From the huge contrasts he found in Bucharest streets to the hedonism of music festivals last Summer, Jose Martinez selects his favorite and best images of 2013.
We have something for sunsets. Like everyone else. This one was taken in Lisbon, while shooting a video-guide for Iberia.
A spider net gathers tons of water drops in Galicia, Spain. More on water photography here.
If you have been here for a while, you might have seen this before. Over-shared already, it was taken in Gran Canaria’s Sheraton Salobre’s infinity pool.
BLACK AND WHITE
A man lies in the floor of the Bucharest main railway station.
A couple in Bucharest downtown.
Zebras are one of the species you can find in Cabarceno, Spain.
Ultimate aim of every Santiago’s Way pilgrim out there, that’s how we found the city cathedral in a foggy January day.
Rio Sieira beach, Galicia.
MUSIC FESTIVALS & EVENTS
The Knife performing as it best in Paredes de Coura music festival, Portugal.
No filters, just pure light show in Paredes de Coura, Portugal.
That’s how it feels to find someone you know in another country at your favorite music festival.
These guys had just rowed for over 19 km down the Alagon river in Coria, Spain. And yes, they did it in those Chinese costumes. Sick!
September, 8th fireworks in Ribadeo, Spain.
Northern Gran Canaria was greener than we expected. Trees over volcanoes. Spain.
The island was also the perfect spot for night photography. Milkyway doesn’t get much better. Gran Canaria, Spain.
Teide mountain, in the neighbor Lanzarote island, as the perfect background for this surreal landscape in Gran Canaria, Spain.
We had to fix not having been to Ancares ever. Just 2 hours away from home, we’ll come back to this Biosphere Reserve in Spain soon!
On our way to Toxa’s waterfall. Galicia, Spain.
Cathedral’s beach, Ribadeo, Spain.
Cadavedo beach at dusk. Asturias, Spain.
Las Medulas, in Leon, after getting over New Year’s Eve hangover last January. Spain.
No shortage of unique coastal spots in Galicia. Caaveiro, Spain.
Right before stepping into Favaritx lighthouse, we experienced some out of this world colors. Menorca island, Spain.
Pilones del Jerte, Spain.
Vorkuta, a Siberian town up North in Russia.
Abandon roadhouse in Constanta, Romania.
An helicopter gets sea water at a Galician beach last August. Spain.
It was just trying to fight one of the dozens of forest fires that Galicia experiences every Summer.
Coruña after dusk. Spain.
Trevejo’s fortress, Spain, during the Alagontrip blog tour last August.
More Cabarceno goodness, Spain.
A thick skin protects hippos in Cabarceno, Spain.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius.
A dog stares at us while wandering through San Martin de Trevejo streets, Spain.
Red over grey in Galicia, Spain.
He wanted to come along. We might have to go back and just adopt him! Secret spot, Spain.
Craving more photography? Check the 13 Best Sunsets of 2013 !
Wow you’ve captured some really beautiful images this year. I can’t wait to see what you find in 2014!
Hi Charli! Thanks so much. Here’s to a 2014 full of good moments and fun travel 🙂
Once again, I really like the photo of the tracks in Lisbon. Somehow, it takes me back..
Thanks for your nice words, Zara!
Acho que partilhamos as mesmas saudades lisboetas… 🙂
This was a treat! Love the fireworks in Spain.
Glad you liked it, Erin!
More photo essays are on their way 😉
Great photos, details are always important, sometimes a good photo can be taken in a place where no one would photograph. I really like this gallery, amazing blog!
Thanks so much Tom!
We believe there’s beauty everywhere, even in the smallest details.
R.Capa comes in Handy too “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”
Holy crap these are some great photos! Looks like 2013 was a great year
I’ll let Jose know 😉 Thanks!