Barcelona – Black and White

I have been away on vacation in the US for two weeks during which period I have over 600 pictures to process and sift through. It will be some time before those pictures make it to this blog. Therefore, here are some pictures from my trip to Barcelona 3 weeks ago.

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Detail on a wall opposite Barcelona cathedral
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A window in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona.

 Photographs using an iPhone 4S, post-processed in Lightroom and NIK Color Efex Pro.

Gothic quarter, Barcelona – Part 4

I have processed the following picture in both colour and black-and-white. I believe both iterations of the same picture are equally good and offer a different view of the same scene. The picture is of the building that houses the remains of the Roman columns of the Temple of Augustus. The building that surrounds the columns is a regular block of flats, which in itself is very surprising!

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Block of flats with balconies. Temple of Augustus, Barcelona
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Black-and-white treatment of the picture above. Processed with Silver Efex Pro.

These pictures are from my iPhone, processed in NIK Software (Color Efex Pro, and Silver Efex Pro).

 

Under the highway!!

The runnymead bridge on the notorious M25 motoway in London runs over the Thames near Staines. I wonder how many of the thousands of cars, vans and trucks that use the M25 daily have drivers who are aware of the river just beneath them.

The lines on this bridge were wonder to photograph, as were the effects of light reflecting from the Thames.

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Shadow and Light.
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Runnymead Bridge M25.

These pictures are from my iPhone, post-processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom 5.0

Flowers of Ice…

The temperature across East Anglia touched a chilly -6C over the last two nights. Winter is well and truly here in Cambridge. The rapid drop in temperature meant some great opportunities for photography across my place of work. The pictures below are all from my iPhone 4S. As always you can click on the pictures to see and appreciate these flowers of ice.

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Ice flower
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This Brassica died out in the summer, but there’s this second chance to see how it would have looked!
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Extreme frost!!
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Frozen in time!
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The leaves of this plant are usually dark green except today!
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This used to be a Teasel plant..

All pictures with an iPhone 4S (it was too cold to carry anything else!). The images were post-processed in Color Effex Pro 3.0 plugin inside Adobe Lightroom 4.3

 

 

Stuffed Pepper

As I wasn’t close to my computer today, I decided to post a picture of stuffed red pepper that was my dinner yesterday. I am also posting this via the phone so I’ve no idea how this may look on a larger screen.

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Image originally taken using iPhone 4S, then processed in snapseed and camera awesome. The contrast between the reds of the pepper against the steel and black of the over made it an interesting exercise.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the recipe – you can find it here.