Went a little full-spectrum crazy today, 12 August 2022

Out early in Meco this morning for some IR with the modified Lumix  and the Urth IR filter. However, I decided to dispense with the filter and just go ‘commando’. These full-spectrum shots came out really nice. I think I need to fiddle with the colour channels to get more of an ‘aerochrome’ look (andContinue reading “Went a little full-spectrum crazy today, 12 August 2022”

A few random images of the beach, 10 August 2022

We’ve been busy these past few days. After all, those tans won’t create themselves. It takes effort. Anyhow, here are a few random images from the past few days. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2022/08/a-few-random-images-of-beach-09-august.html

When a plan doesn’t quite come together, 08 August 2022

After a mixed start the sun came out and I took the chance to pop out to revisit a few places in Fetais near Meco with the full-spectrum Lumix  and the Urth IR filter. Unfortunately, as soon as I went out the clouds rolled in leaving a hazy and  cloudy day. Still, I persisted andContinue reading “When a plan doesn’t quite come together, 08 August 2022”

Hidden from the world, 07 August 2022

Tucked away half way up the cliff we traverse to get to the beach, and camouflaged against potential threats and also it’s prey, is this magnificent beast. I have no idea what species it is, but isn’t it wonderful? Every day for the past week and a half, at least, I’ve been trying to getContinue reading “Hidden from the world, 07 August 2022”

A little experimentation with image stacking, 1 August 2022

As planned over the weekend, on Monday I wanted to take the Olympus Pen mirrorless to the beach and try a little image stacking, making multiple exposures on a single frame. This is possible on the Olympus with the Experimental Lens Kit, which I had bought specifically for this technique. By setting the shutter speedContinue reading “A little experimentation with image stacking, 1 August 2022”

Lost Street Art by Dalaiama in the aldeia do Meco, 1 August 2022

Lost Street Art by Dalaiama in the aldeia do Meco, 1 August 2022 I was saddened to discover that one of my favourite pieces of street art in Meco, by the artist Dalaiama had been permanently lost following the destruction of the building on which it had been painted. Thankfully other examples of his workContinue reading “Lost Street Art by Dalaiama in the aldeia do Meco, 1 August 2022”

A foggy start to the day, 1 August 2022

After a glorious week, we woke up Monday morning to a really thick fog. The area around Meco exists as a microclimate, and while the rest of the country was basking (!?) in up to 40°C heat here it did not get much over the mid twenties Celsius. However, it was a grand opportunity toContinue reading “A foggy start to the day, 1 August 2022”

A little pole-arity in Meco (and some unexpected street art), 31 July 2022

The plan was to show some infrared appreciation of an ivy enveloped electricity pole in Meco, but at the same time I came across some unusual street art. I’m not sure what these hearts, by an artist known as ‘Deriva’ are intended represent, but I hope to find more this year in my journey aroundContinue reading “A little pole-arity in Meco (and some unexpected street art), 31 July 2022”

Finally the wind died down, 30 July 2022

After a few frustrating days, the wind died down and my plan to take the full spectrum Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 and the Urth 720nm Infrared filter to the beach was a possibility.  Thankfully, the early afternoon sun made the trees glow in the sunlight and the photographs of our walk to the beach exceeded myContinue reading “Finally the wind died down, 30 July 2022”

Late afternoon in the woods, 26 July 2022

The original plan was to take the full spectrum Lumix and the Urth 720nm Infrared filter to the beach, but it was so windy I didn’t want to take any risks with the camera, I’ve already cleaned out one large grain of sand from the sensor and I didn’t want to go through that experienceContinue reading “Late afternoon in the woods, 26 July 2022”

Liminal space on the beach, 26 July 2022

“A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition …” Today I thought I would explore liminal spaces, specifically that moment between a sandy beach and the moment immediately preceding the next wave coming in. I came across a couple of objects that had beenContinue reading “Liminal space on the beach, 26 July 2022”

Ferias 2022: Day 0, 25 July 2022

We’re off on our annual pilgrimage to Meco. After a casual and uneventful journey we arrived at our holiday home before resting and heading out for a bite to eat at the best restaurant in Alfarim, the Tasca do Marcio. #coast, #coastline, #landscape, #bridhe, #nature, #old, #portugal, #portuguese, #sea, #lisboa, #street, #town, #traditional, #travel, #village,Continue reading “Ferias 2022: Day 0, 25 July 2022”