Today is our 4th year anniversary of moving to Barcelona and I like to make it a tradition to write something special every year and to share my favorite photos I posted on my blog so far. I’ve only missed it one year so far and I surely didn’t want that to happen again this year, so here we are!
Hubby and I were talking about these past 4 years this morning on our way to work. We were remembering the moment we were at the airport right before boarding, the moment we made a flight scale in Frankfurt and when we finally landed in Barcelona. It feels so weird to think about that moment now. I was telling hubby I think I entered in some kind of survival mode. I knew I had to step up to the occasion. That we were pretty much on our own and we had to do what had to be done.
I think it didn’t really hit me that we left until we moved to our own apartment. When we were done doing things we had to do as a priority, like finding a place to live and get all the documentation we needed, it was the moment to start living. And I felt kind of lost. With time, that feeling, that fear diluted. Weird enough, if feels both a long and a short time since we’ve been here. But with all that said, hubby and I toasted today for these past 4 years and many more to come.
Here’s a compilation of some of my favorite photos form this last year. Enjoy!
There’s something magical about the way sunlight sneaks through these little streets. Maybe is the autumn light. It’s so soft and warm.
I think this is my favourite light for photos. Back in Venezuela, we had almost the same type of light throughout the year. I loved the 4pm light. But here in Barcelona, the changes are very notorious. And this is for sure the one I like the best.
This is my contribution for this Weekly Photo Challenge, Shine.
I don’t know what happens when temperatures drop, but all I want to do is eat sweets! I had a craving for churros for about a week now, and today I went and got some!
Happily (I think…) I work really close to Carrer de Pertritxol. A lovely little street filled with beautiful stores, most of them specialised in pastries, cakes and all sorts of delightful sweets!
These churros and chocolates are from a place called Xocoa. You can check out their Instagram account for an overdose of sugar with photos of handmade chocolates, cookies, cakes, creamy cups of coffee and churros!
Hope you have a very, very sweet Friday 🙂
It was early on a autumn Saturday morning. People were slowly taking over the streets and there we were! With cameras, music and dance.
There was a woman singing opera in a corner near the cathedral and it was magical. The ballerina had her music to dance to and we (me and my friend Vero who is working on an awesome video of this) made absolutely beautiful shots.
It’s the first time I do a photoshoot like this one. At some point, there was a lot of people and a lot going on around us (tourists, people watching, getting in the wat of the shots). I had to be very careful to keep the focus of the images on the ballerina. It was very difficult and I’m not completely sure I succeeded.
However, it was a very magical morning. We got to experience Barcelona in a different way and even found some places we’ve never been to before. Here are some of my favourite shots.
I would like to do more photoshoots like this in the future. It’s a great experience to keep photographic skills on point! You have to be very fast and accurate with each clic to make sure to get the bests shots.
Photographing a ballerina has been a dream since a long time ago.
When I was studying photography back in Venezuela at Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía one of my teachers showed us the work of a photographer who shot the ballerinas at a studio in New York (sadly I can’t remember ir or find it anywhere), and I was hooked by it.
Since that day, I always wanted to photograph a ballerina.
A few months ago I got introduced to Claudia. She is a ballerina from Venezuela and we did a photo shoot filled with magic! Here are some of my favourite shots:
She was so graceful and made my work so easy. The sunlight worked in our favor and I managed to give the photos a really soft look and feel.
It was a photo shoot filled with peace and sea breeze. Hope is the first of many to come :).
Have a beautiful week, everyone!
A while ago I mentioned I was taking part in a photographic treasure hunt started by Venezuelan photographer Jackie Rueda.
At the beginning of summer she proposed 12 different subjects:
- A street artist
- A gate
- The color yellow
- A bird
- A stolen (a photo you take of a stranger without him/her noticing and without their permission)
- Something written on the floor
- A puddle
- A bell tower
The point of the activity was to make you go out of your house and roam the city looking for these 12 treasures! I completed the task and I want to share my findings with you:
Taking part of this activity made me go out of my house when I usually would’ve stayed in. It made me really see in order to find the treasures.
I follow the work of a Venezuelan photographer called Jackie Rueda. Her work is so beautiful and she has this contest called La Búsqueda del Tesoro, which basically means The Treasure Hunt. She proposes twelve themes/subjects and the objective is to go out with your camera in hand and explore the city looking for each one of them.
So, today I told hubby that I wanted to go and lookg for the treasures I still haven’t find and we could also catch some Pokemon too!
We went to La Ciutadella, which is a beautil park in Barcelona. There were a bunch of people catching Pokemon too, the light was beautiful, the ambience was great and I found more treasures! Soon I will make a post sharing all of them!