Travels With My Camera (part 2): Abby

I’m slowly getting around to editing my own images from the week of shoots in the sunny Costa del Sol with the very first FOTO-CLUB international photography holiday. I’ve started on them alphabetically so the first images I’m going to show you were actually taken just a few hours before we flew home.

The location is an eerily beautiful abandoned villa amidst large but very overgrown gardens. The house was once a B&B but the owner left a dozen or so years ago and has never been back. Consequently, the house’s decor is “quaint”, possibly even “quirky” by the standards of that time. But it provided us with a wide range of shooting possibilities. After a few abortive shots using the strobe, I usually ended up using the abundant, and lovely, natural light.

Here are a few of my favourite images of the lovely Abby…

Abby in one of the very odd bathrooms.

Abby in one of the very odd bathrooms.

Abby on the terrace

Abby on the terrace

Abby on the staircase.

Abby on the staircase.

And if you fancy joining us on the next trip in March 2017…

Travels With My Camera (part 1)

Although my sun tan is fading rapidly, I’m still basking in the afterglow of a lovely week-long trip to the Costa del Sol, the part of Spain that I lived in for almost 5 years. This time I had organised a group trip for FOTO-CLUB, staying in a lovely 5-bedroomed villa on the Mijas Golf development near Fuengirola.

The week consisted of 6 photo-shoots (with 5 models) in a wide range of locations, a bit of swimming in the villa’s pool, a day out to “The Lakes” via Al Chorro, and a fair amount of wonderful food and perhaps the odd cerveza.

I’ll post “proper” images from the trip here in the next few posts but for now, here are a few phone photos to give you a taster:

The first couple of shots are from a very productive morning’s shoot on the beach and at nearby Sohail Castle…

A day at The Lakes

A day at The Lakes

"The last meal" (before heading to the airport for the journey home)

“The last meal” (before heading to the airport for the journey home)

"Tigre", a regular visitor to the villa.

“Tigre”, a regular visitor to the villa.

One of the many wonderful tapas restaurants that we were obliged to sample.

One of the many wonderful tapas restaurants that we were obliged to sample.

There’ll be many more images from this trip to come, and hopefully a bit less like my holiday snaps.

AND another trip has now been scheduled. Flying on 25th March from Birmingham airport. 2 places remaining…