Luis Afonso's Portugal: "From City to Sea"
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"Memories of Wet Feet"
Date Taken: 01-12-2006
Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, Hitech 85mm ND
Grad 0.9 Soft
Exposure: f/16, 1/6 seconds
Adraga was considered by the English newspaper The Sunday Times as one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in Europe. It's one of my favourite photographic playgrounds.
On this day I decided to test my new ND graduated filters. They are incredibly useful for any serious landscape photographer and I can say that they are indeed very useful to me. The way they allow us
to balance the light between the sky and the foreground is very effective. We can draw more detail from the sky as well as keeping the foreground well lit. An element I also like in seascapes is the movement of the waves. It can add a dynamic feel to a still scene. And for that you have to have a solid tripod and a good pair of wet feet…