quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2015

Little birds

I have enormous respect for birds photographers. Taking pictures of birds in the fild is incredibly difficult. I have built some birds houses and feeders in my garden. I hope I can take nice pictures. I was lucky when I got this little beauty on my way home on while I was traveling back home.


terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2015

A city called Tavares Part 1

I am writing from a city called Afogados. This is my first time here and I can't say much about this particular city as I have been here for only a little more than six hours. Because we arrived here late we haven't had the chance to explore the city but it doesn't look so ingesting to be honest. What keeps my expectations high is the surroundings here. It is so beautiful.

We originally left home to a city called Tavares and boy this is so far away from my house that it is unbelievable. It took us SEVEN hours to get there. Although the journey was very tiring and long I loved it. We left at 11:30pm. We were trying to joke and sing all the way long. The first thing I notice was the weather. After some good four hours we decided to stop for some food in a city near by. As soon as I left the car I realised it was freezing! Wearing only shorts and a tshirt I knew I was in trouble. We ordered some cakes and coffee and within fifteen minutes we were back on the road.

The sun was about to come out when we stopped to take this shot.

We were almost there

The plainness of people - Day 1

It is shocking how much different people are from my city. They are much much more polite and they're always willing to help. I am yet to visit a place in Tavares where people are not smiling at you and asking whe you're from. I think they should give courses on how to treat costumes well.

So on my very first day there My friend who was born in this city called to join him on this very nice adventure. We got our cameras and got under way.

I loved this place. There are plenty of rocky formations and it is painfully hot. Because it is very dry you don't sweat so much but it gives you the wrong idea you can handle to sun. Trust me, you can't!



terça-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2015

sábado, 12 de dezembro de 2015

Canon 50mm f/1.8

It was lunchtime and about about to leave the shopping centre when I luckily decided to stop by one of the eletrlnics shop just for a quick look. Among all the zoom monster lenses in the shop window with stratospheric prices it was this cheap 50mm lenseses that captured fancy the most. I had already read about it before. Despite being an old lens it is a very capable one for those who don't want to spend much on lenses. I just couldn't resist.

Minutes later re I was at the coffee shop playing with my new toy.

I am quite happy with the IQ delivered by this lens.




quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2015

Photographing Around Part 2

Like I said in the previous post the performance was very nice. There were different groups from different fields all representing out Federal University. Here are some more shots.





quarta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2015

Photographing around Part 1

I had one of the busiest weekend ever! Our local University is celebrating 60 years. They held a huge event at our Cultural space. It is a huge huge area with lots of cinemas, theatres and arenas.

This picture was taken from the first floor. On a driving there I realized how difficult it was going to be to find my wife, who performed in one of the theatres on the first floor. My because her mobile was out of signal it was a lot harder to find the right place.

Because the place was huge I had to walk quite a lot from one place to the other. Here I was on the first floor looking for the right theatre.

The first performance was quite good. Different from everything I had seen but very nice.