Serra de Montejunto

Serra de Montejunto

A place once full of trees, battered by flames a few years ago. However, it remains intact at some places, where there is a set of species of fauna and flora characteristic of the region.

Serra de Montejunto, Portugal

Countryside and Beach

Countryside and Beach

beyond the dunes and cliffs of the coastal zone of Porto Novo and Santa Rita, the hills rise as a result of tectonic activity of a singular peculiarity, becoming an icon of the region. A contrast between the verdant green of native species and the blue where the land ends and the sea begins, as Luís Vaz de Camões wrote.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Walking in the countryside

Walking in the countryside

Walking in the countryside is much more than just walking. It is to engage in communion with nature and to meet beings and species that completely ignore the Man. Because they are in their habitat, focused on their lives and tasks, too busy to pay attention to the intruder.

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades
Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Infrared view of Fonte dos Frades

Really near the infrared, which is not visible to us, there’s a spectrum that equipment can register. It is the light that is not seen, but is reflected by the foliage, so intensely that, under the right conditions, provides fantastic pink or white tones.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers - Monte de Santa Rita
Wild Flowers – Monte de Santa Rita

Wild Flowers

A burst of tones in these natural planted seaside gardens. In the distance, you can see the nuances of flowers. However, as you walk you can see them closer and closer to the point where you can smell them and hear the leaves waving in the breeze. It is an immersive and healthy experience that I recommend.

Spring

Spring

Spring

The contrast of red poppies and green ears of wheat reminds us that Nature awakes for another cycle.

Earth’s Day

Earth’s Day

Earth, too, is like these little bubbles that support life!

Praia de Santa Cruz

Praia de Santa Cruz

Place of my childhood, to which I often return and photograph. These are moments of great tranquillity at low tide that I capture in these images, revealing a serene landscape.

Low Tide

Low Tide

Where once thousands of sea creatures used to inhabit, there is a shortage today, and it is almost rare to find rocks full of life. As in almost everything, the Man has an ominous role in exploitation to extinction. One day, when it’ll be too late, we will visit a museum that will remember these beings. On the grey, bare stones there will only exist bits of rope and plastic to appreciate.

Chilly Winter Mornings

Chilly Winter Mornings

Early in the morning at sunrise, after a cold night, we can appreciate the frost that crystallizes on the plants. This day, Maceira woke up again in white, with below zero temperatures until the sun warms and melts all the crystals.


Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisboa, Portugal

Rays of Light

Rays of Light

Walking towards the Light is a coincidence between life and photography.

Autumn

Cogumelos - Mushrooms

Autumn

What season do you like most? After a whole frenzy growth, blooming and fruiting, there is an interlude for most species. In this final stretch, the mushrooms pop, reminding me of the smell of earth and moss, remitting to the end of the year as well.

Although I like spring for its burst of colour, autumn is one that also allows for great photographic experiences.

Contrasts

Contrastes

Contrasts

The sea is not always blue. In this day, it was white from the agitated foam. A perfect canvas to paint with the warm tones of the last sunbeams.

Winter Solstice 2018


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Light

Luz - Light

Light

The biggest challenge for a photographer is mastering the light, because it defies the laws, the techniques, and the equipment. Although most of the time you can only observe the reflected colour of objects, there are moments when you can see light itself as beams that illuminate the air.

Autumn Blooms

Rebentos de Outono

Autumn Blooms

Not all flowers bloom during spring. In this case, Autumn awakens this species, bringing violet tones to the brown ground.

The Sun Goes Down

The Sun Goes Down - Praia de Porto Novo

The Sun Goes Down

A Praia de Porto Novo num daqueles momentos mágicos que tanto gosto de apreciar e fotografar. Um mar calmo e um por do sol a brilhar em tons dourados.

Praia de Porto Novo (Porto Novo Beach) in one of those magical moments I love to enjoy and to photograph. A calm sea and a sunset glimmering in golden tones.


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Por da Lua em Praia de Porto Novo

Por da Lua em Praia de Porto Novo

Por da Lua em Praia de Porto Novo

Uma pequena baía situada próxima de Maceira no concelho de Torres Vedras. Local relacionado com as Invasões Francesas e a Batalha do Vimeiro, onde também desagua o Rio Alcabrichel. Retrato, aqui, a beleza do luar nesta praia que também é um ícone da região.

Moonset at Praia de Porto Novo

There’s a small bay nearby Maceira, Torres Vedras. A beach related to the French Invasions and the Battle of Vimeiro, where Alcabrichel River flows too. Here, I portray the beauty of the moonlight at this beach which is a regional icon.  


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Morning Moonlight

Morning Moonlight

At daybreak, we can enjoy the moonset at the sea. A beautiful show that paints the sea waters in silver tones.

Luar Matinal

Ao romper do dia, podemos observar o por da Lua no mar. Um belo espetáculo que pinta de prateado as águas do mar.


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Praia de Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Oeste

Oeste

A areia dourada, a água de um intenso azul a contrastar com a espuma clara. É esta a vista da costa oeste portuguesa. O ar fresco e o som das ondas e das gaivotas.

West

The golden sand, the deep blue water contrasting with the light foam. That’s the view at west coast Portugal. The fresh air and the sound of the waves and the seagulls.

Praia de Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Inspiring Moments

Inspiring Moments Sunset Praia de Porto Novo

Inspiring Moments

A cloudy sunset is almost a Hail Mary. We can either witness a fantastic show of colours or a dull grey nightfall without a glimpse of warm light through the clouds.


Praia de Porto Novo, Torres Vedras, Portugal