Being a member of Legio Photos VII have many advantages. Apart of fun of shooting together, we can also participate in very nice workshops. During last weeks we had intensive time with them. We could learn new things about focusing (27.02), illumination (6.03) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. All of those “micro courses” are well prepared and giving possibilities of learning (or repeating) things about photography. It is also a lot of fun to be with photographers around. We are looking forward for the next workshops!
It was (almost) spring Friday (15.03) evening when we went out to join other photographers during “Photography Night out”. Route well known to all of us, through the Gothic Old Town full of small bars and cafés and ofc full of people celebrating weekend. So many interesting things to photograph!
I have to say that among all things that happened that evening, the best were the people. Well, nothing surprising. What can you think if suddenly you can see group of 10-15 persons fully equipped with cameras and tripods taking pictures in front of the bar. So many questions! So many curious looks! That was really nice to be somehow in the middle of the attention.
Other quite surprising point was “model session” in front of Leon’s Cathedral. Brave members of Legio group became a models (a bit crazy models, who could put bare fit on the cold concrete!). It was interesting experience just by watching how to work with the model and then how to take the pictures.
The “Photo Night Out” was completely successful!
Since today, you can also see our photos there. We presented 3 new pictures and you can visit Pinilla Culture Center until end of March! Welcome!
In the area of Castilla y Leon, you can see many artificial lakes. They were done to provide enough water for agriculture during whole year. But to create them, the dams were built. In this way on the one side of the concrete wall water level is easy to control, but on the other side of the wall…
Many of bigger and smaller villages had been flooded. Houses, churches, streets and fields became bottom of artificial lake. Even nowadays talking with people you can hear many sad and dramatic stories of those who didn’t want to leave houses of their families. But well, the thing was done. After this, ghost stories came to live. It is said that if the water is calm, you can hear church’s bells ringing. When the water level is low, you can also see towers of higher buildings.
Having all this in our minds, invited by friends we went to Utrero. One of the abandoned villages, which is still above the water level. The trip was suppose to be nice and easy walk of around 20 minutes. Well… things didn’t go as we planned. The weather was bad- full of dark heavy clouds and rain. The road could be a big mud bath as well as the village and all other “short cuts”.
Hopefully the storm didn’t catch us on the way, but hearing the thunder sounding in the mountains made us a bit nervous. Wet, very dirty and tired we completed our excursion. Unfortunately, conditions weren’t enough good to take pictures. But we will coma back to Utrero. It is definitely worthy!
Collective exhibition presented by Legio Photos is going to move to Casa de Cultura del Barrio Pinilla. It will be there during March. We are planning to make small changes in presented photos and put some new ones. Please www.creditunion-order.com come and visit!
C/ Victoriano Cremer s/n.
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