One of the best things about being on vacation is to spend more time with mango.
He’s one year and a half now and he has changes do much since he was a pup. He more calm an loving now. He just wants to be near us and lay down or be pet. Today we took a nap together! He was so still at one point, I even forgot he was there. His breath calms me and he always warm and cozy.
These days we are taking longer walks, we sit and watch people go by and I’m so happy to spend more time with him.
(He was a great model today! He sat still and posed while I took his photo :D)
I’ve been meaning to open a photography YouTube channel for a while. However, I couldn’t come up with what to do on it. Finally, after some time I oficially opened my YouTune Channel!
I say “oficially” because I uploaded some videos previously from roadtrips and stuff, but now I now where I want to go and what I want to do with my YouTube channel. So, for the premiere I made a sort of behind the scenes video of my latest photo shoot for my friend’s web Vestier de Moda.
Hope you enjoy it!
I will upload more photos of this shooting here on my blog and on my Instagram account!
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!
This little pine tree was a gift from my mom from when my parents visited in December. is the first photo I take of it and I wonder how it didn’t ocurr to me before to photograph it.
The things is that, maybe, as I see it everyday I got too used to it. Which sucks. Because I was complaning about not being able to take photos for a long time because of bad weather and the fact that is getting dark so early, when the truth is that we are sourrounded by a million things that could be super interesting to shoot.
Is just that we get used to them and we almost forget they’re there. After I realized that, I though that I will try and force myself to take photos of things I see everyday around me in a different way.
I think that would make a great excercise.
About a week ago I was taking some photos of Mango and I noticed I was having trouble finding focus. I was using my 50mm and decided to try it with better lighting conditions to check if maybe that was the problem (too little light = hard time finding focus). I did and found out the problem remained.
One of the photos I took while trying out the camera/lens
My next thought was “ok my 50mm died, its focus died, what am going to do, how I’m I going to possible live without my 50mm?” A week later I was taking some photos for a friend with my other lens, a 17-55mm and realised I was having the same problem. No focus. This is where I begin to REALLY worry.
Long story short, the focusing system of camera died beyond repair. I spend a few days depressed about it. Then, I begun to do research for my next camera and then, I got it! I bought the Canon EOS 70D with a 18-135mm lens. I spent a fair part of the weekend trying it out and I wanted to share my photos with you!
Also, my previous camera didn’t record video, this one does and I proudly made my very first video! I’m sure that a few time from now I’ll se it and go “why the hell did I share this with the world, this is horrible”. But for now, I’m very proud of it!
Every day gets colder and colder. Scarfs are seeing daylight again and the trees are turning grey.
But soon, lights will color them, cheering up our nights and helping us forget about our freezing hands and watery noses.
Bubbles, children, a park, a fountain.