By Luc de Schepper
A few week ago my wife and I spent a few days in Madrid/Spain. I like this city a lot, it felt really authentic Spanish. Not flooded with tourists and lots of interesting places to visit. Plus great food!
I took a compact gear set with me, an Olympus E-M10II camera with Olympus 12-40mm lens and a Samyang fisheye lens. All images processed in Capture One Pro from RAW.
1. Fisheye view from the rooftop bar at 26th floor of our hotel
2. And a "normal" view
3. For fun, shot with in-camera Key Line Art Filter
4. Fisheye view of the ceiling of the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Royal of La Almudena
5. Another fisheye image (last one, promised)
Following on from my earlier historic Melbourne post, a few blocks further east, another interesting corner.
FS0 4 Swanston Street looking north.
Most people shoot this corner looking towards the station in the southwestern corner of the intersection, but I think this direction is quite an interesting choice. Another interesting thing is that both of Melbourne's cathedrals were completed without spires, which were later added in the 1920's or '30's. Looking back at the picture Alan posted that started this idea in this thread, the tall towers/spires are Town Hall (left of centre), Scots Church (tallest, in centre) and St Michael's Uniting Church (second tallest, slightly right of centre). I'm not sure about the other 3-4 towers visible in that shot, but they don't seem to be current churches.
Whilst scouting out the barracks (see here if you are wondering why), I thought I'd better get some other photos too, so as not to look too suspicious.😎
This is Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance. For all the tall buildings visible from here, planning restrictions prevent towers from as much as casting a shadow across this view.
And closer. Then turning around ....
Shot with Fuji X-E3 and 27 f/2.8 or 55-200.
Having failed to capture some decent sunset pictures the other evening (as noted in the later entries to this post), I decided to go for sunrise instead.
OK, I cheated a little bit - the white balance is set to 'daylight fluorescent', which makes it even more golden looking.