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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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The Meet Up – Barcelona

After our crazy day in Barcelona I had a chance to meet up with a fellow photographer I’ve met previously in Barcelona that I’ve posted about here and here.  Albert and I made a plan to meet at a location we’d been before and one I could easily find via public transportation near the Plaça de Catalunya, Casanova Foto.

I left my hotel early enough to try and capture a few photos along the way and thought I’d share a couple of those here.  I was staying at the very new Renaissance Barcelona Fira hotel.  Less than half a block away is the Euro Fira station and is only 3 stops to my first stop for photos:  Plaça d’Espanya.

Europa Fira Station

Europa Fira Station | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

I had not planned on what I wanted to photograph as I was “flying” by the seat of my pants. As I existed the metro station at Plaça d’Espanya it was hard not to notice the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

As you can see from the next photo the sun was very bright. Fortunately, the museum provides an area that’s covered and a chance to have a cold drink and ice cream. The view is panoramic allowing one to get a sense of how grand Barcelona really is.

View from Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

View from Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

From the museum I headed back to the metro station to catch the train to the Plaça de Catalunya to meet Albert and his guests. I had a pretty good idea where the photography store was located but had no idea which exit to take from the metro station near the plaza. Again, I’m “flying” by the seat of my pants. Well, the exit I took happened to be right next to the Apple Store. I went in knowing I could get a wifi signal to search an ask for directions if need be. Casanova Foto was just down the street from the Apple Store and was easy to find.

Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya | Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

After meeting at the camera store we headed down the street to have a cup of coffee and for Albert to have a chance to introduce me to his friends. From there we headed to dinner where we continued our discussions about anything photography but mostly our mutual interests in Leica cameras and lenses.

albert

paulo

barcelona day 2-15

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