Stealing Red Beauty

The spring has come and we have again another season to shoot for colourful scenes. Althought the flowers are not an usual subject in my photography, it is a fantastic element to show the colours of this season. Although the geranium from the picture was shot during August at home, in Marbella.

The macro was done adding to my 70-200 telephoto lens, a Canon 500D close-up lens. In fact, in the strictly meaning of macro in photography, this close-up lens that is screwed on to the front of a lens like a filter, only provides an increase in the magnification factor, but without having a form factor 1:1. This lens is an economical (around 150 €) and so light solution to do close-up photography, without degrading so much the optical performance of EF lenses and not expending extra money in an specific macro lens.

Stealing Red Beauty

At home, Marbella (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | EF70-200mm f2.8L IS USM + Canon 500D Close-Up filter @ 200 mm | f2.8, 1/200s, ISO 400.


265/35 ZR19

265/ 35 Z R 19 P 98 Y is not the fatal sequence to type on a keyboard of a new ‘Lost’ series sequel. This is the size of the front tire mounted in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG a.k.a ‘Gullwing’. The ‘Gullwing’ mounts in its wheels a tire from Continental brand. The model is Contisport Contact 5P. The wheels have a size of 19 X 9.5 inches and are made in alloy.

The picture was taken during a Mercedes-Benz Exhibition in the Pavilion 2 at IFEMA. In this expo Mercedes showed all its 2010 brand series.

265/35 ZR19 :: HDR :: DRI

IFEMA, Campo de las Naciones, Madrid (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | EF70-200mm f2.8L IS USM @ 110 mm | f3.2, 1/60s, ISO 800.  HDR /DRI 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. 0 .. +2 EV ]

Almudena Cathedral Reflected On River Manzanares

After being without shooting during one and half months, I decided last Sunday, to go out for a photowalk to the Manzanares Riverside. I had previsualised the spot of the picture previously, so I wait until the blue hour to put my teleobjective lens on the tripod and took a set of 2 x 3 exposures to compose a vertorama. I think that the image is not so sharp for me, cos I forgot to switch off the IS stabiliser.

The atmosphere was puting very interesting after shooting the images but unfortunately, I could not go on the session due to the rain and the short time for blue hour during winter.

Almudena Cathedral Reflected On River Manzanares :: HDR :: DRI

Manzanares riverside, Madrid (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | EF70-200mm f2.8L IS USM @ 70 mm | f8, 15s, ISO 100.  HDR /DRI Vertorama from 2 x 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. 0 .. +2 EV ]