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Selfie Out-Takes – Mar ’14

Spain Day 7 – Órgiva Market & Casita Florita

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 4 – Bedroom, Órgiva & Tijola

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:

Spain Day 3 – La Estrellita & River Walk

Our workshop began this morning with Ken giving us some exercises in mindfulness and relaxation. We were encouraged to see the potential of everything for image making, without pre-judgement. Our challenge for the morning was to make 10 pictures from inside the house and around the lovely gardens:

Morning Shadows Outside My Door
Morning Shadows Outside My Door
Three Little Twigs
Three Little Twigs
Rusty Foliage
Rusty Foliage
The Moorish Arch
The Moorish Arch
Curly
Curly
The Orchard
The Orchard
The Turquoise Cabinet
The Turquoise Cabinet
Chimneys
Chimneys
Shark's Teeth
Shark’s Teeth
Green And Red In The Secret Garden
Green And Red In The Secret Garden

My search also turned up some excellent mono Rusty Textures. The full set of garden shots can be seen here:

After a restful afternoon we took a walk to the Seven-Eye Bridge in the warm early evening light. An excellent way to work up an appetite for dinner! Here are the images I made on the walk: