If you can smell the citrusy scent of thousands of orange trees in the air, see more horse drawn carriages than all Disney movies combined, and can hear the faint clacking of Flamenco shoes strutting in the distance, then congratulations, you’re in Sevilla. I was excited to get to explore this Andalucian fantasy since it was jam-packed with all the Spanish charm, glorious sunshine, and smiling faces that I had envisioned.
Snap-happy and ready to roll, I sported my NX20 ready to capture some of the Spanish sensory overload I was about to experience.
Processing a photo in black and white using Adobe Lightroom can help simplify a chaotic shot. In color, the photo above was overwhelming, but by removing saturation the new focus becomes shape and symmetry.
Using the Close Up feature available in the NX20’s SCN mode, you can take shots of intricate architectural details with clarity, like the one above.
Sevilla is a city filled with passion, whether you’re talking about its traditional Catholic roots expressed everywhere from crosses on house facades to hidden corner shrines for the local saint, to its flamenco – a dance that requires a vibrant spirit in its dancers and demands full attention from its audience.
And to this day, the ideal of quaint Spanish life is kept alive in Sevilla: poinsettias scatter the maze-like alleyways, transportation of the equestrian variety rule the roads, and plump ripe oranges bursting from the tree-lined streets tempt your thirst.