summer

After the storm

It was the end of August and my friend Ianara was about to leave to study in Madrid, so we decided to get together for one last session. We met way before the sunset, and on our way to the beach we had to stop inside a tunnel because it started hailing like crazy. It was one of those summer storms, but this one was pretty intense and even damaged the roof of the car. But we decided to go ahead and shoot photos anyway. The good thing about this kind of weather is that if the sun comes out after a storm, the light will be spectacular. And that’s what we got when we arrived to the coast.

Hope you like this set of photos!

Fujifilm XT2, 23mm f1.4, 16mm f1.4

Ready for Fall Colors

I'm done with thirty something degree days. I like summer, but I just don't like the heat and a blue sky with no clouds in it. I like these longer days and the possibility of hiking really early in the morning when it's still chilly and going for sunsets late at night. However, I really miss Basque foggy mornings, all that mist in the mountains, the cold and rain and those beautiful fall colors. The last few times I've been out hiking, I've realized that colors are starting to change and that we are slowly on our way towards the new season. And I, as a landscape photographer, I'm clapping my hands and jumping with excitement. Don't get me wrong! This summer has been really productive and I've made a lot of plans and went on several hikes... and most importantly I took thousands of photographs but... I'm ready to give this summer a proper farewell and say, see you next year! So on this blog, I wanted to showcase the highlights of our summer.

Oh by the way, my summer is not over... I'm flying back to my dear Mexico City in one week to visit my friends who I met five years ago, when I worked for UN Women there. I can't wait to go back and walk those streets again. Make sure you follow the adventure through my Instagram.

See you at the end of the month!

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.