Perhaps the grandest stage in which these artists can perform is the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the famous bullring of Seville, Spain. Seen in today's entry is the exterior of this bullring, the oldest in all of Spain. The building's façade is in the Baroque style, and it dates from 1762 to 1781.
The main entrance to the bullring, known as the Puerta del Príncipe (the Prince's Gate), is adorned by 16th century iron gates, which were made by Pedro Roldán.
About this image: it's a single exposure shot with the Canon 5D + Canon 17-40 f/4L lens at ISO 100, f/22, with an exposure time of thirty seconds. Some photographers may wonder why I used such a small aperture. The primary reason was that initially I intended this shot to be one of the three which would comprise a high dynamic range image. However, in post-processing, I ran into a challenge of seamlessly merging all the lights from the moving vehicles. So I ended up working with the RAW file of the thirty second exposure. Overall, I am pleased with the final result, even if there were some issues with noise (even at ISO 100, as I had to decrease overall exposure in post-processing) and JPEG artifacts cropping up in the final version. In preparing the final version of this image, I removed something significant from the original image; can you guess what I removed in post-processing?
For a different take of this bullring (as well to read more information about Seville's bullring), I highly recommend checking out my previous post, which is an HDR shot of Seville's bullring from a different vantage point. Yet another vantage point is via satellite.
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