5 Stars

5 Stars

The first in a series on the ancient Moorish bathhouses in the South of Spain.
Before going back to the province of Andalusia for the third time I had several ideas of what I wanted to focus on in terms of photography and these baths were top of the list.
The shaped holes where the light comes through and the textured centuries old walls make great subjects. This one was taken in the Bañuelo in Granada, the oldest muslim structure in Spain dating from the 11th century.

(1/80, F4, ISO1600, 10mm)

57 thoughts on “5 Stars

    • Oh there were some, but also very critical of myself nowadays to not exaggerate the series, just cuz i have so many shots😉
      Have a great day, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, Peter, they really don´t, such craftmanship and knowledge of light and ambiance is hard to find nowadays, i think.
      Glad you like the way I documented it, hope all is great, greetings, Ron.

    • Muchas gracias, Marta. lo siento por mi español, pero entiendo bien tus palabras y me gusta mucho!
      un abrazo para ti tambien y saludos, Ron.

    • Thank you very much, the lights coming thru these holes and these old walls were very attractive to photograph. Glad you like the result, greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, Marianna, definitely worht a visit and so close to Plaza Nueva or Albaycin if you´re there. Also bigger and a bit better preserved than the baths in the Alhambra if you ask me…
      Muchas gracias por tu cumplido, saludos, Ron.

    • Haha, thats a nice compiment, i guess! But combined with the Alhambra and all the sites Granada and its surroundings have to offer you won´t be disappointed, i promise😉
      thanks for your support always, Katrina, greetings, Ron.

    • Thank you, Karen, very cool to hear that; and definitely very interesting interiors, so weird to be walking these rooms and knowing they were filled with people around 1000 years ago!
      warm greetings from Spain, Ron.

    • Thank YOU, Meg, very nice to hear you enjoy seeing this; at first hand for me it is always important its not too crowded and if you visit at the right time (they´re free) it´s like going back in time. Hope the photo portrays a bit of that!
      All the best, have a good week, Ron.

    • Muchas gracias, Carlos, I wanted those five stars and the entrance to the rest of the baths to show as much of the scene and light possible!
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, Tina, hope there are enough walls in the following view, but its all about the shaped holes in combination with those walls, i guess🙂
      Thanks for your support, very much appreciated, all the best, Ron.

    • Gracias, Jane, wanted to grab as much of the scene and different light sources in my frame, glad you like it.
      Hope all is well, greetz, Ron.

    • Hola Claire,
      If you dont have electricity this is the closest to lamps hanging from the ceiling, i guess😉
      Thanks for stopping by and your appreciation, greetings, Ron.

    • Hi Mark, thats great, if you need any insights (spent more than three weeks there all together!) let me know. This bath is free and if you´re early the light is nice and still pretty quiet as you can see from the empty spaces in my photos🙂
      enjoy your current holiday

  1. A photographer’s dream. The rotation of the image uses the various light sources very effectively creating a strong composition.

    • Gracias, Louis, you are totally right about it being a dream; after going there a couple of timees and shooting these baths a little i dreamt of how and where to shoot this time going there. Nice to hear you enjoy the weird angle!
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, Terry, thought these lights and textures suited my style too!
      As for processing, not sure where that ends or begins as i do all light-temperature, contrast, sharpness from the original raw-file. Nothing is done in-camera as I like to be in control😉
      For me this is stuff that your camera decides for you when you shoot in JPEG and apart from composing, lighting and focusing the rest is done afterwards!
      Not wanting to justify anything, just wanted to give you some insight🙂
      have a great day, Ron.

    • Thanks, Francois, I too was very intrigued by these shapes of light when I first saw these, really love em!
      All the best to you, Ron.

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