Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman: Blog en-us Maria Ollman [email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman: Blog 113 120 Despacito Lyrics translated (correctly)    While I searched the Web for the lyrics to Despacito in Spanish, I found the translations were all over the place so I spent some time translating it properly! Even though it is totally unrelated to my photography, I thought other people would appreciate it so I am sharing it! Great song Luis Fonsi!


Yes, you know that I've been watching you for a while

Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote

I have to dance with you today

Tengo que bailar contigo hoy



I saw, your eyes were calling me

Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome

Show me the way that I go, oh

Muéstrame el camino que yo voy (Oh).

You you are the magnet and I'm the metal

Tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal

I'm getting closer and I'm putting together the plan

Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan

Just the thought of it accelerates the pulse, oh yeah

Sólo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso (Oh, yeah)

Already, already I'm enjoying it more than usual

Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal

All my senses are asking for more

Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más

This must be taken without any trouble

Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro.




I want to breathe your neck slowly

Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito

Let me tell you things in your ear

Deja que te diga cosas al oído

So that you remember when you're not with me

Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo



I want to undress you with kisses slowly

Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito

Sign the walls of your labrynth

Firmar las paredes de tu laberinto

And make your whole body a manuscript

Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito

Turn it up turn it up..... turn it up, turn it up

(Sube, sube, sube… sube, sube!)


I wanna see your hair dance

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo

I wanna be your rhythm

Quiero ser tu ritmo

I want you to teach my mouth

Que le enseñes a mi boca

Your favourite places (favourite, favourite, babe!)

Tus lugares favoritos (Favorito, favorito, baby!)

Let me surpass your danger zones

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro

Till I make you scream

Hasta provocar tus gritos

And forget your last name

Y que olvides tu apellido. 



If I ask you for a kiss , come give It to me

Si te pido un beso, ven dámelo

I know that you're thinking about it

Yo sé que estás pensándolo

I've been trying for some time

Llevo tiempo intentándolo

Mom this is giving and giving it

Mami esto es dando y dándolo

You know that your heart with me makes you, boom boom!

Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace, Boom-Boom!

You know that well is looking for my boom boom!

Sabes que esa beba está buscando de mi, Boom-Boom!

Come taste my mouth to see what It tastes like

Ven prueba de mi boca para ver cómo te sabe

I want, want, want to see how much love is enough

Quiero, quiero, quiero ver cuánto amor a ti te cabe

I'm not in a hurry , I want to do the trip

Yo no tengo prisa, yo me quiero dar el viaje

Let's start slowly then wildly

Empezamos lento, después salvaje.


Step by step, soft softly

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

We're going to take it little by little

Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito

When you kiss me with such dexterity

Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza

I think that you're a malicious delicacy.

Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza.

Step by step, soft softly

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

We're going to get caught, little by little

Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito

And is just that this beauty is a puzzle

Y es que esa belleza es un rompecabezas

But to put it together, here I have the pieces

Pero pa' montarlo aquí tengo la pieza, oye!




I wanna breathe your neck slowly

Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito

Let me whisper things into your ear

Deja que te diga cosas al oído

So that you remember if you're not with me

Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo



I wanna undress you with kisses slowly

Quiero desnudarte a besos, despacito

Sign the walls of your labyrinth

Firmar las paredes de tu laberinto

And make your whole body a manuscript

Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up!

(Sube, sube, sube… sube, sube!)


I wanna see you dance

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo

I wanna be your rhythm

Quiero ser tu ritmo

I want you to show me

Que le enseñes a mi boca

Your favourite places, favourite, favourite, babe!

Tus lugares favoritos (Favorito, favorito, baby!)

Let me surpass your danger zones

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro

Till it makes you scream

Hasta provocar tus gritos

And forget your last name

Y que olvides tu apellido



We will do It on the beach in Puerto Rico

Vamo' hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico

Till the waves scream, Oh blessed!

Hasta que las olas griten ¡Ay bendito!

So that my seal stays with you (Bail it out)

Para que mi sello se quede contigo (Bailalo!)


Step by step, soft softly

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

We're going to take it little by little

Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito

I want you to teach my mouth

Que le enseñes a mi boca

Your favourite places, favourite, favourite, babe!

Tus lugares favoritos (Favorito, favorito, baby!)

Step by step, soft softly

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

We're going to take it little by little

Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito

Till it makes you scream (Fonsi)

Hasta provocar tus gritos (Fonsi!)

And forget your last name (DY)

Y que olvides tu apellido (DY)



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Photoshop Selection tool not working Hi there,

I bet you are here due to the same fustration I have experienced due to the selection tool being extremely slow or not working at all, well fear not, I would like to help!

After searching everywhere on the net like, forever and not finding any help, I finally figured it out myself! Yayyy!

It was just a matter of twiking my Photoshop settings in Preferences and it was so easy that I felt like a fool for not trying it out sooner! So here is a screen shot of what it looks like, all you have to do is go to your preferences then performance and do the same! You are welcome!

Settings for optimising Photoshop selection toolSettings for optimising Photoshop selection toolPhotoshop Settings for best performance of selection tool

You can thank me here or on my Facebook page and come say hi! :-)

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Mount St Helens  Mount St Helens on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Seattle and Portland. 

St Helens Up CloseSt Helens Up CloseThe beauty of Mount St Helens after the blast.


Different scenery from Mount Rainier, yet equally amazing! This Volcano Crater sure looks different with snow on it!

St Helens Devastation (1 of 1)St Helens Devastation (1 of 1)Hisilicon K3

You can see the affects of the devastating eruption in 1980, the 46m tall Douglas trees that once were, now remain like snapped tooth picks.

St Helens Blast St Helens Blast The affect of the 1980 eruption on the Douglas trees in Mount St Helens.

A total of around 595 Km of forest was burned. There is life now starting to live here and I was lucky to capture it very early at sunrise!

St Helens CaterpilarSt Helens CaterpilarLife at Mount St Helens after the devastating blast in 1980.

It is nice to see life starting here, like this beautiful orange dotted caterpillar on a beautiful tiny flower, in this bare landscape.

It was unreal experiencing the sunset overlooking the Mt St Helens Volcano Crater!

Mount St HelensMount St HelensMount St Helens in a dramatic setting.

The sunrise was equally amazing! The sunset or sunrise didn't shine on Mount St Helens like I wished for, but nature still blessed me  in other ways.

[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Mount St Helens Volcanic Blast orange dotted caterpilar Thu, 22 May 2014 14:42:00 GMT
Mount Rainier National Park Now let the trip around the USA begin! First stop Mount Rainier National Park!

 As soon as I entered, I knew I was in a beautiful place! Just such a lush, green and dense forest, so pretty covered in spring snow.

Mount Rainier PeakMount Rainier PeakMount Rainier Volcano, Washington.

Mount Rainier gets about 87 inches of Snow every year and there are 25 glaciers that cap the mountain! Hard to believe this is still an active Volcano with the potential to erupt again! 

Mount Rainier Glacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial River                                                            

There are many Glacier rivers to be found, some dry at this time.

Glacial RiverGlacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial River

As we went up and up the Mountain, it was even more and more breathtaking!

Christine FallsChristine FallsChristine Falls in Washington

There were the Christine Falls,

Narada FallsNarada FallsNarada Falls at Mount Rainier.

The powerful Narada Falls.

I definitely recommend you coming to  Mount Rainier, where you can let Mother Nature entertain you and be richly rewarded!

Stopped in Paradise nearby, a place that from photos, it does look like Paradise in the Summer. As I am here in Spring, I can't see any meadows but it still looks like a paradise just the same. Here in Paradise, they get from 126 inches to 400 inches with upwards of 13 feet of snow on the ground every year!

Paradise Inn Snow (1 of 1)Paradise Inn Snow (1 of 1)

 The Paradise Inn has been here since 1916. There are no TV's, Internet or bathroom in your room. This Inn is just a cosy place to relax by the fire! It is just magical to stick your head out the bedroom window and see snow piled so high that you can touch it!

Paradise Inn (1 of 1)Paradise Inn (1 of 1)

Even now, it still has snow pilled as high as our bedroom window at the Paradise Inn, on the second floor!

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Sunset in Paradise!

Mount Rainier DeerMount Rainier DeerMount Rainier Deer

We were blessed with seeing Deer just strolling around in a group eating and not too concerned as I stopped to photograph them. 

Blue JayBlue JayBlue Jay in Mount Rainier National Park.

We even got our first glimpse of a blue Jay!


[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Christine Falls Mount Rainier Narada Falls National Park Snow in Paradise Wed, 21 May 2014 08:12:00 GMT
Grayland United States of America

Washington Coast

This journey in America, starts in Seattle.  I will come back to explore it at a later time as for now the mission is to pick up the RV, or Recreational Vehicle, which is something like a Campervan. Starting from Grayland, south of Seattle, on the coast of Washington.


 Living in a Recreational Vehicle for the next 5 months touring the US will certainly be a shock going from a 15 room house to a Campervan that, all you do is go up 3 steps and you are in your Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, Bathroom and your car, all at the same time! Great, now I can actually spend time photographing instead of cleaning my house!


Grayland, as I found out when going for a drive, has a grey beach with very flat compact sand were you can ride your four-wheel drive and go fishing! 

Grayland BeachGrayland BeachGrayland Beach in Washington

This beach seems to go on for miles!

[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Beach Grayland Ocean RV Washington Tue, 20 May 2014 13:56:00 GMT
Ketchikan Alaska Next stop in Alaska is Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World.

KetchikanKetchikan"Ketchikan in Alaska",

Here I walked through the beautiful Alaskan wilderness, the Rainforest was so lush and green.

Ketchikan RainforestKetchikan Rainforest"Ketchikan Rainforest in Alaska"

Didn't come across any Bears but I did see huge mushrooms in the forest, huge Starfish, Seals, Bald Eagles and the biggest Slugs ever!

WhaleWhaleWhale in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Did miss out on seeing the Orcas as they were not around at the time. Whales have been plentiful everywhere, but sadly none were breaching or doing any cool moves!

Delicate BalanceDelicate Balance"Ketchikan Rainforest in Alaska",

The next stop was meant to be Victoria in Canada, but it also got cancelled, so off to Seattle in Washington. The beginning of our trip around the States!

[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Banana Slug Ketchikan in Alaska Rainforest Tue, 20 May 2014 04:07:00 GMT
Juneau Alaska Next town was Juneau, here I saw Whales and Seals and my first Glacier, the Mendenhall Glacier!

Juneau Town, AlaskaJuneauJuneau in Alaska

I even picked from the lake the most beautiful carved piece of ice, which was so smooth and so clear, you could see through it, amazingly  it didn't even feel freezing cold like when you get ice from a freezer, amazing! I felt it's smoothness and stare at it for ages, beautiful as a diamond!

Ice FloatIce FloatIce float in Juneau, Alaska

From Juneau, we cruised the beautiful Glacier Bay channel and it was at Glacier Bay National Park that I saw a 21 mile long and about a mile wide Glacier with high peaks of icebergs shifting and making loud crackling noises like fireworks! Waited for about an hour in the freezing cold to finally witness pieces falling into the ocean and making big waves, very impressive show indeed!

Mendenhall GlacierMighty GlacierMendenhall Glacier at Glacier National Park, Alaska.

Unfortunately, all two thousand of us on board wanted to catch a photo or a video of the Mendenhall Glacier and as soon as a piece cracked off and fell, a couple of people immediately stuck their cameras in front of mine and I missed the all important action, this is what I managed to get, the wave starting to form from the ice fall!

"Mendenhall Glacier"Glacier Wave"Mendenhall Glacier","Glacier National Park",Alaska.


[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Alaska Glacier Bay Ice Mendenhall Glacier Thu, 15 May 2014 14:48:00 GMT
Alaska - Sitka Now for the next adventure, the beautiful Alaska!

The first stop was supposed to be the Denali National Park but it was canceled and changed for Sitka, where the Movie "The Proposal" was filmed.

Sitka TownSitka"Sitka town in Alaska",

Sitka has a temperate climate, the temperature here is a constant 15 to 20 degrees all year round!

Baby Spotted OwlBaby OwlBaby Spotted Owl in Alaska

Bald EagleBald EagleBald Eagle in Alaska,Sitka

Here, I saw bald Eagles, Golden spotted Eagles, Brown Bears, cute baby Black Bears, Owls, Salmon, and of course the beautiful scenery is never ending!

[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) alaska bald eagle sitka spotted owl Wed, 14 May 2014 16:02:00 GMT
Maui - My favorite Island After exploring the big island, it was off to Maui which was by far, my favorite Island of them all!

Maui is not crowded and has a bit of everything that the other islands have plus more!


Kahakuloa Head ViewKahakuloa Head ViewKahakuloa Head View

The beaches are plentiful and so are the waterfalls, mountains and valleys everywhere you go!

Three Bears FallsThree Bears FallsThree Bears Falls


The famous road to Hanna with its challenging one lane jagged, narrow roads along the cliffs, is worth doing for it's diverse scenery along the way!

Volcano HighwayVolcano HighwayRoad to Hana

Then for the highlight of my life, the Haleakala Crater which is a massive 10,023 feet which rises 30,000 feet from the ocean's floor! As we drive up to the jagged, windy , road, the weather is cold, rainy and cloudy. I put my hands out the window and I could actually touch the fluffiness of the clouds and my hand didn't even get wet even though it was raining down below, explain that! Then all of a sudden, it was like entering a whole new world!

Haleakala LookoutHaleakala LookoutHaleakala Lookout

The sky was now clear and blue with the sun shining warm and bright, all with the clouds right below me, without me being on an airplane! What an amazing sight! It took my breath away for a moment as I wondered, was this for real?

Haleakala Sunset over cloudsHaleakala Sunset over cloudsHaleakala Sunset over the clouds

I savoured this surreal place for a couple of hours in awe until the sun went down, taking so many photos so I could keep this memory forever and to share with you this unreal experience!

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Please browse the Gallery where photographs can be purchased, for you to enjoy at home!

[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) beach hawaii kahakuloa point on maui photos road to hana three bears falls Mon, 12 May 2014 16:02:00 GMT
The Big Island Kona Now  the third Island of Hawaii explored, the "Big Island" in Kona, home of the two most active volcanos in the world, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. This Island was a total contrast to the other Islands, as all you see here is Volcanic landscapes and active and Inactive Volcanos and instead of brown dirt and greenery, all you see is black volcanic rocks for miles on end which forming diverse, interesting landscapes.

Volcanic RoadVolcanic Road

There are red and black sand beaches like the Punalu'u Black Sand beach.

Punalu Black Sand BeachPunalu Black Sand BeachPunalu Black Sand Beach

Travelled the 11mile Crater Rim Drive that loops around Kilauea Summit, we stopped to have lunch on the edge of a crater, overlooking the Kilauea Caldera Volcano, what amazing views of the Halema'uma'u Crater with a lava lake churning 300 feet below, its steam vents blowing up into the sky! It was in Kona that the first mishap happened, where the car tyre got slashed on a sharp volcano rock in the middle of nowhere but we got out of it alive.

Lava SmokeLava SmokeBillowing Smoke from Kilauea

We took the helicopter tour to experience the lava on the active Volcano and I was disappointed as it was nothing like the advertised photographs, showing the red hot spewing lava running into the sea, so I felt misled, but I did see a bit of active lava from way up in the sky while on the Helicopter!

Molten LavaMolten LavaLava from Kilauea Volcano

Kona has a beautiful curious green and yellow lizard that loves to look at people pass by and also the cute Mongooses that were just too fast for me to photograph! Visited the Akaka Falls below:

Akaka FallsAkaka FallsAkaka Falls on the Big Island

Rainbow Falls to the West of the Island in Hilo as you can see, they actually have a Rainbow!

Rainbow FallsRainbow FallsRainbow Falls in Hilo

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[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Akaka Falls Black Sand Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Kona Punalu'u Beach Rainbow Falls Volcanic Highway Fri, 09 May 2014 15:23:00 GMT
Island of Kauaʻi Second Island visited: Kauaʻi. Now this island was more alike it! Although modernised, it had less traffic. The first day was chill out day in the pools that the Kauaʻi Beach Resort had to offer and there were a lot to choose from, not to mention the cascading waterfalls flowing into each of them and into the hot spas too! The beach is just opposite these pools!


The next day was used to explore the South West of the island. Let me tell you about the chickens and rosters here, they are wild, absolutely everywhere by the thousands, all along busy roads and the amazing thing is that I didn't see a single one as road kill! The locals told me, they are not interested in eating them as they would take too long to catch and then prepare! Shops sell T-Shirts that say Stupid Freakin' Chicken,lol!

Chickens of HawaiiChickens of HawaiiChickens of Hawaii

Quite a beautiful Island with lots to see when you drive all around which takes about 2.5 hours, either towards North or South, that is, with no stops. For photographers everything takes longer to see as we seem to pay more close attention to not only the big apparent things but also to the small things, not to mention the time it takes to craft that perfect photograph that speaks a thousand words to the viewer.

Waimea FallsWaimea FallsWaimea Canyon

 One of the best sceneries found here in Kuai'i for me was the Waimea Canyon with its beautiful multi coloured lush Canyons and the huge Waipo'o Falls with a drop of 800 feet! Unfortunately the weather turned bad and my helicopter ride to view it from above was cancelled on me but at least I got to photograph it along the way from a few viewpoints along the windy cliff roads and I saved myself over 500 dollars!

Waimea CanyonWaimea CanyonWaimea Canyon

The day ended with a beautiful Sunset, at Ke'e Beach. 

Sunset Beach at KeeSunset Beach at Kee



[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Beach Canyon Falls Hawaii Kauaʻi Ke'e Sunset. Waimea Waipo'o Mon, 05 May 2014 08:16:00 GMT
Hawaii here I come! Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy reading about my travels and enjoy the beauty of each place through my eyes and hopefully the photographs will speak a thousand words for me! Your comments about them will be appreciated and I will reply to you personally!  You can also sign up for RSS feeds so you get notified of new blog posts, enjoy!

Please be patient between posts as I have now realised that it is not going to be easy posting regularly, as many times there is no internet available to me for days at a time! Now lets begin!

First stop Hawaii, first Island on the itinerary; Oahu, Honolulu! Photo below was taken at Waikiki Beach as the sun went down.

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I have always heard that you better off not having any expectations about anything so you don't get disappointed but I as I had this mental picture of lush greenery, palm trees and beaches, I was naturally disappointed as I travelled from the Airport to Waikiki. I saw a busy, crowded city, with lots of homeless people sleeping on the streets of Waikiki beach, which was extremely crowded with tourists, not my scene but if you like shopping for the big brand labels then this is the place for you!  I would like to give a big Thank You to Will, for his help and guidance during our stay in Honolulu! Photo below was taken of Honolulu in the morning, it was cold and raining!

Ko'olau Cliffs StormKo'olau Cliffs StormKo'olau Cliffs Storm overlooking Honolulu

The next day, I set out on a tour that took me through the North East part of the Island. Funny enough, the tour bus had 22 Australians on it out of 26 people on the bus! Being a photographer means you take your time to craft that perfect shot and so I was  the last one to get back on the bus, which meant I had to do the Hula dance in front of all those people!It was on this tour where I then got the opportunity to see the things I was expecting out of Hawaii, like beautiful tropical scenery, beaches, turtles and my favourite, the lush jagged mammoth Ko'olau cliffs that you can see from Miles away! This is where Jurassic Park 4 was actually being filmed when I stopped by the road overlooking the Ko'olau cliffs as below.

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Here is a couple of the beaches, on the north east:

Pali BeachPali BeachPali White Beach

Pali Lookout-2Pali Lookout-2

Along the way, I visited the many macadamia, bananas, pineapples and coffee plantations and I must say the best pineapple I have ever tasted, is Hawaiian pineapple! Can't say the same for the coconuts or mangoes which tasted horrible but maybe it was a bad batch. I did love the Taro chips and the macadamias covered in dark chocolate! Surprisingly the bananas are expensive at 65 US cents each but they taste so good!

Had a go at the largest maze in the world (for 2008) on the north part of Honolulu. It is about the size of 3 football fields with many tricky passages and if I had done it on my own, I would definitely have gotten lost! It took 40 minutes to finish it and that was with a map! There were some nice beaches along the way too which even had turtles swimming! Missed out on photographing them out of the water thought!



[email protected] (Artistic Photography by Maria Ollman) Beach Hawaii Honolulu Landscapes Oahu Photos Waikiki Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:30:00 GMT
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