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Soft light and portraits with Dámaris by the lake.

On Friday afternoon we had a last minute plan. My friend Ginebra Siddal is in town for the weekend because she is offering a double workshop in Gasteiz. In the meantime, I was talking to Dámaris who was going to be the model for Ginebra’s workshop, about organizing a new shoot in the future because I had some ideas in mind. It was Friday afternoon and I didn’t have any plans for the evening, I was going to teach a class and I was free after five. However, after this quiet non creative rut I thought it was time to change the attitude and try something new. So I decided to ask both Dámaris and Ginebra if they wanted to drive to a beautiful little lake for some photos, and they both agreed immediately. We made it on time before the sunset, and we had the place for ourselves along with all the frogs, fish and mosquitoes in the water. What a show! The light was soft and warm, but the best part as always, was their company and the time spent creating.

All these were shot with the Canon 6D plus the Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art.

A weekend in the Pyrenees

A couple of weekends ago, we loaded the van and drove all the way to the National Park of Ordesa, in the heart of the Pyrenees. We wanted to go hiking and make photographs and we loved every single moment of it. Here's the set of photographs, all shot with a 6D and the Sigma 35 Art.

Out and about exploring forests

If you look through my photos you will soon realize that I don't like shooting on sunny days because I don't know how to deal with a cloudless blue sky (ha!). When the majority are happy enjoying the sun, I keep waiting for cloudy days and misty mornings. It creates an atmosphere that I really feel inspired with and I believe it adds mood to my work. Now don't get me wrong, I also enjoy warm and beautiful sunsets during summer time, but I think I work best when the conditions are a little adverse. Here's a set of photographs taken on a morning like that. Enjoy!  

Fall is finally here

Fall is finally here, and I'm enjoying every single bit of it. There's a process in getting used to the change from summer into colder months, and not everyone is happy about it. I can't seem to get rid of this cold that I have had it for almost a month (it started while in Mexico) and I don't think my wardrobe is prepared for the rain and cold. 

However, things in nature are just as I like them. Mornings are misty, there's fog in the forests, wildflowers are covered in raindrops and trees are starting to prepare for the color explosion. Let's see how it goes this year, since it hasn't rained much, and this usually leads to leaves falling when they are still green. So fingers crossed for a beautiful autumn and exciting photographs to come.

I'm a little behind on my blog posts because I went back to work and these past few weeks I was only able to focus on photography during the weekends. This is a set of pictures from a few weeks ago, when my husband and I went out to explore the valley of Collados del Ason in Cantabria, a lookout of the Ebro river in Burgos, an abandoned monastery in Rioseco and the quaint little town of Orbaneja del Castillo.

I still have many more adventures to post, so keep checking! Hope you like this series in the meantime!