Today the afternoon greeted the eyes and heart with touches of beautiful sunlight and patches of blue in the sky. So many hours and hours of grey tones, rain and inclement weather set me in low power mode, I need light, a light that does not come enough from humans as it would be nicer lately, light that throws away confusion, light that pierces the veils that blur my senses and feelings. Nature is still providing, gifts like these keep me going, reminders that say that hope is still a valid word.
Going to new places isn’t everything about going inside caves even when the main purpose of the trip is caving. Last week some caving friends and I returned to the Sierra Gorda, a region of Queretaro in Mexico to enter a cave that is located about two kilometres from the entrance to another cave we have visited several times before which is named “Las Ardillas” (The Chipmunks). The cave to be visited this time is “Las Ardillas 2”, asked by the locals, they wanted us to make a scouting inside, checking the status of previously installed gear and make a judgement about the conditions inside. The day we got to the place we couldn’t find anybody near until a young woman got there and we had the chance to ask her about “los señores”, she told us that they would be there about 6:00 p.m., so we waited, finally they arrived at about 8:00 p.m. In the meantime we laid on the floor, chatting, and some of us making some pictures. I grabbed my Fujifilm X100S and spent the time pointing the lens at my partners and the sky, from the latter snaps playing composition with the clouds here is one.
The rain season brings some really spectacular views of the Sky! This images are from a few weeks ago (tough these kind of clouds can still be seen these days). On a windy afternoon I went outside home with the Fuji X100S and while amazed by the power of Nature I pressed the shutter button a few times. I really enjoyed making use of the power lines in the compositions, and the light that was falling on the street.
¡La época de lluvias ofrece unas vistas del Cielo realmente espectaculares! Estas imágenes son de hace unas semanas (aunque ésta clase de cielos aún puede ser vista éstos días). En una tarde con mucho viento salí de casa con la Fuji X100S y mientras me maravillaba ante el poder de la Naturaleza oprimí el botón del obturador unas cuantas veces. Realmente disfruté el hacer uso de los cables de energía eléctrica al armar las composiciones, y la luz que estaba bañando la calle.
El vidrio va sustituyendo a la piedra y el concreto a medida que se llena de modernos edificios el paisaje de la Ciudad de México. He aquí uno de mis primeros encuentros visuales con esta tendencia arquitectónica.
Glass is taking the place of stone and concrete as the cityscape of “Ciudad de Mexico” is filled with modern buildings. Here is one of my first encounters with these architectural tendency.