No spanish road trip is complete without making a pit stop at some off-road villages to mix things up a bit. While many opt to hit the bigger cities in southern Spain, like Sevilla and Granada, one shouldn’t overlook the small town charm that places like Cordoba and Ronda offer. Ronda is renowned for it’s bridges that overlook impressive cliffs, and Cordoba holds in its midst the iconic Mesquita–a medieval Islamic mosque that was later transformed into a Catholic cathedral.
It’s interesting just how distinct each village is, and how much their unqiue characters seep through in their architecture, food, and overall street vibe. I was excited to capture these differences on camera, so with my Samsung NX300 in hand, I embarked on a small town exploration of Andalucia.
Above: By adjusting my aperture and the focus ring in MANUAL FOCUS mode, I was able to get a clear shot of the Mesquita’s bell tower while keeping the foreground blurry.
Ronda was the perfect place to test out the versatility of the NX300’s Panorama mode, which can take both horizontal and vertical panorama shots. With the vertical shot you can really see Ronda’s cliffside houses in their element.