Photographer's Note

"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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