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Andalucía Spain Adventure

Post 1 – Seville, a city rich in history, architectural wonders, great food and wine, cultural experiences.  We wandered around through the historic district photographing day and night.  The narrow cobblestone streets were alive with tapas bars – so nice to grab a light meal and glass of wine while walking around.  Flamenco dancers were a fun explore of shutter speeds – capturing faces and blurring the rest.

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

Rooftop view from our hotel, Hotel Palacio Villapanes © 2016 Diane Kelsay

Rooftop view from our hotel, Hotel Palacio Villapanes
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Watch for our next post as we move to Cordoba and Úbeda.

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito, a World Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The historic churches, convents, and statues that adorn the city, draw many photographers to capture architectural art with their cameras.  For me, I am captivated by the colors and architectural details.

Stained glass window, Basilica © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Stained glass window, Basilica
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Light patterns from the stained glass play on the wall.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

The light patterns create their own designs. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Close up, the light patterns create their own designs.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Night arrives and we walk around selecting our compositions, much of it determined by the lighting in each location.  Some lighting is brighter and more creatively done.

Lighting is very dramatic and shows off the intricate details. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Lighting is very dramatic and shows off the intricate details.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

As we walk the streets at night, designs are everywhere.  My technique is to move about without a tripod, using ISOs between 400 and 800, so I can be mobile (sometimes climbing into better viewpoints).  I most often use daylight white balance and let the colors fall as they do (note the natural look to the deep blue sky as night fell), but I occasionally use auto white balance if the results are better (as I did with the purple/green lighting).  Even though I generate RAW images, the review LCD screen shows the jpeg version so I like to set white balance to help me make good choices – it often affects exposure and whether or not I use active D-lighting (Nikon).  The colors shown are very close to how we saw them.

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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