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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.



Nikon D700

Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8

24 mm

ISO 1600



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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Taken on April 3, 2011