Sunset over the Madalena beach, Portugal.

We came rather early, half an hour before sunset, not expecting anything special ( from the photographic point of view ). In fact there was a slight breeze from the ocean bringing millions of tiny droplets of salted water that are so murderous for the camera and the lens. The sky was dull and gray. But being there, at this magical place of The Lord of The Stone Chapel, with my son Lucas, something has told me to wait for the sunset.

We were more than awarded. Precisely 5 minutes before the sun went down, the wind has stopped . Dim and warm light that was softer, more intimate and pleasant, have entered the beach. The result can be seen on the picture above. Hope you enjoy it as we did.

January 03, 2010.

Nikon D80
ISO 100.