Impressionism-ing myself / Impresionándome

La versión en español esta después de la versión en inglés.

I HAVE LOTS OF PHOTOS to share, especially from a birthday dinner last night. Tynan and Elena’s son, Alexander, turned 21 this week. They invited us to a birthday dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants. It was just the five of us as Paula had already returned to university. It was so much fun. But I’ll share some pics and will tell you more tomorrow.

Today is all about one photo that I took while walking along the paseo yesterday. One of the chiringuitos had set up a huge fire before lunch. I guess they were expecting a lot of business. The heat from the fire was so great that it completely distorted everything nearby. I thought I’d try and capture it and, I have to admit (well, I don’t have to, but I will), I’m proud of myself.

I used no special camera treatments and did no work in Photoshop. It looks to me like an expressionist painting. I hope you like it, since I’m ecstatic. Sorry to get carried away. I just wanted to share my excitement. Click the image to see it in all its glory


TENGO MUCHAS FOTOS PARA COMPARTIR, especialmente de una cena de cumpleaños anoche. El hijo de Tynan y Elena, Alexander, cumplió 21 esta semana. Nos invitaron a una cena de cumpleaños en uno de nuestros restaurantes italianos favoritos. Éramos solo los cinco porque Paula ya había regresado a la universidad. Fue muy divertido. Pero compartiré algunas fotos y les contaré más mañana.

Hoy se trata de una foto que tomé ayer mientras caminaba por el paseo. Uno de los chiringuitos había encendido una gran fogata antes del almuerzo. Supongo que esperaban mucho negocio. El calor del fuego fue tan grande que distorsionó por completo todo lo que se encontraba en los alrededores. Pensé que intentaría capturarlo y, tengo que admitir (bueno, no tengo que hacerlo, pero lo haré), estoy orgulloso de mí mismo.

No utilicé tratamientos especiales de cámara y no trabajé en Photoshop. Me parece una pintura expresionista. Espero que les guste, ya que estoy extasiado. Lamento dejarme llevar. Solo quería compartir mi emoción. Haz clic en la imagen para verla en todo su esplendor.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

40 thoughts on “Impressionism-ing myself / Impresionándome”

    1. Steve:
      Those images from the volcano have been incredible. The poor people who live there. We’re supposed to get some of that smoke soon. We actually think it was in the air this morning. I’m still so excited about the photo, but I wonder if it really matters when anyone looking at it will assume it was edited. Oh well. I know the truth.

      1. Mistress Borghese:
        Finding out from friends tonight where they got a really high quality, on-canvas print. I’m excited.

    1. wickedhamster:
      Thanks. I realize it may not have the same impact for some given it can be done with filters and editing. But it pleases me.

  1. The effect is fantastic, but the composition is what makes it special. The tableau of people under the umbrellas with the wave breaking in the sea and sky behind them, existing in just a small portion of the overall scene makes such an impact. I can see it, printed and framed on your walls.

    1. Wilma:
      Thank you! I did some moving around before shooting the photo. Of the three photos I took, it’s the only one that worked exactly the way I wanted it to. And I AM thinking of having it printed.

  2. That is a great picture, and definitely one to be proud of. Thanks for telling us how it came about as well.

    1. Chrissoup:
      I couldn’t believe it when I uploaded it to my computer. Just what I had hoped for. Thanks!

    1. John:
      We have art here and there but nothing like your art wall. We left behind probably 75% of our art when we moved to Spain.

  3. I agree with all the other commenters: it’s a fantastic photograph that should be framed and hung on an art wall! And I’m glad the heat was not from the erupting volcano!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I think we’re now starting to notice the air from the volcano. Shocking photos and videos.

      I am seriously considering having the photo printed on canvas, large!

  4. That’s a photo to print and place in a beautiful frame to be hung on the wall in a place of honor.


    1. Janie:
      Thanks. I’m seriously thinking about it. Friends here had a photo printed huge on canvas last year. I’m going to ask today where they had it done.

  5. I just had a thought: are ethic restaurants in Spain different than ethnic restaurants here in the States? I wonder if the Italian place is more authentic or would be somehow different or the same as what’s found round these parts.

    1. Urspo:
      I wouldn’t think they’re any more or less authentic. Some are exceptional. Some are tripe. We’ve been to Italian restaurants owned by native Italians that are excellent and others that are not. Same with the different Asian restaurants. We have a big Mexican restaurant that claims to be authentic because the chef is from Mexico. It’s awful and the most inauthentic Mexican food we’ve had.

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