Light and Colours of November

Planta Denver

Planta Denver

This morning the colours and light were spectacular in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. These photos of Planta Denver illustrate this well.
One of the ruined industrial buildings

One of the ruined industrial buildings

Planta Denver is the ruins of the processing works of the old gold mines of Rodalquilar.
The track above Rodalquilar and Planta Denver

The track above Rodalquilar and Planta Denver

I was driving around the tracks behind Rodalquilar looking for locations where they may be filming some scenes from Exodus in the next few days. I think I may have found a couple of locations and hope to get some shots when they have built the sets later.
Intense colours

Intense colours

The colours of the sky, ruins and mountainside were intense, the morning light pin sharp and the shadows of the low sun added drama.
Our coast this afternoon

Our coast this afternoon

On the coast the colours and light were equally spectacular.
Volcanic rocks at the water's edge

Volcanic rocks at the water’s edge

Here are a couple of photos taken this afternoon.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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2 Responses to Light and Colours of November

  1. Lovely shots…I posted some shots from the mine a couple of weeks ago..And visited your new hometown…..What a smashing place!

  2. Maureen says:

    So beautiful! I need to go there. It’s the weirdest feeling to be so drawn to a place you’ve never been.

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