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Weight(less)

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Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week.

This big guy was apparently trying to start a flight from his perch in the park without success. Maybe to heavy?. Who knows!. Anyway, after quite a show flapping his wings, he finally jumped down to the water to float peacefully  with the other ducks and reach the shore where he began to walk awkwardly towards his nest, concealed behind a bush.

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Impossible Iron

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Some weeks ago, there was a medieval fair  in my neighbourhood and a group of men came to show us how do they worked at the old forging. They brought  a furnace to melt the iron, an anvil and a huge collection of hammers and tongs and mesh gloves , leather aprons, and many other instruments. They worked hard to turn the formless iron bars in hoes and other farm tools. When the iron was hot, four or five of them began to  hammer with lot of strength. The rhythmic metallic sound filled all the square. The sound dominated over a very strange group that was making what they said it was medieval music all clothed in black, with their faces painted.

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Odd Confidence

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I’ve been walking by the river’s bank this morning. It was a cold but gorgeous day. I’ve even crossed the river with my walker thru the narrow pedestrian bridge without railings to take pictures. Only a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have dared to do something like that out of fear to fall down, because I need help to walk. I ventured alone. The bridge is so narrow I was afraid that my walker could fall to the water while I was taking pictures, but it has brakes and nothing bad happened. I’ve had to put it just in the edge, to let the walkers could pass. The little bridge had a lot of traffic. A group of youngsters passed running, and several people walking. An old man stopped by to talk with me. another man helped me with my walker to  climb some stairs along the path. I’m glad I had that odd confidence in myself. It was worth it. Here are some of the pictures I took.

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On the Way

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My city is one of the main stages of the Way of St. James or Camino de Santiago. Through our streets, we see everyday dozens of pilgrims with their backpacks, walking towards the next stage. Some of them wear the shell, symbol of the pilgrimage. From our city (Pamplona) they have to walk 700.5 kilometres (about 435 miles) to reach Santiago. Three or four weeks walking through paths and roads with stops in special hostels prepared for them all along the way. They come from all around the world. Here are pictures of some of the ones I met this morning.


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Gone, But Not Forgotten (II)

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Gone but not forgotten are my years in San Francisco. The pictures I took back then remind me those wonderful days

Here is a scanned picture I took from the Ocean Beach in 1999. I don’t know if the rocks are still populated by pelicans, but I guess are still the same. Scan

This is another picture of the Pacific Ocean taken the same year.

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And this is the skyline of San francisco in a typical foggy day

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Gone, But Not Forgotten.

 

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Photography 101: A Pop of Color

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Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

I pay attention to red. Red means a lot of things, among them warning and prohibition. These benches have in themselves a warning. Don’t stop! It’s raining!
I couldn’t help but take a picture of the leaves on the ground because how the color popped.

 

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Photography 101: A Pop of Color.