I took these shots last summer, in Tordesillas in the Valladolid province, Castile and Leon, central Spain..The adventurous thrill-seeking Mrs SHPics and I were on a motorbike tour, camping just outside of town on the river Duero for the two nights of the summer festival..
Now .. give me a few dishes of Tapas, a litre or so of Rioja, a camera, streets full of pretty girls with flowers in their hair AND a drop dead gorgeous ‘fellow traveller’ dressed head to foot in leather, and I’m a very happy man…
It was one of those ‘step back in time’ evenings….So I treated the shots accordingly…
Oh…and the only reason I’m posting these is because I’ve just heard PiL’s ‘Flowers of Romance’ ..Not even remotely Spanish…Poles apart…But I remember it going through my head while I was shooting….Majorly tenuous I know but thats how my addled old mind works..
(I’ll keep what I was going to post for another day)
Both shots have been softened, toned and aged using Photoshop…Crisp and modern just didn’t cut it.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.