Beginning to See the Light

Beginning to See the Light II

(1/100, f5, iso-400, 14mm)

 A hallway leading to a kitchen in the abandoned village of El Alamin, close to Madrid. As with many of Spain´s abandoned villages it holds a lot of stories and is seen as a haunted place.


65 thoughts on “Beginning to See the Light

  1. Vertiginous but poetic at the same time. Till now you are the best photographer i have met in internet who have se sure and so daring sense of the space. This is a rather rare-in fact very rare, like yellow diamonds-quality. And if this inimitable quality is combined with your likewise incomparable sense of form, we can easily have your qualities as a photographer before our very eyes. Artist par excellence!

    • Muchas gracias, Fatima. Creo en la tarde esta un poco oscuro alli, pero durante el dia solamente es muy interesante para mi 😉
      Saludos, Ron

  2. Fantastic image. Great perspective. The angle of presentation surely lends to a haunted dream sense of reality.

    • Thank you, Terry, felt really natural to take this angle as it felt like i was following the flow of light 🙂
      And there was lots of tiles and stones on the ground that made it a bit too chaotic in my view.
      Have a great week, amigo

    • Well, you must know by seeing most of my photos that I live places like this for photography and although most of the times there are stories and legens of any kind (here it is a strange death), but also Ifeel the Spanish like to use their fantasy a lot 😉
      Most of the abandoned villages are like that for simple reasons orthe sad reason that during the dictatorship of Franco in spain he made people go to the big cities and empty out the rural areas.
      thanks, Truels, for your support and appreciation, greetings, Ron.

        • Thanks a lot, Truels, just thought you wanted to know the main reason of the 500plus abandoned villages waiting forme to photograph 🙂
          (Hey, sounds like a kickstarter project!)
          Happy easter, Ron.

    • Muchas gracias, Fern, i appreciate your compliments very much; this location feels very surreal and i wanted this angle also to get all the window-frames and sunny shapes to be on it and there was no other way than with such an angle 🙂
      Nice to know itworks for you, greeting, Ron.

    • Thanks, Laurence, great you can appreciate the abstract view of this shot; little daring maybe, but it seems to work for some viewers!
      Thanks for letting me know and all the best to you, Ron.

    • Thank you very much, Simon!
      These abandoned places bring up so many nice scenes with the Spanish sun peaking through everywhere to make these shadowplays…
      glad you enjoyed it, greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, Patti!
      Wanted to have all the shadows and windows in there so opted for this disorientating angle to get them all 😉
      Glad to hear you like it like this.
      Greetings, Ron.

  3. I would believe that it’s haunted.
    Even at this level of abstraction, which is its beauty — it’s still disconcerting, just the word, as others have said.

    • Nice to hear, Lynn, cuz I was looking to make this ´ordinary´ scene into something more disturbing image.
      Thanks for your response, really appreciat it.
      Greetings, Ron

    • Thank you, Dina, definitely hard sometimes to keep these ruined places interesting, but with this one I had to choose this angle to keep all the interesting things in imo
      All the best, Ron.

  4. Very effective view point – creates strong perspective and uses the light in a dramatic manner. I also like the limited colour range (including the complementary green)and the textures.

    • Thanks, Louis, the composition came when I followed the light and wanted all the sunny aprts in there, but didnt want to miss out on half the window-frame and tiles at the end of the corridor.

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