This year I’ve been in Spain during all the Christmas holidays. I’ve been there almost for a month, enjoying the festive season with my family and friends… And the sun, the blue skies and the mild temperatures that Spain enjoys during the winter. Well, at least during the day. There were a few days when the temperature dropped below 0ºC during the night. Those days I woke up to a wonderful white and fragile world covered with a thin layer of frost.
I stayed in Cáceres, Extremadura, in western Spain, during some of those days, where my family has a house in the countryside. I had beautiful sunny and warm days and freezing nights. I tried to wake up early those days to watch the sunrise and enjoy the ethereal and magical ambiance created by the icy.

Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/160sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/160sec. ISO 100
Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/160sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/250sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/250sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/2000sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/10 1/100sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/29 1/60sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/29 1/15sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 10mm f/22 1/6sec. ISO100

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  1. Preciosas fotografías realizadas por una estupenda fotografa sin ser profesional. Espero llegue a ser lo que ella quiera en este mundo del arte fotografico

  2. Mil gracias, María, por este precioso comentario!!! 🙂 Qué ilusión que te haya gustado el post!!

  3. Beautiful images.

    • Thanks a million, Anne!!! I haven’t take a lot of photos during these holidays, but I felt very inspired with these cold and frosty mornings!! The countryside was gorgeous!!

  4. I’m so jealous. We get the same frost, but it’s also the same scenery!

    • If it makes you feel better, I’ve been looking for frozen plants in Dublin for years and I haven’t seen anything like this…. Just a lot of ice on the streets, hahaha. In Spain it’s really beautiful, but it disappears in a few minutes after the sunrise. Beautiful and very ephemeral!!! 🙂

  5. This is just lovely, really like the frosty close ups:)

  6. Wonderful collection of shots! What lens did you use to capture these ones?

    • Thanks a lot!!! So glad you like them!!
      For these photographs I used two lenses: a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 for the close ups and a Canon EF-S 10-18mm for the landscapes 🙂
      For the close ups I like the EF-S 55-250mm too, but that morning I limited myself to the prime lens, hehehe.

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  8. Hermosas fotos, Mercedes.

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  10. Your photography is so beautiful!

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