Barcelona Photoblog: Barcelona Street Artists: Cleopatra in a Trance

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Barcelona Street Artists: Cleopatra in a Trance

Cleopatra street artist and living statue in Las Ramblas, Barcelona

You have seen her before on this site. This time I managed to come up closer to Cleopatra to take a good look at those bracelets, those rings and the pearl tiara with the lethal asp.

Apparently she is still in a trance induced by the dreadful bite although she is quite aware of the noise of those coins falling in a can at her feet.

As you can see she is sitting on a chair which is quite more comfortable than standing still like many of the human statues along Las Ramblas: wise girl indeed!


  1. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Didn`t you want a little to tickle her, only a little bit ? :)

  2. Great shot, Carlos. Was it shot in manual? What was the aperture value? I love photos with clear focus on the object and blur background.

  3. Anonymous2:53 AM

    loot at her expression, it seems she is enjoying something...:)) the sounds of coins??
    anyway, this kind of street artist is amazing for me.

    shanghai daily photo

  4. -Ha that's funny. Maybe for some extra fee you could tickle her. Thanks mimmu
    -Jas, thanks to your question I have just realized that I overlooked keeping the exif when I postprocessed the image with PS CS2. Lately I upload them to Flickr and I try to respect the exif info so it appears in the properties section. This time as it was late maybe I saved it as 16 bit tiff file first instead of 8 bit before converting it to jpeg thus losing the exif (long story I know). I will recover that for u from NEF file (RAW). For focus and blur in the background I must have used something under f/5 but besides that a custom vignette action has been applied with some extra blur on corners.

  5. Anonymous2:18 PM

    The new Madrid daily photo has now started…
    Come, and tell me u think…
    Thank u all for the ‘unbelivable’ dailyphotoblog network…

  6. Hi Jas I got the exif info: Filename : DSC_0078.NEF
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    DateTimeOriginal : 2006:11:19 13:51:55
    DateTimeDigitized : 2006:11:19 13:51:55
    ExposureBiasValue : EV0,0
    MaxApertureValue : F4,4
    MeteringMode : Division
    LightSource : Unidentified
    Flash : Not fired
    FocalLength : 62,00(mm)
    UserComment :
    ExposureMode : Auto
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  7. Anonymous9:56 PM

    great candid shot...beautiful costume:-)

  8. Hi! I'm a girl from Barcelona. I love your blog!
    I have another blog about women with style in the street, in Barcelona.
    I invite you to take a look to it and if you like you could add a link to my blog in yours.
    Thanks anyway.

  9. Anonymous8:52 PM

    the shininess in this makes me feel so near to her..another Great one, Carlos!


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