In August 2020 Hurricane Laura brought death and mayhem to the Gulf. Unfortunately over 30 people were killed through its deadly path till the landfall in Cameron, Louisiana and over 70 deaths will be the final count. The forecast models predicted the correct landing point just a few hours before the actual touch-down (something around […]
Independence Day in 2020 was… well, just like any other celebration during COVID: a pale image of what it could have been under more normal circumstances. This didn’t prevent us from wandering around the Harris County looking for signs of the event to come. So ‘Big Daddy’ with his Texas Outlaw and Red Rhino Fireworks […]
OK, May 2020: another Summer is approaching and my Winter theory that the COVID would not stand the Texan heat is not supported by the numbers. For several reasons, none of which is of interest to this blog, my workload during the rest of the year ramped up exponentially. Add to this, the constant concern […]
Exactly 365 days since my last post. We were eating Blue Bell ice cream like there was no tomorrow, no idea of what the next days, weeks and months had prepared for us. At that time, it was 19 May 2020, there was not a vaccine for COVID yet, travelling to Europe was possible but […]
It was early 2015 in a Saudi westerner compound, when we heard about Blue Bell ice cream for the first time. Our friend was so in love with this Texan brand that, according to her words, there was just nothing like it. We could not check out ourselves, though, but the curiosity grew. We still […]
This is another amazing photo remake of the original comic from Marta! Soon after landing in the US, we’ve immediately noticed how easy you meet people dressed up weirdly. I don’t mean when you put on the first shirt at hand just to go out 5 minutes and buy the milk, no. I mean: really […]
Awesome: this year my favorite picture is also the one that YOU have clicked the most. Cool: we have common tastes when it comes to photography! I chose ONE to close the 2019, a year that I will remember for several positive personal experiences and, photographically, for some longer term projects. Those projects will require […]
It’s quite some time I don’t write about street photography so it’s time now for me to go into something more theoretical than usual. In the past couple of years a photographic concept captured my attention. After shooting thousands of street pictures (many thousands, actually) either in small towns, villages or big cities and metropolis […]
We arrived exhausted at the end of November: Thanksgiving 2019! The year has been extremely intense, lot of work and less space for us compared to the years in the Middle East. We’ve been delighted by our friends and former neighbors who invited us for dinner: they’ve been travelling the world for work, with all […]
Thanks to Dave for suggesting us the Renaissance Festival: a huge event in Todd Mission, about 1 hour and a half from home. According to the organizers, each year over six hundred thousand people attend to the fest: my first concern when I hear these numbers is always: ‘how about the parking?’. Followed by other […]
This is a photo remake with some additional background of the famous comic ‘Closing Time’. In Marta’s original, the protagonist finds herself obstructing the closing activities of our preferred breakfast bar: her coffee mug is almost full however, too hot to drink. As the bar employees begin to send acoustic and visual signals such as […]
Kelby’s photowalk 2019 in Galveston gifted us a great sunset in a pleasant Texan evening well worth the few miles. We met with the guys from BAPC (Bay Area Photo Club) and joined the stroll: Galveston knows how to entertain tourists and locals and we felt more on a vacation than just at the start […]
For the #MondayWindow fans, this picture taken in the beautiful Galveston while taking part to the Scott Kelby’s 2019 photo walk. I liked the contrast of the two buildings’ style while the incoming sunset painted a nice orange and blue palette. Taken with Canon 5d Mark III, 24-105 f/4. Post pro in Luminar3.
Graceless, ugly and horrible when looked too closely, so close that every detail is revealed. Sometimes it’s better to hold back, refrain from digging too much, enjoy the big picture. Bath in the radiant grace of the whole, behold from afar, position yourself beyond the misery of the tiny detail.
There’s a subtle and not negligible psychological difference between seeing a wild animal in a reserve, park or at the zoo and stumbling upon it while jogging down the street, a few meters from home. Now when the wild animal at issue is a rather ‘biting’ one such as this gator, one should at least […]
Got some tickets for the Astros last week-end when the home team played Seattle in a very slow game ended 2-1 for Houston. We chose the Saturday game to leave the Sunday for home-relax: a pity because the very next day the score was 21 (!!) to 1. Anyway, below our lessons learned from our […]