10.9.13

087 - THE LONG WALK AROUND THE LAKE I

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A friend let me shoot a few rolls with his parents old Canonet 28. It has the most wonderful design, it's a beautiful camera to have in your hands, I've enjoyed it a lot, and despite my glaring inhability to properly use the viewfinder I think a few of the pictures turned all right. It's a wonderful camera for mid-range and portraits but all my panoramics are blurry... but that might be my eyes and how badly they can work sometimes. 

I've mentioned a few times that my parents live in this village where there's a lake, I know it sounds repetitive, but lakes are *not* common in here and, traditionally, the whole village has centered its life around it. So there's also a lot of walks and some really beautiful places around it, and the one my father and I took this August is one of the longest, a few hours worth I think. 

And because I'm mostly urbanite and a lot silly I had a few moments of, "what the hell, there's wild boars around?". In the hills around Barcelona there are LOT of wild boars and they can be quite fearless, I had an encounter once with a mom and her piglets and I've still can't get over it (I said I was silly, right?). My father laughed at me and told me that in a village farmers might still have guns and  a lot of the fields are have electrical fences, so they are not as fearless. Which is quite true and it really shows how city-bred I can be sometimes.

Also, hi! the one strutting about in the first picture it's me... which, yeah, I think that one of the reasons for taking pictures is that I don't appear on them, so we'll change that. 


14 comentarios:

  1. That is some fine strutting! :)

    Rangefinders are absolutely beautiful but - for me - quite difficult to handle. Also, I think my short sightedness is to blame but I take soooo long to focus when using a rangefinder! However, when you get the focus correct they make the best photographs!

    I wish I was taking that walk, it looks beautiful!

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    1. I don't know what I was doing, really, so that I look like that, XD

      It's so tricky to use, right? I'm short sighted and astigmatic, so imagine the fun when I have to focus properly and my contact lenses are graduated differently than my glasses...

      It really is a beautiful place!

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  2. The Canonet 28 is lovely! A friend of mine uses her mum's old one and it is such a pretty camera!
    These photos of yours really give her justice - they are a lovely series! Great colours!

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    1. It's a really handsome camera! And if you learn how to properly use it, it takes amazing pictures. Your friend must shoot really beautiful photographs!

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  3. I've always wanted a Canonet, such pretty cameras!

    That sounds interesting, I don't think I've ever spent more than a week outside a big city so I know how you feel.

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    1. It's so pretty!

      I have, but my daily life happens in a city... so I get sassy with thieves but not so much with wild life.

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  4. Hello! Well if you had a hard time with it, these photos clearly don't show it. You captured the light beautifully!

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  5. What a beautiful day for a walk. These are pretty.

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  6. I've heard a lot of good things about Canonet cameras! They're real beauties too!

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    1. they are gorgeous and once you get the hang of it (which can be tricky if you are as visually challenged as me XP), they take amazing pictures!

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