I’ll wait for you an eternity and one day more

I'll wait for you an eternity and one day more

I took this photograph in January. I’m amazed because I have seen the ship and the port in the same condition since I’ve memory, and now I’m 31… It’s in the harbor of Puno bay at lake Titicaca. From Juliaca, my city, it’s thirty minutes by bus and since kid I always loved to go to the old remains of a sea long ago disappeared.

I always have thought that every being, animated as a human or unanimated as a tool, has to fulfill its reason to be. A human has to love, to walk, to built, the mind has to think and be free; in this case I always felt since kid that the ship in the port (at the right) should be travelling across the waters and not just awaiting… I guess it’s due to reading when kid with a certain apprehension the punishment to Prometheus, lying chained for all the eternity being himself a creature capable to travel to the Sun (although in a funnier side perhaps he was punished for go to the sun instead to the innards of the Earth :D) The ship was built by Englishmen by nineteenth century, taken in parts with mules to the altitude of the lake at 3812 metres (12,507 ft) and today if it’s a museum in the next time I’m going to research it.

Time goes but the ship is still there, I guess someday I’d be happy to don’t see it in that place but unchained.

Post-Data: The title is based in a quote from an English phrase or a poet’s line. Mentioned in a conversation between Borges and Bioy, but I can’t remember the ownership of the original expression.

Claroscuro

claroscuro

 

This was more an experiment stacking a circular polarizer and a neutral density filter for long exposures, I would like to have in that moment a graduated filter to balance the sky, too. With film I would need a light meter to don’t waste the film, or experiment but with the issue of need to pay and try to remember what I did wrong. But that’s something that I want to share better in another post.

Actually this photo had a severe underexposure so I took a bit more (photos) correcting the time, but in the computer I liked the vignetting due to stack filters and the mood for the lack of exposure. I just converted to black and white and cropped et voilà, it was ready the food, I mean the photograph, lol.

Ilo Harbour

la mar azul

La Mar Azul

I worked a pair of summers in Ilo city. I am originally from the highlands (12 000 feet above the sea level) but I’ve the attraction of the Sea. And my ancestors have felt it too for thousands of years. The sunsets from the harbour are fantastic, so when I had the chance to pass near Ilo I took a taxi to there… But I wasn’t familiar with the climate, those sunsets are just in summer, the rest of the year the sky has an overcast condition: ouch!

Anyway, there is beauty in everything so I took, stubbornly, photographs in the harbour.

see something there

see, something there

take the chance

take the chance

hidden sunset

hidden sunset

waiting for you forever and one day more

waiting for you, forever, and one day more

The next photograph was made with a Haida ND1000 filter. It helps to take long exposures, if your camera says that the time of exposition is 1/1000 of second then with the filter you multiply by 1000 so your exposure last 1 second. In this case the exposition was half a minute. But that is just miscellaneous; I wanted to create a quieter mood…

a landscape made of dreams

a landscape made of dreams

I was very late to my sunset, late for several months indeed, lol. A few photographs more and to take a bus to travel again. I’ve nice memories from Ilo.

to the treasure island

to the treasure island!

crowded

crowded

Neptune Conqueror

Neptune Conqueror

conciliábulo

conciliábulo