Indalinas

Uli Butz with his Indalinas

Ulli Butz with his Indalinas

The German metal sculptor, Ulli Butz, was at the monthly street craft market in Las Negras this morning. Ulli likes to create individual pieces but his trademark over the last few years has been his metal sunflowers. Today he revealed a “new line”. This is a female version of the symbol of Almeria – Indalo Man – “Indalina”.

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Market Stalls in HDR

Marionettes

Marionettes

I posted these photos as straight images on our other blog https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/san-isidro/

Hand made hats

Hand made hats

Here I have played with the images in HDR toning on photoshop. In this feature I have used saturation and vibrance to boost colour, gamma to take out shadow and contrast and increased the detail and strength.

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Trading in Las Negras 2

The Trader

The Trader

The same stall I photographed yesterday but this photo was taken today. It is such a colourful subject it was worth another look and I managed to capture the trader giving thanks just after he had served a customer. I improved the image in photoshop with the camera raw filter and then created the effect with HDR toning.

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Trading in Las Negras on Good Friday

Trding in Las Negras on Good Friday

Trading in Las Negras on Good Friday

It is Semana Santa and today, Good Friday, the village of Las Negras was crowded with visitors first enjoying the beaches  and walks. Then from lunchtime the bars and restaurants were extremely busy but there were also artisans with stalls along the seafront selling their arts and crafts. I particularly liked this colourful stall.

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Wild Flowers in the Rambla

Wild Flowers in the Rambla

Wild Flowers in the Rambla

The wild flowers in the ramblas of Las Negras are at their best now. I have tried to capture the bursts of colour they create on the verges. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon. I have digitally altered it to create the effect I was looking.

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Cottage in the Country

Cottage in the Country

Cottage in the Country

I took this photo of this remote cottage up the Rambla de Las Negras this afternoon. It has been occupied but now seems abandoned. Perhaps someone will occupy it again in the spring. It looks idyllic with the bougainvillea growing up the wall and the olive tree providing shade outside the front door but there is no electricity, water needs to be collected from the stream trickling down the rambla and it is 45 minutes walk up a narrow track from the village Las Negras. Tranquil though, no neighbours and it makes a good photo. Lovely colors and textures.

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San Pedro, 4th January

San Pedro

San Pedro

A day of dazzling light and vibrant colours. We walked to San Pedro and I took this photo from above the beach with a palm and flowering cacti in the foreground. I used the palm to cut most of the glare while shooting into the sun. I will be posting more photos from today on http://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com

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