Day 188

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 36 mm, ISO 500; f/5 ; 1/60 s.

I’m pretty sure a broken mirror is not gonna give me seven years of bad luck, I’m not that pessimistic and I don’t believe in such things; the only thing this broken mirror has given me so far is today’s photo, a self-portrait; and probably I’ll  use some of these pieces to make something for my room 🙂

I also wanted to share this; I got an award “The heart on fire award” from  Naomi Baltuck, she’s doing a great work in the “Photo weekly challenge” posting amazing pictures and great stories; I enjoy a lot reading her blog because of the way she writes. Thank you very much Naomi, and keep up the great work!

In order to keep the award, you need to share seven facts about yourself; so, here you go:

 1.     This one fits perfectly with the photo, I’m not a superstitious person, I do not avoid walking under a ladder, looking at black cats, spilling salt, or believe that breaking a mirror is gonna give me 7 years of bad luck; honestly I’ve broken a few in my entire life and so far I haven’t been unlucky.

2.    When I was a little kid I used to watch the news instead of cartoons.

3.    I don’t get afraid easily, but there is something that freaks me out: An earthquake.

 4.   I’ve never been a sporty guy. As I’m tall (1,87 cm) I was invited by the basketball trainer of high school to join the team; I went to train with them once and never went back because I didn’t like it; I don’t like football either; I only like tennis and actually, badminton, they are fun although I don’t practice them often. The only thing I do often is working out in the gym, and sometimes riding my bike.

5.   I like to read, to write, to observe, to photograph, to think, to listen to music, to dream, to make up stories, to look at the rain, to be alone, to be surrounded by people, the snow, the sun, the colors, the reflections, .. and so on.

6.   I like going to bed late, it doesn’t give me any trouble for getting up early; and I don’t nap!

7.    I’ve never been the cool or the popular guy, and I don’t want to; I just go my own way 

I gotta pass the Award to other deserving bloggers.
  Cfbookchick,  Jeremy, She Kept A Parrot, Lemony shots and Jennifer Mendez Photography.

Check these blogs out, they capture in their photos things that some people don’t pay attention.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.



Estoy muy seguro que un espejo roto no me va a dar 7 años de mala suerte, no soy tan pesimista, y para ser honesto, no soy nada supersticioso; lo único que me ha dado este espejo hasta ahora son unas fotos:

Eestuve un buen tiempo organizando las piezas hasta llegar a una forma que me gustara, y luego empecé a experimentar con diferentes ángulos y cosas a reflejar, pero ésta fue mi elección, un autoretrato.

Posiblemente las piezas del espejo roto sean útiles más adelante para hacer algo en mi cuarto; un mosaico o un cuadro; cuándo tenga algo listo les cuento 🙂

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.




22 thoughts on “Day 188

  1. Dear Pablo, a self-portrait is perfect for this post–and as I might expect, it is a visually intriguing self-portrait. Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog. It was truly a treat to find yours. I love your photos–you have such talent–but I also love your good nature, which seems to spill over into everything you do. I always get a lift from and look forward to your posts.

    1. Thank you Naomi! And thanks for the award; sorry that it took me a while, but I had been very busy 🙂

      And yes, I think a self portrait somehow matches with the seven facts about myself.

      I also look forward for your posts, I love reading them!!

  2. Ah, my sweet boy! You make me smile every day of my life. That is something, isn’t it? To make an old woman like me smile is not easy! You are such a gentle young man. And, so very intelligent and perceptive and creative. Would that the world were filled with Pablo’s.

    Thank you for the award. You truly do have a “heart on fire” and I will try to follow you as you make your way. You inspire all of us. You are so kind to share this with me. Bless you, Pablo!

    The selfie here is wonderful. How did you get the glass breaks to look like that? Luck brought you a nice frame for your face! 🙂

    1. Thank you George!! 🙂 I really appreciatte it 🙂
      You are such a nice person and you sure deserve this and more awards from bringing us great pictures with great stories too; I’ve liked a lot seeing the world through your eyes, it’s been a very enjoyable experience.

      My mom told me about the broken mirror and she had the pieces in a box, I just placed tem carefully to get some “mosaic” that I liked; it took me a long while, but it was worthy 🙂

    1. Thank you Eden!!
      I was lookinf for something else to reflect on it, but it’s been a rainy day and going outside wouldn’t be much fun, so I decided to make a self portrait 🙂

  3. Hey pablo, chevere lo del premio y me gustaron mucho las respuestas que refejan tu personalidad, mucho mejor que el espejo roto, jajajaj, buena fotografia.
    Jorge Andrés.

  4. You put so much thought and energy into all your posts….was great to learn more about you. I don’t believe in superstitions either, this is a great self-portrait. And thank you for the award. I have had such a great time following your work.

  5. Hmmm….. I see that it is a good thing that I am going backward through your posts tonight! Thank you for including me in this award, which I will acknowledge formally on my blog tomorrow – I gave you the Leibster Award tonight on mine!
    By the way, I am not superstitious at all either!

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