rise and set

The golden hour of photography, the minutes before sunset is one of the most magical moments that the landscape photographer can experience. It’s precious minutes, where the photographer feels that some kind of magic is happening, and he’s totally engrossed in his art. The feeling of being in the here and now totally takes over. This is one of the great pleasures that the art of photography can provide; both for the photographer and for the observer of the photograph. Before yesterday I was doing the images from the previous post, Marines, and when leaving the location I came across this wonderful sunset. Separate this image for this photo challange, but I’m tempted to do another post with pictures from that day.

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Rise/Set

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gávea

Here in the neighborhood, besides the lack of urban infrastructure that I am trying to capture as seen in the previous posts, we can also find some beautiful scenery. The Pedra da Gávea is one of the most enjoyable tours in the region. Now in the summer, however, I do not feel like doing the hike that leads to the summit because the strong heat can make this activity something close a torture! In the winter, instead, in the middle of the year, I like to walk through this forest. This post is my entry to the photo challenge Tour Guide .

street view

Last week I’ve been playing around with street photography, nothing very elaborate, I just went out with the camera and photographed, above all, the way that I make by bus between my house and the subway station. The social inequalities and urban infrastructure of this displacement never cease to amaze me. To tell the truth I always have bad thoughts when I go this way, wondering why we live like this, or what I can do to change this reality. The answers, unfortunately, do not appear easily and almost always I have the feeling of lamentation. The reality of my city and my country is very hard. Shooting during this journey has been a way to avoid bad thoughts and create a certain pleasure in the midst of this urban and social chaos. In fact, in this series that I present here not all the images are of this route, some are of the city center. Soon I’ll prepare a more elaborate series about what it’s like to live in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Nor is it a very original work given that it is a subject much approached in photography, but since I am a neighbor of one of the largest favelas in the country, Rio das Pedras, a community that lives around eighty thousand people, I believe I can make a contribution on this subject.

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minimal landscape print

Here is my first print and framed photo of my series titled “minimal landscape”, where I explore a kind of clean and unsatured landscape pictures. I had this idea after realizing that the vast majority of landscape photographers nowadays explore images with a lot of saturation and dynamic range. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to work in minimalist shades and tonalities because considering these photographs as objects of decoration for rooms and environments in general, it is much more pleasant to present images, say, simpler as to the volume of information in the frame, as well as in the range of shades .. . This series is still being produced. I posted some time ago other images of this work. Anyone interested in having one of these pictures on their wall, do not hesitate to contact me. betoperes@gmail.com / wtsapp +5521984125364

minimal landscape print

Variations on a Theme

Inkling