Even though I primarily work as a wedding photographer, even when I'm not shooting weddings I'm thinking about photography and what better way to unwind and relax on holiday than to take my camera with me and shoot things just for the fun of it. We recently returned from Spain, it's a regular haunt for us with my Wife having family over there and with it being a couple of years since we last went I was determined to travel relatively lightly camera equipment wise, taking a minimum of kit with me and leaving my work kit at home in case of mishap.
So, to that end I took just my back up camera with me together with a couple of lenses, a couple of SD cards, mini tripod, cable release and spare batteries. All tucked into my trusty Billingham Hadley camera bag.
To be fair, most of the images I shot were simple family pics, but with the chance to get around and roam through the streets of the local nearby towns to us of Cuidad Real and Daimiel it was a great excuse to capture that true taste of Spain.
I have to say I could, and one day will, spend weeks wandering around the beautiful Spanish towns and countryside capturing its essence. I love the look and feel of every part of the real Spain.
It was fun shooting with just my back up camera, it's a slightly older model than I usually work with for weddings, so requires just that little more thought to capture an image, but is always fun to use. The lenses I chose to take provided a good optimal spread, with no real focus issues. I've always been a big fan of both, and use them frequently for wedding work and personal projects such as this.
Anyway, enough rambling, here's some photos.