A midweek getaway

The sunset over the Ria do Aveiro lake close to Murtosa village, Portugal.

The story behind: After a week of the almost continuous raining finally the sun was back. These wet days with almost 100% of humidity coming from the Atlantic ocean don´t allow you even to think of getting out or taking landscape photos. So yesterday when the sun and our mild winter temperatures of 18º C were back, I didn´t hesitate too long and packed the gear and drove south from Porto. I arrived the the site quite early ( at mid day ) so I had plenty of time to walk and explore. I started at the southern part of the village and walked along the beach until in the late afternoon I found this small and beautiful fishermen´s boat parked. The sky was covered with clouds on different attitudes that helped very much with beautiful light-diffusion, turning the atmosphere very red, something I'm only used to seeing in winter. The sun was behind the clouds. The higher clouds were actually moving quite quickly yet there was little or no wind which made the mild evening temperatures quite comfortable. The water was calm but the high tide was moving quickly so I had to rush things up and started shooting photos.

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Location: Murtosa, Portugal.

Gear: Nikon D80, ND Grad soft 0.3, ND Grad 0.6 hard inverse, tripod.

Aperture: f/22 Exposure bias: -0.7 EV
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO: 100

Date Taken: Thursday, December 09th, 2010, 17:30