Staring Along Manzanares Riverside

As usual during Sundays, the people stays at home or to take the day for relaxing … Or to take a walk. The City Council in Madrid is doing a large green area along the Manzanares riverside that extends from the ‘Ribera de Manzanares’ street – in the picture – to the new ‘Calle 30’. In several months, we will have in Madrid, the first beach , taking a similar scene from other European cities like Paris. And doing the river a new place for leisure of Madrid citizens.

Staring Along Manzanares Riverside :: HDR :: DRI

Ribera de Manzanares street, Madrid (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 14 mm | f16, 2s, ISO 100. HDR from 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. 0 ..+2 EV]

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Puente del Rey At Blue Hour

‘Puente del Rey’ – that can be translated as King’s Bridge – was built in 1816 by order of King Fernando VII. Its role was to link Madrid city, with parks and gardens at ‘Casa de Campo’, located on the right bank of the Manzanares river.

In the 60’s on the 20th century, it lost its original utility to be a cross as part of the ring highway M-30 , leading the traffic from the A-5 motorway to the Madrid centre.

In 2007, as consequence of the ‘Madrid Rio’ – Madrid River urban project to restore the Manzanares riverside, the bridge was converted in a footbridge that communicates the ‘Principe Pio’ roundabout (see right side of the image) and ‘Cuesta de San Vicente’ street with the ‘Huerta de la Partida’ orchard and the lake at ‘Casa de Campo’.

Puente del Rey At Blue Hour :: HDR:: DRI

Calle 30, Madrid (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS @ 49 mm | f11, 10s, ISO 100. HDR from 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. 0 ..+2 EV]

Ribera Manzanares By Night

The new image of Madrid as part of the Madrid River project. New fountains and the river have been conditioned, as consequence of undergrounding the highway M-30, creating one of the big green areas of the city along the Manzanares riverside and being called the new ‘Calle 30’ – 30 Street.

The Madrid River Project – ‘Madrid Rio’ – with the burial of the M-30 implies one of the best opportunities that Madrid has had for transforming the city, permitting recovery of a space that used to be occupied by cars,which will convert to a large park joining El Pardo with the municipality of Getafe, connecting up green zones and historic gardens and recovering the use of the river. So, one of the most degraded and neglected zones of the city is going to be become one of the most beautiful and with the greatest environmental quality, integrating the centre and the south-west of Madrid by means of a new public space of 1,170,000 m2, developed by the City Council.

Ribera Manzanares by Night :: HDR :: DRI :: BW

Manzanares riverside, Madrid (Spain)

Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 20 mm | f8, 30s, ISO 100. HDR from 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 ]