There was definitely enough architectural eye candy to go around in the Alhambra, Granada’s royal palace and fortress. I actually had to take some breaks as I started getting cross-eyed from checking out all of the intricate details that surrounded me at this truly stunning oasis. A maze of gardens, baths, terraces, and quiet sanctuaries; each room brought with it a new pattern, gem, and silhouetted walkway.
For my day of shooting, I chose to alternate between my two Samsung lenses: a 55mm and a 200mm. The 200mm was great for shooting the outdoor areas of the Alhambra, and highlight the overwhelming amount of architectural details found on the exterior. The 55mm was great in capturing the full impact Alhambra’s patios, which boast beautiful facades and fountains, as well as the broad views of the Albayzín.
Overall, the Alhambra offered plenty of different photographic opportunities. I could see why it is one of the must-see sights in Granada and is boasted around Spain as Andalucia’s architectural paradise.
The above photo was taken using the Panorama mode on the NX20.