26 January 2011

photo contest


A quick hello to show you my two submissions for a photo contest here in Vitoria. This is the famous Jone wearing the traditional dress worn by Basque folk dancers. Each region of Spain has their own traditional outfits, music, and dance. My favorite comes from Asturias where dancers dance to bagpipes. Something you wouldn´t normally associate with Spanish culture. OK, you´ve just learned your one new thing for the day...  
You´re welcome. ;)

¡Dos besos!

52 comments:

Joyce said...

I know you won't need it, but good luck my friend. In my eyes you already won! Keep us posted. xo

Allison said...

I am fascinated that so many countries still embrace traditional dress. I enjoy the "Dirdl" and "Lederhosen" that one sees in Germany and is often associated with Oktoberfest.

My only question is... what would be the traditional dress for America? Perhaps jeans and sweats? ; )

likeschocolate said...

No, I would have never thought of bag pipes. I wonder who had them first Spain or Scotland. Didn't the Spanish go to Scotland?

Leslie said...

I would be hard pressed to choose between the two. I love the rich reds in the first photo (and the reflections you've captured), but I also love the geometric patterns in the second! I'm with Joyce. First prize goes to you!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Hi hi ! You're welcome as well!

Nice photos

Juliette said...

love them, esp the top one!

and wow, bagpipes in Spain, huh? made from goat bellies? or? Did they come up their own version, or adopt the Scottish ones? So curious now..

renilde said...

Beautiful, good luck!

Zosia said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for the contest.
I love the photos, especially the red skirt and its reflection in the side surface in the top photo.

Li + Belle said...

The traditional clothes look beautiful. Black, red and white fit perfectly. Your daughter is almost as old as mine and they have similar thoughts. :)
I wish you luck for the contest.

kpaints said...

Those are just beautiful choices! I love the tranquility in them. Have fun!

Bichos da Matos said...

The first one is stunning, love the red! Good luck, sweet Jane:-)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

So beautiful, Jane!! OX

Janis said...

Love the juxtaposition of old and modern - and you're photography is a winner either way - xo

Kristina said...

Both photos are fantastic!

Besos y abrazos a tu tambien ;) (It's been a while since I learned Spanish). Do you speak the language of Basque region? What's the language called? Basquian??

Holli said...

Beautiful!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

good luck with your submissions, jane! you're a winner already...

KathyA said...

Mille grazie!

Mlle Paradis said...

love it all! the fullness of the skirts, the red, the laced slippers. good luck with the contest!

Kaylovesvintage said...

well done Jane

Dorte said...

good luck with the contest Jane. They are gorgeous!

Loree said...

The red skirt in the first photo really stands out. Good luck. Lovely images.

ibb said...

Love the first shot...incredible beauty.
Good luck. Next time tell me a word and I will be your asistant...

Rie said...

I love the first shot = the reflection is cute!

ticklishfromadistance said...

You are so good.

ladybug-zen said...

wonderful! best of luck, Jane!! :)

nata said...

Ah…… pollit euskal herria

Joanna Jenkins said...

These photos are so rich-- I'm sure they will shine in the contest.
xo jj

Ocean Girl said...

I really love the second picture. It is like a painting.

Cobalt Violet said...

BraVO!
You should win. Can I call tell them?

Reyes said...

I love, love the first one! Best of luck! (I do all my craft work at night, I guess that is why I am so sleepy all the time!). Besos hermosa!

Joy said...

2 beautiful photoes. My heart went to the first, but then... I love the second one too!

flowtops said...

Love the second one. Good luck!

lespommettesduchat said...

toujours admirative de tes photos...
Belle soirée :)

Sammi said...

Good luck, I love those photos.

I knew that about the bagpipes. It really annoys people when you tell them bagpipes are from Spain and not Scotland :D hee hee

lobo said...

lovely!

Ian said...

Yes, good luck.

ladyfi said...

Bagpipes and Spanish dancing - lovely!

What fabulous photos! The Swedes still wear their traditional regional clothes on many occasions too.

cindy said...

i love the both ... you're a winner in my book, already! enjoy your weekend!

Laurie Chaney said...

Like velvet..

jgy said...

Exquisite!!

nathalie et cetera said...

wow! the best of luck. these are great!

D@ny B@rello said...

Is amazing how you can capture and highlight the right way every time
in particular ....... I love the way you have to show everything through the photos .... I probably need to learn a lot from you
Two Kisses

Ritva said...

what a red!
an interesting conversation between tradition and modern- even the reflections!
and the second one, again you have captured the atmosphere- you clever lady!

you asked about my camera- it´s nikon E8800- i have had it 6-7years now, a friend in need is a friend indeed ;)
i guess there are much better cameras available, but we know each other quite well,camera and me- and that is a huge advantage... for me ;)

Barb said...

Brings back memories. My hubby and I took a Basque dance class while in San Sebastian. I don't remember any of the steps, but I remember the instructor saying "Bat, Bi, Iru, Lau" (don't remember how to spell those Basque words)

la ninja said...

lots of bagpipes in north-western spain, man. different regions too.

preciosas fotos. ¡buena suerte!

la ninja said...

oh yeah, I'm keeping warm. are you?
how's the weather there?

Don said...

Yes, I am now just a wee bit smarter than yesterday!

Good luck with your photos. You have my vote.

melski said...

wow! these are amazing! thanks for your congratulations :)

soisses said...

very nice. it`s a pity, that the traditionell cloth are not very in. in germany just in the october & especially in munic.

have a good start into week!

kari said...

now that's interesting, spain and bagpipes - very interesting.
Good luck to you in the photo contest.

Galit said...

These are great Jane!! I especially love the first one - such interesting colors and depth. I've looked at it for a couple of long minutes to enjoy all the little details.
Good luck at the contest!!

Mulot said...

I love this foto, this contrast is very funny ! Bravo Jane

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