despues de la lluvia

bilbao in spring.  it rains almost every day for a few hours.  but after the rain stops… la luz.  

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barrika cliffs.

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sopelana beach cliffs.

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we took a day trip to san juan de luz in france.

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it became apparent that the light had a different quality in san juan de luz.  saint john of light.  john must have been a photographer.

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i decided to take a bike ride in gordexola one morning.  headphones in, innocence mission on the frequency, one hand on the handlebar, and a giant camera in the other hand, i set off on a wobbly course.

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geese angrily greeted me.  they seemed even more unhappy that i stopped.  and nearly incensed that i took their picture…

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beautiful old homes lined the long, narrow streets.  it’s a mostly rural village, so i eventually passed many sheep pastures.

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today was the day of the photoshoot.  instead of a wedding, Elaine and Mikel decided to have an all day portrait session all over el pais vasco.  i am so pleased with the resulting images… and so are they.

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these kids thought we were crazy.  a guy in a tux, a girl in a bridal gown, and two photographers chasing them around on the beach.

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the guggenheim!  i never actually went inside.  the outside was enough for me.  and besides, i heard that the inside is less than impressive anyway.

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bilbao at night.

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laga beach, unesco urdaibai reserve.  i could’ve spent weeks here.

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txaber and his auntie teba.  cute little guy.  might be in competition with my nephews…

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txaber and his dad, xerjio.  txaber’s mom didn’t like this activity.

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maidercon con un abuelito.  that’s what the spanish call a dandelion.  it literally means “little grandfather”.  makes sense i guess.

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all images © andrew r. slaton | photographer 2009