A week of crystal clear sunsets

A story behind: This week a Nordic high pressure system stays over Portugal. All days the sunsets stay crystal clear and the air is very crispy and highly transparent.
Then it is a time just before sunset, when the sun is low, the light is golden and hazy, the time I call a ‘golden hour’.
That day I went to the beach and quickly snap a few photos and this one is one of my favorite. I know it was a waste trip – high contrast and hard light but this is what I ended up with. A peaceful scene from the foreground stays in sharp contrast with the windy and vast ocean in the background
I am heading now for a 5 days trip to the islands so I hope to bring back some really decent shots.
Stay tuned.

: Vila Nova Gaia beach, Portugal ( google map )

Gear: Nikon D80, Tamron 28-75 mm, tripod, remote control
Post-processing: RAW to Tiff, white balance, sharp.
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO: 100