Spain Photography Tips: Pay attention to the vehicles around you
Here’s one of my Spain photography tips:
- Sometimes the most interesting travel photo is right in front of you when you are in a vehicle.
If you are in a taxi, bus or someone else is driving, taking pictures is a good way to pass the time. It can open the doors to interesting Spain travel photo opportunities. Sometimes you’ll be capturing great Spain scenery. Sometimes simple pictures of daily Spanish life are revealed.
That’s why I have this Spain photography tip. By paying attention to the vehicles around you, interesting Spain travel photo subjects will present themselves and you’ll get more out of your Spain holiday.
Here are a few examples of my Spain photography tip in action:
First, this is a rusty old Land Rover water truck perfectly poised in front of the landscape. We were on A-357 somewhere between Malaga and Ronda, Spain. I was in the passenger seat sitting with camera in hand. I saw the truck. I waited for a good backdrop and shot the photo.
On another day, I saw this horse carriage in Ronda, Spain. I noticed the old man, mother, child and a confused looking horse and took the photo.
Carriage rides are popular in the tourist cities. Horses and people can be good photo subjects. Watch for scenes like these and have fun. In the Andalucia region, horse carriage rides are common in destinations like Malaga, Ronda, Sevilla, Granada, and Cadiz.
Sometimes the camera yields pictures of everyday driving, such as this simple picture taken while driving in the Andalucia region of Spain. Maybe it is not the most beautiful photo in the world, but it serves as a reminder of all of the driving we did while on vacation in southern Spain and the enjoyable experience it was.
Another opportunity is to took for interesting vehicles and time the photo so that a vehicles and road signs are in the same photo. This is not easy.
The key to taking pictures from inside a car is clean windows! I had many pictures ruined by dirt reflections.
Another Spain Photography Tip is to keep a look out for what’s going on in city side-streets. For instance, here is a moped rider going down a Malaga side street.
Mopeds are all over the place and they are constantly weaving through traffic, especially in the cities. People riding mopeds can be an interesting subject matter that I may cover in a future post.
In the rurals area roads, being stuck behind a farm tractor is a lot more common than being behind a moped. So here is a photo of someone getting ready to pass a tractor while on a winding road.
On the big highways outside of the cities, buses are a more common sight. These yellow Novobuses are taking passengers away from Malaga.
Inside the city, the traffic jams can make interesting subjects.
Construction vehicles can be interesting subjects too. Spain is full of construction projects. This cement truck was providing the cement for a new building’s foundation.
Remember, keep those windows clean!