Monday, September 7, 2009

Snow at Frey

Winter retreats, spring is among us. But high in the mountains the snow still covers the slopes. It's a good moment to start the summer season. In this case, the 2008 at Frey-Catedral.

Photography in this case is a little bit tricky but gives good opportunities, with big contrasts between the snow, the sky and the ground. I still expect the opportunity in which a condor will get much closer than that (and gets me prepared...), but seeing them fly always marvels...

Well, flowers don't move...

"You must have moderation in your habits. The poet already said: - Last night I saw a feathered dragon clearly drawn on the moon. I should drink less. -"
Initiation to the Martial Arts, Les Luthiers

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Misery Quartet

Half-way through the year a group of friends took part of a swimming competition at a local club. It was an hour with relays every one hundred meters; and under the name of 'Misery Quartet' they managed to arrive in a very respectable third place in their category, less than 100 meters from the second. This is my tribute to such a venture:

Incidentally, this was also my first incursion at indoor sports photography without flash, armed of only high-speed film (1600ASA). The result isn't stunning (too much grain), but it's acceptable as a last resort.

"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim."
Dory, Finding Nemo (PIXAR)

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