Lens-Artists Challenge #152 – Shades and Shadows

When I was in Spain, I had the opportunity to attend a bullfight. While I am not a proponent of bullfighting, I was able to appreciate it as a cultural experience. Tickets to the corrida are sold as “sol” or “sombra” meaning sun or shade, shade being the more expensive since you will be more comfortable!

We learned all about the steps and stages of the fight, from the initial parade of the toreros (above) to the capote or cloak (below), and on through the famous red muleta and the death of the bull.

You can find more shades and shadows at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

7 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #152 – Shades and Shadows

  1. Prior... June 17, 2021 / 10:51 pm

    this was such a fun post and it would make sense that the shade costs more – thanks for bringing us into the ring a bit 🙂

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  2. Leya June 18, 2021 / 8:00 am

    Interesting with the tickets. I never went as I suffer so for the bull. My husband went though. Personally i cannot stand it even if it is a cultural event.

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    • Mei-Mei June 19, 2021 / 2:11 pm

      Yes, I totally understand your feelings!


      • Leya June 19, 2021 / 5:34 pm



  3. pattimoed June 18, 2021 / 8:47 am

    Interesting! Shade or shadow tickets! Like you, I have trouble with the idea of killing the bull, but your images are great. I love the drama of the shadows.

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  4. Tina Schell June 19, 2021 / 2:26 pm

    Loved the shadow Mei Mei, but like you I have a hard time supporting bullfights. Kind of sad.


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