Luis Afonso's Portugal: "From City to Sea"
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"The Guardian of Europe"
Date Taken: 30-03-2006
Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1 second
This was the result of my first coastal landscape session, back in 2006. From that day on, my love for photographing close to the ocean never faded.
Cape Roca was the Great Promontory of the Romans and the westernmost reach of their empire. Situated 40km from Lisbon, the cape is 140 meters above the average sea level. For this shot I had to descend (and then climb) through a hundred and fifty metres of granite and limestone escarpments with their irregular shapes. Sometimes the incline was so strong that we had to use ropes left by the fishermen to help us on our way. But the incredible view surely made that brief journey worthwhile. Truly inspiring.