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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

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Location: Praia de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal

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Today was another rainy day in Porto. It’s no secret that I love sunshine, but when there’s no sun around, I go for the next best thing. Water is probably my second favourite thing after the sun. Originally I planned to save the beaches for a sunny day, but today I wanted a different experience, so I went over to the coast to visit the Atlantic Ocean. It most definitely has been a while. Last time I saw it was back in 2007 when I visited New York City during Spring Break. The following Spring Break, I was in Florida but I was on the other side, the Gulf of Mexico side, and while living in London, I visited Brighton but that’s the English Channel, so it most definitely has been a while since I’ve seen the Atlantic. I took Porto’s metro light rail all the way to Matosinhos. I got off at Matosinhos Sul and headed south to Praia de Matosinhos. The photo above explains perfectly the elements I was dealing with today. We had this misty rain all day long, slight wind, tons of fog. It was definitely challenging taking photos, holding an umbrella at the same time and wiping down the lens all day long. Oddly enough I had an amazing time! It was so trilling and exhilarating experiencing the powerful waves crashing onto the coast, it was an amazing experience. I do hope that this translates in some of my photos from today. I also took a couple of videos as well to explain it all better. I walked along the entire coast from Matosinhos to Foz do Douro, and then some. I finally jumped on one of Porto’s historic cable cars and rode into the city. I had an absolutely amazing day at all the beach. I can’t wait to share some of my photos with you. That’s all for now, Beijinhos e Boa Noite from Porto! 🙂

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