Almerimar Spain Day 3

On day three, Sandra and me went to El Ejido to run some errands. El Ejido is a an much older town than Almerimar. We did visit a few places, like the main town square, and visited different shops in the area of the main square.

El Ejido Square


Canon 5D, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 24mm

El Ejido


Canon 5D, ISO 800, 1/800 sec, f/6.3, 24mm


Old man with a newspaper


Canon 5D, ISO 800, 1/400 sec, f/6.3, 68mm

I think the highlight of the excursion to El Ejido was the town market. It's a round building with all kinds of market stalls, from fresh fish, meats to fruits and vegetables. It's quite an amazing sight.

Shark head


Leica D-LUX 3, ISO 100, 1/30 sec, f/3.6, 52mm

At the butchers


Leica D-LUX 3, ISO 100, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, 28mm

We returned from El Ejido in the early afternoon. Again on the balcony of Sandra and Chris's apartment I hooked up my 400mm zoom lens and scanned the town of Almerimar for some interesting things to photograph. I found these interesting looking orange tv antennas.



Canon 5D, ISO 125, 1/400 sec, f/7.1, 285mm



Canon 5D, ISO 125, 1/500 sec, f/6.3, 400mm

Also managed to snag a little portrait of Chris, while he was working on his computer. I really like this picture, and I think it works really well in B&W.



Canon 5D, ISO 125, 1/80 sec, f/4.5, 100mm

We also did a little errand to feed some stray cats, which job Sandra really took to heart. It is really awsome what Sandra is doing for these abandoned creatures. I had a chance to capture "The Big Daddy", who allegedly is the father of many little stray kittens in Almerimar. As you can see he's the boss, the big kahuna.

Big Daddy


Canon 5D, ISO 640, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, 400mm

After all these errands and little jobs Chris and me took a drive to a small castle in Guardia Viejas.

Guardia Viejas


Canon 5D, ISO 200, 1/60 sec, f/5.6, 24mm

This is more of a bastion than a castle, but still very nicely restored and presented. We tried to get there for the sunset, but our timing was a little off, plus with construction around the castle we got a little lost.

Guardia Viejas


Canon 5D, ISO 200, 1/50 sec, f/4.0, 24mm

Guardia Viejas


Canon 5D, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/4.0, 17mm

Guardia Viejas


Canon 5D, ISO 400, 1/60 sec, f/4.0, 17mm

Guardia Viejas


Canon 5D, ISO 400, 1/13 sec, f/4.0, 17mm