CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking Up

I was recently looking through photograph albums from various places I have visited.  While scrolling through the photos, I noticed a common thread: many of them had been taken from a different perspective, and I had not even realised it as I was snapping away.

The photos that caught my eye were all taken whilst looking up.

Steps leading to the upper part of the village of Frigiliana

Here are the steps of a street leading up to the higher part of the white, mountain village of Frigiliana.  This lovely shot not only includes the perspective of the narrowing of the steps as they climb into the distance, and the sunshine and shadows playing on the impossibly white walls, but also, it´s a great record of the clear, blue Spanish skies.

A series of Moorish arches inside the Alhambra Palace, Granada

This stunning series of Islamic arches with their intricate designs decorate part of the Alhambra Palace, typifying the remains of Moorish dominion within Spain, which ushered in the last great period of Andalucían art in Granada.

Competa village church, at night, during the Feria 2012

La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Church of Our Lady of the Assumption) in the main square of my home village of Cómpeta was beautifully lit against the clear, night sky, during the Fería last weekend.

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This month´s Featured Blogs:

Islandmomma writes passionately about her adopted homeland on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  Linda and I have been online friends for many years, through our shared love of books and travel.  One of my favourite posts on Islandmomma´s blog is her huge photo journal of Tenerife page.  Be prepared to be fascinated by her many wonderful photographs.

Another Day in Paradise shares her travel stories from around the globe and is always quick to leave appropriate and supportive comments.  As well as her stunning travel photography, this orchid-loving Dessert Queen is always ready to tempt you away from your diet with her sweet variations.

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Click here to find out how the CBBH Photo Challenge works.

I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!

I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations!

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31 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking Up

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    • Hi Julie

      That´s a great post. You´ve made it so difficult to choose between all your photos, but I think I´ve narrowed it down to two favourites – the hotel window and the bronze drunken sculptures!

      So now I get chance to HOP over to your links.

      See you again, next month for another exciting CBBH Photo Challenge!

    • Hey Tamara – what a great job you´ve done for this month´s challenge. You have not only captured a really different view looking up El Zacatin in Frigiliana but you´ve also learned how to do so many new things on your blog.

      I´ve just visited your links to Rachel and Margaret´s blogs and left comments too.

      Well done!

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  6. here’s my post! I really enjoyed going through posts and photos to select these – thanks for a great idea, and looking forward to next month’s theme already!
    off to check out some new blogs too!

    • What a fantastic start, Alyson!

      I hope you don´t expect me to pick my favourite photograph – I´m spoiled for choice!

      Thanks for your entry into the CBBH Challenge. Off to hop over to your links now!

      Marianne

  7. It’s a great topic. I’m waiting till I get back to Colmenar on Tuesday before heading out for a walk to take some pictures. Some danger of tripping though as I’ll be looking UPWARDS!

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  10. Damn you take great photos :) I especially like the steps :) I like the shadows, the blue sky and the detail in the steps. I think the shadows actually compliment the colour of the steps themselves.

    • Thanks Richard. There are so many fantastic places to photograph around here, so I guess it makes taking the shots much easier. Frigiliana has won the “Prettiest village in Spain” competition in the past – it´s a photographer´s dream!

  11. I like the idea Marianne, and I certainly like these photos… I will have to wait some time though before going out to shoot something … as I have a bit of a flu/infection it is only work-home for me, but I will meet your challenge, I promise :) P.S: I said “white rabbits” this morning. Thank you :D

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