2018-11-10 | Spain Architecture & Inspiration - Kevin Downey

I just got back home to Ottawa from a fantastic trip to Spain. It was the first time I had been to either Madrid or Seville and it was incredible. I really had no idea going there what I was going to see or do for that matter. I always like to have some type of photo theme going for a trip. I find it gives me inspiration and purpose to my work. It took me a few days but I settled on my personal theme of "architecture in a different light". I wanted to take photo's of these beautiful cities from a different perspective of what I had seen before; both in terms of photographic style as well as points of view. I had my small kit with me of a tripod, my X-H2 with my favorite 16-55mm f2.8 lens as well as my 55-140mm f2.8 that I used for a few shots.

It took me a few days to get into the grove of my theme but in the end I think for the most part I achieved my goal by using techniques like strong leading leading lines, difficult to get to shooting positions or just highlighting areas of a site that I hadn't seen highlighted before. I processed the images in Iridient and Topaz Studio using my new preset that I just finished. Here are some samples from the trip!


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