A sense of spatial depth

PabloArchive, Photography

produced by the 90mm f5.6 Fujifilm wide angle lens for the 5×4 large format camera is quite impressive, to my eyes. Not only, and merely, bokeh, but a sense that one can walk into the photographs, that one can breathe in the place… 

Passing observation on colour perception 

PabloArchive, Photography

Tonight, checking on the redecorated walls of the room, I noticed that my eyes perceived a much sharper differentiation between  the shades of white on the walls (chalky emulsion of Chinese white) and the ceiling plus woodwork (brilliant  white) under artificial light (LED bulb rated at 2700 Kelvin)  compared to viewing under daylight, where the colour temperature would be at … Read More

The girl of La Alhambra

PabloArchive, Little stories

I was leaving after my ritual visit to La Alhambra when I spotted this girl going up to the palace.    What struck me what her assured attitude, as if she knew where to go, as if she had done that journey uncountable times before. So…   I re-traced her steps, and my own, to find her perched on a … Read More

Caserón destartalado

PabloArchive, Text

El caserón destartalado, musgo en las paredes, en los cielos rasos, I had been there for weeks, I had been ignored for weeks, until that last night when I was invited into their den. The woman was my aunt, however she was not my aunt, somehow. There was a litany of what was bad in that old house, missing wood … Read More