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Location: This is the Ursa beach located near Cabo da Roca (the western most point of Europe) which is only about 35 kilometers west of Lisbon, however, a pretty strenuous hike is required to reach the beach.

About the Photo: Well, again I have Luis Afonso to thank for this photo, and not just because he drove me to this beach. He lent me his tripod for this photo. My tripod broke just as I was beginning to fold it up to leave the beach. Thankfully it lasted for the entire two-week trip to Europe and didn't decide to break until the sun had set on the very last day of my trip. When I showed Luis what happened he insisted that I use his tripod. I tried to tell him that it was okay because I was done taking pictures anyway. Then I had an idea for one more photo and decided to go ahead and borrow his tripod. It was kind of hard to get used to his 3-way pan/tilt, because my tripod just has a simple ball head. I finally got the tripod in position and then waited for the waves to wash up over the sand so I could get a reflection of the Ursa. Luis told me that I had to upload this photo in exchange for lending me his tripod, so here it is. :-)

To Luis: You were right about the exposure. It was too dark. I had to lighten the RAW file by an entire stop, which caused it to have a lot of noise.

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