Under pressure


I know this is supposed to be a photography blog, but this time I´m gonna expand a little.

Last year I started an internal process resulting in me discovering I want to remain childfree (this is fun: wordpress spellcheck says this word is wrong! suggests ¨children¨). This conclusion was hard to express aloud in general, and my serious worries were about my boyfriend desires. Fortunately I found he feels the same way, which was a relief.

I read a lot, and still do, about this subject. Beyond all the awful things people may say about this choice, one thing that called my attention is this ¨need¨ to find a big reason. Travel the world, having a career, not gaining weight, raising a child is expensive, you had a terrible childhood, etc.  There must be a super reason why you choose this path. I thought about this during my process, because I don´t have a career or any big project that could be restraint by having children. Ok, I love to travel and probably wouldn´t be able to do it as much and far as I do now, but still, that´s not a reason not to have children.  The reason is I don´t want to, I don´t feel it. Reason enough to me.

I hear comments like: what does she do if she doesn´t have kids? I laugh at this, there´s plenty of things to do! but sometimes I feel I get  numb by work, routine and general things in life, and miss doing things I love, like my photography.

The thing is, we are always under pressure to have kids; if not, why not?; ok not having kids, then what? what is the extraordinary things you´re gonna do?

I going to be happy, just the way I am now.

I guess we should honour all the people who don´t have time or resources to do what they like (maybe because they are raising kids), and do our thing.

In 2013 I turned 30 and went to Colombia with a friend to celebrate our changing decade. I never uploaded this pics, so i´ll try to start today to show you this amazing country!

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

Cow Under Preasure

Cow Under Pressure

Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors


I´m back (again)! It´s been a long time! I went on holidays, came back, tried to change my job unsuccessfully and started my own tiny business. And the excuse to post is this week´s travel theme!

Myanmar

f/4 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100 – 44mm

India

f/4 – 1/13 sec – ISO 800 – 44mm

Colombia, here I go!


Yes! I´m going on holidays to Colombia! Ussually when I travel I keep a blog in spanish (my mother tongue), as it´s much faster and easier for me to write. I write stories, travel information, prices and lots of pictures! This time I´ll try to keep you updated too, I can´t promise I´ll write a lot about the trip, but at least be sure I´ll post lots of photos! For those who can speak spanish here´s the link:

http://misioneldorado.wordpress.com/

For those who doesn´t, Here the link to the photo album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/114829103136696951537

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures


Well, as usual, lots of things happened this year, we finally settled down in our new home, after almost two years of roaming. I learnt to cook new recipes. I also learnt that I can be a kindergarten teacher if necessary. I did a lot of crafts for the house. I grew my own lettuce. The winter, after there months of ice, fortunately ended! and the warm wind of the summer is blowing.

I tried doing bokeh!

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I love the sun in the house during winter mornings…

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My cooking…

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The results…

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My lettuce!

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The winter…

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and summer!

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WPC: Reflections


Last week I posted a picture of a reflection for the Liquid Travel Theme. I´ll post it again (because I like it so much), but there´re two new reflections for you.

leaves

f/4.5 – 1/160 sec – ISO 125 – 16mm (P&S)

Argentina

f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

Argentina

f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 23mm

WPC: Thankful


This is a tricky one, I´m thankful of almost everything in my life! so I should post a thousand photos, don´t worry… I won´t.

I´m thankful about:

  • My health and my beloved ones helth as well (everybody is ok!)
  • I´m in love with him (and so is he with me!)
  • My freedom
  • My travels
  • My friends
  • My house
  • My job
  • My finances

Maybe there´s more, but I don´t want to bore you. So here are the pics:

Go wherever I want…

thankful

f/3.2 – 1/60 sec – ISO 80 – 6mm (P&S)

With my love…

Myanmar

f/4.5 – 1/800 sec – ISO 100 – 57mm

Travel Theme: Liquid


Liquid at Bako National Park, Borneo, Malaysia.

leaves

f/4.5 – 1/160 sec – ISO 125 – 16mm (P&S)

Holy liquid at Ganges River, Haridwar, India.

India

f/2.6 – 1/8 sec – ISO 200 – 6mm (P&S)

Oily coffee in India.

 

india

f/4 – 1/20 – ISO 200 – 36mm

WPC: Green


There´s no greener green than the rice fields.

rice fields

f/4.5 – 1/500 – ISO 80 – 6mm (P&S)