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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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:
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.