seville, spain on film

One of the reasons why I desired to travel in Spain was because of its colorful culture. From the food, to the people, to the landscape, Spain offers a palette to dazzle the eye. Last year, I found myself drawn to Seville, and no, it wasn’t because of Game of Thrones (believe it or not, it wasn’t until December 2018 that I actually started watching the show). The azulejos, its rich historic architecture, the birthplace of flamenco and tapas…those were enough to catapult the city to the top of my “where to next?” list.

This wasn’t my first visit to Spain, but it was my first to the Andalusian capital. I knew from my previous travels across several other Spanish cities that the country offered the opportunities for exploration that I crave as a photographer. Colorful buildings? Check. Winding streets hundreds of years old? Lots of ‘em to get lost in. Interesting and friendly people? So many of them.

Combine those with my budding foray into film photography, and you have a recipe for vacation bliss. I shot the images in this story with my Olympus Stylus Zoom 140 point and shoot on Kodak Ektar 100 and Color Plus 200 films. The city was the canvas, my camera the brush.

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hello, color!

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The details always get me.

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Looking up at the balconies was part of the fun wandering the streets of Seville.

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Forever a fan of azulejos…the colors and the patterns make buildings come alive.

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I took so many photos of this bougainvillea tree. It was my first photo upon arrival. It stood by the bridge that takes you over into Triana, so we passed it many times during our stay and I just loved how the bright sun brought out the pink of the flowers against the green, purple and blue in the background.

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more details. and more color.

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If you look closely, you’ll see that azulejos even adorn the underside of the balconies.

architecture designed to amaze.

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I want one of these balconies filled with plants!!

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and finally, That glow of the sun setting on the city…so gorgeous. I only wish I took more photos on film. guess I need to go back!