29 October 2011

and now for something completely different

The other day I had the idea to shoot fog... up a mountain... at 6:30 in the morning.... so I called Berta... who agreed to come with me. .. I know.... with friends like me... ;)
It turned out to be one of those surreal experiences where we just blended in with the nature that surrounded us. Wild horses came to give us kisses, herds of sheep walked between us, and the sun dance on the mountains in a beautiful light show. Coffee and home by 10... surreal...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all your lovely comments! I haven´t been around because I´ve been studying for my Spanish driver´s license. I´ve been putting it off for about ten years now and Jorge has finally given me a deadline. It´s really hard (she writes whining...) I´m up to the part about trucks carrying livestock... Only in Spain...

XXX


48 comments:

Paco Sales said...

Unos paisajes preciosos, muy bien captados y al final un cafe calentito, buena jornada fotográfica, un abrazo

oceangirl said...

woho Jill, beyond awesome. Good luck on your driving test.

Juliette said...

I once took a surreal walk in the mts of Romania; so wonderous! Glad you had one, and the pictures to prove it!

Good luck on the driving test thing. I am SUPER glad my Mass. license transferred over here in Germany, phew! We would've been out 2k+ Euros otherwise -insane!

RosaMaría said...

sounds perfect Jane!
can I join?
xo

la casita said...

and it's fantastic...I would come with you at 6.30 am too to shoot fog :D
I love the title too (big fan of the Montys)

Zosia said...

Trucks carrying livestock - just like this white Sean the Sheep and the horse. All the photos so tranquil and peaceful. Good luck on the test.

Rie said...

Wild horses.... Trucks carrying livestock.
What an awesome life you live!!!

And So I Whisper said...

Good for you!! Good luck with the exam... we have that part also in Costa Rica ha ha

kpaints said...

Wow, what a morning for you both...unbelievably beautiful! Well worth getting up for...right?

Joy Stevenson said...

Wonderful photos! Good luck with driving license!

Ida Thue said...

Gorgeous place and pictures! Good luck on the driver's license :-)

Francesca said...

it was well worth it! what camera are you using these days, Jane?

Kristin said...

great shoots. Early to get up and walk was worth it!

Anne said...

well you certainly succeed - wonderful shots! the first two are magical! good luck on the test!

ibb said...

You need some help?
Love those photos...love that magical place...
Are you here tomorrow afternoon for a beer?

tanïa said...

Aah, kind of peaceful, quiet and relaxing series. I imagine I can even breathe that fresh morning air of the mountains!

Good luck for your driving test! Think of all the idiots that are already on the road, so you will manage easily!! ;oD

nathalie et cetera said...

oh beautiful! i feel the coolness. your friend must have been very happy you put her up to this.

Ignacio Santana said...

Hola, Jane!!!...pues has tenido una genial idea...las fotografías invitan a escaparse por tan preciosos parajes y pasar un día diferente, lleno de sensaciones, luz, color y serenidad...gracias por compartirlas!!!

He disfrutado viendo tus últimos trabajos...me ha gustado especialmente esa serie sobre La Rioja...muy buena!!!


Un abrazote...ah, y mis mejores deseos para que apruebes el carnet de conducir!!! ;)

Holli said...

WOW!!!! These are AMAZING!!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful series Jane!!! Glad to read you.
The first is a Japanese painting ;)

elisvermeulen said...

is this where you want to take me to?
:0

Sammi said...

I want to take my driving license in Spain, it is much easier than England. My friend is from Venezuela and he has just taken his, he has been driving around on an expired Venezuelan license for 18 years!!

I love the pictures, as always Jane! Although I don't think I will be seeing 6,30am any time soon. xx

ladybug-zen said...

sounds like a wonderful experience. the photos are beautiful and i KNOW that "cafe" at the end was divine.

likeschocolate said...

Good luck on your test. I am surprised you don't have one, but I might not either if we lived in Europe. The small streets terrify me. I would rather take the bus or train.

un-arc-en-ciel dans le lavabo said...

deep breath ! this is awesome ! feel free to give me a call whenever want to go for a hike again !!! ;)

Anacleta Coqueta said...

Qué fotos tan bonitas!

kelly said...

Those pictures are fabulous! There really is something magical about shooting in the early morning when the rest of the world hasn't really gotten started with the day yet.

dorteinmalaga said...

what a beautiful landscape and good luck with your test. i'm happy i could just change my danish one to a spanish one without having to read about livestock etc :)

aimee said...

Absolutely amazing! Good luck with that drivers license! :D

flowtops said...

If only the drivers license could be obtained by riding that horse...

Beautiful shots!

Nicki

Loree said...

Good luck with your test. Lovely photos. It must have been wonderful to be so close to the wild horses.

Satin and Souffles said...

Wow these photos are stunning! Wish I was there :) Good luck on your driving test! I still haven't passed mine :s x

ladyfi said...

Wow - that first shot is stunning. Definitely worth getting up for!

Good luck with the driving test!

Cindy said...

good luck ... you can do it! love these shots. new, old, same, different - it's all good!

alexandria said...

Wow, what a super idea! These are very beautiful photographs.

Joyce said...

You are the only one that can make fog look so beautiful!
Isn't Berta the gal who was with you drinking a beer pulling a cow of the mud?!! I miss you! xo

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

no worries. strange rules anywhere, in europe, but i wish you ALL the best. you'll pass with flying daggers (i know, i'm mixing up proverbs here, as usual).
just show 'em a picture of two of your beloved spain, and that could work as a treat too... ahem.
n♥

Isabelle said...

I miss the mountains ...

la ninja said...

well, indeed.
that fog...

Joanna Jenkins said...

Those are views worth getting up early for-- Gorgeous!

I can't imagine what it must be like to study for a driving test in a different country. Getting that license will be a major accomplishment. Good luck!

xo jj

Theresa said...

Good luck Jane!!

Don said...

So refreshing! Like a breath of fresh air. Remember... no texting while driving.

Ken Mac said...

magical

Liza said...

Oh my!!! SO beautiful.

Cobalt Violet said...

Good lord woman. You're killin' me.

kristina - no penny for them said...

what a great morning that must have been - i can feel the crisp air... such a lovely series!

Leslie said...

I haven't visited in a while - I forgot how beautiful the world is, through your camera lens...

Rocio said...

Oh Jane! Suerte con el carnet de conducir!! A mí me costó una enfermedad....y una pequeña fortuna!!

Gorgeous pictures!!!