Strolling through Ronda, Spain

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Boid, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Visited the cliff-side village of Ronda in Spain last October with my LX5, on the way to an award function in Barcelona. Here are a few pictures of the surroundings (my apologies if I posted too many... couldn't decide)


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    and one of the main shopping streets...
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    This is a great set of images. You have a wonderful approach in your vision.
    Don
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Lovely in black and white, one, two and four are my favourites. The last time I was here I was too cold to take any pictures. We searched those shops for sweatshirts to buy but there was nothing so after another day we headed back to the coast to the sunshine!! Really appreciate your views of the place :)
     
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  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Thanks for your kind words Don!
     
  5. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    The day I was there, the clouds were rushing in as well. It was windy and cold but the bright intermittent sun kept the pics interesting. I drove to Granada and then turned back towards Seville. Missed going to the coast. Would love to see your pictures if you can dig up any!
     
  6. James Murphy

    James Murphy SC Rookie

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    Oct 2, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Great pics of place where it is hard to take a bad photograph. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I've been to both Granada and Seville but my heart belongs to Malaga. Maybe because it's more laid back than the better known places, smaller too :)
     
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  8. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Here's one I like that I missed posting before, cheers.

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  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thanks for sharing these.
     
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  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I like these, they do made a lovely set. I particularly like the first, it's the sort of composition I would like to do (and do in my head) but never quite achieve for some reason. All the photos give a really good sense of place, if that makes sense.
     
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  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    It does makes sense. I'm usually very frustrated with the camera's inability to capture the experience of 'being there'. I get back home, look at the pictures on the computer screen, more often than not go "bah!" and ignore the pictures for months. When I have distanced myself enough from the experience, and just have a vague memory of the space, I pull up the images again and try and see how best to edit them so that they fit my memory of the place, since they never express the reality of the space anyways. Now I don't know if any of this makes sense :smile:
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    What an incredible place. Really well done with the entire series.
     
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  13. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Thanks Amin, much appreciated.
     
  14. Booka

    Booka SC Regular

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    Jul 5, 2011
    Sweden
    I was going to add a few pictures of mine to the thread but they weren't really as great as I had remembered. Great photos Boid, sometimes my own memories are better.

    Rhonda is an interesting place with both a dramatic landscape and history, with Bullfighting, Islam, Hemmingway, all contributing their parts.
     
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  15. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Lovely images, especially the one you added later. I like how this image shows Ronda and its place in the scenery. Thanks for bringing me back there, I have fond memories of Ronda. I wonder if you ran into the guy playing Elvis on his ghetto blaster that I have encountered a few times there.
     
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  16. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I spent all of two hours in Ronda while driving through to Granada. At the time I thought it would give me enough time to grab a few pictures and run. I wish I had stayed longer though. Would love to see your pictures.

    Thank you. I didn't run into the guy with his ghetto blaster. The environment seemed more conducive to Paco deLucia playing a bolero than Elvis singing Blue Suede Shoes.
     
  17. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    A wonderful set of images ! - I really like the first one - it draws you in !!
     
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