Almograve Beach, Portugal by Paulo Bizarro

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This photo was taken in Almograve Beach in the southwest coast of Portugal, in a pre-dawn visit last October. I have known this beach for more than 40 years, as a family summer vacation destination, and I am fortunate enough to have a house nearby. Thus, I have photographed this coast and its beaches for decades, and I know some of its best kept secrets.

Almograve beach is a popular destination in the region, but outside of the summer months, it is a haven of tranquility. On this visit, I was simply spending the weekend, so the only camera I had with me was the small Fujifilm X100V. Early one morning I grabbed the camera and tripod and went to the beach to see what the pre-dawn would bring. I was not disappointed, as there were some wispy clouds in the sky, which soon took on the pinkish soft hues of the sunrise.

I went down to the sand and framed the rocks, beach, and water against the background cliffs and sky. I wanted to try some long exposures, but I had no ND filter with me. However, the little Fuji camera has a built-in 4 stop ND filter, so I used that, together with a closed down aperture, to achieve the desired effect. This photo is one of several I made that morning.

As a final note, the EXIF mentions the camera as being the XPRO2, but that is just a trick I have to make so that my (old) version of Lightroom accepts the RAW file.

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