miércoles, mayo 02, 2007

2nd May

2nd May, today's the day of Madrid (vacation). We commemorate the rise up of Madrid' people in rebellion against French occupation... And I found this sculpture near Plaza de España dedicated to the people of 2nd May in 1808 (main character of the event) , so I think it's appropiate for today! ( I have another post about 2nd May here)
Tomorrow back to work after so many free days...

2 de Mayo, es el día de la Comunidad de Madrid (fiesta). Se conmemora el levantamiento de la gente de Madrid contra la ocupación francesa... Y encontré este monumento cerca de Plaza España dedicado al pueblo del 2 de Mayo de 1808 (el protagonista del evento), por lo que creo que va bastante bien para hoy! (tengo otro post sobre el 2 de Mayo aquí)
Mañana vuelta al trabajo después de tantos días de fiesta...

Listening to Luar na Lubre A frol d'augoa

Please take your time and say congratulations to Rudy in Antigua Guatemala 1st anniversary! :)

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At 2/5/07 14:32, Blogger Seda said...

It is a beautiful statue. I really want to visit Madrid!
Seda

 
At 2/5/07 15:50, Blogger Monica said...

Oh very beautiful sculpture. I like the wings! So, congratulations on Madri´s day!

 
At 2/5/07 15:52, Blogger isabella said...

I love how you framed this photo, Dsole!
Enjoy your last day of freedom ;-)

 
At 2/5/07 15:53, Blogger alice said...

So we have been fighting in the past...Happy we are good friends now!

 
At 2/5/07 15:57, Anonymous kris said...

powerful image, i like how the woman with wings on top, fascinating!

 
At 2/5/07 16:33, Blogger Piika said...

Have an excellent day off work!

 
At 2/5/07 16:56, Anonymous Lessie said...

Wonderful statue. And I appreciate the background information. Happy May 2! :)

 
At 2/5/07 17:58, Anonymous ruth said...

I like the composition too. And the filigree of leaves is fantastic! I learned something from you today too.

 
At 2/5/07 18:59, Blogger RamblingRound said...

Very nice to read the history of statues featured on CDP. A beautiful sculpture.

 
At 2/5/07 20:31, Blogger riniroo said...

It's amazing to have so much history around you. Enjoy!
Riniroo

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Have a great day!

 
At 2/5/07 21:05, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a nice photograph. I took one of Icarus the other day in bronze and had a devil of a time getting the light just right. I see you did too. Your's is better than mine.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

 
At 2/5/07 22:17, Blogger Dsole said...

hey, thank u guys! I thought it was such a dramatic statue, I'm glad you like it!

Abraham, I don't wait for any light.. just snap the photo! ;) I'll wait to see your Icarus

 
At 2/5/07 22:36, Anonymous lyondailyphotoblog said...

Now that easyjet has a flight between Lyon and Madrid, I think we'll visit your city ;-)

 
At 2/5/07 22:50, Blogger Carlos said...

And so it happened that I went to Madrid and had a wonderful time. The windy, rainy and cold weather couldn't spoil my visit to El Prado, Thyssen, El Escorial and the walk around the city center. Hmm those tapas I will never forget. But most of all that famous stew or Cocido Madrileño. I took lots of pictures that I might post at Flickr some day. I prefer to see yours instead, they are backed up by helpful and well documented information. With your blog we can cover many places at the same time. Something impossible in a four-day-stay like mine. Saludos desde Barcelona Dsole y Nacho. Espero que Toledo haya estado bien.

 
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At 2/5/07 23:46, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy Independence Day!! Or Bueno Dia de la Comunidad de Madrid.

The statue is really beautiful. It looks really intricate and realistic. Today's contemporary artist can never replicate works like this. I think the skill is lost forever.

 
At 3/5/07 04:05, Blogger Annie said...

I guess we all have to take stands every now and again, tell others to keep their hands off our land and our livelihoods.

 
At 3/5/07 04:46, Blogger Kate said...

Good choices for this special day for your country!

 
At 3/5/07 04:53, Blogger photowannabe said...

Thanks you for the interesting information.Enjoy your special day. I like the composition of the picture.

 
At 3/5/07 07:54, Blogger AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Dsole, gracias por tus palabras tan bondadosas y tus comentarios tan alentadores.

I do remember the first time you gave a shot of May 2nd, it was in January 19th, right? Although I like this shot much better than the first one.

Always remember this tips from the masters:

- If your photo is not good enough, you are not close enough.

- F8 and be there! (it kind means everything in focus and carry you camera and yourself to the scenes)

 
At 3/5/07 07:55, Blogger AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Posdata: Gracias por el enlace también.

 
At 3/5/07 12:28, Blogger Chuckeroon said...

You may have just "snapped", but there are many good points on this photo...the alignment of the gun barrel with the line on the building, position of vertical of building with vertical of stature, diagonals, shading of trees, back light, quality of light/colour caste, framing........another piece of D inspiration.

 
At 4/5/07 00:39, Blogger GMG said...

Now, how are going to manage to get back to work after all these southern European vacations?

 
At 4/5/07 08:22, Blogger Oya said...

Nice composition between the building, tree and the sculpture. Have a nice day Dsole...

 
At 6/5/07 22:10, Blogger Bill said...

Firing a canon by committee!

 

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