I’m not always too inclined to take photos of Textures. But it’s something that my brother has passed on to me a little bit. He’s a graphic designer and he has this great appreciation of textures. Many times that we are walking together and I have my camera he starts pointing textures (that I don’t even notice) for me to shoot.
This past weekend we went outside Barcelona for a barbecue. That was a very good scenery to take photos of textures. There where a lot of trees and leafs of the ground.
So this is my contribution for this Weekly Photo Challenge!
I’m a big fan of having a very precise Focus point in all of my photos. Specially in portraits. I always aim to the eyes and try to make them the central point of attention always keeping the background out of focus (I have a very special relationship with my 1.8 50mm lens and almost for a sure fact I will be shooting at 1.8 ((hihihihi)).
For this shot it was a challenge to find that perfect focused eye point. I took this through a window in the intent of trying new things and ideas, as I mentioned on my previous post (it features a very handsome border collie and very nice fairy lights if you want to check that out!).
The reflections on the glass make it very difficult to find focus. But you just need to move around a little bit and maybe, if you have to, switch to manual focus. That’s what I did here and I think I got a very good focus.
I then developed this image using Adobe Lightroom and a little Photoshop afterwards.
Thanks to my beautiful model Jessica!
Wanderlust is a beautiful topic for this Weekly Photo Challenge. Hubby and I recently signed up for a shared car rental system and decided to start taking road trips during the weekends every now and then.
Pals in Catalunya
Two weeks ago we went and visit three small, enchanting towns of Catalunya: Pals, Peratallada and Calella de Palafrugell. It was an amazing opportunity to take a bunch of photos of these beautiful corners of the world. Pals and Peratallada are completely build in stone and can easily take back in time.
Once we were done touring both towns, we still had day left and felt like lying around a beach somewhere! So we Googled for a near one and 20 minutes later we were eating muffins and watching the sunset in front of the sea at Calella de Palafrugell.
We went with very close friends and that made it all very fun and special. Definitely wanderlust goes in hand with passion with photography like a perfect match! I hope you enjoyed my photo gallery for this weekly photo challenge :).
Photographing textures is pretty fun and interesting. You have to really come close to the object and calculate the exact distance you need to get the focus right. I don’t do a lot of textures, though. But a few days ago I was walking around the park and there is the huge, beautiful old stone wall that must have been there for a very, very long time. I’ve taking photos of it before, but I took a new one last time I was there.
I love these kind of walls. Back in Venezuela, we had a stone wall inside the house. It was right next to the fireplace and I loved it. Every time I see one, I rememeber of the one at my old house. I wish I had one in my apartment here.
Maybe some day! And I will spam my blog with photos of my Dense stone wall.
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.
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.
It’s not this time of the year without a Christmas tree.
I’ve never had a Christmas without a Christmas tree. My mom always made sure we had a beautiful tree, wether it was small, big, real or plastic and I carried that with me when I moved to Barcelona. We’ve been here for three years now and I’ve put up a tree every year!
I was just telling hubby the other day about it. Back at my home in Venezuela, I remember grabbing my iPod, a blanket and laying on the cozy couch to watch the fireplace and our Christmas tree for hours while listening to music. It was one of my favorite things to do.
I love putting up the Christmas tree! It’s a happy day for me and It definitely wouldn’t feel this time of the year without one :).