I have already shared with you several photos which I took in the beautiful region of Algarve. This is one of the places where I felt like a rabbit in the field with lettuce: I was so excited that I was pointing and shooting in all directions not necessarily thinking through the composition. This particular POV was described by me in the photo entitled For gay eyes only (click here to see it) I think the story is quite entertaining. Before going down to this gay beach I took several photos. One of them to the east (click here to see it). This picture here was taken from the same POV but facing west.
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fds (8690) 2013-09-17 15:12
dear friend very beautiful image with fantastic cove tacke over very beautiful point of view
great colors and scharpnees and very nice umbrellas
this is a very interested location from pourtugal
macjake (58890) 2013-09-17 16:37
I totally understand your comment about 'not necessarily thinking through the composition'
I've had that experience in Las Vegas, and in New York City - especially in Times Square.
Oh, and I felt that way on my first day in SF too.
and whats with all the photo's from Portugal lately!
its a hot spot :)
excellent photo on all accounts, and I'll have to read your other notes too.
wicked light! and very colorful. I like these high drop off type of photos.
all these photos lately are really making me want to go to Portugal.
excellent quality as usual my friend.
tyro (21126) 2013-09-17 16:53
This is a delightful photograph from the Algarve and, despite what you say, I think that the composition is really quite superb. I took a lot of pictures from high viewpoints like this during our recent trip to the Algarve and none of them has turned out as well as this one!
I think it must be your clever use of an extra-wide angle lens which has helped so much here - we see some lovely details of the rock faces of the cliffs and yet we also see lots of details in that wide expanse of beach - especially the lovely multicoloured umbrellas.
I guess that you were not at the widest end of that 10-22mm lens as, in my experience, a polarising filter does tend to cause some vignetting at 10mm. But your exposure and control of the light are both excellent, the colours are beautiful and, as always, your details and sharpness are exquisite.
Periko (3067) 2013-09-17 22:51
Your wide angle lens was a great tool to capture this iconic Portuguese landscape from a good point of view.
HimalAnda (10011) 2013-09-17 23:02
Actually, that's a very nice place, and the POV you choose is good.
The colors are nice, the light too.
carlo62 (36147) 2013-09-17 23:50
bella paniramica su queste splendside rocce, la piccola spiaggia è molto bella e i pochi ombrelloni la punteggiano di colore.
Kofman (2360) 2013-09-18 1:44
Bardzo ładne, wakacyjne zdjęcie, Mariuszu. Fajnie, że na plaży tak mało ludzi.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie z dżdżystego Grenoble.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-09-18 2:18
beautiful place. Excellently picturise. Nice image quality.
dta (69442) 2013-09-18 2:24
Hello MAriusz ,
Ah Ah , I remember very well your stoty about this place , because , I've spent a couple of hours on this beach with my family . There were a few gay nudists . I don't know if they were happy or not we were there , but as we say in my country "the sea belongs to all" .
The plunging view on this marvelous little beach is especially interesting here , with the presence of teh colored umbrellas .
ikeharel (60401) 2013-09-18 3:27
Looks as a secret beach location, Mariusz - but a magnificent corner on nature's.
fantastic turquoise water, contrast on pic. to the multi-brown cliff, and three (only 3) parasoles on the seashore.
Beautiful piece of land, well shown.
jhm (141973) 2013-09-18 3:37
I like these wonderful picture taken out of the height.
Really a wonderful composition, also a nice beach for sunny day under these umbrellas.
Excellent depth and perspective.
This everything in nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-09-18 5:27
a stunning beach and can see why you got excited with views and rock formations like this. Not been to this part of Portugal for years and really should re-visit. Gorgeous light and detailing, looks like a bit of a climb down too! Gay guys always know the best places to get their kit off and catch an all over tan.
danos (88891) 2013-09-18 7:41
Ohh what a scene!! Great this advantage POV with the tint sandy beach to looks so great.Excellent presentation with the colourful unbrellas to contrast perfect with the 'golden' sand of the beach.The clear waters are so inviting for swim.
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-09-18 8:34
O Boze! jaki cudowny zakatek na tej ziemi. Przesliczna plaza i to otoczenie kolorowych skal ma swoisty urok. Niesamowicie piekna kompozycja ze az chcialoby sie tam teraz spacowrowac po tym piachu i cuwonej wodzie. Nie tloczno i tak spokojnie. Sliczna praca. Moje gratulacje. Uwielbiam takie zdjecia tez. Brawo!!!
Fis2 (88015) 2013-09-18 9:55
Nawet swoje plaze maja, nie wiedzialem :(
Super kolorystyka kadru.
Skala robi tutaj cala robote.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-18 10:20
davanti a simili spettacoli naturali si rimane incantati.
Qui la natura è esplosa con quanto di meglio poteva offrire alla vista di chi si affaccia da questo balcone naturale.
I colori delle rocce e quelli del mare creano un piacevole contrasto, la spiaggia appare perfetta disegnata tra gli speroni di roccia, il mare ha il colore dello smerando ed il cielo azzurro fa pensare alla calura del sole.
Un angolo di paradiso che hai racchiuso magnificamente in una bella composizione, senza tralasciare nulla per renderlo fedele alla realtà ed arricchendolo di una bella definizione per meglio apprezzarlo.
Un ottimo lavoro.
Ciao e buona serata
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-09-18 10:31
A beautiful section of coastline and great looking beach wonderfully captured in the gorgeous warming light. So much to look at, gorgeous colours and all those textures of the strata with nice curvatures of the rocks despite the erosion leading you out to sea. Fantastic shot of this scene with that depth of clarity all the way through while the vivid colours of the eye catching umbrellas pull the eyes in. Beautifully captured and processed. A really impactful image. Congrats.
chawax (19566) 2013-09-18 10:47
I am not a fan at all of crowded beaches, but such little hidden beaches must be wonderful place to stay for a few hours ! Great POV, excellent colours and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-09-18 10:52
Great shot.High Pov.Very well done.TFS.
nikkitta (15788) 2013-09-18 16:40
This is a woww picture , it made me felt with dizziness, I know what you said, not caring to compose because the beauty of the place
It seems it did n happens here where you managed to capture the place in an smart way with good contrast between orange rocks and green vegetation
Of course the umbrellas give the needed touch of different color
Will read and watch the related captures
dkmurphys (50734) 2013-09-18 22:53
As maybe I've said before, Portugal is my favorite country for all it's offers in nature and cities. Lovely panorama, a true perfect place for the summer.
Enjoy a good day.
gervaso (10917) 2013-09-19 7:19
Interesting little beach surrounded by these cliffs, and captured from a really nice POV! The colors are beautiful, especially the different tones of the water! Wonderful composition!
Graal (99132) 2013-09-19 7:34
fajnie miec tak bogata szuflade. Ladne miejsce, plaza jakby odosobniona przy urwisku. Kolorowe punkciki parasoli przyciagaja uwage chociaz do wszystkich barw teczy jeszcze im troche brakuje.
mesutilgim (87354) 2013-09-19 13:11
Amazing capture with perfect pov !
The colorfull umbrellas at beach adds a different taste to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
emka (82596) 2013-09-19 22:14
I jeszcze to zdjęcie z archiwum. Pamiętam tę twoja historię o tej plazy, teraz z Nadia pewnie byscie tam nie poszli. Beztroskie wakacje bez dziecka :). Bardziej kolorowe niz parasolki sa te skały Algarwe, Tam rzeczywiście przydałby sie automat do zdjęć. Cudowna ta szmaragdowa woda. W kazda strone jest cos wspaniałego.
W tej mojej podróży jest mało natury, Loara przypomina mi Wisłę. Głównie zamki, gotyckie katedry i szachulcowe domy. Mało co z tego pokażę, bo niedługo zaczną sie z kolei meczety.... Pozdrawiam serdecznie m
SWEETFREEDOM (23080) 2013-09-20 4:14
very nice beach, i like the water's and rock's colors.
adramad (39482) 2013-09-20 7:44
A wonderful composition of these cliffs of the Algarve, with that profile as cut and creates small and lovely little beaches, as we see in the foreground.
Beautiful color of the sea and the coast pink tones, the green of the bushes on them, which created a set really beautiful.
Very well managed exposure, and optimal sharpness.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
josepmarin (57837) 2013-09-20 8:15
an efficient high POV, with which we can appreciate the natural beauty of the almost deserted beach, only a few umbrellas notice us of the human presence.
The nice colors and the good light provide a great aesthetical quality in your work.
Noel_Byrne (26109) 2013-09-20 10:49
And back to the one that led me to the link, and what a cool compliment to the other scene of the secret beach. While the other shot seems quite secretive and like a hidden place, here we see this beautiful beach from an all encompassing view where we enjoy its magnitude, the sea sky and impressive rocks. The colored umbrellas grab the eye very much too, splashes of unexpected color in an orange and blue world.
All the best
PiotrF (10448) 2013-09-20 14:36
Piekne skały wchodzące do morza pokazales nam tu. Kontrast ich koloru ze szmaragdem wody tez robi wrazenie. Wymarzone miejsce na robienie zdjęć.
Bardzo dobra prezentacja, dzieki za pokazanie takiego miejsca
PaulVDV (23417) 2013-09-21 1:00
This looks like a secret sea inlet with a small beautiful beach ... but the sun umbrellas tell us that all the beautiful hidden spots of the Algarve have long been discovered.
This doesn't alter the beauty of the place.
I like your composition and the contrast between the red cliffs and the blue green water.
Best regards, Paul
sabermonajati (9897) 2013-09-21 5:47
interesting view you shot from this place.
bukitgolfb301 (37056) 2013-09-21 20:12
Hi Bonsior dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reaction again.
Oh you could discover so nice place of the secret last paradise. Outstandingly sharp and clear presentation as usual. Full of nostalgy shot indeed!
Thanks a lot and have a godd Sunday! TAKERO
Cricri (109701) 2013-09-24 5:28
Excellente la vue plongeante, le décor que donne les rochers par leurs formes, leurs détails et couleurs, puis bien sur la couleurs merveilleuse de la mer, très jolie
bayno (18344) 2013-09-27 23:56
a POV really well-chosen and well composed image, the beach and the sea are wonderful, the strong light is well managed and the colors are vivid and well-contrasting, fine detail and depth...few but essential fortunate to enjoy the place...
Rafer (15511) 2013-09-28 7:29
Super shot of the tipic place of Algarve.... Greetings Mariusz ¡¡¡
npecanhuk (68172) 2013-09-29 12:23
Beautiful little beach!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Waylim (25368) 2013-10-03 22:18
Wow, This looks like a little paradise, very private, not too many people. So inviting and the few people adds to the activities of the location and also makes us envy and want to be one of them. Excellent photo quality and a very unique place, the rock like Utah and the sea so green, a nice combination. Thanks.
delpeoples (54141) 2013-10-05 18:23
Hi dear Mariusz
hehehehe love your note. And I gotta say, this is the most beautiful gay beach I've ever seen. Actually, one of the prettiest beaches full stop! What a shock for you though eh? hehehehe. Anyway, fantastic POV, the colours are just stunning, those red rocks remind me a lot of Australia, and I love how it contrasts with the blue/emerald sea. An amazing place, thanks for taking us to it.
adores (39223) 2013-10-10 15:44
Good to know you enjoyed your visit here:)! You were really lucky to have na almost empty beach by the end of August. I like it, the pov and the colours, specially the water and that green sunshade on the sand.
Angshu (56406) 2013-10-24 3:11
The high POV of the beach down below makes for a great view. The setting is spectacular with the cliffs plunging onto the sea with a slice of beach in te middle & spaced with the colourful umbrellas which add a dash of contrast to the sand...Well done!
tatadalou (6727) 2013-12-12 21:39
This beach seems inattainable from your position but these people were able to reach it. The price of tranquillity... There's a nice set of colours here, it looks like a little paradise. Excellent sharpness.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31481)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portugal 2009
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 14:03