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Since the moment i saw Steve Mccurry's stilt fishermen photos, i always dreamed about seeing that scene with my own eyes. Close to Midigama, i could finally found it. They were there, waiting patiently either for some fishes or some tourists. The whole atmosphere there was so photogenic! I jumped into the water and took some nice pictures of them.
6 hours of nocturnal hiking on the most busy period for adam’s peak mountain!
Everything had a special atmosphere! The mix between tiredness and the excitement of being in that foggy scenario full of photogenic faces was so memorable! I felt i was living a scene from that movie “dreams” of Akira Kurosawa (but in Sri Lanka :p ) i think i wouldn’t climb it again, but for sure, so far, it was one of the most remarkable memories i ever had in life!
On the top of Adam’s Peak, people from all over the country was trying to get blessed and interact with the holy symbols! The extremely long queue ended in front of the bell.
The long way up to Adam's Peak is full of breath taking views. While we were still hiking, the sun came up and lightened the beautiful landscape of one of the most beautiful regions of Sri Lanka.
In our last night in Bucharest, we ended in a food festival in the Romexpo complex. There were hundreds of small trucks with different kinds of food and decorations. But the one that really caught my attention was this Corn vendor. With a kind of UFO structure, I was really impressed by the lights of this thing. Nice colors, hun?
By accident, Guilherme and I found this glass covered street in the city center of Bucharest. With the yellow tone, the atmosphere of the whole street is pretty interesting and a nice spot for photography.
When the sun starts to go down, the streets of Bucharest get a dramatic natural light. With all the high buildings, different shapes of lights and shadows start to be drawn by the city. I am usually not used to photograph this kind of scene, but this city was a really interesting opportunity to study some different and new photo techniques.
During the communist era, higher buildings were built around this cathedral with the purpose of hiding this place from the rest of the city. During a photo walk tour, we found this spot and had the chance to spend some time there to photograph the beautiful atmosphere of the place. Really interesting place.
Bucharest for sure is a different place from usual European architecture. In every corner of this incredible city, you can discover new dramatic locations.
Orange is one of the colors that I constantly saw in Bucharest.
I woke up early on Sunday morning and decided to take a walk along the big avenues of the city. Under a passage in the University Station, I finally had the chance to check the place with fewer people than usual and get that kind of soft light that mornings can offer us. Here, the lonely man waits for the stairs take him up.
Watch out!! Crazy traffic here!
The tired lady waits for the street sign get green.
Sunday's golden hour. A lot of people are on the streets. A nice opportunity to practice some street photography style.
The Jandarmeria is kind of military police that you find in Bucharest. As far as I could see, they are pretty present in the city life. They were everywhere. I wonder if it's always like that.
The driver waits patiently for all the people to get into the bus.
I was really curious of how would I photograph the most famous building in Bucharest. I heard a lot about how impressive the size of the palace of the parliament is. And after my visit.. yeah.. I have to agree that is pretty impressive. While I was walking around it, I noticed some workers building a structure in a square near to the building, so I could play with the perspectives and the sizes of the different elements of the scene.
Practicing some street techniques in the biggest boulevard of the city.
We had the chance to take a look above Bucharest in this nice rooftop in the City Center. The sun getting down was bringing that orange atmosphere and typical color of this incredible city. Some girls took the chance to make THAT group picture. I took the chance to register that! Cheers!
Impressive structures can be found in different stations of St. Petersburg. Sometimes you can find something that reminds you a palace. I spent a lot of time just following the metro line and taking pictures of people that were there.
Inside Narvskaya station you can find some symbols from the Communist Era. A really interesting atmosphere over there.
Going down to the metro stations in St Petersburg, sometimes, can be a long journey. People may spend some minutes just in the escalators. Time to check the cellphone or read the news.
It's a Leonardo DaVinci painting. Makes sense?
I can't run from some cliché. I can't pretend that I photograph to national geographic and just know really authentic and hidden places from foreign countries. In the end, I am just a tourist.. so I couldn't avoid of taking some pictures of the most famous church in the city. I grew up with some wrong ideas of Russia, and the top of some churches similar to Kremlin (in Moscow) was always a symbol of my primaries visual ideas of Russia. Pretty naive, I know, but I had the chance to make
Lenin Calling, ladies and gentlemen.
Soldiers walking around the city center.
The Soviet symmetry of a planned city.
I would make a photo series based just on the symmetry from the Soviet areas of St Petersburg. But, well.. this is not my thing... ( Maybe one day I upload the whole set)
I found way more interesting when this old man crossed my lenses. Carrying an old jacket with some military pins, it makes a kind of nice scene, especially with the Lenin's statue pointing to him.
Heading to the south area of Iceland, we crossed some roads full of waterfalls. Because it was getting close to the ocean, the wind was so strong that was shaking the car the whole time. We stopped the drive for taking the picture of this waterfall and as soon as i opened the car's door, my camera lenses cap flew away. Well.. i lost the equipment but at least i registered one of the most incredible scenarios of the island.
I heard so much about the icelandic horses and how friendly they were, that interact with some of them was one of the things that i was looking forward the most to do in Iceland. They are so beautiful and peaceful creatures.
Click, click, click! Don't miss the opportunity for taking some pictures in one of the most beautiful places in Iceland.
I think Godafoss was my favourite spot in the whole island. We got really impressed about the colors of this place. Probably one of the areas that i spent more time photographing. Really worth visit.
The whole country is full of camper vans crossing all around. Every time that we crossed one i was thinking that i need to do a road trip with one some day. It is definitely one of the experiences that i really would like to have in life. The freedom and the proximity with the nature. Oh god... it's on my bucket list for the next years.
No matter the angle, every shot in Godafoss is a nice picture. Photographers from all over the world were there trying to catch the beautiful scenario.
Even after spending a bunch of days exploring the icelandic nature, we could still get impressed by the beauty of this waterfall. The strong wind and the power of the water were bringing a dramatic atmosphere for the whole area.
Iceland has the third biggest glacial areas in the whole world. It was my first contact with icebergs and big ice walls and mountains. It was for sure my favourite region of the whole island. We had a really blast time exploring the south and cold region of Iceland. Amazing. One lifetime experience.
We went for a boat ride to try to find some whales. I was not sure about how cool could be this adventure, but as soon as we saw some whales exactly under us, i felt my heart full of passion and warmness. Simply amazing!! It was a really incredible experience to be so close to those incredible animals and the real wildlife. I felt like was in a Discovery Channel program. I will, probably, start to explore more these kind of activities. Just need to start to save some money.
Sounds a bit silly, i know, but i was almost crying when we reached the big big ice walls. One thing about roadtripping in iceland, is the fact that you spend a lot of time inside a car, so you have a lot of time for reflections and get lost inside your own thoughts. It's a kind of therapy. It's not just tourism. When we reached the south and got in touch with this scenario i was so impressed with the amount of incredible things that we saw till the moment that i all the mixed feelings were coming at the same time. Incredible moment. Something that i will never forget.
My mom playing with some ice rocks.
My parents staring the beautiful scenario of the ice mountains. I was some meters away from them and could take this nice shot of the moment. This picture represents a lot for me. So beautiful and poetic.
We walked for almost one hour into the rock desert to reach the point where this plane crashed in 1973. The structure of the plane is still there and it is a strong and visual place to visit. But be prepared: it is a long and boring walk till there. Those guys had a better idea than us and went there with bicycles.
This beautiful family were in the side of the road that we took to go to the south of Iceland. When i saw then i asked my dad to slow down the car to photograph them. Lovely, no?
This "mars" atmosphere is one of the top scenarios of Iceland. The volcanic water smells so bad but has a strong visual with the fog and surrounded by the orange ground.
The volcanic waters smell so bad. This girl couldn't stand it for long time.
If we could go to mars, probably we would see something like this. Well.. at least is what they say... Amazing, no?
The colourful group of tourists gave a perfect art direction for the black rocks in Vik. I love her clothes and their attitude. So vivid!! And, by the way, did you notice the guy on the top right corner? :)
EN: it was almost sunset on our way into Sahara's Dunes when this man appear on the horizon to give a special touch to the scenery. I waited till his shadow would be aligned with the horizon line to give this dramatic effect to the picture. What amazing place to visit. One of the most incredible visual experiences i had in life.
PT: quase no pôr do sol da nossa jornada para dentro das dunas do Sahara, esse homem surgiu no horizonte pra dar um toque especial pro cenário. Eu esperei a sombra dele estar alinhada com o horizonte pra dar esse efeito dramático pra imagem. Que grande lugar pra visitar. Uma das mais incríveis experiências visuais que eu já tive na vida.
EN: Hassan was the name of the guy who was guiding our Dromedaris through the dunes. His blue clothes make a nice contrast with the yellow/orange sands of the desert giving us a very photogenic scene. I was really impressed how fast he could walk the dunes. It looks so easy, but if you try, you will get stuck easily on the soft sand. What interesting person!!
PT: Hassan era o nome do guia dos nossos dromedários pelas dunas. Suas roupa azul fazia um belo contraste com o amarelo e laranja das dunas, nos dando uma cena muito fotogênica. Eu fiquei muito impressionado com a velocidade que ele caminhava sobre as dunas. Parecia super fácil, mas ao tentar, você fica preso rapidamente na areia fofa do deserto. Que pessoa interessante!
EN: The couple stopped the car to take a break from the long hours driving and enjoy a little bit of the view. Reading about travelling in Morocco, we could learn that going around with cars is probably one of the best options to know the country. It's really beautiful. The scenarios changes so often that is impossible to not stop for appreciate it.
PT: Esse casal parou o carro próximo a nós para apreciar a vistar e dar uma pausa nas longas horas dirigindo. Lendo sobre como viajar pelo Marrocos, aprendemos que viajar de carro é uma das melhores opções para descobrir o país. É realmente bonito. Os cenários mudam constantemente que é impossível não parar para apreciá-los.
EN: This man was preparing his show for the people who were walking around the beautiful landscapes of Ouarzazate. He deal with lizards, scorpions and snakes while he plays his flute. ( if you pay attention, you will notice a scorpion walking on his face) Well... to be really honest, the show was a bit strange and not that catchy, but his figure was really incredible. Specially with colors. I couldn't not photograph it!
PT: Este homem estava preparando o seu show para as pessoas que estavam passeando pelas belas paisagens de Ouarzazate. Ele interage com lagartos, escorpiões e cobras enquanto toca a sua flauta. ( Se você prestar atenção, vai ver um escorpião caminhando sobre sua cara). Bom.. pra ser bem honesto, o show foi um pouco estranho e não muito cativante.. mas sua figura era realmente incrível. Especialmente pelas cores. Eu não podia deixar de fotografar.
EN: Another moment from the man with the snakes
PT: Outro momento do homem das cobras
EN: How can not fall in love for the colours of this city?! Everything is so photogenic here.
PT: Como não se apaixonar pelas cores dessa cidade? Tudo fica tão fotogênico aqui.
EN: The streets of Chefchaouen is an invitation for photography. On every corner you can find something useful for an interesting picture. Here, when the sun was going down i could use it the ray of light to highlight the man crossing the streets to go back home.
PT: As ruas de Chefchaouen é um convite para a fotografia. Em todo o lugar você pode achar algo útil para fazer uma fotografia interessante. Aqui, quando o sol estava baixando, eu pude usar o raio de luz para destacar o homem cruzando a rua para voltar pra casa.
EN: The scene is: kids playing soccer. Where else in the world every of their clothes are in blue tone and a ball in a vivid yellow? Chefchaouen, or course.
PT: A cena é: garotos jogando bola. Onde mais no mundo todas as suas roupas seriam em tons de azul e a bola em um amarelo vivo? Chefchaouen, é claro.
EN: The woman was crossing the front of the candy store. With strong look and matching clothes with the whole scenario, i couldn't let this click go away.
PT: Uma mulher estava passando em frente a loja de doces. Com um olhar poderoso e uma roupa que combina com o cenário todo, não poderia deixar de clicar essa cena.
EN: one street musician in Fes Medina. Actually he was not into playing the music really well, but maybe just get some coins from people around pretending he could play this instrument. Well... just by the way he dresses in this amazing context i think it was enough!
PT: um músico de rua na cidade antiga de Fes. Ele, na verdade, não estava lá muito interessado em tocar a música muito bem, mas apenas ganhar umas moedas das pessoas enquanto fingia que tocava esse instrumento. Bom.. mas apenas pelo jeito que ele se vestia nesse contexto e cenário incrível acho que já era o bastante!
EN: Hey, Mr. Donkey. Who are you waiting for?
PT: Ei, senhor Burro! Quem você está esperando?
EN: The worker from the tannery giving a look full of attitude and determination. Probably it's really difficult to work in a place like this. So many heavy leather pieces to carry and sink on different tanks. Beside the fact that is really really smelly. A working day over there must be pretty tough.
PT: O trabalhador do cortume com um olhar cheio de atitude e determinação. Provavelmente, é muito difícil trabalhar em lugar como esse. São tantas peças de couro pesadas para carregar e mergulhar em diferentes tanques. Sem contar o fato de que é um lugar muito muito fedido. Um dia de trabalho lá deve ser bem puxado.
EN: I loved the scenario of the tannery. I've never been in a place like this before! It was full of different textures and heavy colours and we can spend a lot of time paying attention on the workers taking care of the process of leather preparation. A really eye catching place.
PT: Eu adorei o cenário do Cortume. Eu nunca estive em um lugar como esse antes. É um local cheio de diferentes texturas e cores pesadas e além disso você pode passar um bom tempo prestando atenção nos trabalhadores trabalhando no processo de preparação do couro.
EN: I saw that guy standing in front of this yellow wall and in the beginning i was a bit afraid of shooting him. There was absolutely no movement in the streets when i was close to him. But after some moments i decide to point and click it really fast. He didn't give a single small of reaction. He was completely lost in his own thoughts and totally ignored my presence there.
PT: Eu vi esse homoem parado em frente a essa parede amarela e, no princípio, eu estava um pouco receoso de fotografá-lo. Não tinha absolutamente ninguém na rua naquele momento. Depois de alguns instantes, decidi apontar a camera e clicar muito rapidamente. Ele não demonstrou um único sinal de reação. Ele estava completamente perdido nos seus próprios pensamentos e ignorou totalmente a minha presença lá.
EN: on our way back from Marrakech to Fes, we stopped in a tiny town where a horse performance was going on. Here, the horse riders were listening to the final instructions before the presentation.
PT: quando voltávamos de Marrakech para Fes, paramos em uma pequena cidade onde uma performance com cavalos estava acontecendo. Aqui, os cavaleiros estavam escutando as instruções finais antes de começar a apresentação.
EN: An old man slowly walking through a square close to the gates of Fes. Full of style, it looks that he is dressing the same city color scheme.
PT: um homem caminhando lentamente por uma praça perto dos portões da cidade de Fes. Cheio de estilo, o homem parece estar vestindo o mesmo padrão de cores da cidade.
EN: I didn't have idea that there was snow mountains in Morocco till we cross the huge Atlas Mountains. Actually you can see it from lots of different places, since it is a very big mountain area. In this picture, i loved the contrast of the sheep eating in a sunny area with the snow mountains as background.
PT: Eu não tinha ideia de que existiam montanhas com neve no Marrocos até cruzarmos pelas enormes montanhas Atlas. Na verdade, você pode ver de diversos lugares do país, já que é uma grande área montanhosa. Nessa foto, eu adorei contraste da imagem das ovelhas comendo em uma área ensolarada com as montanhas de neve ao fundo.
EN: Back to Merzouga and before hitting the road again, we stopped to take a look on a far dune. I was very lucky to catch the moment when this camel started to run into our direction! :) Maybe with this image could take me to NatGeo for wildlife photograph!!
PT: De volta pra Merzouga e antes de pegar a estrada novamente, nós paramos para dar uma olhada em algumas dunas distantes. Eu tive muita sorte de conseguir capturar o momento exato de quando este camelo começou a correr na nossa direção! :) Talvez com essa foto eu possa parar nas fotos de vida selvagem da NatGeo!
EN: Soccer was all over Morocco. I saw so many people playing it, i talked so much about it with random people, i played with some children and even went to watch Champions League match with the locals on a tiny tiny city (Thanks for our Berber guide who accepted a foreigner in their bar) Here, you can see a field in the middle of 'nowhere'. If there is space, there is soccer. Lovely! Just like Brazil.
PT: O Futebol está por todo Marrocos. Eu vi muita gente jogando, falei muito sobre isso com pessoas na rua, joguei bola com algumas crianças e inclusive fui assistir uma partida da Champions League em um bar local numa cidadezinha minúscula. (Graças ao nosso Guia Bárbaro que permitiu que um estrangeiro assistisse um jogo no bar deles). Aqui você pode ver um campo de futebol ' no meio do nada'. Se tem espaço, tem futebol. Assim como no Brasil! Muito Legal.
EN: around 5pm we went to the see some rocks near Tinghir city. The scenario was absolutely fantastic. I felt a bit sad about not having wide angle lenses to register how tall the place was. But the most incredible thing was the colours of it with the light incident. It was a deep orange. I bet they could shoot an Indiana Jones movie around this area. Really Beautiful and worth visit.
PT: mais ou menos as 5 horas da tarde, nós fomos visitar um paredão de pedras próximos a cidade de Tinghir. O cenário era fantástico. Fiquei um pouco triste por não ter uma lente mais aberta para registrar o quão alto era o lugar. Mas a coisa que era mais incrível eram as cores dos paredões com a incidência da luz. Um laranja escuro. Eu acho que poderiam filmar um filme do Indiana Jones nessa região. Muito bonito.
EN: At the street market, you can find all kind of meat. If you can stand for some gore scene, maybe you shouldn't go there... sometimes you also find some images that you were not really looking for. Goat heads. Yek. Disgusting.
PT: No mercado de rua de Fes, você encontra todo o tipo de carne. Se você não suporta algumas cenas mais nojentas, talvez você não deveria ir lá... alguma vezes você pode ver coisas que não gostaria. Cabeças de bode. Blé. Nojento.
We lie down in the beach to chill in a perfect sunny day when this man just crossed in front of us. Smoking his cigar full of style he was the most photogenic person that i saw in months.
We left our car in a village and went for a LONG walk in direction of the old fort of Angelokastro. After maybe 2 hours walking (even when all the locals said that would take just 20 minutes to reach it) we finally got in the top of the hill to check the view of Corfu from above. The view was amazing and the colours of the place is still so vivid in my mind.
We heard about a small spot around Paleokatrista where you could chill by blue waters and be surrounded by high rock walls. There was a trampoline there and we were jumping into the water for long minutes. After that i gave a break and start to photograph the area. Here is one of my favourite spots of Corfu Iceland. I wish i could go back there again.
After a long drive till the north of Corfu iceland we reached the ' Canal D'amour'. A place that, i have to admit, was a bit frustrating, but still with a nice visual. From there we could see Albania in the other side of the Sea. We spent some time imagining how long would it take us to reach it by swimming. Do you think its possible?
The advantages of having a supermodel girlfriend: Every shoot is a nice picture. Exactly in this place we were discussing about how ' repetitive' could be some regions of Europe. I noticed the light and shadows of the place and as soon as she turned back to change the street, i took 3 pictures of her. This is one of them. Repetitive or not, Europe will always be super charming and catchy for me. I love this scenario. It is so beautiful and romantic.
Walking to the train station, we saw a movie set getting ready for shooting. It was something about war. They recreated the Nazi Berlin inside Prague's nowdays streets. I decided to go back and take advantage of the incredible scenario and atmosphere that they created. They didn't let me take pictures of the movie, but i could take some photos of the trucks. When i saw the soldiers, i freaked out. Oh shit! This is so cool! Look those colors, this building, these clothes and the cars. The sensation of seeing second war's atmosphere was really strange, but i really liked the final picture. It looked SO authentic for me!
The people from the movie's production came to me and ask me to not take pictures of the movie shooting. I could just walk around or photograph the cars and some extra characters. Not problem! Around the corner there was this couple resting on the window shop and they caught my attention right away. For make more speacial, suddenly the drivers started to take the cars to the set. That was my opportunity! I just framed everything and caught a scene from my own imaginary movie. Looks cool, no?
The woman was taking a picture of the city. The man was taking a picture of the woman taking a picture of the city. I was taking a picture of the man who was taking a picture of the woman taking a picture of the city.
The bridge, the castle, the river. Of course that you need to take a picture of it when you are in Prague. It is so charming and impressive, that even the most cold person is going to feel cozy and warm walking along the incredible scenario. The sky was so blue and beautiful, and i just waited for some birds get close to me so i could put some move in the picture. Not the sharpest image, but every time that i look at it, i will have a good memory about the days spent in Prague.
One tiny little street in the middle of Prague's city center, caught our attention. It was dirty but charming. Me and Larissa stood there for a while for taking some pictures of the scenario. When we saw those doors, i just asked her to go in front of it. Her clothes and her beauty matches so perfectly with the atmosphere of the scene. Easy picture, and one of my favourites.
People freaks out about the old clock in the most famous square in Prague. Every hour, the tourists get together to see the clock working for the hour change. I stood under it and then just pointed to the crowd to see their expression. Fascinating! I can spend a lot of time checking everyone's expression on the scene.
This is the view from my balcony. I was giving a break from work when i noticed this man slowly walking along the street. Couldn't resist to take a picture of the monochromatic scheme that is now here in this picture. His clothes, the leaves, the bicycles, the bench... every color matches so well. Lovely warm colors for a cold autumn day.
The night is falling down and now its time to clean and close the food shop!! A nice scene and a nice light! Bis morgen, leute!! Good night!!
After two grey weeks in a row, finally we had a sunny day in Berlin, so i decided to take a walk to enjoy the autumn until we still have colorful trees. At Kottbuser Brücke i saw 2 guys feeding the birds and decided to click it. I focused on the animals and not on those guys, to try to get different positions of the birds, and in the end i was pretty satisfied with the result. The beauty of the simple things.
Bicycles... Bicycles everywhere! Along the crazy and wild bike lanes on the urban side or even in more chilled parks... it doesn't matter! The bicycles are all over the city!
The "I amsterdan" lettering is probably one of the most iconic places in town for everybody that is visiting the city, at least, for the first time. Lots of people just climbing it to take a photo over it. It's a classic. I went behind it and was paying attention in how many people takes a photo there at the same time. There are so many. Could you count it?
These images were really fun to shoot!! First of all, i love the contrast of the amusement park with the old buildings behind it. And i could also enjoy paying attention on the different reactions of the people playing on it. Some people were loving it, some people were hating it. I think i will upload the whole sequence of the ride. It is so funny to see the expressions on frame.
Me and Anna were walking around the town and suddenly, close to a tourist spot, we saw these two lonely musicians playing a very soft and friendly version of the brazilian hit 'Ai, se eu te pego'. What a surprise! I love when i see or hear a brazilian thing when i am with a foreigner friend. Good work, guys! Michel Teló salute you!
In Riga's central market, there is a building just for meat selling. A kind of creepy atmosphere over there. It looks like a slaughter, with all the animals pieces just hanging on the wall like if u were inside the butchery fridge. It was a bit difficult to shoot inside because people was avoiding visual contact over there. I took this one when the woman was not paying attention.
Close to the castle in Turaida, the colors of the forest really caught my attention. I was impressed about the yellow and red trees. It was the first time in life that i was really inside nature during the autumn in a northern country. I want to explore more of this moment of the year in the next one. Definitely its on my list a nature travel during those months in 2017.
Next time you think you look cool, you should check this picture. Look at his jacket, the leather gloves, the skinny pants. This old man was in a corner smoking his cigarette in that cold and grey day just showing to the rest of the city how you should dress when you want to be authentic cool. What a lesson!
I was planning to take a panoramic shot of Valleta. I really like the color atmosphere of this country, so i thought it would be really easy to have something that i would enjoy. When i found the spot, i notice that just some meters away there were some friends jumping into the water from the platform. I just walked till there and waited for them to jump for a better click. It looks so symmetrical, no? Maybe they often practice those jumps.
I really like boat trips. But in the other hand, i really hate it. We made a small fisher boat trip around the Blue Window in Gozo. In my mind it would be something super calm and enjoyable, but when the boat crossed the giant rocks and went to the open sea side, the waves were shaking the boat so much that i was starting to get really afraid. I have to admit that i am a bit scared of sea. So i just took a quick shot from the beautiful colourful scene, and then just grab again the life jackets. God, help me!!
I really liked the shapes and colours of Blue Window in Gozo Island. This was definitely the place that most got my attention in the whole country. Exploring around, i saw some people jumping into a kind of natural swimming pool over there. So i sneaked into some rocks closer to them to photograph the moment.
That's a picture of my mom and my dad. We decided to meet in Malta, and explore those islands together. It is so good to have my travel inspiration so close to me at least in this opportunity, since we live in different continents. They know A LOT of the world and have been already almost everywhere! They are together for years and years, and i really admire how they are still good travel partners. I really wish some day i will find my partner as well. Love and travel, new experiences exciting for 2 people. I really admire that.
It was 3:58pm when my dad said to me that if we hurry, we could see the canon explosion on the top of the old fort. We started to run over the city trying to reach the point in time. We arrived there exactly 4:02pm. I thought it would be ok... but no. It was too late. We missed. The guy was just cleaning the canon. A bit frustrated, I took a picture of it just to remind me that next opportunity we should be more careful with time.
I knew that would be almost impossible to photograph the whole Sagrada Familia with my 50mm lenses. But i couldn't miss the opportunity to, at least, try to get some shots from that stunning building. And actually, in the end, that was pretty easy. I was getting closer to the church when i saw that couple on a really rare moment of ' loneliness' on a touristic point. I felt that they would obviously make that classic selfie picture, so all that i needed was to wait and capture them kissing with that amazing background. Thanks, guys! I wish you all the best for the couple!
Visit Montserrat is a really nice day trip when you are around Barcelona. It was my second time on those rock mountains, but first time with a camera. I was trying to shoot the silhouettes of the mountains when this girl just came into my frame. She was trying to film something, but the lights from the top was giving her some extra work to get a good result. Good for me. I made her struggle moment into this picture.
I was walking around Born when i crossed this man that looked very anxious. He was under that beautiful and strong red neon light just shaking his hands and looking for both sides. He was, obviously, very nervous about something that i will never know. Maybe he was waiting for some deliver or some clients. Who knows?
Walking around Gothic Quarter, i saw this lovely scene. The man creating some water bubbles for the kids, and they, of course, having so much fun. Well... specially the orange shirt one. The other one was a little bit more shy... just staring the scene a bit distant! Hey, dude! We can see easily that you are dying to play too. Go for it!! Forget about your new clothes and enjoy your childhood. There is no time like this.
I arranged to meet Barbara at the Bunkers on the top of the city to enjoy the view. But when i got to the place to wait for her, it was already completely crowded. "Oh shit! I should have come earlier." Those girls, clearly, were smarter and faster than me... So they saved the best seats in the mountains. Well... good for them, but also good for me! At least i got this nice shot. I really like the vibe of this picture.
I was really curious about the famous gondolas from Venice and didn't get any disappointed with it. It is really charming. But well.. a bit expansive for a lonely traveller. Maybe the next time i can go there with some company and experience the ride... but for now, i had a really good time just shooting it.
After my friend's wedding, we took a big and slow boat and went for a ride along the Venice's river. Really amazing atmosphere and really beautiful scenario. You can find all kind of boats riding around. What incredible place!
In the middle of Venice's Labyrinth there was this man. He was not trying to sell anything. He was just there saying hello to people walking over the bridge. After i crossed it, i turned back to photograph him and captured the exact moment that he was giving some compliments to this woman. By her expression, i think it was something nice. No woman can resist the Italian charm.
One of the attractions of Mostar is those guys that jumps from the high old bridge. They stay the whole day pretending that they are going to jump to get more attention of the tourists. After collect certain amount of money they perform the jump. It’s crazy.
Dubrovnik has this color pattern. This is a view of old town from the top of the fortress.
We were inside the boat from Hvar to Split for long boring hours. Everybody was getting a bit annoyed about the travel. This kid barely could wait to jump out of the boat.
The idea was pretty simple. There was this bus leaving Mostar at 5am, so we could stay partying in Bosnia till 4am. We would pick our things and then sleep during the journey back to Croatia. We were driving for hours and i woke up with the sunlight melting my face. I opened my eyes and saw exactly this scene: The beautiful Jadranska Magistrala on background and my good friend sleeping with his back to the view. As I felt sleep with my camera on hands, it was a quick shot. After that i woke him “Hey,Dude! Wake up! look around what you were missing”.
Me and Antônio decided to talk to a local fisherman to do a boat trip around Zadar. We asked him if we could help with the fishing that day. The guy was really nice and taught us a lot about Croatia and Zadar history. He was really confident about himself and set those fish baits to show us how you fish in Croatia. We were expecting to get lots of fishes, but in the end we just caught two. Frustrating…At least we had some pork and fruits inside the boat to eat during the trip.
The guy was paddling in the ocean for very long time. He was coming from ‘i don’t know where’ but he was quite good on that. It’s really difficult to paddle those kind of boats... specially if you are alone and in the middle of the ocean.
It is really crazy to see how Mostar still have the presence of the war in their culture. Those little kids were just walking around holding their fake machine guns and shooting invisible enemies.
Mostar still has lots of destruction all over the town, so it keeps the memories of war still alive to everyone that goes there. It is not difficult to find buildings bombed or full of bullet holes.
All animals of this sanctuary were rescued from villages where, in the past, was allowed to use elephants for some work. The animals can not be set free in the forest, otherwise, the wild elephants would kill them. That's sad. But, at least, now they have a place to stay and live in peace. I asked: "Hey, Mother! Gimme a smile! You and your family are so cute!" So, she did it! Smilephant!
I was coming back from Railay Beach and the boat driver guy came asking me if i would like to buy some weed from him. He was trying to sell me a big bag of it for a very reasonable price. But I told him that i knew that i could get in trouble if i get caught smoking in Thailand... And even that, the next day i was leaving that city. So i couldn't. He kept trying to convince me to do the deal with him for the whole journey back to Krabi. In the end it was pretty boring keep saying that i wouldn’t do it. But at least, in the end i had the chance to get this image of him.
The baby elephant was the cutest thing in the whole trip. It's impossible to not fall in love with this friendly and beautiful animal. Here, Blake was taking some pictures of him.
This is one of my favourite pics ever. Those 3 guys were basically the definition of ' happiness'. I really don't know their story, but something magical was happening that moment. They were striking poses, screaming, playing and jumping into the water like kids that see the ocean for the first time. The lady in pink was holding her camera and did not miss the chance of photograph their moment. And neither did i.
This guy just stopped me when i was walking along the river of Krabi town and offered me a boat ride for a certain amount of money. He told me a really sad history about the fact that he need the money for medicine and some dramatic stuff. I said 'yes, why not?'. The boat ride was nice and i made some good pictures. In the next day another guy, in another part of town came to me with the same story. Oh man... It is so easy too fool a tourist, but i think you should invent your own story!
In the south of Thailand, to get to some places you need to drive through the ocean with some really thin and long boats. In the day that we were going to Phi Phi islands the driver told us "yes. we can take you there. but be prepare for waves." I look from distance and thought that would be really ok... Fuck, man. It was one of the worst experiences on boats. The waves were HUGE, and the boat was bumping up and down. We were in a group of 7 and everybody on the boat was really frightened. Except for this man, of course. He was just smoking his cigar, driving the boat through the ocean and don't giving a fuck for anything. Another routine day for him.
One of my best memories from Thailand was to ride the scooters all over the islands paying attention on the nature. It was one of the closest sensations of happiness and good vibes that i ever had in life. It was my last day in Koh Phangan and i rented a motorbike and went to the ‘Secret Beach' in the north of the island to chill a bit and watch my last sunset there. I do not know what phenomenon is, but there is a certain moment during the day that the sky and the sea gets really white. And the whole thing mix in just one. I saw this boat coming and could photograph the contrast of it. Nice view, no? But i bet that the guy inside the boat had an even better one.
I really wonder what this man in his fancy 'food-motorbike-minitruck-whatever' were doing. He stayed there for hours didn't paying any attention on what was going around him. Maybe he was watching some movie on his mobile.
I was in Chiang Mai at the rainy season. It means that every day, at some point, it would start to rain (a lot, btw). I was under a marquise just waiting for the rain come to an end, when i saw the monk with the orange umbrella walking along the wall creating this colour contrast.
A group of men came to help the blind guy with some information. While they were trying to help him, i was taking pictures of the scene and one guy was sleeping inside the taxi on the right top corner. Take a look at his feet!
The same group of the other picture. But now with the whole group. Striking poses like Power Ranger or something like this. Really nice group. Different colours and pure happiness and good vibes.
I was walking around the Sunday Night Market with Bekah when we saw this little kid performing a dance. Full of nice movements and smiles, she ended her show giving a really easy-to-understand message "put your money inside the basket, please". Ok, girl. U deserved it!
This is one of my first visual contacts with monks. It was hot as hell in this day and i saw this guy walking holding a fruit shake from the next store. I thought "what a curious scene", so i took the quick picture of it. Later, I had the chance to talk to some of them and realised how my idea about monks was completely wrong. Really interesting and friendly people. If u have the chance to go to a country that has this culture, spend some time talking to them. It's worth it for sure.
We went for a skiing trip in Czech Republic and one of the things that really caught my attention about the place was this bad-ass old man. It was snowing non-stop and this awesome guy was walking around the streets holding this dead fox and dressed in this stylish way. I remember that i didn’t have much time to set the camera, so i lost the focus on him. But, well.. u can have the idea of how cool this man was. I lost all my other pictures from that trip, but luckily i saved this one. Oh, boy! I wish i was friend of this guy! Probably he has lots of good stories to tell.
We went to Krumme Lanke to spend the sunny saturday close to the water. Someone had the good idea of put a rope in the tree to jump in the water. After the first kid did the first move, a big queue was created.
Budapest by far is one of my favourite cities in the world. If i didn’t live in Berlin, probably i would try to move to this amazing, fun and pretty city. Everything is so photogenic! The colours, the buildings, the faces. Exactly like this old man here.
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After a long day cycling around the city, i decided to stop on Tempelhof Feld to check the sunset. This was the best decision of my day. I climbed the tall chairs there, put some music and chilled watching this incredible sunset at the park. I saw this lovely couple just enjoying the moment and i had to photograph the romantic scene. Love is beautiful. Specially in places like that. =)
I was waiting for a friend in front of a späti close to my old flat in Kaskelstrasse. I noticed this dog playing staring games with me. We kept staring each other for 5 minutes. After that I took a picture of him and he started to bark so loud. Maybe he doesn’t like to be photographed. “No flash, please.”
I woke up really early that day and decided to go for a long and lonely walk in Budapest while my friends were still sleeping. When i finally get to the top of the hill, i saw this little girl playing on the stairs of the Citadella. She was having a lot of fun, and i had a really nice pic of her.
Me and Leonardo was just taking a walk around the Keleti Palvaudvar area. We were searching for something cheap to eat, and close to big stations usually its a good place to search for it. While we were above the stairs to get to the station, i’ve just saw this couple. I don’t have idea about what they were talking about, but she just grabbed his head and give him a kiss. Nice attitude of her, nice scene of them and a nice picture for me! Thanks, couple!! I wish the best for you!
These streets magicians around the globe still keeps people’s attention. This trick is old, but the guy was performing under a really hot sunny day. Probably it was around 35ºC and he was there, standing alone in the middle of the square with his long dress. I love the contrast of the whole image with his friendly smile. Brave artist. We gave him some good tip. He deserves it, at least to buy some sun lotion or cold water!
I was chilling at ‘Bain de Paquis’ in Genebra and started to pay attention on the people jumping from the high trampolin. I though it would be a nice opportunity to take some photos of the scene.
Mauricio, Matheus and me was doing those free walking tour at Krakow’s Old Town when we noticed that little girl feeding the birds. She thrown them some food and when all those birds came together at the same time, she had mixed feelings about being afraid and impressed about the scene she created. I really liked her reaction. I needed to shoot it.
Sometimes is good to remember that we are latinos. And we know how to party like no one else. We had some caipirinhas and went for a walk at the beach. We found this party going on not very far from our place. Lots of live instruments, smiling people and and good vibes.
Santiago joined us 3 days later after the beginning of our trip. He came to party with us and travel around. I really liked the colours of the stylish car he was driving. This is the same car that broke on that other picture.
We were road tripping around Uruguay when Santiago's car just broke in the middle of the road. Everybody went out to take a look on it - except me, that don't understand anything about cars - I went down to pee and take a walk along the road. When i was coming back, i saw this precious scene: just one guy really fixing while the others were just watching and, of course, supervising it to make sure everything was going ok ;)
Antônio always told me that he could just sit somewhere and stay watching the nature for hours. So, here he found a full plate to entertain himself . This part of the beach is completely crowded by sea lions.
We live for days like these. Good beer, good food and good friends playing soccer at a beautiful beach.
This day we cooked Space Cake and went for a walk in the beach. Oh, man. What a crazy trip. I was completely high and was really difficult to concentrate in things. Some people from the kiosk came to us and start to promote the party for the next day. I was not paying attention at all when this really old dog came to us and start to bark. I thought "My god. Look this animal! What is his problem?" I photographed him barking and really liked the movement of him. I like this picture because it brings me to real image the blurred memories i had from that day.
EN: my dad gave a break from our hiking track to pee from the top of the train bridge. He created a natural waterfall of around 143 meters high. I wish i had wide lenses just to click the whole scenario.
PT: Meu pai parou pra fazer xixi do topo da ponte. Ele criou uma cascata natural de cerca de 143 metros de altura. Eu gostaria de ter lente mais amplas para fotografar todo o cenário.
EN: My mom walking full of style into the darkness of the train tunnel.
PT: Minha mãe caminhando cheia de estilo para a escuridão do túnel do trem.
EN: A brave guy crossing the bridge with his motorcycle. I couldn't do that. Get on a heavy machine over the old and shaky wood bridge? No way! But he did it! Yey!
PT: Um cara muito corajoso cruzando a ponte com sua moto. Eu não poderia fazer isso! Subir num máquina pesadona e cruzar a velha ponte que tanto sacode? Tô fora. Mas ele conseguiu! Yey!
EN: My friend Leonardo playing his songs to the mother nature. I hided myself behind some plantes to take a picture of the scene and in the end i really like it! This place is in our house in the country! One of my favourite friends in one of my favourite spots in the world! :)
PT: Meu amigo Leonardo tocando suas músicas para a mãe natureza. :P Eu me escondi atrás de plantas pra fotografar a cena e no final eu realmente gostei dela. Esse lugar é no sítio da minha família. Um dos meus melhores amigos em um dos meus lugares preferidos no mundo! :)
This is one of my favourite beaches in Brazil for sure. I have lots of good memories about this beautiful place. I was with some friends walking through the hills and we decide to give a break from the walking to enjoy the view. This cow had the exactly same idea. She was there, in the top of the hill just checking the view. Hell yeah!! What a nice scenario, hun?
This one is on the day that my niece was born. On this picture, all attentions on the baby. The dad, the family, the cameras inside and also mine, of course. My brother, in blue, was touching his daughter while waiting for the doctors finish the procedure. “Hey, Stop Crying! Everything is fine and the doctors are coming to you!”. Just for curiosity, Her name is Manoela.
San Telmo in Buenos Aires. I could spend a whole month there photographing that neighbour. So many interesting people and shops. In front of ' Starbucks' ( by the way, i think it was one of the only huge cafe chain in the street) there was this guy, smoking calmly his cigar and dressing with militar clothes. I hided behind the corner and took just one click: this one. After that, i think he realised my presence there and just went away. Shit. I wanted more time to take better pictures of him. He looks so cool, hun?
I was studying lights and shadows with my friend Bruno. I think it was a productive day for it! We caught some nice images over there.
Like every big city in the world, people walk fast, mind their own business and don't look that often to the incredible place that surround them. I waited for the signal get red and went to the middle of the street to take some pictures of Argentinians. I like the composition of the image, speacially with the monument on the back and those kids noticing my camera pointed to the crowd. They just were not fast enough to gave me a smile. Pff! that's ok! Thanks, Kids. I loved your eyes and move anyway!
Pay attention on their expressions. Their authentic pain and hope. For almost 40 years, those women are protesting in front of Casa Rosada in Argentina's Capital. Waiting for an answer that they already know, they want a position from the government about their missing family during the military dictatorship period in Argentina's history. They are the ' Mothers of Plaza de Mayo'. Keep demonstrating their faith and sending a clear message to the whole people of Buenos Aires. Incredible!
This is one of my favourite pictures ever. There was a huge queue in front of the Vienna State Opera this day. The reason: an opportunity to get very cheap tickets to see the concert inside. I had already heard about this, but i was looking forward to see it with my own eyes. I was expecting just to find some tourists or students there, but to my surprise it was full of different kind and style of people - as you can see in the picture. From the tourists sitting in the floor to some really well dressed guys that probably are more experienced and have already brought their own chair. Culture for all.
This was one of the best views of Sa Calobra's road. We stopped the car for a break and those bikers also did it. I love how the blue from the sky mix with the blue from the ocean. So strong colors.
Berlin Tempelhof is a really nice park that is in the area of an abandoned airport. Really nice to go there with friends to make some barbecue or to cycle. Specially during the summer. I always wonder how is inside the hangars of the airport.
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