Gaucin Feria. Stories By Cropping Photographs

Β Gaucin Feria

On Thursday evening the young family downstairs took me to the opening of the feria (an annual community party) in Gaucin, Anadalucia, Spain. Pedro snapped these photos with my ancient digital camera with which Mona Lisa captured her famous selfie.

“To my eternal love Ralphie. Hugs & kisses. Mona baby ❀ “


(This was found on a Google search and is not mine. The rest of these photos are mine and will be found on a Google search in the future. Go public Go !! )

Pedro was afraid to ask for frontal poses so most of these photos are rear views. I edited these photos with an ancient editor which came with the camera. I want to show you how cropping a photo can change or create a completely different atmosphere. I am no expert ……….. so sue me anyway !




Obvious crop

“How in heaven’s name did she manage to shovel herself into that skirt ?”


But there is a second story going on in the top left of the original

The man in blue is protecting himself from the man in the red dress. It’s true !!





Cropping emphasises the story

” I got an itch ! “





Lots of people, but there are two stories here

Look at the girl’s face above the bowed boy !



This young child is so highlighted !





“He just goosed me ! “




Not a bad photo !


Boring portrait


Β Mystical couple.


Is Ralphie going to proposition her or has she just dumped him ?



Cropped Photographs








Toni (notice bump) and Ralph. A girl that Toni knows came up to her and asked if I was Toni’s dad. Nearly as bad as the comment made when I announced that Toni was pregnant. “Am I the dad ?” she asked. Oh boyΒ  !




The girl in green will be quite a domineering wife for someone in the future !


“Hey Nikon lady ! They’re behind you ! “


What has the boy done ?



Finally Animated Fun



Dancing Queen !



Did you learn a lot ?

I will be testing you later, but not about cropping photosΒ  πŸ˜‰


Ralph xox ❀


61 Comments on “Gaucin Feria. Stories By Cropping Photographs

  1. i love it all, i learned a lot, especially that i am terrified of that girl in the green dress!


    • Hi Beth πŸ˜€ I am so pleased that you have learned a lot. I’ll be testing you later not about cropping though. Oh. Better not, as you are wearing a green dress. πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


  2. Enjoyed the post! Don’t know much about cropping, but if you want to talk Velcro I’m your girl.
    Oh, the pink skirt girl” β€œHow in heaven’s name did she manage to shovel herself into that skirt ?
    “LOL” The skirt is the shovel! I saw them advertized on sale at Canadian Tire last week…Pink Shovel Skirts in 3 sizes.
    Well, gotta run! I’ve got my Pink Shovel Skirt on (size xx small) and am headed off to a political function for the “Green Party”.
    Have a great weekend!
    Resa xoxo


    • Hi Resa πŸ˜€
      I don’t believe it ! You mean to say there is a company who sells Pink Shovel Skirts ? I’ll check next time I go to the Builders’ Merchants πŸ˜‰
      The Green Party will change its name to the Pink Party once you are there in your xx small. πŸ˜‰
      BTW you are welcome to Velcro yourself to me any time my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀


  3. Ciao, ragazzo. Is it OK if I cheat in the test? Oi! in your tags you’ve got men in red and blue dresses. I need to go back and look again!

    That highlighted boy looks as though he was done by Caravaggio! And, the bowed boy and the cowed lass look like mamma is giving them a tongue lashing.

    Anyhoo, I hope you’re sleeping soundly. We’ve just had a power failure, and I was amazed how much work I got done, since I couldn’t hunch over the computer! Cheers, chap. ❀ oxo


    • Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€
      No need to test you as I know you would cheat anyway. The man is in a blue shirt ! Oh, you must pay attention my friend !
      I’m glad to hear that you have done a lot of real work while the power failed. Amazing how advanced you are having electricity (or not !) in Dismal Swamp πŸ˜‰
      Have a great weekend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  4. You did a pretty good job cropping the pictures and the animation. I can see that you have good eyes πŸ˜‰


    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ Thank you for your wonderful comment. Appreciated ! All I need now is a brain to go with the good eyes πŸ˜‰ . Have a great day my friend. Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi Gallivanta πŸ˜€
      How did you know about my cropped top and pretty skirt ? πŸ˜‰
      Ralph xox ❀


      • Yep ! lol πŸ˜€

        BTW I couldn’t access my blog at all yesterday, Saturday, it came back to me this morning, Sunday. Weird !


      • I found this on Al’s blog :

        The problem is resolved and this is what WordPress had to say:

        Thanks to everyone for working with us to identify and resolve this issue.

        We have some automated security measures in place that prevent access from IP addresses that are seen as abusive or possibly harmful to Sky, the ISP who was blocked, routes traffic to the USA (and possibly other countries) for many of their customers over a small number of IP addresses, so in this case, one bad actor on Sky’s network caused multiple Sky customers to get blocked from accessing We have identified the IP addresses in question and worked around this issue for now.

        Problem solved !


    • Hi Shey πŸ˜€ Goodness me toy girl. You have also excelled yourself with your bonnie comment. Hugs back. Ralph xox ❀


  5. I do love all the beautiful dresses there. Good to see Toni, hope she keeps ok. I bet you had a lovely night there, it looks great and fun!


    • Hi Ute πŸ˜€
      We had a great night out, thank you my friend. Toni doesn’t stop working. Seems to thrive on it !
      I hope you are having a great holiday and are able to relax some.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Stefy πŸ˜€ lol. Maybe I should have done. Or did I ? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€ Indeed I did, but they all slipped out of my hands. The combine harvester will be your way shortly πŸ˜‰ Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  6. Hi Ralph very lovely this test and I learned to look more (better) than only looking πŸ™‚ ! Compliments for all the gorgeous, realistic photos πŸ™‚ !!


    • Hi Serach πŸ˜€ I’m so pleased that you were paying attention (not like some others here πŸ˜‰ ) Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  7. Pretty funny, Ralphie. I must remember where my hands are located at all times when I’m in public! And even more – the facial expressions. I love the poor lady who got goosed! These folks had no idea that thousands of folks would be seeing them after the fair! Too bad you don’t know them, you could tag them, and they’d get a notification that they’re on Ralphie’s Candid Camera! Manny sends his love to Toni and you. Me too. xox RVBFM πŸ™‚


    • Hello MVBFM πŸ˜€ Yes. I should be careful of hands and facial expressions. Also it is best to keep away from geese. No idea who these people are as Pedro took the photos due to my hands, not itchy, but the usual.
      My love back to Manny, you and V. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


      • Geese? That’s probably a good idea if you happen to be boating on a lake full of them! I don’t have itchy hands either, and usually take pictures of people I don’t know. So they never know how famous they are! πŸ™‚


      • A few Spanish locals read my blog. I am sure if they recognise anyone, the word will get out. Have a lovely week my friend. xox


  8. LOL. You’ve done it again, Ralph


    • Hello Michael πŸ˜€ Yes. I have done it again. What have I done ? Whatever it is I am sure to have done it πŸ˜‰ lol Ralph πŸ˜€


  9. Well that just looked like a good time was had by all. Lovely outfits! Thanks for the party. πŸ™‚ ,3


    • Hi Sheri πŸ˜€ Thank you so much. Don’t get too excited as educating bloggers is not the normal way of posting for me. Whereas your blog is a real school of Truth. Happy Monday my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  10. You just filled my day with laughter and I love you for it. πŸ˜€ They say every picture tells a story, but each of yours tells several different stories. Loved it! Love you too. ❀ ((HUGS))


    • Hello Elizabeth πŸ˜€ What a wonderful comment from you my friend. You are so sweet ! Ralph xox ❀


  11. They are very beautiful images you shared with us. Some photos are funny! But you’re a person joking Ralph. Congratulations!
    Have a wonderful evening and happiness! Ştefania! πŸ™‚


    • Hi Ştefania πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your wonderful comment my friend. I am pleased that you had fun. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  12. You’ve managed to put a smile on my face once again.
    The humor is quite magical like that.
    Now about the test…Can we work something out where if I fail – I still pass?
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


    • Hi RoSy πŸ˜€ Love your new avatar ! As far as I am concerned you will always pass with an A+ merit. That will be $10 please πŸ˜‰ Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Gracias Ralph!
        Hold on— I thought I’d be worthy of the friends & family discount of $9.99??? πŸ˜‰
        xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


      • Sorry, but rules is rules ! There is the International fee for me to consider, but as it’s you, that will be 1c please, plus p&p of $9.99 πŸ˜‰ xox

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    • Hi Sylvia πŸ˜€ Wow ! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. The animation was quite easy to do as the girl had a slight lean to one side. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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