There are also Trolls in Spain…

Hi there!

Last week I was in Asturias, Spain, paying a visit to my great friends Alister Benn and Juanli Sun. Although the reason for the trip was working on a common project (some really good news coming, stay tuned!), we could squeeze some visits to the dramatic coast of that beautiful region. I would consider the adjective “dramatic” as a kind of euphemism in fact…Stacks, cliffs of more than 70 m, waterfalls, secret places where only a handful of fishermen go and some of the most colourful rocks I have ever seen in my life would really push for further praising in photographic terms…

Following my last post, where an Icelandic Troll caught by the sunrise featured our last webpage update, I am posting here the scientific and photographic proof that there are also Trolls in Spain. Being at the Portizuelo beach by sunset, my rock-mechanics background faded away, and I saw a Troll standing against the cliff, caught again by the sinking sun…A Troll, or should I call it an Asturian sea “Trasgu”?

Some time to process some film exposed there, and some more hours to classify the rest of images…more coming soon, maybe along with some Provençal fields under the summer twilight? ;-)

Thanks for reading and great light to you all ! ;-)


N: Click on the image to see it bigger!

categories: Travel, Voice for a photograph
tags: Travel, Voice for a photograph.


  1. juanli says:

    Stunning sunrise, but I was still sleeping when this best of Year “sunrise” happened.
    Looking forward to see your “rock” images. I am big “fan” already.

    • Dont worry Allie! I am sure you will have 1000 incredible sunsets or sunrises to witness still while in Asturias!
      You fan of my rock images…that puts a lot of pressure on me! :) Now, I’d better come up with a great selection! :) :)
      Thanks Allie, I miss you both already!! ;-)
      un abrazote

  2. sggphoto says:

    Fantastic sunset…and a fantastic capture of it as well. Quite a wonderful location they’ve chosen for themselves. :-)

    • Hi Stephen! :) Yes, I kind of envy those trolls…however, I guess we need to see how badly they are battered during the great storms of the winter to really know what they get in exchange! :)
      Great to see you around ;-)

      • sggphoto says:

        Yes, I imagine winter on that stormy coast will be quite an exciting experience.
        I am very curious about the project…..staying tuned for more. :-)

  3. PAkDocK says:


    Vaya landmark en Asturias. Saludos

    • Vaya que si se trata de un gran lugar!!
      La luz acompaño…y la imaginacion hizo el resto!
      La verdad, esa costa asturiana es una verdadera joya…cuanto tardará en convertirse en otra Barrika-Zumaia?? :)
      Abrazotes y gracias por pasar por aqui ;-)

  4. Bernard Dupas says:

    Hello Rafael,
    Asturias.., le pluriel de ce mot me laisse imaginer qu’il y a de nombreuses Asturias très différentes et secrètes (si cela ressemble à la Bretagne)… Celle que tu nous montre est magnifique.
    Aux USA il y a les chasseurs de tornades, nous ici nous avons un grand chasseur de Trolls!!!
    Je suis content de lire que ton projet avec Alister Benn avance.
    A tout bientôt

    • Hola Bernard!!
      Oui, je deviens un chasseur de Trolls…mais bon, c’est vrai que pour l’instant je ne m’approche d’eux que s’ils ont été pétrifiés préalablement! :) :)
      Super la côte de l’Asturie…je suis tout content que pour Noel on ira à nouveau parcourir ce coté de l’Atlantique, avec une incursion Basque et Galicienne peut être!
      Concernant notre projet, ca avance vite…dans quelques mois on aura bien des nouvelles! :)
      Hasta pronto Bernard, bientôt entourés de glaciers et de majestueux pics alpins? :)

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