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Intermoda Trends Runway photos

Small silver purse - Intermoda Trends

More photos of the runway events at Intermoda Trends fashion event 2013 in Guadalajara. This event had many more runway activity than the previous one, so expect some more fashion posts because I have many.

Since I was unable to get a press pass, getting good shots at this event was hard because all the good photography spots were hard to get. This runway was at ground level and the photography booth was on an elevated box. So I had to squeeze myself between the standing crowd and when I finally got near the press area there was a small spot I could climb into. So I did, being very careful not to get in the way of anyone else and got my shots. Also, this secondary runway there was not very good lighting, so I had to struggle with that a bit in post editing.

A good recommendation for these situations is to get a vertical battery grip. It helps a lot to take those vertical shots in a crowded space without putting your elbow in front of guy next to you.

On the fashion appreciation side, I liked most of what was presented in this runway session. There was not many experimental or crazy clothes that are not usable. I enjoy more the practical “real” clothes than the crazy experiments that most times are just ridiculous.

Gray short dress - Intermoda Trends Animal print long dress - Intermoda Trends

Gray see-through short dress  - Intermoda Trends

Black short dress with sleeves - Intermoda Trends See through blouse - Intermoda Trends

See through red long skirt - Intermoda Trends

Erika Servin - Intermoda Trends

Blue shirt and jeans  - Intermoda Trends Dark blue shirt, washed jeans and red shoes  - Intermoda Trends

Dark blue short dress  - Intermoda Trends

Short dress with long sleeves  - Intermoda Trends See through black blouse and mini skirt  - Intermoda Trends

Texturized black mini skirt and sleeveless blouse - Intermoda Trends Golden short dress  - Intermoda Trends

Kühl at Intermoda Trends

Colorful small hand bag  - Intermoda Trends Black leather medium sized hand bag  - Intermoda Trends

Shuvi - Luna at Intermoda Trends

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Intermoda Trends 2013 Guadalajara fashion photography

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For the second time in the year, the Intermoda Fashion event took place in Guadalajara. This time called IM Trends, had more runway activity than the previous. It featured autumn and winter collections from several designers.

I could not miss this opportunity once again to do some runway fashion photography and polish my skills at it.

Here are some shots for you to enjoy of the IM Trends main runway with these artistic designs, nice colorful dresses and winter clothes.

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Ballet class

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I had the opportunity to photograph a warm-up ballet class for the little girls at the National Dance Contest in Mexico city. This event is done yearly with students of many ages from all around the country from private and public dance schools.

In all the years we’ve been together, this was the first time I was able to photograph her at work through a complete class. I’ve taken pictures before on pre-show warm-ups, but never at a classroom, a full class.

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It was interesting to watch her work with the kids. I’ve witnessed Ada’s teaching career since before she started professionally training for it. She’s very good at talking with kids, directing them and having fun while at the same time not loosing control and respect of the group. A very hard task to accomplish if you’ve ever worked with children.

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Martini recipe: shaken, not stirred

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Some shots of a weekend together with my girlfriend making some martinis at home. It was my first time making them so I had to practice a little. We also had some fun while making them.

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I searched for the martini recipe online and every one I found was in ounces and I don’t have a measuring glass. Damn these people, join the rest of the world and use the international system! Digging for some quick way to measure, I found somewhere that one ounce was about the size of a tequila shot glass. And of course I do have those! So after a few tries, I think I got the recipe in balance:

  1. put ice in shaker
  2. add 1 2/3 oz of gin
  3. add 1/3 oz vermouth
  4. shake well
  5. drop an olive in a toothpick
  6. drink and enjoy

Gabriel Saldana making martinis

Now, why shaken vs stirred? There are sources that say that shaking a martini causes it to break down and contain more antioxidants than a stirred one. So, in a way, we can conclude that it’s healthier.

Martini olive kiss

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Discreet smile

Do you have other recipes for martinis? Please share in the comments below

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A visit to the Guadalajara Zoo part 4: The Aquarium

Finally after my long break from posting on this blog, here’s the last part of the Guadalajara Zoo visit, for the previous posts check part1 – Big animals, Part 2 – Birds and Part 3 – Reptiles. The last section visited was the aquarium. I have a special feeling
towards fish in the water, I don’t know exactly what it is. Maybe it’s
the calm sounds of water, maybe it’s the freedom fish express by
swimming anywhere. I really never thought about it before, but I enjoy
watching the fish.

Ever since I left my parents’ home and live my myself, I’ve always had
fish tanks at my place. Nowadays a home without a fish tanks doesn’t
feel like home for me.

Smiling ray

Blue cichlid

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Big cichlid tank

Pejelagarto

Piraña

Seahorse and little red lobsters

The lion fish

Clown fish and a blue mask

Shark in the tank

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A visit to the Guadalajara Zoo part 3: Reptiles

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In this third post I’ll show some of the reptiles at the Guadalajara Zoo. See part 1 for the big animals and part 2 for the birds.

A big old turtle

This sign was a bit of false advertising to me, or the croc went into the iguana area

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Crocodile

I finally found the iguana

Iguana

I think it was the mating season for snakes because there was a lot of love at those exhibits

Snake porn

Rattle snakes in love

Boas

Green snake

Angry rattle snake

Yellow python