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 :).
The Spring is officially here! Wohooo!
I’ve been over cold for quite a while now and I’m eager for warmer weather. I want to put away the coats and scarfs and feel the sun on my skin again.
We went to the beach a couple of weeks ago and it was quite nice then. But this past few days rain, clouds, wind and lower temperatures have taken over the city. So I thought to share this beach photo to warm my heart until better weather comes along.
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.
I took this photo a while ago in Sitges, a very small town about half an hour away from Barcelona. We were walking around, which besides eating, it’s pretty much everything we do when we go there, and I saw this man standing on the Edge of the rocks fishing on a very cold and windy day.
I love it there. I find it nice and peaceful. Which is very weird considering it’s a major turistic spot. But every time I’ve been there has been amazing. I think that’s because I always go in very good company.
We have plans to visit it again soon.
Do you have a place that brings you peace when you go there and when you think about it?
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!
Of course when I knew I was going to have a week of work, the image of sand, sun and the ocean imediatly came to my mind!
Today hubby and I finally went to the beach with a friend. I could feel my toes touching the water and the heat from the sun on my skin… Until we got there and a huge group of clouds decided to show up. Bummer…to say the least.
I’ve been waiting some time to go to the beach and when I finally do it was cloudy…and cold…and breeze… BUT, I still had a great time. We talked, we catched some Pokemon and I took some nice photos!
I took all of these with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and then developed them using Lightroom! I don’t really like to take my camera to the beach if I know I’m going to be there for a while and I might not pay much attention to taking care of it. So today, I decided to use my phone! You can take great pictures with any camera, the important thing is to have a curious eye and pay attetiong to details :).
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.