coquilla

i’ll be there as soon as I can
but I’m busy mending broken
pieces of the life I had before

– unintended, muse

in a tight corner

do they toll for thee?

they also serve who only perch and wait

bound and confined

reach for the sky

will you still love me?

fleeting romance

stacked

haunted


*all images made with nikon d700 with nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses, developed in lightroom cc*

windows

Strangely transparent, they seemed like windows to a world beyond, but however long I peered into their depths, there was nothing I could see
― Haruki Murakami

For WordPress weekly photo challenge – Windows

There are a lot more windows here and here.


*Shot with Fujifilm X100F with 23mm (35mm fixed frame equivalent) fixed lens, ISO 200, 1/140s at f/5.6 with some added mystery applied with Affinity Photo which, along with Affinity Designer, I’m exploring as a credible Photoshop CC replacement*

layered

In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac


I took this shot during a walk back in Salamanca before returning to Africa.

Even at the time I took the shot, I was captivated by this painting. Had the artist been there I would indeed have taken it there and then.

But, it was not to be.

There were at least three paintings, each with a dreamlike quality, each stacked against each other, seeming to peel back a layer of the beautiful city which formed a backdrop to the canvases.

And, in preparing this image, I couldn’t resist adding another layer of my own.

For WordPress weekly photo challenge – Layered.


*Made with Fujifilm X100F and 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) fixed lens, ISO200, f/4 at 1/1500s with an extra layer of oil applied in Photoshop CC*

sardines

We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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iced

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stirred

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tapped

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salted

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burned

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queued

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smoked

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shovelled

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seated

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forked

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deserved

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served

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All shots taken with Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lens in Manual mode and ISO200. All other settings made on the fly using the camera’s on board exposure meter, plus I confess to drinking and shooting.

strawberry fields

Nothing I write here could say any more than the lyrics. Obviously.

So, I won’t.

salamancastreets

living is easy with eyes closed
misunderstanding all you see

– lyrics from strawberry fields forever, the beatles


The third in a series of photographic posts featuring a group of friends hiking in the beautiful countryside in the province of Salamanca, Spain.

El tercero de una serie de publicaciones fotográficas que ofrecen un grupo de amigos en excursiones en el hermoso campo en la provincia de Salamanca, España.

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Hike


senderismo,la fiesta de la fresa en linares de riofrio, 5junio de 2016
*images taken with nikon d700, nikkor afs 16-35mm f/4 G andafs50mm f/1.4 G lenses*

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face me (!)

Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity
― Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

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I took this shot today during a photo shoot in Salamanca which I think will give me material for two more posts – featuring pianos and the work of Henry Moore.

But, for now, take a look at that face!

for wordpress weekly photo challenge – face

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm af-s f/4G lens, no edits*

(another) face

I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath
― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman

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I took this shot yesterday during a hike with a group of friends in the beautiful countryside surrounding Ciudad Rodrigo, España. You can see more on my new photo-reportage site salamancastreets.

I thought this one apposite for the weekly photo challenge too!

for wordpress weekly photo challenge – face

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm af-s f/4G lens, no edits*

no aparcar

A layered post on my latest photo-reportage site
Ale, ale, alerta

salamancastreets

Tienen prisa por hacer que me calle
Pero yo canto lo que quiero y lo que siento

Alerta – Amaral

mi localmi local

comercio del dolorel comercio del dolor

familiafamilia

chicos locoschicos locos

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rock and rollrock and roll

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no aparcar


Ale, ale
Ale, ale, alerta

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor af-s 50mm lens, edited inlLightroom CC and analog efex pro 2, wet plate filter #9, ale, ale *

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face

Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned

Virginia Woolf

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I took this shot yesterday during a photoshoot for my (relatively) new photo-reportage site salamancastreets.

My post no aparcar (which features a lot more graffiti) from that shoot has now been posted, and I chose not to include this shot, but it fits this challenge perfectly?

for wordpress weekly photo challenge – face

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm af-s f/1.4G lens, no edits*