Twilight at Cape St. Vincent
Cape St. Vincent is the southwesternmost point in Portugal, and of Europe. It forms the southwestern end of the E9 European Coastal Path, which runs for 5000 km (3125 miles) to Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia. Approximately six kilometers from the village of Sagres, the cape is a landmark for a ship traveling to or from the Mediterranean. The cliffs rise nearly vertically from the Atlantic to a height of 75 meters. The cape is a site of exuberant marine life and a high concentration of birds nesting on the cliffs, such as the rare Bonelli's eagle, peregrine falcons, kites, rock thrushes, rock pigeons, storks and herons.
The lighthouse, guarding one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, is among the most powerful in Europe; its two 1000-watt lamps can be seen as far as 60 kilometers away.
Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8
8 exposures ranging from 1/5 to 30s
Shots merged in Enfuse
Tripod with remote shutter
PP with Nik Color Efex Pro
Bonus: gusting winds that nearly blew me and my equipment off the cliff
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