Here’s a few more snapshots from my visual notebook, all taken in Spain during January, in no particular order. All shots were made using an Olympus MjuII 35mm compact and Agfa Vista 200 film.
I used to hate walking, even a short stroll with the dog along the beach would leave me sweaty and achy, if anyone could find an excuse not to walk somewhere, it would be me. But that was a year ago, since then I’ve lost 5 stone (32kg or 70lbs), now I love to walk. You obviously don’t need a reason to walk, but having a camera in your hand is a great excuse to just wander, a reason to ‘be there’. The experience of having a spare day in a city, a whole day to just wander, drink coffee and take photographs is exquisite beyond words.
A lot of the images here were taken in Valencia, a beautiful city on the Eastern Spanish Mediterranean coast. I’ve been to this part of the world a few times, the light is always great, but in January it was incredible, even during the day, with clear blue skies, the brightness is never too harsh. I’d like to go back in the summer, however, I’m told that temperatures can reach the high 40’s…not for me!