Cozy days

Autumn has hit hard these past few days. It’s been raining a lot, and when it’s not raining it’s cloudy, dark, breeze and cold. I’m looking at the window while I write this and I can’t believe the level of greyness outside.

This kind of weather just makes want to stay home with a good book, movies, hot chocolate and a lot of blankets.

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This is a photo of a friend’s house. Is a little cozy corner that conveys that feeling of warmth I’m getting these days. I’ve really come to like autumn. We didn’t have it back in Venezuela and, honestly, I never thought I would enjoy it so much.

Happy autumn, 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.

 

Three years of blogging and then…!

WordPress has happily reminded me that today, three years ago I registered and started my blogging adventure.

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As soon as I realised that, I knew it was blogging time! But what should I talk about on my WordPress blogger anniversary?

About the past? About the three years I’ve been blogging? Mmm… could be.

Then I thought that, even though the past is extremely important to shape who we are going to be in the future, I decided I wanted to celebrate the present.

And then…

….I blanked. I stopped and found myself looking at the nothingness and my mind entered in a very complicated vortex of life questions. What am I celebrating? I’m doing right now what makes me happy? Why am I sitting here right now? What do I really want to be doing? What have I donde these past three years?

*Sigh…

I really don’t know! So, for now all I’m going to do is share a few compilation of photos I’ve taken during this three years and leave the important life questions for another time.

All of these images represent and remind me of a specific time of my life. They all have a story  behind them and blogging has helped me keep those memories in full color for all this time.

Happy blogging, everyone!

 

Peeking

I think that one of the best ways to practice photography is to just take your camera and go ramble the city you live in.

I did that last week and visited some places I’ve never been to before. I really like to take photos that make it look as if someone is peeking! I think they give the image a story. Like if someone was spying or something.

It’s an interesting point of view. And going out with your camera in hand, not looking for something specific but with open mind and eyes is a great way explore new things as a photographer.

 

 

One city, many faces

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One of the things I like the most about Barcelona is its life. The simple possibility of being at work at 17.00h and thirty minutes later, being at the beach sunbathing, is loveable.

I was talking about it just yesterday to a friend. It’s like living two different lives: one minute you are all dressed up in front of your laptop at work, and the next, you are drinking sangria in your bathing suit breathing sea air.

I love that. It’s a precious way to get away from routine.

I took the photo above with my Polaroid and now I keep it next to my laptop at work! But not in a sad kind of way of “why I’m I trapped here when I could be laying on the beach instead of looking to a photo of the beach” kind of way.

I have it here in an inspirational way. A reminder of the things that I love that bring me peace and calm.

Numbers

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This is the façade of the Teatro Poliorama in Barcelona. It was opened in 1899 and functions as a theater since 1982.

Every day this clocks says hello to me from the windows at work. Every time I see it, it makes me think about all the other people it has greet all over these years. And when I hear about this week’s Photo Challenge, I thought about photographing a clock (where all the numbers are).

What better clock that one thats been around since 1899?