Granada, an Andalusian Miracle

This time we made a trip to Granada, the beau­ti­ful old town in Andalus, Spain. As dur­ing sum­mer time tem­per­at­ures are quite high — around 40 °C, we choose March to start, as there tem­per­at­ure is still mod­er­ate — around 18 °C.

All images were made with my work­horse Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 and the won­der­ful M.Zuiko 2.8/7–14mm Pro lens, which gave that spe­cial width to all images.

Besides a beau­ti­ful old city with so many corners to dis­cov­er, the world fam­ous Alham­bra is the main attrac­tion which — besides its inner beau­ties — also gives tons of amaz­ing views into the sur­round­ing landscape.

This city is always worth a stay, but now let’s see some pictures …


Inner palace parts of the Alhambra


View from Alham­bra down to Albaicin and Sac­ro Monte


Inner palace in the Alhambra


Pala­cio de Car­los V


Alcazaba in the Alhambra


View over the city onto the snow covered Sierra Nevada


The fam­ous mur­als of Granada


View from Mirador San Nic­olas to Alham­bra and the Sierra Nevada


View from Albaicin to Alham­bra and Sierra Nevada

That’s for the moment.


In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2015 … Al Andalus

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2015!

All right, the default text of this little cal­en­dar series is bor­ing now.
Let’s read it for the last time.


Some time ago a dis­cus­sion was going on, what to do with your favor­ite images you made over the year and how to appre­ci­ate them. All agreed, that the final appre­ci­ation can be giv­en by print­ing your images — some­thing most pho­to­graph­ers in the age of post­ing online tril­lions of images a day nev­er did or will ever do.

My way to appre­ci­ate my images of the year is to print a cal­en­dar for the com­ing year. This way I have to choose 12 (13) out of hun­dreds of images and they should rep­res­ent the best I did.

In this mini series I’d like to show my cal­en­dar files of the past years with all 12 (13 incl. cov­er page) images.


Sorry, this time no cov­er page, as it showed fam­ily and friends, which I do nev­er share online. As a replace­ment, I decided to share some black & white images, not included in the ori­gin­al best dozen, where I tried some dif­fer­ent ratio. They would have giv­en a nice second calendar.


Alkazaba, Malaga


Alham­bra, Granada


Gen­er­alife, Granada


Car­rera del Darro, Granada


Los Cahor­ros da Monachil




Mezquita, Cor­doba


Streets of Cordoba


Streets of Carmona


Conil de la Frontera


Torre Tavira — Cam­era Obscura, Cadiz


Run­way Cross­ing, Gibraltar




Same applies for this default text … it will be gone in the next post.

One issue I have is, that even if the cal­en­dar sheet is DIN A2, the max­im­um image area is not 2:3 or 4:3, but some­times more 16:9. So when choos­ing the images, you not only have to see if you’ll end up with a por­trait or land­scape ori­ent­a­tion cal­en­dar, but also if an image can be cropped to the dif­fer­ing ratio. Some­times you will lose a small part of the ori­gin­al image — unfor­tu­nately. But that’s the price of get­ting 13 ‘large’ format prints of your own images.


Here we go with the real 2015 cal­en­dar images …


Alham­bra, Granada


Met­ro­pol Para­sol, Sevilla


Real de Alcaz­ar, Sevilla


Streets of Cordoba


Conil de la Frontera




Mezquita, Cor­doba


Conil de la Frontera


Casa del Rey Moro, Ronda


Streets of Ronda


Teatro romano, Malaga


Alham­bra, Granada


In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.