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Portraits on the cliffs

Lately I have been taking more and more portraits. I am learning a lot in every single one of the sessions and slowly, I am becoming more confortable and confident in my work. Last Friday morning, my friend Oihana and I hiked along the cliffs of Gorliz, a beautiful town where mountains meet the Biscay Bay. It was really sunny and windy, and in the beginning I was worried because I thought I wasn't going to be able to pull out a good session. But things turned out pretty well and we managed to get a few cool shots. As you already know, I am a little hesitant to shoot with a deep, blue sky, but I think, taking into account the conditions and the time of the day that we had to shoot at, these photographs turned out pretty well. I hope you like them!

Also, if you are interested in taking some portrait shots, please head over to the contact page and drop me a line. I am sure we can come up with a great idea!

*All these shots were taken with the Canon 6D and the 24-70mm f2.8

From Mozambique to the Basque Country

They are Alaia and Adrian. They met a few years ago when they lived and worked in Mozambique and they just returned home to start a new beginning here. On Monday morning, I took the car and drove to familiar locations to photograph them. Despite of the freezing temperatures at the dam, we had a wonderful time and the session turned out to be really relaxed and natural. Later, when the sun was shining, we decided to head to the mountains. These rocky walls make a great background for portraits, so this place never disappoints. We are so lucky to have all these amazing places right outside our doors. 

These are some of the shots from that morning. Hope you like them!

*All these shots were taken with a 6D+24-70mm 2.8

Last Minute Sunset Shoot

A few weeks ago, I got a second hand Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art for my 6D. I've been really looking forward to getting this lens, since the 35mm field of view is my favorite for daily photographs and lifestyle/environmental portraits. Even though it's heavier than some other lenses that I have, I believe it's a good set up when I choose to bring one camera and one lens, which is most of the time. 

This month, I've made a point of making daily photographs. Sometimes, when I'm out with family or friends, I carry the little X100T in my bag. But there are other days that I get up early and decide to wander around looking for new locations and that's when I've been bringing this combination. All in all, I'm really happy with the results, I'm still playing and getting the hang of it but I really would like to take some portraits and see its full potential. 

Last week, as I was driving home, I had the sudden urge to go to a really beautiful viewpoint at the top of a mountain. It only took about 15min to reach the top, just in time for a cool sunset over a mountain range in front of where we live.