Streets of Barcelona, Gothic Quarter.
About my last photo... (just click on the image above, it will take you to my previous post) both João André Farinha and NJ and SB Photography noted a very good point.
I commented that it was taken in Barcelona, but those tree tops could have been captured in any other place on Earth.
Looking back on my Barcelona shots, I could not escape the feeling of failure to capture the essence of that beautiful and unique city. I got some pretty nice photos, but none is a true "Barcelona".
Even while taking the photos, I felt something is missing. I capture moments, people, situations, tree tops - But no soul. No essence.
I feel disappointed, but also bit optimistic. Now that I know 'what' to look for, I got a purpose - Not only to capture 'good' (and strive for 'better') photos, but to try and learn how to fill them with that elusive 'soul'. Try to see the streets beyond their first, immediate layer.
I'm not sure exactly how to do it right, but I'm willing to learn.
Got an intersting and insigtful response on "Sean Needham Photography" blog.