Old Skool

Old Skool

(1/125, f5.6, iso-800, 60mm)

 A sunset through the ruined school that sits next to a friend´s house in Centenera in the Spanish Pyrenees. This crumbling wall is the only thing that stood the test of time.

46 thoughts on “Old Skool

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    • Hola Paula, muchas gracias and no worries just do you´re great blogging and we will bump into each other now and then… 😉
      Hope you have a great year as well, enjoy everything!

  2. Nice shot with a beautiful sky. I think this picture could come out pretty good if you cut off the highest part from it as another variant. (Like getting 2 pics out of 1;) Too bad you had to use a high iso (or at least I guess you did?).

    • Hola Mbee, thanks for your stopping by, did use a high iso (800), cuz the colors would come out a little better i hoped and to keep it sharp, but thats very good advice on the cropping, i like the little plants on top of the wall, but the natural frame of the window is indeed a strong(er) photo too.
      Thanks so much for your interest and keen eye, hope all is great, greetings from Spain and nice to meet ya 😉

    • Hi Karen, so cool you noticed those, perfectly placed in my opinion too 😉
      Thanks for taken time out to enjoy it and commenting!
      Have a great weekend, Ron.

    • Hi Meg, thats very kind of you, love that movie, although pans labyrinth i like even better, some of the locations are similar and sometimes the same as where I like to go, and the atmosphere is definitely the same. Huge compliment as i consider the camera work in that movie to be very inspiring! Greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks, Noeline, was waiting for a ksy like this ever since i visit these friends who live next door to this ruin!
      Thanks for your enhtousiasm, very much appreciated. All the best, Ron.

    • Thanks so much, Lindsey. It´s so nice with this light you have the opportunity to expose both the sky and detailed wall nicely! Always intrigued by the fact that this used to be a school, but with only like 30 houses or so, there wouldnt be too much kids there in its days…
      Have a great day, Ron.

    • Muchas gracias, Sue! The composition i had in mind for years now, but as I´m there its all about enjoying the time with friends and going hiking and all, i was happy that i was on the terrace of my friends house when this sunset made my idea complete 😉
      All the best, Ron.

    • Hi Seonaid, thanks. I liked the wall for a long time but I thought it needed a proper sky before it became a photograph 😉
      All the best, Ron.

    • Thank you, Karen! As I spent many days on the terrace with this wall next to me I could wait til this moment of fluffy clouds came along 😉

      Greetings, Ron.

    • Hola Lisa, thanks, it was beggin for a photo and lucky enough i spent my time in this village in the house next to it, so i could wait til the sky was to my liking 🙂
      Greetings, Ron.

  3. You find (and wait for) the most astounding colors. The rusty ochres
    against that range of blues and purples and into pinks is thrilling.
    And of the building, so much melancholia in such things which were
    a part of lives gone by, the plant life shooting up from the uppermost. And
    maybe chiefest that your friends are in the Pyrenees and this is
    close at hand, for all of you.

    • Hi Barbara, i feel and felt very fortunate these friends of mine introduced me to this part of the world. As a photographer and enthousiast about everything taken by nature slowly I was extra lucky i guess…
      This is taken from a friends terrace where you have the most amazing views of sunset over the valley and just next to it is this old school, which he even owns, cuz his second house is on the other side of the school; wildest idea i heard so far is to eventually make some sort of open air movie theatre.
      But I suppose the movies have to be really good if you don´t want viewers to be distracted 😉
      Thanks for your enthousiasm, really great reads every time
      All the best, Ron.

      • I have twice been enthused with the idea of an outdoor movie theatre and regret the first chance gone, and will try with the second possibility. It’s a brilliant idea, imagine out there (distracting scenery, you’re right) and I hope they do it. You seem to be in a kind of land that time forget, a land of such uproar and furies that the sun rises and sets on as if it never happened, all calmed down.

    • Gracias, Melanie, had to look that up, as the bit of French i had in highschool vanished while learning Spanish last couple of years, guess just so much space…
      Greetings, Ron.

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