Lemons and oranges

I have learned that the lemons you see here is a variety called “Verna” that is harvested between February and May. These trees have a second harvest of lemons that is called “Redojo” that are harvested during Summer …

The oranges are of course not just oranges … I do not know, yet, what kind of oranges the ones on the photo above are. I do know that they taste good.

… and cats

or rather kittens. They moved into the finca about a month ago now. Here is one of them. They grow fast.

Walking with my camera

Most days I go out walking for an hour or two … rehabilitation after I fractured my ankle. Mainly walking the streets of my town that is not that big. And I bring my camera, of course.

Thought I had walked most of the streets when I discovered somewhere I had not been before. Love when that happens. The view of the town from that spot is kind of “from the back” and there is just so many details to look at.

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Morning light

One of the main sights in my town is the castle. It was first built by the Phonicians, then expanded by the Romans, almost destroyed by the Visigoths in the 5th century and then rebuilt by the Moors.

The castle opens at 8 o’clock in the morning and at this time of the year the sun rises a little bit after 8 o’clock so going up there to see the sun rising and the daylight taking over is a very nice way to start the day.

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Hello September

June, July and August … wow, these months have passed very fast and at the same time very slow.

I broke my ankle the last day of May and have therefore not been able to go out and about as I usually do.

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I have been home … and have had time to sort out all my pics = deleting like half of them. Until Spring I used mainly Adobe Lightroom, a bought version, to organize and develop my pics. However, Lightroom started to crash and when I looked into it, found out that it was due to Mac updates.

I really do not like the concept of subscribing to Adobe so I have downloaded the free Adobe Bridge to help me with the overview and organization of my pics. It is not as nice and easy and convenient as Lightroom, but it is ok, especially because it is free. Quitting Lightroom also meant that I was forced to get to use the Affinity Photo that I bought when it was still in Beta to develop and edit … and yes, it is a rather different routine than doing everything in Lightroom, but so far I am very pleased with Affinity though I still have a lot to learn.

So, over the Summer I have not been out taking photographs. But I have a cool roof terrace that I have been able to climb … on one leg, to photograph a bit. Here is a small collection of the stuff I can see from there 🙂

May

I am looking for light in my house … places, corners shadows. The light in the afternoon by the front door is casting soft, long shadows.

And it is the season for pears. These ones are very sweet and firm.

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February

Have not been out photographing a lot this month. It has been cold and dark … and raining.

Love the foliage on the tree (not sure of the name) and it gets lovely yellow flowers once a year.

The shadows on my neighbour’s house fascinates me. The a car passes by at night, the shadows from the lemon trees come to life.

New Year

Walking the same paths this year, yeah, why not.

And I cannot resist photographing the almond blossoms … they are everywhere right now.

Misty days

Or rather really foggy days in November.

That day the clouds painted the landscape around me in a way that is not very common around here.

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Still around

My 365 project lasted 60 days. I really enjoyed having to take a photo a day, but I got to miss colors … and well, I really did not have the time to spend on photographing and editing.

I have also changed the layout of this site. I liked the previous one, but I had made it kind of too complicated for me to post and it made me feel lazy about posting. My plan is to be a bit more consistent and post more frequent.