A big fiesta in a small town. Cullera is a "season" town 45km away from Valencia. It takes 45 minutes to get there by car or you can take a bus or a train.
We were actually trying to get to Xativa Castle, but my brother took a wrong turn (it happens to him sometimes) so we found ourselves in Cullera. It was actually in our plans as well, but just on a different day. The mountain of Cullera, known as Munt de l’Or or Muntanya de l’Or is the last mountain in the Iberian range before the Mediterranean Sea. It has an altitude of 233 meters. Even if you don’t want to go to the castle, which was built in the 13th century over the old Moorish fortress (we didn’t) it is still very nice to take a walk atop of the mountain it is based on. Just follow the path behind the castle and it will take you to the ancient ruins.
My niece loved it. She has never been to a place that high before, and we played a Lego game called “Shave a Sheep”, which I bought for her. Make sure you have some water with you are walking up and jumping from stone to stone because it can be exhausting. Having some fruits for the picnic is also a good idea, as it is such a marvelous panoramic spot for a picnic.
After having enough of the vistas, we drove to the other side of the town only to find out that the whole town was preparing for the carnival. We wouldn’t miss it for anything of course!
The whole population of the town was in costumes. Anything from Black Swan to World War II fighter pilots. Only elderly people and little children didn’t take part, they were just admiring from the pavements. There were footballers making incredible tricks with the ball, flamenco dancers, numerous Spongebob characters, mysterious members of the Absinth Society and many more. Each group had their own way of carrying beverage. Some traditionally held glasses of wine in their hands but some had the full supermarket trolley conspired into the procession. Portable fridges also undertook makeovers to fit into the procession’s theme. The spirit was great, and we were the only tourists there! It was also nice to know that everyone enjoyed themselves a lot.
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
In Carly Zavala’s work, honesty comes in visual cues. It can be as simple as a woman looking straight into the camera, or as meaningful as a man deep in thought. It is loyalty to the facts of a scene. What little light is there she will finesse into a striking image.
Vodafone Fashion Weekend in London is the must-go-to event for all fashion lovers in September. There are fashion shows on the catwalk, talks with industry professionals, shopping (anything from bags to clothes to necklaces), and, if you so wish, you can even get your hair done at a very low price on the day. It's the complete TLC package in one event.
Whether you have an 8x10 camera lying around that you're raring to shoot with, or just want to know the process of taking photos with it, this 15-minute clip by photographer Tim Layton is a must watch.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
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Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
This article is a tribute to the great Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna, a member of the Magnum Photo Agency, and to his book, "Religious Festival in Sicily," which won the 1966 Nadar Prize. In this article I'll show you a series of photos taken at a religious festival in a small village in the north of Italy, organized by a group of immigrants from the southern region of the country. Take a look!
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