Walk toward me and look into the camera
The other day I was chosen to participate in an upcoming series of programs produced by the local station, TV Canarias, which will be presenting sketches of foreigners who have taken up residence in the Canary Islands. The program will be titled something like "Canarias Mi Mundo"....(Canaries My World) and it will show a series of interviews and commentaries from people from many countries of the world who have decided to make Canary Islands their home.
I understand that I was chosen on the basis of my Tenerife and photography tutorial blogs in which they were interested, as well as my being the first Canadian they had found so far.
Once I was hooked up to the microphone and transmitter gear we began the day filming at the local German bakery where I go to buy bread. After that, a walk along the seawall overlooking the Martianez Beach, showing where I take some of my daily weather reporting photos for a local forum.
The Sea Wall
Unfortunately sunglasses were not allowed and it was a day of brilliant sunshine. So instead of looking mildly mysterious behind my black shades, I will look like a blind chicken, squinting heavily at the camera, eyes watering and red.
Oh dear! Did I really want to do this?
Then we moved on to my Pilates class where Javier, the cameraman, zoomed with the camera up and down my prostate form as I was sweating and straining on the recliner, pushing with my feet and sometimes with legs in the air! I had forgotten my socks and so had bare feet, but hadn't expected closeups. Darn! I really needed a pedicure but now my bony toes will be exposed to the world!
The following photo is not of me! It's my instructor Maria who is a first class teacher of Pilates:
Maria on the reformer
After an hour of filming Pilates we went up to the cafeteria at the tennis club where I had invited some of my classmates to a cool drink and a chat while we rested. Cameraman Javier kept filming as we found our table and ordered our drinks.
The Tennis Club Restaurant/Bar/Cafeteria
In the conversation Maria mentioned that the photos I had taken at the club's recent Sunday champagne brunch had been made up into a large poster, advertising this new weekly event. I hadn't yet seen the poster so was surprised and pleased to see it done. The cameraman caught it all as Maria went into the office and brought out the poster for us to see.
After that we went to my home where there was a lot more to be seen and filmed but I'll continue with the story in the next entry.
In the late afternoon we visited La Casa de Los Balcones, a historic Canary House, so here is a preview of what we saw, with Mari who is giving us a demonstration us how to make the drawn linen needlework, typical of Tenerife. I'll show a lot more in the post that's coming.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit. Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you soon again.
¡Hasta la Vista!