Picture of the Week

13 April 2009

Week 14: sun and rain

Filed under: — Administrator @ 16:13

A somewhat mixed bag this week, arranged chronologically. The main focus of my photography was Semana Santa, which is the subject of a dedicated gallery on one of my other sites. What I show here are snippets of what else took place during the week.

Main
On Sunday afternoon, I was still in Sierra Nevada (see week 13), waiting for my wife and children to finish skiing. I sat in the lounge of the hotel, worked on my laptop, and from time to time looked out the window:
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The alternates
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Alternate 1
On the way back to Alicante, we stopped for dinner at this truck-stop looking place. The food was inexpensive, delicious and plentiful–what more can one ask for on the road?:
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Then some pictures of members of my team at the office.

Alternate 2
Wilma:
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On Wednesday we all went out for lunch to say goodbye to a temp who was leaving us the next day.

Alternate 3
During the meal, a Dutch girl, Nathalie was showing off the sonograms of the baby she is carrying to another temp, Karin (who is French). Besides the fact that Karin is quite a stunning woman, I really liked the interaction between the two:
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Alternate 4
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Alternate 5
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Then three pictures from home.

Alternate 6
Another glorious sunset over the golf course:
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Alternate 7
One of the standard suggestions in photography is that when one is confronted by a beautiful sunset, it is always a good idea to turn around and see what the rays of the setting sun are illuminating. Even a crane and a building under construction begin to look attractive:
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Alternate 8
Friday afternoon we had a torrential downpour, fortunately only lasting about an hour:
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By Saturday things were back to normal, and I took a walk along the beach. I happened upon a game of volleyball but played according to soccer rules, i.e. no hands allowed.

Alternate 9
The ball is served by kicking it from a makeshift tee:
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Alternate 10
The players pass the ball to each other, or across the net, by heading:
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Alternate 11
…of by kicking, of course:
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