Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Aveiro

Back to the weekly photo challenge.

I moved from the Portuguese countryside to the coast (Aveiro) 8 years ago, where the exploitation of salt is part of the region’s history. After all this years living here I still find the salt pans fascinating! The sunset here is gorgeous.

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Em ti falamos e diremos mais 
A todo o mundo todos os mortais 
Que tens palheiros e montes de sal 
Tens Moliceiros pelos teus canais 
Ainda és a Veneza de Portugal
Aguas que a ria levou para o mar
São lágrimas de uma flor
Braços de ria para te abraçar
Tricana cheia de amor
Aveiro dos estudantes
Vidas cintilantes 
Não vamos esquecer
Que seremos teus amantes
Até morrer
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Aveiro

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

In the Background: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables. Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or — as in the example above — the foreground, the center of attention.

Oviedo, Spain 2013
Oviedo, Spain 2013
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background