Sonrisas y lagrimas

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This time some pictures that were taken in San Sebastian on the weekend while running errands.

All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

“Sonrisas y lagrimas” is actually the Spanish title of The Sound of Music, but also means “smiles and tears”. I found it rather amusing in combination with all the unhappy faces in this one.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The kid on the right definitely had fun. To me it seemed rather old to be being driven around like that.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I was too late with this one. The guy on the scooter had been talking to the child just a moment before. One.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

“Compro oro, plata” means “I buy gold, silver”. In Argentinian I think it would mean “I buy gold, money”, which would be a rather odd sign. It always confuses me a little.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I have said it many times: Dogs learn their facial expressions from their owners … but maybe it’s really the other way round: people learn their facial expressions from their dogs, even when they’re just a picture.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Lots of little football players around on a Saturday. Rather popular sport around here.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

We couldn’t quite figure out what the crowd was all about. We suspected a religious thing although there also were some banners to be seen. Since the banners were in Basque we obviously couldn’t figure it out: Too alien a language to even guess. Their singing definitely sounded religious, but their banners looked political. I guess we’ll never know. One.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Annoyingly the crowd had gathered right in front of the bookshop where we wanted to go. Two.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Three.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

In the best tradition of my “photographing inconsiderate muppets” practice. Less confrontational than using my elbows.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Best parenting practice: Smoking right next to your child. In this case she’s still trying to roll the cigarette in the first place.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

We went down into the market hall to look at some fish. Let’s just say that the autofocus did a perfect job of focussing on the foreground.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The grey stuff the woman is arranging is actually salad. Black and white can turn some ordinary sights into rather mysterious riddles.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Well, if your underwear is visible already, then it doesn’t really matter if you wear bright underwear under dark trousers that have a hole.

 

You’d think that finishing all my editing would be a good opportunity to get some more shooting done. I certainly thought I’d go out to shoot a roll of film today. However, the universe is against that plan and has sent us some rain. Fully manual cameras are a pain in the rain and I still need to replace the light seals of my Yashica. At the moment I don’t feel much inclined to go outside to shoot digital either. All I’d get would be umbrellas and more umbrellas anyway.

Comments

  • I really love your shoot from the hip photos!

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks David! Haha, that means, you love most of them, it’s my favourite way of working 🙂 Good to know 😉

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