Mallorca (Part X) – Photography Focus 3: Favourite Shots
A super-season of Mallorca posts closes with a collection of some of my favourite photographs of the bunch. Consistent with the photographs posted with my 9 previous Mallorca posts, these shots are characterised by the indefatigable spread of resplendent colour across the island, by the elegant historical streets of Palma and by the luscious coastal scenery. They exude the caressing warmth of an early summer’s sunshine, creating complex images interlaced with delicate shadows which add a second dimension to the subject captured; they are a manifestation of the tradition and charm which is inherent within every narrow street or cracking green shutter, in the ritualistic Easter parades, and the dominating influence of religious ideals; and they are a an assemblage of now cherished memories, tastes and sensations, collected together for prosperity.
From lush cacti by the dazzling Mediterranean sea and sundrenched geraniums in a picturesque patio garden, to the perfectly geometric classical architecture of the Cathedral and the palaces of Palma, to sunsets, and plant pots and fountains and street furniture, these are the details of Mallorca which caught my eye, small hidden gems which can so often be lost in the spread of a wider landscape or ignored by comparison with the grand spectacles on offer all around: Art in themselves, but made all the more desirable within the carefully measured composition of a photograph. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.
Thanks to everyone who followed my Mallorca trip on the Daily Norm. For now, it’s back to England, the land of the Norms who are surely due a post or two. But coming soon not too long down the line: Provence. See you then!
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- Mallorca (Part I) – Day 1: Banoffee bienvenido back to the good life (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part II) – Photography Focus 1: Semana Santa (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part III) – Day 2: Port d’Andratx and Es Baluard (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part V) – Day 3: Moorish Mallorca and the Sóller Ferrocarril (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part VI) – Food Focus 2: Simply Fosh (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part VII) – Day 4: Palma, city of art (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part VIII) – Photography Focus 2: Modernista Architecture (daily-norm.com)
- Mallorca (Part IX) – Day 5: Picture-Perfect Pollença (daily-norm.com)
Oh My… you captured such a gorgeous bunch of details and views.
Thank you! 🙂
Nick, SUCH incredible photos! I love the blue shutters, the windmills, the swans, the pigeon on the fountain, the sticky out windows, and all the other ones!! XO
Ah you’re so lovely Millie thank you! The blue shutters are my favourite too. So bright and breezy it’s like a rush of summer the moment you look! Xx
Have greatly enjoyed this series – I almost don’t need to go there now! Thanks for wonderful images.