Old photos of Granada

Gentlemen prefer blondes

Gentlemen prefer blondes

Three years ago, about this time of year, I took quite a few photos in the city of Granada with just a compact camera. Here are four which I quite like and have enhanced a bit. The first was taken outside the main theatre where they were having a festival of Marilyn Monroe films sponsored by the Cruzcampo brewery.
Two worlds

Two worlds

The above photo is of a woman begging outside a boutique in Calle Recogidas. I think it makes a statement.
The Shopper

The Shopper

This is a photo of a shopper in the rain during the January sales.
The market

The market

The final photo is of a market in an old square in the Albaycin. The original photo was very contrasty with a lot of bright light and shadow so by increasing the gamma I got more detail in the people and produce.
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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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