Posts by Category: Spain

Spain Day 8 – Capileira & Pampaneira

Posted by Caz on Friday, 28th March 2014

We had a lovely little hike along the mountain trail just north of the pretty village of Capileira this morning, taking a picnic with us to eat along the way. There was plenty of rustic life to see!

Two Old Shepherds And A Dog

Two Old Shepherds And A Dog

Grazing Donkey, Capileira

Grazing Donkey, Capileira

We also enjoyed the iconic chimneys on the rooftops of Capileira – each looking like a man with a hat and an individual character:

Domingo, Antonio & Diego

Domingo, Antonio & Diego

Emilio, Carlos, Luis & Salvador

Emilio, Carlos, Luis & Salvador

Pedro, Juan, Xavier & Manuel

Pedro, Juan, Xavier & Manuel

We also visited the picturesque village of Pampaneira to indulge in a spot of shopping and make a few more photos of the colourful wares on show:

Colourful Rugs, Pampaneira

Colourful Rugs, Pampaneira

Here are the rest of my shots from Capileira:

And some more from Pampaneira:

Spain Day 7 – Órgiva Market & Casita Florita

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 27th March 2014

We had a free day today to do as we pleased. Originally I had planned to take a drive to the coast, but although I was feeling much better than a couple of days ago, I still didn’t feel up to travelling too far. Along with some of the others from the group, I took a walk into Órgiva to visit the weekly Market in the town square. There are always photo opps to be had when the market is in town!

Sunnies

Sunnies

Komo Komo

Komo Komo

Por Favor

Por Favor

Sweeties

Sweeties

Here are some more from the trip to town:

The afternoon was spent quietly pottering around the villa and its neighbouring Casita garden – the pretty Casita Florita.

Arched Window

Arched Window

Rusty Bedhead

Rusty Bedhead

Not Quite Square

Not Quite Square

Fallen And Resting

Fallen And Resting

There are lots of photo opportunities in the garden:


This evening we all enjoyed dinner out at a local restaurant, a lovely way to round off the day.

Spain Day 6 – Artists’ Exchange, Alcázar

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 26th March 2014

Ken arranged for us to visit his artist friend Meg Robinson at her studio in the pretty little village of Alcázar today. Meg is an inspirational lady and showed us some very original work. She talked to us about her artistic process which was a revelation.

Attentive Students

Attentive Students

Meg was kind enough to give us a tasty lunch. Then we were free to wander around her amazing house and the village for an hour or so to find our pictures.

Artist's Palette

Artist’s Palette

Red Stool And Curtain

Red Stool And Curtain

Birds In The Bathroom

Birds In The Bathroom

The Candelabra

The Candelabra

Whispy Cloud In Blue

Whispy Cloud In Blue

Embossed

Embossed

Blue & Green

Blue & Green

Purple Drapes

Purple Drapes

As well as seeing plenty of colour, I also noticed the textures of The Church Door. I was surprised to find the local school abandoned and open for exploration – I wasn’t expecting to do any more urbex today!

Abandoned School Corridor

Abandoned School Corridor

I Want To Break Free

I Want To Break Free

The rest of my images can be seen here:

Spain Day 5 – Sick Day

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Unfortunately I was quite poorly during the night and all day today. So I stayed at the house while the others went out exploring. Ken had given us the challenge of making pictures which break the photographic rules. There was a brief period when I didn’t feel too bad and went for a little walk in the garden with the camera, but eventually I had to admit defeat and went back to bed.

Fancy Handle

Fancy Handle

Crossbrace

Crossbrace

Metal Finial

Metal Finial

Slab

Slab

Waxy

Waxy

Deathbed View

Deathbed View

Spain Day 4 – Bedroom, Órgiva & Tijola

Posted by Caz on Monday, 24th March 2014

We had “homework” before even getting up today! Ken set us the task of finding 10 images in our room before breakfast. With some glancing light coming through the windows, I was able to rise to the challenge:

Condensation Drips

Condensation Drips

Wardrobe Curls

Wardrobe Curls

Light On The Door

Light On The Door

Bedhead

Bedhead

Tamrac Textures

Tamrac Textures

Wardrobe Top

Wardrobe Top

Condensation And Beads

Condensation And Beads

Underfoot

Underfoot

The Morning Cuppa

The Morning Cuppa

Open The Door

Open The Door

We spent the morning in Órgiva town, with another assignment – this time based around finding colour. It’s something I’m drawn to regularly anyway, so it was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Here are my best 10:

L Is For Lenticular

L Is For Lenticular

Yellow, Blue & Pantiles

Yellow, Blue & Pantiles

Three Stripes And A Shadow

Three Stripes And A Shadow

Yellow Fresias

Yellow Fresias

Drips

Drips

Rice Crispies Wall

Rice Crispies Wall

Croc

Croc

Rubbed Paint

Rubbed Paint

Walk Away

Walk Away

Blue Blinds

Blue Blinds

The rest of my set from Órgiva:  

We had a great walk up the track in Tijola this evening – to a viewpoint overlooking the Rio Guadalfeo valley. It was sunny but very windy up there, but we arrived just in time for the glancing sunshine.

Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal Stripes

Rocks In The Rio Guadalfeo

Rocks In The Rio Guadalfeo

The rest of my images from the evening are here: