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Spanish Gentleman

A black and white photo of a man dressed in a suit and hat walking on a pedestrianised street while other people in the background walk by.

A man dressed in a suit is an unusual sight when all around him are dressed casually.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length24mm
ISO6400
Shutter speed1/250s

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Distracted in Arrecife

A woman walking along a street looking over her shoulder at something that has caught her attention.

Something caught her eye as she walked along. I don’t know what. I took this photo in 2006, but only noticed it a few days ago.

Arrecife, Lanzarote. 2006.


CameradDP series

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Jagged Shadows

The tiles of a roof

A striking pattern formed by the tiles on a roof in Madrid, Spain.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length105mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/320s

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On the bike in Girona

A womand and her child on a bike in a pedestrianised area of Girona in Spain

What I saw of the old part of Girona is one long pedestrianised road like you see this photo. It’s a long straight part here but then winds around to the area of the Cathedral. I did see a small van drive down there but they were at least careful. Pedestrians were number 1.

Other parts are not so nice. A three lane street leads out of the city towards Barcelona.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO4000
Shutter speed1/500s

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On the Onyar River

The Onyar River that flows through Girona in Spain with colourful buildings and a blue sky

The Onyar River flows through the city of Girona in Spain. Photographed in August when I was surprised to see any water at all considering the dreadful drought that hit Europe in the summer.

Colourful buildings line the banks of the river and the Cathedral can be seen in the background of a clear blue sky.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Lottery Card Seller

The Lottery Card Seller

A lady selling lottery tickets in Palafrugell, Spain.


Apertureƒ/1.8
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length6.7mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/500s

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Finished with the shopping

Finished with the shopping

Looks like she was finished with shopping and really needed a nice cup of tea.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO2500
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Eiffel Bridge

The Eiffel Bridge

The Eiffel Bridge (Pont de les Peixateries Velles) over the Onyar River in Girona is an eye catching red bridge. It was built by Gustave Eiffel, just before he built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Eiffel Bridge

There appears to be a few Eiffel Bridges around the world, and strangely enough, this one isn’t listed on that Wikipedia page.

The Eiffel Bridge

Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/500s

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Girona Cathedral

Girona Cathedral

I should have done more research before visiting Girona. I would have found out it was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. As it is, I walked up a cobbled street, rounded a bend, under an archway and saw the magnificent Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona, before me.

The staircase is instantly recognisable if you have watched Game of Thrones, and according to that site I linked above, they used several locations around the old city.

Girona Cathedral

The view from the front of the Cathedral doesn’t quite match what viewers saw in Game of Thrones. The sea and a much bigger courtyard appear in the show.

The view from Girona Cathedral

Buildings surround the Cathedral, with shuttered rooms and small balconies.

I really want to come back some time. The old city is full of atmosphere and narrow streets.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/500s

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Look up Girona

Look up Girona

We arrived in Girona on a blisteringly hot day. The temperature display in the car said 39C. We had to park in an area without shade, but whenever we could, we walked in the welcome shade of the buildings of this beautiful Spanish city.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/100s

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The Lights of Llafranc

The Lights of Llafranc

The lights of Llafranc in Spain shine brightly near 1am in the morning after a wedding ceremony in a nearby hotel.

Swimming there was a highlight of the year for me. Lovely calm and warm waters. As it’s the Mediterranean, there was barely any tide, so you could be sure how much beach was there at any one time!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length48mm
ISO400
Shutter speed5s

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One dog wants to be friends

One dog wants to be friends

One dog wants to be friends, the other one isn’t quite so sure!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length32mm
ISO3200
Shutter speed1/500s