The Places In Between

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I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around Spain over the years, usually to take pictures of a specific destination. But what about the places along the way? Here’s a random selection of eight images taken on journeys to somewhere else. What do you think? Should I make this a regular, once-in-a-while series? (I’ve got lots more where those came from.) Leave your comments below.

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14 Responses to The Places In Between

  1. Ines February 27, 2014 at 12:24 #

    I like the idea very much, but miss the colors, please. :)

  2. JL February 27, 2014 at 14:21 #

    Nice pics. I vote yes for a regular, once-in-a-while series.

    • Mike Randolph February 27, 2014 at 18:39 #

      I’m glad you liked them. This is good news. I’ve got enough shots to fill posts until the end of time!

  3. Maria Jesus February 27, 2014 at 16:57 #

    A menudo se tiene la idea de España de sus playas,sus fiestas,su cocina y sus toreros:efectivamente España tiene todo eso pero la historia de este pais es tan apasionante que si la conoces descubres el porque de todo eso y puedes ver el legado de siglos y civilizaciones que han hecho algo único de este país y sus gentes.Todo lo que ves en España tiene una base secular y variada.Somos diferentes y tu con tus fotografías,vídeos y reportajes has captado mucho de esa España que el turismo no ve.Gracias.

    • Mike Randolph February 27, 2014 at 18:51 #

      Maria Jesus, muchas gracias por su comentario tan lúcido. Es verdad, este país tiene cosas unicas, y a mi me apasiona también. Para mi, el mejor turismo es el menos turistico…

  4. Jonathan Moreno February 27, 2014 at 18:00 #

    I like the, “journey” photos. When Katie and I travel, we like to feel like the journey is truly part of the big picture. We have stopped many times to take in the sights along the way. I say keep it up.

    • Mike Randolph February 27, 2014 at 18:43 #

      Thanks for the vote! It’s officially a once-in-a-while series now.

  5. Sabrina J. February 27, 2014 at 18:24 #

    Roadtrips are the BEST way to see a place when you are travelling and Spain is no exception! Love these pics and it is amazing to think that Spanish roads take you from snow to sea! Great collection Mike.

    • Mike Randolph February 27, 2014 at 18:42 #

      Thanks Sabrina. Really happy you liked them. Yes, Spain has a little bit of everything, and exploring the back roads is one of the best ways to see it all.

  6. Mike Booth February 27, 2014 at 18:33 #

    Hi Mike, You pose an interesting question here. My opinion is this: A photographer (or anybody else) wants (or should want) to show his best work. Generally I’m against “drive-by shooting” because the photographer doesn’t have the opportunity to “shoot around” his subject and suck the marrow out of it. There are exceptions such as that Joel Meyrowitz series where he shot the Airstream house trailers… But in general I think snap shooting on the run is a bad idea, as it lowers overall quality.

  7. Mike Randolph February 27, 2014 at 19:29 #

    I hear what you’re saying Mike. I’m a big fan of slowing down and working methodically. I think it’s the most effective way to take good images. But sometimes snapshots can be ‘good’ too, though I’m not necessarily referring to the ones here. The subject matter in many cases limits the type of approach you can take–fast or slow. Check out the images of a friend of mine, Zoran Milich. http://www.zoranmilich.com/ I suppose you could call his work snapshots, because not a lot of time was spent in the planning of them, but that doesn’t detract from their appeal. So I don’t think there is always a relationship between time-spent and the quality of the resulting image. But yes, in general (for me at least) slower seems to work better.

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

  8. cristina tort ferrandiz April 26, 2014 at 18:03 #

    Me gustan mucho. Me gusta su luz, me gusta también que pone de relieve lo que muchas veces se nos escapa de la mirada, por que ya no miramos, y la belleza de la naturaleza esta siempre. Ella solo pide observación y a cambio te regala grandes momentos.

  9. Mike Randolph April 30, 2014 at 12:43 #

    Muchas gracias por su comentario. Estoy totalmente de acuerdo!

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