We have returned from a week in Torrox and Malaga in Andalucia and it was a most welcome break.
This is my 18th time visiting the area but the first time I have ever been to Malaga. I had preconceptions about it being tacky and brash but I could not be more wrong.
During one of the days, we decided to drive into Malaga and explored the historic heart of the city.
Malaga is smaller than I expected and the streets are wide and high with lots of small winding alleyways. Malaga reminded me more of Paris than I expected.
There were parts that were very busy and we didn’t get to go into any of the sites (the Picasso museum, cathedral, etc), as they were all queued down the road. This may have been because we visited the day after May Day so there may have been many more tourists for the time of year (if not, be sure to allow plenty of time if you ever visit).
I took quite a few photographs but believe I had a good balance of enjoying the holiday and not just concentrating on taking photos.
I packed my Olympus EM5 MKII with my pro lens and my Lumix 25mm (nifty fifty) and my Rollei with some Fomapan.
I did complete a roll and a half of film during the week but will have to wait a while to develop them.
The remainder of the holiday was the usual mix of chilling out, runs along the beach in the morning, strolls along the promenade and good food. The runs and walks were made more interesting by the extension of the promenade all the way to El Morche village which gave a nice alternative route.
I tried a few different techniques including some long exposures, some bokeh, the odd bit of street photography and also a couple photos that I have created by creating composites of multiple images such as this one:
It was a lovely break and much needed.
Here’s a selection of my favourite photographs from the trip:
Aside from all of this I had a great week to chill out, think, unwind, take stock and reflect on things.