Barcelona – soft spring light in a beautiful city

A chance to catch up with a good friend in a city famous for some amazing architecture for a few days. What could be better? So, with delightfully lightweight Fujifilm X-E2 and a couple of lenses in tow, we mooched around, enjoying some bright, sunny weather, if a little cool at times: Probably my ideal weather, and coupled with soft, spring light too, the strolling, sitting, eating and photography was a pleasure …

Buddha and the Bike

Buddha and the Bike

This city seems to work on every level and scale

This city seems to work on every level and scale

This could well be my favourite city: Vibrant, friendly, combining new and old extremely successfully, a great mix of people, and the impression that, somehow, everything has been considered and designed, from the largest of buildings to the tiniest detail.

Miro building, which I enjoyed more than the exhibits!

Miro building, which I enjoyed more than the exhibits!

Every detail, something interesting to me

Every detail, something interesting to me

Yes, the details: As usual, I get distracted by the unusual and offbeat; but the light has such a magical quality that it makes the task of photographing anything a delight, from smaller scenes around and within the buildings and parks, to the famous Gaudi buildings themselves.

A lovely place of shade and trees inside

A lovely place of shade and trees inside

Gaudi's La Pedrera by night. Stunning

Gaudi’s La Pedrera by night. Stunning

Something about seeing a place afresh always helps me to be creative, but the light is also a gift, especially with what seems to have been a winter in the UK with more dreary, flat days than normal. Or maybe I’ve simply been longing for the sun. So, share the springtime with me there …

Time to sit and relax

Time to sit and relax

Spring oranges

Spring oranges

On a technical note, it’s just as well that I really love this new Fujifilm camera, because removing sensor dust-spots in Photoshop is something that could easily become a real pain. But switching the camera off and on frequently to clean the sensor seems to help. Oh, and an old and just-acquired Zeiss Ikon Nettar came along as well, but the results from this will naturally take a little longer. So stay tuned.

The iconic roof of warriors, but oh for that safety-fence removing!

The iconic roof of warriors, but oh for that safety-fence removing!

See the full photo-set here: http://www.pbase.com/pawsforthought/barcelona_2015

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