Yes, you say Parc Guell and not Park Guell because it is written in catalan, the local language of the city. We discovered a very big sign at the main entrance that makes it very clear.
We were 17 people + 2 instructors, meeting last Saturday at the park to admire and photograph Gaudi´s work in terms of architecture. The day was splendid, because even tough we are in the middle of the winter Barcelona has ha shinny blue sky that gave us bright light, deep shadows and great colors for our pictures. our group was eager to learn more abut aperture and speed so we started exploring the secrets of contrast and aperture on everyone´s cameras. every camera a new discovery and also a wonderful opportunity.
One great thing: the work of Gaudi offer a lot of texture and opportunities to expand photographic techniques and capture, texture, depth and color in a vibrant way. Gaudi´s philosophy about creating a point where architecture and nature interact in an harmonious way is the legacy we have recently discovered in sustainable architecture.
But also, speed was a photographic interest for this group, freezing and registering movement here was not an easy task, because such a splendid day made visitors lay down or recline o enjoy the magnificent view. We could not stop laughing about freezing relaxed people, so we relaxed ourselves and joined them.
It was very fun developing a group activities for teenagers from STS Travel in Canada.
Treasure Hunt by Photocircuits Barcelona
Photo Treasure Hunt Across downtown Barcelona was an exciting adventure where 15 teenagers from Langley Fine Arts School in Surrey ( Vancouver).
Featuring some of the most interesting and not so well known spots in downtown Barcelona they had to identify, find and make a cool pic of unexpected locations as Arkham Comics, Tivoli Theater, Canaletas Fountain Els Tres Gats, and other cool spots in less than 2 hours, Competing against eachother the teams could ask qiestions, achieve points and win depending on how smart they were and how cool the pictures came out.
When we received the booking from this client it was s very nice one. She wrote because she found Photocircuits featured at the New York Times Travel section on-line. I got curious she said and visited the website.
We talked about nice places to visit in Barcelona on a Sunday and she chose Gaudi´s Park Guell one of the most amazing pieces of his work. We spent 3 hours there, she had a pocket camera useful enough to have some manual settings, she discovered flash in the daylight, aperture and angles. I was very glad to also talk with her about her work and the satisfactions it grants her everyday.