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15 photos of the amazing Mezquita de Cordoba, Andalusia (with a Leica SL)

As already mentioned in my earlier post about Cordova, the Mezquita is the most famous spot of this nice city in Andalusia, other than being the most important testimonies in Islamic culture in Europe.

In this post, I show you my best 15 photos I have taken with my Leica SL

15 Photos of the Mezquita de Cordoba

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Summicron 50mm f2

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Leica SL + Summicron 28mm f2 Asph

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Leica SL + Pentacon 135mm f2.8

Conclusions and photography reflections

The Mezquita is a very nice spot for photography, full of interesting details. I had the chance to visit the inside of the ancient Mosque, but I could not enter the tripod so all the photos have been made with the Leica SL, hand-held, and ISO 800.

The main issue I had, other than the very low light, it was the presence of tourists scattered all around and, you can imagine, invading any framing I tried to make. I love placing a human being in my pictures, but It should add value to the shot.

To make some nice pictures I had to really move a lot and act very quickly, shooting as soon as I had no people walking in front of me.

At some point, I thought that the only way to get rid of the tourists was to have long exposure time, but I had no tripod!

So I found a nice spot, placed my leather bag on the floor and stabilised the Leica SL on it.

That was a good idea though, the final photo was indeed very good. (picture nr. 1 of this series)

 

About you, which picture from this series do you prefer the most and why?

I would highly appreciate your comments.

Thanks for reading,
Sabino

This post is also available in: Italian

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