2006 Andalucia Travelogue
The picture above was taken in the Alpujarra Mountains, looking down on the village of Capileira in the morning of October 25th. We were hiking up the ridge from the village of Bubión going beyond Capileira before walking back down into the village. Looking down on the village, the sun hadn't yet illuminated the eastern slope of the valley, except for the village church. The Mediterranean is visible beyond the range of mountains.
Here is my narrative describing our trip to/from and walking tour in southern Spain - Andalucia. I'll link the corresponding pages from Jonathan's website so that folks can jump back and forth between them.
The background on the webpages for this trip is a shot of plaster molding in the Palace of the Nasrids in the Alhambra on October 23. I've taken the liberty of altering the color, but not the pattern, to match the color scheme of this site.
18 to 20 October
LA | Paris | Madrid | Granada
Granada to Bubión
Bubión to Grazalema
Grazalema to Ronda
Ronda to Sevilla
Sevilla to Córdoba
02 to 03 November
04 to 05 November
Madrid and home
The images on the site, unless otherwise noted, were taken using an Olympus C8080 Zoom, using a high resolution, which results in JPEG's that are 3264x2448 pixels. I usually had a circular polarizing filter installed on all but a few pictures. The image size of the resulting JPEGs are about 3.5 MB each. I burned the unedited version of all images onto a DVD before editing them.
On this site, I've whittled the image size down to two sizes - a thumbnail I use on the page for the day, and a 640x480 pixel (or 480x640 pixel, assuming I haven't cropped or altered the size) image that I've saved optimized for web usage.
A lot of the images I doctored using Photoshop Elements, a trimmed down version of Adobe Photoshop.
If you'd like the high resolution image (1 - 2MB each), drop me an email (MarkTKing mac.com) and I'll either email you a copy or set up a page where you can download the image.