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Andalucia Photography Tour - Almond Blossom and Architecture

06th - 14th Feb, 2023 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Charlie Waite and Astrid McGechan and

£2999.00 pp / Deposit -£750.00

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Our Andalucia photography tour 'Almond Blossom and Architecture' will take place in February 2023 with Charlie Waite and Astrid McGechan. Andalucia is arguably the most exotic and stunning region in all of Spain. With its remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape the region has evolved into a wonderful amalgam of Moorish culture and recent Spanish tradition.

Every year in February the hills and valleys of the magnificent Las Alpujarras become clothed in a sea of pale pink blossom as hundreds of thousands of almond trees burst into life with a truly memorable show that can be seen from many kilometres away. 

Our landscape photography tour is as much for the ubiquitous almond blossom as it is for the remarkably pleasing architecture to be found throughout the region. The images that we make will be our prize and will express our sense of wonder that such beauty could be found in both the glorious architecture and the sea of almond blossom that rolls out in front of us.

Join Charlie and Astrid on our Andalucia tour of this incredible destination and benefit from their knowledge of the best places for photography.

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At a Glance

  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Tuition from Charlie Waite and Astrid McGechan
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Transfer from and to recommended flights
    • Critique sessions (time and weather dependent)
  • Excluded
    • Flights
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Tour Code AND24
Andalucia Photography Tour - Almond Blossom and Architecture

Andalucia Photography Tour - Andalucia Landscape Photography

Andalucia is arguably the most exotic and stunning region in all of Spain. With its remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape, the region has evolved into a wonderful amalgam of Moorish culture and recent Spanish tradition.

If this rugged landscape could speak, it would testify to untold battles and conquests by both Moors and later Christian forces. This is the southernmost region of Spain. Less than 200 kilometers away lies Africa – little wonder that the Moors invaded and swept across Andalucia. These remarkable people left behind some of the finest architectural examples of their refined culture. Andalucia stretches from Huelva in the west to the Sierra de Los Filabres and Lorca in the East. Many regard Granada and the fabulous high Sierra Nevada (standing at 3,482 metres) as the hub of this astonishing region. The first view of the Sierra Nevada, a majestic hunched spine of rock glistening with its mantle of snow in very early spring, is a memory that abides forever. The mountains seem to proudly guard the illustrious and beautiful city of Granada. Directly behind the great hulk of the Sierra Nevada lie the fertile hills and valleys of Las Alpujarras.

It is within the magnificent Alpujarras, that around St Valentine’s Day, the hillsides become clothed in a sea of pale pink blossom as hundreds of thousands of almond trees burst into life with a truly memorable show that can be seen from many kilometers away.

Being in the midst of the Alpujarras, it is inevitable that we will discover that pink blossom has featured in many of our images. It is hoped that early spring flowers will have emerged to complement the soft pink and it is very probable that we will visit and photograph pathways flanked with almond trees leading perhaps to plantations offering more regimented almond avenues.

We could not leave the ravishing acres of pink without seeing and photographing the jewel in Granada’s crown; the great Moorish palace, the formidable Alhambra. Its interior is mesmerizing; with intricately carved domed ceilings and arches offering wonderful opportunities for close up detail images of this stunning workmanship.

Ronda is the town that will always be spoken of in the same breath as Andalucia. Once a refuge for smugglers and brigands, Ronda has always been safe behind some of the steepest cliffs in southern Spain. Across the famous bridge that Ronda is so well known for, which divides the new town from the old Moorish quarter, we will find numerous opportunities for our photography, such as cobbled streets and delightful intimate palaces that are thought to have been built on Roman foundations.

Mighty Seville, the largest city and capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalucía, must be visited for its history and for the world-famous Plaza de Espana. This is the city that simply cannot be neglected for its Baroque, Moorish and Renaissance styles both within the Plaza and elsewhere.

Our tour will give us ample time to visit some of the Pueblos Blancos, the White Villages, many of whom sit in commanding positions atop hills, allowing us to photograph them within their surroundings as well as spend time roaming their atmospheric, narrow streets.

Our landscape photography tour is as much for the ubiquitous almond blossom as it is for the remarkably pleasing architecture to be found throughout the region. The images that we make will be our prize and will express our sense of wonder that such beauty could be found in both the glorious architecture and the sea of almond blossom that rolls out in front of us.

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Independent Feedback based on 2 verified reviews

Carolyn Jenkins - 16th Feb, 2020

Although I have been on several photography trips in the past, this was my first with Light and Land, but won’t be my last! Fantastic scenery, great group, good leader, FAB - really enjoyed the trip

Sue Biggart - 13th Feb, 2020

Not a moment was wasted, Tour Leader Peter Hendrie was superb, every spot he took us to was well worth photographing and he was really good with advice, tips and support. He was also very pleasant and good company. The hotel was rustic, with good food and filled with locals in the evening which added to atmosphere; the only slight hiccup was my room was not up to standard but with Peter's help this was easily sorted.

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