The second half of my trip to Spain over the holidays was spent in Madrid. I spent most of my time with family, and only brought the camera out a bit. I knew I wanted to capture some of the holiday magic that Madrid is so good at displaying, so I snapped some night shots that make me super happy. We went to the Mercado de San Miguel, a favorite of Anthony Bourdain. It's right by the Plaza Mayor, where everyone was buying lotto tickets for new year, and in the busiest section of the city. A few hours before my flight home, I spent some time in the Parque el Retiro, Madrid's version of Central Park. It was a perfect day, relaxing and warm, and I was able to get some shots of the last leaves of fall. Most of my landscape photography is for sale, be sure to check it out if you need some new prints!
I consider Spain to be a second home. It's my happy place, and also where half of my family lives. I've been traveling there at least once year since I was born, and am always extra pumped when that happens to be during the holiday season. This past Christmas we spent the holidays in Segovia and Madrid, and I brought my camera along to capture the amazing landscapes. Landscape photography is one of my true passions, much of my work is for sale online, and I'm always looking for new places to shoot. My uncle has a gorgeous estate in Segovia with the most beautiful outdoor settings. We spent Christmas day walking around the country side, and then ventured off into the city. The aqueduct in Segovia is a Roman aqueduct and one of the most significant and best-preserved ancient monuments. It is definitely the tourist attraction of Segovia.
My cousin Beroiz, is a successful jewelry maker in Spain, she's phenomenal. She was recently interviewed by Cosmopolitan magazine.
This is one of my favorite shots of all time. The black and white. The sheep. The crosses.