Boqueria market, Barcelona (BW)


thoughton

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 13:36
Finally got round to PPing a complete set of these from a work trip at the end of May . I had previously only managed the odd one here and there, which some of you might have seen.

Boqueria market is a covered market, and a great place to visit if you ever have a couple hours spare in Barcelona. It's an excellent place for some people photography as there are thousands of tourists all with cameras. The market itself is apparently quite old and famous - there are some photography books dedicated to it which are worth a look.

Stars



Can I help you?



Tall tales and iced fish (was on the way out by this point, cocked the focal point up a bit )



Fruity gossip



Suspicous minds (missed the focus here, grrrr)



Hip hop shop (when the stars align, and the photography gods smile, and your subject is wearing a contrasty shirt, suddenly you get an image that really pops. Oddly enough this was taken with a cheapo Tamron 70-300)



Salt cod



Of course this being Spain there are several bars in the middle of the market in case you work up a thirst from all that shopping These were taken a day before the Champions League final, hence the Barca shirts.

Barca bar



Comments and criticisms are equally welcome!
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 12/08/2011 - 13:40

bjolester

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 14:12
A great set, although my favourite is number 3 B&W adds to the atmosphere of the images.

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ReklawyksEkul

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 15:21
my favorite is the salt cod and can i help you? but i think the lady's face is not quite sharp

what an interesting place, too bad about the miss focus no 3 and 5. And the banana in front of the lady in fruity gossip

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snappychappy

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 19:25
I think I would prefer color versions, some nice compositions though.
My piccies.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 19:55
Lovely set. I'm in two minds about colour or black and white though. I like the b&W vibe, but I bet there's some lovely colours in the markets too.

I bet a bit of colour equalisation processing would work. i.e reducing some colours and boosting others
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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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thoughton

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 21:23
Thanks for the comments folks! All taken on board

I generally prefer BW for street shots but I do have a few colours ones I will post as well. It's an indoor market and the lighting wasn't the most attractive so be warned
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
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