structure that can be seen for miles around the fens! Photographed in natural light at ISO 100, f/7.1, 54 second exposure with a Nikon 35mm lens on a D7000.

Ely Cathedral on Christmas Night

This is a photograph of the historic Ely cathedral on christmas day. 3 pictures are exposures between 14 and 52 seconds were bracketed to produce this picture.

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Click on the photograph for a larger version on flickr.

 Processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photomatix Pro.

 

Barcelona – By Night

Cities often look very different in the night. The effects of artificial lighting and spot lights often bring out features not usually appreciated during daytime. The following two pictures are of the Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square) and Palau de la Generalitat.

Palau de la Generalitat is the seat of the government of Catalunya, and is one of very few medieval buildings of its kind still serving the purpose for which it was built.

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Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya
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Plaza de la Constitucion

Both pictures were taken using a high ISO as a long exposure was not practical given the number of people in the scene. The images were later processed using NIK software plugins Dfine and Viveza to cut ISO noise and enhance colour.

 

Goa by night

 

These pictures are from my last visit to India in early January. This is the Dona Paula beach in Panjim, Goa. These shots are at about 7:30PM IST, well past sunset.

Dona Paula beach, Goa. 1.6sec f/3.5 ISO200

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Boats in a tranquil sea. Dona Paula beach. Goa 1.6sec f/4.0 ISO200

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Day vs Night

In my earlier post I mentioned how pictures look so very different in the day time when compared with night shots. As an illustrative example, the two pictures below are of the same building, taken roughly from the same place (my hotel room in St. Andrews, Scotland) a few years ago. The night shot appears mysterious and enticing, but the day time picture of shows nothing special. The difference is just the absence of uniform light on the building, and the effect of spotlights. Which one do you prefer?

The Old Course Hotel at St. Andrews during the day time