Novembre photo: beech in autumn


The beech called La Mata de Haya, near the Navarrese population of Isaba, is not very large but it is easy to visit, with ample parking and well-marked paths. At the entrance we find a path flanked by high beech trees, with the whole floor full of leaves. At dusk, with almost no light, I put on the tripod and captured that image.

Camera Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II. Lens Olympus M-12-100mm F4.0. ISO 200, 2.5 "and f/8. Author: Yolanda Moreno


October photo: Belabarze waterfall


This waterfall is located in Navarra, near Isaba, where we went this year looking for Autumn. We had seen it at the beginning of the year, but with much less water. This time, with the fallen snow, it was more spectacular, and the Autumn leaves added a touch of color.

For this picture I used the high resolution mode of the Olympus EM5-m2: this mode takes 8 pictures by slightly shifting the sensor, so that a much higher resolution image (50 Mpix) is obtained.

A curious consequence of this high resolution mode is that waterfall water appears as if it had taken with a long exposure, when in reality it is only the superposition of 8 photographs.

The development has been done with the DxO Photolab 3 application

Camera Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II. Lens Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18 F2.8-4. ISO 100, 1/20 and f/8. Author: Juan Abal


September photo: milky way in Extremadura


Summer moonless nights are a good opportunity to photograph the milky way. To do this, it is convenient to go somewhere with little light pollution and with little air traffic.

This year we went to Cáceres, Extremadura, looking for clear skies, low pollution and some object for the foreground. We found an old building that we could use by lighting it slightly during the exposition. Unfortunately, the contamination of the nearby towns was very evident because we did not have anti-pollution filters for this lens.

Camera Pentax K-1mII. Irix 11mm F/4 lens. ISO 3200, 30 "and f/4. Author: Juan Abal


August photo: under the summer heat


One August afternoon we went to photograph roe deer around Atienza, Guadalajara. But this time we didn't see any so we dedicated ourselves to photographing what was there, like these thistles in backlighting. The idea was good, because Yolanda won the contest of the month of FONAMAD.

Olympus E-M1mII camera. Lens MZuiko Pro 40-150 F / 2.8 + MC 2x. ISO 800, 1/800 and f / 6.3. Author: Yolanda Moreno


July photo: lavanders at dawn


July is the month in which lavenders bloom, so we always look for some suitable field to photograph. In this case it is a field in Soria: we went there before dawn, and just when the sun was rising we took two photographs, one for the highlights and one for the shadows. Then we join them with Aurora HDR to obtain an image with the original dynamic range of the scene.

Camera Pentax 645z. Lens Pentax-FA645 35mm F3.5. ISO 400, 1/10 and 2 ", f/22. Author: Juan F. Abal


June photo: lazy walruses


Walruses have a tendency to gather when they are on land. They are going to surround the group and get as close as they can, causing the displeasure of those who are already resting. Sometimes they face each other as if they were going to fight, but most of the time it's just a warning, and they calmly go back without going over.

We found this group in Svalbard, and we approached slowly so as not to disturb them. Maintaining an adequate distance we could observe them (and photograph them) without altering their behavior.

Olympus E-M1MarkII. Lens Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150 f / 2.8 Pro. ISO 800, 1/1250, f / 5.6. Author: Yolanda Moreno


May photo: butterflies


During a photographic rally in the Regional Park of the Southeast, in Madrid, we found these two butterflies. The sun was already low in the sky and illuminated the butterflies. I stood against the light, so that the sunlight illuminated from behind, and I added a bit of fill flash. I took several pictures, with different flash intensities, to ensure optimal illumination.

This photograph was the winner of the photo contest as a result of that rally.

Camera Panasonic G9. Lens LEICA DG 50-200 F/2.8-4.0.  ISO 400, 1/640, f/8. Flash Olympus FL-36R. Kenko extension tubes. Tripod Davis&Sanford. Author: Juan Abal

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