Our last day in Spain was spent driving. It is a 6 hour drive from Almerimar to Madrid, and on the way we were planning to stop in Granada to see the famous Alhambra Palace and it’s gardens. That part of the trip did not go so well. We didn’t realize at the time, that if you want to get in you should be buying tickets online well in advance, as there are ques stretching for miles. Also our GPS unit decided to take us right through the center of Granada. After getting lost, because a lot streets were closed due to construction, and narrowly avoiding collisions with abundant motorcyclists and scooter-ists on the streets, we finally arrived. Like I said above, the amount of tourists was staggering, so of course we did not get in. So we decided to go for a little walk outside of the Palace walls. It’s quite impressive, the Palace, even from the outside. Here are some images from that walk. Few words on the Fuji X-Pro 1, to add. The shooting conditions were not ideal. High, late morning sun, and beautiful blue skies, with out a cloud, and Fuji did remarkably very very well. Auto focus was spot on, and the biggest plus… carrying a small camera with small lenses, and knowing that I have the same control over images as I would get from a much bigger an heavier DSLR system. Knowing and trusting, this little mirror less wonder, and using it on our trip in Spain was a pure, unadulterated, pleasure!
After leaving Granada, and finding a much easier wayout , then we came in, we headed to Madrid. After returning the car at the airport and catching a taxi to the hotel, we barely had some time to go for a little walk around. It gave me an opportunity to try the Fuji X-Pro 1 at night. So of course high ISO, since I did not bring a tripod. Color me impressed. The images came out clean crisp, and surprisingly I did not have problems with the auto focus at all. Another big point for Fuji. After our little walk we go ready for bed, since we were catching a flight in the early morning to start another leg of our vacation…. Scotland. Here are some night street images from Madrid. Enjoy!