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12 nov 2011

El día del veterano


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A woman walks past grave markers at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich., following a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Ryan Garza)

Hoy 11 de noviembre de 2011 se celebró el día del armisticio, fecha en que se conmemora el final de la I Guerra Mundial en 1918 y se recuerdan a los caidos en las dos guerras mundiales. Por ello se realizan actos, desfiles y homenajes en Francia, Gran Bretaña, Bélgica, Italia, Canada, entre otros y en especial en Estados Unidos, donde se celebra también el día del veterano donde el recuerdo se amplia a todos los ex-combatientes y muertos en combate.

Estas son algunas de las imágenes de este día.

Wooden crosses are pictured in a field of remembrance during a service to mark Armistice Day, in Royal Wootton Bassett, in south-east England, on November 11, 2011. Armistice Day in Britain is dedicated to the memory of military personnel killed in the two world wars and subsequent wars involving British troops. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

A sea of flags, each representing a soldier killed in Afghanistan or Iraq is seen on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Veteran’s Memorial Park and Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr.  Veterans Museum in  Tampa, Fla. ((AP Photo/St. Petersburg Times, Tyler Tjomsland)  TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT

Members of the Honor Guard give a 21 gun salute to close the Veterans Day Program at Veterans Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News,  Dusty Compton)

A boy stands in front of the U.S. Marines as he watches a group of West Point cadets during the Veterans Day Parade in New York November 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A U.S. Navy SEAL who is a member of the Navy parachute team ‘Leap Frogs’, takes part in a demonstration of combat skills at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida November 11, 2011. The event for the public is part of Veteran’s Day celebration and the annual weekend reunion at the Museum.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper    (UNITED STATES – Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ANNIVERSARY)

A World War Two veteran waves from inside an armored vehicle on 5th Avenue during the 2011 Veterans Day Parade in New York November 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dannielle Ritacco stands among headstones during the 62nd Annual Veterans Day Memorial Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen-Washelli in Seattle on Friday, November 11, 2011. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT

Veteran Bob Podolsky looks on during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in City Hall Square, in Windsor, Ontario, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley)

Veteran Robert Flick holds an American flag during a Veterans Day ceremony attended by President Barack Obama Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Juanita Moreno visits the grave site of her brother during a Veteran’s Day observance at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

U.S. military veteran flag bearers take formation prior to a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia November 11, 2011.    REUTERS/Molly Riley  (UNITED STATES – Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY)

Veterans attend the Armistice Day ceremony marking the 93rd anniversary of the end of World War One in Brussels November 11, 2011. Remembrance Day is observed on the anniversary of Germany signing the Armistice agreement at the end of World War One on November 11, 1918. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM – Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY CONFLICT)

GRANBY, CO – NOVEMBER 11: World War II veteran John Sheriff, 85, attends a Veterans Day celebration on November 11, 2011 near Granby, Colorado. Veterans from World War II onward gathered for an annual breakfast to honor former servicemen and women. This year they were joined by younger military personel and veterans participating in a retreat organized by Project Sanctuary at Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The 6-day retreat, which employs “recreational diversion therapy,” is designed to give active duty and veteran families time to reconnect with each other, often after years of separation due to military deployments. Since 2008, the non-profit has held some 20 retreats with 143 families, and with 800 families on the waiting list, has another dozen retreats planned for 2012.   John Moore/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: Jim Scott searches for the name of a member of the U.S. military who died in Vietnam during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial November 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day in the United States honors those who have served in the nation’s military and also coincides with the anniversary of the conclusion of hostilities on the western front in World War I.   Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A French veteran folds his national flag at the end of the visit of France’s President at the Charles Peguy Monument in Villeroy, near Paris, France, on November 11, 2011, as part of the ceremonies marking the end of World War I. Charles Peguy was a French writer who was killed during the WWI. AFP PHOTO POOL / LAURENT CIPRIANI

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: A bugler plays “Taps” during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial November 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day in the United States honors those who have served in the nation’s military and also coincides with the anniversary of the conclusion of hostilities on the western front in World War I.   Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A man holds a box of photos and medals during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Montreal Friday, Nov.  11, 2011.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: Soldiers from Ft. Lee, Virginia help mark Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War II Memorial November 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. Veterans Day in the United States honors those who have served in the nation’s military and also coincides with the anniversary of the conclusion of hostilities on the western front in World War I.   Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A US flag is tucked into the jacket of a man attending Veterans Day ceremonies at the Memorial Amphitheater November 11, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Members of the UCLA NROTC cadets listen to speakers during UCLA’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The annual ceremony was held to honor members of the Bruin family who have fought in the nation’s wars.   Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Members of the UCLA NROTC cadets listen to speakers during UCLA’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The annual ceremony was held to honor members of the Bruin family who have fought in the nation’s wars.   Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Clouds are reflected on the Vietnam War Memorial during ceremonies for Veterans Day on November 11, 2011, in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama on Friday told the conflict-weary US public that looming withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq and Moamer Kadhafi’s ouster in Libya meant “the tide of war is receding.”   AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

31 oct 2011

¿Truco o trato?


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PETALUMA, CA – OCTOBER 28: Pumpkins are seen at Petaluma Pumpkin Patch on October 28, 2011 in Petaluma, California. According to a study by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend nearly $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year.   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Esta noche se celebra la llamada noche de las burjas, la velada que precede al día de todos los santos, la noche de halloween… Una noche de oscura tradición pagana que en la actualidad tiene mucho seguimiento en los paises anglosajones, Estados Unidos y gran parte de sudamérica. Esta noche pasearán los niños y no tan niños de puerta en puerta preguntando “¿Truco o trato?” y recibiendo golosinas a cambio de la indulgencia de los chicos disfrazados de personajes aterradores. En España este ritual aun no está muy instaurado y somos más de ir a los cementerios a poner flores y comer huesos de santo… Pero esta noche se verá a muchos jóvenes paseandose disfrazados de bar en bar. En cualquier caso recomiendo desde la Mesa de Luz tener cuidado esta noche mágica en la que los muertos se levantan de sus tumbas y los espectros se manifiestan de manera terrorífica.

An artist dressed as a moor man walks between crosses during a Halloween celebration in the leisure park ‘BELANTIS’, the largest theme park in eastern Germany, in Leipzig, Germany, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The theme park stages a Halloween party with creepy surprises for the visitors. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

A zombie dressed man poses for a photo in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

A zombie dressed man poses for a photo in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

A woman makes her choice from a display of pumpkins at a pumpkin patch in Culver City on October 28, 2011 in southern California, ahead of Halloween which falls every year on October 31. Halloween is especially popular with children due to activities such as trick or treating, dressing up in costumes and carving pumpkins to make jack-o’-lanterns. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

A customers looks at snow covered Halloween pumpkins at a farmers market in the town of Westminster, MD, October 29, 2011. An unusually cold weather hit the North East part of the United States a few days before Halloween.  AFP PHOTO/ MLADEN ANTONOV

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 28: Halloween masks of Muammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein are offered for sale at Fantasy Costumes on October 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The store, which had long lines at the registers at 4 AM this morning, is open around the clock through Halloween to help keep up with customer demand. Retailers nationwide are expecting record sales for Halloween merchandise this year with shoppers spending close to $7 billion dollars to celebrate the holiday.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

MIAMI BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 21: Charlie Lucas tries on a snow white Costume at the Halloween MegaStore Miami Beach on October 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. The megastore is a temporary location for the store which opened for the holiday to sell costumes, masks and other items to people needing to dress up for the evening of October 31 when costumed people around the world observe the day.   Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

People dressed up as zombies during a Halloween Eve Party in Belgrade on October 30, 2011.  Halloween is based on the Celtic festival of Samhain and the ancient Celts believed the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on that night, allowing spirits to pass through.AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

A woman dressed up as a Barbie doll poses during a Halloween Eve Party in Belgrade on October 30, 2011. Halloween is based on the Celtic festival of Samhain and the ancient Celts believed the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on that night, allowing spirits to pass through.AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

A Thai boy looks at Halloween decorations at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. On one side of Bangkok, you’ll find the victims of Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. But just a few miles away, you’ll find something else entirely: well-heeled shoppers perusing bustling malls decorated with newly-hung Halloween decorations, couples sipping espresso in the air-conditioned comfort of ultra-chic cafes. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

A child dresses up in a costume in Hong Kong on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

CAR08. CARACAS (VENEZUELA) 29/10/2011.- Una mujer disfrazada de zombie recorre hoy, sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, una céntrica plaza de Caracas (Venezuela), donde un grupo de personas se reunieron para festejar Halloween. EFE/ Boris Vergara

Carved pumpkins are seen on offer at a roadside stall for Halloween near Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Halloween is a new tradition taking root in Poland, a predominantly Catholic nation where Nov. 1 is a national holiday of All Saint’s Day and is dedicated to visiting family graves. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Silas, a German shorthaired pointer owned by Heidi Wormser of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, sits on the couch in the front window of his home, decorated for Halloween, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Halloween is on Monday.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

A girl models her costume during the kids costume competition at the “Scaredy Cats and Dogs” Halloween fund-raising event at a mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, October 23, 2011. Some 100 pets participated in the event to raise funds for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Rehabilitation Center, a temporary shelter for more than 100 dogs and cats which were either abandoned or rescued from cruelty or neglect.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES – Tags: SOCIETY)

A zombie dressed woman stops a car in a street in Caracas on October 29, 2011. About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

Carved pumpkins stands on a ledge in front of house ahead of Halloween in Montague, Massachusetts, October 22, 2011. Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins, visiting haunted attractions, or telling scary stories.

A boy models his monster costume during the kids costume competition at the “Scaredy Cats and Dogs” Halloween fund-raising event at a mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, October 23, 2011. Some 100 pets participated in the event to raise funds for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Rehabilitation Center, a temporary shelter for more than 100 dogs and cats which were either abandoned or rescued from cruelty or neglect.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES – Tags: SOCIETY)

Haunt actor Gus Maurer performs at the Spooky Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio, in this handout picture taken October 2010. A stalled economy hasn’t spooked Americans out of enjoying Halloween. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. consumers plan to celebrate, but will spend less this year on costumes and candy. Picture taken October 2010.      REUTERS/Derek Vitas/Handout  (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

HWO09- WASHINGTON (EEUU), 29/10/2011.- Niños forman filas con sus dulces recibidos hoy, sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, en la Casa Blanca, Washington, DC. El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, y su esposa, Michelle, ofrecen una fiesta de Halloween a hijos de militares y niños de la vecindad en la Casa Blanca, decorada para la ocasión con calabazas y telarañas. EFE/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / POOL

Zombie dressed people walk in a main street in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

TO01. TOLEDO, 29/10/2011.- Las monjas de los conventos toledanos se resisten a dejar paso a la fiesta anglosajona de Halloween y durante estos dí­as ofrecen cambiar las terroríficas calabazas por los tradicionales y deliciosos huesos de santo que ellas mismas elaboran y venden. EFE/Ismael Herrero

 

24 may 2011

Los cuadros de la tragedia del Mississippi


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YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

El río Mississippi inunda el sur de Estados Unidos y las agencias envían impresionantes imágenes de las tierras y campos cubiertos de agua. Os recomiendo las completas ediciones de In Focus y de The Big Picture sobre esta última riada. Saltan a la vista los muros que se levantaron al rededor de las casas creando una pequeña isla entre el agua del rio más caudaloso de los USA. No es la priemra vez que os muestro en La Mesa de Luz fotos de inundaciones como la vivida en Filipinas en septiembre de 2009. Pero hoy os presento una serie de imágenes aéreas que muestran la dramática inundación desde otro punto de vista muy pictórico. Fotos aéreas que muestran lo que podría ser un cuadro abstracto pintado por la naturaleza utilizando los campos de Mississippi como lienzo. Espero que las disfrutéis.

YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops next to a raised railroad track near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

VICKSBURG, MS – MAY 18: A wheat field is covered by floodwater from the Yazoo River May 18, 2011 near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The flooded Mississippi River is forcing the Yazoo River to top its banks where the two meet near Vicksburg, causing towns and farms upstream on the Yazoo to flood. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

WILKINSON COUNTY, MS – MAY 20: A flooded structure and telephone poles are seen along the flooding Mississippi River downstream from Natchez on May 20, 2011 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. The river is forecast to crest at 62.1 feet tomorrow in Natchez, the highest level in Natchez recorded history. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

VICKSBURG, MS – MAY 18: A wheat field is covered by floodwater from the Yazoo River May 18, 2011 near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The flooded Mississippi River is forcing the Yazoo River to top its banks where the two meet near Vicksburg, causing towns and farms upstream on the Yazoo to flood. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Floodwaters from the Yazoo River continue to get deeper, inundating crops near Yazoo City, Miss. on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Floodwaters from the Yazoo River continue to get deeper near Yazoo City, Miss. even as the Mississippi River is slowly falling, since it is still so high that water is backing up into its tributaries, especially the Yazoo River. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Farm buildings are surrounded by floodwater from the Yazoo River near Yazoo City, Miss., Saturday, May 21,  2011. The water is getting deeper in the backwater areas even though the levels of the Mississippi River are falling. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

YAZOO COUNTY, MS – MAY 23: The Yazoo River floodwaters inundate crops near Yazoo City May 23, 2011 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. The Yazoo River floodwaters are forecast to crest today around Yazoo City following the backing up of Mississippi River tributaries including the Yazoo River. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.   Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

8 may 2011

El Derby de Kentucky


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LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Horses run down the front stretch as they race during the third race on the day of the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Hoy se ha celebrado la 137 edición del famoso Derby de Kentuchy. Mojito, pamelas, apuestas y caballos se han dado cita en Churchill Downs en Louisville. Aunque viendo las imágenes, tras más de 100 derbis parece ser más importante la fiesta que la propia carrera. Espero que os guste esta generosa edición.

Steam rises from racehorse Miss Havisham after receiving a bath in the stable area of Churchill Downs following her morning workout in Louisville, Kentucky on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Racehorses are lead from the stables at Churchill Downs for morning workouts in Louisville, Kentucky on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

The Grand Stand area is seen before the running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a hat with a pin on it which reads “Talk derby to me!” during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan smiles as she poses for a photo wearing her derby hat in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of the back of a fans derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan wearing her derby hat looks on during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Ashley Marie Davidson wears her Derby hat at the paddock in Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

A race fan wears an elaborate hat before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

A woman smokes a cigarette at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

Jockey John Velazquez checks racing statistics in the jockey’s room between races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Velazquez is due to ride Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Derby.  AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jockey Jon Court shaves in the jockey’s room between races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. Court will ride Archarcharch in the Derby.     AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jockey Calvin Borel walks through the jockey’s room at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Borel won the Kentucky Derby in both 2009 and 2010 and will ride Twice the Appeal in the 2011 Derby. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a mint julep during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Peter Williams paints a scene from the paddock before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks through binoculars from the grandstand during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans gather and party in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a racing form and a mint julep in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Dressed as Colonel Sanders, founder of the Kentucky Fried Chickes food chain, Robin Orth of Washington, DC, poses for pictures with racing fans at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of mint juleps packed in pack ice during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Johnnie Green, 54, of Louisville, Kentucky puts money on Derby horse Midnight Interlude at Churchill Downs before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Two racing fans display their Derby hats near the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans play on a slip and slide as they party in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Charles “Derbyman” Matasich of Proctorville, Ohio, sits by the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Matasich has attended the derby for 44 years.   AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Steve Buttleman, the official bugler at Churchill Downs since 1995, blows the call to post for a first race ahead of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans party and gather in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A baby looks on from the grandstands during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Spectators watch an early race before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

Stephanie Peele (L), Laurie Gillespie, (C) and Deborah Williamson (R) cheer on the horses during the first race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a officing racing program and a camera during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Race fans cheer during one of the races prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky,May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Jockey Robby Albarado, riding Animal Kingdom #16 crosses the finish line on way to winning the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Travis Lindquist/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A racing fan places her bet early in the day in the infield of Churchill Downs on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

12 abr 2011

El hombre llega al espacio


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Space Exploration, Personalities, pic: circa 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, (1934-1968) the first man in space, who completed a circuit of the earth in the spaceship satellite “Vostok” in 1961  (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Hoy hace 50 años que el hombre llegó al espacio. El artífice de esta conquista fue el cosmonauta ruso Yuri Gagarin y hoy toda Rusia celebra su mayor hazaña aeroespacial. El pasado fin de semana publicamos en el diario un interesante artículo sobre esta conquista espacial titulado “Queremos tanto a Yuri” y hoy en la bítacora La Pizarra de Yuri nos presentan un completísimo post hablando del futuro de la conquista del espacio. Yo os dejo esta selección de imágenes de archivo llegadas por el servicio de las agencias de Yuri y su hazaña.

FILE – This photo released by TASS in April 1961 shows cosmonaut Maj. Yuri Gagarin during training. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when the air force pilot became the first human in space. (AP Photo/TASS)

FILE – This undated picture shows a Russian Vostok rocket on its launcher. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when an air force pilot named Yuri Gagarin, traveling in a Vostok, became the first human in space. (AP Photo/File)

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin wearing his helmet for the first ever manned flight in space.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

In this April 12 1961 photo rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky leads Yuri Gagarin, left, to the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. Russia is marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first trip into space. (AP Photo/ NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

In this April 12 1961 photo, rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky, right, leads Yuri Gagarin, center, to the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. People in the background are unidentified engineers.(AP photo/ NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

In this April 12 1961 photo, rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky pats Yuri Gagarin, left, on his helmet as he sits down in the cockpit of the Vostok spacecraft before the launch from what will later become known as the Baikonur cosmodrome. Ivanovsky said that designers had done their best to make the first human flight into space safe, but risks were still high. Russia  is marking the 50th anniversary of man’s first trip into space. (AP Photo/NPO Lavochkin Museum, HO)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NICOLAS MILETITCH (FILES) This file photo taken on  April 12, 1961 shows Soviet Vostok-1 spaceship with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board  blasts off on top of Rocket R-7 for the first manned trip into space from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The 27-year-old’s 108-minute flight on April 12, 1961 is still remembered in Russia even after the USSR’s collapse as its greatest national achievement. The first flight into space made by Russia, by Gagarin, allowed the Soviet leadership, fully entrenched in the cold war, to maintain the superiority of the communist system over thier principal adversary, the United States. AFP PHOTO

MIA01. WASHINGTON, DC (EE.UU.), 07/04/2011.- Imagen cedida hoy, jueves 7 de abril de 2011, de la portada del periódico estadounidense The Huntsville Times (miércoles 12 de abril de 1961) que registra la hazaña del cosmonauta ruso Yuri Gagarin. Cincuenta años después del vuelo tripulado que marcó el comienzo de la conquista del espacio, el mito y la leyenda aún envuelven la figura de Gagarin. Fue el primer ser humano en ver con sus propios ojos la redondez de la Tierra en toda su plenitud y los 108 minutos que duró su vuelo en torno al planeta marcaron un hito en la historia y le convirtieron en el hombre más famoso del mundo, en todo un héroe, también amplificado mil veces por la propaganda soviética. EFE/NASA/SOLO USO EDITORIAL/NO VENTAS

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 1962 picture, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is flanked by four Soviet cosmonauts as they wave from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow’s Red Square during a welcome ceremony for cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich who made a dual orbital space flight. From left are Gherman Titov, Yuri Gagarin, Khrushchev, Nikolayev and Popovich. The Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind – one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon – happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when air force pilot Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (AP Photo)

FILE – In this July 15, 1961 picture, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, stands in an open car outside the Russian embassy in London and waves to the crowd as he departs for home. It was the Soviet Union’s own giant leap for mankind _ one that would spur a humiliated America to race for the moon. It happened on Tuesday, April 12, 1961 when the air force pilot became the first human in space. (AP Photo/File)

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY NICOLAS MILETITCH (FILES) This file photo taken on April 12, 1961 shows Soviet Vostok-1 spaceship lies at the landing site 700 km south-east of Moscow after the first manned space trip. The capsule landed empty as Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into space, made a parachute jump at an altitude of 7 000 meters.The 27-year-old’s 108-minute flight on April 12, 1961 is still remembered in Russia even after the USSR’s collapse as its greatest national achievement.  AFP PHOTO

TO GO WITH AFP STORY SPACE-50YEARS-RUSSIA-GAGARIN–  (FILES) A file photo taken on June 1, 1960 shows Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin posing with his wife Valentina and daughter Yelena on the bank of the Klyazma River in central Russian Vladimir region. Half century ago, a carpenter’s son named Yuri Gagarin lifted off to become the first man in space, carving an indelible mark in human history and scoring the Soviet Union’s greatest Cold War success. AFP PHOTO

11 abr 2011

Tres años en la Mesa de Luz


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British actress Helena Bonham Carter poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie “The King’s Speech” by British director Tom Hooper presented in the Berlinale Special section on February 16, 2011 in Berlin during the international Berlinale film festival. The 61st edition of the festival, running from February 10 to 20, will showcase 22 films in its main programme including 16 in the running for the festival’s coveted Golden and Silver Bear prizes. AFP PHOTO JOHANNES EISELE

Hace tres años ya del post de presentación de este blog en el que aparecía una fotografía muy parecida a la que encabeza hoy este post de aniversario. Durante estos tres años creo que he conseguido la mayoría de los objetivos que me marqué al inicio: Poder enseñar buenas fotos que llegan a nuestras manos y que no publicamos, dar consejos, explicar en que consiste el trabajo del editor y contar como trabajan los fotoperiodistas.

Pero este blog no sería posible sin el apoyo y ayuda de mis compañeros de sección. Les doy las gracias a todos ellos y de manera especial a los que tengo a mi lado en la actualidad : Jon, Pedro, Victoria, Imma, Fernando, Miguel, Lidia… También gracias a los compañeros de la web de nuestro diario y a los programadores y diseñadores web que siempre me atienden con una sonrisa… Y mando un saludo en este aniversario a nuestros fotógrafos colaboradores y a todos los fotógrafos de agencia que me me dan el material necesario para construir esta bitácora.

Y tambien os quiero dar las gracias a vosotros: los lectores y visitantes de la Mesa de Luz. Sin vuestro interés este espacio no tendría sentido. Sois miles los que cada semana visitáis las entradas de este blog del “Esbirro de la edición gráfica”. Y en estos tres años han sido 2.000 los comentarios que habéis realizado en los post. Este pasado mes de febrero alcancé los 20.000 visitantes únicos en un día gracias al post Así se hizo la foto de Tejero. Jamás imaginé que tal número de personas llegasen a ver un trabajo realizado por mi persona. Jamás imaginé que esto ocurriría cuando estudiaba en el instituto, había modems de 56k, los móviles eran del peso y tamaño de un ladrillo y haciamos un fanzine con la ayuda de una fotocopiadora…

Para celebrar este aniversario os dejo una selección de imágenes de una de las tags de la Mesa de Luz que más me gustan: fotógrafos trabajando. En ella podéis ver a fotógrafos de diferentes disciplinas realizar su trabajo. Espero que os guste. Gracias a todos por estos tres años y espero que difrutemos juntos de este espacio durante muchos años más.

Os invito a seguir a la Mesa de Luz en su cuenta de twitter.

A model (C) and two photographers walk the runway before the start tof he Buenos Aires Fashion Week in the Argentine capital on February 22, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA

Photographers wait for family members to arrive at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California for the funeral of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, March 24, 2011. Taylor, who captured hearts in “National Velvet” to launch a film career that spanned five decades, died March 23. She was 79. Taylor had been in Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital for six weeks with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years and had recently suffered complications, a family statement said. “She was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton,” it said, noting that Taylor, who married eight times, was survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.    AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

A picture taken on March 13, 2011, shows the shadow two Turkish photographers during a protest against censorship on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, on March 13, 2011. Thousands of Turkish journalists took to the streets on Sunday demanding the release of colleagues in prison and raising the issue of press freedom. Turkish police on March 3, detained about 10 people, mostly journalists, in a crackdown on an alleged secularist network accused of conspiring to topple the Islamic-rooted government. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER

Press photographers photograph a sign indicating Libya’s seat prior to the opening of a Human Rights Council special session on the crisis in Libya on February 25, 2011 in Geneva. United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay decried Moamer Kadhafi regime’s callous disregard for the Libyan people, as she condemned its escalating violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, warned that thousands may have been killed or injured in the violence. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Journalists and photographers work with their computers during Fashion Week XV of Castilla y Leon in Burgos at northern Spain, on March 10, 2011.

A local photographer takes photo about during a welcoming ceremony for the President of Palestinian Authority Mahmud Abbas (unseen) in front of the presidental palace in Budapest on March 21, 2011.  The Palestinian National Council was saddened by the bloodshed in Libya’s month-long unrest, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said in Hungary today during a two-day official visit to Hungary. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Photographers take pictures of Scottish actor Gerard Butler (not in picture) during a photocall for the movie “Coriolanus” by British director and actor Ralph Fiennes presented “in competition” in Berlin on February 14, 2011 during the international Berlinale film festival. The Berlinale takes place from February 10 to 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE

Photographers take pictures of Bayern Munich’s Dutch head coach Louis van Gaal (2ndL) during the warm-up ahead of the Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan at the Allianz-Arena stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on March 15, 2011.     AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

A model poses backstage prior the Fendi Fall-Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection on February 24, 2011 during the Women’s fashion week in Milan.       AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Photographers and video photographers wait in line to enter the Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show on March 4, 2011 in Paris. Dior presented its collection today by British designer John Galliano who was sacked by the fashion house after a video surfaced in which he declares “I love Hitler.”  AFP PHOTO/Francois Guillot

Photographers and video photographers prepare before the start of the Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show on March 4, 2011 in Paris. Dior presented its collection today by British designer John Galliano who was sacked by the fashion house after a video surfaced in which he declares “I love Hitler.”  AFP PHOTO/Francois Guillot

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – APRIL 03:  Head coach Cristoph Daum of Frankfurt is sourrounded by photographer prior to the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt at Volkswagen Arena on April 3, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)

JL06 WASHINGTON (EE.UU.) 29/3/2011.- Fotógrafos toman fotografías de los cerezos donados por Japón hace casi 100 años que han alcanzado la plenitud de su florecimiento en Washington DC, EE.UU, hoy, martes 29 de marzo de 2011. La oficina de Turismo de Japón canceló las festividades correspondientes al florecimiento de los cerezos de este año en D.C. debido a la catástrofe natural en Japón. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

Nancy Jebet Lan’gat of Kenya celebrates her gold medal in the women’s 800 metre final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (INDIA – Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)

ATS03 BILLIN (CISJORDANIA), 25/3/2011.- Unos fotógrafos toman imágenes de un manifestante palestino que lanza una bomba de gas lacrimógeno en la localidad cisjordana de Billin durante una concentración en contra del muro de separación construído por Israel, hoy, viernes 25 de marzo de 2011. EFE/Atef Safadi

Al-Rayyan players celebrate after scoring against Al-Arabi during their Qatar Stars League soccer match in Doha March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – MARCH 11: The sun rises as photographers gather on a hill to take pictures shortly after the space shuttle Endeavour arrived at Launch Pad 39A on March 11, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour’s liftoff is scheduled for April 19 with mission commander Mark Kelly, the husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.   Roberto Gonzalez / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

MCX09 NAHA (JAPÓN) 14/3/2011.- El sargento Leo Salinas, del cuerpo de Marines estadounidenses, y corresponsal de guerra perteneciente a la Fuerza Marina Expedicionaria III, arregla su máscara contra gases lacrimógenos antes de partir a Sendai, Japón, en la base aérea japonesa Yokota, hoy, lunes 14 de marzo de 2011. Las fuerzas estadounidenses en servicio viajaron a Sendai para coordinar las tareas de ayuda humanitaria y recuperación junto a las fuerzas japonesas en tierra después de que el terremoto y tsunami del pasado viernes azotaran esta región. Al menos 1.897 personas murieron y 3.002 se encuentran desaparecidas a causa del terremoto de 9 grados en la escala de Richter del pasado viernes y el tsunami posterior, según el último recuento policial. EFE / Cpl. Patricia Lockhart / U.S. Marines SÓLO USO EDITORIAL

German actress Aylin Tezel poses on the red carpet for photographers prior the premiere of the movie “Almanya” by director Yasemin Samdereli in Berlin on February 12, 2011 on the third day of the international Berlinale film festival. The Berlinale takes place from February 10 to 20, 2010.  AFP PHOTO  JOHN MACDOUGALL

 

6 abr 2011

El torneo de los maestros de Augusta


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AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 05: A detailed shot of a member’s jacket is seen during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP  == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Mañana comienza uno de los más importantes y famosos torneos de golf: el Masters de Augusta… el torneo de la chaqueta verde. Los jugadores llevan desde el lunes entrenando en los 18 hoyos del campo de Georgia y hoy disputarán el tradicional torneo previo de los hoyos con par 3. Los españoles Ballesteros y Olazabal ganaron en este campo y se pusieron la codiciada chaqueta verde. Y por las fotos que hemos visto parece que esta prenda de vestir da derecho a tu propia plaza de parking junto a la casa club.

Esta es una edición de algunas de las fotos que han llegado de la preparación del torneo en las que podemos ver algunos rincones poco conocidos del campo de Augusta.

Course workers rake a bunker on the 10th fairway before a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 4, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 05: A way sign is seen during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 05: Azaleas are seen in bloom during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 05: The champions parking lot is seen during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 05: Members of the grounds staff clear debris from the course after an overnight storm prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Kenneth Parlier picks up debris off the eighth fairway before today’s practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. Overnight storms toppled trees and some power lines across Augusta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 04: A Masters flagstick is seen during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 04: Patron guides are seen during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Peter Hanson from Sweden takes notes during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club April 4, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.  AFP PHOTO  TIMOTHY A. CLARY

A golf fan sits on the 18th green during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5,2011 in Augusta, Georgia.        AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Patrons read a plaque on the 17th fairway marking the career of golf great Jack Nicklaus during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Members of the grounds crew clean the eighth fairway of debris during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2011. An overnight storm knocked down branches and trees in the Augusta area causing power distruptions to thousands of homes. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT GOLF)

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 06: A patron watches the play during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.   Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Tables are prepared for lunch outside the clubhouse during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Patrons walk past a box containing pairing sheets on the first fairway during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Course workers blow debris off the eighth fairway before today’s practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. Overnight storms toppled trees and some power lines across Augusta. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

TOPSHOTS The Clubhouse during a practice round prior to the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club April 4, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.    TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

18 mar 2011

El terremoto de Japón y la fotografía


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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.  REUTERS/KYODO (JAPAN – Tags: DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES

Hace una semana del terremoto y posterior tsunami que ha sufrido la isla de Japón. Una tragedia de grandes proporciones que a desencadenado en un catástrofe nuclear de proporciones aún sin conocer. Esta noticia que ha ocupado las portadas de todos los periódicos durante los últimos días me ha pillado fuera de la redacción durante mis dias de libranzas.

Es por ello que no he realizado mi propia edición gráfica sobre el tema con las impresionantes imágenes llegadas desde Japón. Os recomiendo visitar la galería actualizada minuto a minuto por mis compañeros de de la web y la página especial con toda la información actualizada. Del mismo modo os invito a visitar las selecciones de The Big Picture de la web de Boston Globe que salieron publicadas el mismo día 11 de marzo, el día 12 de marzo, el 14 de Marzo, el día 16 y la selección de las imágenes  de hoy día 17 de marzo. También os recomiendo este enlace del The Telegraph.

Si os dáis cuenta hay muchas imágenes que se repiten en cada enlace y visitándolos me parece innecesario realizar mi propia selección en La Mesa de Luz. Pero hay algunos temas relacionados con la fotografía y el terremoto que me gustaría tratar en este post.

This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows cars burnt out by fires triggered by the tsunami lined up near Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO

Desde el lunes los días están siendo frenéticos y flota en toda la redacción un aire de tensión. Estamos llevando muchas páginas en el En Portada, sección monotemática que abre nuestro diario con el tema del día que desde el viernes pasado viene siendo Japón. Otra punto que dificulta el trabajo y expande los nervios por la redacción es que varias secciones se reparten el trabajo. Internacional por razones obvias, Ciencias por el tratamiento científico del terremoto y tsunami y posterior fallo en los reactores nucleares, Dinero por las consecuencias económicas de la catastrofe en un país miembro del G8, Actualidad por el drama humano y Política por las reacciones políticas y los diferentes problemas de los españoles en el extranjero.

En cualquier caso la mesa de fotografía es una sección habituada a tratar con toda la redacción y editar este tipo de temas con cierta soltura. Ademas, en esta ocasión, el cambio de hora nos es favorable al encontrarse el país en cuestión situado al este. Hay una diferencia de ocho horas más con respecto a Japón. Esto quiere decir que a las doce de la noche, al filo de nuestra hora de cierre, son las ocho de la mañana en Tokio. Y al llegar a la redacción en la mañana de Madrid, es por la tarde en Tokio y ha llegado gran parte del material con el que contaremos para ilustrar el periódico.

En los últimos días estamos teniendo problemas en la mesa de edición fotográfica para ilustrar el tema principal que llega desde Japón. Y este no es otro que los problemas en los reactores de la central nuclear de Fukushima. Llegan muchas imágenes de los controles de radiación fuera de la zona desalojada,  de personas huyen de Tokio con su mascarilla y de los trabajos de busqueda de supervivientes y limpieza en las zonas afectadas… pero nada nuevo de la central. Porque los fotografos de zona de conflicto pueden buscar refugio en un bombardeo en Libia o tratar de esquivar las balas, pero no hay manera posible de ver la radiación y no hay modo de esconderse de su ataque. Por eso ningun fotógrafo se aventura en Fukushima y no tenemos imágenes de aquel lugar foco de la noticia estos últimos días.

Medical staff use a Geiger counter to screen a photographer for possible radiation exposure at a public welfare center in Niigata, northern Japan March 16, 2011. Radiation has been released into the atmosphere at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. on the country’s northeast coast, which was badly damaged after a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11.   REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN – Tags: DISASTER)

Ayer llegó un tweet de la agencia Magnum con estas declaraciones de su fotógrafo Dominic Nahr que se encuentra cubriendo la catástrofe para Time (aquí podéis ver parte de su trabajo en Japón):  “People from evacuation zone getting tested. Got tested too, happy to say, for now my levels are at 150, which is normal-ish.” / “Personas de la zona evacuada están siendo testeadas. Yo también lo he sido, estoy contento de poder decir que por ahora mis niveles están a 150, lo que es normal.”

Dominic Nahr, del mismo modo que el autor de la foto de Reuters que aparece arriba, tiene que ser revisado por los técnicos Japoneses para comprobar sus niveles de radiación. Esto es un ejemplo de como en una alarma nuclear el fotoperiodista puede convertirse muy fácilmente en noticia y resultar enfermo. Una pruba de la imposibilidad de documentar graficamente lo que ocurre en Fukushima.

Pero un nuevo tipo de fotografía está trayendo imágenes actuales de lo que ocurre en los reactores dañados. Unas cámaras a kilómetros de distancia, en el espacio, que retratan la central nuclear en plano cenital. Os recomiendo ver el trabajo de los compañeros de nuestra web publico.es donde con un ligero golpe de ratón podéis ver el antes y el después del terremoto desde el espacio. La comparación es terrorífica.

FUTABA, JAPAN – MARCH 14:  In this satellite view, the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power plant after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 14, 2011 in Futaba, Japan. Japanese officials report that a fire at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has released radioactive material into the air in the latest development in the chaos wrought by the recent earthquake and tsunami that have left at least 10,000 people dead in northeastern Japan.  (Photo by DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)

En un primer momento no me di cuenta de otro aspecto relevante y no importante teniendo en cuenta la perdida de vidas, son los daños causados en la industria fotográfica japonesa que suministra a todo el mundo las maquinas fotográficas necesarias para realizar nuestro trabajo. Preparé esta mañana un pequeño artículo donde hablo sobre este tema. Os corto-pego este texto que saldrá publicado en parte en el diario de mañana.

SMA10 TOKIO (JAPÓN) 15/03/11.- Japoneses miran a una pantalla grande que muestra los resultados de varios bolsas internacionales en Tokio, Japón, hoy martes 15 de marzo de 2011. El índice Nikkei de la Bolsa de Tokio bajó hoy al cierre 1.015,34 puntos, el 10,55 por ciento, hasta los 8.605,15 enteros, su tercera mayor caí­da de la historia, entre los temores por la situación en la planta nuclear de Fukushima. EFE/DIEGO AZUBEL

La industria fotográfica evalúa los daños en Japón

Una semana después del terremoto aún se desconoce cómo afectará la catástrofe a las empresas del sector fotográfico que tienen en Japón sus principales oficinas y centros de producción. Grandes marcas como Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Sony, Epson o Ricoh efectuaron donaciones de 0.9 a 2,7 millones de euros a organizaciones humanitarias, y comenzaron el mismo día 11 a evaluar y atajar los daños en su entramado corporativo.

Canon, líder mundial en cámaras digitales, ha sufrido una caída de 17.5% en su cotización en la bolsa de Tokio desde el comienzo de la crisis y habla en sus comunicados de 15 heridos y daños menores en equipamiento y edificios de las plantas situadas en las zonas más afectadas del norte del país.

Sony ha desalojado una decena fábricas detenido la producción de un semiconductor utilizado para el sensor digital CMOS que se incluye en gran cantidad de modelos. Nikon ha paralizado su planta de Sindai donde fabrican los modelos profesionales réflex cuyos nuevos lanzamientos se mantienen en suspenso. Y Fuji interrumpió durante tres días la producción de su X100, novedad estrella de la marca para 2011, que sufrirá ligeros retrasos en su salida que se esperaba para abril.

Si bien los daños en las empresas no parecen muy importantes, los cortes de electricidad y problemas de transporte derivados del terremoto, tsunami y posterior caos nuclear auguran retrasos en los lanzamientos, deficiencias en la distribución, aumento de precios y pérdidas económicas en todo el sector.

A technician of the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS) presents a graph on March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, Eastern France, registered today during a major earthquake in Japan. A 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan today, causing many injuries, deaths, fires and a tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline.  AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

Añadir que el texto de este artículo lo escribí inspirado por Guilloume de la sección de internacional de Público, con la ayuda de Antonio Muñoz de economía y con el camino marcado por el artículo de los compañeros de la siempre mágnifica quesabesde.com

2 nov 2010

Los Giants ganan las Series Mundiales de baseball


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ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches against Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Giants defeated the Rangers 3-1 to win the 2010 MLB World Series.   Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Esta pasada madrugada se jugó en Texas el quinto partido de la final de las World Series de baseball. Este es el máximo trofeo de este deporte en Estado Unidos y enfrenta a los ganadores de las dos ligas que existen en este país. Esta final jugada al mejor de siete tuvo como vencedor a los San Francisco Giants 4-1 tras ganar este quinto partido a los Texas Rangers 3-1. El baseball es un deporte poco conocido y practicado en España pero habla lengua hispana en los vestuarios de los USA. Muchos son los jugadores latinos que son estrellas en las ligas de todo el mundo. De este modo, un colombiano apellidado Renteria se llevó el galardon de MVP tras conseguir un homerun de tres carreras cuando había ya dos jugadores eliminados en la entrada. Una jugada que le dió la victoria al equipo de San Francisco.

Aquí tenéis una edición con las mejores fotos del partido de ayer. Imágenes de bateos, home runs, strikes, catchers, pitchers, bases y carreras en las diferentes entradas. Términos que se nos escapan a la mayoría de los españoles desconocerdores de este gran deporte.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush (L) watches Texas Rangers’ Michael Young (C) and Ian Kinsler in the middle of the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 5 of Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010.     REUTERS / Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

The U.S. flag is held by sailors before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Doug Pensinger / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Doug Pensinger / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz dives for a ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Freddy Sanchez during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

MCX039. ARLINGTON (TX, EE.UU.), 01/11/2010.- El abridor de Vigilantes, Cliff Lee, tira una bola hoy, lunes 1 de noviembre de 2010, durante la sexta entrada del quinto partido entre Gigantes y Vigilantes por la serie Mundial de la MLB en el Ballpark de Arlington (TX, EE.UU.). Gigantes lidera 3-1 la serie de siete juegos. EFE/Larry W. Smith

MCX040. ARLINGTON (TX, EE.UU.), 01/11/2010.- El jardinero derecho de Vigilantes Nelson Cruz se levanta para atrapar una bola bateada por Buster Posey hoy, lunes 1 de noviembre de 2010, durante la sexta entrada del quinto partido entre Gigantes y Vigilantes por la serie Mundial de la MLB en el Ballpark de Arlington (TX, EE.UU.). Gigantes lidera 3-1 la serie de siete juegos. EFE/Larry W. Smith

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers hits a solo home in the seventh inning against Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Elsa / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Fans rally towels as they watch the Texas Rangers play against the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Stephen Dunn / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz has a ball hit by San Francisco Giants’ Freddy Sanchez get by him for a single in the sixth inning during Game 5 of Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010.    REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

San Francisco Giants’ Edgar Renteria hits a three run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas Rangers’ left fielder Josh Hamilton jumps at the fence as the home run of San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey clears the wall in the eighth inning during Game 4 of Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

San Francisco Giants’ Edgar Renteria rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Cody Ross #13 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single against starting pitcher Cliff Lee #33 of the Texas Rangers in the seventh inning of Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A fan takes a picture with his phone during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants is out at second as Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers turns a double play in the fifth inning of Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Elsa / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Doug Pensinger / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton is called for his third strike by umpire Jeff Kellogg during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum walks off the field after throwing during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas Rangers’ Cliff Lee lobs the ball to first base on a bunt by San Francisco Giants’ Aubrey Huff during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Pitcher Brian Wilson #38 and catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate with teammates after striking out Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers to win the 2010 MLB World Series 3-1 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

The San Francisco Giants celebrate their victory in Game 5 over the Texas Rangers to win Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 3-1 to capture the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

San Francisco Giants’ Cody Ross is refeceted in the Commissioner’s Trophy after his team defeated the Texas Rangers in Game 5 to win Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010.       REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

MCX068. ARLINGTON (TX, EE.UU.), 01/11/2010.- Los jugadores de Vigilantes Elvis Andrus (i) y Bengie Molina (d) se lamentan sentados en la caseta después de que Gigantes venció hoy, lunes 1 de noviembre de 2010, en la serie Mundial de la MLB en el Ballpark de Arlington (TX, EE.UU.). La novena de San Francisco venció 4-1 a su contrincante de Texas. EFE/Larry W. Smith

San Francisco Giants’ Edgar Renteria holds the Commissioner’s Trophy as he gets sprayed with champagne after his team defeated the Texas Rangers in Game 5 to win Major League Baseball’s World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Texas Rangers fans react after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 3-1 to capture the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Cody Ross #13 of the San Francisco Giants walks through the dugout after the Giants won 3-1 the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Ronald Martinez / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 3-1 to capture the World Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 01: A detail of a San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Championship hat sits on the grass after the Giants won 3-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   Ronald Martinez / Getty Images / AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

17 sep 2010

40 años sin Jimi Hendrix


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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MEHDI CHERIFIA “US-MUSIC-SOCIETY-HISTORY-WOODSTOCK” This handout photo by Henry Diltz shows musician Jimi Hendrix at the original Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York in August 1969. The 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death is celebrated on September 17, 2010.            AFP PHOTO/HENRY DILTZ/MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY/NEWSCOM/HO  ++RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE++

Hace cuarenta años de la muerte del gran guitarrista e icono del rock Jimi Hendrix. Es uno de mis músicos favoritos y tengo algunas fotos guardadas por ahí. Al verlas pienso en esa gran época de la historia del rock y me imagino con una cámara reflex manual en el foso de Woodstock. Acreditado por la revista Rolling Stone en el Monterey Pop Festival. O de gira con Janis Joplin o con Dylan y The Band, fumando un porro en el camerino con Santana y haciéndome pasar por Jerry Garcia en los bares de San Francisco… Drogandome con las estrellas y acostandome con las “banderas” como en la película de Almost Famous. Supongo que también fue la gran década del periodismo musical. En este enlace a gettyimages podéis ver las fotos de Hendrix que tiene el archivo de esta agencia.

Hendrix es uno de los más grandes talentos musicales de todos los tiempos y, más allá del mito hippie que se ha creado con su imagen tras su muerte, es uno de los mejores guitarristas de todos los tiempos. Os invito a ver su actuación en el Monterey Pop Festival de 1967 del que he rescatado una versión de Like a Rolling Stone que no tiene desperdicio y que podéis ver más abajo.

Esta noche del 17 de septiembre pero de 1970 Hendrix murio ahogado en su propio vómito… una muerte legendaria para toda estrella del rock. Pero existen ciertas incognitas sobre lo realmente ocurrido. Pastillas, alcohol y drogas. Managers y novias despechados… ¿suicidio? En cualquier caso, es una buena ocasión recordar tiempos mejores para la fotografía musical, el amor y el rock&roll.

** FILE ** This Aug. 21, 1967 file photo shows Noel Redding, left, Jimi Hendrix, center, and Mitch Mitchell, of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, at Heathrow airport in London. Authorities say Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience of the 1960s, has been found dead in his Portland, Ore. hotel room. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp, file)

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix performing at the time of recording his album “Valleys of Neptune” (1969-1970) at an undisclosed location in this undated photo released to the press on March 8, 2010. The posthumous album contains material never released. Source: Sony Legacy via Bloomberg EDITOR’S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Jimi Hendrix poses in the bedroom of his flat at 23 Brook Street in the Mayfair district in London, U.K., on Jan. 4, 1969. The apartment will be open to visitors for two weeks in September to accompany a Jimi Hendrix exhibition at Handel House next door. The exhibition runs through Nov. 7. Source: Barrie Wentzell Photography via Bloomberg EDITOR’S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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