Long exposure on the Rio Nava

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 18:29
The Rio Nava flows through the pilgrimage site Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, whose tributaries with their moss-covered stones offer beautiful motifs for long-term exposures. But some manual work was also necessary here, as autumn had already left many traces in the form of withered leaves and fall wood. It was worth it to expose the beautiful mosses, who were certainly happy about this photo project.

Long exposure at the "Ponte do Nava"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 17:56
An impressive way of the cross leads from the former camelite monastery and today's pousada Mosteiro Amares to the pilgrimage site of Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia. The beautiful pilgrim cities between mountains also show the origins of the Cistercian monastery in Portugal. Fed by many tributaries, the "Rio Nava" rises here and the swirling waters with their moss-covered stones, the waterfalls or a round bridge, the Ponte do Rio Nava, offer very beautiful motifs for long exposure.

The Barra lighthouse

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/27/2019 - 18:57

The Farol da Barra lighthouse is the highest in Portugal and one of the tallest in Europe. In Barra, where in addition to ancient fishing art, various water sports such as Kitesurfing can be practiced, the 19th century lighthouse rises more than 60m above sea level. Prior to its inauguration in 1893, ships from this area were frequently deceived because the land in the area is very flat and falsely gives the impression of being far away. Since its completion, the Farol da B


Dinosaurs and pilgrims

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:45

The Cabo Espichel is located at the end of the southwestern headland of the Setubál peninsula. Since 1430 there is a lighthouse at Cabo Espichel (modernized in 1790), the red-white, 32-meter-high tower of Farol do Cabo Espichel. Its light extends almost 50 km out to the sea and has already saved some sailors from capsizing at the wild cape of the Costa Azul.


Streetart in Portugal

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:45

Portugal and the ocean are part of it, and so maritime motifs in street art are found to fit even when they appear on ruins under high voltage power lines. The fish chosen here as the lead (unfortunately without a recognizable signature) belongs in this category and we were able to look at this beautiful picture just before a highway entrance near Aveiro.


Kitesurfing in Barra

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 11/17/2019 - 18:30
Portugal's north has impressive beaches near Aveiro. The flat wide sandy coast of Barra is ideal for kitesurfing and in good weather conditions you can see the surfers fly over the waves. The city has an impressive lighthouse. In the nearby town of Costa Nova, it is then more contemplative - the colorful houses of the side streets and the equally colorful but striped houses of the promenade have always been a magnet for tourists.