Streets of Barcelona

Well we have reached the final day of the January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, which  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. The last day to join in but she is more than happy to see 31 squares all on the same post.

For my final square I am going out on a blaze of TAILLIGHTS under Streetlights!

I rarely get the opportunity to photograph at night and I have always wanted to attempt a shot at passing cars and capturing their taillights as trails. This was my best attempt at an underpass in Barcelona where I had the advantage of resting the camera on the bridge wall to steady it. Believe me, many more hit the recycle bin!

Taillight (noun) = a red light at the rear of a motor vehicle, train, or bicycle.

January Squares | Day Thirty-One

I hope you have had as much fun seeing the posts in this challenge as I have in creating them. Most of the photos have come out of the archives with a few new ones thrown into the mix.

The header image comprises of tealights, starlight, lamplight, twilight, sunlight, highlight, streetlights, smoke-lights, laserlight and today’s image, taillights. I tried not to use many hyphenated words or made-up words, but needs must sometimes! And if you have been following any of the other participants you will have seen some extremely interesting photos and words – this ‘Square‘ community is a very imaginative lot! 

Now we just need to wait and see what the Queen of the Squares has for us in three months time. Can she top this one? Roll on April!

Uphill Lincoln at Night

Given that the cathedral quarter is lit at night it seemed a perfect opportunity to grab some night shots. A full moon helped too.


Bailgate was very quiet at 9 p.m. on a Sunday night.

and the golden towers of the cathedral were clearly visible.

Exchequer Gate and Cathedral
Castle Gate and Cannon
Castle Gate and Cannon

The details of the cathedral’s west front were highlighted in golden-yellow light.

Whereas the south side was more in darkness and shadow.

South Transept
Exchequer Gate
Exchequer Gate

In the dark

Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack has given me the perfect opportunity to post a few night shots from my recent Barcelona trip. As someone who now lives in the countryside, where the only light is that from the moon, it opened up new photographic challenges.

Placa d'Espanya
Placa Espanya – light trails (No tripod, just balanced on a fence rail above the road.)
Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf – (hand-held)
Lamp-post (hand-held)
Fountain Placa de Catalunya
Fountain Placa de Catalunya (hand-held)
Street-lights (hand-held)
Street-lights (hand-held)