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Light trails and Christmas lights

Christmas lights and light trails from passing traffic.

There’s a four lane highway through Malaga but in December and January they have great decorations over the street.

The perfect time to take some long exposure shots of passing traffic!


Apertureƒ/22
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length136mm
ISO100
Shutter speed30s

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Loading the containers

Loading a container ship in Malaga Harbour. The sun has already set but there’s a lovely glow in the sky!

Trying something new this time. You’ll probably have the visit the site to get the full effect. I’ll be uploading these images to Instagram shortly.

As before, these images were cut up with the convert command:

convert input.jpg -crop 3x1@ out-%02d.jpg

Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length212mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1s

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Lighting the way to shop

An inverted photo showing the ceiling of a shop. Inset lights lead the eye into the distance.

The lights drag you into the shop. Spend money. Spend money.


Apertureƒ/1.9
CameraM2101K6G
Focal length5.89mm
ISO110
Shutter speed1/50s

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Birds enjoying the sunrise

Two birds sitting on a TV ariel on a house, as the sun rises behind them casting lovely colours on the sky.

A simple sunrise this morning. Two birds sitting on an ariel high up over the house had a great vantage point of the lovely colours in the sky.


Apertureƒ/1.9
CameraM2101K6G
Focal length5.89mm
ISO96
Shutter speed1/100s

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The old and the new in Málaga

A wide angle photo of the glass pyramid in Malaga. Roman ruins underneath and bright purple LED lights above.

A wide-angle photo of the glass pyramid in Malaga that I posted before, but this time showing the Roman ruins underneath, contrasting with the modern LED lights on a tree in the background.


Apertureƒ/10
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/1.3s

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Dos cervezas por favor

Someone carrying two one litre glasses of beer through a crowd

Beer carried through a busy crowd in a market. Only a few drops of liquid dropped out of the glasses too! A guy behind him had a selection of tapas for wherever they were going!


Apertureƒ/3.2
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO8000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Malaga after the sun set

A wide angle view of the sun set, reflected in the water.

If the sky is right, Málaga harbour has some stunning sunsets. The colours of the sky are reflected in the waters of the harbour. The industrial and urban buildings on the far shore make for pleasing silhouettes defined by the setting sun.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/10s

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La Capilla del Puerto de Málaga

A small church at one end of a shallow pool.

The chapel of the port of Málaga sits right in the middle of a now busy tourist area. It’s flanked by expensive restaurants, with towering apartment blocks behind it for tourists.

A review on Google maps (and Tripadvisor) is enlightening.

This is the Chapel of the Port of Malaga. Erected as an oratory in 1531 further out in the port area, but moved closer inland, brick by brick in 1719 and inaugurated as a chapel a few years later. It was used to say mass for seamen who were often extremely religious due in part to their dangerous profession. It’s a very old building and when juxtaposed against the modernity of Malaga Port, seems oddly out of place, yet all the more beautiful. Not a must see, but worth a detour if in the port area.

I can’t comment on how accurate that review is, as I couldn’t find any “official” page about the chapel, at least in English.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1s

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The cat always gets the milk

A cat drinking milk from a small jug on a table

Just in time for and this photo from long ago of a cat helping themselves to the milk from a jug seemed appropriate.


Apertureƒ/9
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length200mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/400s

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The Ten Arch Bridge at Inistioge

An imposing, ten arch bridge over a river, framed on the right by a tree.

I visited Inistioge many years ago and enjoyed a nice afternoon there. By the river there’s a lovely a walk which we took advantage of, and today I can share one of the photos I took that day.

According to the town website this bridge was built in 1765. It’s well worth a visit!


Apertureƒ/22
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length24mm
ISO160
Shutter speed1/30s

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A Frosty Autumn Morning

Autumn leaves on the ground with a light coating of frost

Crisp, golden and orange leaves on an Autumn morning are coated in frost.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length20mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/60s

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Lights in the rain

A rainy, wet street in Dublin at night. Two people walking towards me with umbrellas.

Rain pours out of the sky and runs along the pavement in this street in Dublin last year. It wasn’t a bad night if you had an umbrella.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO12800
Shutter speed1/80s