Date set for ‘Hidden La Mola’ Photo Exhibition

The final selection of photographs for my photography exhibition in Menorca is now on its way to Barcelona for printing. I will not see the finished results until I return to Menorca in September to run another Photography Holiday.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished results and if they are anything like the samples I have seen earlier, the quality should be excellent.

The exhibition, which is to be called ‘Hidden La Mola’ will open on Friday 9th September and run for at least three weeks.

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Look closely - there are two pigeon chick on a nest in the centre of the picture. To zoom in on them would have entirely ruined the atmosphere and context of the photograph. This is on of the pictures to be included in the 'Hidenn La Mola' exhibition in September. Photograph by Philip Dunn

For anyone who has not been on one of my Photography Holidays to Menorca, La Mola is one of our top photographic locations, offering countless photo opportunities and challenges. The now disused fortress of La Mola covers many acres at the entrance to Mahon Harbour. It was built in the early 1800s and many of the original buildings still stand – although some of them are now little more than ruins.

It is a fabulous place to learn a great range of photography techniques.

Much of La Mola is now open to visitors, but I have had special permission to enter many of the buildings – including the old derelict prison and barracks – that are closed to the public. This has been a wonderful opportunity and produced the set of photographs that will be on show at the exhibition.

Sponsors for the ‘Hidden La Mola’ Exhibition are the owners of the S’Algar Hotel, our superb base for the Photography Holidays.

Spot the birdies – I came across these two pigeon chicks in a nest build into an alcove in a derelict building at La Mola. It would have been easy to ‘home in’ (forgive the pun) on the pigeon chicks and crop out all the rest of the picture. But bearing in mind that this photograph was always intended to be a print in an exhibition, and therefore looked at very closely, I though it best to leave the entire alcove in the shot. This has put the nest into context.

  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3sec
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Off camera flash used with narrow beam to spotlight only part of subject

There is still some availability for the September Photography Holiday in Menorca – BOOK NOW

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