I’ll admit it, I have photo fever at the moment. I’m trying out the new SONY NEX5 (a lightweight camera that hopes to bridge the gap between standard SLRs and compacts), playing around with PhotoShelter (an online photo storage scheme) and hoping that the new, to me anyway, PhotoMechanics software will magically make it all quicker.
And I love it. I love taking photos, learning about taking photos and (albeit to a slightly lesser extent) learning about what to do with them once I’ve taken them. More about all of that later: the good, the bad and the ugly.
In the meantime, for today’s Photo Friday (inspired by Delicious Baby), I I thought I’d share a few more, yes you’ve guessed it, photos.
Enough about photos already – tell us what we’re looking at!
Casa de la Pilatos, Seville
Deep in those narrow, atmospheric streets of old Seville, lives the Casa de la Pilatos. Nothing to do with Pontius Pilate (according to some but not all sources), this is the family home of one of the oldest and most respected families in Seville.
With royal connections, plenty of cash and education (even for the women), the family have spent the last five hundred years or so building and tending to this house that to foreigners seems more like a palace.
Downstairs features engraved walls, intricate tiles with luminous colours and a central, soothing fountain. Upstairs houses a lot of very important paintings in that sort of darkish brown that usually sends me to sleep.
The gardens, however, showcase the best of Andalucia.Finally, it’s also soothing to realise that I’m not the only one in love with taking photos…