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Old town

This was taken in a trip we did to the North Yorkshire Moors area, in UK. We stayed in a bed and breakfast in Stokesley and did some trips to places in the area. I really enjoyed it. I would like to return some day, maybe in Summer. Whitby was a really surprise. The old Abbey […]

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Stalker

You know what they say about wishes. This film goes even further. These wishes can kill you. Stalker is a Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkowsky in 1979. In some remote place there is an area, called the Zone, where weird things happened a few years ago. That area now is kept by military forces, […]

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Zebra

I’m not too much into Zoos. I find the animals living in those places to have a sad look in their eyes, if that is even possible. I did today a quick visit to Linton Zoo, near Cambridge, because my daughter loves these places. The weather, again, was not very comfortable. And the place was empty. Only some animals […]

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Spiders

There must be something weird happening with the weather. Yes, I have already complained about it, but I feel this is far more important. Spiders haven’t appeared yet! This is one of the best kept secrets about UK. At least, is something nobody told me when I decided to come here. Most of the inhabitants of the […]

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Night shopping (2)

Things are a bit different in London. And more in areas like Soho. Here lamps are white, instead of tungsten orange, and that helps a bit adjusting the white balance. I tried to do some cross-process colour tests here, inspired by pictures from Jon Siegel. My results are nowhere comparable to those, but I like the light and colour in […]

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Night shopping

Shops close their doors quite early in UK, compared to Spain. I remember my first days here, going out after work to see a shopping centre and finding it closed. And nobody on the streets. Weird… One of those nights I saw this store-front. The almost symmetrical display of colourful things grabbed my attention. The processing here was […]

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Frozen

One of my favourite spots in Cambridge. I enjoy coming here just for a walk. In summer it looks great. When I took this one it was freezing cold. I think processing in black and white was needed, and this row of trees makes some interesting compositions possible. The most obvious may be this one point […]

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“Dreams are associated with a state called REM sleep, the abbreviation standing for rapid eye movement. The REM state is strongly correlated with sexual arousal. Experiments have been performed in which sleeping subjects are awakened whenever REM state emerges, while members of a control group are awakened just as often each night but not when they’re dreaming. After some days, the control group is a little groggy, but the experimental group – the ones who are prevented from dreaming – is hallucinating in daytime. It’s not that a few people with a particular abnormality can be made to hallucinate in this way; anyone is capable of hallucinations.”

― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark