São Pedro fireworks




Fireworks of Saint Pedro holidays with the Arrábida bridge being a part of a scenery.

A story behind: São Pedro da Afurada (or simply Afurada) is a small locality in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. It has 3,442 inhabitants. São Pedro ( Saint Peter ) is a local holiday with processions, a lot of music and ... the best fireworks sound and light show in the Northern Portugal.



Location:
Douro River, Porto, Portugal.


Gear: Nikon D700, tripod.

Aperture: f/11

Exposure bias: +0,7 EV


Focal Length: 22 mm


ISO:
400


Date Taken: Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 00:09

Maciek.

Annual Barco Rabelo boat race

Annual Barco Rabelo boat race on the Douro river. Click to enlarge.



A story behind: Early afternoon. A strong harsh light shining along the Douro River. The barco rabelos, now only a tourist attraction, are old wooden boats which once carried the port wine from the upper Douro river to city of Porto. Each Port wine producer still owns such a boat. 
Each year on the 25th of June they sail and race from the mouth of the Douro river up 5 kilometers to the center of the old town.

Location: Porto, Arrábida Bridge, Portugal.

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-300 mm,

Aperture: f/8

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 82 mm


ISO:
200


Date Taken: Monday, June 24th, 2013, 15:26

Maciek.

A late afternoon at the Tuscan hills

Rolling Tuscan hills near Pienza, Italy. Click to enlarge.



A story behind: Late afternoon. A fading light has given the Tuscan rolling hills a third dimension.


Location: near Pienza, Tuscany, Italy.

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-300 mm,

Aperture: f/5,3

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 200 mm


ISO:
320


Date Taken: Saturday, June 8rd, 2013, 17:53

Maciek.

Chefchaouen - a blue city.


A story behind: Chefchaouen is blue. All the houses and stores are blue-rinsed. This is one of the prettiest sites in Morocco.

As I was wondering the narrow streets of the old town early in the morning I spotted this woman wearing a traditional red jelaba. I quickly took the shot. The moment lasted 2 seconds and she was gone.

Location: Northern Morocco.

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35 mm.

ISO: 2000

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 16 mm



Date Taken: May 5rd, 2013, 07:10

Maciek.