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Uhm… wait.. what did you say? A party? To support Algy and his assistant?? Be sure to join in!!

Algy loves squirrels <3 <3 He is so very happy that this beautiful creature is coming to his party :)) Thank you so much, dear Eva, for sending him, and thank you for your wonderful support xoxoxo

[Original photo by hinterdensiebenbergen ]

A heartfelt thanks!

I would like to thank Eva (hinterdensiebenbergen), Liz (lizgrandmaison), Paul (babalou71), Jeanne (Jeannemcright), Algy and his ever attentive assistant, Jenny (adventuresofalgy), Esra (my-memory-palace), Fernando (qbnscholar), Shana (diversityandecho), Taylor (taylormmeredith) and Alex (alexelices) for their nice, interesting and incredibly constructive comments on my photo of today Estructuras’. And neither I must nor want to forget all those Tumblr fellows that made me know its appreciation for this picture by likes and reblogs. To all of you / them, the greatest appreciation, love and respect. You have made ​​my day and it got me to feel even more happy and proud to be part of this community!

Oh, I forgot! Sometimes I carry too far my mania for not  locate spatially or temporally the subjects of my photos, even when it is worth to know where they are taken! In this case (and assuming that this is obviously a train station!), I will say that this is the Estació de França (Train Station of France), in Barcelona, existing since 1854, as the main terminus for trains arriving from France (as its name still suggests) but remodeled in its present form since 1929.

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Dear Eva – thanks so much for all the flying hearts – 25 – you sent to me for my recent photos – your support is much appreciated! Take care and have a creative week :-)

Peace & happiness, Enzo

  saenzdesantamaria ha contestado a tu foto: © iCorreyero out of context

Me encanta el minimalismo y la pureza de líneas y colores pero, sobre todo, el sentido de humor!

muchas gracias, la verdad es que son dos cosas con las que me gusta jugar, en ésta solamente me faltó la estela de un avión para haber rematado la escena

nourbese ha contestado a tu foto: © iCorreyero from the sea to the wind

Preciosa!

muchas gracias! :D

hinterdensiebenbergen ha contestado a tu foto: © iCorreyero the Barruecos magic

Fabulous mood and composition. Gorgeous!

thank you very much, the truth is that it is a fantastic place to photograph, a place worth visiting and Wolf Vostell Museum in the same place, it’s magical

hjs-photo replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’I love the symmetry and the hard contrasts in this one! Awesoime shot, Juan!!’

josepha-amarantine replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Beautiful how the contrast and shadows make it so sharp. Powerful’

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Outstanding….just…woooow!’

qbnscholar replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Perfecta. Me hace pensar que es para una pelicula silente de DeMille’.

nurnielfa replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

‘Simplemente magnífica’.

fotomog replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Uff! The perspective makes me sort of dizzy, impressive!’

my-memory-palace replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Great perspective! And the tones and contrast are enhancing the feel of this so well.’

diversityandecho replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’What a beautiful photo. I love the depth and contrast you get with those shadows. Love this!’

mycreativevoid replied to your photo: Volumes’ - F16; 1/40s; ISO 200; FL:50mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz ..

Epic

Dear Jürgen, Carole, Eva, Fern, Nur, Mog, Esra, Shana, Taylor …; thanks for your support and your kind comments! This warm feedback has been great, since my first impression about this picture is that this was probably 'tough’ and a bit away from the kind of work that makes me feel confident …! This corner of a bricked wall interested me from the first moment I saw it, though I suspect what led me to take this photograph was that perpendicular light falling on it, which drew magnificently the brick textures. I gess if I had been there at a different time -with another different light-, I really had not taken that picture!.

Thank you!

hinterdensiebenbergen said:Good luck!

Thank you! I will certainly need luck. I didn’t really choose a wise month to return to tumblr, did I?! 

rhiarti said: Happy word-wrangling!

I must remember that I chose word-wrangling because it does make me happy - keep reminding me of this when I’m tearing my (proverbial and metaphorical) hair out as May progresses…

va103 replied to your photo: ’Grapes’; - F22; 1/80s; ISO 400; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz…

‘Grapescape :)’

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photo: ’Grapes’; - F22; 1/80s; ISO 400; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz…’:

'Interesting tones and nice focus!’

gallerylefey replied to your photo: ’Grapes’; - F22; 1/80s; ISO 400; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz…’:

'Crikey, my grapes still look like tiny beads..’

adventuresofalgy replied to your photo: ’Grapes’; - F22; 1/80s; ISO 400; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz…’:

Beautiful focus work in this one :)’

ninafernandesrosa replied to your photo: ’Grapes’; - F22; 1/80s; ISO 400; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz…’:

Maravilhoso!’

Although it is a little late (really guys, these days work is killing me), I want to sincerely thank  -Rita, Eva, Drew, Jenny and Nina- your nice comments about this picture! Nothing like a walk in the countryside to reconnect with those essential things that focused the life of past generations. These days can be seen in the fields near my hometown how the grape is slowly reaching the point of maturity that will lead to the harvest in six to eight weeks from now, -the second half of August-, for certain grape varieties. This is almost a month earlier than usual only twenty five years ago! Although I am not a skeptic when it comes to climate change, I usually take rather coldly the catastrophic visions concerning huge sea level rises and global warming, but I realize that, at least in the latitudes where I live there has been a visible alteration of the maturation rates of many plant species. Sometimes is not necessary to consult abstract climate change studies. Instead, just look around ….

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your post: Azul en la mañana’ - F13; 1/125;…:

*sigh* simply gorgeous!’

Thank you Eva; I’m afraid I can’t hide that I love that kind of ‘traditional’ architectures and its colors!

my-memory-palace replied to your post: Azul en la mañana’ - F13; 1/125;…:

'Beautiful composition, wonderful blues. Love those blue shutters’.

I’m so glad you liked it, Esra; thank you :).Many times I shoot mainly atracted by the colors I see, almost regardless of what I’m photographing. This was one of those times, in which I tried to capture that dominant blue!

piavalesca replied to your post: Azul en la mañana’ - F13; 1/125;…:

'Crisp and clean. love the cool colors and the clear-cut composition! (well, this comment turned out a little alliteration-y now, huh? ;)’

Ha, ha :)…! Thank you Pia! But regarding the composition, some times I think that in shots like this one, may seem a bit… clynical; I mean, too much minded…!

qbnscholar replied to your post: Azul en la mañana’ - F13; 1/125;…:

Ty vez, por esto es que me gusta cuando un artista sigue trabajando el mismo tema, cade vez perfeccionandolo y dandole una vida distintiva con cada nueva iteración’.

Siiii, ya lo sé Fern, me repito …! Pero es que soy como soy como el adicto al chocolate a quien explicas dónde están los bombones que no debe comer…. Paso por delante de una fachada que me gusta…. tengo una cámara en las manos y cuando me doy cuenta… ha vuelto a pasar ;D  xddd!

hey-north replied to your post:Azul en la mañana’ - F13; 1/125;…:

'Negative spaaacee <333’

Ha, Ha…!   I swear I used to hate wasting so much space in the frame … But now I can not avoid it! ! Thank you for your kindness :)!

qbnscholar replied to your post: Calma’ - F2.8; 1/100s; ISO 400:

‘Encuadro perfecto, colores deliciosos, luz maravillosa. ¿Que mas decir?’

Gracias, Fern; aunque sea un tópico fotográfico, el atardecer es una de aquelas cosas que, quiera o no, acabo fotografiando una y otra vez!

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your post: Calma’ - F2.8; 1/100s; ISO 400:

'Love the warm golden light!’

I loved t too, Eva:); That light can make almost any scene beautiful!

jenquest replied to your photo: ‘Vuelta al mar’ - F3.2; 1/2000s; ISO 200; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

'So refreshing. I can feel the sea breeze :-)’

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photo: 'Vuelta al mar’ - F3.2; 1/2000s; ISO 200; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’Love this so much…one can almost feel the fresh sea breeze! Wonderful colours, too’

adventuresofalgy replied to your photo: 'Vuelta al mar’ - F3.2; 1/2000s; ISO 200; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

’This is so beautiful - Algy can’t resist this :) Lovely capture of the colours of the sea in the light.’

my-memory-palace replied to your photo: 'Vuelta al mar’ - F3.2; 1/2000s; ISO 200; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

'Beautiful! I can almost feel the water droplets on my face:)’

iseedeadpixels23 replied to your photo: 'Vuelta al mar’ - F3.2; 1/2000s; ISO 200; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …’:

That’s a great shot, the clarity is top drawer’.

Thank you for your nice comments, guys! This photo was taken close to home, early in the morning on a day that I knew was going to be particularly tough and stressful. On days like this, I like to take a little walk, once taken the first coffee, to meditate and accumulate energies (of course, I grab my camera!). Surely it is purely psychosomatic, but when i do, I feel more prepared for whatever comes during the day! In those early summer mornings, the air is usually delightfully fresh, light is soft and golden, and the visibility perfect !

a-scapes replied to your p'ost: ‘Mar’ - F4.5; 1/1000; ISO 200; FL…:

'Great texture here’.

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your post:  'Mar’ - F4.5; 1/1000; ISO 200; FL…:

'Amazing light patterns!

Eva, Ariel, thanks for your nice comments! This is one of those occasions in which one assumes that still has much to learn! Yes, as you wrote, what struck me here were that remarkably beautiful shadows and light reflections created in the sandy bottom by the flowing water surface. However, the resulting image, although it is interesting, hasn’t captured but a small part of that beauty!

hinterdensiebenbergen replied too your photo:  Tránsito - F2.2; 1/4s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz … ’:

‘Perfect play of light and shadows, love the lines, too!’

Thank you, Eva, but this picture came out well by chance! In such situations, I usually do a couple or three attempts at different apertures, to make sure I exposed in accordance to what I want to get in that image, but in this case I just had a shot I had to do without time to adjust the settings, so I was sure that it was a flawed image . But it was not so bad, and I’m glad you liked it!

amchphotography replied too your photo:  Tránsito - F2.2; 1/4s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz … ’:

'Qué luz!!! :D’

Era magnífica, Alejandro! La duda me vino a la hora de tomar la decisión de  procesar en B&N o en color, ya que, en este último caso, la luz tenía unas tonalidades azuladas estupendas que contrastaban con los colores cálidos de la piedra y la puerta,con su patina de óxido. Pero al final me decidí por prescindir del color, para intentar un mayor dramatismo!

adventuresofalgy replied too your photo:  Tránsito - F2.2; 1/4s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz … ’:

'I just love the gradations of tones in this, representing the steadily decreasing intensity of light inside this gateway, and the lovely contrast with the grille. Beautiful use of greyscale :)’

These graduations were absolutely captivating, if you saw them there, and much richer than can be seen in the picture. When I see the results of any photograph that I may have taken in these light conditions, I always realize the large number of nuances lost in the capture, and the fact that no camera sensor (or none chemical film - do not fire me, guys :)) -) never will be able to represent the enormous amount of nuances that the human eye is capable. But I’m glad and happy that you and Algy liked it! 

my-memory-palace replied too your photo:  Tránsito - F2.2; 1/4s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …:

'Beautiful light and contrast!’

Many thanks, Esra! I loved to see the light go that way in the door, and that was the only reason I took a photo that otherwise would not have done. The door was not in itself too interesting!

pwrettycwoldworwld replied too your photo:  Tránsito - F2.2; 1/4s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …:

'Really like it. the background is so crispy. + nice pun’.

Ha, ha; …and I decided to sink my teeth into it, Nic;  thank you!

hjs-photo replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …‘ 

’“Cool Blue Stole My Heart!” that’s what came into my mind when I saw this excellent shot. The composition once again is simply great, the vertical parallels and curves„ the (even) horizon and the clouds make it perfect at the end… You got the eye!’

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

’I like the wide range of blue tones, the simplicity, the depth….mhmmm’

photoencounters replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Gorgeous photo! The blues are fantastic!’

ravenoussouls replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Bueno, el título es el pedestal a esta maravillosa estampa. No sólo cabe destacar el paisaje, hay que denotar todas las líneas horizontales, líneas verticales, curvas, etc que hacen de la foto un arte de ver las cosas más allá de un vistazo pasajero’.

qbnscholar replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Me hace pensar en Julieta de los espiritus, una de mis favoritas de Fellini’.

diversityandecho replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

What a wonderful shot! I love the angle you’ve captured the lights at, all distributed perfectly. And perfect colour. Amazing set up and composition.

my-memory-palace replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Beautiful composition and gorgeous blues

mojo5050 replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

’Awesome…love the blues!’

va103 replied to your photo: Marina’ - F10; 1/320s; ISO 100; FL:28mm - © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'You caught the 3rd dimension. Again’.

Wow!; thank you all, Jürgen, Eva, Amber, Juan, Fernando, Shana, Esra, Monica and Rita, for your nice comments and appreciation and, of course, thanks to all the Tumblr  fellows who liked or reblogged this photo! I had been a couple of times before on this site to make this photo, and had to give it up because the lighting conditions were not ideal (actually, one of the times it was raining!), So this was my third attempt, made, as may be seen a bright Sunday morning in late spring. This time, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere very clear and transparent!

gallerylefey replied to your photo: ’Spiral staircase’; F11; 1/125s; ISO 100: FL:50 mm; © Juan Manuel Saenz …

Nice…’

I’m glad you liked it, Drew; many thanks! It is interesting to consider how varies with each person what we can understand ’nice’ or interesting as a subject for a photograph. I was attracted by the geometry of that staircase, but I’m sure my mother would consider a nonsense shooting at such an object!

pwrettycwoldworwld replied to your photo: ’Spiral staircase’; F11; 1/125s; ISO 100: FL:50 mm; © Juan Manuel Saenz …

‘Again, big wow! so clear and sharp. subject is pwretty nice as always’.

And your words are pwretty kind and nice, as usual ;)! On the sharpness in my photos, I must admit I tend to be ’a little too’ concerned (should I say ’obsessed’, perhaps?) about obtaining the highest definition possible, for what I usually shoot triying to take advantage of the focusing  'sweet spot’ in the lenses I use (and using always the highest f numbers that I can, in the aperture). I am aware that it is an personal aesthetic choice whose outcome may be hyperealistic and, as I was told once by my dear Tumblr fellow Fernando Socorro -qbnscholar-  that falls squarely within the field of digital photography and moves away in the same degree of subtlety in the details and the amazing qualities characteristic of chemical photography.

hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photo: ’Spiral staircase’; F11; 1/125s; ISO 100: FL:50 mm; © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'…just another stunning, perfect b&w minimalism, Juan Manuel - love the lightplay on the metal! (but it would be nice to see the colour version, too! ;) )’.

Thanks Eva for this warm support! I feel completely desolated but I have not been able to find the raw file from which it derives this picture In black and white (for now!), but I can say that I opted for the process in monochrome because, although it seems contradictory, it offered more variety of tones that the color image. In this, one could see how the ladder, and the column to which is fixed were painted in a light blue color that stood out very little against the bright blue sky. So, no matter how much I adjusted the tone curves I was only able to get a fairly 'flat’ image. Too minimalist, even for my taste :)!

amchphotography replied to your photo: ’Spiral staircase’; F11; 1/125s; ISO 100: FL:50 mm; © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Perfecta! :D’

Muchas gracias! Se trata de la escalera de evacuación de un Roller Coaster que me pareció muy interesante por sí misma. La luz era magnífica y tenía una buena perspectiva, así que aquí está :)!

hjs-photoreplied to your photo: ’Spiral staircase’; F11; 1/125s; ISO 100: FL:50 mm; © Juan Manuel Saenz …

'Love the light - the contrasts - gorgeous shot again!

Many thanks for your nice words Jürgen! With regard to the contrasts, I tried not to force them too much to preserve in the process all the subtle range of tones that could be seen both on the stairs and in the sky!

 va103 replied to your photo: Más allá del espejo F5; 1/60s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm ©…

‘I love this shot!’

 ninafernandesrosa replied to your photoMás allá del espejo F5; 1/60s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm ©…

'maravilhoso!’

 my-memory-palace replied to your photoMás allá del espejo F5; 1/60s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm ©…

'so wonderfully captured. Wonderful light and colors!’

 hinterdensiebenbergen replied to your photoMás allá del espejo F5; 1/60s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm ©…

'Great reflections, so crisp - and amazing light!’

 pixandum replied to your photoMás allá del espejo F5; 1/60s; ISO 100; FL:50 mm ©…

'Wow!!!!’

Thanks Thanks Thank you all mates! I was lucky enough to shoot in a morning when the light was beautifully clear and the sky outrageously blue. All this helped the reflection to be sharp and pure. But I’m afraid it is difficult to be minimally original when you take a picture like this, however beautiful it result!