April photo: landscape in the Sierra de Cuenca
In the winter of 2018 the snow was very abundant in the Sierra de Cuenca, so we decided to go to explore those landscapes. We discovered a place, near a small town, where the erosion of the water had left layers of very bright colors, and as the weather was good, we stopped to take some pictures. In this case I used a long lens to compress the perspective and leave a simpler image.
Camera PhaseOne XF + IQ160. Lens Mamiya AF 200mm F/4. ISO 50, 1/180, f /11. Author: Juan Abal
March photo: sunrise in Andujar
One winter day we got up before dawn and went to a place we had seen the previous afternoon, in the Sierra de Andujar, Andalusia, to try to take pictures of the sunrise, before going to look for lynxes. We were in a high place, from which we saw the fog in the valley.
As soon as the sun appeared above the mountains, the fog was rising, causing these dreamlike images. The fog moved very fast, and I had to shoot quickly, looking for a good composition, before the effect disappeared.
Camera Olympus E-M5 Mark II. Lens Olympus lens M.40-150mm F2.8. ISO 200, 1/8, f / 8. Author: Yolanda Moreno
February photo: waterfall with iced rocks
The rivers are always a endless source of images, so one day in February when temperature was very low, we went to the Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, to try to capture some images of the river with ice. We found this waterfall where the rocks were covered with small frozen drops, forming textures of great beauty.
To capture all this detail I used a 60 Mpixs digital backup, with the sharpest lens I had. Then I turned the image to black and white with Capture One, applying a mask to the water to give it a little more light.
PhaseOne XF + IQ160 camera. Lens Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm F2.8. ISO 150, 0.2 ", f / 11. Author: Juan F. Abal
January photo: minimalist landscape
The island of Hokkaido, in the North of Japan, is an ideal place to take minimalist photographs in winter, since it is not difficult to find isolated trees in the snow-covered hills. If the day is also cloudy, we obtain these gray skies that produce an almost monochromatic image.
Camera Olympus OMD-EM1. Lens Olympus M-40-150mm F2.8. ISO 100, 1/160, f/8.0. Author: Yolanda Moreno