Dense

Mafe Roig Photography Dense

Textures!

Photographing textures is pretty fun and interesting. You have to really come close to the object and calculate the exact distance you need to get the focus right. I don’t do a lot of textures, though. But a few days ago I was walking around the park and there is the huge, beautiful old stone wall that must have been there for a very, very long time. I’ve taking photos of it before, but I took a new one last time I was there.

I love these kind of walls. Back in Venezuela, we had a stone wall inside the house. It was right next to the fireplace and I loved it. Every time I see one, I rememeber of the one at my old house. I wish I had one in my apartment here.

Maybe some day! And I will spam my blog with photos of my Dense stone wall.

Solitude

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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.

Relax

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Honestly, no person in this world knows how to Relax better than a puppy. Every time I see Mango sleeping or just chillin’ somewhere around the house, makes me want to do the same thing.

He just turned 10 months and his behaviour is changing so much. He is more relaxed now and just wants to be pet and hang out with us. We cuddle for the first time this weekend too! In general he helps me relax so much.

Whenever I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I just go and sit with him or take him for a walk and that helps me so much. That’s why I immediately thought of him when I saw the theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge.

It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

It’s not this time of the year without a Christmas tree.

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I’ve never had a Christmas without a Christmas tree. My mom always made sure we had a beautiful tree, wether it was small, big, real or plastic and I carried that with me when I moved to Barcelona. We’ve been here for three years now and I’ve put up a tree every year!

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I was just telling hubby the other day about it. Back at my home in Venezuela, I remember grabbing my iPod, a blanket and laying on the cozy couch to watch the fireplace and our Christmas tree for hours while listening to music. It was one of my favorite things to do.

I love putting up the Christmas tree! It’s a happy day for me and It definitely wouldn’t feel this time of the year without one :).

 

Shine

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There’s something magical about the way sunlight sneaks through these little streets. Maybe is the autumn light. It’s so soft and warm.

I think this is my favourite light for photos. Back in Venezuela, we had almost the same type of light throughout the year. I loved the 4pm light. But here in Barcelona, the changes are very notorious. And this is for sure the one I like the best.

This is my contribution for this Weekly Photo Challenge, Shine.

Nostalgia

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I’m sure there was music in the background of this photo.

Back when I lived in Venezuela we had a very beautiful and green garden surrounding all of our house. One of my most fond memories of my life in Venezuela is watching my parents gardening every weekend.

They got up very early on Sundays, put some music on, grabbed a couple of beers and gardened for hours. Afterwards, they just lay there talking and enjoying our garden.

I took these photos one of those Sundays. I was inside and saw them. I knew a was leaving very soon. We already had our tickets to Barcelona and everything. I knew that was probably the last time I would saw my parents in our garden like that.

The light was beautiful, the sunset was perfect. This is the image of Nostalgia to me.

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I see these photos and can hear Al Di La (my mom loves that song) in my head, smell the wet dirt and feel the soft sun.

Edge

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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?

 

A piece of advice

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The more things you like, the more you will enjoy life.

This has to be the best piece of advice I’ve ever received. Hubby said it to me a long time ago, and his father was the one who shared it with him first. So, in a way, even if I didn’t have the opportunity to meet him, is like he said it to me :).

If many things make you happy, if you enjoy sunsets, if you enjoy the breeze while walking to work, if you like many types of music and food, if you enjoy the little things, rather than criticize all and finding flaws with everything, the more you will enjoy life!

So like as many things as you can and enjoy life!

This is my first contribution to the Discover Challenge, hope you liked it!