Early May saw us making a visit to a lesser known Spanish “Costa” situated between the Portuguese border and Gibraltar. We stayed in a local hotel close to the fishing community of Punta Umbria in the province of Huelva, part of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. It is a fishing village located on the banks of the Rio Odiel river and across the water from the regional capital, Huelva. Surrounded by extensive salt marshes, creeks and pine forests it somewhat resembles the landscape of North Norfolk and living in Nelson’s county perhaps that’s what attracted us to the area in the first place.
Interestingly during World War II, it was the location where the body of a supposed British Major carrying false top secret documents was washed up. This was part of a disinformation exercise by the British secret service and his grave can be found in Huelva cemetery.
Photographic opportunities abound, whether on its superb beach or deep in the pine forests the one constant is the quality of the light. Really ideal conditions for taking wildlife or landscape images and to this end I put my new Fuji X-T20 through its paces and it didn’t disappoint. The X-T20 despite its small stature is an extremely powerful camera packing a real punch as regards functionality, focusing and low light capability. It is remarkably versatile being easily adapted to the users preferred button function options and of course being “mirrorless” it is extremely light in comparison to more traditional dSLR’s.
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