Cape Roca Portugal

April 22, 2015

Malhada do Louriçal Pano

Carlos Dias
Summary AuthorCarlos Dias

Cape Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Europe and is one of my favorite spots for photography. In the 16th century, Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes described Cape Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins." Located within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, the cape features several towering cliffs, about 330 ft in height (100 m), plus a number of small beaches. Shown above is a panorama of Malhada do Lourical Beach, here imaged in full moonlight (the Moon is behind the outcrops at left) on March 16, 2015. Note Orion at top center.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i; Lens: 11-16mm; Focal Length: 11mm; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 20.000 s; ISO equiv: 800; Panorama contains 13 vertical shots blended with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Windows).