A park overlooking the whole town and the great Abra mountains
We started our hike at the main road of after a police check point. I was exhausted from my trip but my uncle had a mischievous grin and wanted me to chuck some poundage while on my trip. Half cursing, I pushed on the trek alone, taking notice of the thick foliage of the hill where my destination waited for me. I wasn’t exactly in the mood to take photos of plants and this guy who looked like a marine was passing me by and literally running circles around me.
This just upset me more. So I ignored the sights till I reached the top of the winding road and made my way to the viewing deck. I imagined the hill would make a great venue for long boards. It was my first time to visit Victoria park but I instantly recognized it from the pictures of my cousins who used to frequent the place with their parents when we were still kids. There was a strange domelike structure in the middle of the park, apparently this was the water tank that supplied the whole valley.
It was a pretty nice sight that could have been better had it not been raining heavily all afternoon. I imagined the place and how it would look like at night with the lights of the houses and buildings all switched on. Near the edge of the park were octagon shaped tables used for picnics and such. I noticed there were quite a few couples in the park. This probably has reputation of being the make-out place of the youngins’ in this side of the valley. I went back to the viewing deck and took notice of the enormous Virgin Mary Statue that seemed to be watching over the whole of town which was visible from her perch that was about three storeys high.
There are a lot of talented people who work at Lomography Gallery Soho and Victoria Schofield is no exception to that rule. She is a student who has already built an extensive portfolio of photographs and is serious about music photography. We lent her a Petzval lens to test over the weekend and here are the results.
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You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
If you're a fan of the mythical and the mysterious, this photographic exhibit featuring the work of photographer Victoria Goldman inspired by tarot cards might tickle your fancy. Details after the jump!
Only an hour and a half away, Platja D'Aro is a very nice alternative to the crowded beaches in Barcelona. If you get there early, you'll get a very nice spot. It's great to go there with kids and the whole family
Climbing a mountain is always fun. Climbing a volcano is even better. And climbing the highest mountain in a country, well, that tops it all. So you can just imagine how much I enjoyed climbing Mount Hallasan, the highest mountain in South Korea.
Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!