The original fortification at Alhambra is the Alcazaba, which faces west and overlooks the city of Granada. Indeed, high up on this hill, views are stunning in all directions:
The exteriors of Alhambra offer some really great photo opportunities:
So, too, do the interiors:
A word about the equipment I used on this 54-day cruise: Don’t let anyone tell you that you need a DSLR or expensive travel zoom to take good pictures. The images captured throughout this series were taken with a Panasonic ZS-3. This little gem, now long retired, only captured JPEG images. It had a 10-megapixel 1/2.33″ (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor fed by a 25-300mm (in 35mm equivalent) f3.3-4.9 Leica lens. The whole thing weighed about half a pound, 229 grams to be exact, and fit in my shirt pocket. Near the end our voyage the ship’s photo department held a contest for passenger-taken photos. The contest had three categories — People, Landscape, and Architecture. Contestants were limited to one entry per category. Entries were printed on 8×10 stock. Passengers voted on the entries, and the top three photos in each category were awarded prizes.
The results, going up against much more sophisticated equipment? A first place finish in one category, and the third place finish in another.