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"Resistance" | Dettifoss Waterfall, Iceland | After spending several hours in Godafoss, and trying to resist the impulse to stay there all day in sensory ecstasy, I decided to leave this spot if I still wanted to witness from up close the power of the waterfall with the strongest water flow of all Europe: Dettifoss. We arrived to Dettifoss right before sunset, with rain still pouring strongly, and rushed to the top of the waterfall. As the place is incredibly remote, and there was strong rain and cold weather, there was no other human being there besides us! The sky was totally covered in dense dark clouds but, once more, the beauty of the location would be worth for itself, not needing any exquisite sunset lights.
After doing some long exposures between 5 and 10 seconds, again following the usual constant 7filter cleaning and camera drying routine, I ended up choosing this image for publication. This shot was made right at the edge of the fall, but I could not resist shooting from this spot, putting my tripod right on the ledge of the 45 meter fall. This was the only way I would be able to do a vertical image where I would be able to show the whole height of the waterfall, and still be able to capture the only surviving plants in that area.
Technical data: Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm at 10mm | Exposure: 5 seconds
| Aperture: f/9 | ISO: 200 | 3 stops soft ND Grad Nisi | Wireless remote shutter | Tripod
1 mês atrás
"The Pinnacle" | Ursa Beach, Sintra, Portugal | Reaching for new grounds, new opportunities, new cycles. Rather than struggling for the peak, and running out of oxygen amidst the rush, perhaps it's better to sit and just contemplate, learning its ways and its mysteries, until your eyes and soul can be at peace with it, and finally be it.
Shot during my first trip to the amazing and fortunately difficult to reach Praia da Ursa, some years ago. This place has been voted by a renown magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and I have to agree. Even though the weather wasn't good at all for photography, this place just left me astounded with it's sheer energy and power. Not easy at all to shoot this place under harsh light conditions, so I had to resort to different angles, and play with the available light. This was a tricky image to properly expose, but the ND filters made it possible.
Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm | Exposure: 2 seconds | Aperture: f9.5 | ISO: 200 | 4 stops full ND, 3 stops soft ND Grad Nisi | Tripod | Remote shutter
1 mês atrás
"Eternal" | A gorgeous rock formation in a famous Portuguese beach, erupting right in the middle of the wild shorebreak, showing us the eternal sculpting of the earth by the elements.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach, Portugal
Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm, Exposure: 30 seconds, Aperture: f/11, ISO: 100, 4 stops Full ND + 3 stop ND Grad Nisi , Tripod FLM , Wireless remote shutter, Manual Focus
1 mês atrás
BIG announcement! 🥰I cannot believe that two of my dearest photographs have been chosen to be displayed on the Visionary Art Museum of the largest Psychedelic festival in the world, Bom Festival, with 40k attendees from 177 countries!
The chosen images were "The Forgotten" and "Tales of Wolves and Light".
First of all, this is quite a breakthrough for photography, as visionary art usually exclusively focuses on illustration, painting, sculpture and digital art/video.
“Visionary Art” definition is broad, but it often carries themes of spiritual, mystical or inner awareness.
Many people here don’t know that, besides being a nature photographer, storyteller and psychiatrist, I am also one of the Co-Founders of "Liminal Minds", the first Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Center in Portugal.
I also have a very strong emotional connection with Boom Festival, which I attended for the first time in 2014, being absolutely amazed with the cultural richness of what I witnessed, a festival which went way beyond all pre-conceived notions of psychedelic festivals.
I have been a big fan of the psychedelic culture and psychedelic renaissance for many years, both in the therapeutic and cultural field, and this has strongly influenced most of my photography work over the years. All my images have a deep embedded concept and associated story, often dealing with the relationship between Humankind and Nature. “conservation”, “ecology”, “existentialism”, “awareness”, “spirituality” and “contemplation” are some of the most important themes I try to convey in my images.
I am thus a firm believer that the "psychedelic" concept and "visionary art" concept can and should transcend its usual aesthetic boundaries, embracing all art forms, including photography. Through the use of long exposure techniques, endless search for the best light and immersive composites, along with very careful editing, I always try that my images embody aesthetic and conceptual aspects of transcendence, bridging reality with dream, allowing the viewer to "travel" and expand his consciousness.
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2 meses atrás
"The Doubt" | Choose wisely, and never forget to leave some space for the soul to breathe...
Shot in the gorgeous and unique Carrasqueira Palafite Pier in Portugal.
2 meses atrás
"Sublimation" | With the unique ability of being at the same time one of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland, as well as certainly the most elegant, Skogafoss is one of the best examples of natural sublimation, where the thunderous water is surprisingly transformed into a smooth flowing river. I felt I could witness this place for days on end, and never get tired of doing it.
This is probably my favourite waterfall in Iceland, due to the simple fact that you can be right next to the area where that massive amount of water fall on the ground. You can feel the huge amount of water spray dozens of meters before reaching the waterfall, and when you finally get really near... well... it's absolute water hell! Imagine the heaviest rainfall you can... now imagine it coming from every single direction... now imagine the thunderous sound of the water crushing the rocky ground... now feel that unique and pervasive tingling sensation of being near something that just feels too big and powerful, making you feel tiny, microscopic, insignificant, but whole...