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 […]Read more "Old town"
Taken in the same place as this one, but another view. I like the blue colours. The light makes a nice reflection of that little island, and those tinny persons swimming add scale to the off-centred composition. It is mostly sky, but I like blue skies… 😉Read more "Missing summer?(2)"
Beaches are great for photography. I took this picture while I was on holidays in Portugal, a place where I try to go as often as possible. It was just an experiment with high-speed shutter photography. In this case 1/2000 of a second was enough to completely freeze the crashing wave coming. The sunset light […]Read more "Missing summer?"
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, […]Read more "Stalker"
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 […]Read more "Zebra"
I took this one yesterday, in a visit to Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridge. Weather and light was not precisely pleasant, but the moving clouds made some nice shadows and light patterns. I tried with this processing to add a bit more drama to that.Read more "Meeting point."
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 […]Read more "Spiders"
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 […]Read more "Night shopping (2)"
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 […]Read more "Night shopping"
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 […]Read more "Frozen"
Lets try something. Grab your camera and switch to manual mode. That mode where you can, using the buttons and wheels on the body, change between different apertures, ISO settings and shutter speeds. I know, that may sound like alien, at least it sounded like that to me the first time I tried something a […]Read more "That manual mode in your camera."
“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