Spain went into lockdown due to the coronavirus on 15 March (the day of my birthday), and we had to confine at home. I started taking these pictures to document how part of my family’s life was, how my neighbors’ lives were (just when they reached the balcony), and the scenery around. Before confinement, I thought there was nothing worth photographing from my balcony, so I am amazed by the number of pictures and stories I have been able to gather.
View from the balcony. I have taken all the rest of the photos of this collection from here, most of them using a telephoto lens
Scenery (landscape details and birds)
Clouds above sanctuary
Clouds above the sanctuary II
Fog around sanctuary
Booted eagle with pieces of a pigeon
Bird afternoon I (Curious kite)
Solar Bath I
Solar Bath II
Solar Bath V
Selected by PhotoSpain 2020. Exhibited by Caceres City Council.
Solar Bath III
Solar Bath IV
Reshaping of spaces
Smelling the laundry
Cleaning the blind
Thoroughly cleaning the floor
I smoke as I wait
An anecdote about this photograph: in two years living in this house, I had never noticed this gentleman – or practically any other. I took this photo and others under my anonymity, playing James Stewart from my Rear Window, happy with the idea of obtaining interesting photographs while keeping secret my identity. The gentleman looked familiar to me, but I did not think about it anymore. Hours later, I had the opportunity to photograph him again, this time with his wife. Once I took the new picture, I zoomed in on it and… dammit! She is the mother of a friend of mine! Before posting the picture, I sent her a message to tell her that my next photo did not leave her indifferent. This time I have been caught completely.
Fortunately, my friend’s parents were happy with the photograph, and they did not report me!! 😉