Summer is here!

Relaxing summer

Welcome August and welcome summer! Lots of sun, heat, blue skies and a little breeze. Definitely the harmony of all these elements brings us one of the most fun times of the year.

It seems that the weather conspires to bring us spectacular days, leaving us the only choice os being in a good mood. And how to resist, if you open the window in the morning and the sky, clear and blue greets you and the sun’s rays, without invitation, sneak through the window to say good morning.

Summer pictures

 

It is also a special time to share with our camera. The landscapes that the summer offers are unique. We have the opportunity to shoot, with amazing lighting, scenes that are only possible to witness in these months, and translate the feeling of this season to our images.

They are just months to enjoy. Whether or not we are officially on vacation, there’s something about summer that feels different and we must seize it.

Enjoy Summer

It’s time to breathe fresh air, go on picnics, go to the beach, hike and sunbathe. Go for a walk after work, study at the park, drink your favorite beverage, have a refreshing ice cream and take amazing photos so you can carry summer the rest of the year with you.

Photography Expeditions

Since I arrived to Barcelona, ​​as I mentioned in my First Post, my life, of routine, has had close to nothing. However, taking weekend expeditions has becomed a delicious habit.

I’ve had the opportunity to know different towns and beaches away from the center of the city. And, besides being extremely fun, these trips have given me the opportunity to photograph stunning sceneries.

Therefore, I decided to share some of the pictures I’ve taken during these excursions.

Flower and Sea

I took this photograph in Sitges, a small and very beautiful seaside town south of Barcelona. I loved the contrast between the small and bright flower on the immense blue ocean.

My second destination was the city of Tarragona. Also located south of Barcelona, among its beaches and rich historical content,  this city becomes an excellent tourist target.

Going Through


The way the sun streamed through the leafy branches of this tinitaria was spectacular. The breeze, the colors and the lighting conveyed a sense of unmatched calm.

HDR

This image is an HDR of the amphitheater. I decided to take it with this technique, hoping that the result was as faithful as possible to reality. I think I succeeded!

After visiting many beaches, it was the mountain turn . My third destination, Rupit, was the chosen destination.

Rupit

With this spectacular image the town received me. Completely built in stone structures, a suspension bridge, a river and flowers in all balconies, Rupit makes us feel as if we travel to the past to take part of a wonderful story.

Flowered Balconies

 

Red Bugs

Bugs also have their role in this story

Macro Flower

Sylvester Flower

On the road leading to the hermitage of Santa Magdalena,  a variety of the most  colorful wildflowers  I’ve seen, decorate the trail

 

That same day, the adventure ended in the town of Besalu. I’ll let this images speak for me.

Besalu Bridge

 

 

Fishing in Besalu River

And to end this collection of photographs and experiences, I would like to share the last trip I did.

Tibidabo

Walking up to the Tibidabo is amazing. My experience tells me that, if you have the opportunity to visit this place, the best option is to do it on foot. The possibility of mixing with nature, and still being so close to the city, is unique.

Abandoned Car HDR

 

Collserola Tower

 

Coming at me

Always take your camera wherever you go. Remember to have a point of interest in all your photos. Do not rush, take your time to press the shutter. And above all, enjoy!

The weight of a hot day

Heat

The apathy that comes with a hot day is unique. With the feeling that mind and body are moving in slow motion, to our detriment, getting over the simpler of tasks can turn into a complete agony …

On days like this, the heat seems to emanate from everything …humidity steals the oxygen, and even the wind is too tired to blow…

The monumental weight of a heat, that can only remind us of life in Macondo, falls on us and we surrender to a state in which, between despair and frustration, the mind refuses to think and the body refutes, heatedly, all orders to get in motion…

The result? We are at the mercy of temperature, floating in a sticky and wet limbo, with a blank mind wondering how are we ever going to get on our feet again…

The limbs are loosened mixed with the heaviness of the air… the eyelids surrender… the thoughts get tangled … and the 40 celsius degrees win the battle…