Rafael Rojas Photography

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A piece of sand...


Hi there. We decided to spend finally some "real" holidays, one of those where you do nothing besides staying with your family, eating and going for a stroll at the end of the day...With these quite different specs needed for this kind of trip, we decided to rule out deserts, mountains and far away shores, and come to one of those places I would have never chosen for a photographic foray. A nice little house by the "slightly built" mediterranean shore, with a swimming pool and nice BQQ. However, I could not avoid taking a camera with me (ok, two cameras) and decided to squeeze some opportunities around, avoiding any kind of preconceptions and just forgetting about the "need" of getting some nice images. I must confess that as a real lover of the sea, I normally think more of cliffs, rocky shores, wide tides and atlantic waves crashing under heavy skies as the perfect marine environment. This is why, even if Spanish blood runs through my veins, I normally feel quite un-attached to the Mediterranean shore, quite populated, with its endless sandy beaches and sunny skies (wonderful for a swim, by the way). However, and this is something I try to recall myself every time, the best place to photograph is that one where you happen to be, and so I decided to break my "preconceptions" and go during some free time to capture the spirit of this place in my images, by using the three elements this "featureless" coast is about: sand, water and light...

Here I showcase a couple of images I took the last couple of days when I went out with my camera for an hour. The first one, taken at sunset under the last light of the day, the other one taken yesterday morning when I finally felt I should listen to my alarm clock :) I will try to squeeze some more time to photograph these next days...meanwhile, I think I will go for a swim in that swimming pool!

Thanks for reading and great light to you all!

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