Portugal, a country planted by the sea, with a perfect coastline for lovers of the natural landscape.
The Portuguese coast goes from north to south, where we will find sea beaches of all kinds, from rocks to long sandy beaches, with ravines and innumerous dangers for our fishermen and all those who live in the sea.
In this article we will discover my country in a different way: Duplicate through a “mirror” the reflexes of Portugal.
I’m using the Manfrotto Pro Light camera backpack 3N1-36 for DSLR/CSC in which verything fits perfectly. Sturdy and lightweight, everything is protected!
When we realize the reflections in photography, we create images, curious and fascinating and often even strange. The reflections catch our attention and show details often lost in our day to day. This sensation allows us to glean new images. Using the angles and the right light, scenes and routine moments reflected in the most diverse forms leave to our eyes a new World … another perspective of the reality.
They change reality by forming a virtual image created from a reflecting surface, a symmetrical inversion in relation to the reflected object. Reflexes are perfect to give a touch of creativity to a particular theme. By adjusting the sharpness, you can give preference to both the real world and the virtual world.
In landscape photography and using the water mirror is fundamental there is no wind. This is rule # 1
When the water presents irregular reflection and constantly changing. Its undulations alter the reflection in a random way, and such specificity may constitute the whole interest of an image.
Technically, the Av mode (aperture priority) is the most appropriate, allowing to determine the depth of field; and, of course, the manual mode is also a great possibility. In more difficult conditions, high contrast or light variation, it is advisable to measure the light by the point mode.
The movement of water adds a mesmerizing and even surrealistic touch to the deformation it produces. It is interesting to compose the image seeking oppositions and agreements of colors, materials and forms.
I practically only use the wide-angle, the effect of perspective is greater and should never forget to use color.
The island of Flores is located in the Western Group of the Azores archipelago, on the North American Plate being the largest of the islands that make up that group
Serra da Estrela is the highest mountain range in Continental Portugal. It includes mainland Portugal’s highest point at 1,993 meters above mean sea level. This point is not a distinctive mountain summit, but rather the highest point in a plateau, being known as Torre
Surrounded by green hills, the Santa Luzia Dam forms a huge lake of calm waters, ideal for walks.
One of the places I like to photograph.
The Mourisca Tidal Mill is a tidal mill located in the estuary of the river Sado, in an area of marshes and salinas, and of old rice fields.
Praia do Magoito, is located in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, with several natural points of interest.
The Lagoa de Albufeira is a Portuguese lagoon located in the municipality of Sesimbra.
Inserted in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina on the right bank next to the mouth of the river
The Pateira de Fermentelos or simply Pateira is a natural lagoon, located in the triangle of the municipalities of Águeda, Aveiro and Oliveira do Bairro, before the confluence of the River Cértima with the River Águed.
The Oceanário de Lisboa is an oceanarium located in the parish of Parque das Nações, in the city of Lisbon, district of the same name, in Portugal. It is a public aquarium and research institution on Marine Biology and Oceanography. It is the second largest oceanarium in the Iberian Peninsula, containing an extensive collection of species.
Situated on an island in the middle of the Tagus River, Almourol is one of the most distinctive castles in Portugal, due to its historical importance and surrounding landscape.