Granada through my phone’s lens ~ Spain


Granada Fountain at Night - Spain

As a photographer (and a geeky guy in general), I like to stay up-to-date with my equipment, and sometimes, buy the latest gadgets available to improve my craft and facilitate my job.

I recently did the jump to full-frame with the purchase of a Canon 6D, and got myself a new graphics tablet and upgraded all my editing software.

But, as we all know (right?), “gear isn’t everything“. And in the past few months, since I bought the Nexus 5 (android phone), I’ve been really enjoying walking around my beautiful city, hands free, without any gear but a phone in my pocket.

I usually take a few snapshots from different angles, and edit them later in my phone using Snapseed. Most of the time I crop them in square, in order to upload on Instagram, but also because it pushes me to think about composition differently.

So here’s a little photo gallery of the city I’ve been calling home for almost a year now, which still has many secrets to discover and places to photograph.

 

Small River in Granada - Spain

Small River in Granada – Spain

Moroccan Shop in Granada - Spain

Moroccan Shop in Granada – Spain

Alhambra in black and white - Spain

Alhambra in black and white – Spain

Granada Promenade - Spain

Granada Promenade – Spain

Granada Cathedral - Spain

Granada Cathedral – Spain

Granada During Christmas - Spain

Granada During Christmas – Spain

Granada Alleys - Spain

Granada Alleys – Spain

Granada Arabic Architecture - Spain

Granada Arabic Architecture – Spain

Rainy Granada Nights - Spain

Rainy Granada Nights – Spain

Monochrome Fountain - Spain

Monochrome Fountain – Spain

Granada Sunset - Spain

Granada Sunset – Spain

Granada Church Interior - Spain

Granada Church Interior – Spain

Granada Street Art - Spain

Granada Street Art – Spain

Alhambra at Sunset - Spain

Alhambra at Sunset – Spain

Moroccan shops in Granada - Spain

Moroccan shops in Granada – Spain

Overlooking the city - Spain

Overlooking the city – Spain

Peacocks in Granada - Spain

Peacocks in Granada – Spain

If you enjoyed it, feel free to follow me on Instagram where I try to post regularly. And most importantly, enjoy your surrounding with (or without) the gear that you have!

UPDATE: Liked what you just saw? I did a follow-up gallery just for you to enjoy: More Granada photos through my phone’s lens.

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  • You have an amazing eye – via phone or lens. Wow!

  • Stephen Lioy

    Beautiful stuff man. I find myself leaving the DSLR at home a lot more when I’m back in my city, so the phone becomes the default lens. Seeing the results you’ve pulled off here, though, I think perhaps I should be trying a bit harder!

    • Thank you Stephen!
      Yes, it’s quite rewarding to leave your camera at home and just try to make the best of what you have with you. It opens up a whole new world :)

  • fotoeins

    Daniel, you’ve shown once again that “the best camera is the one has with them at that time.” Thanks for highlighting one of my favourite places! I feel like I need some tapas to go with those photos … :)

    • Thanks!
      I’ll take you to my favorite tapas bars if you come back to visit :)

  • Pal

    Your phone is so much better than mine, you must have an iPhone 10 XL or something ;-). Seriously, it’s pretty amazing what you can do, very impressed. It’s a fantastic series of pictures, true, Granada is a great model, but what you do with it I doubt many others would be able to repeat.

  • Wow, amazing photos. I spent so much time in Spain on drab family holidays as a child I am reluctant to go back now I am travelling, but these photos have definitely made me realise there is so much more to see!

  • shershegoes

    Great photos! It’s always fun to switch between the iphone and the big clunky powerhouse DSLR :) If you like snapseed, check out vsco as well! They’re another of my favorite phone camera apps. Sometimes I’m not sure if I love travelling or photography more – good thing they go hand in hand!

    -Sher
    travel and photography blog: http://www.shershegoes.com

    • Thanks!
      I already have VSCO but frankly, I don’t see what it offers more than Snapseed, so I never use it.

  • Lovely photographs. You’ve really captured the spirit of Granada.

    I also love your photograph of the monks in Thailand on your site’s homepage. A beautiful shot.

  • Suki F

    I loved
    your photos. Especially the one from the river. I would love to live there.

  • Some stunning photography that really captures the essence of Spain!

    Just followed you on Twitter so I can see more :)

    Torsten @ http://www.mightytravels.com

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  • Space Bags

    Indeed, pictures paint a thousand words. It depicts how prolific and beautiful the world is. http://amzn.to/1zt9vrm

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