Saturday, February 26, 2011

Street Scenes and The Weather Report

 Lookout in La Paz, Tenerife

I've been doing a daily weather column in a local forum since last year and along with the current weather conditions in my area of North Tenerife I include photos taken the same morning and the previous afternoon.

The Teide in February

This is my own choice to include photos but it does give an impression of the general climate and atmosphere of this part of the island.  It also requires me to get out and walk around each day, including days when I'm not in the mood for an outing, even if it's just in my own garden. So the weather report does have a beneficial effect on me as well.

 The Lido at Downtown Puerto de la Cruz & Martianez Beach

  But living in this wonderful climate, it doesn't take much prompting to get me outdoors walking around with the camera, or jumping in the car, driving somewhere and stopping to take photos.  I really do enjoy it.  So I should include some of those picture here, even though they are for the most part just casual snapshots, albeit taken with some thought.

So here are a few of my daily photos taken with my small pocket point and shoot Panasonic Lumix.  I'll continue in future to include some of these daily street and garden scenes to show this lovely part of Tenerife island.

This young lady didn't know I was photographing her as she was taking a photo of the sleeping cat:

Thanks for dropping by.  Do come again.  ¡Hasta la Vista!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The TV Show

It was well done.  I loved Javier's camera work and the background music.
Here are a few clips from my part in Canarias Mi Mundo on TV Canarias February 16, 2011.

Beginning in La Paz, in Puerto de la Cruz, overlooking Playa Martianez

In my Pilates class

Going for coffee afterwards with classmates

Arriving at my garden

Showing off one of the brugmansias

And my classical guitar

 My photo that got on a cookbook cover in Canada

Leaving my garden

Arriving in La Orotava at Casa de Los Balcones

Showing off the hand organ 

Looking at the antiques floor

Admiring the local handcrafted pulled thread lacework

Saying goodbye

Thank you for your visit!  Do come back again another day.  

¡Hasta la Vista!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Canarias Mi Mundo - I'm On Tomorrow

Photo taken by the sea wall in La Paz, Puerto de la Cruz

My participation in the TV Canarias program about foreigners living in Canary Islands will be shown tomorrow evening, February 16 at 11:00 pm.  They are now putting out publicity photos of those participating in the show and here is one of me, taking photos of the sea for a local forum where I write about weather and scenery in North Tenerife.
I haven't seen any rough cuts of the filming we did in November so I wonder how it will turn out!

It will be fun to see how they filmed my pals in Pilates class, where the camera crew also came to visit.

My classmates are excited to be seeing themselves on TV!

  More later.......

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beautiful Sunset - January 31

After so much rain, there was a misty sunset this evening that transformed our front garden into a surrealistic scene. The light was magical.  It touched the roses which had been rain soaked and head bent and brought them back to life.  The distant mountains were bathed in a soft golden haze.  I don't remember having seen such a beautiful light.
   I had to run and get a camera.

It reminded me of a light I had seen in paintings by old masters.  
Almost too lovely to be real.

The time was 6:04 pm to 6:08 pm and the camera was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10.

Thanks for your visit. Hasta la vista!


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