As already reported in the first part of this Portugal series, Christina and I also explored some new places for us this year. Especially in the regions that are a little further away from Sagres and were less suitable for our workshop from there.
However, as we are considering splitting the locations during the workshop in future, we also explored beaches on the edge of the Algarve. Especially around Faro, in Aljezur and in Alentejo, the latter of which is just above the Algarve.
We came across many great spots and wonderful beaches. Compared to a normal beach in the Netherlands, for example, all the beaches there are actually beautiful, and many of them are deserted in winter. We certainly visited more than 30 beaches and many great coastlines. I had simply researched these using Google Maps satellite view, which today reveals many crucial details about a bay or a beach. You also come across many unknown places this way.
At least 20 of them were easily accessible and we both liked them, but not all of them are photogenic. In this series, I'll show you 10 of these places. I was particularly lucky with the weather at the top 5 and was able to get some decent shots on my first attempt 😉
This certainly won't be the last time we spend the turn of the year there - the country inspires us, as does the entire Atlantic side of the Iberian Peninsula, both in Spain and Portugal.
Next, there will be a gallery update on the blog around mid-February and then at the end of February I will show a few impressions from the deep snow, where I have already been able to capture some beautiful light moods.
Have fun with the pictures from the south 👋
I hope you enjoyed the series 🖐