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Looking to Heaven

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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, taken October 2017

I like this upwards angle, framed by the lampost and tree.  I went inside and around the cathedral, and from wherever you stand you seem to always find yourself looking up.  Maybe that’s something to do with this being the third largest church in the world – and technically the world’s largest cathedral, as the other two (Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil and  St. Peter’s Basilica in London) aren’t the seat of bishops.

In fact, it was inside this cathedral that I broke my sunglasses: they fell off the top of my head when I looked up at the huge golden altar inside.  The fall didn’t break them, but me stepping back to find them and subsequently standing on them did!

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Flamenco style

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Plaza de Espana, Seville, taken October 2017.

I was really pleased with this shot, as while the dancer was moving swiftly to music I timed it just right to get her facing towards me, with the fan and arms outstretched.  Despite the fact there was a sea of people around her watching, with a bit of vignetting and playing with the shadows I managed to isolate her.  To me, a flamenco dancer is iconic to Spain.

Cobbles

IMG_7251Plaza de Espana, Seville, taken in October 2017.

I was experimenting with taking photos from ground level, to get a different perspective.  I like the way it gives attention to the cobbles, but the eye is still drawn to the structure of the building.

I took a few of these at the time, but this was the best – I just wish I hadn’t got the guy walking into the shot. I guess I could have Photoshopped him out, but in a way he gives a slightly warped sense of scale which I quite like!