Thursday, 21 January 2010

A home of a mussels catcher

A story behind: Monday´s afternoon started with dark cloud cover. I drove to Murtosa village and left my car where the road ended. After weeks and weeks of rain the whole delta of Vouga river was pretty much flooded. I wandered along the canals of the braided delta quite some time looking for a nice spot. The fishermen were coming back from the sea. I waited. They say that hope is a mother of fools. Maybe it´s true but that day the things worked for me very well. I spotted a wooden shag that belonged to one of the mussels catchers. The wind stopped blowing allowing clear mirror-like reflections in the water.

: Delta of the Vouga river, Portugal ( google map )

Gear: Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20 mm, tripod, remote control
Post-processing: RAW to Tiff, white balance, sharp.
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO: 100

Date Taken: Jan 18, 2010, 16:19



enchocolatte said...

Zastanawiam się Maćku czy fotografia to Twój zawód czy hobby?
U Ciebie nawet zwykła "rybacka" chata wygląda magicznie!

Ewa said...


Anonymous said...

@enchocolatte - jestem lekko doswiadczonym amatorem poslugujacym sie sprzetem typowo amatorskim.
Dziekuje za odwiedziny i pozdrawiam serdecznie.
@ewa: podziekowania i uklony


Wojciech Puchajda (Sz@kal) said...

Dla mnie super!

Delie said...

Piękne. Ale piękne inaczej niż zdjęcia kościła, czy plaży. Statyczne i dramatyczne.

piotr said...

Perfect touches of green, blue, honey-yellow, white and red even play nicely with overall brown colour of this timber shed. Very picteresque. Are you sure, the owner of that shed was a mussels catcher only? Funny thing is, that we just saw a thriller yesterday, called "The Hide", where the birdwatcher was hiding in a shed like this to peep at rare waterbirds. It looked more like the shed mirrored in the water pane. A bit of advice for you though... keep reasonable distance from these sheds, you never know who's hiding in it ;)

Maciek said...

@Wojciech i @delie - podziękowania za wizytę i mile słowa.

@Piotr: Now you really made me feel scared ! Portugal and its coastal regions are famous for being one of the well established drug routes to Europe. That shed could perfectly be one of these drug safe houses. :))
Just jokin`.