Spain

Street Photography | Granada Series

The Equalizer, Gran Via, Granada, Spain

The Equalizer, Gran Capitan, Granada, Spain

On a walkabout around the city of Granada last summer, I caught sight of a woman rummaging through the bins and I instinctively reached for my iPhone for a sneaky quick shot whilst she was in the act.

Then it was a case of ‘quick, before she sees me….’

‘Oh no! Too late…she’s seen me’.

‘It’s now or never’ I tell myself.

‘Shoot! Shoot!’

Heck, what’s she got in the pram?

A baseball bat? A gun?

If looks could kill…!

I shoot, then disappear.

Only later when I perused through the day’s photos I noticed the image and title on the street billboard behind the woman and thought I’d witnessed a scene from the actual movie…haha!

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday | Street Art Corner

 

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An act of crime or a work of art –   Land of Confusion?

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Photo Friday: Malaga Series

Meandering in Malaga

According to The Guardian, Malaga is one of the hotspots to visit in 2015, stating it is packed with the triple whammy of new attractions for the cultural city-break traveller to enjoy.

During most of 2014, my daughter travelled each month to stay with me in Spain, finishing work Friday evenings, flying from Manchester to Spain and returning back to the UK early Monday in time for work. We both enjoyed this special Mum and Daughter weekend time together, something we lacked in the UK.

I was staying in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena at the time. We took a tram to Malaga town centre for our usual walkabout. The sun was not shining and the clear blue sky was amiss, but this didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for our myriad adventures in the city.

We couldn’t believe our eyes, the city was enveloped in fog, and it was July, the height of summer!

But you know what…? As the photos reveal, it was just as beautiful….to me anyway.

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Afloat

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Photo Gallery: Glass

I’ve always been drawn to glass: windows, mirror, and other reflective surfaces. Glass is fun to experiment with when taking pictures, resulting in multi-layered and unexpected shots.

PHOTO GALLERY : Reflection Shots, straight from the camera

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Templo de Debod Reflected, Madrid, Spain

 

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Architecture Reflected, Madrid, Spain

 

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Mountain Range Reflected, Malaga Port, Spain

 

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Apartments Reflected, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, Spain

 

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Urban Reflections, Madrid, Spain

 

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Airport Reflections, Malaga, Spain

 

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Window Reflections in Art Work, Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

 

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Architecture Reflections, Malaga Port, Spain

 

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The Apple Store Reflections, Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain

 

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Photography101: Warmth & Quality of Light

Assignment Day 9: Warmth & The Quality of Light

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Benalmadena Costa | Province of Malaga | Andalucia | Spain

Walking along the beautiful promenade in Benalmadena and admiring the view,  I love the way the sunset adds effect to the reflection on the inlet on the sandy beach…

Photography101 Blogging University

Assignment Day 8:  The Natural World

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El Retiro Park | Madrid | Spain

When I arrived at the park the beautiful clear blue skies turned into stormy clouds and although leading lines are not apparent, the composition of the balustrade adds a different perspective to the way you overlook the boating lake, almost as if you are there…?

Blogging 101: Identify Your Audience

Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

As a fifty-something solo traveller escaping the British weather, I was looking forward to the prospect of exploring Spain. I visited numerous cities trying to live like a local and posted many photos onto my Instagram account – a rapidly growing photography community. It became my friend and kept me going throughout the whole time, whilst visiting many beautiful places namely Antonio Banderas’ Malaga, the capital Madrid, the monumental Alhambra city of Granada, the Mosque city of Cordoba, the cathedral city of Seville, the sherry making city of Jerez and the harbour town of Alicante.

The new-to-me element is one of my pics featured on Instagram…

I loved the architecture, the sceneries, hidden alleyways, history, art treasures, and of course, the beautiful blue skies and hot weather of Seville,  well worth visiting!

If you have time, stay connected as my story unfolds…

La Giralda | Seville | Spain

Low angle shot from a  Journeyed horse & carriage infront of the iconic Seville Cathedral & Tower

Low angle shot from a
Journeyed horse & carriage infront of the iconic Seville Cathedral & Tower

There is no more perfect symbol of Seville’s layered history than the Giralda Tower (or El Giraldillo) the bell tower of the city’s cathedral.