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My attempts at art. I love photography and I’m always trying to get the right angle, the right depth of field and the best colours… All while telling a wonderful story. Sometimes I get it all right, some other times I don’t, but I keep trying

More photos from Paris, or Part II

Hello, me here! As part of trying to finish things I have half done, and also of posting frequently (and with an actual schedule, imagine!) I am going to try to keep things interested around here. A while ago, I mentioned there were more photos from Paris to come, and here they are. If you want a refresher, the photos from Pere Lachaise are here. Of course, you can find all these and many more on my flickr stream, if you’re curious. This is a small flower market my friend and I found ourselves. It’s behind Notre Dame. I seem to take photos of the cathedral only from behind, for some reason… Next time I’m there (in a couple of weeks), I’ll try to take some from the front! My friend took this photo of me. I’ve done a bit of post processing with the colours and such, but the composition and the rest are all hers! So, this is Aissa, my friend. She’s the best guide to walk around Paris. She’s the one taking …

Let’s rock and roll!

Last week I was invited by Halloween Jack to be a photographer for their gig on Thursday at The Underbelly of Hoxton in London. This is something I had never done before. The closest would be by taking my smartphone or point-and-shoot camera and snapping some drunken pictures of our shenanigans in a pub. On this occasion, my friend had asked me if I would be interested in advance, so I had time to prepare and worry about the outcome. Taking photographs at concerts or bars is quite tricky. First of all, there isn’t a proper source of light. It seems that light levels are relatively constant (er… dark all the time?) but since the light moves from one lamp to another, and changes colours, it’s difficult to get great results. I read a lot about the subject because, even if I do understand my camera, and how photography works and how to play around with the settings, the unknown is something that makes me nervous, what can I say? On the night, I went …

A few photos for you!

Hello everyone! I’m trying to post regularly again, as I’m aware I’ve been leaving the blog quite abandoned. This weekend I’ve spent it mostly cleaning. I was tidying my room on Saturday, but for some reason, I don’t know what I’ve done, it’s again a mess. Ah well… Today I went to my friend’s for lunch and we had raclette. I love it so much! It was nice to catch up, and to meet her friend, and gossip for a bit. I even got to practise my French listening skills! After eating a lot, we even had dessert. My friend had cooked an apple tart, and her friend had brought cakes from Paul’s (as I don’t have such a sweet tooth, I brought the cold meat – but I did eat some tart!) Everything was super yummy! Afterwards, I came home and started working on the photos I took at my friends’ gig. There are quite a few that I actually like! I don’t want to share them with you yet, because I want them …

Paris Part I – Pere Lachaise

In my last post, I promised you some photos from my latest trip. The photos I took during my ski trip aren’t that good, so I’m afraid there’s not much to share. Unfortunately, I was using an old point-and-shoot camera (I didn’t want to break my DSLR if I fell down) and for some reason, many of the pictures appear blurred, even in broad daylight! Hopefully, once I get round to work on the video I’ll be able to show you something. So, these below are photos of Paris. However, since I took like a million pictures (might or might not be exaggerating a bit), and I’ve spent most of my Saturday afternoon and evening editing, and I’m still not finished, I’ve decided to share them in installments. Therefore, this is Paris Part I – Pere Lachaise. If you know me, you’ll know that I love cemeteries. As I said in my previous post, Pere Lachaise is one of my favourite places in the world, or at least, the world I know so far. There …