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Morocco & Spain

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Yohan, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    I recently had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and Spain. With my 5N, I took only the 24mm that I had recently bought. I'm not sure if I like the 24mm focal length but I will have to give it more time. Here are some photos anyway.

    If you click on the name of the city, it will take you to the complete set on Flickr. Enjoy!


    Casablanca

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    Fes

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    DSC01353 by FA43LTD, on Flickr

    Marrakech

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    DSC01692 by FA43LTD, on Flickr

    Sevilla

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    Barcelona

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  2. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Wow! It's a shame you're not sure about the lens.

    Errr, I have a lovely kit lens I'm willing to trade for it. :p
     
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Fantastic! Wonderful set of images. I'd love to visit Morocco and Spain together one day...Portugal as well. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    Great IQ! Just unsure about the focal length. :)
     
  5. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    Thanks for taking the time to look at the sets, Nic. I would highly recommend both places. Traveling always seems to be a trade off. I wanted to experience both places. But I only had 20 days to work with. I had to cut down the number of cities I visited in order to find the sweet spot.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Two parts of the world that are high on my want to visit list.

    Very nice, crisp clean shots.
     
  7. Joshua Cairns

    Joshua Cairns TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    I spent five weeks this past summer in Portugal and Spain. Both were absolutely fantastic with different things to offer.
    Portugal though is cheaper, and Lisbon goes down as one of my all-time favourite cities!
     
  8. Joshua Cairns

    Joshua Cairns TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Brilliant shots Yohan.

    The colours are stunning with a great 'pop' too them, but yet don't feel oversaturated. Really impressive.

    Two questions:
    1) What polarizer did you use? (it looks like you had one for some of the shots with sky in them)
    2) How did you take these? RAW + pp, or jpeg + pp?
     
  9. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    Hi Joshua,

    I used a Hoya Circular Polarizer. It's the multicoated version. This was my first time with a polarizer and I had difficulties with different levels of blue in different areas of the sky. I actually didn't end up using it very much.

    RAW + PP (Lightroom) is generally my method. Usually I tweak one photo, save the settings as a preset, then apply the preset to photos taken in the same environment. I try not to oversaturate the colors. But also noticed that they look different on different monitors. Not going to worry too much about it. :).
     
  10. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Thanks for sharing, great places and great photography. Even though you're not sure about the focal length, you handled extremely well.
     
  11. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I think they are wonderful and you have a great, great eye. I've visited both countries and your pictures are very faithful to the atmosphere there. The soccer field is brilliant.
     
  12. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    yohan amazing photos, a beautiful place to visit, that envy to see live FC Barcelona , is one of my dreams :), if I could have the 24mm would be even more happy
     
  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Sounds great, thanks!
     
  14. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    That was no ordinary match, that's for sure. It was El Clasico. I was in such disbelief! I would give a 24mm to watch El Clasico once again.
     
  15. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Ronaldo 2 Messi 2, that El Classico?

    %^#+% me.
     
  16. Jonas Siahaan

    Jonas Siahaan New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 18, 2012
    Great color and gradation, good work!
     
  17. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Beautiful photos all of them... expertly done! :)
     
  18. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    That's the one. :)
     
  19. watchman64

    watchman64 New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Kuching, Sarawak, MY
    Very nicely captured. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.
     
  20. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Wow, I don't know how I missed this the first go around, stunning shots.

    Thanks watchman for digging this one out. :)