Backlit Thistle Seeds In The Warm December Sun

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If you live in the Algarve, you’ll know that after quite a damp November, December has so far been amazing with temperatures reaching low 20s during day. This morning whilst out walking Wally I came across an area of Thistles where the angle of the sun was perfectly backlighting the bright white seeds. It created a magical photograph, the Bokeh (the term meaning pleasing out of focus areas) circles are created by light reflecting from other nearby Thistles.

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Backlit Thistle In Seed
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Sunset Among The Cork Oaks

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This afternoon, sunset was approaching and there were some high faint clouds developing along with some airplane trails, so I headed to (what I call) Eagle Ridge to look for a shot of the developing sunset.

I decided to use a nearby Cork Oak for the focal point, sitting slightly higher up the ridge than many more trees. This is also the first time I used the built-in Focus Stacking feature of the Nikon D850.

Center of the photo are the mountain tops of Picota (left) and Fóia (right).

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Sunset Among The Cork Oaks
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FotoSul; My Venture Into Real Estate Photography

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Some of you may already know that recently I launched my new photography venture, FotoSul. I have always said that I’d never photograph something I didn’t enjoy. Weddings for instance, it would be my worst nightmare and I totally respect anyone who shoots in this field! So when I decided to look into Real Estate photography I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it, however, the challenges involved in working with geometry in small spaces and very difficult lighting situations is something I very much find exciting.

Advanced Luminosity Blending showcases both inside and view outside in a single photograph

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[Instagram] Algarve Does Have Some Autumn Colours

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This post is from my Instagram feed. Some Instagram feeds are not worthy enough of a new Blog Post, therefore, they will simply be shared. They are usually photos taken with my Mobile Phone. All Instagram posts will have “[Instagram]” at the beginning of the title.
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Twilight At Praia De Albandeira (March 2018)

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Back in March, I went to take sunset and dusk shots at the fantastic Albandeira Arch. I really wasn’t happy with the results of both the photo and post-editing.

Today, I was going through some old work and once again stumbled across this session. During this year, I have approached my post work differently to achieve my results, so I adopted this new approach and had another go at editing one of the shots from this session. I am now extremely happy with this final image. It just goes to show that you should never just automatically delete photos you are not happy with, it could just be a bad day of creativity, a sort of photographers writers block.

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Praia de Albandeira at Twilight
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