Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Findings::: Come Fly With Me, Let's Fly, Let's Fly Away!

I've never really understood people who are scared of flying. If you go as far as to look at the statistics, you would think that people would be far more inclined to be afraid of driving, leaving their home, or playing competitive sports. Still, flying must seem overwhelming to some people. But here's the thing, you know what's overwhelming? Looking over your shoulder while rapidly going down the runway and finding out then and there that your older sister is terrified of flying. On a route known for its turbulence. On a 3 hour flight.
Anyway, back to my point... some people don't like flying, and it's probably a good thing that at the time my sister Amber had never seen this picture.

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Or this video, taken during a storm, of a plane landing at our local airport...

But for other people flying is FUN! We take delight in finding that no matter where we are in the world we can always feel right at home by finding a Starbucks immediately adjacent to a bookstore, peeking out through the plane's window for a breathtaking view, or secretly hating those passengers that get to be chauffeured around in a golf cart. We enjoy creativity within the airport walls...

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...and the creative ideas we could come up with if we were stuck in an airport all night. Of course, provided that the security cameras were magically turned off! :P


Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby Diego

He was perfect. That was my first impression when I saw my honorary nephew, Diego. I managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Madrid to shoot the cutest little bundle of awesomeness. Just getting there on time and relying on confusing public transportation was an adventure in itself. But when I saw my life-long friend open the door and the huge smile on her face as she showed me her precious baby boy, I knew it was definitely worth it.




He has the funniest expressions...

"It Wasn't Me"

"Doing trigonometry in my head..."

"The Flamenco Dancer"

"The Thinker"

Not to mention, he has so many people who love him to the moon and back. :)





Congratulations Veronica and Victor!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Findings::: Photography-Gone-Wild!

I love photography. I love photographers. I love the techy, the experienced, the people who know the know-how's behind every question I've been dying to know the answer to. I was talking to a friend recently and surprised her when talking about batteries I casually worded out "Nickel-Metal-Hydride" instead of "NiMH." That's when I realized maybe I'm turning a bit geeky myself. This all got me thinking that there were probably others out there who had been walking the walk way longer than I have. It is clear to me that I must be a simple Padawan in a universe full of Master Jedi's. And yes, I know that last comment just turned me into even more of a geek. My point is: Inside every photographer there is a geek. If you don't agree, I challenge you to find a photographer out there who doesn't think either of these is awesome.

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If you'd been wondering what the Canon 5D mkiii would feature, here is a photo that Canon just released.

If you find yourself sitting in your studio with some time on your hands and not knowing what you do... try recreating THIS!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Travel::: Weekend With Alex

The rain wouldn't stop us from having a ridiculously good time driving around rural Spain and seeing castles, having coffee in small town cafe's, and exploring an abandoned train station. My sister Alameth and I packed our bags and set off for a wonderful weekend getaway with our friend Alex. He is one of those guys who knows a little bit about everything and can make any outing an interesting learning experience. Our car ride involved the widest variety of amazing music, great conversations, and quizzes on Emergency Pediatrics. I guess that's what you get when you have three EMT's in the car! As it happened to be, one of those EMT's is also a hopelessly addicted photographer, so you know what comes next... ;)


Alex being Rapunzel with Alameth's hair...
Castle before they restored it


No Alex, I will not jump...





Alameth and I were both cold. Alex made a bet that we could both fit in his windbreaker. He barely won. I haven't been this close to my sister in my life! LOL





Then we decided to risk our lives by exploring an abandoned train station...




Thanks for an awesome time Alex! Let's do it again sometime!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Findings::: Horsing Around


I love to take pictures of emotions, reactions, and candid shots. I especially love funny photos, and this week I've been noticing a lot of hilarious animals all over the internet. Furthermore, I also really love my mom, and when I was growing up she always encouraged me to share. ;)

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Travel::: France Day Trip


I have a thing for France. Speaking in general terms, I know that americans don't tend to like it, but I do. It's calm, beautiful, their language sounds so sophisticated, and contrary to a lot of my friends I have never been treated rudely for not speaking french.

A few weeks ago my sister Alameth and I were invited to spend a day in Biarritz, France. It's about a 1.5 hour car ride, and the scenery is beautiful mountains and small towns all the way there. I kept reaching for my camera to try to capture the quaint essence of the city. The funniest thing is that I live in the Basque Country in Spain, and this is the French Basque Country. It seems way more basque than Bilbao! It was so funny to see flags and traditional basque objects surrounded by everything else written in French! It was like being at home and not knowing what was going on. It turned out to be one of the first warm days of spring, and as I walked around strangely unaware of my surroundings I decided that just this once I would relax, soak it in, and enjoy being blissfully ignorant!








Vive La France! ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Findings::: ROBOTS!!!

Seriously, who doesn't love robots? You have to admit that the idea is pretty funny. As long as you stay away from all those movies where robots turn against mankind and try to kill everybody, you're good! So this week I scouted the internet because I knew there were people out there who loved robots a little too much. Check out the internet's hidden treasures! ;)

From people who don't try hard enough, to people who try a little too hard.

From people who want to be like robots...

To robots who want to be like people!

Happy Friday!! :)