Feast your eyes in one of the most amazing piers in the whole world, and I can consider myself a very lucky man because it is right here in my amazing country!
There she stands, waiting for another day of work, just moving her body as if she was dancing with the calm waters of the estuary, his partner for life!There she is, moored to the pier, waiting for her to be released so she can wander with her date. She's Variadinha!I just stand there and watch how she, yearning for that freedom, seems so quiet standing there!!Have I told you how I love this place?The Carrasqueira palafitic pier recently got a renovation in its piles and platform for a substantial increase in its safety.An event that for me, as a photographer, was bad news at the same time that I totally understand the need for it so those who work there every day can do it better!Divided feelings!!
In an ever faster, each day more blurred world, in which we unknowingly enter, assuring ourselves that we don't do it unintentionally, but only because we want and when we want.It is with even with greater certainty that we believe that all this speed will stop at the moment we want.But we don't really want it, do we?And it is when, looking at this old pier, once offering us a way, I feel it today devoid of certainties and will. I try, I indeed try, but behold, the mobile phone vibrated, and without my wanting, I actually go back inside.
Landscape PHOTOGRAPHY is about stoic, stable tripods.But look at those trembling boats challenging that stability and making you wonder how they keep floating and smoothly waving with the water as you compose your frame!Sometimes I just forget to take the picture as I stay looking at the boats!
Another day would be soon coming to an end,Boats that early went out and now came back with their sun-grubby fishermen. And they, tired, would be returning to their homes after another day at work.The tide has raised up, down, and up again. At the same time, on the horizon, the clouds passed going from shapes, or more abstract, or more available to a good imagination to give them an object into which they quickly would become!Colour tones that had changed, giving the old pier different landscapes to contemplate at every moment of the day.Curious people and photographers who passed by and waited for the moment, waited for the end of the day, waiting for the purpose of this journey when our beautiful Sun would set!And the Sun did it, bringing to everything an unspeakable beauty!And I, I was there, with all the luck in the world, able to see it and dream about it!And it is tired, trodden and worn, that the old wooden pier stands there and everything watches!
This place is just fantastic. Please, just do it and then go eat in some near Restaurant!! Truly recommend to do this!! Enjoy Photography!