“MICROADVENTURE -4-” KNOWING
SERRANIA OF CUENCA
In September of last year @solandecabras invited me to photograph the Serranía de Cuenca, where its springs are.
So I went to pick up my colleague @javilorbada in Madrid and we left there. Our plan was to arrive to photograph the sunset, bivouac, get up early and take photos the next day.
The first site I had chosen through google maps seemed like a safe bet and when we arrived we were not disappointed at all. While we explored the area of nowhere a bit, clouds began to appear that covered the sun, it seemed that our plans were upset.
We got a bit demoralized, but decided that we would stay there for the night as the views were wonderful. A while later, as if by magic, the clouds began to dissipate and we were allowed to photograph the last rays of the sunset.
What we did not know is that the best was yet to come, because when the sun set behind the mountains, the sky and the clouds began to change from orange to pink and then to blue. Such was the spectacle that only the lack of light made us stop taking photos.
So with a smile on our faces, we prepared dinner and went to sleep, while the bellowing put a soundtrack to the wonderful starry sky that we contemplated from our sacks.
The next day I got up early to drive to the place we wanted to do at sunrise. We photographed until the light got harsh, breakfast, and back to finding locations.
The truth is that we saw several places, but we decided on a lagoon that had many possibilities.
To make a little time we walked for a while to be able to contemplate one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Spain and we could enjoy seeing more than 50 specimens flying at the same time … a marvel.
Then return to the lagoon to photograph the sunset and its reflections until it got dark.
And so ended our short but intense adventure in the Serranía de Cuenca, a place that if you have the opportunity I recommend you visit.