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As many of us, I have been working from home for more than 1 year now, due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Being confined for long periods of time is not a good situation, but fortunately I occasionally manage to go out in my neighborhood to make some photos. I live very close to Carcavelos beach, in the outskirts of Lisbon. This has been my go-to place for some early morning photography before I start my working day.
This photo was made during such an occasion, just before sunrise. It is a long beach, with one military fort from the 19th century located on its eastern end. I made a few photos before sunrise, while walking along the beach. The first light of the sun was starting to illuminate the clouds; a few minutes before I had to take cover from a heavy rain shower, as the weather was unstable. However, the clouds were nice, providing interest to the sky during this blue hour time.
I framed the scene with my wide-angle lens, using a small creek as a foreground element, with the running water adding some sense of flow and movement. I also wanted to create a triangular geometry and leading lines: my eye goes first from left to right, following the water, and then from right to left along the surf line, until it reached the fort in the background. The clouds were just getting the first light of the sun and turning a nice pink and golden colours. I chose an aperture of f/8 to ensure good depth of focus and mounted the camera on a tripod. It was a nice way to start the day, that was for sure.
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