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.