I got to test my brand new zoom lens in South Africa and Namibia! Lucky me! here´s the first post of (hopefully) a lot with photographs of this amazing countries and their landscapes and animals.
This was my first time in Africa, and for sure I´ll be back, to know other countries and back to these two that are absolutely breathtaking. When I sort the pictures trying to choose the best shots to post, it´s not easy. Beside the amount of pictures taken, it´s how stunning a lot of them are. I take breaks and remember the trip, and how I felt. And now I feel blessed that I got to see all this marvelous this nature has to offer.
In this occasion I´ll show you this family of monkey, mother, father and baby. Very cute!
We bought a car, and are learning to drive. During our learning sessions I took this pics, this were also taken with my mobile. I´m sorry, I feel like I´m betraying my real camera, I´ll get it on board next time.
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!
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:
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!
I love the sun in the house during winter mornings…