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Montserrat, La Montaña Mágica
Montserrat, The Magic Mountain
Photographic Point - Collbató, Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalunya
                                       (Montserrat, visto desde Collbató)
Mañana: La Tierra desde mi balcón!
Tomorrow: The Earth from my balcony!


Montserrat, La Montaña Mágica
Montserrat, The Magic Mountain
Photographic Point - Collbató, Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalunya
                                       (Montserrat, visto desde Collbató)
Mañana: La Tierra desde mi balcón!
Tomorrow: The Earth from my balcony!

comments (33)

This is so appealing, from the curvy road, to the evanescent light, to the clouds shrouding the mountaintops.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): It deludes to me that you have taste of this and you transmit it with those so good words. Thanks, RedPen! smile
nice tone color..love it
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Many thanks for your visit and your comment! smile
Such forboding clouds on what looks like a nice day otherwise. HDR?
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Yes, Nigel, is another HDR. But the clouds, only confirmed that the storm that was being approachedsmile Thanks again for comment
  • mal
  • wet york
  • 5 Oct 2007, 01:07
I went to Montserrat last year Jose, It is a wonderful place! This image is just fantastic. mal
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Ahh! You know it? Then you will understand the attraction that has this mountain. Thank you very much by your commentary, Mal, friend!
Very nice mood here.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Many thanks, Mary! smile
  • Suzanne
  • United States
  • 5 Oct 2007, 01:32
This is just beautiful..such wonderful light leading the way into that meandering road and then into the dark clouds. Great image!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thank you very much to describe the image with those kind comment, Suzanne!
This is a good shot.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thanks, Sesan! smile
wow...thats all I can say!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Your are very amiable, Dotun! smile Thanks!
Great shot!!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Many thanks, Etomi! smile
  • Paky
  • Barcelona
  • 5 Oct 2007, 05:53
Que belleza! Los colores son geniales! HDR??? Buen fin de semana.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Si, Paky, esta es la semana del HDR! Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Buen WE! Nos vemos en Sonimag!
  • Stan
  • 5 Oct 2007, 06:16
Adonde tomaste esta foto? Me gusta...Muy bien!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thanks for your commentary, Stan. This photo was taken on the feet of the mountain of Montserrat, just in the town of Collbató. You can see the place doing click in the connection! wink

Gracias por tu comentario, Stan. Esta foto fue tomada a los pies de la montaña de Montserrat, justo en el pueblo de Collbató. Puedes ver el lugar haciendo click en el enlace! wink P.D.: Sorry! In english or spanish? wink
  • Luz
  • Spain
  • 5 Oct 2007, 07:14
Preciosa esta montaña mágica, genial el punto de fuga, los colores y el cielo. Muy buenas todas estas fotos de Montserrat. Un saludo.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Gracias, Luz. Si con estas fotos consigo inspiraros una visita, pues me doy más que por satisfecho. Seguro que si algún día te pasas por aquí, preguntarás que como se llega a Montserrat! grin
Ya me he informado sobre la técnica HDR.Realmente crea una imagen muy especial.Seguiré tus fotos para ir apreciándolo.
Un saludo
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Esto es como todo, o gusta o no gusta, pero seguro que no deja indiferente. Muchas gracias por tu comentario, Montserrat! smile
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 5 Oct 2007, 07:53
Nice composition ..well done
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thks, Shakara!
  • Aussie
  • brisbane
  • 5 Oct 2007, 08:18
Love it, just beautiful.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thanks a lot, Aussie! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Oct 2007, 09:13
This looks something like a Kay processing. Are you experimenting with clouds? The curve of the road forms a nice line in the picture.

Great picture.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): I think that Kay uses another different technique that it must consist of raising the levels of halo. Here one is a revealed HDR of a file RAW with Photomatix. Thank you very much, Louis, friend mine and I wish you that you have a good weekend! We see Monday! wink
Fantastic shot Jose!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thanks again, bridge!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Oct 2007, 10:59
What a great atmosphere this shot gives out. The road makes it for me Josesmile
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): I am glad much that you have liked, Tracy! Good WE! smile
  • Ricardo
  • Barcelona
  • 5 Oct 2007, 11:07
Extraordinaria José Ángel.

Desde mi punto de vista composición y luz 10. Las ramas del árbol enmarcando la escena todo un acierto.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Pues, quiero que sepas que aprecio tu comentario. Muchas gracias, Ricardo! smile
Nice shot - well composed.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Many thanks, Bernie! Everything is well?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 Oct 2007, 12:34
This is EXACTLY why I love HDR, Jose. This really is stunning!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Ahahah! Many thanks, my friend Ginnie! smile
Sin dudarlo, de toda la serie me quedo con esta.

Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Pues entonces esto es todo un reto... espero que las que vienen te gusten todavía más si cabe. Gracias, Ramón!
  • ERIC
  • Spain
  • 5 Oct 2007, 13:31
Guauuu... es fantástica. Qué gozada manejar así tantos elementos a la vez. Composición, luz, color, y encima HDR!!!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): No, Eric, la gozada es leer comentarios tan buenos como el tuyo. Me alegra que te guste. Y decirte que esto del HDR es mogollón de adictivo. smile
This is a really nice shot. I love the color. The lines are wonderful also. All you landscape people have inspired me. I will be posting a landscape tomorrow.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thank you very much, Gail. I am glad that it has inspired to you. I will see your landscape tomorrow, sure that will be magnificent! Good WE! smile
superbe chemin!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Muchas gracias, Ricardo! Merci! smile
Now I know why this mountain is magic !!! You're a magician too !
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): You have come to Barcelona sometimes? Zebigleb! I recommend its visit to you in a day in which the clouds are drawn in the sky! smile Good weekend!
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 5 Oct 2007, 21:59
Fine HDR work again José, well done. smile
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Oh! Many thanks, Chris! smile Have a nice WE!
Lovely shot, Jose Angel. It looks like a postcard. The road really leads you into the picture, making you want to follow it round the corner.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Ohh! Your comment is very nice, thank you, Ingrid. Have a good WE! smile
  • Les Auld
  • 21 hours till the fireworks
  • 5 Oct 2007, 23:29
Great landscape and the road leads the ey in towards the mountains in the background. With perhaps a little mystery as to what is round the bend ahead. Well seen.
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Ahahh! You are saying, the important thing is the mystery that hides after the curve of the highway. You will have to come to Barcelona, to descubir it! wink
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 6 Oct 2007, 12:18
Excelente perspectiva...com a estrada a "invadir" as entranhas da terra em direcção à tempestade...Lindo!
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Siempre buenas palabras para describir tus sentimientos al mirar las fotos. Te lo agradezco, Lina! smile
Preciosa foto, una composicion fantastica.Unos colores muy buenos.Saludos
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Gracias, Ruben! Te agradezco tu visita y me alegra que que te guste!
nice use of HDR...and nicely composed and framed too...this shot really works well Jose
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Thanks a lot for your kind comment, Liam! smile
Jose Angel Saez-Diez (Jasdg): Muchísimas gracias por venir hasta aquí a felicitarme, Gracias amigos!

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