23 March 2011

Just got back the first roll of film from my trip to Madrid last week. We had beautiful weather which made it hard to get any work done. Here are a few shots of the Parque Retiro. I just sat on a bench and watched the world go by. One of those moments when you realize you don´t need much... ;)
(I´m starting to fall back in love with color film. There was a time when I would only shoot in black and white because I was just too cool. But I really love the feel of these.... Or maybe I´m just not cool any more.... ;) (My kids are NOT available for comment;))

51 comments:

Mlle Paradis said...

oh yes you are cool. loved the water droplets and trees in the last post and the boat riding looks SOOO inviting.

happy spring!

Loree said...

I love B&W too but sometimes it feels like a photo has to be in colour to tell the whole story. I really like the second photo. Would love to be there right now.

liza said...

Wow. These are just great! Color film and you go well together.

RosaMaría said...

you are more than a cool person!!

and LOVE all the colorful photos that you share with us!

Shokoofeh said...

Wonderful photos, Jane! Really gorgeous! xo

Virginia said...

Unas imágenes maravillosas. El Retiro es un lugar con mucha vida, ideal en esta época del año.

tanïa said...

Beautiful moments! Love the Angel and the amazing clouds!! :o)

P.S.: Don't know if Coco and cats go together...Paula isn't a cat dog, although she was together with kitten when she was a puppy. Obviously she forgot that, now she barks at any cat that comes in her view. :o(

TG said...

lovely pictures!! love all the colours!!
PS: thank you fo visiting my petit blog!!

inna karenina said...

wow, Madrid looks beautiful! after seeing the photos I guess I must plan a trip to Madrid before returning to Finland :-)

Isabelle said...

the clouds are amazing ... and I can't wait for the blossoms

Line said...

you are cool my dear don't beleive what you children are saying!!

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous photos! I am glad you had a wonderful trip!

And So I Whisper said...

Lovely photos of one of may favorite places. I lived in Madrid for five years and used to go to the Retiro at least once a week. Nice!

ladybug-zen said...

well, cool or not, they are lovely photos.

Ocean Girl said...

I looovve the colors!

ladyfi said...

These photos are wonderful! Love the colour of the blossoms and those wonderfully dramatic clouds!

Miss Zen said...

And you're so gifted with color: wouw those clouds ! You're right at the end we don't need much

MT Days & Nights said...

the pictures on your blog are breathtaking...I've always wanted to go to spain and now I want to go even more!!

l i s e said...

hello jane
love these clouds
and thanks for your nice words
xxx

Zosia said...

I would like to jump into that big puffy cloud like in a pile of pillows and let the little guys from the first photo watch over me.

Maggie said...

wow, that last photo of the clouds is stunning.

Holli said...

These are amazing!!

Design Elements said...

beautiful photos!

Don said...

"All the world's a stage"... beautiful photos.

Ritva said...

just too good to be true!
you and your photos
and The Miss Spring!
hugs!

Adèle said...

El Retiro,I was here one month ago! flowers on the cherry trees and green birds, it was Spring!

Janis said...

The blues, the blues ! and the serenity under the blossoms in the park. Gorgeous Ms Jane!

RNSANE said...

The photographs are incredible. With today's photo editing, I no longer do black and white film, I just make my picture black and white if I want it that way. Not a true photographer, I guess.

anushka said...

you are so genius. these almost look like a black and whites with a hint of color. i love seeing through your lens. one day your kids are going to know how cool you are. but, they probably already do...

Valerie said...

those clouds !!!! so stunning i can't see anything else ! wow.
film looks great. i've never had any other SLR than the one I have now :(

Angie Muresan said...

They are lovely! How I wish spring would come to my town as well.

maja said...

beautiful, colour is the thing ;) i love the nuance of the water in shot nr 2.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

ha ha ha.... those clouds were posing now! ha, and park life... mhmmmmmmm.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!! xo

Joanna Jenkins said...

The view from your world is VERY cool.
Thanks for the great pics.
Happy weekend, jj

lucylaine said...

beautiful photos!!!

lamediterrània said...

Wooooow I'm so amazed by the second and third photo...I mean THAT LIGHT is awesome! How could you catch it so well?
So you're back on old film cameras?
I'm thinking of taking my dad's old reflex film camera to a trip to Toulouse so that it'll be a bit more romantic than just taking digital photographs and being able to modify everything in them.
i don't know why but I always loved how non-digital cameras catch the instant. Digital are more...i don't know more artificial.
As always I ended up taling about me...
I'm glad you're going to Madrid to live, it's a great city with a huge cultural offer,which will be such a good thing for you and your family.
Bug kisses!

cindy said...

you're cool! love the flowering tree, but that's no surprise :). enjoy your weekend!

Jenny said...

So gorgeous! I'm jealous! And, not just because I'm not cool!

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cate said...

you definitely don't need the black and white. these are amazing, jane. your eye just keeps getting better and better and better.

please! these are essentially cool and so are you, love.

Reyes said...

Yes, we did have some lovely weather here last week and your photos capture the color so well... and the Retiro is just so lovely! Besos
You know my father loved Frias, I don't know how many times he portrayed it in his paintings. I loved your photos too, you are a great artist my girl.

KathyA said...

I think you're very cool!!

And the photo of the clouds is MAGNIFICENT!!!

julia said...

I love your photographs. I used to feel so superior, using only b&w film. I got over it.

natsumi nishizumi said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Love the color of clouds...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog!

Allison said...

Jane, your photos have gotten lovlier than the last time I was here. I do drop by from time to time, but often don't have the time to tell you that I did... surely you remember back to the days of one year olds... wheh!

But I just wanted to let you know that a big "wow" always escapes my lips when I do get a chance to stop by, relax, and soak in.

Hope all is well with you.

nathalie et cetera said...

ahhhh! superb!!!
black and white has different purposes than color. i think they both are great.

Rocio said...

Que a gustito en el Retiro !!!

kenza said...

Beautiful... Parque del retiro... what a jewel! Your clouds are splendid. Yes... we do not need much and at times we forget! Thanks!

AG Ambroult said...

wow wow wow. These photos are amazing. Yes, please continue shooting in color, if it means you'll share more beauty like this.
and you are about the coolest woman I "know!"

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Stunning photos of a beautiful city.)

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo