flowers in lisbon

i walk my dog three times a day and one of those times is during the afternoon for a long 45-1h walk. sometimes more, sometimes less, according to the time i have and the weather itself. during summer i tend to have longer walks i guess, though it’s hotter and makes no sense on a first analysis, but i think it’s more pleasant to take walks on a sunny day, rather on a rainy or cloudy day.

this happens to be one of my favourite houses, just for this gate and these flowers! how beautiful are these colours together?! most of the times there’s someone in the garden sitting, so i passed by this house several times before i had the luck of passing by with no one there! i don’t have the guts to just ask or take a picture without asking. i always feel that people will feel strange to look at me taking a picture of their house, though it’s for such a beautiful reason – it’s a beautiful house.

ok, so this you might not understand but this picture above was one of my favourite pictures of the entire summer roll! i loved the colours and soft shades, and the way sun reflected on the white base and spread the light to these vases. and the fact that these were cactus also helped for the desert feeling! i have no idea where i took this photo, but i think it was here in lisbon. maybe yes, maybe not, who knows?

oh bougainvilleas, got to love these in so many colours falling on these walls… i have one myself on my backyard, but it’s still tiny. maybe one day i’ll have photos from it a lot more glorious like these!

camera: yashica tl electro x
film: kodak portra 160

ps. i will try to adjust the exposure on my photos too next time, i always adjust for slight overexposure, but with all the sun it gets too much! oh and i have a b/w roll to pick up from the lab, which i’m so eager to get!

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spring walks & botanic gardens

one of my favourite things to do on my neighbourhood is to visit both botanic gardens i have up and down the street. one is considered a regular botanic garden and the other one is the tropical one. so, in a matter of minutes i can be in two places where there is always a lot of delightful details to capture and i’m also able to relax, because usually these are quite peaceful and quiet. last weekend i took my film camera with me and decided to try my new film – kodak ektar 100.

i think that maybe these three last ones are my favourites! i was a bit disappointed though when i looked at the scans on the cd. i always ask in the lab for the cd and no prints. but i think i’ll ask for some prints this time and scan them myself. i need to check the quality in hand of this film! because i might have something special to share in a couple of weeks! stay tuned!

camera: yashica tl electro x
film: kodak ektar 100