Sunday, December 28, 2008

London bridge is falling down... Chronicles of a long journey, part I (London)

So, my long journey started in London. We didn't have much time in London, actually just a few hours, 6 to be more precise. But it is against my religion to just stay put and wait in an airport without taking a peek outside... So this was my first real incursion into London, a place where I've stopped before to catch flights to other places. It is a bit ironic that I first got to know the US and not a city that is so "close to home"... But it was very interesting to have this perspective of London, now that I have lived in the US for half a year. Things do make more sense now! Starting at the fact that people actually care for greater causes (like in the US)...
... going on to the "small pub culture"... never without fish and chips and burgers, of course!
Out of all of the places I've visited so far, the US and UK are still the only ones where you see men in suits riding bikes, wandering in the middle of the streets. An interesting and eco-friendly phenomenon!
You still get the feeling of being inside a movie... all the movies and shows really make you get a sense of familiarity with the place that you just don't get with other cities. All these places really ring bells inside my head...

... you also find small cozy corners, lost in the middle of the city...
... absolutely stunning Xmas decorations...
... and things that you ONLY find in UK!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A dolphin view of the world...!

It has been a while since I've posted last, mainly because I've been traveling 180º around the world... That placed me in the extreme opposite from Portugal, New Zealand, the most amazing place I've visited until now. There are tons of photos, and lots of stories to be told, but while I don't get the time to write them down, I'll leave you with a dolphin view of the world. To all the wildlife photographers who photograph these wonderful creatures, I admire you, because taking great shots of dolphins is VERY difficult. They are extremely fast and playful, and it must be somewhat like horses - you must learn to anticipate their movements. However, most of the time they are under water, which makes the task... well, a bit more difficult. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And finally, the horse.

The crazyness and the joy of being alive

The "horse power"...

The intrigued look

The dust...

The mirror

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Horsey details

How many details of your horse do you miss everyday? Have you taken a time to look at him... Notice the real look on his eyes, get to know him on the ground before you mount. Let him be free and be a horse, and he will show you what he is truly made of. Notice that most bay and dun horses ears' tips are black. That he'll be curious and explore everything thoroughly, and be very intrigued about the mirror...
Just as you never fully know a person, you might never fully know your horse!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just a few more (Red Bull World Series Air Race)

Yes, I know I promised them all, but it's so late here... zzzZzzz... selecting photographs is an NP-complete problem, for those who know what that is, so they will understand me :-) Anyway, a selected few just from the beginning:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Let's look at the air race trailer!

Today was a crazy day... I was with at the media center for the Red Bull Oporto Air Race 2008 all afternoon, in the sun, taking pictures of crazy pilots doing absolutely stunning moves! This is just a preview... More to follow :-)