Algarve: Ferragudo in November

After endless rain, grey skies and gale force winds, the sun finally broke through and we had a wonderful sunny day.

The square at Ferragudo

The square at Ferragudo

Side street off main square - Ferragudo

Side street off main square – Ferragudo

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Treasure…

Our next assignment is treasure.

Walking along the deserted Canal beach in the Western Algarve, I stumbled across a pebble with some sort of an inscription.
Perhaps it was a geocache and behind the stone is hidden treasure.

Mystery Pebble at Canal Beach - Western Algarve

Mystery Pebble at Canal Beach – Western Algarve

If you are looking for a quiet beach off the tourist track Canal beach is well worth a visit.

 

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Glass

The next assignment is glass.

A mirror, view through glass, through sunglasses, a wine glass… ponderous! Now that’s a good idea. Wine!

Relaxing by the pool with a nice glass of wine

Relaxing by the pool with a nice glass of wine

In this picture I attempted not only to capture the image of glass but also the lifestyle.

Today we were asked to:

Tip: How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?

Look through.
Look between.
Find an unconventional surface.
Experiment with your flash both on and off.
Place a glass object against a totally white background.
Shine an artificial light source on it.

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Landscape

The next assignment in the WordPress101 Challenge is Landscape. Today we were asked to

Out in the country - Aljezur

Out in the country – Aljezur

Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole — rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star

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Swarm

The next, and most difficult theme in the WordPress
Photography101 challenge, is swarm. We don’t have swarms of people, and it’s not the right season for swarms of insects.

Genetically Modified Ants in Portugal

Genetically Modified Ants in Portugal

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A ‘Moment’ Between the Showers!

The next WordPress Photo 101 theme ismoment. As it’s been raining almost non stop here in Portugal, I caught a ‘moment’ when the last rays of the sun disappeared behind yet another storm cloud. Which just goes to prove if you look hard enough: every cloud has a silver lining!

Every cloud has a silver lining

Every cloud has a silver lining

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Architecture

Today’s WordPress Photo101 Challenge is architecture.

Church in Lisbon

Church in Lisbon

There’s not much in the way of exciting modern architecture where I live, so I’ve chosen a photograph of an old church that has stood for centuries.

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