Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

SEVILLANAS / Daily Painting #1272

Sevillianas / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage 3

Together at last.

Up early this morning. Early for me, anyway, and off I went to the Yeguada de la Cartuza. Twelve years ago, as part of a workshop I was teaching, we went there, not knowing what to expect. In addition to the guided tour of this stud farm for the breeding of the Royal Carthusian Horse. I got tons of good research, and was so taken with the whole show that I rented a car and stayed over a week, so that I could attend a second time the following Saturday. I've been dreaming of a third visit ever since.

Afterwards, I drove on down to Medina-Sidonia, one of the Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages that are the other reason for this trip. Lunch, there, was a half order of venison, then I drove to Vejer de la Frontera to spend the night, stopping along the way to shoot a few photographs, and to revisit an old Roman bridge.

And now I'm off to bed, before I fall asleep and drop my iPad

'Hasta mañana!

 

SEVILLANO y SEVILLANA / Daily Painting #1271

Sevillano y Sevillana / Painted Sketched on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Long busy day today, much more to be done tonight, busy, early morning ahead, then, maybe, a chance to slow down just a little.

Among many other things, I rented a car today. A Smart car! So far, I love it. Pretty comfy, really. Fairly zippy. Great for parking. Kind of like the old VW Beetle. Bigger on the inside than on the outside.

I'm back in Jerez for one night, then?

¡Hasta mañana!

 

SEVILLANO / Daily Painting #1270

SEVILLANO / Painted on my iPad Air / ArtRage3

Well, Gang, what do you think? Should we give this Flamenco Dancer from Sevilla a dance partner? The way we did the dancing Calaka a while back? I promise it won't take as long this time.

Today was another busy one. Continued working on all that tech stuff from last night. Mainly trying to get my images organized and make room for more. Getting ready for tomorrow, another travel day. More about that tomorrow.

I was finally able to get my return flight rescheduled so I will have at least two days of the Feria de Caballo or Horse Fair, back in Jerez de la Frontera. Without a phone and no office this side of Madrid, that has been a real hassle. But my old pal perseverance won the day.

I got an even better deal on a car rental. I caught a tricky little detail in the fine print in that rental I had lined up a couple of days ago, just as I was about to commit to it. That whole thing has left me here in Sevilla for four days. That four days was not planned, but I am really happy it happened. I do love this city. While, to me, Madrid seems past its prime, dry, dull and rushed, Sevilla, in spite of its age, seems vibrant and alive, yet laid back and unhurried. It is an old city, over two thousand years old. It was ruled by the Romans and later by the Moors, both whom left their mark. This is a great city for walking and for people watching, two things I've been doing a lot of. I've had a great time here, and am sad to leave, but will be back in a few days for the big Feria de Abril and more Flamenco!

By the way, I saw a fabulous Flamenco performance this evening. You'll be hearing more about it in the days ahead.

As I said, tomorrow is a travel day, so I had better get some sleep right now.

¡Hasta mañana!

 

STORM RIDER Daily Painting #795

STORM RIDER

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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A lone rider races up and over a hilltop ahead of a looming storm. We had to make a quick trip to Santa Fe today, so there won't be a lot of words on this post.

ttrip o Santa Fe today

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THE FLAMENCO DANCER’S SHOES Daily Painting #475

THE FLAMENCO DANCER'S SHOES Daily Painting #475
THE FLAMENCO DANCER’S SHOES Daily Painting #47

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PALMAS FLAMENCAS Daily Painting #411

Palmas Flamencas / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

Palmas Flamencas / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John Farnsworth

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FLAMENCO Daily Painting #261

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Flamenco / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / ©John FarnsworthFlamenco / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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FLAMENCO Daily Painting #217

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Flamenco Dancer / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©John Farnsworth

Flamenco Dancer / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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GLANCE (FLAMENCO DANCERS) Painting #55

Glance (Flamenco Dancers) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworthGlance (Flamenco Dancers) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Glance (Flamenco Dancers) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth