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Paulo Bizarro

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Almograve beach sunrise
« on: August 12, 2015, 03:50:49 am »

This beach is located in SW Portugal, and is very popular during the summer. I have been going here since 1976, and it is a region I love. Especially in August, is a popular vacation place. I have a small house about 1.5 km inland, so I am fortunate to be able to make weekend trips, or longer, during the year.

The weather has been a bit overcast this month, with clouds, some haze and fog, making for interesting images. So last Saturday I got up really early, and went out to photograph this beach in low tide. It is the only time of the day when there is no one around:)

#1 taken with Sony 55 f1.8, others with Nikon 20 f1.8. All in the A7.

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 03:57:38 am »

Two & four stand out for me, but all are well done

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 08:45:02 am »

Two & four stand out for me, but all are well done
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 09:11:37 am »

Hello Paulo, Should you find the time at some point, I hope you might entertain the idea, in reference to image 9_8_15_3, of lifting/opening the shadows of the rock formations on the left. There you will find a wonderful interplay between their striations and the sky, following around to similar mirrors in the water reflections. Hoping it is a raw file.

One other, 9_8_15_3 really comes into its own when removing about 7/8ths of the sky and similarly gently lifting/opening the shadows...it becomes almost calligraphic/sumi painting.
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 10:14:31 am »

Thanks for the feedback.

Patricia - thanks for the suggestions, I will for sure try them out. I thought of opening up the shadows on the rocks, but in the end, I liked them darker better. These are really black rocks (Palaeozoic black shales), so if you open the shadows a bit, they look unnatural.

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 10:49:26 am »

Paulo,
I have just emailed to you a small file/rough edit
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 11:39:06 am »

Two & four stand out for me, but all are well done

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 01:54:24 pm »

Paulo,
I have just emailed to you a small file/rough edit

Patricia,

thanks. I made some of your suggestions, here is the result.

Rgds

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 01:56:31 pm »

Yes, 2 and 4 are great!
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 02:12:56 am »

Beautiful images, all. But #2 stands out for me.

Not far from Portimão, I see, which is where my aunt was born.

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2015, 03:06:03 am »

4 for me. The crop is nice but I think the uncropped sky adds a lot.

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 03:46:52 am »

This is what I value here, all this learning and exchange of different ways of seeing.

@Rajan - yes, not far, probably about 90 minutes drive along the coast. Unless if you stop at the several beautiful beaches along the coast:) Portimao is famous for its grilled sardines:)

P.S. I just saw that the "Landscape Photography Magazine" folks are having a "Long Exposure and Tilt and Shift Workshop" in July 2016, and they will be based in the village of Almograve. So this beach is getting famous:)

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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2015, 12:51:37 pm »

They are all nice Paulo.  I think I would pick #4 but if the rocks had a bit more light I think it would be #2.  I'm viewing on my monitor at work and it tends to crush the shadows.
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2015, 01:03:45 pm »

I have to maintain the near unanimity in picking #2 and #4 as standouts. Well done.
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2015, 05:48:01 pm »

IMHO #4 is by far the best image.  Very well done.  Would love to see the color version as well, for comparison.
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Re: Almograve beach sunrise
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2015, 07:51:51 pm »

Beautiful captures! I really like the last one. It has a nice feel, tone to it.

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