Being silent in the dark silent landscapes of Alentejo, right by the border with Spain, surrounded by all kinds of unidentifiable and ever growing animal sounds, where everything becomes so much larger than us. As soon as the eyes adapt to such intense darkness, a surreal dome of stars fills the sky, and the elusive Milky Way progressively appears near the horizon, slowly rotating as the night advances.
Even though the cold is slowly becoming too intense, winning the battle against the mupltiple layers of clothing, there’s a purpose in the persistence of the visit: to unveil what lies beneath the dark, and enter a world where elephants drink on top of bridges, stars become near confident neighboors, and light expands through every corner of our Universe.
Location: Elvas – Ajuda Bridge
Technical info: Sony a7R + Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8 | Aperture: f2.8 | Exposure: 30 seconds | ISO: 2000 | Focus: Manual Tripod: FLM CP30-XL Pro + CB38-FTR Ballhead | Nisi Night filter | Wireless remote shutter | Terrascape filter bag