Fall in La Alpujarra

•November 16, 2012 • Leave a Comment

During the weekend 9-11 Nov 2011, I took part of the 1st Photographical Rally of Sierra Nevada. Although the concept of rally for taking good pictures is contradictory by nature, then I decided to quit this concept and simply taking pictures. This one was awarded with the 1st prize in the Autumn’s Fall category. Enjoy your autumn’s fall if you have any in your nearby. L.¬†

Leiden and its Treasures

•May 21, 2012 • 1 Comment

It seems it will be an interesting blog to follow… Welcome and join me in my friend Ana’s adventure.

Leiden and its Treasures.

Wild beauty

•March 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

From the mountains I have seen, I find the Alps as the wildest and most beautiful ones. I must say that I have not visited either Canada, USA or the Himalaya Range.

For me, whenever I have the chance to contemplate some of the peaks in the Alps, as the ones here (Les Aiguilles Rouges), it is unavoidable to be admired (and frightened) by our calm and blue planet. Can you imagine how the Earth must have trembled to rise these mountains??

Ordesa National Park

•March 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The woods at the north of Spain have a special beauty, the great variety of trees, the type of rocks, the rivers and the colour of the river water can give rise to SPECTACULAR places as this one. The summer 2007 had been rather dry, therefore the river in this picture is not showing its most impressive character as the 2010, for instance.

To take this picture we woke up early in the morning (or late in the night), we drove a few tens of km and after a long walk we entered the most colourful and light forest that I have ever been to. It was really difficult to decide where to set up the camera, tripod, filters, etc to capture this warm autumn rainbow in October 2007.

Autumn at the Artiga de Lin (Spain)

•February 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I am from south Spain, Granada. Here, we have very few forests. In autumn 2008 I had the great chance of visiting the north of Spain during one of the most colorful weeks of the year. From a small village in Ordesa National Park, we drove to the Artiga de Lin, a spectacular place at the Pyrenees Mountains, the border between France and Spain. It was a clear and cold morning, two meteorological phenomena that can almost grant to take good pictures. I hope you will like this one and the ones I will post in consecutive weeks.

A refurbishment — My mountains

•February 15, 2011 • Leave a Comment

There will be a refurbishment of this blog. Although still “my” blog, I will periodically upload some of the mountain pictures I take. In the caption, I will briefly describe the picture, the place I took the image and some of the feelings (pain, happiness, effort, proud, etc) that I had during the hiking and at the summit… I sincerely hope that you will enjoy them as much as I did (and of course, with much less effort ūüôā )

Matterhorn from Zermatt

Matterhorn from Zermatt

That morning (I should say, “that night”) we woke up at 6 am in order to get the first cable car to the Klein Matterhorn. The temperature in Zermatt was really low, but nothing compared with what we lived at the summit of the Klein Matterhorn and during our walk to the Breithorn (the easiest 4000 m mountain to reach in the Swiss Alps). The temperature was -18¬ļC, with wind gusts such that the temperature fell below -40¬ļC… Regardless these extreme conditions, the views were worthy to suffer a bit. Our hiking to the Breithorn was not possible as we were not fully equipped… we only walked along safe paths on the glacier.

¬ŅY si no fu√©semos estructuralmente sim√©tricos?

•May 30, 2008 • 2 Comments

Lo siento por mis amigos y familiares médicos, pero no puedo dejar de escribir este suceso en mi blog.

Externamente el cuerpo es sim√©trico -casi-, internamente lo es en cierta medida: no tenemos 2 h√≠gados, 2 corazones, etc, o sea, hay cierta asimetr√≠a en cuanto a visceras y tejidos blandos, pero la estructura √≥sea es sim√©trica ¬Ņo me equivoco? (no lo creo).

La historia es como sigue: el a√Īo pasado comenc√© con dolores en la cadera izquierda, me hicieron una radiograf√≠a que al verla mi doctor de cabecera en el Centro de Salud de Mirasierra (Granada) me diagnostica artrosis en cadera izquierda, e incluso me ense√Īa en la radiograf√≠a la patolog√≠a en la cadera izquierda. No tiene cura, s√≥lo paliar el dolor con analg√©sicos varios. Pasan los meses y el dolor en esa cadera remite un poco, pero es la derecha la que comienza a doler de forma m√°s aguda, molesta y continua que la izquierda. Vuelvo a mi m√©dico de cabecera, le cuento lo que me est√° ocurriendo y me remite al reumat√≥logo. Dos meses despu√©s -tiempo que transcurri√≥ entre la solicitud de la cita con el especialista y cuando el Servicio Andaluz de Salud S me la di√≥- voy al reumat√≥logo y con la misma radiograf√≠a de 4 meses atr√°s en la que un m√©dico vi√≥ claramente artrosis en cadera izquierda, el reumat√≥logo me dice que tengo una calcificaci√≥n en la cadera derecha, ense√Ī√°ndome el mismo lugar que hace 4 meses el m√©dico de cabecera me hab√≠a mostrado la artrosis.

Ahora bien, no soy m√©dico, podr√≠a ser que padezca ambos males: artrosis y calcificaci√≥n, pero lo que NO HA OCURRIDO EN ESTOS 4 MESES ES UNA ROTACI√ďN DE MI ESTRUCTURA √ďSEA QUE HAYA TORNADO EL LADO IZQUIERDO EN EL DERECHO. Con esto vengo a decir que el diagn√≥stico m√©dico en este caso particular viene muy muy sesgado por lo que el paciente dice y no por lo que las pruebas objetivas indican. NO PUEDE SER, ES INACEPTABLE, QUE UN M√ČDICO DE CABECERA Y UN REUMAT√ďLOGO ORIENTEN UNA RADIOGRAF√ćA DE TAL FORMA QUE LA ENFERMEDAD DEL PACIENTE SE REFLEJE EN ELLA.

Este es el sistema de salud que nos ampara, y ahora entiendo mejor todos esos errores m√©dicos que a veces han tenido consecuencias en todo un espectro de gravedad: desde este peque√Īo error sin mayor transcendencia que aqu√≠ cuento hasta muertes.

Si la evolución del ser humano no ha terminado, me pregunto si ésta también tendrá en cuenta los errores médicos para marcarnos internamente tal que la simetría ósea deje de ser perfecta y facilite algunos diagnósticos médicos basados en radiografías, por ej.