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SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES

The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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This is the final part of my first day in Madrid.  We finally made it to the Plaza Mayor.  Unfortunately, they have erected a large structure in the middle of the plaza and there really was not much of an opportunity to get a wide shot that would do the plaza any justice.

We walked in and among several shops and actually continued through the plaza on out to the west to the Palacio Real and then back the plaza for dinner.

Entry from the east to Plaza Mayor | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Artists | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Early Dinner on the Plaza Mayor | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Visiting the Plaza Mayor | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Teatro Real | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Monument at the Plaza de Oriente | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

On an errand | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Comfortable | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

An arrangement | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

The camera turned my direction:

Self Portrait waiting for dinner | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Our restaurant | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

It was getting late by the time we finished our evening meal and we had to get back to the bus station as the last scheduled run to the hotel was 2300.  So we jumped on the metro at the Opera Station on the Red Line.

Opera Station | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

And a final shot in the metro on our way back to the hotel:

Metro | Ricoh GXR, Leica Summicron-C 1:2/40mm

Madrid, Spain | Day 2

14 comments on “Madrid, Spain | Day 1 Part 3

  1. Photographs by Peter Knight says:

    Love your pictures! Especially ‘comfortable’

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  2. smackedpentax says:

    absolutely superb photos – and so much better for being b/w

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    1. Thanks smackedpentax!

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  3. PeACEMAKER says:

    The teatroreal and the restaurant click is outstanding. The detail you capture is worth a novel in each frame. No need for fancy lenses, if the subject speaks so much through detail alone.

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    1. Its true one does not really need fancy lenses, but once you see the difference in how the Leica glass draws even on my Ricoh, adding this lens to my kit has been a game changer.

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  4. Ahh, I love Madrid.

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  5. I do now too threelanguages!

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  6. GalonTrip says:

    simple yet eye-catching and profound. that’s what i feel about your “comfortable” pic. cool….

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  7. belsimonato says:

    Que saudades de Madrid…

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    1. I feel the same way belsimonato, I miss the city already and I was just there.

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  8. maryinmotion says:

    Lovely pics of my city, hope you had a great time!!!

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    1. Thanks Mary for you nice comments and I did enjoy your city very much!

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