This is an oldie, I took it six years ago with a compact HP digital camera with a fantastic Carl Zeiss lens. Since then I love Carl Zeiss lenses. It’s in my hometown Juliaca, the train was crossing the Maravillas river and it looked as an scene from a century ago so I took the pics and from three it was my favourite.
I processed the jpeg archive but now I see that I used so much noise reduction. But anyway the photograph looks great to my eyes and, as an amateur, I couldn’t ask more. If it make me happy and it don’t hurt others then I don’t care if another guy thinks different.
Today I took photos with a broken film camera, tomorrow it gets to the lab so I hope there will be any worth to show here ;-)
I like to wait the moment. I see something or some action in the near future that I think deserves to be recorded, so I wait… I prepare my old Sony R1, gently I handle it like a medium format camera with a waist level viewfinder, the zoom is manual so quietly I graduate it to the exact point I want it. The moment is coming: there is nothing between me and the image I see in my mind.
Inhale. My hands take the weight of the camera anticipating the shot.
Exhale. In the last second I am ready, I take just one shot and nothing more.
happiness in La Paz
toward a shinning world
Basílica San Francisco
she’s the centre
under the lights of giants
man observing the tower tower observing the man
in this book is the whole city
And that was all. I had to go so I went to home.
she’s not coming
quickly the sunset is ending
The name of the architects that I could find as the buildings authors are:
- Edificio Hansa (the taller building in the respective photos) by Arq. Juan Carlos Calderón (“Green thoughts”, “Under the light of giants”, “Man observing the Tower, Tower observing the Man”, “Read the light” and “Magic light”)
- Pasarela Pérez Velasco by Arq. Diego Marquez Burgos and Arq. José Marquez Pereira (“Mesmerizing clock”, “Organic lines”, “Generations”, “Antena”, “Happiness in La Paz”, “Toward a shining world”)