All day long it was partly clouded and sunny. I stopped believing it could be a great sunset at the Alhambra, but as I was setting up my tripod, just in case, my luck and patience payed off!
What a strong golden hour this was, but it lasted just for a little less then a minute. The blue dark clouds in the back and the orange, golden Illuminated Alhambra is just the perfect picture coming alive.
Europe, Spain, Andalucia, Granada, Alhambra, 2018.
During an epic sunset I made this panorama from the world famous Alhambra. The building is incredibly big, the details are in superb conditions and the scenery is breathtaking.
Spain, Ibiza, Illa de Tagomago 2015.
The party Island of Ibiza has 2 faces, 1 is all about the party's, the other side is about peace, mindfulness, yoga, relaxing and being Hippy/Alternative.
Because I wasn't really looking to shoot either of those, I found the Island: Illa de Tagomago. Is is just north of the Main Island. It has 1 villa in the middle and enjoys the most spectacular Sunrise!
Because I had the luck of a foggy and misty sunrise, the sun can be seen as a small star in stead of being way to bright to shoot without filters.
Roadtrip 2016 Spain, Parque Nacional de Monfragüe.
This is one of the most hottest regions of Spain, Central Spain. With a unique park called Parque Nacional de Monfragüe, this area is with visiting when you are in Spain. The place is covered with birds of prey, that only live in this part of Europe.
The photo is from a high mountain in the hot plains of Spains.
You can see some hills that are covered in a cloud of dust.
Spain, Salamanca, road trip 2016.
Seeing this Cathedral standing above the rest of the city center of Spains beautiful city Salamanca, and being able to capture it from behind the bridge. I waited long enough to be able to shoot it with perfect light conditions ( golden hour) and a group of white doves flying in front of the Cathedral Nueva.
Europe, Spain, Salamanca, 2016.
A very nice bridge in front of the Nuevo Cathedral de Salamanca.
With a Long expo and the F22 on my 24-77mm EF canon lens, its possible to create the stars around light. Love the green lights they use on this bridge.
Europe, Spain, Andalucia, Granada, Alhambra, 2018.
If you zoom in on this image, there is so much to discover. The image is composed out of a lot of images made by a telelens. Therefor the image can be super detailed.
Europe, Spain, Granada, 2018.
When visiting this Andalucian city, Granada, you have to visit the Albaicin area and go there when the sunset is hitting the mountains in the background ( Sierra Nevada). It is super beautiful and has an amazing view.
Alhambra during sunset.
The whole palace is being beautifully illuminated by strong lights.
The moment they turn on and are perfectly golden is just for 5-10minutes. After that its starts to get very dark outside and you mis the perfect balance between golden lights and the blueish background.
Europe, Andalucia, Spain, Granada, Alhambra, 2018
Inside the magnificent Alhambra, there you can find the Nasrid Palace. 1 of the most incredible manmade places I have been so far.
The Palace is full of details and is a great place for finding unique spots, handcraft work and incredible ancient Architecture.
The reason for this ceiling to be shaped the way it is, has roots in the starry skies.
Patio de los Arrayanes.
Many versions can be found. It is a challenge getting a good shot, cause tripods are not aloud inside the palace. With many tourists around it is difficult to find that moment with almost no people.
Tiles of Arabia.
Walking inside the Nasrid Palace takes you back a couple of hundred years, back into the time when the Arabs ruled this part of Europe. When you stop and look closely, you can find this small little rooms that will take you back into time. They still have the color and all the details from long, long ago.
Typical Arabic door, from the Patio moderno in the Alhambra Palace: Palace Nazrid. I love the shape, the orange color and the Orange trees in the yard that is very well being looked after.
Did you know that all over Granada, the pathways and parts of the streets have been decorated with small stones, all done by hand? You can see an example on the foreground. Really amazing work.
Jardín de Generalife.
On one of the highest points on the Alhambra mountain, you find the main building of the Jardín de Generalife. This place is just amazing. Covered in flowers, plants, fountains, trees and beautiful Arabic architecture, you find yourself walking around in a different world.
Royal Charles V.
The curved stairs up to the second ring of the Palace of the late Charles V. This building was build upon the mountain, surrounded by the beautiful Arabic architecture. The building itself it big, and not so beautiful, but you can find nice spots when looking closely.
Stairs for a King.
Inside the Charles V Palace, part of the magnificent Alhambra in Spain, the round shape of the palace makes for an interesting view on this Renaissance architectural palace. The palace has a big entrance, from where you can enter the 'arena'. There are 2 staircases in side the lower ring of the palace.
Here you see the curved staircase that is getting you up on the second ring from where you have an amazing view on the courtyard.
The endlessness of this Spiral Staircase is just incredible. The details on the railing, the way the staircase has been build, and the hight is really interesting.
This staircase is a hidden gem inside an ugly, boring and unemotional hotel building. But they did a really good job designing this part. 8 stories high.
Here I choose to go with a more blue-ish colorset, to emphasize the dreamy, moody feeling when looking up towards the heavens.
Spain, Granada 2018.
Do you want to have a wedding? Wouldn’t this be the most romantic staircase to walk on with you white dress?
Spanish Farm House.
The area around Granada is worth checking out. I found this old and abandoned farm house in the hills of Granada, just 5 min away by car.