THE TRAVEL BUG BLOG

FIKA AT ROSENDALS TRÄDGÅRD, STOCKHOLM

On the night of July 25th my mom and I had a plan. It involved taking a plane and flying for almost four hours while heading up north (as per usual). The destination was a country I hold real tight in my heart; my beloved Sweden, more specifically in Stockholm.
Waking up on a Friday in Stockholm is something I was already dreaming for for quite a while. And so the adventure began.

We wrote down a tiny plan about where we wanted to go or what to do and visit during the upcoming four days that we were going to stay there and of course my Fujifilm X100F was going to accompany us on this adventure. I myself have already been to Stockholm few times (despite not ‘liking’ that much repeating destinations, there’s always an exception and this one is mine). So to disconnect, surround ourselves with nature, some good food and literally lay down a bit, on Sunday we went to the Kungliga Djurgården and visited Rosendals Trädgård.

August 4th, 2019

 

SUMMER VIBES II: USING THE FUJIFILM X100F IN LA COSTA BRAVA

Few weeks ago I got a new camera (secondhand tho because I like giving live to otherwise forgotten items). The camera I got is the one and only Fujifilm X100F; compact APS-C sensor camera with a non-interchangeable 23mm f/2.0 lens (that equals more or less a 35mm) perfect mostly for street and travel photography hence why I ended up choosing it.

Yesterday July 20th we went out with some friends to La Costa Brava. This time we went to S’Agaró and Calonge. The photos that you can see down below were exclusively taken during the walk at S’Agaró Camí de Ronda.

I am still trying to get used to its focal length mainly because I’ve been using a 35mm (on an APS-C which equals more or less a 50mm) for the last three years or so and it’s still a challenge for me to get to think on the new focal length. Anyways, no more talking for today and hope you enjoy the photos.

July 20th, 2019

 

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: TESTING THE FUJIFILM X-T30 IN BARCELONA

Yesterday decided to join an event with Fujifilm in Barcelona where Joan Vendrell did a presentation about the well known Fujifilm X-T30 and how he uses it on his work in the field (mostly travel photography). He talked about some of the new settings that this upgrade from the X-T20 has and showed us first hand the best way to make the most out of it.

It was my first time at having the chance to shoot both with a Fujifilm and a mirrorless and to be honest I was eager to see and try for myself this small, non-heavy at all and outstanding quality camera.
After the presentation we were given each a Fujifilm X-T30 and a 16GB SD Card and with no further hesitation, hit the streets to try it out.

Let me tell you, it has been so damn long since I last truly enjoyed and feel excited to bring a camera with me around and get back to Street Photography. The X-T30 definitely got me a bit lost with its system and way to change settings before I was able enough to take a single photo but after some trial and error I would say I started to understand it and focused more on composition instead of worrying too much.

Song of the day was The Chain 2004 Remaster by Fleetwood Mac

June 8th, 2019

 

SUMMER VIBES: A MORNING IN LA COSTA BRAVA

‘After a storm comes a rainbow’
The few last weekends weren’t what were supposed to be.
If you’ve ever been to Barcelona (and even lived here) you will know that when the warm weather comes in, everyone is out in a terrace having ‘tapas’ and beers (or Sangría) and laying down in a beach by the sun. But this time, May has been pretty grey and cold and has taken some weeks to get to that beloved point; but finally, last weekend was THE weekend.
We didn’t thought it twice. Hop on the car and Saturday Sun Roadtrip Time it was. Hit the road to Costa Brava and there was no turning back.

Despite forgetting the swimsuits at home because our first plan was to go for a walk on the Camí de Ronda -recommended lovely hiking path that goes by the shore- and not touching the water even once, we had a blast of a day. Our destination of choice was Blanes and its Marimurtra Botanic Garden with a Fideuà for lunch at the only restaurant in front the Cala de Sant Francesc.

Song of the day was Al Mar by Manel

June 1st, 2019