a month in the sun

2017 was always going to be a year of change for us. Before it all kicked in though, we escaped another dreary February and spent the whole month with friends in northern Gran Canaria.It was a much needed rest for the 4 of us, but also the most wonderful adventure!

Situated in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, Gran Canaria is a fascinating little climate and culture all of its own. It felt much more South American than mainland Spanish. We stayed in the town of Galdar on the north coast, away from all the tourists and familiar accents that betray the south of the Island. We wanted a taste of real life here, to be with and eat like the locals, to improve our Spanish and to explore the area with an appreciative eye.

The town is built around a Volcano and we stayed on a Finca at a banana plantation at the base of it, near the beach. DSCF4728DSCF5039

DSCF4995The town was quaint and colourful with a colonnial feel…
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textures…DSCF5021DSCF4969road trip into the mountainsDSCF5086DSCF5120DSCF5122DSCF5136DSCF5138DSCF5156an inquisitive goat joined us for lunchDSCF5172This pretty town was only 10 minutes up the road…I shot these all on 35mm film r001-016r001-017r001-008r001-007r001-006r001-019r001-004r001-015these stunning mountains were the backdrop for the opening scenes of Jurassic Park r001-012r001-013r001-011no way we weren’t having a dip!DSCF6793on that happy note I’ll wrap it up for now! more to come at another date…

 

a sweet family session

Elaine & Jonathan recently welcomed gorgeous baby Charley into their lives!

One Saturday afternoon I went round to drink tea and spend some time in their happy domesticity snapping away! It went a little something like this…Charley  (3)Charley  (4)Charley  (13)Charley  (16)Charley  (18)Charley  (29)Elaine is a piano teacher and already Charley takes an interest…Charley  (34)Charley  (35)Charley  (37)Charley  (40)Charley  (42)Charley  (47)Charley  (48)I really like babies at this age when their faces are so expressive and they’re coming into their own personalities!Charley  (52)Charley  (56)Charley  (61)Charley  (62)Charley  (63)Charley  (68)Charley  (71)Charley  (79)Charley  (81)Charley  (85)Charley  (88)Charley  (91)Charley  (94)Charley  (99)If you’d like a family shoot, drop me a line on photographybyastrid@hotmail.co.uk xxxx