New Canvas Print: Spring Thunderstorm

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Spring Thunderstorm Over Maceira
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Spring Thunderstorm Over Maceira

 

After so many years trying to capture a moment like this, I’ve finally witnessed a two hour long lightning show in a warm spring night without a single rain drop. These were the perfect conditions to create this lifetime photograph.

This thunderstorm gains dimension with my hometown, Maceira, as background, featuring the church tower and the houses all over the hills and valleys. This is a demonstration of nature’s power immortalized on a picture.

Maceira, Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

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EPOD – June 14 – Sun Pillar Over Lourinhã, Portugal

Sun Pillar - EPOD

EPOD – Sun Pillar Over Lourinhã, Portugal

June 14,2018 – EPOD

Photographer: Paulo P. Pereira
Summary Authors: Paulo P. Pereira; Jim Foster

One afternoon earlier in the spring I noticed this striking Sun pillar on the western horizon. It was visible for more than 30 minutes. After the Sun had set it turned red and pink (lower right photo). If ice crystals are stacked horizontally in cirrus clouds and tipped in the direction of the viewer, then the Sun’s waning light is reflected in the form of a column or spike. Note also the extended sundogs on either side of the pillar, approximately 22 degrees from it and the position of the Sun. Photo taken on April 16, 2018.


I’m very glad this picture was nominated as Earth Science Picture of the Day. A big thank you to USRA and the EPOD team, so as to Dr Jim Foster for the brilliant summary.

 


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Dia da Espiga

Dia da Espiga

Dia da Espiga

Feliz dia da espiga!

Dia da espiga is a Portuguese celebration in honour of the traditional bunch of flowers (espiga), wheat ears and other plants, caught on that day and kept until next year.

 

Sunset at Porto Novo Beach

Sunset at Porto Novo beach

Sunset at Porto Novo Beach

At Porto Novo beach, the distinctive rock decorated with a figure of Santa Rita contemplates the sea and the sunset.

Na praia de Porto Novo, o característico rochedo decorado com a figura de Santa Rita contempla o mar e o pôr-do-sol.

 

Santa Rita – Porto Novo
Santa Rita – Porto Novo

 

Intense Sunset

Intense Sunset

Intense Sunset

I’m sharing with you this inspirational intense sunset. The sun spread its glory through the dense clouds, creating this end of the day show.

Partilho convosco este pôr-do-sol intense e inspirador. O sol espalhou a sua glória através das nuvens densas, criando este espetáculo de fim de dia.

 

Signal
Signal

Countryside next to the beach

Countryside next to the beach

Countryside next to the beach

The intense blue of the sky and the sea blend with the golden sand and the green vegetation. That’s how to characterize the coast of our West region.

Contemplation and gratitude for being part of these magical moments.

No campo junto à praia

Intensos azuis do céu e do mar combinam com a areia dourada e o verde da vegetação, assim se caracteriza o litoral da nossa Região Oeste.

Contemplação e gratidão por fazer parte destes momentos mágicos.

 

 

Foz do Rio Alcabrichel

Foz do Rio Alcabrichel

Foz do Rio Alcabrichel

A paradise right here next door!

Magnificent view of the Alcabrichel river glacier valley, with Porto Novo beach in the background and the majestic Atlantic Ocean colouring the horizon.

This is one of my favourite places at Torres Vedras!

Um paraíso mesmo aqui ao lado!

Magnífica vista do vale glaciar do Rio Alcabrichel, com a Praia de Porto Novo ao fundo e o majestoso oceano Atlântico a colorir o horizonte.

Este é um local que gosto muito no concelho de Torres Vedras!

 

Praias de Santa Rita e Porto Novo
Praias de Santa Rita e Porto Novo

 

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Poppy – Mother’s Day

Poppy - Mother's Day

Poppy – Mother’s Day

I evoke nature, she too is a Mother.

Relembro que a Natureza, também ela é Mãe.

 

 

The Hill

The Hill

The Hill

This geological formation stands out in the landscape, between the green grass and the trees.

Esta formação geológica destaca-se na paisagem, por entre a vegetação verde e as árvores.

Maceira, Torres Vedras, Portugal

 

Glistening Sunset – Rio Alcabrichel

Glistening Sunset – Rio Alcabrichel

Glistening Sunset – Rio Alcabrichel

The river (Rio Alcabrichel) flooded the road, providing rare conditions which gave an amazing new perspective of the place. The silhouettes of the hills and the tree were reflected on the water along with the colours of the sunset.

O Rio Alcabrichel inundou a estrada, proporcionando condições incomuns que deram uma nova e espetacular perspetiva deste local. As silhuetas dos montes e do pinheiro refletiram-se na água juntamente com as cores do pôr-do-sol.

 

Reflections – Rio Alcabrichel
Reflections – Rio Alcabrichel

 

 

Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

I was driving home and I saw this light pillar (sun pillar) on the horizon, unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera so I photographed it with my cell phone. It was visible for more than 30 minutes and after the sunset the light turned red and pink.

Eu estava a conduzir para casa e vi este pilar de luz no horizonte, infelizmente eu não tinha a minha câmara, então fotografei com o meu telemóvel. Foi visível por mais de 30 minutos e após o pôr-do-sol a luz ficou vermelha e rosa.

 

Lourinhã, Portugal

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Cloudy Sunset

Praia de Santa Rita
Praia de Santa Rita
Sunset
Sunset
Clouds and Foam
Clouds and Foam
Clouds
Clouds

 

Cloudy Sunset

A cold evening with a cloudy sunset.

Um entardecer gélido com um pôr-do-sol nublado.

Praia de Santa Rita – Torres Vedras – Portugal

 

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze

The sea breeze comes with its distinctive aroma that makes us remind the days at the beach and the beautiful sunsets.

A brisa do mar vem com o seu aroma característico que nos faz lembrar os dias na praia e os fantásticos pores-do-sol.

 

 

Sunbeams

Sunbeams

Sunbeams

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.”

Pablo Picasso

 

“Há pessoas que transformam o sol numa simples mancha amarela, mas há aquelas que fazem de uma simples mancha amarela o próprio sol.”

Pablo Picasso

Shy Spring Sundown

Shy Spring Sundown - Porto Novo

Shy Spring Sundown

On a cold shadowy afternoon, I decided to go to Porto Novo beach and I was surprised by the faint yellow shines reflecting on the foam, making this unusual scenery.

Numa tarde fria e pouco luminosa, decidi passar pela Praia de Porto Novo e fui surpreendido por ténues brilhos amarelos que se refletiam na espuma das ondas, dando origem a este invulgar cenário.

 

 

Winter at Santa Rita – Real Mirror

Winter at Santa Rita

Winter at Santa Rita

Moments like these turn a common landscape into a masterpiece. Those are rare and fleeting, but when this conditions meet it is a great pleasure to be able to enjoy them and to photograph.

São momentos como este que tornam uma paisagem habitual numa obra de arte. São raros e fugazes, mas, quando estas condições se reúnem é um grande prazer poder apreciá-las e registá-las.

 

Real Mirror
Real Mirror

White Sea

White Sea

White Sea

Lately, the rough sea prevails for weeks turning the beach into a compact and washed sand. The white foam contrasts with the dark colour of the sand.

Nos últimos tempos, a forte agitação marítima prolongou-se por várias semanas tornando a praia num areal compactado e lavado. A espuma na rebentação das ondas contrasta com a cor da areia escurecida.

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Colonies of mushrooms quickly sprout from the moist moss. They are beautiful but they last little.

Irrompem rapidamente no húmido musgo colonias de cogumelos. São bonitos mas duram pouquíssimo tempo.

 

 

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Inspirado pela fotografia? Compre a impressão fine art de alta qualidade em tela na minha loja!

 

Sunset

SunsetSunset

“Time is the moving image of reality.”
Plato

 

“O tempo é a imagem móvel da eternidade imóvel.”
Platão

 

The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain

Morning mist brings the moist air from the coast transform the landscape seen from the top of the mountain.

Neblinas matinais que trazem o ar carregado de humidade vindo da costa transformam a paisagem vista do alto da montanha.