Author: Jim

  • Coupeville

    Coupeville

    Coupeville is in Washington, not Portugal, so as promised last week this is a post-Iberian post. During the photo workshop on Whidbey Island last fall, we made several visits to the area by the Coupeville pier, both morning and evening. It was definitely pretty, but I would not say that it was an easy place…

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  • Portugal a Posteriori

    Portugal a Posteriori

    Well, this is the twelfth and final post about my trip to Portugal’s Silver Coast. I figured that this was a good chance to sneak in a few pictures that I didn’t have space for the last few weeks. The first three are all architectural images using the PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED wide-angle tilt-shift…

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  • A Day in Óbidos

    A Day in Óbidos

    Well, a little over four hours, at any rate. The walled city of Óbidos is definitely the sort of place that I enjoy taking pictures! With the narrow cobbled streets and the suffering paint on the walls, there was an abundance of subject matter that appealed to me. The heavily-overgrown vines in the image above…

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  • Sea Stacks Aplenty

    Sea Stacks Aplenty

    This week we feature images from a few more locations along the beautiful coastline of Portugal. The Atlantic ocean ruthlessly pounds the cliffs; for a time, sea stacks like the one above endure, but eventually they will succumb like untold others before them. As mentioned in previous posts, I can only imagine the violent scene…

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  • Stratigraphic Seascapes

    Stratigraphic Seascapes

    In addition to lots of beaches, Portugal’s Silver Coast has amazing rocks and cliffs. There is great variety in the geology which makes for a great variety of photographic possibilities. The dramatic angled layers of rock in this location were particularly special, however, and they were such a group favorite that we returned a few…

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  • More Silver Coast Beaches

    More Silver Coast Beaches

    This is going to be my last post featuring beaches in Portugal, and since I am tired tonight, I am going to try to keep my commentary on the images brief. Starting with the image above, I took a fair number of pictures of this rock, which to me looks like the head of a…

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  • Another Golden Day on the Silver Coast

    Another Golden Day on the Silver Coast

    Despite it being the back half of November, we were largely cursed with beautiful weather in Portugal. I say “cursed” because in most respects featureless blue skies are challenging to deal with as a landscape photographer. It is generally a lot easier to exploit a parade of interesting clouds that continually migrate across the sky.…

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  • New Book Released!

    New Book Released!

    After more than a year’s effort, my new book, About a Week in Santorini, has just been released and is now available for purchase. The book measures 10″ wide by 8″ tall and features 129 images of Santorini’s architecture and scenery, each on its own page. While a few of the images appeared in my…

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  • Nazaré Beaches

    Nazaré Beaches

    As promised, this week our blog is back at the beach. The first series of five photographs are from around sunset at the same beach as the giant waves, just taken from down on the sand rather than from up on the cliffs. It was overcast and the light was fading, so the images as…

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  • Nazaré Windows

    Nazaré Windows

    When I started collecting images for this post, my initial thought was to have an assortment of “Nazaré” photos—doors, windows, streets, looking down on the town from up on the cliffs, etc.—but I rapidly decided I really had too much material to fit that much in a single post. Today’s problem will be a benefit…

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