“Evening Architectural Glow” : Porto, Portugal, 8th September 2011
All photographers know that there two times in the day when nature supplies her best tones: shortly after sunrise, and shortly before sunset.
Alas, for people like me who can never willingly get up earlier than ten in the morning, only the latter is available, but I certainly know how to make the best of it.
I’d just arrived in Porto, Portugal’s second city, and after unpacking in my hotel just had time for a quick evening reconnaissance.
Of course I got lost, and found myself on a long street heading in what turned out to be altogether the wrong direction, but as the sun was pouring her last rays of the day onto the tops of the houses on the left side of the street, I looked up and saw these deliciously warm shades contrasted with the deep blue of the summer sky.
It’s good that I managed to get a few such shots in, as the next few days consisted of haze and rain for the most part…
A larger version of this photo can be seen here.