About

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Cosme Lapena

Welcome to my Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share a bit about myself.

Cosme

My Name is Cosme.

I live in Barcelona (Catalonia), beside the Mediterranean sea.

I am passionate about photography. I have always preferred street photography, but do not give up other types of photography and I’ve enjoyed them all.

I like street, nature, portrait, travel photography and everything you can do with a photo camera.

This blog is about photography, feelings, love, friendship, freedom and all these things that allow me still be alive.

The blog is devoted to all the open minded people who want to share their experiences and feelings with me.

 

follow my websites:

bCLPhoto.net

bCLPhotography.eu

contact:

cosmelb@yahoo.es

bCLPhoto

 

Voigtlander Vito-B-Series

Voigtlander Vito-B-Series

 

My Gear

Everything started with my father’s camera, a Voigtlander, long time ago …

 

 

I’ve been many years with Canon, but now I use the new Sony A7II. It’s an incredible camera, someday I’ll post a review.

Canon 40D

My old camera: Canon 40D

 

Canon 6D

My camera: Canon 6D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New-Sony-Alpha-7-II-Mirrorless-Camera

Sony Alpha 7II

 

Sony FE 70-200 G

Sony FE 70-200 G

Montserrat. Catalonia.

Montserrat. Catalonia.

 

Just a note: All my posts on the blog are not sponsored by any business establishment.

 

93 Comments on “About

  1. Hi Cosme! Great blog and beautiful interesting pictures. I am so glad you stopped by on my blog because otherwise I probably would never have found your blog. I really look forward to following you. Your philosophy about life and the reasoning behind this blog is something I can completely agree with. 🙂 All the best to you and I hope you get as much out of your course with the Photography Institute as you hope to!

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    • Thank you Caro for your friendly words. I think that you not only have many beautiful pictures but I love your writings. Now I keep reading all your blog. Wow, some day I’ll go to the Seychelles…

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  2. You live in a wonderful part of the world.I enjoyed seeing images of your cameras, particularly the Voigtlander. It must hold cherished memories for you. Best of fortune with the photography course too. You will enjoy it. Your images are 1st class and are a pleasure to view. Hoo roo for now.

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    • Thank you so much for stopping by and your friendly comments. I am enjoying a lot with the course, each day I learn something new. And about the Voigtlander, I only remember great moments doing my firsts steps in this magical world.
      Thanks!!

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  3. Buenos dias Cosme. Great to meet you. I have to say you have a great looking blog here, very flash. Like the images too. I simply came over here to say many thanks for the follow on my own wee humble blog and to welcome you aboard. Having said that, I like your attitude and blog so much that I am compelled to put down a follow on your own work. Have a great weekend and catch up soon, MM 🍀

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  4. Cosme, thank you for the follow – I’m honoured. I don’t have any fancy gear or any education at all in photography. It’s just a hobby. Or rather – it’s my favourite hobby. It will be interesting to follow you.

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  5. Cosme, thank you for following Renaissance Musings–welcome to the family. You have some excellent photos here, and I look forward to seeing more.

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  6. Cosme, I don’t know how you happened across my blog, but I’m certainly glad you did, as I have now been enjoying your photographic journeys! Wonderful images and writing. I’m looking forward to following you 🙂

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  7. I saw your photo and I’m honoured you stopped at my blog and now follow me.
    I think there’s a lot to learn from you: i will follow (Ehm, this last statement was used by Bono Vox from the U2… sorry)

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  8. Great site! I’m impressed. Love Barcelona and its surroundings. It’s beautiful. Your pictures are stunning. Thank you for stopping at my blog.

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    • Thank you for following. I’m glad you like the site. I’m glad you like Barcelona, a very beautiful place to go. I also like your site, very interesting and informative. Keep in contact.

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  9. Interesante trayectoria! Aunque no Canon (Nikonian 🙂 ) de acuerdo con la Sony, y sus magníficos objetivos de Carl Zeiss 🙂 hacen la diferencia. Estaremos explorando nuestros blogs, recién estuve en Barcelona, que es una ciudad que me encanta!!
    Un saludo de un colega psiquiatra, también explorador de la fotografía!

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    • Gracias por comentar en mi blog. Me alegra que te guste mi ciudad, una de las más bonitas que conozco. He estado un tiempo ausente del blog, pero espero retomar la actividad. Seguiremos en contacto.

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  10. Cosme, Thank you for stopping by and following my travel and photo blog. Your follow introduced me to your photography. I especially like your monochrome work and that HDR of the mountain road is spectacular. I know I will enjoy following your posts.

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  12. Hi Cosme, I have been nominated in a challenge to post my three favorite quotes, one each for three consecutive days.

    With each post nominate three bloggers for the challenge.

    Recognize the blogger who nominated you.

    I have nominated you as my first choice. I hope you don’t mind and hope you have fun with it.
    Roy.

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  15. Hello Cosme. I love Barcelona (Catalonia)! It is one of my favorite places on earth! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Thanks for the follow of Aloada Bobbins 🙂 Some absolutely stunning images on here, something as a faddist photographer I can aspire to!

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  17. Your blog is amazing and your photography is absolutely stunning. There’s so much I can learn from your blog 🙂

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  18. How interesting! My husband and I visited Catalonia 2 weeks ago. We loved Barcelona, even though we are no soccer (football) fans! — just a joke!

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  19. Impressive pictures…what I really love in your pictures is the colors….great job!! how has your transition been …shifting to sony? I never really liked the colors produced by Sony…they’re quite like underexposed in terms of color,saturation and tint!

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  20. hello cosme,
    greetings from kuala lumpur!
    thank you very much for taking an interest in my photography and following my blog.
    you are my first fan from barcelona! great 😉
    much appreciated!
    best regards,
    ken

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  21. Well, thank-you for dropping by my site (http://vancouvervisions.com/), it’s a real pleasure to meet you. I always love meeting another photographer who I might be able to learn some new tricks from, since I myself am basically only a hobbyist, but I’m always willing to learn from those who know more than I, or who are willing to learn right along with me. Like yourself, I find myself quite passionate about photography, so I never look at learning as anything difficult, but rather as the one thing I would gladly practice all day if I had the opportunity to do so. So now that I’m following your site, I’m sure we’ll run into each other on occasion, and until then, I hope your summer is going well, and that you are enjoying yours as much as I’m enjoying mine. Take care now.

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  22. I came back to this page to let you know that I just cruised through a lot of you portfolio and gallery but I just couldn’t figure out how to leave any individual comments with the images i was viewing. No problem though, I really enjoyed what I was seeing, you are definitely very talented and don’t need a bunch of comments telling you that. I did, however, want you to know that I enjoyed myself very much. Take care.

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  23. Hello, I’ve been following your blog for a while, and your beautiful photographs teach me how to look through my camera. I will be nominating you for ‘The Creative Blogger Award’, on Sunday,1st November. I see that you have recieved this award a few times so I hope this is ok with you. https://33580laborde.wordpress.com/ Best wishes.

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    • I’m sorry, , I did not respond to your comment.. I have been away from the blog for personal reasons. I hope to resume the blog, although at a slower pace than before…
      Thank you very much for the nomination.
      I hope we keep in contact with our photos!!!
      Best wishes.

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  24. Thankyou for your reply. I understand completely. I am also slowing down (reconsidering my priorities) but I hope we keep in touch. Best wishes to you.

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  25. Thank you for recently visiting my blog. I have looked at all your photos, and they are wonderful images; so much detail, color and uniqueness in all. Photography does open up a whole new world to our eyes.

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  26. Love the Voigtlander. I have my Mum’s old Rolleiflex (she was a photographer). My first camera was a fixed lense Yashica and that is where my journey began 🙂

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  28. My sister would love this since she is obsessed with Cameras and photos! i love the information you have given keep up the good work!

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  29. I think these photos are interesting in their appeal and shows people the beauty of the natural and man made world in which we live. My most liked photograph is the one of Montserrat, breath taking in its design and fully epitomising the oneness that is shared with nature.

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