Friday, July 31, 2009

The Kiss Heard Around the World

A striking couple they were, walking and holding hands, a scene not uncommon in Barcelona.

I was sitting and tweaking my camera (a usual pastime)

The Kiss Heard Around the World

The Kiss Heard Around the World

When suddenly, through my viewer, I saw the couple immediately stop, embrace and kiss in that passionate way,

All the while holding each other YOU wish would last a lifetime.

Wow! When they finished, she looked at her and all of Barcelona breathed a sigh.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thumbs Up!

She stands out.

Almost hard to do with the decor lit in bold bright blue neon lights.

Thumbs Up!
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Thumbs Up!

Oh, the obvious to you might be her beaming orange hair, but really, she colors your grin with her contagious smile.

FYI: Me (obviously) outside looking in AND her hair has NOT been post processed.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Recipe for Disaster

Scene: April in Barcelona

Before taking a photo of this couple, I observe:

A Recipe for Disaster

playa Bogatell

Autumn clothing

One bottle of water.

No sunscreen.

Warm sun.

Deep sleep.

No Beer.

In my book, that adds up to skin melt down.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Model of Perfection

She's young, tall, willowy, great skin with a big smile and bright eyes.

Her name is Ashley and,

A Model of Perfection

A Model of Perfection

Yessss ... she's a model aspiring to make the big time.

Maybe YOU can help her!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

¡Cosa Pobre! (Poor Thing!)

By the best of the very best photographers, I've been taught that when you don't have a tripod use a level surface, a pole, a tree, cup your arms to your chest, ANYTHING to hold that camera steady.

¡Cosa Pobre! (Poor Thing!)Woman unsteady taking photos causing camera shake so squat and shoot

Squat and shoot!

And, according to my own experience,

Wear comfortable clothing!

This woman was brave for two immediate reasons:

Her dress and her shoes.

She took several pictures that were not to her liking, kept falling and making the funniest faces of displeasure.

I took my pictures of her that I liked and left her there squatting.

The obvious: she lacked stability in the absence of a tripod and a good teacher.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Danger

It was a nice warm day and we decided to go to plaça de Rius y Taulet.

As we approached the corner, we heard good jazz sounds.

There were lots and lots of chairs set and occupied. The crowd was standing room only except for this one young lady.

Danger at plaça Rius y Taulet while listening to L’hora del Jazz

plaça Rius y Taulet

She sat there, she sat there you see with the sun shining brightly and its rays framing only her ... or so it seemed.

And that is the reason I took the photo.

But I suspect you have asked yourself the proverbial question:

Can sitting on cement for long periods of time cause derrier bunionitis?

Ah, you see, I know how concerned you are for the poor little thing!

And,

I don't know the answer.

Silly writing and I almost amused myself.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Would YOU Trust this Man?

At the bottom of Las Ramblas overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is the statue of Christopher Columbus otherwise known as Monumento a Colón.

The Monumento a Colón or the Christopher Columbus statue in Barcelona is pointing to India and China

Monumento a Colón

You can ride an elevator to the top, something I have never done, and probably take impressive photos.

Atop of the point, Columbus sits appearing majestic, assured and POINTING EAST.

History tells us that he wanted to find a new route to India and China and we all know where he finally landed.

I guess he will never learn.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Her Eyes Are My Window

I loved her before she was born ... something I thought impossible.

Her Eyes are MY Window

Her Eyes Are My Window

Now, with her opinionated 2 1/2 years of age, her passion for life, curiosity and unconditional love she has burrowed herself so deep into my soul ... that no poem, song or book could ever capture.

Maybe my photo did.

P.S. This photo was taken in a moving van ... I was not driving.

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