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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby GregB » February 27th, 2016, 6:31 pm

A few recent photos:

A small lake just outside Barcelona.
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Nearby woods.
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Wild boars invading a terrace bar near the lake (a common occurrence.)
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An old house in the woods there.
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The Sagrada Familia church seen from a distance on a hazy day.
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View from a building through a gauze covering of the window.
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And finally the latest selfie of yours truly.
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby GregB » June 12th, 2016, 12:29 pm

More recent photos:

Duck family on the lake in the earlier set of photos (see above.)
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Ducks of a different feather swim together:
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A family of wild hogs near that lake:
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Hog feeding time:
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A tiny Sagrada Familia cathedral seen through the gate of a Barcelona park, also designed by Catalan architect, Gaudí:
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Sails and surfer:
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Mrs. GregB (ie. Roser - pronounced Rusay in Catalan.) Not bad for 63!
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And again!
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Wineglasses:
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And more wineglasses:
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Finally, a selfie of a highly suspicious character...
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby Sprocket » June 14th, 2016, 9:05 pm

Excellent photos. I love the two of Mrs Greg, and the wineglasses, and the Sag. Fam. framed in the gate. The wild boars are interesting - I've never seen them live, though I've had them dead, as wild boar pie at a CAMRA Great British Beer Festival (like a pork pie, i.e. a raised pie eaten cold, but made with boar. Stronger-flavoured than domestic piggy.)
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby GregB » June 15th, 2016, 7:08 am

Thanks!

I've also sampled wild boar, usually prepared here in a stew with potatoes*, but its strong flavour put me off it. Come to think of it, I've not seen it on restaurant menus for some time now. Perhaps it's a conserved species now. (There's a pair of them in my previous set of photos above.)

[* eg. http://www.recetasderechupete.com/wp-co ... tofado.jpg ]
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby GregB » June 17th, 2017, 6:27 pm

Some recent photos:

A pool in some public gardens with sculpted frogs:
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The other side of the pool:
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Waiting for the band:
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Somewhere to sit:
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Somewhere else to sit:
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Two in the city:
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Sand sculptor:
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Shadow selfies (inspired by the work of Vivian Maier - more in another moment.)
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Reflection in a shop window (inspired by the work of Eugéne Atget - also more in another moment.)
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Mrs. GregB in nonchalant mode:
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Finally, some intruder in Chez GregB...oops, it's me with my latest selfie!
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby Sprocket » June 17th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Excellent - the "shadow-selfie" is clever.
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Re: GregB goes digital

Postby GregB » June 18th, 2017, 7:25 am

Thanks! There's a kind of symmetry of lines and angles in that photo which enhances the image, I think.

More on the shadow selfie idea, and also shop window reflections, later on.
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