Embalse is the Spanish word for reservoir..Within a half hour drive of our recent Spanish base there were five dirty great big ones..
A veritable embarassment of the things, and, if thats not the right collective term it really should be.
I showed you an image of Negratin, the largest, after my last visit late last summer…but this time I also managed to visit another couple… San Clemente, a few miles from the town of Huescar was the first.
And here it is again……This shot was the first of a number of panoramic shots I took during the trip…This one was a composite of 16 different shots I later combined in Photoshop..My old PC would have exploded if I’d tried this so I’m on a bit of a steep learning curve, but I was happy with the way this turned out.
Basically I shot at about 180mm taking four shots left to right on four seperate planes, starting high and working down, with an approximate 20% overlap on each…..Then merged them all into a single composite..The trick seems to be doing it all fairly quickly so that nothing changes…i.e.clouds/light etc.
The last image is from a different viewpoint some half hour later..This one was 24 shots..I like the image, but, between you and me it isnt a very accurate representation, as the foreground has distorted..The road at the front was actually pretty straight..
Still, who says that a photo can’t tell a few fibs?
More Embalses and more clouds still to come…..
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde