In about 15 hours, I’ll be trading the comfort of my home for 4 hours on the road, heading north to Serra da Estrela Natural Park¬†(which translates to start mountain range). During the weekend, Imaginature 2017, will be taking place in Manteigas, deep in the glaciar valley. Being one of my favorite landscape photography destinations in Portugal, I can’t waste the opportunity to try to capture some images. Hence the early start of the day. The objective is arriving the first location well before sunrise (which by the way occurs earlier on altitude): Vale de Rossim. I will be posting details of the trip as I go along on Instagram (ruimphoto) and twitter (@ruimphoto #estrelatrip). Full report after getting back ūüôā




Taking advantage of the IMAGINATURE ( , an event dedicated to the landscape photography, I will visit some of the iconic spots of this park. It will be a tough adventure with little sleep, trying to make the most of this amazing location. Stay tuned for the updates.

TravelAround: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Ireland has always been one of those youth dream destinations. If you were born in the 70s or the 80s, you are more than certain to have influences from this northern sea country: I lived most of my high school and college with U2 as a soundtrack, while drinking Guinness or Jameson when with friends. Belfast, is the Northern…

TravelAround: Malmö, Sweden

Malm√∂¬†is the capital city of the Scania district, in the southern part of Sweden. With a population of approximately 300.000 inhabitants, Malm√∂ is the third largest city in Sweden and the fifth of Scandinavia. ¬†Once a big industrial area, Malm√∂ struggled with the adaptation to the post-industrialism. The construction of the √ėresund Bridge, brought a new life to the region,…

TravelAround: Copenhagen, Denmark [#pitstop]

While travelling to Sweden, I had the opportunity¬†to go for a quick visit to Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark. Making the quick visit of no more than 3 hours, proved to be a worthwhile investment.¬†The Sun was out, although the wind made¬†the¬†experience a bit uncomfortable. From CPH (Copenhagen airport), it takes 12 minutes to reach Central Station, located at Copenhagen…

Cheap DIY solution for humidity-safe storage

If you are a lover of seascape photography, or love to be outside¬†shooting when the weather is rough (a.k.a. the landscape photographer’s favorite weather), you should consider having some sort of humidity-safe storage for your gear.¬†Of course you can throw in money at it, and buy a humidity controlled cabinet, but if you prefer spending cash in some other way,…

Continental Europe most western point: Cabo da Roca – Sunset session coming up!

  Cabo da¬†Roca is the¬†most western point of continental Europe. Located in Portugal, 30 km away from Lisboa, the capital city and at the base of the Sintra Mountain. ALERT: Before going any further, please do not take lightly the following disclosure: The location ¬†I am about to describe involves single tracts, fishermen trails and high cliffs. This is usually…

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