13 July 2010

South to Sitges

Not far south of Barcelona lies the beach-side hamlet of Sitges, better known for its gay bars and restaurants, but also catering to families and anyone wanting to visit or stay in a beautiful part of Catalonia.

We've ventured there on several occasions, the first being in January last year when we were investigating where to live.  It was cold, windy and most of the town was closed.

Since then, we've experienced Sitges in warmer times, and have seen how the place becomes a popular location: the drawcards being the restaurants and the amazing beach which stretches for a few kilometers.

For photography, the narrow streets and lanes are ideal for finding lots of interesting subjects to capture. I'll let the photos take up the rest of the post.  There'll be another Sitges post with more images later in the week.

 The main door to the cathedral


Just sitting with my dog

A wonderful wooden door

Hotel Platjador

Hotel Romantic

An awesome sand sculpture

The red bag

Tattoos and piercings


Potted balcony


Jazzical Aficionado said...

I wish I could capture images the way you do. Unfortunately, I'm an absolute zero when it comes to photography.

nzm said...

Ah Louis - we can't be good at everything!

Darlene said...

cool images Michele, makes me wanna go there. Are you doing some psuedo HDR processing? Has the kinda look. Or full on HDR?

nzm said...

Well, come on over - we'll have a blast!

Thanks Darlene.

The images are a combination of processes. Some are full HDR, some are single-image, and most have been finished in Photoshop, because I sometimes play with a duplicate B&W layer (erasing some parts of it, lowering the opacity, changing the before flattening.

Only yesterday, I read of Tom Kaszuba's HDR technique which I'm going to try in the next week or so, after I finally get my act sorted re my Lightroom set-up and workflow!

Darlene said...

I'm still setting up my LR work flow and let me tell you it's a lot better now. Having a HD crash and having to relink everything was a nightmare and I learned what NOT to do.

Pandabonium said...

Blogger ate my comment. Or I screwed up. (which is more likely?)

Anyway, I wanted to say that you capture the color, texture, and flavor of this beautiful town in a way that makes me feel like I'm there. Well done.

nzm said...

Definitely the former is more likely!

Thank you Pandabonium!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Fabulous photos in this and the above posting. What superb buildings and a photographer's dream. So you use Photoshop - a little. I've been messing around with overlapping pictures on the geelong visual diary blog. Can't afford Photoshop unfortunately so only use Picasa and an old one Photo-edit.

nzm said...

Thanks Wendy.

Yes, I use Photoshop.

You should try Paint.net. It's a free download for Windows machines and has a lot of the same features as Photoshop.