Exploring Medieval Ibiza

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I put up a new Colormunki Review here on the site. In short, it’s one of those devices that allows you to calibrate the color on your monitors/laptops/printer to ensure everything is consistent and pure.

Daily Photo – Exploring Medieval Ibiza

I did not know this prior to flying to the little island of Ibiza off the coast of Spain — but I was happy to discover that the old part of the city is an walled medieval town. Awesome! Whenever I see one of those, all I want to do is run around them, like I’m in a the latest Assassin’s Creed, except with a camera instead of a stiletto incognito.

The old part of the city has been turned into galleries, restaurants, and small boutique hotels. The textures and lights are warm and supple. I loved walking around and discovering little parts here and there — it was all especially nice because it was completely unexpected.

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  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com/ Keith

    I like this picture a lot. Awesome processing as always!
    Check out a few of my latest http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com
    Thanks.

  • casusan

    Oh wow – this is sooo pretty – I want to go there! I guess your ‘discoveries’ are our pleasures Trey!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/sets/72157625495017836/ Andy Bird

    Unfortunately I never got to the Ibiza old town on either of my trips to the island – mainly due to hangovers and seeing this great image makes me glad I gave up the hard partying. I love the wee flowers scattered on the ground on the left. My only recollection of things lying on the ground in Ibiza were the inanimate carcasses of drunk British tourists!

  • Simon Morris

    WOW, this image brings back fond memories… if there is one thing I miss about moving to the other side of the world, then it must be Europe’s gorgeous architecture. Emigrating to NZ in March 2009 has been a positive move however, images like this sure bring back memories of wonderful family holidays in this ‘neck of the woods’… HUGE thanks Trey, it’s made both mine and my wife’s evening gazing at this image :-)

  • Harmon Jones

    lovely shot i like the flowers on the left ;-)
    nice detail in the doorstep.

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great find, Trey! Love the details in the doorway.

  • http://www.nekphotography.blogspot.com Jen Hannux

    This is a very lovely photo! The flowers on the left also caught my eye. I love how not a sole can bee found it this photo. For some reason the solitude makes it feel more cozy and welcoming.

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  • Gail in Montana

    New look to my computer ;-) Love this photo, expecially the purple butterfly!! Great job, Trey. Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Michele

    @Simon Morris: yes, I fully empathise with you there. As a kiwi living in Spain, the photo ops with these old villages are plenty – especially in a big village like Barcelona which is where I am! There’s nothing like it.

    NZ is pretty too, just different, and newer. But to quote a Split Enz song, “the tyranny of distance didn’t stop the cavalier”, but distance, time and money sure stops NZers from travelling as often as they would like!

    Great image, Trey. Next time you’re in Barca, go to Sitges http://mandjadventures.blogspot.com/search?q=sitges which is an hour south, or Girona http://mandjadventures.blogspot.com/2009/08/visit-to-girona.html which is an hour north. Two beautiful towns with abundant photos ops.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/sets/72157625495017836/ Andy Bird

    Haha I love that quote Michele – i’m getting a tattoo with that I think (only kidding!). Superb words of wisdom nonetheless!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

    Michele – my time in Barcelona was too short… I need to go back. I do have some good photos coming from around there soon, though! :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullcex/ Filip Farag

    Excellent shot, I like mixing of cold and warm tones! I am also happy that it’s not just me who have these kind of ideas…When I was in Venezia few months ago, I wanted to be like Ezio for a while and climb the St Mark’s Basilica. :)

  • http://www.timnealon.com Tim Nealon

    Hey trey, awesome photograph. One day I dream of living in a house with a rounded door, ha.

  • Z

    I really like the contrast between the coll and warm colors.

  • Z

    *cool

  • http://www.bigmarry.ro Bigmarry

    This seems a bit too “crowded”, from the compositional point of view, for my taste… Otherwise, as always, sweet use of HDR, to be able to highlight all elements from the sky until the restaurant’s interior.

  • Mick Newsome

    Beautiful Photo Trey, I sometimes think that for my taste your HDR is a bit over the top but this is spot on. Love the way the Cafe interior seem to jump out of the door at you!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    nice use of HDR, getting the lighting inside right as well as outside. Beautiful!

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/salah.althubaiti Salah

    This is an amazing photo.

  • Tom

    I agree with Mick Newsome on this regarding the sometimes OTT processing of lots of your images.
    This is lovely and a view that isn’t seen too often on Ibiza pictures. They normally consist of drunk tourists, clubs and topless, sunburnt girls.
    My one niggle ( as an architictural photog ) is the converging verticals of the buildings especially at the rear.

  • Burt

    Damn! I was there a couple years and didn’t “see” this. I’ll bet it was right in front of me, but I probably walked right on by.

    I am slowly starting to learn to “stop and see” these treasures. I lust for the day I can come back with a shot like this and say “Hey, I got a Trey!” :)

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