"The fishermen’s village of Porto Covo rouses strong emotions (there is a famous Portuguese popular song about it). With its whitewashed houses, Porto Covo is a living example of the union between Alentejo’s traditional architecture and the “Pombalino” style (XVIIIth century). The vast maritime landscapes, visible almost from every place in the village, add to the scene a unique charm. Arriving place to enjoy seaside pleasures, Porto Covo can also be a departing point to visits inland."
Up in the slippery rocks, trying to keep balance, praying for the 20D in my hands, saw this bay with peacefull water, protected by a castle of rocks from both sides. It looked the perfect landing site for the pirates ;-) The bay was fed by this gorge that looked as if it was aiming for the sea (or the sky?). The colour of the green water against the rocks and the touch of blue sky caught my eye. The "road of water" leading the eye from the bottom left to the top right was my chosen composition, and a small puddle of water just beside me the foreground interest, that gave also a perspective game against the rest of the frame (the puddle got a suddent importance due to the wide angle used...otherwise was just a very smal puddle).
Hope you enjoy as much looking as I enjoyed shooting.
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nox (1766) 2006-09-05 5:00
Very nice shot .... I appreciate iriginal format :)
smarrero (530) 2006-09-05 5:15
excellent shot, with soft colours and nice POV. The pic give a tranquility feel. Well done!
ktanska (28729) 2006-09-05 5:36
Fascinating scene. The view changes very little from foreground to background. Thus the scale is almost impossible to guess, especially as the horizon is not visible.
The pool with moss is beautiful.
DarkoG (8) 2006-09-05 6:47
Nice seascape. Lovely colours.
GG_Poland (722) 2006-09-06 9:42
Very calm and peaceful. I like the mood, colours and compostition of that shot.
Bluejeans (64251) 2006-09-07 8:36
Ola João, bonita a tua foto de Porto Corvo , gostei da calma agua do mar , ficou com um cor muito boa.
euryan (8440) 2006-09-15 20:24
How did I miss this one? I love it. This composition is so perfect and so interesting. I love how the water and the sky blend together with out any visible separation. This gives the photo a surreal look and feel. That puddle of water balances the photo nicely, and I like how it has both the green color of the ocean as well as the blue color of the sky in its reflection. Well worth the risk my friend. I'm just glad you didn't slip.