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Spain Day 1 – Travel & Granada

Today was the first day of my trip to Granada and the Alpujarras in Spain. The flight was quick and efficient, taking off from London City Airport which meant I saw the sights of the Capital from above. There were also some lovely clouds along the way:

Up In The Clouds
Up In The Clouds

Once I had checked into my hotel I took a walk around the streets of Granada looking for some geocaches. I also found some interesting graffiti:

Graffiti Colour
Graffiti Colour

The sun was shining and the architecture was always worth a look, especially these attractive railings in front of an old church:

Trapped Shadows
Trapped Shadows

I found another intriguing church thanks to looking for one cache – the Basílica de San Juan de Dios – decorated with gold from top to toe. Quite incredible!

The Pulpit
The Pulpit

My mono image for the day features some Shadows On The Corner. Here are a few more shots from the day:

November ’13 – Review

November has been an incredibly busy month for pictures and trips. The first photographic outing of the month was to see Fantastic Fireworks at Billericay. We got a great spot across the water so the reflections were even more spectacular than usual. I think I did a better job than last time, in 2011.

Colours And Shapes
Colours And Shapes

A few days later it was out to Sunny Southend for a photowalk with friends. It was very cold but the light was great.

Southend Sundown
Southend Sundown

The next week, I went on a Nature Study Day at Copped Hall run by Peter Warne. It was very enjoyable but the weather was less than kind – the drizzle was pretty awful by the end of the day! Waterproof trousers were a must, and I still got some decent shots.

Wet And Green
Wet And Green

I chose another drizzly day for a Wivenhoe Wander but the boats provided a splash of colour in an otherwise grey outing.

The Little Fishing Fleet
The Little Fishing Fleet

The next day however, there was some fab autumn light during my Mersea Meander. It was bitterly cold and my fingers barely survived, but the sunshine was most welcome.

A View From The Jetty
A View From The Jetty

Alistair came to stay for a while mid-month, and we took an evening walk along the Thames on our way to meet friends for a birthday dinner. The bridges at night looked spectacular.

The Blue Bridge
The Blue Bridge

We had a few dull days, but eventually we made the most of the sunshine by taking a trip to Epping Forest for some Autumn colour. Alistair also helped me out with my lastest Face Down Tuesday – Autumn Colour Edition.

Light Through The Trees
Light Through The Trees

Another day we went for a walk into Chelmsford and passed the Graffiti wall again. It’s always good to take a look to see what’s changed since last time:

Peeping Over The Wall
Peeping Over The Wall

As well as the wall, I also spotted this lovely leaf which was a near miss for Day #2152:

Rainbow In The Gutter
Rainbow In The Gutter

I enjoyed another weekend away this month with Alistair, this time exploring Bath and Lacock, looking around the picturesque Abbey:

Staircase Symmetry
Staircase Symmetry at Lacock Abbey
The Vortex
The Vortex

The last photography outing of the month was back to my Monthly location of Sandford Mill Footbridge, this time with some lightpainting tools to have a play. I got a few good shots before the cold got the better of me! I’ll have to revisit again soon with thicker gloves, perhaps.

I have managed several more [email protected] images this month too: #44 at Hylands Park, #45 at Southend-on-Sea, #46 in West Mersea, #47 in Bath. And of course I decided to participate in MoNovember  again this year, having done it first in 2011 and then 2012. I was pretty pleased with the results over the month.