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Guincho Beach (in Cascais, Portugal) with sand, rocks and waves. In the background can be seen the Atlantic Ocean and two windsurfers (to the left)
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 14mm, ISO 200, f/11 and 1/400 sec
Ruins of abandoned house near Fortaleza in Brazil. Flowers and cactuses in front of the brick wall.
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 16mm, ISO 200, f/11 and 1/250 sec. Converted to Black and White in Photoshop.
Fortaleza (Portuguese pronunciation: [foʁtaˈlezɐ], Fortress) is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. With a population close to 2.3 million (metropolitan region over 3.4 million), Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil. It has an area of 313 square kilometres (121 sq mi) and the highest demographic density in the country (8,001 per km²). To the north of the city lies the Atlantic Ocean; to the south are the municipalities of Pacatuba, Eusébio, Maracanaú and Itaitinga; to the east is the municipality of Aquiraz and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west is the municipality of Caucaia. Residents of the city are known as Fortalezenses. The current mayor is Roberto Cláudio, a doctor graduated at the Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza is one of the three leading cities in the Northeast region together with Recife and Salvador. The city will be one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Brazil is the host nation. (wikipedia)
From Dawn to Sunset at the Tropical Beach
Sunrise at tropical sandy beach (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 14mm, ISO 200, f/11 and 1/50sec
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Tropical sandy beach at sunset (near Fortaleza, Brazil)
Nikon D3X, Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at 14 mm, ISO 200, f/11 and 1/100sec
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Fortaleza has a typical tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with high temperatures and high relative humidity throughout the year. However, these conditions are usually relieved by pleasant winds blowing from the ocean. Average temperatures are not much different throughout the year. December and January are the warmest months, with a high of 31 °C (88 °F) and low of 25 °C (77 °F). The rainy season spans from February to May (locally called “winter” due to the rain, not the temperature), with rainfall particularly prodigious in March and April. with average annual temperature of 27 °C (81 °F). The relative humidity in the air in Fortaleza is 77% with average annual rainfall of 1,378.3 millimetres (54.26 in). Generally, Fortaleza is characterized by its hotness. The breeze during hot days is refreshing because wind speed in the city is generally typical of sea-side cities. The wind direction is from the sea towards the land, or from west towards east. This wind direction accompanied by ideal wind speed makes different wind activities like surfing and kite flying ideal activities in Fortaleza. (Wikipedia)
Colorful rocks in transparent water at the coastline of Western Norway (Sund, Golten) viewed through a polarizer to take away the reflections from the water surface.
Nikon D3X, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8G at 24mm, f/11, 1/20sec and ISO200 and a circular polarizer.
The polarizing filter used with most modern cameras is a circular polarizer. The first stage of the polarizer is a linear filter which filters out light that is linearly polarized in a specific direction. The second stage, for technical reasons related to the auto sensors within the camera, then circularly polarizes the light before it enters the camera. The polarizing filter has two applications in both color photography and black-and-white photography: it reduces reflections from some surfaces, and it can darken the sky. Light reflected from a non-metallic surface becomes polarized; this effect is maximum at Brewster’s angle, about 56° from the vertical (light reflected from metal is not polarized, due to the electromagnetic nature of light). A polarizer rotated to pass only light polarized in the direction perpendicular to the reflected light will absorb much of it. This absorption allows glare reflected from, for example, a body of water or a road to be much reduced. The benefits of polarizing filters are largely unaffected by the move to digital photography: while software post-processing can simulate many other types of filter, a photograph does not record the degree of polarization, so the optical effects of controlling polarization at the time of exposure cannot be replicated in software. (Wikipedia)