Arcos de la Frontera stands as the most popular of Los Pueblos Blancos, or the Spanish White Towns, a group of small villages famous for their acid wash houses and picturesque landscapes. Even though it’s the most touristy, Arcos is still quite small and you can easily find yourself lost alone among the maze-like cobblestone streets that wind inside historic city center.
But what better way to spend your afternoon then trying to navigate through small Spanish streets, and maybe stopping for a caña and some tapas along the way? That was my thought as I snapped my way along rooftops, cafe corners, and side streets with my Samsung NX mini.
Rooftop spying became my new hobby as I caught glimpse of laundry lines, dogs prancing their way along terraces, and motorcyclists zipping down la calle. By slowing down my shutter speed a bit, I was able to capture a sense of motion in the photo below.
Shooting in narrow spaces can be a difficult task at times, but you can utilize the light to create a sense of depth within your photos. For example, in the photo above I positioned myself in the shadows while focusing my camera towards the light at the end of the street. This helps to extend the space inwards, in an area that is otherwise limited in width.