Category Archives: a little bit of everything

Mourning

I was writing a post about what I usually do, but during that process it turn out that Hugo Chavez won the elections in Venezuela. This will make him perpetuate his power for 20 years, there´s no way I can call this a democracy, indefinite re-election is not democracy. You may think, what does she care? she´s not Venezuelan, she doesn´t live there, and that´s true, I don´t even know the country. I worry about Venezuela as I do for any other country facing an authoritarian regime. We´re living the same process they´ve been through, and I had the hope if Chavez was out of the power today, Venezuela would go back to the real democracy path and it could help us get rid of his advice to our president which has been quite disastrous. But this is real life, not a fairy tale or a heroes movie where the good prevails over evil. I guess I have to get used to it.

This is why I´m changing my header photo to this mourning one, untill better times come.

My first Holga roll

A couple of months ago I made  my first try with my very new Holga, finally I developed the roll, and the results are… not worthy to show. I ¨saved¨ only a few, and here they are.

As you may note, there´s a lot to improve, like focus and the light. As it was the first time I used it, I didn´t ¨tape¨ my Holga, to see how much light it leaks. Now I´ll try mummifing it.

Happiness, a day out with my love

A couple of weeks ago, before the snow arrived to town, we went out for lunch and a beautiful walk on the bay, me and my love. That was one of the days I always remember when feeling down. I was so happy, having lunch with my boyfriend, take a walk on the bay, enjoying the winter sun, taking pictures with my Holga (for the first time!). Just perfect.  These are the moments that make me remember that this is all I need, to spend a nice time with the love of my life (and if I can take pics meanwhile, that´s better!).

A friend of mine once told me: ¨Maybe you expect too much from life¨,  when I heard that I was like: ¨What?! Of course I expect a lot from life, I´m still in my 20´s, I´m supposed to expect a lot from life!¨. Years pass under the bridge, (fortunately I´m still in my 20´s, not too late) and I think this is what he meant.  This is happiness for me.

servilleta
f/4.5 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
wine
f/2.8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
wine
f/4 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm

My Holga!

camera
f/2.8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

This is us.

My Love
f// – 1/100 sec – ISO 100 – 62mm
walk
f/4.5 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
Sun
f/4.5 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Us
f/4.5 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
ice skating
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Ice skating
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
ice
f/8 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

I particularly like this one, looks like it could be taken from an helicopter, but actually it was taken from 20 cm above the ground.

Icy
f/8 – 1/80 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

My first Bokeh

Yesterday I was surfing the internet looking for my next lens and found the Bokeh Kit, as I´m not buying it, I did my own bokeh. And this is what I got.

At first, I didn´t really get the idea as you may notice…

bokeh
f/1.8 – 1/3 sec – ISO 100 – 50mm

This is much better!

bokeh
f/1.8 – 1/8 sec – ISO 100 – 50mm
bokeh
f/1.8 – 1/8 sec – ISO 100 – 50mm

Today was cloudy so it was hard to get the effect, but there are some hearts behind my hand!

bokeh
f/1.8 – 1/80 sec – ISO 100 – 50mm

I promise I get a nice shot next time!