Tree house (Marjal)

After the boat we returned to a house where we had passed on the way to the Sollana port. The idea was to make some light painting figurine:
The first shot, only the house, the tree and the water channel (I lit the house and the tree trunk, Dani took care of the tree top and Paco the water channel):

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The second, Alen wanted to do tests with the strobe and the tape and I helped him with the lighting of the house, the trunk of the tree and the floor (against), Dani returned to take care of the tree:

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And finally I had a whim for Lightman and Alen pleased me, and since Paco wanted to play Jedi we let him take the sword:

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And here we finish with the exit to the “Marjal” with the BSO of Blade Runner by Vangelis:

Sollana’s harbor (on the night)

When the sun was completely hidden at mirador we returned to where we had the cars (Puerto de Sollana), we have dinner and then we take out the lanterns and ideas.
We started painting only the port and the boats (I painted, with Alen’s flashlight, and Pol’s supervision) and when it was already controlled, Alen proposed that we need to add the model, Alba (her daughter, who did very well). In this, in addition to my light, Alba also intervenes making the red counter of the other boat:


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Here is another song by Vangelis:

Mirador de l’albufera a Sollana

After capturing the last minutes of light in the port of Sollana ( previous entry ) A fisherman who was there sent us to a viewpoint of the “Albufera” that is 500m away … so there we went.

I am pick a couple of shots of the sunset in the “Albufera” from the Sollana’s viewpoint:

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The other day I was listening on Aquí hay dragones (a highly recommended podcast ) the section of Rodrigo Cortés on Vangelis , so here goes the Soundtrack for today:

Marjal (el port de Sollana)

The other day the stars finally lined up and we made a meeting. We went with an idea and as always we changed it before we start, but the result was very productive, here I bring you a first shipment with the first stop we made: El port de Sollana.


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We arrived in time to capture the last lights of day, and since the background (clouds) were not too attractive, we looked for other reasons for the photo, that’s the result of an HDR with three shots.

I leave you with a song that we’ve done with my band during the break out:

I’ve processed the video, and Gaspar (our director) the audio.

Merry Christmas and better 2020

Merry Christmas and better 2020
This year, although I have already started going out, I have not prepared any photo for the Christmas (the case has not come out). But searching into the archive I found this one that this course has a new meaning.
May next year be as good as this (I can’t ask for more).

“It is better to be lucky, but I prefer to be prevented. So when luck comes, one is prepared.” (Ernest Hemingway)

The winter is coming

Finally!
This week was the one, I could go out to take pictures after 10 months.
It was a night withous amazing results, but with reunions, laughs, good vibes and some pictures.
A pleasure spending the night with Augusto, Pol, Carles, Alain and Dani.
Let’s see if we meet againg soon!

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This one is the song:

(Valencià) Primera i última… de moment

Well, as the title says this will surely be the first of the year and the last one in a while, I have to make an effort and do what I have to do. Hopefully after the summer I can take pictures of anyone who moves … we’ll see …


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To cheer you up and to cheer me up… an oldie but goldie:

(Valencià) Visca la Banda i Visca la Musa 2018!!

Aprofitant la proximitat de la festivitat de Santa Cecília, vull aprofitar la ocasió per a mostrar-vos el treball que hem fet entre tots, perquè la foto la penge jo, però no ha sigut sols cosa meua. Començant per la idea, que va ser cosa d’Hèctor i la musa mentre assajaven (o això feien creure al mestre). Elena em va preguntar si era possible i jo ho vaig vore clar però necessitàvem un lloc a l’altura, li vaig demanar allò impossible. Gràcies a Jordi vam saber de qui podia ser el local, però Elena que té una mini-tia molt arriscà va aconseguir les claus, ara Elena tornava a per mi… podem?… clar!!. La inspiració va ser esta foto:

Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948 by Herman Leonard

Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, NYC, 1948 by Herman Leonard

Dit i fet, quedarem un diumenge de matí, taparem totes les finestres i com que havia de ser molt paregut a una fotografia nocturna i jo havia d’aparèixer en la foto vaig demanar ajuda al millor que conec, i Augusto ràpidament es va apuntar a la festa. Així que allí estàvem els 16 que havíem d’eixir en la foto (sobre Fernando parlaré un altre dia), més tres persones que ens ajudarien desinteressadament: Augusto, Maite i Jordi. MOLTES GRÀCIES!

Jo pensava que als 10 minuts els models voldrien matar-nos als fotògrafs, però que va!! es varen portar molt be, deixaven que férem proves, que els col·locarem les mans i els canviarem de lloc sense protestar. Els mateix models després em digueren que havien estat molt a gust amb els fotògrafs i que ho havien passat molt més. Tenim alguna que altre model per a pròximes sessions nocturnes. La foto resultant va ser esta:

Foto final

Ja que estàvem allí… perquè no fem una per grups (xics i xiques)… vinga va… com no fa calor…:

I per a rematar la feina… a la musa i el mantenidor:

La foto final te algun que altre retoc, com s’ha fet tota la vida en fotografia, que no anem a ser ara Talibans de la fotografia nocturna i del retoc, el que importa és el que transmet la foto, i espere que vos agrade. Jo quan pense en estes fotos em ve al cap esta cançó:

I hui Hèctor m’ha dit que en realitat és una versió d’esta altra:

Assault to the Castle

Here you can see another typical camp evening, the assault to the Castle. The defenders of the castle are distributed in the area surrounding the castle (in the photograph the highest point with a strong fixed light) and the attackers (children) have to get to the castle and leave something inside (a piece of paper) to demonstrate they have arrived. There are many variants of the game, but surely if you have gone camping you will have played.

The shot is 5 minutes and what is seen in the foreground is the camp leader who was in charge of giving the attackers the pieces of paper to try to leave them in the castle.

You can see that there was more than one way to achieve the goal 😉


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The soundtrack will be put by another typical camp song and the medieval dinner (yes, the one where we dined with our hands!). I just discovered that the song was from the Nikis, and not from the Inhumanos, as I thought … well … I can go to bed now.

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