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Poet said that "to the place where you've been happy, you should never go back." In principle, and from my own experience, I agree.

However, I also believe that nostalgia, served in proper doses, can be a good medicine for the soul ...


Last Easter I went back to the cemetery of Comillas, camera in hand, twenty years later (seems that lately I only write about such things;  must be the midlife crisis).

The first time I remember that I went with my parents; wearing my brand new yashica equipped with zoom lens that would allow me to get closer to the object of my desire, and a lot of inexperience and enthusiasm in my pockets. It was the time of analogic photography and reels of 12 or 24 pictures, so I took a single photo of the model. It was a really short session.

I have been in Comillas many times after that cloudy summer afternoon; is a town that I love, and which I recommend visiting to anyone with a chance to do it.

However, last April 15, I went a little like the first time. Many years has passed, my personal circumstances have changed a lot since then: Now I was accompanied by my wife and daughter, and a wonderful spring sunshined. I like to think, however, that the enthusiasm with which I dealt with the photo shoot was the same as the past, if not bigger.

The session went smoothly, I took a dozen and a half of pictures (by the way, this was the chosen one: ), we all enjoyed a wonderful evening, and I took the required dose of nostalgia, without that common side effect in overdose, which is melancholy.

And I gotta say that no years go by the model: He remains somewhat expressionless, but very professional, and while we show gray hair and glasses to see up close, he barely has grown a little more moss on his wings...

Here you can see both sessions results:


Now and then by dlambeaut


I’d like to conclude by saying that, in all this time, I have changed at least a handful of inexperience from my pockets for some maturity. But I do not dare.

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Juan Luis Fdez.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I'm a non- practicing geologist, and, as I can see from other profiles, quite an old fellow.
I got my first camera (and picture) at the age of seven. I'm afraid I have improved my skills not much since then.
Pencils, pens, crayons, and brushes have danced on my fingers since I have memory (my parents' home walls remember it very well...)
Anyway, I don't have any formal artistic formation, a fact I'll have to solve...

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Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias por la llama ;) :)
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada :)
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;) :)
Kurtzan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: ! :D :D :hug:
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
Kurtzan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D :glomp:
JAStar4 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the llama <3
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Tienes una preciosa galería!! Da gusto encontrarse hispanohablantes con talento por aquí.

Mantén alto ese nivel!!
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Gracias, eres muy amable! Yo no lo llamaría talento; diría que, de vez en cuando, suena la flauta...
Intentaré mantener el nivel, como tú dices, aunque me gustaría mejorarlo un poquito.
No soy demasiado aficionado al estilo manga, pero tu galería tampoco está nada mal. De hecho, a tí sí que se te podría considerar talentosa, al fin y al cabo, hacer fotos es poco más que apretar un botón, pero dibujar, crear, a partir de la hoja en blanco... eso SÍ es algo.
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