March photo: sunset in Madrid
We live in the center of a big city, and although it is a flat, from our window we can see the sky, which has given us memorable sunrises and sunsets. Always appreciated, but never as much as now that the COVID-19 has us confined.
On Sunday afternoon there was a storm, which left a metallic light and purple skies, while the sun struggled to send its last orange rays. The wet streets, the lights of a few cars, the reflections in the glass ...
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MarkII camera. Lens Olympus M.12-100mm F4.0. ISO 800, 1/80 and f/4.0. Author: Yolanda Moreno
February photo: cranes in Gallocanta
The Gallocanta lagoon is an excellent place to observe cranes in winter. It is best to see them at dawn or dusk, but they can also be seen during the day eating in the lands near the lagoon. This image is made in one of those areas, at noon, under the direct sunlight of a January 5.
The distance to the cranes was very large, so I decided to use the camera's digital zoom mode (2x). In this mode the focal length equivalent to 35 mm is 1,080 mm, and the resulting file is a JPG. Between heat reverberation and digital magnification, this image looks more like a painting than a photograph.
Panasonic DMC-G9 camera. Lens Leica DG 1: 2.8-4.0 / 50-200 mm, plus 1.4x. ISO 200, 1/1600 and f / 5.6. Author: Juan Abal
January photo: bamboo forest in Akashiyama, Japan
I took this picture one day in early January 2018. It was a national holiday so there were thousands of people in this place. We wanted to get a picture without people, and only at this time, which lasted a few seconds, we managed to see the road cleared.
Panasonic DMC-G80 camera. Lens Leica DG Vario-Elmar 1: 2.8-4.0 / 12-60 mm. ISO 400, 1/10 and f / 3.5. Author: Juan Abal