I have shared quite a few images from my recent trip to Spain already and here is another one. I spoke last week about a visit to a full scale reconstruction of a Moorish Castle near the area of Orihuela in a small village called San Miguel. Maybe not the large scale view you were expecting when I said I would share images of the castle last week but it does highlight some of the finer details of the reconstruction.
This image shows a vary large flower pot with a small bush in the foreground. The bush was such a vibrant green, and in complete contrast to the grays and beige’s around it. You can also see in the background one of a pair lion statues standing guard at the front door. Above the front door you’ll find intricate detail so common to the Moors.
This image was shot handheld, low and at a very wide angle to really exaggerate the size of the flower pot and bush compared to their surroundings. As with any image I capture in the mid-day sun I shot this for Black & White but, much to my surprise when I sat down at the Computer I realised it was far stronger as a colour image.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Focal Length: 26mm
ISO Speed: 200