Little pine tree

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This little pine tree was a gift from my mom from when my parents visited in December. is the first photo I take of it and I wonder how it didn’t ocurr to me before to photograph it.

The things is that, maybe, as I see it everyday I got too used to it. Which sucks. Because I was complaning about not being able to take photos for a long time because of bad weather and the fact that is getting dark so early, when the truth is that we are sourrounded by a million things that could be super interesting to shoot.

Is just that we get used to them and we almost forget they’re there. After I realized that, I though that I will try and force myself to take photos of things I see everyday around me in a different way.

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I think that would make a great excercise.

Solitude

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Solitude is necessary sometimes. And, I don’t know, but I don’t think that solitude has to mean to be alone. I believe in solitude as a form of finding something or even someone that gives you peace and tranquility.

Solitude can be a quiet beach sitting next to someone you love. Solitude can be a nap on a Sunday afternoon, or the sound of rain and thunder outside. Maybe a cup of tea after a hard day, or going for a run hearing your footsteps stomp on the pavement.

Either way, solitude is important. It gives us time to decompress, relax, think or maybe not to think and just go to our special place even for a little while.

No light, no photos

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It’s been too long since I took my camera out of its bag. I haven’t taken photos is such a long time I’m in physical pain.

Right now it’s getting dark really early and I’m at work during daylight time so when I get home is already too dark for photos. And if you know me, you know I’m a sucker for natural light. So my camera has been sleeping in its bag for a while.

I was so desperate that yesterday I grabbed my camera out as soon as I got home and took, literally, three photos of Mango and a couple more of a plant before it was too dark.

It’s something at least! I’m planning some photoshoots for the upcoming weekends but the weather forecast is not good. It’s been raining a LOT in Barcelona lately so that makes the whole situation more complicated.

So I thought I could at least share an old photo and my frustration with you until I can go out with my camera again.

Happy Birthday, Mango!

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Mango is turning 1 year old today!

He’s been with us since he was two and a half months, when he was a fluffly puppy.

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I remember the day he arrived he was so scared que stayed in the same corner of the house all day like a little ball of hair. He event flinched when hubby or I came close to him. Now, he sleeps with us, he cuddles and he asks to be pet all day long.

I have to say, I’ve learned SO much from Mango. He just amazes me every day and I wish we can celebrate many, many birthdays together 🙂

 

Here are some of my favorite photos of Mango.

Happy birthday, Mango! 🙂

Holiday times

The Holidays are officially over and I decided to go through my camera roll today and work a bit on my Christmas photos.

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My parents came to visit, as they do every year since I live in Barcelona. Since they already know the city very well, we thought we should do something different and went on a little trip to a country house outside of Barcelona in Girona called Ogassa. It was amazing, A few days of complete disconnection: barbecues, marshmellows in the fireplace, good food and peaceful naps.

The only tragic part of this trip was that I forgot my camera. I feel embarassed just typing that. The thing was that I had a lot going on with the bags, Mango, everything and I left it in the closet… I still don’t quite understand how that happened. I took all of these photos with my dad’s phone a Samsung S6 Edge and then worked a bit on them in Lightroom.

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I was so sad and everything was so beautiful and just can’t stop thinking how many photos I could have taken. But I’m still happy with these ones!

 

And they are a beautiful reminder of these amazing days. I wish you a beautiful 2017 🙂

Rediscovering love for black and white photography

I’ve mentioned before how I only did black and white when I started with photography. Besides making me a little bit afraid of color photography, It also made me resent black and white. It’s like when your mom forces you to eat something, then you don’t want to eat it ever again. You know?

Well, that happened to me. However, little by little I’ve started to find love for B&W photography again and I wanted to share this image with you.

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Even when I took it I imagined it in black and white. I also did a color version, but I love in in monochrome. I feel it really enhances her features and her beautiful freckles.

Some photos just work in color and some just work in black and white. I plan to write a little about this in the future, but I’m waiting until I have enough examples to explain myself.

How do you feel about color VS. black and white photography? Let me know, I’ll be happy to hear what you think!

Relax

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Honestly, no person in this world knows how to Relax better than a puppy. Every time I see Mango sleeping or just chillin’ somewhere around the house, makes me want to do the same thing.

He just turned 10 months and his behaviour is changing so much. He is more relaxed now and just wants to be pet and hang out with us. We cuddle for the first time this weekend too! In general he helps me relax so much.

Whenever I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I just go and sit with him or take him for a walk and that helps me so much. That’s why I immediately thought of him when I saw the theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge.