Santa Cueva de Covadonga, Spain

Tucked into a hillside deep in the Asturian countryside, you’ll find the Santa Cueva de Covadonga.

DSC_2701A staircase leads to the chapel and it is worth the climb.

DSC_2686The photo above gives some perspective to the terrain here, which is quite mountainous. Pulling back a little, you can see the altar to the right of the chapel.

DSC_2688This is a place of pilgrimage for many believers. It was impressive to see their devotion and respect.

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Tugboat idling

Spotted this handsome tugboat idling in the river during a recent video mission.DSC_1780

Great looking boat, well cared for, and working steadily. (Nikon D810)

Railroad Sunset (Hasselblad, Ektachrome)

Way back in 2002, I was taking photographs with a marvelous Hasselblad 202FA equipped with an equally impressive Zeiss lens. I got lucky late one afternoon when this scene evolved in a rail yard at sunset:

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Ektachrom V100S captured the moment in stunning color, exactly as it was. There is no “photoshop” work done on this photo; it was simply scanned from the original slide. I miss that Ektachrome and the camera. Sometimes the results astounded me.

Splice

In keeping with my nautical and photography themes, take a look at this photo of a tugboat deckhand splicing a line:

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This image was taken with a Nikon F3HP camera, Nikkor 55mm lens, Kodak TMax 100 film. The negative was scanned at the lab. Came out fairly nice. Film photography does seem to be more challenging than I recall. By that I mean merely the technical aspects, getting the exposure, focus, and such correct. Today’s digital world makes these things easier. Nonetheless, a challenge forces us to concentrate and work harder which is good for everything. Enjoy.