Grape Harvest in the Penedès, Spain

Grape Harvest in the Penedès wine region of Spain. August 2009. Image 01
Grape Harvest in the Penedès wine region of Spain. August 2009.

The end of August marks the beginning of grape harvest season in the Penedès wine region of Spain. Tractors overloaded with grapes crowd the roads and create traffic jams on the normally empty roads. Even the locals who know the back-road shortcuts aren’t immune to being stuck behind a grape harvesting machine or truck hauling grapes back to a winery. Small villages in the area run communal grape presses and the smell of wine production fills the air as you pass by them.
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Panoramic: Penedès Wine Region, Spain

This panoramic was captured on a biking trip through parts of the Penedès Wine Region of Spain. The village in the background is la llacuna, Spain with views of the mountain of Montserrat behind it.

Panoramic of the Penedès Wine Region of Spain
Panoramic of the Penedès Wine Region of Spain, 2009.

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Biking the Penedès Wine Region, Spain

Biking through the Penedès  Wine Region of Spain

I am doing a WorkAway in the Penedès Wine region of Spain a few hours outside of Barcelona. My host runs a wine tourism business which partly specializes in giving tours of the wine region on bike. This Sunday we set out for a 30km ride to see some of the sights around the area. Click “continue reading” to check out the rest of the photos.

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This Will Destroy You @ Lido. Berlin, Germany

This Will Destroy You at Lido. Berlin, Germany

I had the opportunity to shoot This Will Destroy You at Lido in Berlin, Germany last Sunday. This Will Destroy You is an instrumental rock back from Texas that I discovered earlier in the year thanks to one of my favorite web comics, Questionable Content. Since then it’s been on non-stop playback. Check out the rest of the post for some more photos and some photo notes.

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Juarez, Mexico. Photo Essay

Juarez, Mexico.

Killings show up every day in the news. Politicians on both sides of the border cast blame. Despite all drug related violence, the citizens of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have to go on living their lives and have problems of their own to face. The current economic crisis is making it difficult to find jobs and as the city expands outwards neighborhoods are popping up without basic utilities. In early January 2009 I traveled to Juarez, Mexico with some friends to build a house for a family in need. This photo essay is about my time spent there.

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