Spain Trip

On the last two weeks of November, I went to Spain with my school. This was a trip that’s been planned since the beginning of my secondary 4 year and I was so exited about it. It took me so long to post about this because I didn’t think I would come back from a ten day vacation with 1,170 photos to choose from. This is why I thought I would spare you (and myself) by posting all of my favorites in one go.

 

Picture number 1: This was one of my favorite pictures because this view was absolutely breathtaking! Although I did not, under any circumstances, like the 10 minutes of climbing up stairs, I did however, love being able to enjoy the view. This also gave me time to catch my breath which was a bonus. This picture was taken right before I fell down one of the many spiral staircases in the tower which made my bum ache for a good half hour. Which was much better than breaking my camera since I was holding it at the time of the incident.

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Picture number 2: This picture was taken at one of my favorite places visited during my 10 day visit of Spain: Gibraltar. The part I enjoyed the most about this place, other than the monkeys, was how we could see Africa and Spain in one place at the same time! On top of that, we could also see both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.  On this picture we can observe the lighthouse which is located at the viewpoint where we can see the oceans and the countries. What was the most amazing part of this whole experience was being able to cross a border by foot and to also cross a runway to get onto the island. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life.The light house really sticks out in this picture, which is exactly what I wanted, because the colour red catches your attention since everything around is blue.

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Picture number 3: Out of the many pictures I took of my friends, I’d have to say that this was my favorite of them all. Even thought the view behind is not the best one there is, I love how the shadow and the light on his face balance perfectly. For example, the light around his eyes of where he’s looking turns into a shadow on his cheek is what I live for. Every time I come across this picture, I always need to stare at it for a solid 10 minutes because I love it so much. This picture was taken on the second day of our trip when we were still in Madrid and I have loved it since then. This is why I couldn’t help but post this photograph.

(I had his permission to post this so no worries)

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Picture number 4: Ah yes, another picture of Gibraltar. I don’t know what it is about this place that has me wrapped around its finger… Maybe it’s how beautiful the rocks are. Maybe it’s the way the rock is shaped. Maybe just maybe it’s because this place was as photogenic as a model. Who knows…… I do wish however, that there weren’t as many light posts and gates because I feel as though they take your attention off of the main picture: the mountain.

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Picture number 5: Yup you guessed it, it’s another picture taken in Gibraltar. I couldn’t help myself though, the tree just came out so clearly. and the mountains in the background are mesmerizing. Not to mention the boats that are waiting for their turn to enter the port. It just looks so peaceful and calming….

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Picture number 6: Alright last one of Gibraltar guys I promise! I will make this one short and sweet: I really like this picture because you can clearly see the focus on my friend and the background is blurry which is the affect I wanted to achieve. I like this about the picture because the red from his coat really makes him stick out from the blues of the background. Also, the dark colour of his jeans blend in with the dark colour of the wall which I think is pretty cool.

P.S not to worry I got his permission to post this

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Picture number 7: Granada, which is where this picture was taken, was a beautiful city. We were lucky enough to visit the Alhambra mosque which is one of the most tourist visited places there which is understandable. the views were amazing, the architecture of the buildings were breathtaking. I could’ve stayed there for hours (until I got hungry that is). I would highly suggest visiting this place if you want to have a long relaxing and calming walk. It’s also a great place to take hundreds of pictures! One thing I particularly like about this picture is the people at the top left corner. They complete the picture in my opinion and made it so much better than originally thought.

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Picture number 8: I’ll cut right to the chase, I love how symmetrical this picture is. I also like how it really makes you focus on the view in the background which is probably the reason I wanted to post this one so badly. I also just realized that the little ‘spikes’ sticking out look like miniature arrows pointed in the direction of the city. One thing I would change about this photograph would be how we can see the railing at the bottom. Although it doesn’t necessarily ruin the picture, it does catch the attention of your eye which is not the ides behind this picture.

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Picture number 9: Every time you enter a building in Spain always, and I repeat, ALWAYS look up at the ceilings. The artistry in the paintings and the overall architectural design of the ceilings are amazing.  Which is why I wanted to share this beauty with you guys. The parts I like the most about this picture; the contrast between the top of the photo and the bottom (from light to dark), the symmetry of the photograph itself and the clarity of this picture. If there was one thing I would do to improve this picture, it would be to make sure that it’s straight. I say this because you see more of the ceiling on the right side than you do on the left.

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Picture number 10: A big shout out t my best friend for being my model throughout the 10 days of traveling. I really like this picture because of how, even though the background is blurry, we are still able to see how beautiful it is. Finally, the overall clarity of the photo (the sun helped a lot I must say) on my friends face is what really brings this photograph together in my opinion. Next time, I would however make sure that I do not get the crane (it’s in the background) as so it does not clash with my picture.

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Picture number 11: Must I even repeat myself? This architecture is just so beautiful. It’s so amazing how these were built such a long time ago and yet they still look as great as they used to. I have to admit, this is not my favourite part of this picture. I think the reason I enjoy this one so much is how light the picture is. I am the kind of person who likes to have relatively dark pictures and so this was a one time thing for me that I think I should keep doing since it looks like it brings out every little detail of the building itself.

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Picture number 12: Last but definitely not the least, the tower we used as a reference point in case we ever got lost in Seville. No I didn’t take this picture in case I forgot what it looked like, but actually because I love how the tower is placed exactly in the middle of the frame. This makes a cool effect which makes it look as though the tower gets thinner and thinner as it gets near the top. I also like how clear the sky was and how the cloud is only on one side of the tower. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks so but I really don’t mind.

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Hope you guys enjoyed! Don’t forget to like, share or comment!

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5 thoughts on “Spain Trip

  1. These are really great, Kayla!
    Should you be interested, I used this free site called PicMonkey to enhance my pictures, or crop out something I didn’t want to appear in the picture… You should check it out. You don’t have to go crazy and change your pictures so they don’t represent what you want (but you can if you want and have fun with it). It’s a fabulous tool that I learned about in my on-line photography course!

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