Sweet Friday

 

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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 🙂

A Ballerina in Barcelona

It was early on a autumn Saturday morning. People were slowly taking over the streets and there we were! With cameras, music and dance.

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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.

Ballet at the beach

Photographing a ballerina has been a dream since a long time ago.

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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.

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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!

Looking for treasures

A while ago I mentioned I was taking part in a photographic treasure hunt started by Venezuelan photographer Jackie Rueda.

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Shadows

At the beginning of summer she proposed 12 different subjects:

  1. A street artist
  2. Shadows
  3. A gate
  4. The color yellow
  5. A bird
  6. Love
  7. Speed
  8. Steps
  9. A stolen (a photo you take of a stranger without him/her noticing and without their permission)
  10. Something written on the floor
  11. A puddle
  12. 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:

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Barcelona’s Treasures

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.

 

Day 5: Catching Pokemon and photos

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.

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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!

Day 4: Inspiration and admiration

Sometimes we put the cameras away. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and open your eyes to the world. It’s about finding things that inspire you. It’s about looking awith different eyes to something you’ve seen a thousand times before.

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Photo by Adox. Besòs, Barcelona.

We have to keep our creativity flowing by finding inspiration in everything that surrounds us. Including other people’s life and their own personal challenges. The photo above was taken my brother to hubby while clicling today. This week they decided to auto impose a challenge of doing this route everyday. They inspired me to do my own One Post a Day Challenge. So this is entry is dedicated them. To thank them for inspiring me through their own determination. It’s a great photo and a great challenge.

Thank you!

One post a day challenge!

It’s time to catch up on reading, some video games, to do puzzles, sleep in, cook new recipes, drink wine and watch movies.

It’s vacations time!

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I have a week off work and I thought it’s a great opportunity to catch up with things I love and one of them is blogging! So I decided to set a small challenge for me and do One Post a Day for a Week!

It’s a way to keep creativity and photos flowing. So I’m going to share photos of things I do during this beautiful week and tell some stories about them.

I took these today in the afertoon and Mango was very curious about what these tiny thing in the bowl were. I love how curious he is about everything so I decied to capture that small moment :).

If you feel encouraged to join me during this self-imposed challenge, please let me know! I would love to see you photos, read your blogs and share them at the end of the week!