Sunrise over the Tejo river.

A story behind: Three different things went wrong yesterday morning. First the sky: no clouds nor river fog and consequently no natural light filtering, just hard and unpleasant feeling. Second the temperature: we are still in the middle of the summer so 20º C at 6.30 in the morning may be normal for this time of the year but it is a "killing machine" for photography. And finally the low tide that I have encountered that morning deteriorated the reflection of the bridges in the water.

In such difficult conditions it is important to remember to be very precise with the initial color settings during exposure and the shutter speed to balance the unwanted light and weather conditions.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal.

Gear: Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm.


Shutter speed:
3 sec

Exposure bias: -0,9 EV

Focal Length: 19 mm

ISO: 500

Date Taken: August 24th, 2011, 06: 32