I haven't been to Spain for a very, very long time. I've wanted to go back with my camera and then at pretty short notice, myself and Greg Annandale booked flights to Barcelona.
He was actually flying from Nice where he lived for the summer, which is nice (no pun intended) for some.
It was our third day in the Catalan capital and we wanted to try for a decent sunset shoot. After debating various locations, we decided on Parc Güell, in my opinion one of Antoni Gaudí's greatest works.
Upon reaching the park, we did what any sunset-loving photographer does. We made for the highest point we could see. This turned out to be some sort of stone erection with a large cross on top of it.
Once here, it was a couple of hours until sunset, so we staked our place amongst all the tourists and patiently waited. When the sun finally started setting, it turned out to be pretty spectacular, especially the colours.
While getting city-wide shots, I noticed this area of layered hills with some amazing clouds above it. Out came the 70-200mm and this is what I ended up with.
I feel it has quite a painterly, Impressionist quality to it. I do hope you agree.