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Exploring Japan

On September 1st, we took a long flight to Japan. Our plan was to explore the highlights of the country in 25 days. We traveled by train and we walked more than ten kilometres everyday, and even though we arrived to our Airbnb apartments exhausted, we still loved every single bit of it. We didn't have the chance to wander around many rural areas, so I pushed myself and tried to focus on mostly photographing everyday life around the cities we visited.

For photographers out there: Before we left I had doubts about what gear to bring on this trip. I wanted to travel light so I took the Canon 6D for landscapes and the Fujifilm XT1 for urban shots. I had a slight idea of what would happen once we arrived, and I totally confirmed it on the very first day: all these photos (and the other +2000 I took) , except for two of them on this post were shot with the Fuji XT1 with the 18-55mm and the 23mm f1.4. There's something I've learnt from this trip and that is to try to travel light with these tiny but powerful cameras on future trips. 

Hope you like this set! Sayonara!

Barcelona

I recently spent a couple of days in Barcelona. This was my second time in the city, and I really had a wonderful time exploring all the sights. I decided to limit myself by bringing only the Fujifilm XT1 along with the 23mm f1.4. On this brief blog post I wanted to highlight the architecture of some of the most important buildings in the city. I specially loved waking up at 6am to catch the sunrise from Park Güell, the cathedral of BCN and obviously the interior of Sagrada Familia. 

Hope you like them!

Paris, City of Lights

A couple of days ago we just got back from a five day trip to Paris. This was my fourth time in the city, but since my parents in law came with us we had to explore the main attractions once again. Our first stop was at the Louvre, one of my favorite museums in the world, a place that never gets old and where I discover something new everytime I visit. I have always taken a dslr on my international travels, but this time however, I chose to bring the Fujifilm X100T and my new-old Canon Ae-1 film camera. I have made the terrible mistake of lugging around a heavy dslr while exploring cities, so I decided against that and thought I would give it a try to this little, yet powerful camera. 

Probably the most famous churches in Paris are Notre Dame and Le Sacre Coeur. However, there's a little gem hidden behind the palace of justice, very close to Notre Dame where only a few decide to visit. This church is called the Sainte Chapelle and I think it deserves a quick visit if you happen to be in the city. 

But I still believe that whenever I have the chance to walk around a city the best part is always in its streets. No matter where you look in Paris, you are surrounded by classical buildings full of history, little alleys behind huge wooden doors, cobblestone roads and charming little cafés... that make your trip even more memorable.

 

 

Memories from India

This month's blog is about India and our trip there in February 2013. I had been dreaming about going to India for several years when I finally convinced my husband to visit it along with a quick trip to Nepal. It was as I had imagined it: beautiful, intense, noisy and mind blowing. We didn't have a long time to explore the whole country so we had to decide what we wanted to visit. We really wanted to see the Taj Mahal so we focused on visiting Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. We traveled by train; we spent a crazy amount of hours in them and we sat in every possible class (and there are apparently 8). All in all, it was an incredible trip and I would love to be back one day. These are some of the photographs I took on that trip. Enjoy!

The Light of Marrakesh

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ” — Aaron Rose

I visited Marrakesh back in September 2010, during the end of the Ramadan. I had already experienced the harsh light of the desert in Tunisia, Tijuana and the Mojave desert in the US, but somehow, it became quite challenging to shoot throughout the day in the Moroccan city.

Being a landscape photographer, I know that the perfect light is during the twilight and the golden hour, but I guess that when you are visiting a new place for the first time, you just want to capture the busy life in the streets and don't miss the moment.

Here is a series of photographs I shot in one day, where you can see how the light changes from early in the morning into the deep dark night.