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Landscapes of Algarve, Portugal

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Matt Everglade, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Hallo,

    today I'd like to show some of my pictures I have taken during my last holiday in Portugal (Algarve).

    We stayed in Albufeira and nearby we found a nice coastal beach called Praia de Falesia. We spent several sunsets there...
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    SAM_4965 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_5001 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_5509 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    This is one of my favourite shots... Simple, but interesting...
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    SAM_4966 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Another spot in Albufeaira itself gave us a nice opportunity to shoot some nice macro shots at sunrise:
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    SAM_5070 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_5556 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    We found a third spot a bit out of Albufeira:
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    SAM_5143 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_1198 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo in Tavira on our way to Mertola.
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    SAM_1179 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Mertola is a quite nice city, but it was raining a bit too much.
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    SAM_5102 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    The small villages in Portugal gave us a special feeling.
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    SAM_1168 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    At our last night I tried my first star trails photo(s).
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    Star trails: first attempt von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    We also visited the west coast, but had some heavy rainfalls.
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    SAM_4797 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_4787 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    The four gulls von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    We also made some shorter and a longer hike. We found some very interesting photo opportunities in the Monchique area:
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    SAM_1198 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    And finally a hike at a place called "Seven sources":
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    SAM_5337 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    We also hunted some ants there:
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    SAM_5380 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    You can find more pictures in my Portugal Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66554556@N02/sets/72157643483655784/

    I'd like to say a big thank you to the SC user lcsolla who provided us with good information about the Algarve in advance.

    Kind regards,
    Matt
     

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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Very nice indeed :)
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    An impressive collection.
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    What a brilliant set of images!! Looks like a great place to visit. Lots to photograph!
     
  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Very impressive indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos!
     
  6. rparmar

    rparmar SC Regular

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    Jul 12, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Fantastic work. Will be in Portugal myself this summer and very much looking forward to it.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh that series is just lovely! Very impressed with the closeups and macros, especially the ant and the tiny plant nearby. Well done!
     
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  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Fantastic series with great colours, Matt. I love the sense of isolation you're created with the lone figure walking on the beach, and the rock formation and bird silhouetted against the sunset.
     
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  9. Agree with the comments, such a lovely place to relax and recharge.
     
  10. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    I love Portugal, I've had the pleasure of doing a couple of roadtrips there. I must admit though that I do like the more mountainous areas of the north and Porto is one of my all time favourite cities. Lovely photos, I really like the sunsets :thumbup:

    Quick shot of somewhere in northern Portugal on the way to Porto:

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    and in Porto itself

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  11. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thanks a lot for all your nice feedback!

    Yes, I love that, too. Actually I hadn't realised that while shooting and was quite impressed after looking at those shots in Lightroom. Wasn't aware that this works out so good. The lone person on the beach is actually my favourite shot although it is one of the more simple shots. ;)

    That was luck. We were hunting them together as they were very very fast moving. I had like 15 shots afterwards and only one of it was really sharp. Luckily it was one of the more interesting shots and it had a little plant on it... sometimes it's just luck. ;)

    Actually we had only nine days and the rest of Portugal was not really close enough to drive there by car for a day. But your lovely images show, that there is something different to see and that I have to consider this for another journey.

    Matt
     
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  12. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

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    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
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