Picture of the Week

29 July 2021

Week 27: More Vía Verde, Iñaki’s party in B&W

Filed under: — Administrator @ 13:54

A rather quiet week with the usual cycling and work, but it ended with a nice long birthday party which gave me a chance to photograph lots of people.

27_1
I started the week with a bike ride on the Vía Verde, the gravel track that was once a railway. The best pictures were from just before reaching the actual track. The colours of the distant mountains were beautiful:
1010462

27_2
And the vineyards were lush and green:
1010463

27_3
1010461

27_4
1010460

27_5
I stopped for a break in Agost on my way home. The square was empty as usual but decorations on the façade of the town hall and balconies around the square gave a hint that a local fiesta was in preparation (Covid permitting, as always):
1010469

27_6
1010467

27_7
I continued my quasi-fascination with the tiny individual cabins that have been created at our office, for people who work in shared offices and need to have privacy for an online meeting etc. Since these cabins are close to my office, I often photograph the occupants. Here is Antoine using one of them:
DSF7922

27_8
And my favourite “victim”, Eri:
DSF7924

27_9
One afternoon I stopped for a beer at Malatesta on my way home. The bar, a veritable temple of good beer, is in a location that precludes it from having a proper terrace; all they can have is a few tables on the sidewalk, and when the weather is nice, they are invariably all occupied:
DSF7932

27_10
So I went inside, entertaining myself with the scribblings on the walls:
DSF7931

27_11
DSF7930

27_12
And this little mutt and his human have been there every time during my last few visits:
DSF7927

The remaining images are from a birthday party which started at noon and lasted into the evening. It was held in a house in the countryside in the hills above Benidorm.

27_13
I first looked at the view of the mountains from the house, and the various plantations, covered to protect the nuts and fruits from birds:
1050631

27_14
I love the lemon trees that everyone has in their gardens around here:
1050632

27_15
At these parties, everyone is taking pictures (mostly with their phones), standard stuff such as various poses, the blowing out of the candles on the cake etc. I prefer something different, so this time I decided to do everything in B&W and mainly portraits. This picture and the next two were made with my Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit, my favourite portrait lens. This is Hans, who just the day before came back from a 13,000 km motorcycle trip to Nordkapp (continental Europe’s northernmost point):
1050635

27_16
Mati:
1050640

27_17
Eliot:
1050638

27_18
The BBQ chef getting ready for work:
1050642

27_19
Hans with a little charmer:
1050644

27_20
The little girl is happy to get a plate of food:
1050646

27_21
Hanging on her father’s leg:
1050662

27_22
Conversation:
1050657

27_23
To finish, the same view as in no. 13 but now in early evening, with low clouds and haze:
1050673

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress