Picture of the Week

4 March 2021

Week 08: Jijona and the beach

Filed under: — Administrator @ 17:04

It was a busy week at work; the first quarter of the year is always quite intense at our agency. And this year is strange since all events and meetings are online. Most of my photos are from morning walks and bike rides, although there is a bit of the office as well.

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On Sunday morning I started the day with a walk on the beach, again taking my Leica 90mm lens out for a spin. I liked this scene with the colourful padel surfer against the blue/greyish sea and sky:
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A family of three:
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Looking for worms, presumably:
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Later in the morning I cycled to Jijona, stopping to photograph this piece of wall art on a drab underpass:
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In Jijona, I was surprised to see that the outdoor nativity scene was still there; in normal years it is taken down in mid-January. But I was quite pleased, because usually when I go there, the sun is shining brightly, creating ugly shadows and harsh highlights. This time it was overcast, so I had a nice giant softbox in the sky, and I took advantage of it:
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Then, a few random images from my neighbourhood. A cute dachshund outside a convenience store:
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A restaurant sign, constituting a graphical summary of the menu:
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A more typical restaurant image these days, closed until better times arrive:
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The people who live on this semi-rural street are fed up with the condition of the road:
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Each spring, we hold a meeting of our public stakeholders (mainly EU member states and some international organisations). It is usually a 2-day affair, held in the country that has the EU’s rotating presidency that half-year, which right now is Portugal. So if the damn virus had not imprisoned us, we would have been in Lisbon; instead, we were at our desks, looking at Zoom. Stephanie reads the mandatory data protection statement before we start:
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Blanca speaks:
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A nicer image from the office. Our trainee Alejandra was celebrating her 23rd birthday, and shared a cake with her fellow trainees (we have six altogether in our department). Strictly speaking, this is not allowed but we all looked the other way, except me and my camera:
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I finished the week the way I started it, with a sunrise walk on the beach:
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This man, dressed in yellow, conveniently appeared as a nice compositional element. He walked towards the water:
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At the edge of the water, he began exercising:
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Finally, I took some photos of the sand, in different ways:
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