Old city of Porto first light

 A view on the old part of Porto over the Douro river sunbathed in the first rays of the early morning sun.

A story behind:  From June to September Portugal is constantly flooded with hard, unfriendly to any photographer, light. The days are long, the temperatures high and hardly there are some clouds in the sky. 
That early morning I was photographing with Sebastian and we got some luck. A very thin layer of alto-stratus clouds with an altitude of over 6000 meters were seen ( that quickly disappeared an hour later ). The hot wind was blowing from Spain westwards.

Gear: Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Hard 0,3, soft 0,6 Filters. Tripod.

Aperture: f/11

Shutter speed:
1/2 sec

Exposure bias:
+0,3 EV

Focal Length: 17 mm

ISO: 250

Place taken: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Date taken: Saturday August 31st, 2012, 07:05