Inside the Barcelona Cathedral
The Barcelona Cathedral. It’s kind of surreal being in a place like this. Construction on it was started in 1298. That’s old……like…. Braveheart old.. William Wallace could have come here for confession after sacking an English city. The Cathedral sits in the Gothic section of Barcelona. It was a bit hard to find at first, but then we realized you just have to follow the crowd. Anyway, this shot was 5% photography skill and 95% trying to avoid the security guards. They don’t mind cameras but the place is jammed with people and tripods are a total no-no. But there was no way in heck to get a good shot without it. So, I went for it, figuring that a serious Spanish scolding wasn’t far off. Plopped the tripod down like a Ninja, slapped the camera on it……five clicks……and all was good. But, when I got home, I really didn’t like the pictures. The inside of the cathedral has this yellowish gold glow. It looks cool while you are in there but makes for pretty ugly pictures. So, I took a bit of artistic license here and added some blue filters to cool off the gold and give a blueish tint to the light streaming in the windows. Gives the whole place a bit of an eerie presence, which I think fits pretty well.