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Jubilant

Jubilant

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Jubilant

This scene was taken in Times Square (NYC) a few months ago.

Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan

Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan

The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge – because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets – and officially titled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909. It connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. It carries New York State Route 25 and is the westernmost of the four East River spans that carry a route number: NY 25 terminates at the west (Manhattan) side of the bridge, which once carried NY 24 and NY 25A as well. The bridge is flanked on its northern side by the freestanding Roosevelt Island Tramway. The bridge was, for a long time, simply called the Queensboro Bridge, but in March 2011, the bridge was officially renamed in honor of former New York City mayor Ed Koch.

More info: Wikipedia

Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan

Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624.

Photographs taken on september 4, at 19:47

More info: Wikipedia

Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan

Barcelona Marina

Barcelona Marina

Barcelona Marina

Marina Port neighborhood is around the current Paseo de la Zona Franca next to the harbor.

The Port of Barcelona has a 2000-year history and great contemporary commercial importance as one of Europe’s ports in the Mediterranean, as well as Catalonia‘s largest port, tying with Tarragona. It is divided into three zones: Port Vell (the Old Port), the commercial/industrial port and the logistics port (Barcelona Free Port).

The Port Vell area comprises two marinas or yacht harbors, a fishing port, a maritime station for ferries travelling to the Balearic Islands and other destinations in the Mediterranean and other stations or landing areas for cruise ships, and it abuts the industrial port.

More info: Wikipedia

Sunset

Sunset

Follow the light

If you are looking for the heaven
and you lose the way,
if the darkness is around you
and you think you’re lost,
follow the light.
The light will show you the way.

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London street at nigh

London street at nigh

Reflections on Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

street_photo_cmll“Manufactured” or staged photography does not concern me. And if I make a judgement it can only be on a psychological or sociological level. There are those who take photographs arranged beforehand and those who go out to discover the image and seize it.

For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant wich, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder.

This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry -it is by great economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

One must always take photographs with the greatest respect for the subject and for oneself.

from The mind’s eye.
Writings on Photography and Photographers by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004).

Do you agree with Cartier-Bresson?. Maybe you agree on some things. I like his words but I am not so strict in some ways. I recognize that the great French photographer had thought a lot about his photography, its justification and meaning. And his photography was consistent with the way he saw it. But I admire a lot of people who “take photographs arranged beforehand”. In photography, I think there is room for all styles and I love a good photography whatever style. We’ll talk more about it soon.

Today’s photography it is not an easy photo, it isn’t a beautiful flower or a wonderful landscape, but for me it could be a good photo, if it weren’t for the average photographer. ..

 

Dark landscape

Dark landscape

Dark Landscape

We turn to a different theme. Today I upload this picture of a bleak landscape, but relaxing at the same time.

This dark but interesting landscape has given me some moments of relax and peace. They are mountains of my country, Catalonia (north-east Spain).

I hope that you enjoy seeing them. as I did.

Fair time

Fair time

The big wheel turns without stopping
lighting up the night,
enlightening people,
illuminating their lives,
in the meantime it last the Fair

Seville, April Fair

Port Vell. Barcelona

Port Vell. Barcelona. Night view

 

This is my last photo for this magnificent challenge. Triumph and Contrast

Thank you to Photo101 for the course. It has been a busy month but I would start again. And thanks to all the participants for their support, I learned a lot with all.

Soul of the Ebro

Soul of the Ebro

Today we play with scale: we use human silhouettes to help convey size in this image.

The Soul of the Ebro (El alma del Ebro) was created by Jaume Plensa i Suñé Read More

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences. Valencia

The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. Read More

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