Friday, 17 April 2009

Bad weather in Portugal. Winter strikes back ?

For the last two weeks continental Portugal has been continually hit by cold weather fronts coming from the northern Atlantic.
Far from normal spring weather conditions, it has been very rainy and cold ( with temperatures around 14 C ) with winds over 60 km/h. As the cold weather fronts sweep toward inland Portugal and Spain they produce more rain and snow in the mountains.

"One of the more counter-intuitive things for a photographer to do is leave their warm home in pursuit of a dramatic scene with bad weather".
Bad weather but still good conditions for photographers. Late afternoon, a rocky cost near Vila Nova Gaia, Portugal.

The low temperatures are going to stick around for some days ahead, accompanied by occasional flurries and cold winds.

It seems like continental Portugal is in for another taste of winter before the weather warms up for good.

Model: NIKON D80
Date/time: 2009-04-16 16:40:15
Shutter speed: 1 sec
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ND G 0.4, 0.6
F-stop: f/22

ISO: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Did not fire
Focal length: 12 mm
Lens: 10.0-20.0 mm


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