Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 Wrap up

All in all, 2011 has been a good year. Professionally I joined a different group in January and had the opportunity to learn a lot literally from day one. I also had the opportunity obligation to do a bit of unexpected travelling, for example to New York, Tokyo and Christchurch, marking the first time for me to travel around the world. And then there was the holidays to add to this. No wonder the number of posts this year is an all time high. I hope quality did not suffer because of quantity. In the middle of everything else, I found time to organise my second exhibition which, if everything goes according to plan, will have a rerun in El Toboso later in 2012.


The new year starts pretty much the same. My job has new challenges and new opportunities, never a place to get bored. I have a business trip to New Zealand planned for January. As usual, many things can change, but if it actually happens, I should be able to find the time to take the photos I could not take last time. And from experience, there will be other trips during the year and I am looking forward to it.


However, as you know, this is all secondary, and the only things I wish for the new year for me and my family are health, harmony and love. You can never have enough of these.


In case you are wondering, the photo on this post was selected by my sister.


El 2011 ha sido un buen año, tanto en lo personal como en lo profesional. Por un lado mi nuevo trabajo, aunque parecido al anterior, me ha dado la oportunidad de hacer unos pocos viajes, con Nueva York, Tokyo y Nueva Zelanda en un lugar prominente de la lista. Pocos pero interesantes, brindándome incluso la oportunidad de dar mi primera vuelta al mundo. Si añades las vacaciones, no es de extrañar que el número de entradas de este año haya sido el más alto de la corta historia de este blog que ahora se acerca a los cinco años de vida. También encontré el tiempo para preparar mi segunda exhibición en Berlín, que tuvo una acogida favorable entre los amigos que vieron las fotos. Por casualidades de la vida, las fotos se volverán a exponer en el 2012, esta vez en su lugar de origen, El Toboso.

El nuevo año empieza más o menos de forma similar, con un viaje a Nueva Zelanda planeado en enero. Si finalmente voy otra vez a Christchurch, espero tener un poco más de tiempo disponible para tomar más fotos. De todas formas, la experiencia me dice que habrá más oportunidades para viajar por motivos de trabajo y es algo que me apetece bastante de vez en cuando.

Aunque todo esto es importante, lo que le pido al 2012 no son más y mejores fotos, sino salud, armonía y amor para mi familia. Nunca se tiene bastante de estas cosas.

La foto que acompaña esta foto ha sido seleccionada por mi hermana.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

Secando hojas de tabaco



Not sure how well it works to dry the tobacco leaves in December in Leipzig, but it definitely adds a touch of authenticity to the shop.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tiovivo de época


Este tiovivo estaba en el vestíbulo este de la estación de Leipzig. Creo que era de los años cincuenta y éste no era el único coche con un aroma y un acabado especial. Una delicia para grandes y pequeños.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Retocando la realidad



La foto de arriba es un anuncio de una cámara que, por lo que se ve, tiene un zoom bastante bueno. Excepto que parece estar trucada (pinchar en las fotos para verlas más grandes). Y si han trucado esto, qué más habrán trucado?

Monday, 19 December 2011

Leipzig - Hauptbahnhof


While my daughter was in the Opera, I went for a walk and ended up in the main train station. They have a few old trains on exhibition. If you add the rain outside on Sunday morning, it makes for a perfect plan.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Natural vignette


I usually add a vignette to my photos before they are framed. I just like the effect. But sometimes, the photos actually look like that straight from the camera. Like this one I took in Augustusplatz in Leipzig some weeks ago.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Outrageous



I took this photo not because of its high artistic content (debatable), but because I thought it was funny to discount 5 cents on a pair of shoes which are 550 euros.


On a related topic, I guess some people must think, how come anybody can spend such an outrageous amount of money in a simple camera?

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Jägerhof - Leipzig


La gracia de esta foto es tener la paciencia de esperar hasta que no pasa nadie para tomar las fotos.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Ópera de Leipzig


A esta foto le falta espacio por arriba, lo malo de no tener un gran angular. Tenía el trípode en la mochila pero estaba lloviendo un poco y era un engorro sacarlo para hacer una panorámica en condiciones (aunque esta foto la hice a pie firme y no quedó mal).

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Products of India


One of the stands had a huge selection of indian spices. Maybe something for the foodies in Berlin. I was just happy taking a photo and I must admit I hardly recognise any of the names.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Rastro en Berlín


This is the photo that got me the bollocking from one of the sellers. After proposing to delete the photo, we got to talk and she gave me her card. This cute bags can also be bought on-line here (not my photos! I have no relationship to the shop nor do I endorse their products).

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Spoonface


Amazing what you can do with old spoons, some imagination and a lot of craft. They are for sale in Maybachufer on Saturday mornings.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

De muestra, un botón...


Visité el rastrillo en Maybachufer el sábado pasado y, aunque es bastante pequeño, había unos cuantos puestos bastante interesantes. Y como reza el título de esta entrada, de muestra, un botón...

I visited the flea market in Maybachufer on Saturday and, although quite small, it had some interesting stands. I got to talk to some of the people selling their stuff there, including a spaniard, one south american, one american and, finally, a German lady who gave me a bollocking for not asking for permission to take a photo of her stuff (not the buttons). I have to admit she was right and afterwards I went around asking for permission, and that´s how I got to talk to all those interesting characters. More tk...