23 January 2011

san sebastian, coffee, and film

I took these a couple of weeks ago in my favorite coffee shop in San Sebastian with my Pentax MZ-50. (That´s how long it takes to develop black and white film in my town.) A nice little lesson in the virtue of patience. Then again, living in Spain one has got this pretty much mastered. ;)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

P.D. Si alguien es de Madrid, estoy buscando colegios para mi hijo que va a empezar con bachiller. Si me podríais aconsejar alguno os lo agradecería :) ¡Un abrazo muy fuerte!

P.S. Conny I can´t get to your blog. Help!

60 comments:

kpaints said...

Love my visits here and thanks for stopping by mine! I think I eat enough almonds...I shouldn't have to use almond oil! Ha!

Emily Young said...

I love the first photo, with the high angle looking down on the coffee-drinkers! Looks like a still from a movie.

Enjoy your weekend!

Ritva said...

talking about black and white, here and there (in my place too :))
it´s completely "black" now- it´s night and i think i should go to bed... see you (better) soon!
hugs!

Ocean Girl said...

Living in Spain gives you such creative materials!;)

I never print black and white, don't even know where to start.

Enjoyed your photos and envy of your Spanish. Happy Sunday Jane.

Purple Flowers said...

I love your B&W photos!

ladybug-zen said...

wow! exquisite b&w images there, chica! love, <3 & LOVE all of them :)

happy sunday

ladyfi said...

Your posts are like photographic essays. Just gorgeous!

Li + Belle said...

B / W fits very well with the mood and the subject. Like it very much.

wishiwasswedish said...

Geniales! La última en especial...!!
Eso que cuando vine a San Sebastian no sé ni siquiera si entré en alguna cafeteria...me encantó la ciudad!!!
Viendo estas fotos creo que voy a tener que volver :)

kristina - no penny for them said...

oh jane, these are absolutely wonderful!!

happy sunday!

HilariOus said...

like the photos

Isabelle said...

this coffee shop looks like a great and cosy place ... happy week end to you too !!

D@ny B@rello said...

I love this pic's in B&W, are some naturals!!! If the same of live in one word black & white.....
Excelente!!!!
Kisses

soisses said...

i love the pictures. i want to go for a coffee now ;-)

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Patience is like your black and white... good and beautiful ;)

Have a sweet sunday

lamediterrània said...

Hey I had never saw you speaking spanish!
I loved these pictures, they make me feel so warm and the smell of coffe and hot chocolate is here in front of me :)
big kisses janey!

la ninja said...

fab shots. want a latte now.

ha ha. I'm sure living in small towns in spain helps develop your patiente, hun. however, I reckon small towns in holland, the states or anywhere else would be the same thing...

Ian said...

I especially like No.3. That is a great photo.

nathalie et cetera said...

superb series! I have a B&W film in my camera right now. Looking forward to see what comes out of it.

wood & wool stool said...

watching your photography i can smell the coffee! how do you do that?!

RosaMaría said...

beautiful! I love you are living there and you are sharing with us those amazing shoots!

después de leerte en español puedo imaginarte hablando como toda una española!

Leslie said...

love these... there's just something about film photography. it's worth the wait!

Don said...

Ahhh...loving life in the slow lane.

Anonymous said...

Jane, I have a friend living in Alcobendas and that she is "psicologa" in one school in Madrid. She has been working there for some years...maybe write email to me saying what kind of school, area and so on and will ask her if you want.

Ibabe

Croatian_Latina said...

Me encanta el ambiente del lugar. Somehow taking black and white pictures adds essence to the photos. love them all!

marti said...

my hometown! koh tao! it is a great place...lo más parecido a los cafés de America. molan las fotos

Lollipop said...

those are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!
thanks jane.
take care
xxx

inna karenina said...

oh, how beautiful!

Holli said...

These are fantastic..... wow!

anushka said...

you are the best. it feels like a celebrity has visited my blog when you drop a line. ; ) i'm so inspired by your photos and succinct passages. i think i could live in spain because st. maarten has taught me a lot of patience too..

KathyA said...

I love these photographs!

Barb said...

Oh, I love San Sebastian. Hubby and I spent 6 months there in the early '90s.

jgy said...

gorgeous and elegant, a meditation on the perfection of coffee in today's world:))

Francesca said...

Love the B&W, and the bilingual post:)

Elisabelle said...

such beautiful photos!!!!

likeschocolate said...

Great shots! Looks like you have a great time too.

Sammi said...

manana manana (i miss my Spanish keyboard)!! those pictures are beautiful!

Loree said...

Beautiful shots. I love B&Ws.

lespommettesduchat said...

Tes photos sont sublimes !
Il y a quelque chose de spécial dans les photos en noir et blanc...
Bonne semaine

simplycaitlin said...

Love these shots. Gorgeous black and white.

anna said...

These pics were worth waiting for!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

what beautiful pictures. It was worth the wait, come one look how lovely you captured the mood. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your beautiful blog.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Jane! These are gorgeous. LOVE them.

natsumi nishizumi said...

These b/w photos are gorgeous! I would like to visit there oneday...

Dana said...

One word Jane -- Photoshop.
:) D

Reyes said...

Hello! Where are you finally going to live? I think it would be a good idea to check the schools near your home, this is so big that you can spend a lot of time getting to and from school. Besos

cate said...

it was worth the wait, jane! these are so lovely.

p.s. good luck with your sewing... believe me i will be sending you little sympathy hugs. there's a bunch more drudgery sewing waiting for me, too. bah!

Kristina said...

Fantastic set of photos!! I wish I could live in Spain.

If Jane said...

lovely!!!

L'Atelier said...

these are so amazing. i adore monochrome and am even more impressed that you shot them with film. as you said to me the other day- only one chance! the result is worth everything, the wait (really 2 weeks?) the risk -really all they are wonderful

Conny said...

Ahh, Jane ~ sorry 'bout that. I'm in the process of changing Hidden Acres Studio ~ so I promise you won't need a password once it's up and running again. I'll let you know when the link is good again (probably some time in Feb.) and I'll let Teresa know too for the CV.

I love you B&W work as much as the color ~ such awesome pictures! Cheers~

melski said...

gorgeous! i especially like those bikes in the first image :)

Kasia said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i started photography in black'n'white. seems a far cry from what i'm doing these days, but b&w still really does it for me though. thak you for this subconscious reminder. the mood is smashing.

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful B&W, Nostalgic and modern. I can't remeber if I have seen B&W from you before.... I don't hink I have.

HilariOus said...

i loved spain thru u
n fact i think i'll make a visit.. but dont know about people opinion on Hejab and islam

eventhu, i think it worth thu

Ignacio Santana said...

Original y encantadora serie de fotografías, Jane!!!

Un gran abrazo!!! ;)

liza said...

These are really beautiful. You have such talent. And I hope to visit San Sebastian one day - it is one of my sister's favorite places on Earth.

bicocacolors said...

Fantásticas fotos y fantástico plan para un domingo con frio!!!
me ha gustado mucho esta entrada Jane!

MUS said...

llovely combi! ...and cosy place

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