Sunday, November 20, 2022

Bouza winery

 Our children gifted us a visit to a winery, and finally we could arrange a date and time. We chose the Bouza site in Melilla, and got there a bit before noon.

There was a nice collection of old cars, mostly Fords, very well kept. This was in the waiting area, while the rest of the scheduled group arrived. 

There was a small patch of grapes, still very small and green this time of the year.

The grapes are kept quite thinned to make sure that they get enough sun. This winery goes for relatively small volumes of high quality product. 

We got a thorough presentation of wine making. For me, the visually interesting feature was the large store of oak barrels where wine waits for the right moment.

I took my trusty Super-Isolette to the winery, loaded with HP5+. The venerable camera became a nice talking point with the young tour guide; film is cool now for the new generation, reared on phones and selfies.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Ariel, master luthier

 Visited my luthier friend, who had the good sense to move close to Piriapolis and set up a cozy atelier, up on a hill with a million dollar view. 

I was privileged to portrait him as he worked to fix a nuance in my instrument.

Thanks for watching these!

Nikon F with 50/1.4 lens, HP5+ in D-76 1:1.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Aeronautical museum

 The aeronautical museum reopened some time ago, in a new location next to Carrasco airport. Outside, a Vickers Viscount is being restored. I was a young passenger in this plane back in 1967.

Inside the main hangar there is a collection of beautiful, old and proud flying machines.

This Pucará may have seen service in the Falklands war, 30 years ago.

Thanks for looking! I used a Contarex, with 35 and 50 mm lenses. Film was FP4+ developed in D-23.