After a half day in Malaga I went very early in the morning by train first to Dos Hermanas , then as walking sandwich I saw Cadiz and finally I came to Jerez de la Frontera. I left my backpack in the hostel and wanted to see the Feria del Caballo. I had a bit of adventures. First, there was no Internet connection in the hostel and I had to check my mails, besides I took the wrong bus that went around the whole town, veeeery long way. But everything ended well, finally I found the area with the Feria and also found Wifi.
The Jerez Horse Fair (Feria de Caballo) is an exciting and lively event that brings the entire city to the Gonzalo Hontoria Fairgrounds, which cover 52,000 square metres, giving ample space for the finest horses of Jerez as synonymous with the city as sherry and flamenco, to show off their moves to the crowds who flock to the two hundred or so casetas which, unlike Seville's, are mainly open to the public, and other attractions. The history of the Jerez Horse Fair goes back over 500 years.
For me, the main attraction were the ladies in colourful long Spanish dresses.
I found this dress or rather lack of it, rather strange. I liked this red fan and shoes. I made quickly only one photo.
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sabermonajati (9317) 2014-08-17 11:48
interesting portrait you captured.
boa (5995) 2014-08-17 11:56
you had a busy day before you arrived here, but it was worth the effort. Nice picture of this attractive woman who steals the show here. Beautiful warm light and shadows.(but why did you use ISO1600?)Tfs a nice shot from interesting Andalucia.
Have a nice evening/
carlo62 (31380) 2014-08-17 16:22
nonostante la luce, c'è qualcosa che non capisco nella qualità della foto, ma, essendo uomo, non è un grosso fastidio se supportato dalla presenza femminile con dettagli rossi.....
tyro (20014) 2014-08-17 16:24
A very interesting note about your travels and your troubles in Malaga and a lovey photograph to accompany it.
You might find this young lady's dress rather strange but, actually, I rather like it! :-) She certainly looks rather elegant (and quite enticing too!) compared to the man in the picture and you have caught her nicely with the sun lighting up her face too.
You have also managed this photograph very well considering the strong sunlight: the colours are lovely and warm and the details and sharpness are excellent.
berek (37286) 2014-08-17 21:07
with traditional dress, very nice male, female picture from Spain. the red spectrum in the hands of women is very impressive. successful composition
have a nice week.
jjcordier (75620) 2014-08-17 23:11
Les ferias sont de plus en plus sexy....pour attirer les touristes? Cette belle andalouse à l'éventail ne peut pas passer inaperçue!
kasianowak (5942) 2014-08-18 1:17
Rzeczywiscie, jak zauwazasz w notce, mamy tu do czynienia z sukienka nieistniejaca. :-) Buty rowniez wskazuja, ze ta pani nie jest tancerka flamenco.
Dobra obserwacja, swietnie uchwycony moment, szczegolnie gest reki trzymajacej wachlarz.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2014-08-18 11:49
You composed this lady well on the thirds like this, as she is certainly the focus of the image and the star of the show. Her body language and the way she is holding the fan is captured perfectly, you could not ask for a better result if she was actually posing for you! Lovely sense of warmth in the shot too.
serp2000 (39540) 2014-08-19 4:17
Just a movie scene! ;) Very nice model, another interesting photo from Malaga. I miss Spain. Very picturesque photo! TFS!
nikkitta (14582) 2014-08-20 13:27
Your notes about the way you travel made me felt tired, but finally you arrived at the famous Feria
Just a minute to composed a well balanced capture
Well done, congrats
* Are you sure is a woman and not a travesty, me not at all
mkamionka (30214) 2014-08-21 8:38
moze to turystka? Nie wiedziala jak wypada sie ubrac, co prawda nadal nie wiem jak Ty sie ubralas na te okazje... Moja zona miala wtedy akurat suknie nieco wtapiajaca sie w otoczenie, ale ja bylem jeszcze na etapie ze nie robilem za bardzo zdjec innym kobietom choc chyba mam jakies w towarzystwie dwoch kobiet w sukniach. Niestety mialem wtedy slaby aparat a raczej obiektyw i zdjecia wyszly fatalnie -mam pamiatke ale nie za bardzo mam sie czym chwalic.
A tutak hmmm dlugie ladne nogi zawsze przykuwaja uwage przynajmniej meskiej czesci TE.
jcpix (13552) 2014-08-21 16:41
Ooh, how did I miss this one? hehe I'm guessing most of the women first noticed the red fan and shoes, while most of us men took a good look at everything in between! :) Ahaha, the "walking sandwich" strikes again...I love it!
Great capture on-the-go, it has a very lively feel about it, and is attractive on many levels. Bright, candid and smartly taken. And yes, let's hope we get the same type of weather seen here. Enjoy the new day. Take care.
mcmtanyel (12447) 2014-08-22 21:24
Interesting capture! It looks as though this couple were enacting something, am I right?
macjake (55520) 2014-08-24 16:33
haha...i see nothing wrong with this lady in black and red at all :)
she looks beautiful indeed.
however I worry about all the dust in the air, the shoes and dress must get dirty rather quickly.
fun shot :)
ruisc_pt (10527) 2014-08-25 11:09
You have captures a nice moment here... good ambiance and note.