Yes, I know we’re all sick of the wind, annoying and a headache, but it’s not bad, leave pictures as I bring today. A very clear day, low and scattered clouds and a spectacular blue sky.
The photo is made with the 24-105 (24mm) and the circular polarizer. No photoshop, I’ve only played a bit in Lightroom levels. I took 7 photos and then I put together with Hugin. I left image at 2500px wide … but if my camera has 18mpx and 7 photos… guau!, lol
As OST I’ve to put something active, that gives us wings… Kiko Veneno! Memphis blues again… if I repeat myself, sorry… but there appears Santiago Segura and gives a touch of necessary humor.
The second day we were in Arcos de las Salinas rippled pretty, Morning visit the ancient salt that give the village its name. There are still remains of the pond where the water became dry, the water pumping windmills and church. Also the place is quite secluded and almost no light pollution. We had a very good day:
Salinas de Arcos de las Salinas, an HDR with the polarizing filter:
Then we were talked about Dueñas, a town like many other abandoned and not wonder… with the SUV cost us quite get, is tired and there was too much grace to go around, especially at night, so we made some shots daytime and towards Arcos again.
Overview of Dueñas (multiple shots at the 12 and the polarizing filter and coupled with Hugin):
I have taken this week to publish the post, but do not complain that it’s very full. To top it off, the soundtrack will put a big Spanish guitar master that has left us this week with a song I had not heard until my mate Ivan interpreted in a hearing (that hard!) Is Czardars V. Monti:
Today I remembered that last year we did a photo out of several days to Arcos de las Salinas there CEFCA is building an astronomical observatory, and the first night we went up there. We put a little nose and kindness Watchers did the rest, we were shown the facilities under construction, they left us a tracking tripod, we were shown the programs used to process the images obtained with telescopes. Currently they only started is the small 80cm (equivalent approx. 3700mm focal length), the other if I remember correctly will have a mirror of 2.5m (over 9000mm focal lenght) and for us it is a telephoto lens 400mm … lol.
Here you have a shot with the 12mm and ISO 160 , we caught a night not too good , it was cold, windy and there were clouds. They told us that from there on a clear night looked easily Valencia.
Then I leave a photo to my surprise was placed in the 3rd-4th page Popularity at 500px which I recommend if you do not know , my profile is this. It is 9 shots vertically with 8mm and subsequently coupled with Hugin Panorama Creator:
We’ve got a good time… and there are still pictures to show, but that’s another post. Now I leave you with the soundtrack, a group that gets current songs and gives them a vintage feel, in this case New Orleans style, I think the song needs no introduction :
While we wait out this week I leave you with a tour (of the longest we’ve done for a day) to “El Toro”, the “Peña Salada”. There’s an abandoned military base, and had (yes, past) very cool antennas that you can see in the following shots. Well, as says Sergi Boix antennas are no longer there, we don’t know if were dismantled for safety, or is that a friend of the alien has made August with iron. The point is that as Augusto says … we have a picture that does not have Mario Rubio:
By the way, these pictures would not have been possible without the camera Alberto Hervàs, mine had some problems I’ll tell you one day (or you can read here)
The soundtrack today is given by legendary rock group with a title that I think is convenient: “Led Zeppelin: Communication Breakdown”
By the way … apologies for the loss of quality in the images but I don’t not know why my hosting does not let me upload images greater than 100kb. Yesterday I had a post half done and did not went for it … I don’t want the same thing happen today.
In the next shot you can see we three, perhaps the most curious thing is that, that the three were in the same shot… who paints?: I painted Augusto, and he paints Miriam, me and the rest of the scene .
The later is as it came out first, I think the three of us would have liked to repeat, but it was too late… so for now it stays that way , but we will return…
By the way … Yes! Miriam appears twice! lol
We continue with the file and now it’s up to an exit that we did in June last year. We met a few (that day if I remember correctly were at least 6: Augusto , Jordi , Alberto , Manolo , and Oscar) and went to Cullera to see what we could do.
We climbed to the Weather Radar and got ready to take pictures. I had not noticed, but there were security cameras and alarms, but as our intention was only to take pictures, we started to deploy the material. Well, they had not yet passed four or five minutes we saw a car up very quickly to where we were, indeed! Civil Guard! , very nice a guy and a girl asked us documentation and asked that we did there. They told us that there was much money in technological equipment and that’s why it was so well guarded, had surprised that so many people were there at that time .
Look! it’s a 20 minutes photo, there’s a lot of light pollution, but the result is not bad at all, it is made with 8mm and then I corrected a little deformation, hope you like it :
Change the subject, today we go for bugs. We had a few days looking out from a hole a female for sunbathing. And as much shame not seem to have i’ve asked for the 100-400 to my friend Jordi, which left me very happy.
I prepared everything, a chair, camera battery, 400, some light test and focus … and with a little patience the star appeared, I’ve taken pictures in all known poses.
But as I looked through the viewfinder in one of many bursts came a big head behind her, the male!, Amazing! we’ve never seen he out, then I re-frame and could only give 3 photos … here’s the best. Hope you like:
Yesterday I looked back at the hole and is heavily covered by autumn leaves, so either they are still hibernating or have changed the burrow of place.
The other day while having dinner with some friends put the movie “Terminator II: Judgement day” and I remembered how good it was the movie and the soundtrack, here are the Guns ‘n’ Roses “You Could Be Mine”:
Let’s leave aside the file and go to the pictures last night (yeah, yeah … last night, are still toasty). Some friends went to a Fallas Studio (thanks Ivan and Vicent Martínez for your hospitality). Augusto, Alberto and me took some photos and Enrique made a video that I put below.
There was finished dummies, and others by halves, some were just started, the truth is that the night was productive.
The first (The sorcerer, the pot and the base was painted by Augusto, Green Smoke is my own):
And to top it off today I will not put a music video clip, but a very cool video where you can see the “making of” it is a time-lapse that Enrique was doing while we were doing photos. Congratulations Enrique … It is VERY NICE!