Man and Horse above Capileira

man and horse above Capileira in Spain

Capileira is the highest of three villages in the gorge of the Poqueira river in Andalusia in Spain. The road is full of hairpin turns and obscured by low cloud. In the village cloud covers everything in the mornings, until the sun burns it off. We were there in 2017 and each morning we would see cloud outside the window of our hotel.

When the sun rises, it warms up the colours of the roof tiles and burns off the cloud, and suddenly you can see the opposite side of the valley. Apparently, each year in winter the snow cuts the village off from the outside world. 

When you walk to the end of the road above the village and continue on the track, you can see how the cloud hangs in the valley and covers the village.

The road peters out above the village and the road is blocked off with boulders and continues as a track.

When I was up there exploring, I turned around and saw this man and the horse. I grabbed the shot, and due to luck rather than judgement, the exposure and the focusing were just right. 

Shot with a Fuji X100s. I owned the camera for the best part of seven years and used it as my only camera for nearly all of that time. It has a fixed 23mm lens and a leaf shutter.

Richmond Park

Red deer and jackdaws Richmond park

Red deer stag in Richmond Park – crop of about 70% of the frame to take out the plain sky.

Nikon D500 and Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-P VR lens.

Pattie Boyd

Pattie Boyd book signing
Pattie Boyd at a book signing in Cambridge 21 April 2023

Pattie Boyd at a book signing in Cambridge 21 April 2023. Photographed with a Ricoh GR III at ISO 800, 1./10 second at f2.8. I held the camera at mid chest height and looked down estimating when the subject was properly in the frame. This is a crop, my wife is stood just to Pattie’s side.

After signing these two books (Tamara bought one for a close friend) Pattie got into an involved conversation with my wife. They got on like a house on fire, and I photographed the conversation on my iPhone.

Pattie Boyd on Wikipedia

Patricia Anne Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer. She was one of the leading international models during the 1960s and, with Jean Shrimpton, epitomised the British female look of the era. Boyd married George Harrison in 1966, experiencing the height of the Beatles’ popularity and sharing in their embrace of Indian spirituality. She divorced Harrison in 1977 and married Harrison’s friend Eric Clapton in 1979; they divorced in 1989. Boyd inspired Harrison’s songs ” Need You”, “If I Needed Someone”, “Something” and “For You Blue”, and Clapton’s songs “Layla”, “Bell Bottom Blues” and “Wonderful Tonight”.